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Bamboo bicycles launched in Manipur
Manipur has launched bicycles made out of bamboo in a bid to introduce green sensibility in the state. ANI

CPI-M deliberates on internal 'ideological and political weaknesses', Karat admits mistakes
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said party leaders have deliberated on Marxist ideological and political weaknesses at the state and national level. ANI

Mahatma Gandhi inspired Arab Spring, says Yemeni Nobel laureate Karman
Yemenese Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman said that Mahatma Gandhi has been an inspiration for Arab youth. ANI

Banks to operate full day tomorrow
In order to deal with inconvenience caused by three holidays this week, the Finance Ministry on Friday asked all public and private sector banks to operate full day on Saturday. ANI

Army prepared for any militant infiltration in Kashmir, says military top brass
Military top brass General Officer Commanding of XV Corps, Lieutenant General S A Hasnain on Friday said that due to the void created by the successful anti-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir, infiltration from across the LoC (Line of Control) is expected to gain momentum in the coming days as the Army is geared up to tackle any such eventuality. ANI

Rahul Gandhi meets UP Congress legislators, analyses cause of poll defeat
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday met party legislators from Uttar Pradesh to review the causes for the party's dismal performance in the recently concluded state assembly elections. ANI

BJP lashes at government over controversial letter by army chief to PM
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday lashed at the central government for deviating from the main issue of the letter written by Army Chief General Vijay Kumar Singh, mentioned that the arms possessed by the Indian military were obsolete. ANI

Commonwealth Games scams revived by BJP, attacks Congress
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday charged the Congress party of misappropriating funds meant for staging of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. ANI

Manipur to get its first IT Park
Manipur is all set to get its first Information Technology (IT) Park that will provide a thrust to IT industry in the region. ANI

Assam Rifles organizes medical camp at Moreh in Manipur for civilians
More than one thousand people visited a medical camp where free medical treatment and medicines were provided by the doctors of Assam Rifles and Rotary Club of Imphal, with specialisation in different fields. ANI

Jewellers hint at calling off strike after meeting with Pranab
Representatives of Jewellers associations on Friday hinted towards ending their 21-day strike after meeting the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. ANI

Maoists refuse to release kidnapped Italian, issue fresh 96-hour deadline to Odisha Government
Maoists have refused to release Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo and have issued a fresh 96-hour deadline to the Odisha Government to release seven jailed Naxals. ANI

Agnivesh lauds Patnaik's decision to release 27 Naxals
Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Friday said the decision to release 27 Maoists for securing the safe release of abducted Biju Janata Dal MLA and an Italian is a welcome step. ANI

Maoist Communist Party forces closure disrupts normal life in Imphal
Market places in Imphal wore a deserted look after Maoist Communist Party, one of the insurgent outfits of Manipur, called a bandh in the state. ANI

National Handloom Expo held at Imphal
A national level handloom expo was recently organized in Manipur to promote the handloom traditions of the northeast and create a wider market for the weavers. ANI

New border markets opened on India-Bangladesh border
After several rounds of discussions, both New Delhi and Dhaka have agreed to set up four more Border haats (markets) along the India-Bangladesh border. The proposed haats would be set up at Raghna and Kamalpur in northern Tripura, Kasba on the western side and Srinagar in southern Tripura. ANI

BJP-ruled states progressing well: Gadkari
A confident Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Friday said states ruled by the BJP, or its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition were showing signs of great progress. ANI

Many schools in Bihar lack adequate rooms, toilets and even teachers!
"The current age is the era of knowledge and not of weapons, and only through education and knowledge can one break out of the abject poverty". Wise words from Bihar's Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who believes that times have changed since his government took over: now is the time to pick up the pen and discover its power. ANI

Government scared of losing its ground in current democratic setup: Hazare
Taking a dig at the Central Government over failing to deal with corruption, social activist Anna Hazare said the former is scared of losing its ground in the current democratic setup. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee to meet protesting jewelers
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has convened a meeting with jewellery manufacturer representatives of major cities here today to address their concerns over the increase in import duty on gold and excise duty on unbranded jewellery in the Budget for 2012-13. ANI

“Shop till you Drop” on this Easter Weekend with“Roz Hoga Funday” Sale at
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