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India News on February 25, 2012

Building collapses in Hyderabad, three killed
Three persons were confirmed dead and one critically injured when a three-storey building collapsed here on Saturday. ANI

Will abide and duly respond to Election Commission directive: Jaiswal
Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Saturday said he would abide and duly respond to the Election Commission directive issued to him over his President's rule remark. ANI

Want to strengthen the Election Commission: Khurshid
Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said the government wants to strengthen the Election Commission by empowering it with more rights. ANI

U.S. has no objection to India's civil nuke programme: Envoy
U.S. Ambassador to India Peter Burleigh on Saturday said that Washington has no objection to India's civilian nuclear programmes. ANI

Press Council chief Katju reiterates that press freedom is curtailed in Bihar
Press Council of India chairman and former Supreme Court justice Markandey Katju on Saturday stuck to his earlier stand that press freedom is being curtailed in Bihar and in some other states. ANI

Uma Bharti finds SP, BSP core full of corruption and crime
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti on Saturday said the core elements of both Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party are filled with corruption and crime. ANI

Centre sends notice to anti-Kudankulam activist
The Central Government on Saturday sent a show cause notice to anti-nuclear activist Uday Kumar, and asked him to explain his links with a Sweden-funded NGO called IDEA. ANI

Delhi Govt. orders enquiry into alleged child abuse in city orphanages
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday said that her government has set up a commission of enquiry to look into issues related to abuse of children and the reported deaths of children at the unregistered children home Arya Anathalaya. ANI

Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary condemns Delhi assault incident
Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary on Saturday condemned last week's assault on a security officer of a five-star hotel here, saying that common people should behave this way. ANI

Moratorium on Bt Brinjal justified: Jairam Ramesh
Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh on Saturday defended his decision to put a moratorium on Bt Brinjal. ANI

Fishermen killings: Kerala Police begins inspection of Italian vessel
Police in Kerala Police, an Italian team and two experts have begun searching the Italian ship, Enrica Lexie, for weapons allegedly used by two naval guards in the killing of two fishermen on February 15. ANI

Karnataka housing scam: Case filed against Yeddyurappa
Karnataka Lokayukta Police filed a case against former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Saturday in connection with a Karnataka Housing Board allotment scam. ANI

CBI raids carried out across India over controversial BSNL-WiMax deal
The Central Bureau of Investigation was conducting raids across India on Saturday in connection with the controversial BSNL-WiMax deal. ANI

CBI conducts fresh raids in 23 places in Uttar Pradesh
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted fresh raids at 23 places across Uttar Pradesh on Saturday in connection with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam. ANI

23 hurt after villagers clash with security personnel in West Bengal village
At least 23 people, including 20 security personnel were injured after a clash at Salua near Kharagpur in West Bengal's West Midnapore district. ANI

Manmohan Singh expresses satisfaction with no polio case in India
Expressing satisfaction over India completing one year without reporting a single new case of polio, Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday said this had become possible because the coordination between the Central and State governments. ANI

For Sonia Gandhi, BJP, BSP, SP have track record of misgovernance and corruption
Criticizing opposition parties, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) have a track record of misgovernance and corruption. ANI

Madhavan Nair regrets Roddam Narasimha's resignation
Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief G Madhavan Nair has expressed his unhappiness over top scientist Roddam Narasimha's decision to resign. ANI

Congress is synonymous with corruption: Advani
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani has said that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government is synonymous with corruption. ANI

Mayawati blames UPA Govt. for lack of development in UP
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has blamed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for the lack of development work across the state. ANI

Former Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa continues to be controversial
The political tussle between the Congress party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka intensified, with both sides engaging in a fierce war of words over allegations of corruption against former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S.Yeddyurappa. ANI

Russia says it feels vindicated by Indian PM's latest statement on Kudankulam project
Russia's Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin has said that his country's stand on American non- government agencies (NGOs') stalling the 1000 megawatt Kudankulam project in Tamil Nadu has been vindicated by a statement made by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during an interview with a science magazine on Thursday. ANI

Kalamandir receives Master Brand and Retailer of the Year Award
Kalamandir South India’s favorite designer saree destination was awarded Retailer of the Year Award for excellence in traditional fashion and lifestyle retailing on 14th February, 2012 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai in an event organized by the Asia Retail Congress. Kalamandir also won the title “Master Brand” at the awards hosted by CMO Council and CMO Asia Business Wire India

Bhagwati Heritage Kamothe Navi Mumbai, Bhagwati Heritage Spacious Apartments -A Perfect Harmony of Comfort & Style
Bhagwati Group launches new residential project Bhagwati Heritage, which gives contemporary living experience with 2 BHK and 3 BHK spacious apartments. Bhagwati Heritage is located at Kamothe – Navi Mumbai, developed on beautiful landscape with spacious Houses with all ultra modern amenities Business Wire India

Akshar Elementa Wakad Pune Township of Exclusive Luxury Apartments, Elementa Wakad New Launch Project
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