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Ram Jethmalani enters presidential race
In another twist to the presidential tail, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Jethmalani on Saturday launched himself in the race to the Raisina Hill. ANI

BJP core group meet: Decision on presidential candidate likely on Sunday
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) core group meeting here on Saturday threw no major surprises as the party decided to divulge its presidential candidate after the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) meet, scheduled for Sunday. ANI

BJP yet to decide on presidential candidate
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will "soon" decide the course of action on presidential candidature, BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here on Saturday. ANI

NDA meet to consider presidential poll on Sunday
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would meet here on Sunday to finalise its candidate for the presidential election. ANI

Mamata should support UPA, says Omar Abdullah
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah believes that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee should support the United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) presidential candidate and honour the alliance. ANI

Employees' protests enter fourth day in Srinagar
Agitated employees protested for the fourth consecutive day here on Saturday and alleged that the state government has failed to fulfill the promise made to them in connection with the regularization of services. ANI

Bangladesh High Commissioner meets Advani
Bangladeshi High Commissioner to India Tariq Ahmad Karim on Saturday met senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani to discuss various trade related issues and ongoing developmental programmes between the countries. ANI

Encroachments around Paplaj Mata temple anger villagers in Dausa
Villagers in Dausa district of Rajasthan state climbed atop mobile towers to protest against the failure of the local administration to remove the illegal encroachments around a temple premises on Saturday. ANI

P.K. Bansal confident of Pranab's election as President
Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Pawan Kumar Bansal on Saturday said that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) nominee for the president's post, Pranab Mukherjee will emerge victorious as all the major political parties are backing him. ANI

Support for Pranab as President gathers steam
Lawmaker and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday said that all political parties should unanimously elect Pranab Mukherjee as the next president of the country. ANI

Kalam as President choice of youth, says Subramanian Swamy
A day after Congress President Sonia Gandhi announced Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as the ruling alliance's choice for the coveted post, Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy said youth of the country want A.P.J Abdul Kalam to be the President of India. ANI

JD-U leader Tiwari pitches for Pranab as President
Janata Dal- United (JD-U) leader Shivanand Tiwari on Saturday said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee should be elected to the President's post with consensus. ANI

UPA Government insensitive to farmers' needs: Shivraj Singh
Demanding an immediate rollback of the unfair hike in the price of the fertilizers, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the Central Government was insensitive towards the needs of the farmers. ANI

32 killed in Maharashtra bus mishap
At least thirty-two pilgrims were killed and over 20 injured when their bus fell off a bridge in Maharashtra's Osmanabad District this morning. ANI

Mukherjee ideal candidate for president post: Congress (Re-issue: Mukherjee)
Congress spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi has hailed the decision of choosing Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as presidential candidate, saying he is the ideal choice for the coveted post. ANI

Citi Volunteers in India Commemorate Company’s 200th Anniversary on Annual Global Community Day
Citi reinforced its ongoing and long-standing commitment to supporting and nurturing communities by marking its 200th anniversary on Saturday, June 16 with its seventh annual Global Community Day Business Wire India

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Alkasa new residential project developed by Mantra and Majestique properties located at Mohamadwadi, Pune. Alkasa project is spread into 9 Acre area and offers 2BHK, 3BHK new modern design 400 apartments with sizes of 965 Sq ft and 1419 Sq ft and surrounded by large beautiful landscape garden Business Wire India

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