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Ranvir Sena chief's funeral in Patna turns violent
The funeral procession of slain Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh alias Mukhiya turned violent here on Saturday, as thousands of Singh's supporters set afire police outposts, private vehicles, attacked police personnel and mediapersons, besides blocking the busy Bailey Road for several hours. ANI

Doctors demand apology from Aamir Khan over Satyamev Jayate
Indian Medical Association (IMA) has come out in protest against Bollywood star Aamir Khan and his new television show 'Satyamev Jayate', and has demanded an apology from the actor for the latest episode of the show that recounted cases where doctors allegedly recommended patients to undergo surgeries while they were, in reality, suffering from minor illnesses. ANI

Manmohan Singh promises new national policy on science and technology by year-end
The central government is planning to frame and introduce a new national policy aimed at boosting science and technology, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh revealed here on Saturday. ANI

Antony calls for increased regional maritime security
Defence Minister A. K. Antony has called for enhanced maritime security to counter the threat of piracy. ANI

Petrol price cut not adequate, it is "hogwash", "betrayal", "fraud," says BJP
Slamming the partial rollback of petrol prices by State oil companies, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday dismissed the move, calling it "hogwash", "betrayal" and "fraud" against the people. ANI

Petrol prices down by Rs. 2 post midnight
In a much-needed respite to the beleaguered consumers, the oil companies on Saturday announced a partial rollback in petrol prices by Rs. 2. ANI

Italian marines produced in Kerala court
Kerala Police produced the two Italian sailors, charged with the murder of Keralite fishermen off the Needakara coast in February, before a local court here on Saturday. ANI

Manmohan Singh lays foundation of Bose Institute in Kolkata
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone of the Bose Institute here on Saturday. ANI

Manmohan Singh calls for strengthening propagation of scientific temper
Asserting that Indian civilization has a rich tradition of preserving social harmony, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday called for strengthening propagation of scientific temper and an enlightened understanding of the meaning of freedom of expression. ANI

Delhi becoming crime capital of India: V.K Malhotra
Condemning attack on Najafgarh's Independent MLA Bharat Singh, who was shot by unidentified men here, Leader of Opposition in Assembly V. K. Malhotra on Saturday alleged that Delhi is becoming a crime capital of India. ANI

Eunuchs dance for rains in Kanpur
Rising mercury coupled with hot and dry winds have compelled the eunuch community of the city to perform prayer dance, with a hope that it would bring rains here. ANI

China's military spending a cause of concern for India: Antony
Defence Minister AK Antony today said that India was concerned about rise in China's military spending. ANI

Settle contentious maritime disputes through consensus: Antony
Defence Minister AK Antony today said contentious issues relating to maritime domain should only be 'resolved through the process of dialogue, consensus building and within the framework of accepted principles of international law'. ANI

Narendra Modi slams Central Govt. for economic slowdown
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has slammed the Central Government for economic slowdown in the country. ANI

NRHM scam: CBI raids residence of former UP health minister
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today carried out searches at the residential premises of former Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Anant Mishra in Lucknow and Kanpur in connection with the National Rural Health Mission (NHRM) scam. ANI

Delhi's Najafgarh MLA Bharat shot, in critical condition
Najafgarh's Independent MLA Bharat Singh was shot by 4-5 unidentified men outside his party office here today. ANI

Need for Agriculture Innovations to Achieve Sustainable Agriculture Practices for Food and Nutritional Security
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) organized a Brainstorming Session on Sustainable Agriculture Practices to Meet Challenges in Indian Agriculture today commemorating the birth anniversary of the Late Dr. B P Pal, revered for his outstanding contributions in the field of agricultural and horticultural research Business Wire India

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