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Amitabh's brother to canvass for Congress in UP civic polls
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan's brother, Ajitabh, will canvass for the Congress party candidate Ravi Badhavn, in the ensuing civic polls here. ANI

Priests deliver religious discourse to save Ganga in Varanasi
Priests delivered religious discourse on the banks of the Ganges here on Saturday to spread awareness among the masses about restoring the sanctity of the river and urged the government to take steps to cleanse it. ANI

Renovation work starts at Mantralaya in Mumbai
Renovation work started at the Mantralaya here on Saturday, two days after a major fire claimed five lives there. ANI

Kin mourn death of Mantralaya victim
Family and friends of Mohan More, the security guard who died in the Mantralaya inferno, have expressed grief over his death. ANI

Political parties not serious to combat corruption: Arvind Kejriwal
Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday alleged that none of the political parties were serious to combat corruption. ANI

BJP slams PM for aid to Eurozone
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi slammed Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for granting 10 billion dollars to resolve Eurozone crisis. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee's family backs him in Raisina Hill race
Family members of UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday extended their support to him for the President's post. ANI

No rift in NDA, says Sharad Yadav
Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav on Saturday downplayed reports of a rift within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), saying his party's support to UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee in the race for Raisina Hill would not affect the relations with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ANI

Karnataka Law Minister resigns, CM keeps it on hold (Update)
Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Urban Development S. Suresh Kumar, who tendered his resignation today after charges surfaced that he secured a residential site in violation of rules, said that he has not committed any mistake, and added that the allegations levelled against him are wrong. ANI

Aero ballooning to boost tourism in J and K
The Department of Tourism of Jammu and Kashmir has launched aero ballooning to boost the influx of tourists in the state. ANI

Industry wastes contaminate drinking water in Udham Singh Nagar
The contamination of drinking water has become a major cause of worry for the residents here, as the discharge of effluents from the paper and pulp mills and untreated chemical waste gets mixed with ground water. ANI

Allegations made by Lankan Prez against Indian fishermen unconfirmed: Narayanasamy
Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy on Saturday said that the accusations made by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa against the fishermen from Tamil Nadu were unsubstantiated. ANI

Devotees throng religious fair in Guwahati
Devotees thronged the annual three-day Ambubachi Mela at the Kamakhya Temple here, with over 2,00,000 people visiting it on the opening day itself. ANI

Sixty hours on, Mahi still in borewell as rescue operation intensifies
More than sixty hours after four-year old Mahi accidentally fell into a 70-feet deep borewell in Kho village of Manesar town, local authorities and security personnel are struggling to save her. ANI

Karnataka CM Gowda refuses to accept Law Minister Suresh Kumar's resignation
Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Saturday refused to accept the resignation of Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Urban Development S. Suresh Kumar, saying he was of the impression that there was no wrongdoing on the latter's part. ANI

Manmohan Singh congratulates new Pak PM Raja Pervez Ashraf
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has congratulated Raja Pervez Ashraf on his appointment as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. ANI

Mukherjee will win Prez poll with overwhelming majority: Narayanasamy
Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy on Saturday expressed confidence about Finance Minister and UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee winning the presidential poll with an overwhelming majority. ANI

Mukherjee seeks support for Prez poll
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is the UPA's presidential candidate, on Saturday made an earnest appeal to the leaders of various political parties to back his candidature in the race for Raisina Hill. ANI

'Prevent assault on honest armed forces to ensure India's security'

India integral part of high-ranking space countries: ISRO chief
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K. Radhakrishnan has said that India is amongst the highest space ranking countries. ANI

'P.A. Sangma has failed in state politics': Meghalaya CM
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has called former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma a failure in state politics. ANI

Brickwork Finance Academy Commences the First Batch of its Flagship 9 month PGP in Finance
Brickwork Finance Academy (BFA) inaugurated the first batch of its flagship 9-month Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Finance at their facility on Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore today. Welcoming the students, Vivek Kulkarni, President of BFA said, “There are many MBA colleges offering a degree in finance Business Wire India

Piramal Healthcare Announces the Official Launch of First of its Kind Single-Step Ovulation Detection Kit
Piramal Healthcare Limited launches “i-sure” , the first of its kind, single step ovulation detection kit in India. i-sure helps predict the most fertile days of a woman in a month, with 99% accuracy. In today’s hectic lifestyle and busy schedules, couples do not spend quality time with each other. Also with late marriages and career balancing, conception has become increasingly difficult Business Wire India

Gera Greensville Sky Villas New Kharadi Project Penthouse Apartment in Pune, Kharadi Pune Apartments
Gera’s Greensville Sky Villas new Kharadi residential project launch by Gera Development located at Pune. Gera Greensville Sky Villas are a unique home option that capture the grace, grandeur and elegance of a villa and combine them with the conveniences of an apartment. Greensville Sky Villas Kharadi project presents 4BHK and 4BHK Penthouses with sizes of 2835 sq ft to 2941 sq ft Business Wire India

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