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India News on June 9, 2012

No consensus on Presidential candidate, consultations on, says Janardan Dwivedi
Senior Congressman and party spokesperson Janardan Dwivedi said here on Saturday that a consensus over the Presidential candidate hasn't been achieved yet, however, discussions to that effect were in progress with various allies. ANI

BJP blames Congress for economic derailment
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has criticized the ruling Congress party for the economic slowdown in the country. ANI

Montek Singh Ahluwalia backs FDI in retail
Deputy chief of Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, said the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the retail sector would provide impetus to Indian entrepreneurs, here on Saturday. ANI

BJP ready to back government on crucial economic decisions
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will support the Centre on crucial economic decisions if they are in the national interest, said BJP chief Nitin Gadkari, here on Saturday. ANI

IPPF for universal access to sexual and reproductive health
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) held a conference here with an aim to ensure the issue of family planning is taken up at the upcoming G-20 Summit. ANI

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar declines official bunglow
Cricketer and newly elected Rajya Sabha MP, Sachin Tendulkar set a noble precedent on Saturday, refusing the 7000 square feet-Type 7 official bunglow, as the batting legend felt it would be a waste of taxpayers' money. ANI

Maoists' cache of explosives recovered, two suspects arrested in Gaya
In an extensive anti-Maoist search operation, police recovered 250 kilograms of gunpowder, cane bombs and detonators, here on Saturday. ANI

Sanjay Joshi's resignation won't affect the state executive meet: BJP
Gujarat regional secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Vijay Rupani on Saturday said the two-day state executive meet would not be affected by the resignation of former party general secretary, Sanjay Joshi. ANI

Pratap Singh appointed Indian Ambassador to Jamaica
Pratap Singh, presently Ambassador to DPR Korea, has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Jamaica. ANI

Security forces rebuild police post destroyed by Maoists in Garhwa
Security forces have rebuilt a police post here, with the twin objective of combating left wing extremism and bridging the gap between villagers and security personnel. ANI

Digvijay sympathizes with Narendra Modi's bete noire Sanjay Joshi
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday expressed his sympathies for Sanjay Joshi, who quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after a long infighting with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. ANI

Digvijay Singh asks Baba Ramdev to declare his sources of income
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday took potshots at yoga guru Baba Ramdev, asking him first to declare his credible source of income ahead of launching a campaign to get back the black money stashed in safe havens abroad. ANI

Wooden sandals losing charm in Ayodhya
Wooden sandals, popularly known as 'khadau' are losing their charm due to deteriorating quality. Most of the Hindu monks as well as priests here are refusing to wear them. ANI

Dimple Yadav elected to Lok Sabha from Kannauj
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav was today declared elected unopposed to the Lok Sabha from the Kannauj parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Gadkari sore with Narayanasamy for calling Team Anna members' anti-national
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Saturday criticized Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy for calling veteran social activist Anna Hazare's associates as anti-national. ANI

Manish Sisodia accuses UPA of fooling people
Team Anna member Manish Sisodia has termed the letter written by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to veteran social activist Anna Hazare, ruling out all the demands of the civil society activists as an attempt on part of the government to fool the people fighting against corruption. ANI

Fire at transport godowns in New Delhi, no casualties reported
Fire engulfed transport godowns in Sadar Bazar market area here on Saturday, as fire fighters struggled to control the blaze and rescue those trapped inside. ANI

Coalgate: 'PM followed a transparent method', says Narayanasamy
Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy on Saturday ruled out the involvement of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in the coal scam, and held the companies responsible for furnishing illegal documents. ANI

Krishna to co-chair third India-U.S. Strategic Dialogue with Clinton
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will co-chair the third India-U.S. Strategic Dialogue along with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on June 13 in Washington DC. ANI

'Keep nation above all': General V.K. Singh
Former Army Chief General V.K. Singh on Saturday urged the citizens to keep the country above all and take India ahead through their remarkable contributions. ANI

Former army chief still undecided on joining Anna, Ramdev
Amid apprehension of his joining Team Anna and yoga guru Baba Ramdev, former Army Chief General V.K. Singh on Saturday said that as a citizen of India he also has sympathy for the common man facing the blatant corruption. ANI

General V.K. Singh refuses to comment on summon in defamation case
Former Army Chief General V.K. Singh on Saturday refused to comment on the summon issued to him in connection with the defamation case filed against him by retired Lieutenant General Tejinder Singh, saying he would talk about it at an appropriate time. ANI

Congress high command will decide presidential candidate: Pranab
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday once again reiterated that the party high command will take a final call on the presidential candidate. ANI

Indian Army, police rescue 400 people stranded on Khardung La Pass
Around 400 people, including women and children, trapped in landslides at Khardung La Pass, the world' highest motorable road, have been rescued by the personnel of the Indian Army and the police. ANI

Bhopal gas leak toxic waste to be disposed off in Germany
A Group of Ministers (GoM) on Friday gave its approval to the Madhya Pradesh Government to dispose of 350 metric tonnes of Union Carbide toxic waste in Germany. ANI

Pakistan has done enough to curb militancy: Shahid Malik
Asserting that Islamabad has done more than enough to curb breeding of militancy from it's soil, Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Shahid Malik, has said that his country condemns all forms of terrorism. ANI

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