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Rifts in Karnataka BJP widen, Yeddyurappa lobby flays Sadananda Gowda
Supporting legislators of former Chief Minister of Karnataka B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday flayed the state Chief Sadananda Gowda for not calling legislative party meeting. ANI

Infighting intensifies within CPM ranks, Achuthanandan hits out at Vijayan
Exposing growing dissent with Communist Party of India-Marxist in southern Kerala, veteran leader V.S. Achuthanandan took on party secretary Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday for making 'derogatory' remarks against slain faction member, T.P. Chandrasekharan. ANI

Jodhpur boy guns for the world record, prepares necklace in record time
Staking his claim on the Guinness Book of World records, a city teen made a 105 feet and 2 inches long necklace in an hour. ANI

Solar power plant in Sunderbans sets up model precedent
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), in collaboration with the Centre for Appropriate Technology Incorporated (CAT) and Projects Australia is setting up a solar power station in the Rajat Jubilee village in Sunderban area of West Bengal. ANI

Police cane- charge protesting villagers in Firozabad
Police in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh baton charged the protesting villagers on Saturday, as they pelted stones on policemen and blamed them for their inaction over the killing of a minor girl. ANI

New water supply system in Anantnag
The state administration in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir (J and K) is augmenting the water supply system in the valley. ANI

Brinda Karat dismisses Mamata's claim, says 'no question of mid-term polls'
Amid the ongoing row over West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim that the Lok Sabha polls may be advanced, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Brinda Karat on Saturday said there is no question of a mid-term poll in the country, and termed it to be an internal matter of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the ruling Congress Party. ANI

Brinda Karat speaks for tribals in Jharkhand
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Brinda Karat on Saturday said the forceful acquisition of land of the tribals is a burning issue in Jharkhand, and added that their lands are being snatched away by the private companies despite the prevailing laws. ANI

Maoists oppose NCTC, call for shutdown on May 16
Experts have criticised the Maoists' call for nationwide shutdown on May 16 to protest the establishment of the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), the continuance of anti-rebel operations and the creation of an army training camp in Chhattisgarh, terming it a part of their "standard rhetoric". ANI

Delhi businessman killed while taking photographs of aircraft in Meerut(Lead: Aircraft)
A businessman was killed after being hit while trying to take pictures of his two-seater aircraft near the outskirts of Meerut on Saturday. ANI

Policeman killed in Maoist attack in Narayanpur
A camp of the state armed forces personnel was attacked by Maoists in the early hours of Friday, killing Sanjay Rai, a policeman. ANI

Car rally in Kolkata to mark Vivekananda's birthday
Scores of sports enthusiasts gathered here on Saturday to participate in a car rally, organised to mark the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda. ANI

Maldivian President meets Manmohan Singh in Delhi
Maldivian President Dr. Mohammed Waheed met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here on Saturday. ANI

Chishty eager to meet Sarabjit in Pak jail and appeal for his release
Octogenarian Pakistani prisoner Mohammad Khaleel Chishty, who was permitted by the Indian Supreme Court to visit Pakistan for a temporary stay, has expressed his desire to meet Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner on death row in the country. ANI

Trainer aircraft crashes in Meerut
A two-seater trainer aircraft crashed near the outskirts of Meerut early this morning when it was taking off from the Ambedkar airstrip. ANI

Parliament played prominent role to keep democratic system intact: Yechury
With the Parliament all set to celebrate its 60th anniversary tomorrow, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday said the democracy has been strengthened in the country over this period of time, and emphasized that there are many more challenges that have to be faced ahead and effective steps have to be taken to deal with them. ANI

Congress plays down Mamata's Lok Sabha polls remark
Congress Party on Saturday played down West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim that the Lok Sabha polls may be advanced, saying if the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief has told anything to her party workers then it is an internal party matter. ANI

Passengers continue to suffer as AI pilots' strike enters fifth day
With the strike called by the Air India pilots' entering its fifth day today, passengers are the worst-hit with at least 22 flights already being cancelled. ANI

Lok Sabha polls may be held in 2013, says Mamata
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has hinted at the possibility of general parliamentary elections being held as early as 2013, and urged her party workers to be prepared for it. ANI

Ramdev hits out at 'fraud' Godmen with scathing sarcasm
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev has hit out at the 'deceitful' Godmen and self-proclaimed spiritual leaders, saying a lot of fraud and deceit is being perpetrated in the name of destroying dark forces. ANI

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