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India News on May 19, 2012

Noone can take India for granted: MoS for Defence
Chennai: Union Minister of State (MoS) for Defence M.M.Pallam Raju on Saturday said that no country can take India for granted, owing to its strong deterrence posture, while dismissing China as a threat to the nation. ANI

SP hits back at Mayawati, calls her tenure rule of rampant corruption
The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh (UP) on Saturday lashed out at former Chief Minister Mayawati for what it termed as a rule of rampant corruption. ANI

As rupee slides, Pranab "watchful"
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday expressed his concern at rupee's record low against the dollar. ANI

Sibal to Team Anna: Satyagraha is not abusive
Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday took a dig at Team Anna, saying Satyagraha does not mean use of derogatory language. ANI

Kerala court denies bail to Italian marines
Hours after Rome recalled its ambassador to New Delhi, a Sessions Court on Saturday denied bail to Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, Italian sailors charged with the murder of two Indian fishermen they mistook for pirates. ANI

Security forces gun down four Maoists in Assam
In a major setback to Naxals trying to create instability in the region, security forces recently gunned down four Maoist cadres here and recovered arms and live ammunition from their possession. ANI

Gadar Movement artifacts to be displayed at Stockton
The artifacts related to the 'Gadar Movement' would be on display at the Sikh Temple at Stockton, California to mark the centenary celebrations of the uprising in the second week of October. ANI

Maoist brutality condemned by experts
Naxal activities in various states across India have been strongly criticised by experts, who believe that people will oppose them if they continue with their brutal acts. ANI

Mayawati refuses to disclose her party's choice for Presidential candidates
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Saturday refused to disclose her party's choice for the next Presidential candidates. ANI

Grenade attack at J and K Police Station injures seven
A grenade attack at the Sopore Police Station on Saturday morning has injured seven, including three police personnel. ANI

Bahraich bus mishap: Death toll rises to 25
The death toll of the Bahraich bus accident has risen to 25, according to latest reports. The 54-seater private bus, carrying 60 pilgrims from Sultanpur to Ajmer, caught fire after colliding with a stationary truck near Kotwali Dehat police station on Saturday. ANI

Italy recalls envoy to India in row over detained marines
Italy has called back its envoy to India after police in the southern state of Kerala Friday charged two Italian marines for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen in February, highly placed sources said on Saturday. ANI

Yeddyurappa to skip BJP national executive meet
Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa ON Saturday announced that he will not attend the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive meeting to be held in Mumbai on May 23. ANI

Indo-Pak dialogue will make progress: Pak envoy
Pakistani High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik has said the visa agreement between India and Pakistan, if inked, would improve the existing visa system. ANI

Anand Sharma, Jairam reject parliament panel suggestions on land acquisition
Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma and Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has rejected the Parliamentary standing committee's suggestion to delete a clause in the Land Acquisition Bill allowing the government to acquire land for public-private-partnership (PPP) projects ANI

Indian govt websites hacked by Anonymous over 'internet censorship'
Notorious Internet hacking group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for cyber-attacks on a host of Indian government websites, in retaliation to the country's web censorship plans. ANI

Ajit Singh urges Air India pilots' to return to work
Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Saturday once again appealed to the striking pilots to return to work. ANI

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