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India News on May 6, 2012

Buddha's birth anniversary celebrated across country
Scores of Buddhist devotees from across India celebrated Buddha Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha, with fervour and gaiety on Sunday. ANI

Infighting intensifies in Rajasthan BJP, MLAs offer to quit
The situation for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Rajasthan degraded from bad to worst on Sunday with reportedly 42 legislators offering to quit citing their support for former state chief, Vasundhara Raje. ANI

Clinton attends cultural event in Kolkata
Soon after her arrival in Kolkata on Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Indian Council For Cultural Relations (ICCR) office to attend a cultural event. ANI

Gujrat: Terror threat sparks security alert
Police has stepped up security following intelligence alert over the possibility of militant strikes on key installations and oil refineries based at Jamnagar in Gujarat, and released photographs of the suspected militants. ANI

Uma in Varanasi, reaches out to save Ganga
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti on Sunday extended her support to environmental activist G D Aggarwal who has been agitating to save the Ganga. ANI

Maoist woman arrested in Odisha
A woman Maoist leader was arrested here on Friday (May 04), a senior police officer said on Sunday. ANI

Breached Teesta canal worries farmers in West Bengal
West Bengal have expressed distress over the breached Teesta canal, which they say has resulted in scarce water supply to their paddy fields. ANI

NCTC row: Advani hopes Centre will respect Constitution's federal structure

'All parties must clear their stand', says Congress on Nitish-Modi handshake
Congress Party on Sunday sounded a critical note over Bihar Chief Nitish Kumar shaking hands with his Gujarat counterpart Narender Modi, saying that various political outfits ought to clarify on their stand with respect to each other. ANI

Hillary Clinton to meet PM, Sonia in Delhi tomorrow
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who landed in Kolkata today at the start of her three-day visit to India, will arrive in New Delhi on Monday afternoon. ANI

India's ballistic missile shield ready for deployment: DRDO chief
India's ballistic missile defense shield is ready for deployment and it can be put in place at short notice, a top military scientist said Sunday. ANI

No internal feud in Rajasthan BJP, claims Naqvi
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday played down the internal feud within the party in Rajasthan, saying Vasundhara Raje is a senior leader of the outfit, and added that small issues do take place in a democratic party at times. ANI

Hillary Clinton lands in Kolkata, to meet Mamata tomorrow
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived here on Sunday afternoon on a three-day visit to India. ANI

Medical teams attend to train derailment victims at New Delhi station
Medical teams at the New Delhi Railway Station are providing treatment to passengers who were injured when eight bogies of a passenger train derailed in Haryana's Rohtak District on Sunday. ANI

BJP plays down Nitish-Modi handshake
Hours after Lalu Prasad Yadav slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for shaking hands with his Gujarat counter Narender Modi during the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) meeting in New Delhi, the haratiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that both leaders are symbols of governance, and added that there was no requirement of a certificate from the RJD chief to have such meetings. ANI

Lalu takes potshots at Nitish for handshake with Modi
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday hit out Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for shaking hands with Gujarat counterpart Narender Modi during the NCTC meet in New Delhi, saying the incident revealed his real face. ANI

To ease traffic woes, water taxis launched on Jhelum River in Kashmir
In an effort to reduce traffic congestion on the streets of Jammu and Kashmir and to attract tourists, the state government has launched a water taxi service on the Jhelum River. ANI

19 injured as Punjab Mail derails near Rohtak
At least 19 passengers were injured when eight coaches of the Delhi-bound Firozpur-Mumbai Punjab Mail derailed near Kharawar village, about 14 kilometers from Rohtak, Haryana, early this morning. ANI

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