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Saturday

Mumbai: One more person allegedly involved in betting activities for the ongoing was arrested by police from Nagpada in south Mumbai taking to seven the total number of bookies held in the last three days.

New Delhi: Amidst escalating diplomatic row, Italian Foreign Ministry summons Indian Ambassador in Rome Debarata Saha to convey its "concerns" over murder charges framed against two of its marines in connection with the killing two Kerala fishermen at sea.

Sunday

Mumbai: Yet another controversy strikes IPL when two of its players were believed to have been among the 100 detained in a in a hotel in Juhu.

Chennai: Lobbying for P A Sangma's candidature for the presidential polls, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister speaks to BJP leader L K Advani, Samajwadi supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and other non-Congress leaders including Left parties.

Monday

New Delhi: With his party refusing to back him for the Presidential race, NCP leader P A Sangma says if necessary he would contest the election to the top post as an Independent.

New Delhi/Mumbai: Air India sacks 30 more striking pilots as the agitation by over 200 pilots enters the 14th day with no signs of a resolution to end the impasse.

Tuesday

Dehra Dun: At least 26 pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh have been killed and 16 injured when a bus carrying them fell into the Ganges river at Kodiyala near Byasi in Tehri District.

Penukonda (AP): At least 25 passengers are killed, 16 of them charred, and 43 injured when the Bangalore- bound Hampi Express rammed into a stationary goods train after its driver apparently overshot the signal near the station here in the wee hours.

Wednesday

New Delhi: American woman Zohal Hamid decides to withdraw molestation case against Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach after both the parties reached an out of court settlement.

New Delhi: A major fire breaks out in a multi-storeyed building housing offices of banks, around 300 metres from Parliament House, trapping several people inside for about an hour.

New Delhi: The petrol price is hiked by a record Rs 7.54 per litre as rupee had a free fall, an unpopular decision that was attacked by allies of UPA government who demanded its immediate rollback holding it as unacceptable.

Thursday

Mumbai: In a show of strength vis-a-vis party President,Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi forces the resignation of his detractor Sanjay Joshi from BJP national executive, as an apparent price for his participation in the meeting.

New Delhi: Ruling out a return to the pre-1953 position, Centre's interlocutors --Dileep Padgaonkar, Radha Kumar and M M Ansari-- recommend setting up of a Constitutional Committee to review all Acts and Articles of the Constitution of India extended to Jammu and Kashmir and upholding of Article 370. 

Friday

New Delhi/Mumbai: The deadlock in Air India shows no signs of ending with Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh warning striking pilots today that the airline may hire new pilots if they refuse to call off their agitation.

New Delhi: As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits Myanmar next week with security and energy cooperation in focus, India says the new political environment in that country moving fast on the path to democracy will help take bilateral ties to a "new level".

Ghaziabad: Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are charged with murder of their teenaged daughter Aarushi and their domestice help, Hemraj, by a local court which said trial in the four-year-old case will commence on June 4.

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