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The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh arrives at the Chief Ministers’ Meeting on National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in New Delhi on May 05, 2012. The Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram, the Defence Minister, A. K. Antony and the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mullappally Ramachandran are also seen.PIB
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) meets with Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata May 7, 2012.Reuters
The Union Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee arrives at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila, Philippines to attend the 45th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of Asian Development Bank (ADB) on May 04, 2012.PIB
Rescue workers pull a part of a damaged boat to shore after it sank on the Brahmaputra river, at Buraburi village in Dhubri district of Assam.Reuters
The President, Pratibha Devisingh Patil paying floral tribute at the bust of Mahatma Gandhi, at the Phoenix Settlement, Inanda, at Durban in South Africa on May 06, 2012.PIB
The President, Pratibha Devisingh Patil visiting the Cheetah Outreach Project, in Cape Town, South Africa on May 04, 2012. The Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Sachin Pilot is also seen.PIB
Narsingh Pancham Yadav of India celebrates after he won the men's 74kg freestyle weight class during the Vantaa Cup finals in Vantaa May 4, 2012.Reuters
The President, Pratibha Devisingh Patil addressing the India - South Africa Business Forum Meet, in Pretoria on May 03, 2012. The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma and the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Sachin Pilot are also seen.PIB
Tribal people and farmers from the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand take part in a prayer ritual believed to bring rain, outside the Hindu Lord Shiva temple in Ranchi May 6, 2012. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast average rains in 2012. The annual rains are likely to be 99 percent of the long period average, helping India avoid drought for the third year in row.Reuters
Michael Perschke, head of Audi India, poses for a picture during the India launch of the Audi A4 with upgraded specifications at a news conference in Mumbai May 3, 2012. Audi AG plans to increase the capacity at its Indian plant by 50 percent, the head of its India unit said, as it looks to become the country's biggest luxury vehicle brand.Reuters
The Union Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee with the ADB President, Haruhiko Kuroda on the sidelines of 45th ADB Annual Meeting in Manila, Philippine on May 05, 2012.PIB
A Hindu priest worships Sheetala Mata, the Hindu goddess of smallpox, near prayer items during the Sheetala Puja in Kolkata May 5, 2012. During the Puja, women fast for the whole day to pray for the betterment of their family and society.Reuters
The Vice President, Mohd. Hamid Ansari presenting the Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2011 to Soumitra Chatterjee, at the 59th National Film Awards function, in New Delhi on May 03, 2012. The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Ambika Soni, the Ministers of State for Information and Broadcasting, Chowdhury Mohan Jatua and Dr. S. Jagathrakshakan and the Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Uday Kumar Varma are also seen.PIB
A paramedic belonging to Humane Society International, an organisation working to protect animals, tends to a female stray dog after giving her anaesthesia during a sterilization process at a veterinary hospital of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) in Shuhama, east of Srinagar, May 3, 2012. Authorities in Indian Kashmir on Thursday started a project to sterilize stray dogs to control their population which according to officials has reached over 90,000 in the city only. But civil societies fighting the increasing population of the stray dogs put the number at around 150,000. With an average 50 dog bites cases across Kashmir per day, the number of annual dog-bite cases has doubled in just four years reaching a staggering number of around 18,500 for the year ending March 2011, hospital sources said.Reuters
Force India Formula One driver Paul Di Resta drives during an official F1 test session at the Mugello race track in central Italy May 2, 2012.Reuters
Hillary Clinton In India
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, Mamata Banerjee said: "We had a very positive, constructive, creative and concrete discussion."
Hillary, who is in India as part of her tour of South Asian countries, arrived in Kolkata from Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Sunday.
She also met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi.
"Satyamev Jayate" Goes on Air
Aamir Khan's most ambitious TV talk show "Satyamev Jayate" was aired on Sunday. The show got an overwhelming response from the people that the official site crashed due to huge traffic.
Reacting to the first episode, which was simultaneously aired on Star Plus and Doordarshan at 11 am, actress Preity Zinta tweeted: "Watching Aamir Khan on Satyamev Jayate discussing Female Foeticide! I love this effort from him & thank him as a Woman!"
Abhigyan Jha, the producer of the online show "Jay Hind", said the show reminded him of the days when he "sat writing Rajani with the belief that it would change the country."
He said on Twitter that he wasn't a fan of Aamir, but thought it is a show "well done". "If I were him, I would have tried to do a similar show. Somethings have to be done," added Abhigyan.
Chief Ministers' Meeting on NCTC
In a bid to find a consensus regarding the controversial National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday chaired a meeting of state Chief Ministers in New Delhi.
However, the meeting concluded without any consensus among the CMs. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose Trinamool Party is a key ally in the ruling UPA, strongly opposed the NCTC terming it as a "unilateral step of the centre."
Opposing the proposed elite anti terrorism body, Assam Chief Minister and Congress leader Tarun Gogoi said he would accept the anti-terror body with conditions.
Release of "Jannat 2"
Director Kunal Deshmukh's latest film "Jannat 2" was released on Friday. The film collected Rs. 90 million on its opening day. However, the film got mixed reviews from critics.
Giving 2 out of 5 points, Zee News declared: "since there aren't many options this weekend, you can count that as a reason to go watch the movie!"
"Despite the grave theme, the treatment is more or less perky and devoid of melodrama, which thankfully never makes the proceedings depressing," wrote The Times of India's Gaurav Malani.
The daily declared the film as "Good."
Assam Boat Tragedy: Search Operations Still On
Around 200 people died after an overcrowded double-decker boat carrying more than 300 passengers capsized in the Brahmaputra river in Dhubri district, on 1 May.
The ill-fated boat left Dhubri ghat to Medertari, near Fakirganj, at around 2:30 p.m. and caught in a cyclonic storm. At around 5.30 pm the boat drifted away and broke into pieces after hitting a boulder at Bura-Buri. The accident site is about 200 kilometers from Guwahati.
The search operation is still on to find the missing victims.
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