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Rahul Gandhi blames LTTE for father’s assassination

Rahul Gandhi blames LTTE for father’s assassinationKolkata, Apr 25: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Saturday blamed the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assissination.

"The LTTE is banned. It is a terrorist organisation personally responsible for killing my father," Rahul said during a `Meet the Press' programme here.

When asked about the Sri Lankan crisis, Rahul Gandhi said India is concerned about the plight of Tamil civilians.

No Left support to form government: Pranab Mukherjee

No Left support to form government: Pranab MukherjeeBurdwan (West Bengal), Apr 24: Senior Congress leader and External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday ruled out the possibility to form government at the Centre with the support of Left parties.

“The Congress had always formed government at the Centre without the support of Left parties. In 2004, they themselves came forward to support the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to save their existence,” Pranab Mukherjee said at an election rally here.

Van Heusen aims to achieve turnover of Rs 400 crore by 2011-12

Van HeusenVan Heusen, the premium formal-wear brand from Madura Garments, is targeting a turnover of Rs 400 crore by 2011-12 as against Rs 250 crore now on the back of new stores.

According to reports, it has been revealed that the company intends to open 75 exclusive stores over the next three years focusing on Tier II and III cities.

The firm is eyeing 25-30 per cent of the business from Tier II and III cities by 2011-12.

Vishva Hindu Parishad to support BJP

Vishva Hindu Parishad to support BJPAhmedabad, Apr 24: Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ashok Singhal on Friday said his organisation would support the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to win the ongoing general elections.

“The BJP is the only party which supports issues of Hindu and is concerned about terrorism, conversion and other issues. We will work to see the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government is defeated and a new government led by BJP is voted to power in the Lok Sabha polls,” Singhal told reporters here.

Guru G. Gourakishor, the master of Manipuri martial art form

Guru G. Gourakishor, the master of Manipuri martial art formImphal, April 24: Guru G. Gourakishor Sharma was recently conferred the coveted Padamshree award for 2008-2009 to honour his lifetime contribution to Manipuri Martial Art, Thang-Ta.

Born into a family having a long tradition of martial arts, the Manipuri martial art, “Thang-Ta” came naturally to Gourakishor, who since childhood developed deep interest in this art form.

India, Poland sign pacts to boost cooperation in tourism and health

India, Poland sign pacts to boost cooperation in tourism and healthWarsaw, April 24: India and Poland on Friday signed two agreements -- one on bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector and the second on cooperation in the health and medicine sector.

Katarzyna Sobierajska, Under Secretary of State in the Polish Ministry of Sport and Tourism signed the agreement on tourism cooperation from the Polish side. Minister of State for Industry, Ashwani Kumar, signed on behalf of the Indian side.

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