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May 17, 2010

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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

18 killed, several injured as bus falls into river in Bulandshahr

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Ajay Devgan prays for success of his film in Ajmer

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Study to find whether leptin helps type 1 diabetic patients

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India News / Press Releases on May 17, 2010

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Three-member committee to probe New Delhi Railway Station mishap
A day after the stampede at the New Delhi Railway Station that claimed two lives and left 15 others injured, Ministry of Railways has formed a high-level inquiry committee to probe into the mishap. ANI

Maoists hideout discovered in Chhattisgarhs Bijapur district
A joint patrol party of security personnel on Monday found a Maoist hideout that was used by the rebels as a camp in Chhattisgarhs Bijapur district. ANI

Delhi Police seize heroin worth millions of rupees
Delhi Police of Monday seized a large cache of heroin, believed to be worth millions of rupees, in the capital from two persons. ANI

Century-old heritage theatre at Shimla a major tourist draw
A larger number if domestic and foreign tourists are thronging the Over a century-old Gaiety Theatre at Shimla that has been thrown open recently. ANI

Dantewada attack shows Naxals desperation: Raman Singh
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday said the Naxal attack that killed over 30 people in Dantewada District showed their desperation. ANI

Dantewada blast: The wanton killing leaves me pained, says Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said that he was pained by the attack on a civilian bus in Chhattisgarh that left over 30 people dead. ANI

Success story of Manipurs vegetable farmers
Villagers in Manipur are increasingly taking up vegetable farming and are reaping handsome profits from the venture. ANI

BJP blames Govt. over its lenient approach against terrorism
Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government over its lenient approach to contain terrorism. ANI

Northeast witnesses peaceful district council elections
Elections for autonomous hill district councils in the northeast, are responsible for the socio-economic development of the tribal dominated hill-districts witnessed peaceful voting recently. ANI

NDFB Daimarys arrest a giant step for peace : Tarun Gogoi
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has described the recent arrest of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) leader Ranjan Daimary alias D R Nabla as a giant step for restricting peace to the region. ANI

Baba Ramdev questions terrorists exploiting Indian justice system
Popular Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday questioned the existing justic system that allows even dreaded terrorists like Afzal Guru to delay punishment for a long time due to systems loopholes. ANI

Maoists have total disregard for human life, says G K Pillai
Union Home Secretary G K Pillai on Monday condemned the worst ever attack on civilians by the Maoists that has killed 30 passengers traveling in a private bus in Chhattisgarhs Dantewada District. ANI

Sonia slams U.P. Govt. for step motherly treatment towards Rae Bareily, Amethi
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday slammed the Mayawati-led Uttar Pradesh government over its step-motherly treatment towards Rae Bareily and Amethi despite the Central governments ample support. ANI

Chhattisgarh bus blast toll likely to rise
Sources in the Union Home Ministry on Monday feared that the casualties of the IED blast in Chhattisgarhs Dantewada is likely to go high as the rescue and relief operations have been hampered due to bad light. ANI

Naxals blow up bus in Chhattisgarh, 30 feared dead
At least 30 people were feared dead when Maoists blew up a passenger bus using IEDs in Chhattisgarhs Dantewada District on Monday. ANI

NIA files chargesheet against 11 Goa bomb blast accused
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a chargesheet against 11 people in the 2009 Goa bomb blast case. ANI

India to fire over 5000 km range Agni V in 2011
After the successful launch of the Agni II missile, India is all set to test fire its first Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile, Agni-V, in Mach-April 2011. ANI

Internet of Things key to future development, but with challenges
Internet of Things (IOT) refers to networks of real-world objects linked to the Internet that interact through web services. ANI

Sonia Gandhi calls UP people to question Mayawati on funds utilization
Congress President Sonia Gandhi who began her three-day tour of Rae Bareily, has asked the people to seek an account from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on the utilization of Central funds for development. ANI

Dikshit denies knowledge about MHA letter on Afzal Guru
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday said she was not aware of any letter sent by the Union Home Ministry seeking her governments comments on a mercy petition filed by 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. ANI

Strife in Manipur forces people to stay in relief camps
Around 500 villagers belonging to the Moa tribal community has been staying in a relief camp for the past ten days in Kohima, due to the ongoing strife in Manipurs Senapati District. ANI

Global transportation major rolls out rakes for metro trains at its plant in Gujarat
The Bombardier Transportation production plant at Savli in Gujarat is functioning at full steam, catering to the needs of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC). ANI

Naxals burn Jharkhand Youth Congress leader alive
In yet another barbaric assault on civilians,the Maoists on Monday shot and burnt a Youth Congress leader in Jharkhands Simdega District. ANI

Army to buy additional 124 Arjun tanks
To boost the strike capability of the armed forces, the Indian Army will buy 124 additional indigenous Arjun main battle tank (MBT), after the armoured platform proved its worthiness against the Russian-built T-90 MBT in a gruelling trial of strength in the Thar desert. ANI

Intense heat wave cripples normal life in Patna
People in Patna continue reel under the intense heat wave as the mercury continues to shoot up beyond normal levels. ANI

Young lawyers take up legal process outsourcing in Rajasthan
The evolution and maturity of the Indian BPO sector has given birth to yet another wave on the global outsourcing scene, and this happens to be legal process outsourcing (LPO). ANI

The three cancers of Pakistan
Pakistan is dominating the foreign policy agenda of the Obama administration these days. ANI

Antony cautions Indian Army commanders on dangers of cyber-warfare
Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday asked the top brass of the Armed Forces to work in unison and make cyber systems as secure and as non-porous as possible, adding that cyber-warfare is becoming a serious threat to security. The paradigms of security in the age of Information Technology are seldom constant. The evolving security matrix is complex and calls for co-operation and coordination of the highest level, said Antony in his opening address to the Army Commanders Conference. ANI

Para-military forces deployed to ensure safe passage of tourists stranded in Siliguri
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel have been deployed here to ensure a safe passage for tourists heading to Sikkim, as the highway leading to the state is blocked due to the shutdown called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in support of their demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland. ANI

Volcanic ash makes Kingfisher, Air India cancel flights to London
With the closure of Londons Heathrow Airport and Amsterdams Schiphol Airport due to the drifting of volcanic ash from Iceland, Kingfisher Airlines and Air India reportedly on Monday cancelled all its flights to London. ANI

Militant outfit busted in Kupwara
Security forces busted a militant outfit and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions from the forests in Jammu and Kashmirs Kupwara District on Monday. ANI

Ladakh farmers switch to organic farming
Farmers in Jammu and Kashmirs Ladakh region are switching to organic farming and have decided to avoid the usage of pesticides and other chemicals that prove harmful to the ecosystem. ANI

Maoists kill CPI-M leader in West Bengal
Maoists killed a local Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader in West Bengals West Midnapore District on Sunday. ANI

Decontamination of New Delhis radioactive hotspots underway
Experts have started the process of decontaminating radiation hotspots in New Delhi. ANI

World Cup organisers apologise to Indian shooters
Organisers of the Shooting World Cup have apologised to the Indian team for harassing them in the United Kingdom. ANI

Tribals protest against upcoming steel plant in Jamshedpur
Over 2,000 tribals from 14 villages in Jharkhands Jamshedpur District stage a protest on Sunday against an upcoming steel plant in the area. ANI

Bhattacharjee lashes out at Trinamool Congress for Maoist links
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has lashed out at the Trinamool Congress party for, what he alleged, forming a rainbow alliance with the Maoist groups. ANI

Senior citizen killed in Mumbai fire
A 65-year-old lady has succumbed to her burn injuries after a fire broke out on the 15th floor of Presidency Tower in the Ghatkopar region here on Sunday evening. ANI

Agni-II test fired successful
India on Monday successfully test-fired nuclear-capable Agni-II ballistic missile, with a range of 2000 kilometers from the Wheelers Island off Orissa coast. ANI

No platform tickets at Railway stations
Following the stampede at the New Delhi Railway station that claimed two lives and injured seven others on Sunday, the railway authorities have decided to stop the sale of platform tickets from Monday to control the crowd. ANI

TÜV SÜD in India Now Offers Certification in Accordance with ITIL® and ISO/IEC 20000
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Max New York Life Insurance Announces ‘Photography Hunt’
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Aircel and ibibo.com Introduce First Social Gaming to Mobile Customers in India
Business Wire India

Tanla is Granted Patent for Automated Meter Reading System and Method Thereof
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Forex Rates on May 17, 2010

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