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Government to introduce Direct Taxes Code in next Parliament session
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said the Government intends to introduce the Direct Taxes Code in the forthcoming Monsoon Session of the Parliament. ANI

Mobile services for Amarnath pilgrims from this year: Sachin Pilot
Union Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology (IT) Sachil Pilot said the mobile connectivity to Amarnath pilgrims at the height of 13,500 ft. will be provided before June 30. ANI

CCI approves project for to make Yamuna River pollution free
The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI) on Wednesday approved the project for laying interceptor sewers along the three major drains in Delhi for abatement of pollution in the Yamuna River. ANI

Centre to probe firing across Assam -Meghalaya border
The Union Government will step in to conduct a probe into the firing across the border between Assam and Meghalaya states, which killed four people and left 26 others injured. ANI

CCEA approves acquisition of Ice-class research vessel
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the acquisition of an Ice-class Research Vessel at a total cost of Rs.490 crore. ANI

Queens Baton Relay to enter India on June 25
The Queens Baton Relay, which commenced from the Buckingham Palace at London, having covered its long journey around the globe will arrive in India on June 25 from Pakistan at the Wagah border. ANI

Cabinet approves to set up CIHCS centre at Arunachal Pradesh
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the establishment of the Central Institute of Himalayan Culture Studies (CIHCS) at Dahung in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh. ANI

Omar questions hype on hanging Afzal Guru
Taking a controversial stand, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday questioned the unwanted fuss being created over carrying out capital punishment to the 2001 Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru. ANI

Disaster management teams to Mandali and Arakonam
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued instructions for the movement of two Companies each from NDRF Battalion Mundali and Arakonam along with collapsed structure search and rescue (CSSR) equipments. ANI

Naxals are terrorists, says Raman Singh
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday said Maoist insurgency is the worst form of terrorism in India. He was critical of those who showed sympathy towards the Maoists. ANI

Young Tripura entrepreneur leads by example
A young female entrepreneur in Tripura is not only generating employment for people, but is doing her bit for the environment by converting waste to wealth. alma Chowdhry is a housewife-turned-entrepreneur from Golchakkar village near the Indo-Bangladesh border in Tripura. ANI

Development in Naxal affected areas can be important, says CRPF official
The Inspector General (Training) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Man Singh Rawat said here on Wednesday that along with military or paramilitary actions, concerted efforts to step up development was necessary to find a solution to the Naxal problem. ANI

Air India staff likely to go on strike
Air India unions on Wednesday decided to launch an agitation, against delayed payment of wages. ANI

Union Home Secretary reviews airports security
Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai reviewed various security issues concerning airports in the country in a meeting here on Wednesday. ANI

Dantewada bus blast: Five more bodies identified
The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday released a list of five more civilians whose bodies have been identified from among those killed by Naxals in Chhattisgarhs Dantewada District on Monday. ANI

Cyclone Laila cripples life in coastal Andhra, Tamil Nadu
Heavy to very heavy rains have devastated large coastal stretches of north Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. ANI

China specifies new prosecution standards for financing terror activities
China has laid down new prosecution standards for the crime of financing terrorism in a regulation by the Supreme Peoples Procuratorate and the Ministry of Public Security. ANI

Sonia Gandhi to decide on my renomination to Rajya Sabha: Anand Sharma
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Wednesday said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi would take a decision on his renomination to the Rajya Sabha. ANI

Power-generation gadgets tailored for rural needs invented in Pune
Chandrakant Pathak, an engineer in Pune has invented power generation gadgets tailored for rural energy needs. ANI

UAE court extends date of hearing of 17 death row Indians to June 16
A United Arab Emirates (UAE) appellate court has extended the date of hearing of a case involving 17 Indians on death row for murdering a Pakistani national to June 16. ANI

President Patil to visit China on May 26
President Pratibha Patil will embark on a five-day official visit to China from May 26-31 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relation between the two countries. ANI

Famed Chinese Generals 1800-yr-old tomb found
Archaeologists in central Chinas Henan Province claim to have disinterred a tomb of Cao Xiu, a prominent general from the Three Kingdoms period (220 AD-280 AD), and a bronze seal found at the site that bore his name on it, confirmed that it was indeed his tomb. ANI

Delhi Municipal Corporation asked to explain rationale behind raising mobile tower installation fee
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought an explanation from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for raising charges for allowing mobile operators to install towers. ANI

Chinese archaeologists unearth more terracotta warriors
Chinese archaeologists have unearthed about 120 more terracotta warriors in their latest excavations at the Terracotta Army site that surrounds the tomb of Chinas first emperor in Shaanxi province. ANI

China starts training program for seven newly recruited astronauts
China has started the training program for seven newly recruited astronauts, including two women, the Liberation Army Daily has reported. ANI

Four CRPF personnel killed as Naxals trigger off landmine in West Bengal
At least four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were feared killed when suspected Maoists triggered off a landmine in West Bengals West Midnapore District on Wednesday. ANI

Sachin Pilot promises mobile services for Amarnath pilgrims
Minister of State for Communications and IT, Sachin Pilot has said that the mobile connectivity to Amarnath pilgrims at the height of 13,500 ft. will be provided before June 30. ANI

Radiation levels down at hotspots in Delhi, says Greenpeace
A survey team from the leading environment NGO, Greenpeace on Wednesday claimed that there is a significant decline in the levels of harmful radiation from radioactive hotspots in New Delhi. ANI

Gorkha agitation causes immense loss in West Bengal
The numerous calls for strikes in west Bengals Siliguri have badly affected the economy and development works in the region. ANI

CBSE announces results for Ajmer, Panchkula and Chennai regions
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday declared the Class 12 results for Ajmer, Panchkula and Chennai regions. ANI

Cabinet Committee on Security to discuss Chattisgarhs Naxal attack
The Cabinet Committee on Security is meeting on Wednesday evening to take stock of the situation in the aftermath of Chattisgarhs Naxal attack. ANI

Naxalites are terrorists, says Chhattisgarh Chief Minister
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday said the Naxalites are terrorists, adding that it is quite possible that they might be linked to terrorist outfits. ANI

Andhra Pradesh faces threat of cyclone Laila
Andhra Pradesh is facing the threat of the cyclonic storm Laila, as a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify. ANI

Prakash Karat on ways to tackle Maoist menace
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said that socio-economic issues need to be tackled first, while dealing with the Maoist menace in the country. ANI

Members of tribal district council take oath in Tripura
The newly elected members of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council took oath at Khumlwung on Tuesday. ANI

Social activist in Mumbai felicitated for curing thousands of leprosy patients
Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan felicitated social activist Brother Christudas with The Week - Man of the Year 2009 in Mumbai on Tuesday for curing thousands of leprosy patients. ANI

Tibetans in-exile pay homage to victims of China earthquake
Tibetans in-exile held a candlelight vigil and offered special prayers in Himachal Pradeshs Dharamsala city for their comrades, who died in the devastating earthquake that hit China on April 14. ANI

Amnesty International to assess human rights scenario in Kashmir
A two-member team of Amnesty International met Separatist Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq here and discussed various aspects to assess the state of human rights in the valley. ANI

Pro-LTTE activists in Chennai pay homage to the Tamilians killed in Sri Lanka
Hundreds of pro- Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) activists took out a rally here on Tuesday to pay homage to Tamilians killed in Sri Lanka a year ago during the governments action against the LTTE. ANI

Maoists step up their offensive in Madhya Pradesh, says Police chief
S K Raut, Madhya Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) has said that Maoists have stepped up their offensive in the region. ANI

Maoist blow up rail track in West Bengal
Maoists blew up a railway track near Jhargram in West Bengals West Midnapore district on Wednesday. ANI

Chidambaram wants BJP to maintain bipartisan approach to Maoist menace
Home Minister P. Chidambaram has suggested that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should maintain a bipartisan approach to the Maoists issue. ANI

10 die in coalmine blast in Chinas Shanxi Province
A coalmine gas explosion in north Chinas Shanxi Province has resulted in death of at least 10 people. ANI

LeadForce1 Wins TiE50 Award as Top 2010 Startup
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Get Energized Protection for your CNG Vehicles with Shell Rimula R2 CNG
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LG's Health Plus Blitzkreig Sweeps Asia
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Philips Innovation Campus (PIC) Reinforces its Commitment to Deliver Products and Solutions for the Indian Market
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HP Labs Designs Data Center Fueled by Manure
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WSD Expands With Partnership In India
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Rediff.com Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2010
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Volkswagen India Announces the Starting Grid of Drivers for the Debut Race of the Polo Cup India 2010
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Indiatimes (58888) Acquires Aananda Audio Video Digital Music Rights
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