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May 20, 2010

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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

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India News / Press Releases on May 20, 2010

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Afghanistani horticulturists learn advance cultivation techniques in Kashmir
A 15-member group of horticultural and agricultural scientists from Afghanistan has arrived here to attend a workshop on Advanced Cultivation Techniques of Temperate Horticulture Crops. ANI

Hoax call grounds Kingfisher flight in Mumbai
A Lucknow-bound Kingfisher Airlines flight had to be grounded here on Thursday following a bomb scare. ANI

Tagores 150th birth anniversary should reflect his personality: PM
Prime Minister Dr. Manamohan Singh on Thursday said the commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore should reflect his complex and multi-layered personality besides showcasing different strands of his cultural genius. ANI

Babri demolition case: Allahabad HC refuses to review case against Advani
Former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani and 20 other Bharatiya Janata Party and Sangh Pavivar leaders got a reprieve on Thursday with the Allahabad High Court rejecting a plea to revive criminal cases against them in the Babri Mosque demolition case. ANI

Assam Govt. arms forest officials for anti-poaching drive
As part of its anti-poachig drive, the Assam Government has decided to equip the forest officials with arms. ANI

Raman Singh rules out dialogue with Maoists
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday ruled out holding a dialogue with Maoists, till they relinquish arms. ANI

Former BSF Director General criticizes Govt. over talks with Maoists
Former Director General (DG) of Border Security Force Prakash Singh here on Thursday criticized the Governments proposal to hold peace talks with Maoists despite Dantewada incident of Chhattisgarh. ANI

Kolkata exhibition highlights global warmings impact on nature
An art exhibition here is drawing public attention towards the grave threat posed by global warming to the nature. ANI

Assams Garbhanga Reserve Forest villages march towards development
With peace gradually returning to insurgent hit Assam the focus is shifting towards development and growth. ANI

Nagaland road shows encouraging local entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs in remote Nagaland have experienced satisfaction about the road shows being undertaken by the State Government in fiscal 2010-11. ANI

Maoists target security forces, economic development during shut down
At least six people died including one civilian during the 48 hour-long shutdown forced by the Maoists. ANI

Defence Minister Antony wants high priority for coastal security
Defence Minister A K Antony on Thursday asked the top brass of Navy and the Ministry to take immediate steps to ensure that proposals and assets approved by the government for Coastal Security are put in place at the earliest. ANI

Indian Army Military Police help line launched
The Indian Army has launched the Military Police help line here. ANI

Dr. Manmohan Singh will address the first formal press conference of his second term as Prime Minister on May 24 here. The Prime Ministers Media Advisor, Harish Khare, will conduct the press conference where over a thousand reporters and photographers are expected to be present. ANI

Orissas Bonda tribals keen to integrate with mainstream society
The Bonda tribe in Orissas Malkangiri District is gradually moving towards development, and the credit for this should go to the Central Governments Integrated Tribal Development Agency. ANI

First rural BPO in Chennais Krishnagiri District boosts employment
The first government-run rural BPO in Chennais Krishnagiri District is proving to be a boon for youths wanting jobs. ANI

Ruchika case verdict on May 25
The Chandigarh Sessions Court on Wednesday postponed the announcement of verdict on the much awaited the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case to May 25 (Tuesday). ANI

Government to discuss use of air power against Maoists: Antony
Defence Minister A K Antony on Thursday said the government will thoroughly discuss the use of air power for fighting Maoists, and added that the decision would be binding on all, including the defence ministry. ANI

Terror to be core issue of talks between India and Pakistan: Krishna
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has said that terror continues to be the core issue of talks between India and Pakistan, and it would be one of the most important issues that would be taken up between the two nations during his forthcoming visit to Pakistan beginning July 15. ANI

Explosive defused in Jammu and Kashmir
A major tragedy was averted following the detection of an improvised explosive device (IED) on the Doda-Batote Highway in Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Maoists blow up railway track in Bihar
Fourteen oil tankers of a goods train derailed and caught fire after Maoists blew up a railway line between Dighwara and Pipra stations in Bihars West Champaran District, around 25 kilometers from Motihari early on Thursday morning. ANI

Cyclone Laila hits Andhra Pradesh, 40000 evacuated
Nearly 40,000 people were on Thursday evacuated from low-lying areas of coastal Andhra Pradesh as cyclone Laila is expected the cross the States coast this evening with a wind speed of 120 kilometers per hour. ANI

Marandi appeals in vain to Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to give urgent hearing to the petition filed by Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) chief Babulal Marandi challenging Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren for holding the coveted post without being the member of the State assembly. ANI

Floods wash away culverts and roads in Kashmir
Flash floods have washed away several culverts and roads in Jammu and Kashmirs Kupwara District. ANI

Relatives blame police for Maoist attack on couple
Relatives of a couple killed by Maoists in the Chingawaram area of Chhattisgarh have blamed the police for the incident. ANI

Price of electricity to increase by Rs one per unit: Shinde
Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said here today that the price of electricity would increase by Rs one per unit following the increase in the prices of natural gas. ANI

Narender Modi says only talks can resolve Maoist issue
Gujarat Chief Minister Narender Modi on Thursday said only talks can resolve the Maoist issue. ANI

Salwa Judum activists condemn Dantewada massacre
The Salwa Judum, a local militia formed to fight Maoists, took out a peace rally in Bijapur on Wednesday to condemn the Maoist attack that killed over 30 people in Chhattisgarhs Dantewada District. ANI

Badrinath shrine reopens after six months
Portals of the Badrinath temple situated in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand reopened on Wednesday after remaining closed for six months due to heavy snow. ANI

13 students injured in knife attack in Chinas Hainan province
More than 10 men, armed with knives, burst into two dormitories at a vocational college in Hainan and slashed nine students, two of them seriously. ANI

Offshore patrol vessel joins Indian Coast Guards Eastern Command fleet
Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Vishwast, the indigenously built OPV (offshore patrol vessel) was inducted into the Eastern Command of the Indian Coast Guard at Chennai on Wednesday. ANI

Voting for Haryana Municipal elections begin
The polling for the Haryana Municipal elections began on Thursday at around 7: 30 a.m. and the process would continue till 4 p.m. ANI

Raja glad at the overwhelming response to 3G spectrum bids
Information Technology and Communication Minister A Raja has expressed his happiness over the successful completion of auction for 3G spectrum telephones. ANI

Court to pronounce verdict in Ruchika molestation case today
A court in Chandigarh on Thursday will pronounce its verdict on former Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) SPS Rathores plea challenging his conviction in Ruchika molestation case. ANI

PlaySpan CEO Karl Mehta Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year® 2010 Award Finalist in Northern California
Business Wire India

Talisma Announces ‘Talisma Insight 2010’ Annual Business and Technology Conference in Mumbai
Business Wire India

Pudumjee Industries FY 2010 PAT at Rs 230 Lakhs
Business Wire India

Pudumjee Pulp & Paper Mills Ltd Reported a 204 per cent Increase in Profit After Tax (PAT) to Rs 11.02 crore in FY 2010
Business Wire India

AGC Networks Ltd. (formerly Avaya GlobalConnect) Wins INFOCOM CMAI National Telecom Award for Excellence in Unified Communications
Business Wire India

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Forex Rates on May 20, 2010

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