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India differs with China on BRICS currency
While China is pressing BRICS grouping hard to shun US dollars as an exchange currency and is urging rest of the partners to use local currencies as an alternate to US dollars, India does not seem to be too amused with the idea. ANI

Manmohan Singh to visit Kazakhstan
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan on April 15-16 at the invitation of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Monday. ANI

SC asks govt to appoint Lalit as special public prosecutor in 2G-scam case
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central government to issue a notification for the appointment of senior advocate U.U. Lalit as the special public prosecutor for trying former Telecom Minister A. Raja and others in the 2G spectrum case. ANI

Manmohan Singh to discuss Arab and North Africa unrest at BRICS summit
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be heading to China's resort city of Sanya on Tuesday to take part in the third BRIC (Brazil-Russia-India-China) summit, which will now be called BRICS after the formal inclusion of South Africa this year. ANI

Jharkhand annual plan 2011-12 finalized
The annual plan for Jharkhand for the year 2011-12 was finalized at a meeting, here today, between Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda. ANI

Ten Delhi schools receive books from US envoy's wife
Sally Roemer, the wife of United States Ambassador to India, Timothy Roemer, and Culture Secretary Jawhar Sircar, presented 1,000 books to ten schools at an American Center ceremony here today. ANI

President Patil greets people on Ram Navami
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today greeted the people ahead of the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami, which will be celebrated tomorrow. ANI

Manmohan Singh to leave for third BRICS Summit in China tomorrow
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will embark on a four-day tour to Sanya, China, tomorrow to attend the third summit of BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Monday. ANI

Bru families' repatriation to Mizoram to resume tomorrow
The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) on Monday said that a total of 142 Bru families consisting of 747 persons, including 592 adults and 155 minors, will be repatriated to Mizoram tomorrow. ANI

India frees 39 Pakistan prisoners at Wagah
India released 39 Pakistani prisoners, including two women on Monday, less than a week after an Indian who had been jailed in Pakistan for 27 years, was freed. ANI

Centre to come up with new national water policy: Khurshid
The government has decided to come up with a new national water policy next year. This was disclosed Union Minister for Water Resources Salman Khurshid on Monday. ANI

India offers sugar technology to Ethiopia
India has offered expertise and latest technology in sugar industry to Ethiopia. ANI

Ex-Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy says he was misquoted on Mahatma Gandhi
Janatal Dal (Secular) state president H D Kumaraswamy on Monday said corruption in politics is a reality and that he was misquoted on Gandhi. ANI

If Sibal feels Lok Pal Bill is ineffective, he should quit joint panel: Anna Hazare
Gandhian and social activist Anna Hazare on Monday said that Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal is questioning the effectiveness of having a Lok Pal Bill, he should resign from the joint committee that has been created to draft the Bill. ANI

India-Australia workshop on energy efficiency
A workshop on energy efficiency is being organized by the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) here. ANI

CRPF to have own intelligence wing: Director General
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is taking new strategies and forming its independent intelligence wing to be better equipped in its fight against insurgents and Maoist, CRPF Director General, K. Vijay Kumar, has said. ANI

Hamid Ansari greets people on Ram Navami
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today greeted the people ahead of the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami, which will be celebrated tomorrow. ANI

Notification for fifth phase of West Bengal polls issued
The notification for the fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls was issued on Monday. ANI

Assam polls: Violence reported from Rangiya
Voters clashed with police personnel in Rangiya in Kamrup District of Assam on Monday during the second and final phase of elections to the state's 126-member Assembly. ANI

Tamil Nadu polls: Raja's brother arrested for 'bribing' voters
Former telecom minister A. Raja's brother, A Kaliaperumal has been arrested on charges of "bribing" voters in Perumbalur District in the run up to the April 13 Tamil Nadu assembly polls. ANI

Supreme Court adjourns Binayak Sen's bail plea to April 15
The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned civil right activist Binayak Sen's bail plea till Friday on request of the Chhattisgarh Government. ANI

Income tax officials raid Mumbai's Lilawati Hospital
Income Tax department officials raided Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital on Monday over alleged financial irregularities committed by its trustees and owners. ANI

Brisk polling in Assam
Brisk polling was recorded on Monday in the second and final phase of elections for 64 assembly constituencies in Assam, with an estimated 22 per cent of voters exercising their franchise in the first three hours. ANI

Mamata Banerjee confident of a win in West Bengal
Coming down strongly against the CPI (M) and the Left Front Government for ignoring the needs of the people in matters related to development, Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee said the coming vote is for change. ANI

Rahul Gandhi an 'Amul Baby', says Achuthanandan
Taking a dig at the Congress Party and its leaders, Kerala Chief Minister V. S. Achuthanandan has called Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi an 'Amul Baby'. ANI

Bru repatriation to Mizoram to resume tomorrow
The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in a press release today stated that a total of 142 Bru families consisting of 747 persons, ANI

Balochistan: Convenient silence
In recent months, our media, that usually follows the western media when it comes to covering world events, has been concentrating on Egypt and Libya as if our world and existence was dependent solely on the outcomes there. There wasn't much original coverage either as it was either agency reports, or articles by western journalists ANI

Polling underway for second phase of Assam elections
Polling for the second phase of Assembly elections in Assam for 64 of the 126 seats is going on today. ANI

2G scam: SC to pass order on public prosecutor's appointment
The Supreme Court will on Monday pass an order on the appointment of a special public prosecutor for holding the trial of former Telecom Minister A Raja and other accused in the 2G spectrum case. ANI

SC to hear Binayak Sen's bail plea
The Supreme Court will today hear the bail plea of civil rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of sedition and for having links with the Naxalites. ANI

Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Dubai Announces Admissions 2011
Build your international career in management with IMT Dubai, the only B-school from India with official accreditation from the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE. Your opportunity is here as IMT Dubai is inviting applications for admissions in various MBA programs for 2011 batch Business Wire India

Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad Announces a State-of-the-Art Campus in Hyderabad""
IMT Ghaziabad has announced its new campus in Hyderabad. Hyderabad is increasingly being seen as the future hub of management education in South India. Leading institutes and universities are setting up campuses here over the next two years. This is directly connected to four key factors: 1. Hyderabad is quickly becoming one of India’s most important economic centres Business Wire India

Corporate India can Change the Face of Sports in India – Raju hits a Sixer!!
Chairman and Managing Director of Sify Technologies Limited and well known Philanthropist, Raju Vegesna has once again shown his altruistic side. He has shelled out $145,100 (Rs 64 lakh) for the ball that M S Dhoni had smashed for a six to bring India the World Cup. Raju beat more than 100 bidders in International Cricket Council (ICC) auction's for the historic ball on Wednesday night Business Wire India

Collective Community Building by TERI and Uninor
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Uninor under their respective social initiatives will be enhancing the lives of 5000+ people living in 20 villages of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The strategic social partnership between TERI’s ‘Lighting a Billion Lives’ (LaBL) and Uninor’s ‘Aditi Urja Vikas’ campaign will help extend solar charging facilities in rural India Business Wire India

Benefits of Soya – Powerhouse of Nutrients
It’s one of the best known “wonder foods” discovered by man; a powerhouse of nutrients that helps keep the mind and body energized and strong. Soya, enjoyed as milk first thing in the morning or as finger foods or breads through the day, is loaded with health goodies Business Wire India

With 1027 Units Delivered to Customers in March, BMW India Maintains Momentum as the Number One Luxury Car Manufacturer in India
In March 2011, BMW India delivered 1027 cars to customers and further consolidated its leadership position in the luxury car segment in India Business Wire India

Sterlite Industries (I) Ltd. Production Release for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended 31 March 2011
Zinc-Lead-Silver – India Business Wire India

BMW India Launches New Dealership Facility of Parsoli Motors in Surat
BMW India announced the launch of Parsoli Motors, its new dealership facility in Surat. Dr. Andreas Schaaf, President, BMW India said, “Being one of the most prominent and progressive business centres, Surat is an important milestone in the expansion of BMW dealer network in India Business Wire India

Hindustan Zinc Limited Production Release for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended 31 March 2011
Operational Performance Business Wire India

Max New York Life is the Official Team Partner for Pune Warriors India
Max New York Life Insurance, one of India’s leading life insurance companies, announced its association as Principal Sponsor and the Official Team Partner for Pune Warriors India for IPL Season 4 Business Wire India

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