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Congress terms Advani's comments on Hazare hypocritical
Slamming senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani for publishing his views against veteran social activist Anna Hazare in his blog, the ruling Congress party on Tuesday termed it as hypocritical. ANI

Peaceniks hail resumption of Indo-Pak talks
Welcoming the resumption of talks between India and Pakistan, the peaceniks here urged both the nations to work in the same spirit to help in bringing stability in South Asia. ANI

Sushma confident of BJP's victory in Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu
Slamming the Centre and the State Governments over various scams, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, on Tuesday assured the success of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kerala, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, which goes to polls tomorrow. ANI

Orissa Police initiates action against Maoists who killed Malkangiri tribals
Orissa Police has swung into action over the recent killing of two tribals in Malkangiri district by suspected Maoist cadres. ANI

Meena couple begins hunger strike demanding compensation for tribals
Dausa MP and Meena community leader Kirori Lal Meena and his wife Golma Devi, who is the Minister of State for Khadi in the Ashok Gehlot Government, began an indefinite hunger strike here on Tuesday demanding compensation for the families of tribes, who died of hunger in Rajasthan. ANI

Dalai Lama registers for Unique Identification Card in Dharamsala
Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, registered for the Unique Identification Card in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamsala city on Tuesday. ANI

Security stepped up in poll-bound Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry
Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry, which goes to polls tomorrow. ANI

West Bengal polls: Netai villagers hope for healthier infrastructure
With West Bengal gearing up for the first phase of assembly polls to be held on April 18, the locals in Maoist- infested Netai village of Lalgarh district hope that a new government would bring about a remarkable change and develop the infrastructure and health facilities in the region. ANI

Black money case: Hasan Ali's bail hearing adjourned till tomorrow
A Mumbai Sessions court has adjourned till Wednesday the hearing on the bail application of Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali, who is alleged to have stashed away over eight billion dollars in Swiss banks. ANI

BRICS should coordinate in key areas of development: PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said that it would be to the advantage of five-nation BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) grouping to coordinate in key areas of development. ANI

Enforcement Directorate to attach properties of ex-Jharkhand CM Koda, aides'
The Enforcement Directorate is to attach properties worth Rs 130 crore allegedly belonging to former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and his aides. ANI

Health Ministry says Delhi water safe, calls meeting over superbug virus
In the wake of claims by international health journal 'The Lancet' about the presence of deadly superbug bacteria NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1) in the water being supplied to the residents of the national capital, the Union Health Ministry has called an emergency meeting over the concerned matter here on Tuesday. ANI

Sweety has an encounter with 'Balochis': A satire
London is so pretty in April. Grey and rainy. I don't know why these English complain? Getting ready today for a party at the Shah's Belgravia flat. The invite says smart casuals, so I think just a happy blend of three designer labels will do, a bag, shoes and watch of Italian make should work well. ANI

Advani says in blog that Hazare, Baba Ramdev are natural recipients of public acclaim
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani has said in his blog that both Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare are widely perceived as upright persons who have no personal axe to grind, and added that by taking up a campaign against corruption, they have become "natural recipients of public acclaim." ANI

Manipur youth train to acquire vocational skills
In order to improve the vocational skills of youth in Manipur and increase their chance of finding suitable jobs, the Central Government recently launched a skill promotion project in the state. ANI

Food safety awareness programme held in Manipur
A two-day food safety and quality awareness programme was recently held here to make people aware about food safety and the changes in Indian cuisine regulations. ANI

Heavy machines for Palatana power project reach Agartala via Bangladesh
Heavy machinery for the 726 MW Palatana power project recently reached India through the Ashuganj river port in Tripura ANI

Bihu dance workshop promotes Assamese traditions
A Bihu dance training camp was recently held here to promote and preserve the traditions of Assam. ANI

Surrendered ULFA cadres working for society's development
Realizing the futility of violence, two United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) cadres have chosen to return to the mainstream and work for the welfare of Assam society. ANI

India, China ties have acquired global significance: Manmohan Singh
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today said ties between India and China have acquired global significance. ANI

Achuthanandan says Antony is sleeping like Kumbhkaran
Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan has now taken a jibe at Defence Minister AK Antony by calling him 'Kumbhkaran.' ANI

Security tightened ahead of Tamil Nadu polls
Elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure free and fair polls in Tamil Nadu tomorrow. ANI

Don't vote for Independents: Mamata
Describing Independent candidates as "agents of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM)", Trinamool Congress (TMC) Chief Mamata Banerjee has said they had tied up with the party to prevent the Trinamool-Congress alliance from forming the next government in West Bengal. ANI

Twelve killed in Uttar Pradesh road mishap
At least twelve people were killed and 32 others injured when a vehicle rammed into a tree in Jagdishpur area of Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar, Amethi last night. ANI

Creatigies makes Pune Warriors India Vroom on TVS
New IPL entrants Pune Warriors received a shot in the arm with India’s third largest two wheeler manufacturer, TVS Motor Company, leading as team sponsors. The deal was stitched together by Creatigies Communications Business Wire India

Uflex Heartily Welcomes His Excellency Steven L. Beshear, the Hon’ble Governor of Commonwealth of Kentucky, USA On His Visit To India
His Excellency Steven L. Beshear, the Hon’ble Governor of Commonwealth of Kentucky and Uflex Ltd, the Bombay Stock Exchange (UFLEX: 500148) and NSE listed, India's largest flexible packaging company, formalized the expansion plans of the company to launch a PET film (polyester) plant in Kentucky, USA Business Wire India

Acclaimed Industry Innovator and Insurance Subject Matter Expert Harvinder Luthra Joins UST Global
UST Global® (UST), a leading provider of IT services and solutions for Global 1000 enterprises, today announced that acclaimed innovator Harvinder Luthra has joined its Insurance Vertical practice Business Wire India

7 Steps to Protect Against Online Fraud for this Year’s Tax Day
With tax day around the corner, SonicWALL, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, today released the results of its phishing quiz . Of the three million respondents to the quiz, only 7.4% answered all of the questions correctly Business Wire India

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