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India will have to apply for extradition of hijack suspect: Chilean Ambassador
Chilean Ambassador to India, Cristian Barros, on Wednesday said New Delhi will have to apply for extradition of the suspect arrested in Chile and wanted by India in connection with the 1999 hijacking of an Indian Airlines plane. ANI

Assembly polls: Tamil Nadu records 75 pc voting, Kerala 74 pc, Puducherry 83 pc
An estimated 75 per cent of 4.7 crore electorate cast their votes in the elections to the 234-member Assembly in Tamil Nadu, around 74 per cent voters cast their votes in Kerala, while Puducherry recorded 83.62 per cent as polling ended peacefully in all three states on Wednesday. ANI

BJP delegation visits J-K to take stock of situation
A six-member Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation visited Srinagar on Wednesday to understand the problems faced by the people and prepare a road map for Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Indian Health Ministry investigating superbug presence in Delhi water
With the controversy surrounding 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 gaining momentum, Union Water Resources Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said the Health Ministry is investigating the matter, and added that it is yet to be taken up by the cabinet. ANI

Farooq Abdullah fears Indians will become gays due to declining sex ratio
Showing a matter of concern towards India's sex ratio, inister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah today said 'we will all become ays'. ANI

Tibetan lawmakers hope India, China will build consensus during BRICS summit
Tibetan lawmakers on Wednesday said the meeting between Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Chinese President Hu Jinato on the sidelines of the BRICS summit would help in developing bilateral relations between the two nations. ANI

Germany grants ?150,000 for conservation of Chausath Khambha in Nizamuddin
To support the conservation and restoration of a 16th century Mughal-era tomb in New Delhi, Germany has signed an agreement with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) today. ANI

Antony confident of UDF victory in Kerala
Defence Minister A.K Antony confident that Kerala will overthrow the incumbent Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) led ANI

Karunanidhi hints at coalition government in Tamil Nadu
Expressing confidence about his party winning the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) president M Karunanidhi hinted at the possibility of the state having a coalition government. ANI

Supreme Court questions CBI over delay on Bhopal gas victims plea
The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for approaching it 16 years after it had diluted in the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against the accused in the Bhopal gas tragedy case. ANI

Water management systems reflect existing socio-economic structures: Ansari
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today said that water management systems have traditionally reflected existing socio-economic structures and governance mechanisms. ANI

Doctors treating Sai Baba worried about his sluggish recovery
Doctors treating the Sai Baba have expressed concern over his slow and sluggish recovery 16 days after he was admitted to the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Institute of Higher Medical Sciences here. ANI

War against corruption may have just begun
That corruption has been eating into the vitals of India's economy is by now a foregone conclusion. It has also subverted, to a large extent, the political system and the parties that run it and most of the institutions of India. ANI

Panchayat polls began in Kashmir
Polling is underway for the first phase of the multi-phased panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. ANI

2G scam: Corporate leaders appear before special court
Corporate honchos, who have been chargesheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam, appeared on Wednesday before a Delhi court. ANI

Inspired by Hazare, Amritsar residents pay tribute to Jallainwala Bagh martyrs
Inspired by last week's action of noted social activist Anna Hazare, residents of Amritsar paid rich tribute to the unknown martyrs of the 1919 Jallainwala Bagh massacre. ANI

DMK most corrupt government: Jayalalithaa
Hitting out at the M. Karunanidhi-led Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) government, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday described the DMK as the most corrupt government the state has witnessed. ANI

Bhopal gas tragedy: SC to hear plea for harsher charges against accused
A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court will hear today the Centre's plea for prosecuting Bhopal gas tragedy case accused, who have escaped with the lighter punishment of the two year jail term, under the stringent penal provision attracting a maximum of ten years of imprisonment. ANI

Polling underway in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry
Polling was underway in 234 constituencies of Tamil Nadu, 140 in Kerala and 30 in Puducherry on Wednesday to elect new assemblies. ANI

66 Indians evacuated from war torn Ivory Coast
Sixty six Indian nationals, including 11 women and 12 children were safely evacuated from Abidjan, the capital of strife torn Ivory Coast and taken to Accra, the capital of Ghana on a Boeing 737 aircraft chartered by the Ministry of External Affairs. ANI

India-China to hold joint military exercise soon
India-China defence exchanges are on track and both the countries would soon be expanding their relationship in this sphere, with holding of joint military exercise after a gap of almost three years, according to top government sources. ANI

President, Vice President, PM greet nation on Vishu, Rongali Bihu
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today greeted the nation on the occasion of Vishu, which is being celebrated on April 14 and Rongali Bihu, Naba Barsha and Puthandu Pirappu, which are being celebrated on April 15. ANI

element14 Introduces Innovative Development Kits for Electronic Design Engineers across Asia Pacific
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TERI in Consonance with the Ministry of Water Resources Organizes ‘India Water Forum – 2011’ to Discuss ‘Water Security & Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities`
Shri M Hamid Ansari, Hon’ble Vice President of India inaugurated the “India Water Forum” (IWF) that was organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in consonance with the Ministry of Water Resources and the Department of Drinking Water Supply, Government of India Business Wire India

Victorian Company My Heroes Secures Contract with – UTV New Media Ltd and Globosport Digital
Innovative Victorian company My Heroes, has landed a significant contract with UTV New Media Ltd (UTV), India's first integrated global media and entertainment company. Innovation, Services and Small Business Minister Louise Asher joined My Heroes CEO Jon Field to officially launch the partnership Business Wire India

CommScope Appoints New Head of Wireless Sales for India
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Steria achieves CarbonNeutral® Flight and Fleet Certifications
Steria, a leading European IT-enabled business services provider, today announces that it has achieved CarbonNeutral® certification through the measurement, reduction and offsetting of carbon dioxide (CO2e) emissions generated by its flights and company and privately owned vehicles used for business across its Group[1] Business Wire India

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