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Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh's wife passes away
Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh's wife, Teji, died here on Friday. She was 80. ANI

NDMA felicitates NDRF team for commendable work in earthquake-hit Japan
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Friday felicitated the 46-member team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), which conducted search and rescue operations in the aftermath of recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. ANI

Regional film festivals promote spirit of national integration: Ambika Soni
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Friday said that the endeavour of the Directorate of Film Festival in promoting non-mainstream, regional cinema, and in taking cinema beyond the metropolis has evoked popular response across the country. ANI

Pak releases 89 Indian fishermen
Pakistani Rangers on Friday handed over 89 Indian fishermen to Border Security Force (BSF) officials at Attari Wagah land route, as a goodwill gesture aimed at boosting ties between the two countries. ANI

Khurshid launches student module of OSMS for minority community students
Union Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday launched the student module of the Online Scholarship Management System (OSMS) for merit-cum-means based scholarship scheme of his ministry. ANI

Indo-German working group on automotive sector to meet on Monday
The third meeting of the Indo-German Joint Working Group (JWG) on Automotive Sector will be held on Monday at New Delhi. ANI

Now ATM means 'Any Time Milk' for Pune
Technology has come to play a bigger role in Maharashtra as locals in Pune city are getting dairy products from a unique milk vending machine called ATMs (Any Time Milk). ANI

Chidambaram welcomes SC verdict on Binayak Sen
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday expressed happiness over the verdict of the Supreme Court, which granted bail to civil rights activist Binayak Sen, who had been sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of sedition and for having links with Naxalites. ANI

Haryana engineering students invent oxygen-run bike
In a bid to promote green energy, some engineering students of Palwal city in Haryana have designed a motorbike that can run on oxygen. ANI

2G scam: CBI seeks detention of five corporate executives
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday sought the detention of five corporate executives chargesheeted by it for their alleged role in the 2G spectrum scam, saying that they might abscond and impede the trial. ANI

Binayak Sen's family ecstatic over dropping of sedition charges
Binayak Sen's family, including his wife Illina Sen and mother Anusuya Sen were elated on Friday after the Supreme Court verdict, which granted bail to the civil rights activist, who had been sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of sedition and for having links with Naxalites. ANI

Supreme Court asks CBI to file reply in Aarushi case
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file a reply in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case. ANI

Time for a change of regime in West Bengal: Sonia Gandhi
Charging the ruling Left Front Government of not properly utilizing the funds sanctioned by the Centre for the state's development, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday emphasized for a change of regime in West Bengal. ANI

Civil society activists to declare assets
With the first meeting of the of the newly-constituted Joint Committee comprising ministers and civil society activists to draft an effective Lokpal Bill to held tomorrow, the NGO India Against Corruption (IAC) has announced that the civil society members, who are a part of the panel will declare their assets on Friday. ANI

Gen VK Singh to be Army chief for one more year
The Chief of Army Staff, General VK Singh, has got a respite from the Union Law and Justice Ministry with regard to the controversy surrounding his date of birth. ANI

Chinese shops to offer 'human breast milk' in 2 years
In two years, Chinese market will be selling dairy products that will be produced by genetically modified cattle and would contain most of the nutrients as in human breast milk. ANI

Sustained dialogue with Pakistan will help in solving issues: Omar Abdullah
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said talks between India and Pakistan will always matter unless some other credible alternative top dialogue is found. ANI

Gadkari predicts non-Congress government in Assam
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has predicted that Assam, which went to the elections last week, will have a non-Congress government in which the BJP would play a crucial role. ANI

2G scam: Attorney General, CBI Director, Law Secretary to appear before PAC
Attorney General G E Vahanvati, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director AP Singh and Law Secretary DR Meena are expected to depose before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament chaired by Murli Manohar Joshi, which is probing the 2G spectrum scam, on Friday. ANI

'I will fight for my right': Arunima
Determined to tackle the criminal attack on her, injured national volleyball player Arunima Sinha, who lost her leg after being thrown out from a running train near Bareilly, today said that she will fight for her right and if the need arise will go even to the court. ANI

Law Ministry to ensure no case remains pending beyond three years: Moily
Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Thursday said the law ministry in collaboration with the judiciary is working towards ensuring that no case remains pending beyond three years. ANI

Arunima incident: PMO seeks report from Railway Ministry
The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has sought a report from the Railway Ministry on the incident involving sportswoman Arunima Sinha, who lost her leg after being thrown out by robbers from a running train near Bareilly. ANI

President, Vice President greet nation ahead of Mahavir Jayanti
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari have greeted the nation ahead of Mahavir Jayanti, which will be celebrated tomorrow. ANI

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

India Water Forum 2011, an International Convention on ‘Water Security and Climate Change’ Concluded Today
The “India Water Forum” (IWF) 2011 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 concluded today with a clarion call to bring water into the global and national agenda in order to meet the challenges of water security posed by the threat of climate change Business Wire India

Cisco Hosts its Innovation Expo 2011 at Globalisation Centre East Campus
In keeping with the spirit of celebrating technology innovation at Cisco India, Cisco hosted the ‘Cisco Innovation Expo 2011’ at its Globalisation Centre East campus in Bangalore on the 14th and 15th of April, 2011 Business Wire India

HomeShop18 brings the ipad2 for all Apple Fanatics in India
India’s first and leading home shopping channel HomeShop18 brings to all the tech and gizmo lovers a reason to rejoice this summer, as they bring the iconic Apple iPad 2 on their ecommerce portal www.homeshop18.com for Rs. 34900! The product is delivered to the customer’s door step with free in-transit insurance Business Wire India

Dell helps Small and Medium Businesses Relieve Stressed Technology Infrastructures with New Server, Storage, Networking Offerings
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State Government of Victoria Launches its New 'Study Melbourne' Website in Hindi for India
The education fraternity, today, witnessed the launch a new Study Melbourne Hindi website by the State Government of Victoria to connect with Hindi-speaking audiences in India. The website, namely - www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/hindi is equipped to enable better access and provision to education related information for Victoria. Launching the website was the Hon Business Wire India

KOBELCO Inaugurates its 1st Manufacturing Facility at Sri City in India
Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., a group company of Kobe Steel, Ltd., inaugurated its first manufacturing plant in India to manufacture Hydraulic Excavators, enabling Kobelco to make a full-scale entry into India’s rapidly growing Construction Equipment Market. This plant will be the first manufacturing facility of the Kobe Steel Group in India Business Wire India

espnstar.com Breaks India Online Streaming Record, again
The live streaming of the March 30th India- Pakistan match on espnstar.com shattered India’s previous online streaming record for events delivered by Akamai Technologies Business Wire India

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