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India to host Asia-pacific earthquake response exercise next month
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in association with International Search and Advisory Group (INSARAG) and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) will host the regional group earthquake response exercise at Agra from May 4 to 6. ANI

Gujarat case: Court rejects plea for further probe of phone call records CD
A special court trying the Gulbarg carnage case of the 2002 Gujarat riots on Tuesday rejected the plea for further probe of the CD containing records of phone calls between police officers, political leaders and some of the accused during riots. ANI

BJP demands Kalmadi's resignation as lawmaker from Pune
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists staged a demonstration here on Tuesday demanding the resignation of sacked Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi as a lawmaker representing their city. ANI

US, India share common targets in fighting terrorism: Ambassador Roemer
U.S. Ambassador to India, Timothy J. Roemer, on Tuesday said both the nations shared common targets to combat militancy. ANI

Govt. assures transparency in country's nuclear power programme
Defending its decision to set up the Plant at Jaitapur, the government today announced that will bring a bill in the Parliament for setting up an independent and autonomous nuclear regulatory authority that will succeed the current Atomic Energy Regulatory Board. ANI

BJP asks Centre to release names of black money account-holders
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) reacting to an interview of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to an Indian news channel, on Tuesday asked the Centre to release the names of all those, who have stashed unaccounted money in banks abroad. ANI

Sathya Sai Baba's death a loss to humanity: Narendra Modi
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who paid his last respects to prominent spiritual leader Sri Sathya Sai Baba at Puttaparthi, on Tuesday said the Baba's death was a great loss to humanity. ANI

Black money case: Hasan Ali's judicial custody extended till May 7
A Mumbai Sessions court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali, who is alleged to have stashed away over eight billion dollars in Swiss banks, till May 7. ANI

Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi pay respects to Satya Sai Baba
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and Congress party president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday paid their respects to departed spiritual guru Shri Satya Sai Baba at Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh. ANI

CWG scam: Kalmadi sent to eight-day police custody
Sacked Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organizing Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi was on Tuesday sent to police custody for eight days. ANI

Katara murder case: Delhi HC allows Vikas to attend brother's wedding
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted custodial parole to Vikas Yadav, who is serving life imprisonment in the Nitish Katara murder case, to attend his younger brother's wedding on April 29. ANI

West Bengal gets ready for third phase of polls
Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place in West Bengal ahead of the crucial third phase of the assembly polls beginning Wednesday. ANI

US envoy Roemer visits education, health programs in Delhi's Sanjay Gandhi settlement
U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer today interacted with students at a school and met with residents in the Sanjay Gandhi Settlement to see the U.S.-government funded programs are making a difference in the lives of residents there. ANI

Vice President Ansari calls for inclusive development
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today said rural managers must be committed to constitutional ideals to achieve inclusive development, social justice and equality. ANI

Railway Police disagrees with injured Arunima's statement
Railways Police on Tuesday challenged the statement of volleyball player Arunima Sinha, who lost her leg after being thrown out from a running train near Bareilly earlier this month. ANI

Maharashtra government hospital nurses on strike
Nurses in all government hospitals in Maharashtra, including two medical colleges, went on strike on Tuesday over a demand for better working conditions, and grant of allowances as per the Sixth Pay Commission. ANI

CWG scam: Delhi JD-U demands ouster of Sheila Dikshit
The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) terming Suresh Kalmadi's arrest as a small step has asked Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to initiate action against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit over her alleged involvement in the 2010 Commonwealth Games scam. ANI

Jaitapur nuclear power project discussed by Manmohan Singh and Chavan
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, here today to discuss the fate of the controversial Jaitapur nuclear power project. ANI

Slipper thrown at Kalmadi in court premises
A slipper was thrown at former Delhi Commonwealth Games chief Suresh Kalmadi while he was being taken to the Patiala House court in Delhi today. ANI

Kalmadi arrested on evidence found against him: Dikshit
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday said the arrest of former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organizing Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi is based on evidence and punishment would be meted out to him as per the law. ANI

Supreme Court quashes levying of airport development fee
The Supreme Court on Tuesday stopped the Delhi and Mumbai airports from charging passengers of Airport Development Fee (ADF) ANI

Commerce Secretary Khullar leaves for Pakistan
Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar crossed into Pakistan on Tuesday with a six-member delegation for two days of talks with his Pakistan counterpart Zafar Mehmud. ANI

Discussion on future of Jaitapur nuclear power project
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is meeting Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today to discuss the fate of the controversial Jaitapur nuclear power project. ANI

DMK high level committee to meet tomorrow
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) high-level committee will meet on Wednesday to discuss the further course of action in the wake of inclusion of party MP Kanimozhi's name in the supplementary charge sheet filed by the CBI in the 2G scam. ANI

African delegates visit India
In a bid to connect African youths with India, a 24-member delegation from eleven African countries is on a week-long visit of India, starting from April 23. ANI

Kalmadi to be produced in special CBI court today
Sacked Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organizing Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi will be produced in a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court at Patiala House today. ANI

PM, Sonia Gandhi to visit Puttaparthi
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi will visit Puttaparthi today to pay their last respects to the late Sri Sathya Sai Baba. ANI

LeadFormix Releases Study Report on “How Marketers Can Use LinkedIn for B2B Lead Generation”
LeadFormix, a provider of next-generation marketing automation solutions which help align Marketing and Sales teams in B2B organizations, today announced that it is making available its research report - Why Should You Use LinkedIn For B2B Lead Generation? The report analyzes effectiveness of social media platform LinkedIn in sending leads or enterprise visitors to B2B company websites Business Wire India

Sterlite Industries (India) Limited Audited Consolidated Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended 31 March 2011
Sterlite Industries (India) Limited (“SIIL” or the “Company”) has announced its audited consolidated results for the fourth quarter (“Q4”) and year ended (“FY 2011”) 31 March, 2011. Business Wire India

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