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Conduct of BJP leaders should be above board: Advani
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani on Thursday asked his party leaders to check their conduct and keep a clean image so that the opposition does not get the opportunity to point fingers at them. ANI

BJP pulls up Congress for insulting PAC chief
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) criticized the ruling Congress Party on Thursday for accusing Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chief Murli Manohar Joshi of having 'malafide intention' of destabilising the government. ANI

India, Morocco to share expertise in consumer protection
India may provide expertise and best practices for effective implementation of consumer protection measures to Morocco for its recently enacted act. ANI

EC meets top Bengal officials to oversee poll preparedness
The full bench of the Election Commission met top officials of the West Bengal Government on Thursday to discuss the poll preparedness for the last three phases of assembly polls. Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi and the other two Election Commissioners, V.S. Sampath and H.S ANI

Japanese envoy discusses bilateral issues with Chidambaram
The newly-appointed Ambassador of Japan to India, Akitaka Saiki, called on Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram here on Thursday to discuss bilateral issues, the tsunami devastation and the nuclear power plant crises. ANI

'India Against Corruption' rallies to be held in UP as scheduled
Activists of the non-governmental organisation 'India Against Corruption', which is headed by veteran social activist Anna Hazare, on Thursday said all anti-corruption meetings and rallies would be held as scheduled, even if the Uttar Pradesh Government does not grant them permission. ANI

Congress demands explanation from Joshi over leakage of draft report
Charging senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi, who heads the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the ruling Congress Party on Thursday demanded an explanation from him over leakage of the draft report. ANI

Tripura Governor faces land-grabbing charges
Pune-based businessman Sadashiv Pawar has registered a formal case against Tripura Governor D. Y. Patil over committing fraud with regard to a land dispute. ANI

BJP charges Congress of 'politicising' PAC report
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) criticized the ruling Congress Party on Thursday for 'politicising' the contents of the Public Account Committee's draft report that was leaked to certain sections of the media a day ago. ANI

PAC meet ends abruptly, Joshi walks out
The meeting of panel members of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) ended abruptly here on Thursday with its chairman Murli Manohar Joshi walking out. ANI

US looks forward to defense partnership with India: Roemer
US Ambassador to India, Timothy Roemer, has said his country looks forward to developing a defense partnership with India and remains convinced that Washington offers defense partners around the globe the world's most advanced and reliable technology. ANI

SC Bench recuses itself from hearing Dinakaran plea
A Supreme Court Bench today recused itself from hearing Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran's plea seeking a stay of impeachment proceedings initiated against him for alleged misconduct and corruption. ANI

CBI court to hear Aarushi case on July 20
A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ghaziabad has postponed to July 20 the hearing in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case in view of its pendency before the Supreme Court. ANI

Railways run special trains to help grounded Air India passengers
In order to clear extra rush of passengers due to pilots strike of Air India, the Ministry of Railways has decided to run special trains on important sectors. ANI

Food technology institute to be set up at Kundli in Haryana
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved the revised cost estimates of Rs 479.91 crore, against the earlier figure of Rs 244.60 crore, for setting up of the National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) at Kundli in Haryana. ANI

Six automotive testing centres approved
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved enhanced budgetary allocation for the National Automotive Testing and R andD Infrastructure Project (NATRIP) to Rs 2,288.06 crore in view of cost escalation. ANI

Mangalore engineering students design 'Mars Rover' high-tech robot
Inspired from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration 's (NASA) Mars Exploration Rover mission, a group of engineering students designed a high-tech robot here claiming that it would help to find out availability of water and study the topography on the planet Mars. ANI

Curfew imposed in Dhanbad after clash during anti-encroachment drive
Jharkhand Police imposed an indefinite curfew here on Thursday after three persons were killed and over 22 others, including policemen, injured in a violent clash during an anti-encroachment drive. ANI

Consensus on commercial mining of coal to be evolved
Union Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal today said that as a part of energy sector reforms, the Government is trying to evolve a consensus on commercial mining of coal. ANI

If I hadn't been a politician, I would be a pilot or a lawyer: Omar Abdullah Exclusive ANI I'view with Omar Part-II)
Power and prestige rest easily on his slim shoulders. Omar Abdullah, the chief minister of the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir, is a third generation politician from the Abdullah family. But, he says he wants this trend to stop with him. ANI

Unexpected heavy downpour hits mango dealers in Andhra Pradesh
The unexpected rainfall across Andhra Pradesh has caused worry to mango dealers. ANI

Govt. committed to ensure level playing field for media: Ambika Soni
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Thursday said the government is committed in ensuring a level playing field for different segments of the media in order to promote a sustainable growth process and a robust industry. ANI

Govt. will find out how PAC report was leaked: Ambika Soni
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Thursday said the government will find out how the draft report of the Public Accounts Committee was leaked before it was discussed among its members. ANI

EC in Kolkata to oversee poll preparedness
The full bench of the Election Commission (EC) today arrived in Kolkata to oversee the poll preparedness for the last three phases of the West Bengal assembly polls. ANI

Centre approves Rs 7000 crore project to clean Ganga
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved the project for the cleaning of River Ganga to be implemented by the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) at an estimated cost of Rs. 7000 crore. ANI

Cabinet approves malaria control project for north eastern states
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved the proposal of the Health Ministry for Intensified Malaria Control Project-II (IMCP-II) for seven north eastern states (except Sikkim). ANI

India, Pakistan should find solution to Kashmir issue: Geelani
Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has said India and Pakistan should find a solution to the Kashmir issue keeping in mind the interest of those people who want freedom for the state. ANI

Sushma Swaraj backs endosulfan ban
Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, has backed the CPI (M)-led Kerala government's demand for a countrywide ban on endosulfan pesticide. ANI

Army jawan kills four colleagues inside camp in Kashmir
An Army jawan shot dead four of his colleagues, including three jawans and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) inside their camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag District today. ANI

Pilots still on strike, over 50 Air India flights cancelled
With the Air India pilots' strike entering its second day on Thursday, over fifty flights were cancelled while several others were delayed. ANI

Choreographer Soparkar not to perform at Wills-Kate reception
Well known choreographer Sandip Soparkar who was perform at the reception of Prince William and Katherine Middleton, will not do so now because of an injury. ANI

US envoy Timothy Roemer resigns
U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer today announced his resignation from the top diplomatic post. ANI

2G scam: Public Accounts Committee to discuss draft report
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, which is probing the 2G spectrum scam, will meet today to discuss the draft report. ANI

EC to visit West Bengal to oversee poll preparedness
The full bench of the Election Commission (EC) will visit West Bengal today to oversee the poll preparedness for the last three phases of the assembly polls. ANI

BRAVO BRIORestaurant Group Serves Wi-Fi with SonicWALL Clean Wireless
SonicWALL , Inc.,the leading provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, today announced that BRAVO BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc Business Wire India

It’s Raining Tablets on HomeShop18 as it Continues to bring your Favorite Gadget Closer
Blend business with pleasure as HomeShop18, India’s first and leading home shopping channel brings you the über cool BlackBerry PlayBook on their ecommerce portal HomeShop18 Business Wire India

Great Lakes’ Convocation 2011 Presided over by Shri. Azim H. Premji and Smt. D. Purandeswari
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, founded by Prof. Bala V Business Wire India

V3 ENGINEERS wins infringement case lodged by WIPRO CGLG
V3 ENGINEERS PVT LTD, one of India’s largest Modular Furniture Manufacturers has won a case against Wipro CGLG. Wipro CGLG had filed a case last month against V3, on alleged infringement of their designs. Commenting on this, R Guru Prasad, Director – Finance and Administration at V3, said, “The product design highlighted by Wipro is completely different from the design adopted by V3 Business Wire India

Pankaj Jaiswal, CMD - DotCom Services India Private Limited [ ] on Behalf of his Organisation Wins 'India's Most Promising IT & Web Solutions Company' Award at the India Leadership Conclave 2011
DotCom Services India Private Limited [ ], a leading provider of end-to-end web solutions in India, has been recognized as 'India's Most Promising IT & Web Solutions Company', at the recently-concluded India Leadership Conclave 2011. The award was received by Mr. Pankaj Jaiswal, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, DotCom Services Business Wire India

Polaris Grows 9% q-o-q; Quarterly Revenues Poised to Cross $100 Million
Polaris Software Lab Limited (POLS.BO), a leading global Financial Technology company, today announced the fourth quarter and annual results for FY 2010-11. The company delivered strong and stable results led by impressive product wins, multiple large engagements with leading Tier 1 global banks & financial institutions and further consolidated its market presence in key business geographies Business Wire India

Bosch Power Tools Launches their First Bosch Systems Specialist in Bangalore
Bosch Power Tools, today, inaugurated its first Bosch System Specialist (BSS) in Bangalore in collaboration with Sabeel Enterprises located at 60 & 61 S.J.P.Road P.B. No 6899 Bangalore. The new center was inaugurated by Mr. Vijay Pandey, Vice President, Bosch Power Tools, India. This outlet in Bangalore is the 37th BSS in India. It is also the first outlet to be launched in the garden city Business Wire India

Autodesk Brings AutoCAD WS Mobile App to Android
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK), a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, announced the availability of the AutoCAD WS mobile application on the Android platform. A free* web and mobile application, AutoCAD WS uses cloud computing technology to enable Autodesk software users to view, edit and share their designs through web browsers and mobile devices Business Wire India

Stag & Victor to Expand Retail Presence via Planet Sports
Stag, one of the most recognized brands in table tennis and Victor, the global leader in badminton shuttles and the no.1 badminton brand in Europe are expanding retail presence in India via Planet Sports. Planet Sports, India's largest multi-brand sports and lifestyle specialty retail chain, is the flagship format of Pantaloon Retail India Limited- Sports division Business Wire India Paves Global Route for SMBs
- Aims to bring more business from global markets to small & medium businesses - Provides users of with unique service to advertise unlimited products online free of cost Developing a system to better service Indian Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) and lead them to global markets, IndiaMART Business Wire India

AMS Inform Expands its Online Verification Services with self-assessment Testing on their Website
AMS Inform, a leading risk management and background check services provider today announced a service enhancement to their very successful personal credential verification and certification website – VINFORM.COM Business Wire India

Ericsson Expands its Operations in Jaipur
• Ericsson’s factory in Kukas, Jaipur added a new assembly line for production of multi-standard Radio Base Station (RBS) 6000 modules locally • Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Mr. Sachin Pilot inaugurated the new assembly line • This additional new assembly line will enhance production capacity in Jaipur and reduce time to market for operators Business Wire India

Biocon Limited Announces Earnings for the Full Year Ended March 31, 2011
Revenues at Rs 2,814 crores; EBITDA at Rs 630 crores; PAT at Rs 368 crores. Board declares interim dividend of Rs 1.50 per equity share; also recommends final dividend of Rs 3.00 per equity share, totaling to Rs 4.50 per equity share. "Commenting on the results, Chairman and Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw stated, “FY11 has delivered strong multi-sectoral growth Business Wire India

Quality Reinverted Images during Vitreoretinal Surgery with ROLS®∞
Enabling a completely custom surgical microscope fit, Volk Optical’s new ROLS∞ (Infinity) reinverter is the most technically advanced viewing system for reinverted images during vitreoretinal surgery Business Wire India

New Prestige Ceiling Mount Detector from Texecom
The new Prestige 360 DT from Texecom is a ceiling mount intruder detector that features both omni-directional quad element PIR and K-band microwave sensing. This gives the detector maximum catch performance and false alarm immunity, even in challenging environments such as partitioned areas, commercial premises and residential housing. The Prestige 360 DT has a maximum 9 Business Wire India

Safety Engineering Company Smith Flow Control Celebrates Twenty-Five Years of Operation
Smith Flow Control (SFC) celebrates twenty-five years of operation this month, providing engineered safety systems for hazardous valve operations in the oil & gas and chemical processing industries since 1985. Since its inception SFC has had a great deal of influence in the implementation of safety guidelines for valve operation in the global oil & gas industry Business Wire India

Palintest Grows with Acquisition of Wagtech Water Technology Division
Leading water analysis technology company Palintest Ltd. has now expanded its global reach and operations with the acquisition of the Water Technology Division of Wagtech International Ltd. The Wagtech Water Technology Division will operate as a newly-formed stand-alone business unit within the Palintest organisation Business Wire India

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