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All corrupt ministers should be sacked: Anna Hazare
Continuing his fast-unto-death for the third consecutive day over the enactment of an anti-corruption bill to give wider powers to the Ombudsman, veteran social activist Anna Hazare today said that all corrupt ministers should be sacked. ANI

Modi terms Hazare's fast against corruption similar to 1975 emergency
Stating that Anna Hazare's fast against corruption was being supported by people from all walks of life, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's statement on the veteran social activist had created an emergency like situation similar to that in 1975. ANI

Govt. to consider setting up of 'Community Radio Fund': Ambika Soni
Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni today said that her ministry will consider setting up of "Community Radio Fund" to ensure the sustainability and enhanced outreach of the community radio movement within the country. ANI

Human resources most powerful tools for economic development: Mallikarjun Kharge
Union Minister of Labour and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge today said that human resources are undoubtedly the most powerful tools for the economic development and competitiveness of the country, and therefore India is giving great importance to build human resources by skilling them appropriately, especially to take advantage of demographic profile of the country. ANI

India committed to early conclusion of Doha Round: Anand Sharma
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Thursday said that India is committed to successful conclusion of Doha Round and support multi-lateral and bilateral engagement with rest of the world. ANI

Swiss Federal Councillor calls on Pranab Mukherjee
Swiss Federal Councillor for Economic, Johann N. Schneider Ammann, called on Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in his North Block office here on Thursday, where the duo discussed financial issues of mutual interest ANI

Notification for fourth phase of WB polls issued
The notification for the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls was issued on Thursday. ANI

Sonia Gandhi appeals to Hazare to end fast
Congress President Sonia Gandhi has made an appeal to veteran social activist Anna Hazare to end his fast over the Lokpal Bill. ANI

SC issues notices to transport secretaries over high-security number plates
The Supreme Court today issued contempt notices to transport secretaries of Delhi, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh over the failure of their respective governments in implementing high-security number plates and licenses for vehicles. ANI

Govt. monitoring situation along PoK, Krishna assures BJP
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has assured Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Tarun Vijay that the government is aware of media reports of the presence of Chinese troops in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and is taking all necessary measures to safeguard national interests. ANI

Krishna meets Vietnamese and Moroccan dignitaries
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Thursday met Hoang Binh Quan, the Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam, and Moroccan Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi-Fihri. ANI

Antony gags Army from commenting on Hazare
Defence Minister A K Antony has reportedly ordered top army officials not to comment on veteran social activist Anna Hazare's fast-unto-death on the Lokpal issue. ANI

Maoists kill General Manager of Reliance Power in Jharkhand
Maoists have killed a general manager of Reliance Power and critically injured another corporate official in a forest area in Jharkhand's Chatra District. ANI

Hazare fast: Deadlock continues over Lokpal Bill
The deadlock over Lokpal Bill continues even after two rounds of discussions were held between the Government and Anna Hazare's anti-corruption activists on Thursday. ANI

Kerala polls include 153 candidates with criminal background
A total of 153 candidates with a criminal back ground and 53 crorepati candidates will battle the elections from Kerala this year for the assembly elections. ANI

TN polls: EC issues notice to Jayalalithaa, Vijayakanth
The Election Commission (EC) has issued notices to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa and Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) chief and actor Vijayakanth for their alleged personal attacks against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and his family members in their campaign speeches for the April 13 assembly polls. ANI

Sweety Kapoor-Khanna at Anna rally: A satire
"For heavens sake Mom! You won't blend with the crowd at Jantar Mantar with your Dior bag and diamonds." I decided to ignore junior. It is not everyday that a demonstration that touches my heart, comes along. ANI

Pravargyeishti performed at Athirathram in Kerala
Over one lakh people have so far visited Panjal Athirathram, a 5000-year old Vedic ritual and yagna performed at Panjal village near Trichur in the last four days. During this period, over 35,000 people have been provided Annadhanam (served free meals). ANI

Pak releases Indian prisoner Gopal Dass
Pakistan on Thursday released Gopal Dass, an Indian prisoner detained in Lahore Kot Lakpat Jail for the last 27 years. ANI

Hazare fast: Sibal meets Agnivesh, Kejriwal to pursue constructive dialogue
Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday met social activists Swami Agnivesh and Arvind Kejriwal to find ways to bridge differences on the anti-graft Lokpal Bill. ANI

Campaigning gains momentum in poll-bound Tamil Nadu
Campaigning has gained momentum in Tamil Nadu ahead of April 13 Assembly polls. ANI

Anna Hazare describes his fast, a second 'freedom struggle'
Social activist Anna Hazare, whose fast-unto-death demanding a more stringent anti-corruption law, entered its third day on Thursday, described it as a second freedom struggle for the country. He said the nation must be freed from the grip of corruption. ANI

Mamata Banerjee wants peaceful polls in West Bengal
Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has called for peaceful elections in West Bengal. ANI

9.9 Media’s CFO100 - Peers Honour Nation's Best CFOs
In a first of its kind honour for Chief Financial Officers in India, 100 CFOs across industries were recognised for their work in various areas of finance in 2010. The event, titled: CFO100 – recognising the winning edge, was organised by 9.9 Media that brings out CFO India, the country's most read magazine for senior finance professionals Business Wire India

CA Technologies Launches ‘CA Services’ in the Indian Market
• Expertise of 150 people strong team in the region now available • A Direct practice in India for Indian customers • Services focused solely on CA technology CA Technologies today announced the launch of CA services in the Indian market as a direct practice for Indian customers Business Wire India

2011 India Development Marketplace Competition Announces 14 Winners
2011 India Development Marketplace Competition – Supporting Inclusive Business Models to Scale, a competitive grant program jointly organized by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and the Development Marketplace Program, has announced 14 winners from 30 finalists Business Wire India

Tourism Queensland and SapientNitro Issue the Million Dollar Memo to Businesses Worldwide
Tourism Queensland and SapientNitro, part of Sapient (NASDAQ: SAPE), teamed up to announce the launch of Tourism Queensland’s latest global marketing campaign, Million Dollar Memo. The campaign pits businesses head to head to compete for the ultimate reward: an AUD $1 million custom travel package to Queensland, Australia Business Wire India

Captain Gopinath, Kiran Bedi and G R K Reddy to Address at India Leadership Conclave
Corruption has no place in a free economy & competitive free liberalized growth nation like India, World’s well known democracy with a rich cultural heritage. Peace & Compassion has no boundaries & are the best weapons to curb & fight against the strong Business Wire India

Miles Software Creates New Advisory Board Composed of IT Industry Veterans
Miles Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (Miles Software), a leader in providing technology solutions to the financial markets, today announced the appointment of high-level advisors to help accelerate the company’s pursuits of global expansion and strengthening its operational excellence in the domestic markets Business Wire India

State of Victoria, Australia Sends its Largest “Trade Mission” to India, as part of its Trade Engagement Program with India
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Unichem Laboratories Receives ANDA Approval from USFDA for Divalproex Sodium Delayed Release Tablets
Unichem laboratories Limited are pleased to announce that it has received ANDA approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) for Divalproex Sodium Delayed Release Tablets Business Wire India

NHS SBS, a Joint Venture between Steria and Department of Health UK, Wins (€15m) £13.5m Contract Extension with ten NHS Trusts in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), has today announced it has renewed its long-term strategic contract with ten NHS organisations across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, worth €15m (£13.5m) over an additional four years Business Wire India

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