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Dr. Prahlada takes over as Vice Chancellor of DIAT, Pune
Distinguished scientist and chief Controller of Aero Programmes, DRDO, Delhi, Dr. Prahlada, has taken over as the Vice Chancellor of DIAT (Defence Institute of Advanced Technology), Pune. ANI

Team Anna calls for peaceful protest
Civil society activists Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi on Thursday urged the public to espouse non-violent ideology during the upcoming indefinite hunger-strike called by veteran social activist Anna Hazare from August 16 to protest the version of the Lokpal Bill drafted by the government. ANI

Prakash Jha's 'Aarakshan' now banned in Andhra Pradesh
Prakash Jha's latest release 'Aarakshan' (Reservation), which is based on quota system in education faced another roadblock on Thursday with the Andhra Pradesh Government deciding to ban the release of the film. ANI

Congress Party accuses Gujarat Govt. of tampering into Godhra riots probe
In light of another senior police officer of the Gujarat cadre being hauled up for indiscipline, Congress Party on Thursday accused the Narendra Modi Government of trying to tamper into the investigations related to the 2002 Godhra riots. ANI

Congress accuses media of sensationalizing Krishna's blooper
Hours after External Affairs Minister SM Krishna committed a faux pas in the Parliament, Congress Party on Thursday accused the media of sensationalizing the issue. ANI

Sikhs demand Delhi Govt. to hold elections for their committee
Members of the Sikh community staged a protest here on Thursday and demanded the government to conduct elections for the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, an autonomous organisation, which manages Gurudwaras in the state. ANI

Pallam Raju felicitates school children ahead of Independence Day
Minister of State for Defence, Dr. MM Pallam Raju, on Thursday felicitated NCC cadets and school children, who would participate in the 65th Independence Day function at the Red Fort. ANI

Prakash Jha agrees to cut objectionable scenes from 'Aarakshan'
Prakash Jha on Thursday agreed to edit some scenes from his upcoming movie 'Aarakshan' (Reservation), which is based on quota system in education following objections raised by some political leaders. ANI

S andP President's father defends decision to downgrade U.S. debt rating
Standard and Poor's (S andP) President Deven Sharma's father R.N. Sharma on Thursday defended the decision of his son's firm to downgrade the debt rating of the United States, one of the biggest economies of the world. ANI

BJP protests police brutality on its youth activists
Thousands of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters took part in a mammoth rally at the Jantar Mantar here today to protest the police action on its youth party workers on Tuesday. ANI

Indo-Nepal trade flourishes with revision of trade treaties
Revision of two trade treaties between India and Nepal in 2009 provided impetus to the business between the two countries. ANI

Nervousness prevails in Indian equity markets: Financial Analyst
Financial Analyst Sunil Shah on Thursday said that the volatility in the markets is due to the global turmoil and the recent rumours of France losing its credit rating. ANI

Srinagar residents complain of rising food prices during Ramadan
Residents of Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar city on Thursday complained that the prices of fruits, vegetables and meat in local markets have risen sharply during the holy month of Ramadan. ANI

My shoes are my closest companion, says Lady Gaga
'Born This Way' singer Lady Gaga has revealed that she believes her boots are the only things in her life that are aware of what exactly she is doing. ANI

Delhi HC rejects Behura's bail plea in 2G scam case
The Delhi High Court on Thursday rejected former Telecom Secretary Siddhartha Behura's bail plea in connection with the 2G spectrum scam case. ANI

Mamata Banerjee expresses concern over alarming W.Bengal flood situation
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed concern of the flood situation in her state and assured people of all possible assistance and urged them to move to safer locations. ANI

Manmohan Singh to speak on CWG scam in Parliament
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, is expected to speak on the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam during the debate in the Parliament today. ANI

India, Japan to synergise socio-economic development-linked energies at Tokyo summit
Ushering in a new era of bilateral ties, India and Japan are synergising their energies towards socio-economic development - not within their own territories, but in Asia and across the world. ANI

Delhi Police to help Team Anna get permission for fast venue
RTI crusader Arvind Kejriwal, a key figure in veteran social activist Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption, on Thursday affirmed that the Delhi Police has offered help to civil society activists to acquire permission for the venue of the upcoming indefinite hunger-strike from August 16 to protest the version of the Lokpal Bill drafted by the government. ANI

Kejriwal issues warning to government, as anti-corruption crusade gains momentum
As the date for veteran social activist Anna Hazare's proposed indefinite fast beginning August 16 draws closer, supporters of the Jan Lokpal Bill have raised the momentum for anti-graft crusade. ANI

College students celebrate Shravan in Amritsar
College students in Amritsar organised a day-long cultural celebration on Wednesdayto mark the ongoing festivities related to the month of Shravan. ANI

Indian pilot's daughter accepts Pak fighter pilot's 'remorse' for shooting down civilian plane in 1965
The daughter of a dead Indian pilot has thanked a Pakistani fighter pilot for apologising after shooting down the civilian aircraft that her father was commanding over four decades ago. ANI

Govt likely to push through all pending bills, to take advantage of opposition divide
The UPA Government is likely to take full advantage of cracks within the opposition in Parliament to push through all pending bills in Parliament from Thursday. ANI

Godhra riots probe: Gujarat Government targets another top cop
Another senior police officer of the Gujarat cadre has been hauled up for indiscipline in connection to investigations related to the 2002 Godhra riots. ANI

Manmohan Singh attends Iftaar party in Delhi
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attended Iftaar party, a feast to break Ramadan fasting by Muslims, hosted by Vice-President Hamid Ansari here on Wednesday evening. ANI

Delhi is the front-runner in sustainable competitiveness among Indian states according to the “Sustainable Competitiveness Report 2011”
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GETIT Launches App for FREEADS classifieds on the iPhone for the First Time in India
and Sell anything with just a single touch from anywhere to everywhere. GETIT, India’s broadest information search service, pioneers the launch of its FREEADS classifieds app on iPhone. You can now easily buy – new or old Phones, computers, electronics, furniture, car, pets and a lot more anytime with just a single click instantly Business Wire India

Hov Services, Ltd Reports First Quarter FY 2011-12 Results
HOV Services Ltd (BSE: 532761 & NSE: HOVS) a BPO company with its registered office in Pune, Maharashtra has announced its first quarter results for FY 2011-12. HOV Services, Ltd reported Sales of Rs.3.99 Crs, EBIDTA of Rs.1.30 Crs and Net Profit of Rs.0.83 Crs. in its first quarter ended June 30, 2011 Following were the key highlights of the company during the quarter Business Wire India

Raageshwari Loomba and Chef Ian Kittichai Celebrate Koh’s One Year Anniversary
Renowned Indian pop singer, actress, model, television anchor and former MTV VJ Raageshwari Loomba and Chef Ian Kittichai hosted the Chef’s table at Koh at InterContinental Marine Drive, Mumbai’s very own signature Thai Restaurant to celebrate Koh’s one year anniversary Business Wire India

TERI-BCSD Organizes the eleventh “Talking Tomorrow” Industry Series on Sustainability with Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments and the TERI Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) India organized the eleventh edition of the “Talking Tomorrow” series of industry lectures. Mr Business Wire India

Thought Provoking “One Human One World” Film on You Tube Sparks a Revolution
The world is currently facing challenging times due to terrorism, corruption, economic slow down, poverty, discrimination, and dirty politics Business Wire India

Animal Welfare Board of India Expresses Concerns over the Proposed IFFCO KISAN SEZ
The Chairman of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) in a letter has expressed animal welfare concerns over the proposed IFFCO KISAN SEZ. This letter comes in response to the petition by FIAPO seeking intervention of the AWBI Business Wire India

The Manufacturing IT Summit 2011 co – hosted by NIIT Technologies
The Manufacturing IT Summit India will take place from the 25th – 26th August, 2011 in Mumbai. This will be a one of a kind event dedicated to IT Infrastructure in the Manufacturing sector produced by Exito Group and NIIT Technologies as the Co-host for the show. NIIT Technologies became an independent organisation in 2004, after spinning off from NIIT Ltd Business Wire India

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