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Hazare turns down release order, refuses to come out of Tihar
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday night turned the down the release order, saying he will not move out of the Tihar Jail until he gets unconditional permission to fast. ANI

"Perception of science as a difficult subject is not true": President Patil
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today said that teachers have an obligation to dispel fear in the minds of young children that science is a tough subject, and when they spot aptitude for science amongst students, should nourish these talents. ANI

Sibal faces protest from Hazare's supporters at Delhi seminar
The supporters of veteran social activist Anna Hazare, who was arrested ahead of his scheduled indefinite fast, heckled Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal during a seminar on Lokpal here on Tuesday. ANI

130 Pak nationals currently lodged in various Indian jails: Ramachandran
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs M. Ramachandran on Tuesday said a total of 130 Pakistani nationals are currently lodged in various Indian jails. ANI

Anna Hazare likely to be released from Tihar Jail
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare is likely to be released from the Tihar Jail here after almost 12 hours of detention. ANI

Anna Hazare gathers massive support across India
People across India held nationwide protests against veteran social activist Anna Hazare's arrest on Tuesday and slammed the UPA Government at the Centre for meting out such a cruel treatment to the crusader, who is spearheading an anti-corruption campaign. ANI

Delhi Police Commissioner defends decision to arrest Hazare
Clarifying its stand over the arrest of veteran social activist, Delhi Police Commissioner BK Gupta on Tuesday said Anna Hazare defied the law by not following the directives issued by the police. ANI

Brinda Karat calls Hazare's arrest a strong attack on democratic rights
Condemning the arrest of veteran social activist Anna Hazare, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat accusing the ruling Congress Party of indulging in corruption, on Tuesday called it a strong attack on democratic rights. ANI

Kiran Bedi released after detention
Former IPS officer and social activist Kiran Bedi, who was detained earlier in the day alongside veteran social activist Anna Hazare, has been released. ANI

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, UP Govt. on banning 'Aarakshan'
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought responses from the Central Government and Uttar Pradesh Government on director Prakash Jha's petition to lift the ban on his latest release 'Aarakshan' (Reservation), which is based on the quota system in education. ANI

Guwahati doctors launch world's first e-hospital
Two Indian doctors have launched world's first e-hospital 'Mediangels' that connects patients to specialists from across the globe via the Internet. ANI

Protests across India against Anna's arrest
Demonstrations were held at various places across the country demanding immediate release of veteran social activist Anna Hazare. ANI

Protests in Anna's village after his arrest
People in social activist Anna Hazare's village in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar District on Tuesday protested against his arrest in Delhi. ANI

BJP terms Hazare's arrest dictatorial
Condemning the arrest of veteran social activist Anna Hazare, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday accused the former of adopting dictatorial approach and added that it tried to infringe upon the fundamental right of the citizen to protest ANI

Maoists hoist black flag in a West Bengal government school on Independence Day
Amid Independence Day celebrations across the country, Maoists hoisted black flags at a government owned primary education school at Baghmundi in West Bengal. ANI

Kiran Bedi says 'emergency' has revisited the country
Terming the detention of veteran social activist Anna Hazare as undemocratic and unconstitutional, civil society activist Kiran Bedi on Tuesday said that emergency has revisited the country. ANI

Hazare's detention decided by Delhi Police: Ambika Soni
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Tuesday said that no instructions were issued to Delhi Police by the Central Government to arrest veteran social activist Anna Hazare. ANI

Justice Hegde slams Govt. for curbing fundamental rights of citizens
Criticizing the government over veteran social activist Anna Hazare's detention cum arrest, former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde on Tuesday said it was unfortunate that the government tried to curb the fundamental rights of the citizens. ANI

Venkaiah Naidu backs Hazare, says Govt. seems to have gone berserk
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M. Venkaiah Naidu criticizing the government action against veteran social activist Anna Hazare, on Tuesday said the government seems to have gone berserk. ANI

People across India protest against Hazare's arrest
People across the country on Tuesday came out in support of veteran social activist Anna Hazare after the Delhi Police arrest him. ANI

Hazare's arrest over anti graft-stir sparks political outcry against UPA Govt
The arrest of veteran social activist Anna Hazare ahead of his scheduled indefinite fast over the Jan Lokpal Bill issue has triggered a fierce political outcry against the UPA Government at the Centre with leaders from various political outfits terming the police action to be 'undemocratic'. ANI

Fasting Anna remanded to seven-day judicial custody
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare was on Tuesday sent to seven days of judicial custody in Tihar Jail. ANI

Takshashila launches 'India Impressions', an online international photography competition
The Takshashila Institution, in collaboration with the Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Hewlett-Packard have announced the launch of "India Impressions", an online international photography competition, to capture perspectives of an emerging India by engaging the photographer community. ANI

Supreme Court stays release of Hasan Ali in money laundering case
The Supreme Court on Tuesday today stayed the release of Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan, accused of money laundering, on bail which was granted by the Bombay High Court. ANI

Supporters court arrest after Anna's detention
Supporters of veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday court arrested after he was detained by the Delhi Police. ANI

BJP slams Govt. on Hazare's detention
Condemning the detention of veteran social activist Anna Hazare, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday accused the former of adopting dictatorial approach and added that it tried to infringe upon the fundamental right of the citizen to protest ANI

Sushma demands explanation from PM on Hazare's detention
Hours after veteran social activist Anna Hazare was detained by the police from Supreme Enclave in Mayur Vihar for defying prohibitory orders and vowing to go ahead with his fast, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj condemned the incident, and demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh make a statement in Lok Sabha on the issue. ANI

Tactics of govt. akin to those of British: Shanti Bhushan
Criticising the government over the detention of Anna Hazare, senior lawyer and social activist Shanti Bhushan on Tuesday said that the tactics of former were akin to those of the British. ANI

Detention is beginning of India's second freedom struggle: Hazare
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare, who was detained by Delhi Police on Tuesday, described it as the beginning of India's second freedom struggle. ANI

Hazare detained for wanting to defy order: R K Singh
Home Secretary R K Singh on Tuesday said social activist Anna Hazare was detained because he said he intended to defy prohibitory orders and sit on a fast. ANI

Advani slams Govt. over Anna's detention
Slamming the government over the detention of veteran social activist Anna Hazare, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani on Tuesday said instead of dealing with the problem of corruption and owning responsibility, the former is trying to find scapegoats and is stopping peaceful protests. ANI

Team Anna to move Supreme Court against detentions
Terming the detention of veteran social activist Anna Hazare as totally undemocratic, senior lawyer and member of the committee constituted for the Lokpal Bill, Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday said they will approach the Supreme Court. ANI

Tibetan monk calling for return of Dalai Lama burns himself to death in China
A 29-year-old Tibetan monk died after setting himself on fire in south-west China, in a call for return of spiritual leader Dalai Lama. ANI

Manmohan Singh convenes CCPA meet over Hazare's detention
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday convened an emergency meeting of Cabinet Committee of Political Affairs (CCPA) to discuss the strategy after crackdown on Team Anna. ANI

Lokpal Bill: Delhi Police detain Anna Hazare, Kiran Bedi, Kejriwal (Updated)
The Delhi Police have detained veteran social activist Anna Hazare ahead of his indefinite fast over the proposed Lokpal Bill. ANI

Lokpal Bill: Delhi Police arrest Anna Hazare, Kiran Bedi, Kejriwal
The Delhi Police have detained veteran social activist Anna Hazare ahead of his indefinite fast over the proposed Lokpal Bill. ANI

Birlasoft Pioneers with Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Offering
Birlasoft, the global IT services arm of the multi-billion dollar C K Birla Group, today announced its Governance, Risk and Compliance (TowerGroup. The new GRC solution is developed on Birlasoft’s deep expertise and experience on wide-reaching compliance requirements for different vertical industries. While grouping all governance, risk and compliance solutions under an integrated http://www Business Wire India

naseba’s 2nd Annual Women in Leadership Forum India 2011 to encourage more Indian Companies for top-management Gender diversity
As social values continue to change and with globalisation causing an influx of multinational corporations to India, more and more Indian women are now entering the workforce Business Wire India

Ezeego1 Launches Cash on Delivery Service across 40 Indian cities
Ezeego1.com, the online travel site, has launched a unique facility, ‘Cash on Delivery’. This facility will enable customers who are reluctant to part with their credit card details and do not want to transact online. This option will enable customers to book flights, holidays, hotels, car rentals, cruises, attractions and other holiday options easily. According to Ms Neelu Singh, COO, Ezeego1 Business Wire India

CA Technologies Addresses Complexity Surrounding ‘Cloud Choice’
Business demand for rapid time-to-market and lower operational costs is driving cloud computing adoption and creating tremendous choice around cloud services available today. CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) is helping simplify “cloud choice” with new and updated products and solutions for enterprises and service providers Business Wire India

Washington State Wine Industry Launches first-ever Promotional Campaign in India
Winemakers from Washington State are set to kick off a marketing campaign in India early next month. India is projected to overtake China as the world’s most populous country sometime in the next ten to fifteen years, and the wine market in India continues to grow Business Wire India

Elfab ensures leak-tightness is not an issue
Leading pressure relief specialist Elfab has invested in an advanced electron beam welding capability to ensure that leak-tightness is not an issue with its products Business Wire India

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