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President, Vice President greet people on Navroj
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Thursday greeted the people on the occasion of Navroj, the beginning of the Parsi New Year. ANI

Anna will continue his fast till health permits, says Kiran Bedi
Former IPS officer and civil society activist Kiran Bedi today said that veteran social activist Anna Hazare will continue his fast till his health permits. ANI

Trans-Arunachal Highway project put on fast track, assures Joshi
After holding two high-level review meetings on the progress of the Trans-Arunachal Highway project, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways CP Joshi has assured to put the ambitious project on the fast track by removing hitches, particularly with regard to environmental and forest clearance. ANI

Railway security to be modernized and strengthened: Trivedi
Emphasising that safety is accorded the highest priority by Indian Railways, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi has said the Railway Protection Force (RPF) is being modernized with induction of latest equipments and induction of requisite manpower. ANI

'I will not stop fighting till I get Lokpal', says Hazare
Asserting that he is overwhelmed with the support of the youth, veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said that he will continue his fast till all the demands are met. ANI

Mukherjee says while inflation eases, fuel price index rises
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that while the inflation eased due to a decline of 0.9 percent, the fuel price index climbed to 13.13 percent. ANI

Fast Track Courts set-up to expeditiously dispose of long pending cases: Khurshid
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said that Fast Track Courts established under the Eleventh Finance Commission funding were set-up to expeditiously dispose of long pending cases in the Sessions Courts and long pending cases of under trial prisoners. ANI

Indo- Pak parliamentarians meet in New Delhi to boost bilateral ties
Aiming to strengthen bilateral ties, parliamentary delegations from India and Pakistan met in New Delhi on Wednesday to bridge the trust deficit and boost people-to-people contact between the two Asian neighbours. ANI

16 militants surrender in Manipur
Sixteen militants recently laid down their arms before the security forces in Manipur. ANI

Rajya Sabha passes impeachment motion against Justice Soumitra Sen
The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the motion to impeach Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court. ANI

Permission to fast at Ramlila Maidan is half battle won, says Patkar
Noted social activist Medha Patkar on Thursday said the granting of permission to the civil society team headed by anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare to go with the protest at Ramlila Maidan is only half the battle won. ANI

US realizes troubling connection between Pak Army, LeT: McCain
Arizona Senator John McCain told reporters here today that the US wants to see Pakistan emerge as civilian-led peaceful nation, but also recognizes that sections of the military and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) do not share the same views. ANI

US not involved in Anna agitation: Senator McCain
Arizona Senator and ex-presidential candidate Senator John McCain has said the United States has no involvement in the Anna Hazare agitation. ANI

I am pumped up about this revolution of sorts that Anna Hazare is leading'
I am neither a social activist nor a student with bundles of energy and the incessant need to change the world, but I am pumped up at the very thought of this revolution of sorts that Anna Hazare is leading. ANI

Team Anna and Delhi Police arrive at consensus: R. K. Singh
Union Home Secretary R. K. Singh on Thursday confirmed that the civil society activists team and Delhi Police have arrived at an agreement about the venue and duration of the anti-graft campaign. ANI

UPA Govt. owes apology to Anna Hazare: Subramanian Swamy
Stating that the treatment meted out to Anna Hazare was totally wrong, Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre should apologise to the anti-graft crusader for putting him and his supporters behind bars. ANI

Rahul Gandhi visits homes of farmers killed in Pune firing incident
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday visited the homes of farmers, who were killed in police firing during an agitation on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on August 9. ANI

Locals suffer as bus drivers call for strike in Mumbai
Harried locals were unable to commute to their work-places on Thursday as the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) union, which supplies a large number of buses to the city, called for a strike over a wage hike. ANI

Anna Hazare will move to Ramlila Maidan tomorrow
With the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) busy in preparing the ground for the veteran social activist's agitation, Anna Hazare is likely to move to the Ramlila Maidan here on Friday for his indefinite fast against corruption . ANI

Salamat wadi in Kupwara wants a School building
Salamat wadi is really a quaint little village tucked away in Karalpura block in the border district of Kupwara in Kashmir. I chanced upon this in my travels in this region which is in focus for strategic reasons but very little is in known about how people live, what their problems are and their aspirations for development. ANI

Premises of Jaganmohan Reddy searched by CBI
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday carried out searches at residences and offices of YSR Congress Party President Jaganmohan Reddy in the cases relating to alleged illegal assets of the former and irregularities in Emaar township project ANI

Sale of Gandhi cap surges in UP as Anna Hazare agitation gains momentum
A surge in the sale of the Gandhi caps was witnessed in Uttar Pradesh, as thousands of people came out in support of anti corruption crusader Anna Hazare across the country in the last two days. ANI

Focus back on Jan Lokpal Bill: Bhushan
A day after Anna Hazare and government reached an agreement allowing the former to carry out his hunger strike, social activist Shanti Bhushan on Thursday said after this win, the focus is back on what started it all-the Jan Lokpal Bill. ANI

Arunachal CM Gamlin's family under scanner over communal overdose?
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin and his close family members have come under the scanner over a "no action or inquiry" carried out after 'derogatory remarks' about the Nyishi tribe appeared on the web portal of a leading newspaper of the country on May 4. ANI

Hazare to remain in Tihar till Ramlila ground is ready: Kejriwal
Civil society activist Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said veteran social activist Anna Hazare will leave Tihar Jail only when the Ramlila ground is ready. ANI

PDP leader Mufti Sayeed hails Anna Hazare
Speaking out in support of social activist Anna Hazare and his anti-graft movement, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and patron of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has hailed the former for his efforts to tackle corruption in public life. ANI

Delhi Police relent; to allow Hazare to fast for 14 days without preconditions
Bowing to public pressure, Delhi Police on Thursday said they had withdrawn virtually all preconditions for the hunger strike to be held by Gandhian and social activist Anna Hazare and his team in the national capital. ANI

Expand your Galaxy with Belkin Accessories
Belkin India, a leading service provider of interconnectivity solutions across computing and consumer electronic devices, today announced a strategic partnership with leading consumer durable brand Samsung to provide exclusive range of accessories for Galaxy S Smartphone and Galaxy Tab Tablets. The partnership will benefit the consumers Business Wire India Adds a Free Classifieds Arm; Welcome News for Property Owners and Seekers
In a scintillating display of progressive propulsion, Banyantree has added a classified arm to their already trending real estate portal, Real Estate Hungama. The URL of the section is Critics believe that the addition of a classified section to the info-powered portal will add tremendous boost to the site’s overall popularity and usability Business Wire India

DoubleTree by Hilton Brand Debuts in India
Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton New Delhi-Mayur Vihar, the first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in India. Owned and operated by Eros Resorts & Hotels Ltd Business Wire India

Syniverse Supports Indian Operators’ Transition to 3G, Preparation for LTE, 4G and Beyond
Syniverse executives and experts will meet with representatives from India’s mobile operators August 18-19, as the company hosts a private workshop designed to help operators optimize their existing networks, transition to 3G, and prepare for LTE, 4G and beyond. Business Wire India

QAI Announces The Only High Maturity Best Practices Conference & Awards in its Second Edition
QAI (www.qaiglobal Business Wire India

Perma Pure’s Sample Preparation Key Step in Pollution Monitoring
Accuracy is essential to effective pollution control measurement at the plant level. The GASS 2040 Gas Analysis Sampling System from Perma Pure prepares stack gas for measurement, preserving critical analytes for more accurate results Business Wire India

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