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Five policemen faint during physical test in UP
At least five constables of Uttar Pradesh Police fainted during a departmental promotion test conducted at Sitapur on Tuesday. ANI

Latin American countries keen to strengthen relations with India
Envoys of Latin American countries today sought mutually beneficial cooperation with India. ANI

Yeddyurappa challenges Lokayukta report in Karnataka High Court
Former Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa on Tuesday filed a petition in the Karnataka High Court seeking reconsideration of Lokayukta Justice (retired) N. Santosh Hedge's report on illegal mining. ANI

Govt. has sanctioned "National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project": Ramachandran
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today said the government s sanctioned a Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely "National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project" (NCRMP) Phase-I in which Andhra Pradesh and Odisha are covered. ANI

BJP to elect new Karnataka CM tomorrow: Yeddyurappa
Former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who resigned from his post after being indicted in Lokayukta Justice (retired) N. Santosh Hedge's report on illegal mining, on Tuesday said the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka will elect the new state chief tomorrow. ANI

Gurgaon land acquisition row: Farmers move Punjab and Haryana HC
Farmers hailing from villages near Haryana's Gurgaon city on Tuesday knocked at the doors of the Punjab and Haryana High Court at Chandigarh with a petition that their lands had been forcibly acquired for a meager sum. ANI

UPA Govt. faces opposition's ire over host of issues
Setting aside their ideological differences, the opposition parties on Tuesday attacked the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre over price rise, allotment of land to a trust run by party chief Sonia Gandhi and delay in tabling the new Land Acquisition Bill for enactment during the current monsoon session of the parliament. ANI

'Multi-Disciplinary School of Economic Intelligence' to be set up: Jitendra Singh

All States have an effective system to record finger printing of offenders: Jitendra Singh
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today said all the States and UTs of the country except the UTs of Andaman and Nicobar, Daman and Diu, Dadar and Nagar Haveli and Lakshadweep, have an effective system of recording finger prints. ANI

Union Government handed over 29 cases to NIA: Jitendra Singh
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today said Union Government handed over the investigation of 29 terrorism related cases to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) since its creation. ANI

15, 000 police stations, 7,000 higher offices to be covered under CCTNS: Jitendra Singh
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today said the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network Systems (CCTNS) Project has been launched recently under it nearly 15,015 police stations and 7,000 higher offices including circles, districts, sub-divisions, state headquarters, etc ANI

999 incidents of Naxal violence witnessed this year: Jitendra Singh
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today the current year (up to July 26, 2011) witnessed 999 incidents of Naxal violence leading to 333 deaths (241 civilians and 92 security forces). ANI

Maken blames NDA Govt. for clearing Kalmadi's CWG appointment
Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ajay Maken on Tuesday squarely blamed the previous National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government (1998-2004) for clearing the appointment of Congress parliamentarian Suresh Kalmadi as chairman of the organizing committee of the 19th Commonwealth Games that was held last October. ANI

Forest cover in Maoist-hit Lalgarh in danger of depletion
The continuous felling of trees in Maoist-hit Lalgarh in West Bengal is leading to a rapid loss of forest cover in the area. ANI

hinese student sends teacher SMS threat for higher grade
A teacher in a key Chinese university received an SMS from one of her students, threatening dire consequences if higher grades were not awarded to him. ANI

UPA, NDA agree to have debate, voting on price rise
The UPA-led government and the NDA-led opposition have reportedly reached a compromise, which will allow for a debate and voting on the price rise issue. ANI

Vijay Malhotra demands Delhi CM's resignation over Commonwealth Games scam
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit over charges of graft and irregularities in preparation of the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG). ANI

Karnataka Governor Bhardwaj says he has been vindicated
Days after B. S. Yeddyurappa's resignation as chief minister over his alleged involvement in illegal mining, Karnataka Governor Hansraj Bhardwaj on Tuesday said Justice Santosh Hegde's report had 'vindicated' his stand. ANI

Lokpal Bill row: Civil society meets to discuss strategies for upcoming protest
Civil society activists met in Uttar Pradesh's Noida area on Tuesday to discuss various strategies, which includes the probable venue for the upcoming protest against the draft Lokpal Bill proposed by the government. ANI

Manmohan Singh deserves credit for encouraging dialogue with Pak
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh deserves all the credit for keeping the dialogue process moving, despite Pakistan's failure to prosecute 26/11 perpetrators. ANI

MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan, pilot killed
A MiG-21 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed on Tuesday shortly after take-off from Naal airfield in Rajasthan's Bikaner District, killing the pilot ANI

Govt. taking measures to facilitate expeditious disposal of cases in courts: Khurshid
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid has informed that the government has taken a number of measures in order to facilitate expeditious disposal of cases in courts. ANI

Uproar in Parliament, both Houses adjourned till tomorrow(Update Parliament)
Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned on Tuesday for the day after repeated adjournments over the price rise and Suresh Kalmadi issues. ANI

RSS leader denies reports of connection with 2007 Ajmer blasts
New Delhi, Aug 2 Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar has denied having links with 2007 Ajmer shrine blasts amid reports of his arrest. ANI

Gadkari flays Congress party for being inefficient in curbing corruption
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari has flayed the Congress party for being inefficient in eradicating corruption from the system and punishing accused lawmakers in various scams. ANI

People of Bihar want to see development: Nitish Kumar
Directing police to review the law and order situation of the state at the ground level, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said people want to see development. ANI

Sibal backs Australia as wonderful destination for Australia
Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal has described Australia as a suitable destination for the Indian student community. ANI

Oxigen Offers a Unique and New Solution for India's Retailers to instantly access Multiple Business services, using a wire free ""GPRS Point of Sale Terminal"" called OxiSmart
Oxigen Launches a new generation point of sale(POS) GPRS terminal. The growth in telecom subscribers is gradually and surely shifting to the rural locations. While rural telecom revenue is a mere 24% of total revenues as of 2011, it is set to grow to 30% by 2013. This has spawned rapid scale up Telecom Retail in Tier II and Tier III locations as well as in small towns and villages Business Wire India

Maveric Systems Wins NASSCOM Award for Partnering with Academia…at the NASSCOM Exemplary Talent (NExT) Practices Awards 2011
Maveric Systems, a leading global independent software testing specialist, has been awarded by NASSCOM, the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the IT-BPO industries in India, at the NASSCOM Exemplary Talent (NExT) Practices Awards 2011. Maveric Systems has received a Special Recognition Award in the ‘Partnering with Academia’ category Business Wire India

Polaris Launches World’s Largest FT Grid with 100MC Capacity
Polaris Software Lab Limited (POLS.BO), a leading global Financial Technology Company today announced the launch of its FT Grid, the largest cloud offering with the capacity to cater to 100 Million Customers (MC) Business Wire India

KBR to Supply ATOMAX-STFTM Feed Nozzles to HPCL Visakhapatnam Refinery
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Extreme Networks addresses evolving Enterprise Network requirement with New Ethernet Access Switches
Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today expanded its line of enterprise edge networking solutions with the launch of a new family of value-based Gigabit Ethernet fixed switching solutions Business Wire India

Dhanuka Agritech Ltd Q1 FY11-12 Net Sales at Rs. 94.23 crores, Up 17.8%
Dhanuka Agritech Ltd - Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE: 507717) and National Stock Exchange (NSE: DHANUKA) listed, is a leading agrochemical formulation company with presence of nearly 30 years in India with long term tie-ups with the leading agrochemical companies around the world like Nissan, DuPont, Sumitomo, Hokko among others. The company continues to grow from strength to strength Business Wire India

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