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Jaspal Bhatti supports Hazare's crusade against corruption
Comedian Jaspal Bhatti came out with a mocking 'Save the Corrupt Bill' here on Monday to support veteran social activist Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption. ANI

Singhvi accuses Advani of politicising Lokpal Bill issue
Asserting that Lal Krishna Advani is not against corruption, ANI

Lokpal row: No offer for talks from Govt., says Agnivesh
Asserting that the Lokpal Bill should be passed by August 30, anti corruption crusader Anna Hazare's aide and social activist Swami Agnivesh on Monday said the government has not taken the initiative to hold talks with the civil society activists. ANI

Lokpal row: Bedi appeals PM to listen to the voice of the nation
Asserting that veteran social activist Anna Hazare is asking for a law that deals effectively with corruption, former IPS officer and civil society representative Kiran Bedi on Monday made an appeal to the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, to arrive at the Ramlila Ground and listen to the voice of the nation. ANI

Lokpal row: No initiative taken by Govt. to begin dialogue, says Kejriwal
RTI crusader Arvind Kejriwal, a key figure in Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption, today said that the government has not taken any initiative to hold talks with the civil society representatives over the Lokpal Bill issue. ANI

Manmohan Singh to discuss Hazare issue with top ministers
With veteran social activist Anna Hazare's fast for a strong Lokpal Bill entering its seventh day today, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is scheduled to meet his top ministers to find a way out to end the deadlock. ANI

Gandhi caps selling like hot cakes in Pune due to Anna effect
With Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption motivating numerous young men and women across the country, the sale of Gandhi caps has surged in Maharashtra's Pune city. ANI

41 pilgrims killed in UP road mishap
At least forty one pilgrims have been killed when a tractor trolley carrying them overturned in a waterlogged ditch in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia District on Monday. ANI

Hazare supporters protest outside Sibal's house
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare's supporters on Monday protested outside Human Resource and Development Minister Kapil Sibal's residence in New Delhi. ANI

Support for Anna shows no signs of dwindling on day seven
People from all walks of life came out in support of veteran social activist Anna Hazare, whose fast for a strong Lokpal Bill entered the seventh day on Monday. ANI

Hazare supporters protest outside Mukherjee's house
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare's supporters on Monday protested outside Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's residence in New Delhi. ANI

'We have to keep our unity intact', says Kejriwal to Anna's supporters
Stating that corrupt people are sweating with fear, civil society activist Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged supporters of anti corruption crusader Anna Hazare to remain united, as there are reports of anti social forces hampering the movement. ANI

Lokpal row: Khurshid for dialogue between Govt, civil society
With Anna Hazare's fast demanding a strong Lokpal entered the seventh day today, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid has said that there should be a dialogue between the government and civil society representatives to find out a solution that is mutually acceptable by all sections. ANI

Maoists provide assistance to diarrhoea-affected people in Gaya
While locals criticised state authorities for not providing adequate assistance to the diarrhoea-affected people, Maoists came to their rescue in Bihar's Gaya District. ANI

Hazare supporters protest in Rae Bareli
Supporters of veteran social activist Anna Hazare staged a protest outside the office of Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli ANI

Anna must detach from political power working behind him: Ahmed Bukhari
Emphasising that corruption cannot be removed only by making laws, the Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, on Monday said social activist Anna Hazare must detach himself from the political power working behind him. ANI

Govt. open to reasoned debate on Lokpal Bill: Manmohan Singh
Emphasising that speedy trials and timely judgements will do a great deal to discourage corruption, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday said that the central government is open to having a reasoned debate on the Lokpal Bill. ANI

PM should seek fresh public mandate: Advani
Slamming the UPA government on the issue of corruption, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should seek a fresh public mandate. ANI

Lokpal row: CBI must be made independent, says Kiran Bedi
Standing firm on its demand for the passing and acceptance of the Jan Lokpal Bill, Team Anna on Monday said that the government must introduce a bill that benefits the common man, both in the short and long term. ANI

No magic wand to eliminate corruption, govt will evolve systematic way to deal with menace: PM
Stating that there was no magic wand to eliminate corruption immediately, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, said on Monday, that his government will come up with a systematic way to deal with the menace. ANI

Movement reignited by Hazare a new page in Indian history: Sri Sri Ravishankar
Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar has said the movement reignited by social activist Anna Hazare is a new page in Indian history. ANI

Indians use drums, skates and rituals to support Hazare
Indians carried out unique demonstrations across the country in support of veteran social activist Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption. ANI

Govt. 'created' 'new chapter' by including civil society in law drafting process: Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said the government has 'created' a 'new chapter' by including civil society in its legislative drafting process. ANI

Sadar Hills District body meets Chidambaram
The Sadar Hills District Demand Committee (SHDDC) met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram at his residence here on Sunday to discuss their demand for creation of a full fledged district of Sadar Hills. ANI

Harish Rawat appeals to Hazare to end fast and resume talks
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Harish Rawat has appealed to social activist Anna Hazare to end his fast and come to the negotiating table for the enactment of anti-corruption Lokpal Bill. ANI

Government faces political, public backlash over Hazare's anti-graft stir
With social activist Anna Hazare's anti-graft stir gaining steam across the country, political leaders and the 'common man' united to step up pressure on the central government to resolve the simmering row over the formulation of a strong Lokpal Bill. ANI

Lokpal Bill: Hazare's fast enters seventh day
Social activist Anna Hazare's fast for an effective Jan Lokpal Bill entered its seventh day on Monday. ANI

Nina Saxena Excellence in Technology Award, 2011 was given to Avionics Group, Vikram Sarabhai Space Center and Advanced Bio-Residue Energy Technology Society (ABETS), IISc, Bangalore.
The 5th Nina Saxena Excellence in Technology Award was presented jointly to Dr. T.J. Aprenand his team, Combustion Gasification and Propulsion Laboratory, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Dr. Satyanarayana. S, and his team at RFAF Division & RF Facility, Avionics at Vikram Sarabhai Space Center. A first of its kind India-wide excellence Award was instituted by IIT Kharagpur in 2006 Business Wire India

CREDAI - Pune Metro’s 2nd e-Profest, a Virtual Property Expo Gets a Promising Start
e-PROFEST 2011 – Pune’s Virtual Realty Fair promoted by CREDAI-Pune Metro has registered over 4000 prospective buyers already. In its second year now, the virtual expo promises to showcase over 500 projects, from Pune, PCMC and neighboring areas between 16th and 31st August 2011. Pune has become a more lucrative option and people are willing to invest in Pune Properties today.Mr Business Wire India

William Mills Agency Opens Office in Mumbai
William Mills Agency, the largest independent public relations firm focusing on technology in the United States, announced it has opened a new office in Mumbai, India and appointed Saba Kazi as vice president for William Mills Agency India Business Wire India

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