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Amar Singh, six others chargesheeted in cash-for-vote scam
Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and six others were on Wednesday charged in a Delhi court in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam. ANI

Team Anna and Govt. meets for discussion on Lokpal
The third round of discussions between the government and civil society representatives over the Lokpal issue has begun here. ANI

Jan Lokpal Bill must be considered to prepare strong draft, says Swaraj
Urging social activist Anna Hazare to end his fast, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, on Wednesday said the current Lokpal Bill should be withdrawn. ANI

Anna's supporters hold candle light processions across India
Supporters of veteran social activist Anna Hazare held candle light processions in different parts of India to show their solidarity for him. ANI

Govt. will be responsible if anything happens to Anna, says Kejriwal
Stating that the government will be responsible if anything happens to Anna Hazare, RTI crusader and civil society member Arvind Kejriwal today said if Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is worried about Anna's health, he should pass the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Parliament tomorrow. ANI

Government Bill should be withdrawn, says Yechury
Requesting Anna Hazare to end his fast, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said the government bill should be withdrawn and the bill sent by civil society representatives and others should be considered to make the final draft. ANI

All Parties request Anna to end fast, says Manmohan Singh
With Anna Hazare adamant on his fast for a strong Lokpal Bill, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday evening once again made an appeal to the veteran social activist to end his fast. ANI

Anna's supporters protest outside PM's residence
With Anna Hazare's fast for a strong Lokpal Bill entering its ninth day today, supporters of the veteran social activist staged a huge protest outside Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's residence here. ANI

Manmohan Singh may not host Iftar party today
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, may not host an Iftar party here on Wednesday due to impasse over the Lokpal Bill. ANI

PM calls for strong, independent institution to deal with corruption
Reiterating his earlier stand that the government wants a strong and effective Lokpal Bill, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said our common objective is to build a strong and independent institution that will deal effectively with corruption, which is a major challenge that confronts our democracy and our nation. ANI

Everyone should make stand clear on Lokpal, says Patkar
Asserting that everyone should make his stand clear on the Lokpal Bill, prominent social activist Medha Patkar on Wednesday said the government or parliamentarians, who do not support Lokpal is not our representative. ANI

Team Anna-Govt. meet ends, no breakthrough yet
The second round of talks between the government and Team Anna ended without any breakthrough here on Wednesday afternoon. ANI

Anna's health is fine: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Tuesday said social activist Anna Hazare's health is fine and there was no need to worry. ANI

Implementation of Lokpal is a must: Naqvi
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday said that implementation of Lokpal is must for public. ANI

Yashwant Sinha wants BJP to take stronger stand on Lokpal Bill
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha has said he will resign from the Lok Sabha if his party does not take a stronger stand on the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill. ANI

Hazare's health poor, but firm spirit keeping medical situation in control: Dr. Trehan
Civil society activist Anna Hazare's health is poor, but his spirit is keeping his medical situation under control, said Dr. Naresh Trehan, the head of Gurgaon's Medicity Hospital and the leader of medical team monitoring his health on a round-the-clock basis. ANI

Govt. intention to curb corruption not clear or sincere: Hazare
With his fast entering its ninth day today, social activist Anna Hazare said that the government's intention to curb corruption is not clear or sincere. ANI

Punjab CM backtracks, now supports inclusion of PM in Lokpal purview
Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Prakash Singh Badal has backtracked on his earlier stand of including the Prime Minister and the higher judiciary in the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Hazare refuses to be put on drip again
Social activist Anna Hazare, whose fast entered its ninth day on Wednesday, refused to be put on a intravenous drip despite doctors advising him to do so once again this morning. ANI

All-party meet on Lokpal Bill today
The government has convened an all-party meeting on Wednesday to find a way to solve differences over the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Alexandria - Frost & Sullivan 2011 India Healthcare Excellence Awards Announces a Highly Respected and Eminent Jury Panel
The prestigious independent panel of jury made up of leading personages for the 2011 India Healthcare Excellence Awards has been officially announced. ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES, INC. has once again partnered with Frost & Sullivan for this year’s edition, which will be held in Mumbai on September 22nd 2011 Business Wire India

IPEX South Asia 2011 features leading National and International Suppliers
With IPEX South Asia, Informa India Exhibitions will organise the 3rd dedicated event for the entire printing industry in the growth market of the Indian sub-continent. The event will take place from 16-19 September 201 at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Goregaon (E) Mumbai India Business Wire India

AT&F Launches India Operations in Mumbai, India
OH—AT&F (, a recognized world leader in large scale welding and fabrication, based in Cleveland, USA, has launched its India operation, AT&F India Fabrication Pvt. Ltd. (, in Mumbai Business Wire India

Bosch and Freescale Collaborate on Joint Chipsets
Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) and the Bosch Group’s Automotive Electronics division have combined their leading positions in automotive electronics and systems expertise to create an automotive airbag reference platform for the growing automotive safety segment in emerging markets such as India and China. Business Wire India

Ministry of Tourism to provide privileged incentives for NABH Accredited Wellness Centre and Accredited Ayurveda Hospitals
Ministry of Tourism has announced privileged incentives for NABH Accredited Wellness Centres and Accredited Ayurveda Hospitals. This is in continuation of the launch of Wellness Accreditation program by the Ministry of Tourism on 14th February 2011 Business Wire India

ChlordioX™ Plus - New Digital Instrument for Portable Testing of Chlorine Dioxide, Free Chlorine and Chlorite
The ChlordioX™ Plus builds on Palintest’s innovative sensor technology, providing a new portable testing solution for Chlorite. The ChlordioX™ Plus is ideal for applications such as drinking water, produce washing and paper/pulp bleaching Business Wire India

The Westin Sohna , Resort and Spa Wins ‘Best 5 star resort hotel 2011’ at Today's Traveller Award
Known for its luxury, comfort, impeccable service and world class amenities, The Westin Sohna, Resort and Spa been awarded ‘Best 5 star resort hotel 2011’at Today's Traveller Award 2011 ceremony held on Tuesday, 23rd August, 2011. Today's Traveller Awards recognizes outstanding performers in the travel and tourism sector Business Wire India

Redpine Signals Announces ultra-low Power 802.11n Wireless LAN Connectivity Products for Freescale Processor Platforms
Redpine Signals, Inc., a leading developer of wireless LAN semiconductors and systems, today announced the availability of a set of ultra-low power, single stream, 802.11n modules ported on to multiple processor platforms from Freescale Semiconductor Business Wire India

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