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Meira Kumar reiterates appeal to Anna Hazare to end fast
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar today reiterated her appeal to veteran social activist Anna Hazare, and said that he must end his fast. ANI

Jan Lokpal Bill is not flawless, says Advani
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani reckons that some provisions of Anna Hazare's 'Jan Lokpal Bill' have flaws, and said that the Parliament would find it difficult to pass it in its present form. ANI

Lokpal Bill should be introduced in 'a constitutional manner': Mayawati
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today said that the Congress-led UPA government should introduce a strong and effective Lokpal Bill in a constitutional manner. ANI

Anna's campaign 'important event in Indian democracy's history': BJP leader
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has criticized the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre, and appreciated the citizens of the country for their support towards Anna Hazare's movement against corruption. ANI

Discussion on Lokpal Bill in Parliament tomorrow: Bansal
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has said that a discussion will be held for a strong Lokpal Bill in the Parliament tomorrow. ANI

Maoists' extortion threat stings locals in Jharkhand
Aiming to create a fear psychosis, Maoists ultras have sent extortion letters demanding huge sums of money to a poor household in Jharkhand's Chakulia district, threatening of dire consequences in case of non-compliance. ANI

Centre must consider Rahul Gandhi's ideas seriously: Sandeep Dixit
Congress leader Sandeep Dixit today termed Rahul Gandhi's speech in the Parliament as "landmark", and said that the UPA government should seriously consider the ideas that were put forth by the party General Secretary. ANI

Medha Patkar criticizes Rahul Gandhi over his speech in Parliament
Social activist and Anna Hazare's aide, Medha Patkar, on Friday criticized Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi for his speech in the Parliament over the issue of anti-corruption protests, saying that the Gandhi scion seemed unaware that the people's fight was a part of democracy. ANI

Anna Hazare to continue fasting, says Vilasrao Deshmukh
Union Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh today said that veteran social activist Anna Hazare was firm on his demand for a strong Jan Lokpal Bill and refused to break his fast. ANI

Anna Hazare supporters protest outside Rahul Gandhi's residence in Delhi
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare's supporters protested outside Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's residence in New Delhi today. ANI

Anna has a 'dictatorial way of working', alleges Swami Agnivesh
Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Friday lashed out at Anna Hazare, alleging that the veteran social activist has a 'dictatorial way of working'. ANI

Rahul Gandhi solution welcome, but it's a long-term one: Hegde
Welcoming Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's idea of making the anti-corruption authority a Constitutional body, former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice N. Santosh Hegde today said that he agree with the former statement but it will take years before it could be passed. ANI

Rahul has raised issue of corruption, Jan Lokpal Bill to higher level: Khurshid
Hours after Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi called for creation of a constitutional body to combat corruption, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid today said the Gandhi scion has raised the whole issue of debate and discussion on corruption and Jan Lokpal Bill to a much higher level. ANI

Crisis in Gamlin-led Arunachal Pradesh government seems imminent
Knowing fully well the havoc created due to floods and heavy rainfall in Arunachal Pradesh, and despite the anticipation of more mayhem in the current monsoon season, state Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin has reportedly allowed six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs), headed by Mechuka MLA Pasang Dorjee Sona, to go on a foreign trip to Thailand. ANI

Anna supporter storms parliament, shouts anti-government slogans
A supporter of social activist and anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare entered the parliament complex on Friday and shouted slogans in support of the latter. ANI

Karat backs Anna, calls for discussion on Lokpal Bill
Stating that his party fully backs anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Prakash Karat on Friday said all contentious issues over the Lokpal Bill can be resolved by discussion between all political parties in the Parliament. ANI

Lokpal row: BJP slams Rahul Gandhi
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today criticised Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's statement in Lok Sabha, saying he should not give sermons to the nation. ANI

Anna Hazare writes to Manmohan Singh on Lokpal Bill impasse
Union Science and Technology Minister and former Maharashtra chief ninister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Friday said Anna Hazare has written a letter to the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, over the Lokpal Bill issue. ANI

Prashant Bhushan wants rules waived, if necessary, to discuss Jan Lok Pal Bill
Supreme Court lawyer and civil society representative Prashant Bhushan on Friday said every rule of the Lok Sabha can be waived by passing a motion, and added that it depends on the government whether they want to discuss the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Parliament or not. ANI

International migration body arranging two ships to evacuate foreigners from Libya: MEA
The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said that efforts were underway to get the mortal remains of Indian national Imtiaz Alam back to India from war-ravaged Libya. ANI

INS Karuva commissioned in Visakhapatnam
INS Karuva, the tenth indigenously built Fast Attack Craft (FAC) of the Indian Navy has been commissioned. ANI

Chidambaram to unveil foundation stone for Petrapole checkpost in W. Bengal
Union Home Minister Chidambaram will unveil the foundation stone for the construction of an Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Petrapole in West Bengal tomorrow. ANI

Lokpal alone not enough to root out corruption: Rahul Gandhi
Raising doubts over whether a single law would be enough to eradicate corruption in the country, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that having a Lokpal would not be enough to root out corruption entirely. ANI

Two ships arranged to evacuate foreigners from Libya
The International Organization of Migration (IOM) is making arrangements to evacuate stranded foreign nationals in Libya, by two ships leaving the country on Friday and Saturday, respectively. ANI

India frees seven Pakistan prisoners
India repatriated seven Pakistani nationals who were lodged in different jails through the Wagah border check post on Thursday. ANI

Ambika Soni appeals to media to be objective and impartial
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni has appealed to the media to act responsibly and to be objective and impartial, while reporting of events. ANI

Khurshid says Government wants collaborative, cooperative resolution on Lokpal
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said the government wants a collaborative, cooperative resolution on Lokpal Bill in the House. ANI

Hazare supporters scuffle with policemen at Ramlila ground
Over a dozen people, claiming to be supporters of social activist Anna Hazare scuffled with policemen outside Ramilila Maidan, here early this morning. ANI

Debate on Jan Lokpal Bill unlikely today, says Bansal
Amid reports that the Lok Sabha was all set to debate three versions of the Lokpal Bill, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said the debate on the Jan Lokpal Bill is unlikely to take place today. ANI

Anna's health stable, say doctors
Doctors attending to civil society activist Anna Hazare have said the condition of the septuagenarian is stable. ANI

Quality Teaching, Great Placements and Brightest Students, Essential to the brand building – Dr. Bibek Banerjee
Dr. Bibek Banerjee, Director at IMT Ghaziabad spoke at the National Education Summit 2011. The rigorous discussion involved speeches from various monumental management talents of India. Their speeches covered a wide range of topics around the quality gap in the management education in India. Dr Business Wire India

Dr. Bibek Banerjee in the panel discussion of Indian Management Conclave 2011
The second edition of the Indian Management Conclave (IMC) 2011 was held on August 11-12, 2011, in New Delhi on the theme — the ‘New DNA’ for Indian management education. The Conclave saw 50 eminent leaders from the academic and corporate world addressing a congregation of 500 delegates. The inaugural session was also addressed by eminent educationists that included Dr Business Wire India

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