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Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi involved in CWG scam: Gadkari
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday claimed that the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and Congress President Sonia Gandhi are also linked to the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam, apart from Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. ANI

378 Pak nationals presently lodged in various jails in India: Ramachandran
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs M. Ramachandran today said that a total of 378 Pakistani prisoners are presently lodged in various jails in India. ANI

Infiltration attempts have shown a marginal increase: Jitendra Singh
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs Jitendra Singh today said that infiltration attempts from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir have shown a marginal increase during the year 2009 and 2010 in comparison with the year 2008. ANI

2500 terrorists present in launching pads in Pakistan, PoK: Jitendra Singh
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs Jitendra Singh today said that around 2500 terrorists are present in launching pads in Pakistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). ANI

No proposal to involve pvt. security agencies to meet security threats: Jitendra Singh
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs Jitendra Singh today said that there is no proposal to involve the private sector companies in the internal security of the country. ANI

Indian Army official reveals a fake encounter in J-K
The General Officer-in-Commanding (GOC) of Romeo Force, Major General G. S. Shergill, confirming a fake encounter in Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday assured the locals that the perpetrators would be brought to book. ANI

UP Police baton charges protesting BJP activists in Lucknow
Lucknow Police on Tuesday baton charged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists, who were protesting against corruption and the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

India keen to partner with African countries for buying minerals
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Tuesday said India is keen to partner with Africa countries not only for buying minerals, but also providing technology for mining and exploration and value addition with long-term buy-back commitments. ANI

Only NSF is entitled to use 'of India' or 'Indian' in its title: Maken
Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Tuesday said that only a recognized National Sport Federation (NSF) unit is entitled to use the expression 'of India' or 'Indian' in its title or in any sport event controlled by it or to represent India in international sports events. ANI

Visually impaired girls in Pune make 'rakhis' for Indian army soldiers
The visually impaired girls in Maharashtra's Pune city on Tuesday made sacred thread commonly known as 'rakhis' for soldiers in the Indian Army ahead of the Hindu festival of 'Raksha Bandhan', which celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. ANI

Trader's association call for shutdown in J-K against rising inflation
The Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), an apolitical trade body, has called for a statewide shutdown against the rising inflation. ANI

Maoist activities deny health care to Orissa tribals
Owing to the continuous threat posed by Maoist ultras in the region, health care facilities in Orissa's Koraput District have been severely affected and tribal villagers have to walks for miles to get themselves treated. ANI

Indian prisoner's wife optimistic about his release on Independence Day
Family members of Indian prisoner Ram Raj, who is languishing in Lahore's jail for the last eight years, are anticipating his release ahead of the Independence Day celebrations in the neighbouring countries of India and Pakistan. ANI

Canada keen to partner India on clean energy promotion
An important Canadian delegation comprising representatives of innovative companies engaged in the production of renewable energy will participate in the forthcoming 5th Renewable Energy India 2011 Expo to be held in New Delhi on August 10, 2011. ANI

Delhi Police baton charges BJP youth wing protestors at Jantar Mantar
Delhi Police on Tuesday baton charged the activists of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who were protesting at the Jantar Mantar here against the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government over its involvement in multiple scams and corruption cases. ANI

IPS officer Bhatt's counsel terms Gujarat Govt.'s suspension orders as illogical
Senior police officer Sanjeev Bhatt's counsel I H Sayed on Tuesday termed the Gujarat Government's order to suspend his client with immediate effect as illogical. ANI

BJP youth wing protests against rising corruption
Activists of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a mass demonstration here on Tuesday against the central government over its involvement in multiple scams and corruption cases. ANI

Ombudsman to regulate law practices in the country: Khurshid
Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said that government is working on a Bill that envisages an Ombudsman to look into the complaints against lawyers and a Legal Services Board that would regulate law practices in the country. ANI

SC dismisses Tamil Nadu's plea to scrap uniform education system
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the Tamil Nadu Government's plea to scrap uniform education system. ANI

Lok Sabha members pay homage to martyrs of Quit India Movement
The Lok Sabha today paid homage to the martyrs of the Quit India Movement of 1942. ANI

Hazare flags off a rally in Mumbai to garner support for Lokpal Bill
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare flagged off a rally here on Tuesday ahead of his proposed hunger strike from August 16 to oppose the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Radha Kumar has not quit as interlocutor for J andK dialogue process: Home Ministry
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has clarified that Radha Kumar, one of the three interlocutors appointed by the Central Government in the Jammu and Kashmir dialogue process, has not tendered her resignation. ANI

PM approves extension of tenure for RBI Governor Subbarao
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has approved the extension of the term of Dr. D. Subbarao as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor for a further period of two years with effect from September 5, 2011. ANI

Maken's statement conceals more facts than it reveals: Jaitley
Criticising Sports Minister Arun Jaitley statement that Suresh Kalmadi was appointed CWG Organising Committee chief by the NDA government, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the minister's statement concealed more facts than it reveals. ANI

Bhopal gas tragedy victims to support Anna proposed hunger strike
Five organisations representing the victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy have announced their support to social activist Anna Hazare proposed fast over the implementation of the Lokpal Bill ANI

Nepalese women lawmakers meet Meira Kumar, Sushma Swaraj
A delegation of Nepalese women parliamentarians met Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and opposition leader Sushma Swaraj here on Monday. ANI

Tibetan exiles expect new PM to bring change
Tibetan exiles have expressed the hope that the new leadership under Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay will help realise their goal of a free Tibet sooner than later. ANI

Ready to oblige inquiry in palmolein oil scam: Chandy
Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy has said he readily welcomes any probe into the palmolein oil scam that took place when he was state's finance minister. ANI

Telangana govt. employees to go on strike over separate state row
Government employees in Hyderabad are all set to observe an indefinite strike from August 17 over the demand of a separate Telangana state out of the existing province. ANI

Rural development ministry to generate rank ordering rural households
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said his ministry will be generating a rank of rural households and not conduct a Below Poverty Line (BPL) survey. ANI

Ramco Posts Global Income of USD 12.89 m; Revenues Grow 25% Sequentially
Ramco Systems Limited (BSE - 532370, NSE – RAMCOSYS, MSE – RSST); a leading software company focused on consulting, products and managed services, today announced, the results for the first quarter of FY 2011-12 Business Wire India

Citibank India Expands Global Markets Team With Several New Hires
In a move highlighting continued investment in its Global Markets business in India, Citibank announced a number of significant hires across Credit Markets Trading, Structuring and Commodities to tap new business opportunities across these segments. According to Pankaj Vaish, Head of Markets for Citi India, these appointments further underline Citi’s commitment to its clients in India Business Wire India

CA Technologies Solutions and Accelerator Program Help Service Providers Speed Delivery of Cloud Services
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) announced four innovative new and enhanced solutions, and a comprehensive initiative that will help leading-edge service providers (SPs) rapidly design and deliver new, high-margin cloud service offerings Business Wire India

Akshaya Patra Reaches a Milestone of 75 crore Cumulative Meals Served in 10 years
The Akshaya Patra Foundation (, a secular, non-profit organization that feeds 1.3 million children every day under mid-day meal scheme, has reached a milestone of 75 crore cumulative meals served to school-going children since their inception in 2000 Business Wire India

Sita Films Announces its Venture into Big Dreams
Sita Films and TV Production Ltd, has fastened its belts and is all set to go, to be a big name in the Bollywood industry, as Rakesh Dang, CMD is planning to enter into the industry with full length feature films containing different concepts & ideas Business Wire India

Jubilant Q1 FY2012 Witnesses Strong All Round Growth Expects growth momentum to continue
-- Income from Operations - Rs. 948crore, up 16% YoY and 6% QoQ -- EBITDA - Rs. 190crore, up 32% YoY and 39% QoQ -- EBITDA Margins at 20.1% as against 17.6% in Q1’FY11 and 15.4% in Q4’FY11 -- PAT -Rs. 77crore, up 53% YoY and 25% QoQ -- EPS at Rs 4 Business Wire India

QAI's Pioneering Leadership in Project Management Continues to Build Skills and Competencies Globally
QAI (, the leading consulting and workforce development organization has always been in the forefront of introducing best Project and Program Management standards in India to address the client requirements Business Wire India

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