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Three dead, one missing as bus falls into river in Lucknow
In an unfortunate incident, three people died when a bus fell into a river in Lucknow on Wednesday. ANI

Abhishek Manu Singhvi expects to submit Lokpal Bill report in very near future
The Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee that is working on an acceptable Lokpal Bill, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, today said that the extensive report on the Bill has been adopted and is ready to be tabled in both houses of the parliament in very near future. ANI

India, Australia agree to step up defence cooperation progressively
India and Australia held fruitful discussion on defence cooperation today with Defence Minister A.K. Antony stressing that New Delhi looks forward to developing its exchanges with Australia both at the bilateral and multilateral fora such as the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting Plus (ADMM Plus). ANI

BJP slams Central government for suspending FDI in retail
Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today slammed the Central government for delaying their decision to suspend the introduction of foreign direct investment in the retail sector. ANI

Hazare's former blogger to protest against anti-graft crusader and his aides in New Delhi
Former blogger of veteran social activist Anna Hazare, Raju Parulekar, has planned to organize a three-day protest to question the methods adopted by Hazare to exert pressure on the government to bring about an effective anti-graft bill and the involvement of his close aide, Arvind Kejriwal in various financial irregularities. ANI

President Patil hail tribal girls for their brave act of opposing child marriage
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today invited a group of tribal girls from West Bengal at her official resident in New Delhi, and lauded them for opposing child marriage. ANI

Coal miners to share profit with local authority
The Central government has prepared a new draft Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 2010 which inter-alia proposes to make it mandatory for all coal mining lease holders including Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) to share 26 per cent of their profits after tax with the concerned District Development Authority. ANI

Ozone collaborates with Japanese company Koboyashi
Ozone Pharmaceuticals Ltd., one of India's fastest growing pharma companies, has entered into pain management therapy in a big way. ANI

Tibetans protest in Delhi over rise in self-immolation cases
Members of the Delhi Tibetan People's Solidarity Movement staged a protest march near the Chinese Embassy here on Wednesday over the rise in Tibetan self-immolation cases. ANI

Pharmaceutical company generating employment for Kashmiri youth
The setting up of a pharmaceutical company in Jammu and Kashmir has proved to be a boon for educated youth in the valley, as they get to work and also enhance their technical skills. ANI

Purulia girls who resisted child marriage meet President Patil
Five girls from West Bengal's Purulia District, who resisted child marriage met President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. ANI

Chinese court frees 13 Indians, but sentences 9 to serve 3-6 years in prison (Update)
A Chinese court has ordered the release of 13 of the 22 jailed Indian diamond merchants, but sentenced the remaining to serve prison tersm of between three to six years for smuggling diamonds into China. ANI

Disillusioned villagers of Midnapore seek a Maoist free environment
Expressing their anguish, villagers in West Midnapore district of West Bengal condemned Maoist atrocities and said that they have not lived up to the promises of developing the area. ANI

Kerala Congress-M leader seeks Central intervention on Mullaperiyar Dam row
Kerala Congress-M leader Jose K. Mani on Wednesday sought for the Central Government's intervention to end the ongoing row over the Mullaperiyar Dam and stressed on the need to construct a new dam owing to the deteriorating condition of the more than a century old dam. ANI

Telangana Congress MPs protest outside Parliament
Congress lawmakers from Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region protested outside Parliament's Gate No. 1 on Wednesday demanding a Bill for the creation of the new state. ANI

Chinese court to deliver judgement on detention of 22 Indian diamond traders
A court in China is to deliver its judgement today on the detention of 22 Indian diamond traders. ANI

Security beefed up in Dehradun ahead of Passing out Parade at IMA
Police beefed up security measures in Dehradun, ahead of the Passing out Parade at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) located in the city. ANI

Arrival of migratory birds attracting bird lovers in Uttarakhand
Bird lovers flocked to Haripura Water Park in Udham Singh Nagar District of Uttarakhand as hundreds of migratory birds from abroad took over the marshland. ANI

Stilwell Road on India-Myanmar border to get a makeover
Stilwell Road which connects Tinsukia in Assam and places of Arunachal Pradesh to Kumming in Myanmar and Yunum in China is being given a makeover as it is and considered vital for the economic development of the region. ANI

Elephant calf rescued by Orissa forest rangers
Forest officials and villagers in Bargarh District of Orissa have rescued a five-month-old male elephant calf from a forest area after ithad wandered off from its herd on Tuesday. ANI

Maoists set truck ablaze during shutdown in Orissa
A group of Maoists torched a truck during their call for a weeklong shutdown to mark the anniversary of People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) in Paikmal block of Bargarh District in Orissa. ANI

Trinamool Congress hails government's decision to suspend FDI in retail
Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Wednesday hailed the government's decision to suspend Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail until a consensus could be reached amongst all political parties and state chief ministers. ANI

Sushma Swaraj welcomes Government's decision to put FDI in retail on hold
Welcoming the Central Government's decision to put Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail on hold, leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj has said the move should not be viewed by the government as its defeat. ANI

Manmohan Singh committed to forward looking policies for telecom growth
Emphasising that the telecommunications sector is one of India's success stories, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said that his government is committed to forward looking policies that will encourage further growth of the sector. ANI

Congress leader slams Akali Dal government over sarpanch slap issue
Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh has lashed out at the Shiromani Akali Dal-led Punjab Government over its inaction in the controversy of a Sarpanch (village council head) manhandling a lady teacher in public. ANI

Uma Bharti accuses Mayawati government of graft, indulging in political stunts
With the ensuing assembly polls to Uttar Pradesh picking-up tempo, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti has assailed the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) government over graft and allied scams. ANI

Farmers' interests ought to be protected, says Chandrababu Naidu
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader N. Chandrababu Naidu has asserted that the interests of farmers needed to be protected by the Central and State governments. ANI

4G Identity Solutions Announced Leader of Tomorrow (IT/ITES-BPO/VAS category)
-- Dr. Sreeni Tripuraneni, Chairman & CEO, 4G Identity Solutions jubilant on clinching the coveted -- Declared winner at the ET NOW-IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2011 Ceremony A doctor, a visionary, an entrepreneur and now a prestigious award winner. The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector is proud to treasure Dr Business Wire India

Microsoft India Launches Unique Contest - once-in-lifetime Opportunity to Meet King Khan and a Trip to the German Capital
Microsoft launched Meet the Don2: Mission Berlin contest that will give winners a chance to meet SRK and a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to take a free trip to the beautiful, historic city of Berlin Business Wire India 2011 Vacation Deprivation Study Reveals India as the 5th Most Vacation Deprived Nation®, the world’s largest online travel agency, today released the results of the 2011 Vacation Deprivation study, an annual analysis of vacation habits across multiple countries and continents. Per the vacation deprivation survey, India has emerged as the 5th most vacation deprived nation after Japan and Korea. The poll was carried out amongst 7083 employed people across 20 countries Business Wire India

Elfab Launches Burst Detection System for Gas Handling Market
Elfab, the leading European manufacturer of rupture discs, has developed a burst detection system for the gas transportation industry. OE-Tel allows most customers with screw-fit rupture disc devices to benefit from fitting a simple, fail-safe burst detection system Business Wire India

Easily Add Ricochet Wireless Devices to Any Security System with Texecom’s New Expansion Pack
Texecom is launching the Ricochet Expansion Pack for the easy addition and integration of the company’s award-winning wireless mesh network security devices into any existing security system. The self-repairing, automatically optimising wireless technology has proven successful with Texecom Premier systems, and is now available as an add-on to other installations Business Wire India

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