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Manipur book fair promotes better reading habits among youth
With the aim of promoting better reading habits among youth in the state, a five-day book fair was recently held in Manipur. ANI

Kalmadi, Chavan are innocent: Digvijay Singh
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh supporting former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organizing Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, on Monday said they both are innocent and will come out clean. ANI

Govt. to set up task force to review processes in national security system
The government has decided to set up a task force to review the existing processes, procedures and practices in the national security system. ANI

3 India, Pakistan need to continue the dialogue process: Pallam Raju
Ahead of the proposed Foreign Minister level talks between India and Pakistan, Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju on Monday said the two nations need to continue the dialogue process for strengthening ties and advocating peace. ANI

Jharkhand coalmines incur heavy losses due to frequent Maoist shutdowns
Coalmines in Jharkhand have been incurring colossal losses due to frequent and prolonged shutdowns called by Maoists in the region. ANI

India welcomes U.S. decision to suspend military aid to Pakistan
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Monday said India welcomes the decision of the United States to suspend millions of dollars of military aid to Pakistan. ANI

Batch of 3,280 pilgrims leave for Amarnath shrine
Fresh batch of 3,280 devotees pilgrims left the Jammu base camp for the Amarnath shrine on Monday. ANI

India, US to discuss tough issues during strategic dialogue
Leadership of India and United States would be dealing with tough issues staring at the bilateral relationship during the second Indo-US strategicialogue, which commences in New Delhi on July 19. ANI

Tourism employees call for indefinite strike in Visakhapatnam
Tourist services in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam city are adversely hit, as the strike called by the staff manning state-run hotels, motels, resorts and transport services entered its fifth day on Monday. ANI

Former PM I. K. Gujral's wife passes away
Former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral's wife Shiela Gujral passed away here on Monday after a short illness. ANI

Supreme Court refrains from passing order against Sibal for favouring RCom
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to pass any order on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by advocate Prashant Bhushan, which accused Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal of favouring Anil Ambani and his Reliance Communications (RCom). ANI

UP Governor Joshi meets passengers injured in Kalka Mail tragedy
Uttar Pradesh Governor B L Joshi and Minister of State for Railways K H Muniyappa met here today the passengers injured due to derailment of the Delhi-bound Kalka Mail. ANI

Laotian team seeks business opportunities in Assam
India's Look East Policy, is attracting teams from South East Asia to explore trade opportunities. ANI

Cane, bamboo products, a source of income for many in Manipur
A large number of people in Manipur are engaged in the manufactured cane and bamboo items to earn their livelihood from it. ANI

Supreme Court asks Delhi Police to furnish footage of Ramdev's camp
The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Delhi Police to furnish the footage of yoga guru Baba Ramdev's camp at New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan last month. ANI

Business community protests kidnapping, extortion in Dimapur
Nagaland's business community recently took to the streets in Dimapur to protest against extortion and kidnappings for ransom that are on the rise in the region. ANI

Govt. has spent crores to promote 'Gandhi' family: Advani
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani has criticized the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre for spending public money to promote the 'Gandhi' family in politics. ANI

Doping scandal: Sports Ministry to bring new Bill in Monsoon Session
In the wake of the recently exposed doping scandal shaming the country, Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Monday said his ministry is planning to bring in a new Bill during the forthcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament to deal with the menace. ANI

India-EU BTIA negotiations are in their final leg: Anand Sharma
Stating that thirteen rounds of negotiations have been held between the two sides so far, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Monday said the India-EU Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) negotiations are in their final leg. ANI

Law Minister Moily meets PM over Solicitor-General's resignation issue
Union Law and Justice Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily met the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, here on Monday in the wake of Solicitor-General Gopal Subramaniam offering to resign after being upset with the government's move to appoint a private counsel to defend the Telecom Ministry in the 2G case in Supreme Court. ANI

Railway officers late in reaching Guwahati train mishap site, say locals
Residents of Ghagrapar in Assam on Monday said the railway officials were late in reaching the site, where the Guwahati-Puri Express train derailed, following a powerful IED blast on Sunday evening. ANI

Supreme Court refuses to interfere in Karnataka mine framing rules
The Supreme Court on Monday turned down the plea of mining companies, which challenged the Karnataka Government's decision to put in place a mechanism to regulate mining. ANI

Maoists freeze development efforts, step up violence spiral in Chhattisgarh
Acting with brazen impunity, Maoists continue to spread their reign of violence and fear by imposing shutdowns and killing innocents across Chhattisgarh, bringing development efforts initiated by the central government to a virtual standstill. ANI

Two Maoists arrested near Mahugaon jungle in Ranchi
Jharkhand police have arrested two Maoists near Mahugaon jungle in Lapung village of Ranchi district. ANI

Manmohan Singh directs Mukul Roy to visit Guwahati train mishap site
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday ordered Minister of State for Railways Mukul Roy to visit the site where the Guwahati-Puri Express train derailed, following a powerful IED blast on Sunday evening. ANI

Cabinet reshuffle: Manmohan Singh meets Sonia for fifth time
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, met Congress President Sonia Gandhi for the fifth time on Monday to discuss the Cabinet reshuffle, tipped to be announced soon. ANI

I don't have expectations from the cabinet reshuffle: Montek Ahluwalia
The Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, has rejected media speculations that he may get the Commerce and Industry portfolio, replacing incumbent Anand Sharma in the forthcoming cabinet reshuffle. ANI

Open road links between India, Pakistan to strengthen peace: Mufti Sayeed
Former chief minister and patron of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, has said the opening of road links between India and Pakistan would be the biggest step to strengthen peace in the region ANI

Uma Bharti pleads for conservation and cleaning of River Ganges
To keep the river Ganges clean, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Uma Bharti has urged the general public to join the Save Ganges River Campaign for its conservation and cleaning. ANI

Guwahati-Puri Express tragedy: Rescue and relief work still at full swing
Rescue operations were in full swing at the site where the Guwahati-Puri Express train derailed, following a powerful IED blast on Sunday evening. ANI

Kalka Mail tragedy death toll rises to 63
The death toll of the Delhi-bound Kalka Mail derailment on Sunday went up to 63 with 15 more bodies being recovered from the mangled compartments of the ill-fated train. ANI

Private sector Jaypee Group to dedicate nation's largest hydro-power project in Himachal in August
India's largest private sector hydro-power project-the Karcham Wangtoo (1000 MW) project-in Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh is scheduled for commissioning on Independence Day this year . ANI

Author Kartik Iyengar's Book with Attitude is the New Bestseller in India
It’s been barely three months since new-generation author & corporate professional, Kartik Iyengar has sold the title of self-publishing a #1 Bestseller in India with first Book “Horn OK Please – HOPping to Conclusions” itself Business Wire India

YOU Broadband Selects Ruckus Wireless to Deliver Managed Wi-Fi Services in India’s Largest Airport
Ruckus Wireless™ today announced that YOU Broadband has selected and deployed its ZoneFlex™ 802.11n system as a managed Wi-Fi service offering within India’s largest airport, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) operated by Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL). YOU Broadband has installed Ruckus ZoneFlex 7300 series 802 Business Wire India

IILM Distinguished Global Thinker Award 2011 conferred upon Prof Andre Beteille
IILM Institute for Higher Education hosted its sixth Distinguished Global Thinker Award at Lodhi Road campus on July 7, 2011. The award was conferred upon Prof Andre Beteille, Professor of Sociology at the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, followed by his lecture on "Government and Opposition" Business Wire India

Delta India Electronics' Rudrapur Plant LEED Certified
Delta India Electronics Pvt. Ltd., the world’s leading provider of power management and thermal management solutions, today announced its Rudrapur plant has successfully achieved LEED certification as “Gold-rated” green building and received the honor from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). LEED certification is an international standards system for green building design based on the U.S Business Wire India

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