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Railway Minister Trivedi offers job to families of Kalka Mail train accident victims
Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Tuesday said the Indian Railways will grant job to at least one family member of the persons, who were killed in the Kalka Mail train accident. ANI

BJP charges PM for keeping tainted Ministers in UPA Cabinet
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday criticized the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, for keeping tainted and suspected ministers of various scams in his Cabinet. ANI

Korean Minister Han Man Lee meets C.P. Joshi in Delhi
The Vice Minister of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of Republic of Korea, Han Man Lee, met Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Dr. C.P. Joshi here today to discuss the areas of bi-lateral cooperation. ANI

Shinde calls for engaging additional players in power sector
Minister of Power Sushil Kumar Shinde today said that the large capacity under construction in the power sector must not suffer on account of issues related to Balance of Plants (BoP). ANI

NABARD should focus on promoting integrated rural development: Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said that National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) should deploy new technology, innovate and create financially viable models that can take forward the process of financial inclusion. ANI

Disappointed Kamat requests Sonia to relieve him of his duties
Gurudas Kamat, who is reportedly upset with the new portfolio of Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation, has written a letter to United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi asking her to relieve him of his duties. ANI

Chhattisgarh Police assures security to government backed anti-Maoist militia
Chhattisgarh Police on Tuesday assured security to government backed anti Maoist militia after the Supreme Court asked the state government to stop appointing tribals as Special Police Officers (SPOs) in the Salwa Judum and termed it unconstitutional. ANI

Rahul Gandhi meets Kalka train accident victims
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday visited the Civil Hospital in Kanpur to meet the victims of Kalka Mail train accident ANI

Last Cabinet reshuffle before Lok Sabha polls: PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday said that he hopes today's Cabinet reshuffle to be the last before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. ANI

New Ministers sworn into UPA Cabinet
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil administered the oath of office and secrecy to the eight new ministers inducted in the Union Cabinet at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Tuesday evening. ANI

Sukhdev Pehalwan gets life term in Nitish Katara murder case
A Delhi court on Tuesday held Sukhdev Pehalwan guilty for the 2002 murder of Nitish Katara and sentenced him to life imprisonment ANI

UPA has lost its moral authority of governing the nation: Rajnath Singh
Criticizing the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre over charges of corruption, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the government has lost its moral authority of governing the nation. ANI

Ex- national athlete Kaushalendra Singh awarded ex-gratia assistance
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken has sanctioned ex-gratia assistance of Rs two lakh to Kaushalendra Singh, a former national athlete physically disabled sportspersons from National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons. ANI

Maoists kill villager in Malkangiri in Orissa
Maoists on Tuesday killed a villager in Orissa's Malkangiri District. ANI

Maoist blast off house of dissenter in Jharkhand
In order to take revenge on the cadres who disassociated themselves from the Maoists, members of Communist Party of India (Maoist) carried out a blast at the house of one of the dissenters in Pilpra village in Jharkhand's Palamu district. ANI

Former Lucknow CMO AK Shukla arrested on embezzlement charge
Former chief medical officer Dr AK Shukla was arrested from Trauma Centre in Lucknow today in connection with embezzlement of National Rural Health Mission funds. ANI

Polish Foreign Minister meets SM Krishna
Visiting Foreign Minister of Poland, Radoslaw Sikorski called on External Affairs Minister SM Krishna here today. ANI

Cabinet reshuffle not complete yet: Karunanidhi
Hours after the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, announced the second Cabinet reshuffle of the present United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government, Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi today said the reshuffle is not complete yet. ANI

PM's Cabinet reshuffle has proven to be a damp squib: BJP
Stating that the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has failed to reassure the nation once again, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday described the Cabinet reshuffle of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government as a 'damp squib'. ANI

Antony cautions defence suppliers, says corruption will not be tolerated
Defence Minister Antony today cautioned defence suppliers and vendors that the government would not hesitate to take "extreme steps" if it detects corruption in an acquisition process even though the process may be at its last stage of completion. ANI

Antony welcomes U.S. decision to suspend military aid to Pakistan
Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Tuesday welcomed the US authorities' decision to suspend millions of dollars of military aid to Pakistan, saying that it is a positive step. ANI

Fresh batch of 3,025 pilgrims leave for Amarnath shrine
Fresh batch of 3,025 pilgrims on Tuesday left the Jammu base camp for the Amarnath shrine. ANI

Cabinet reshuffle: Manmohan Singh's new team announced
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has written to the President Pratibha Patil recommending that the following may be appointed as members of the Union Council of Ministers and has requested that the oath of office and secrecy be administered at 5.00 p.m. today ANI

Second UPA-2 cabinet reshuffle: PM drops seven ministers, inducts eight new faces
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has dropped seven ministers and inducted eight new faces in his Cabinet.ccording to Dr. Singh's recommendations, Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi will be the country's new Railway Minister. ANI

Bosch Power Tools Launches its New Range of Lawn & Garden Tools in India
Bosch Power Tools today unveiled its latest range of corded and cordless innovative lawn and garden tools, powered by Lithium Ion technology. The tools were launched by Mr. Frank Toma, Managing Director of Bosch Lawn and Garden Ltd and Mr. Vijay Pandey, Vice President, Bosch Power Tools India Business Wire India

Shell Helix Motor Oil user becomes Lucky Lakhpati in a Consumer Promotion
Sushilkumar Kailashbhai Patel from Surat, Gujarat became the first lucky customer to win Rs 1,00,000 through the purchase of Shell Helix HX3. Sushilkumar, a hard core Shell Helix loyalist became eligible for participation in the Shell Helix promotion when he bought a pack of Shell Helix HX3 and won the lucky prize of Rs 1 lac Business Wire India

Banyantree Infomedia Launches Answerify, A Premiere Question and Answer Portal
Banyantree Infomedia have extended their line up of portals by adding 'Answerify', a premiere question and answer portal. After receiving a cracking response to the beta version of Answerify, (launched 8 months back), the full-fledged version was revealed yesterday, with complete public access Business Wire India

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