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Serial blasts rock Mumbai on Ajmal Kasab's birthday
Three blasts rocked Maharashtra's Mumbai city on the 24th birthday of Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of the 26/11 terror attacks, on Wednesday. ANI

President Patil condoles loss of lives in Mumbai blasts
Expressing grief over the Mumbai serial blasts, President resident Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday condoled the loss of lives in these blasts. ANI

Chidambaram appeals for calm after Mumbai blasts
Stating the National Security Guards (NSG) have been put on high alert, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday asked the people to maintain calm following the three blasts that took place in Mumbai. ANI

Railway Minister Trivedi meets Kalka Mail accident victims
Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi visited the Howrah-Kalka train accident site and met victims undergoing treatment at hospitals in Kanpur. ANI

Ten killed, 54 injured in Mumbai serial blasts
At least ten people are reported to have been killed and over 54 others injured in the three serial blasts that rocked Maharashtra's Mumbai city on Wednesday evening. ANI

Chidambaram chairs high-level meeting after serial blasts rock Mumbai
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram chaired a high-level meeting following the three blasts that rocked Maharashtra's Mumbai city on Wednesday evening. ANI

PM speaks to Maharashtra CM Chavan following Mumbai blasts
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, had a telephonic conversation with Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan following the three blasts that rocked Mumbai city on Wednesday evening. ANI

NSG put on high alert as three blasts rock Mumbai
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has reportedly put the National Security Guard (NSG) in Mumbai on high alert following the three blasts that took place here this evening. ANI

NIA team to be sent to Mumbai for pre and post blast investigations (Update)
A team of National Investigating Agency (NIA) will sent to Mumbai for pre and post investigations of the three blasts that took place here on Wednesday evening. ANI

15 injured in Mumbai blasts
At least 15 people are reported to have been injured in around three blasts that took place at Dadar and Opera House areas in Mumbai on Wednesday evening. ANI

India's cooperation needed in Afghan reconciliation: Rabbani
Burhanudin Rabbani, former President of Afghanistan, and Chairman of the High Peace Council negotiating with Taliban, on Wednesday said ANI

Mayawati Govt. orders CBI probe into Sachan death case
The Uttar Pradesh Government on Wednesday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the mysterious death of Deputy Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Yogendra Singh Sachan. ANI

PM forwards Kamat's resignation to President Patil
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has forwarded the resignation of Gurudas Kamat, who did not attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new Cabinet ministers at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday, to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil. ANI

Finance Ministry extends terms of subsidies task force
The Finance Ministry has decided to extend the terms of reference of the task force, which was constituted under the chairmanship of Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), to recommend and implement a solution for direct transfer of subsidies on kerosene, LPG and fertilizer to the intended beneficiaries. ANI

Chidambaram welcomes ULFA's unilateral ceasefire declaration
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said the government welcomes the announcement made by the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) that it had resolved 'to cease all forms of armed campaign for an indefinite period'. ANI

French delegation to meet Ashwani Kumar
A French delegation led by Jacques Auxiette, President of the Regional Council of Pays-de-la-Loire, will meet Minister of State for Planning, Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Ashwani Kumar here tomorrow. ANI

Boeing 787 Dreamliner lands at Delhi's IGI Airport
The world's first super-fuel efficient, carbon fibre Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here on Wednesday. ANI

New national water policy to be finalised by March 2012: Bansal
Pawan Kumar Bansal, who assumed charge as the new Water Resources Minister here on Wednesday, said that a new national water policy would be finalised by the end of March 2012 ANI

Milind Deora to increase telephony services in rural areas
Minister of State for IT and Communication Milind Deora on Wednesday said his top priority would be to increase telephony services in rural areas. ANI

Rajeev Shukla assumes charge as MoS Parliamentary Affairs
Rajeev Shukla today assumed charge as the new Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs. ANI

Shinde for urgent distribution reforms
Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Wednesday called upon states to take effective steps to improve the poor financial state of power distribution utilities. ANI

Former Afghan President to arrive India on two-day visit
A delegation of the High Peace Council of Afghanistan, led by Professor Burhanudin Rabbani, Chairman of the High Peace Council, and former President of Afghanistan, will arrive here on Thursday on a two-day visit at the invitation of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna. ANI

Coimbatore police arrest four for beating man to death
Coimbatore police has taken four people into its custody for beating a man to death on a busy road on Sunday. ANI

India's first custom-built Street Rod launched in Delhi
If you are passionate about cars and want to establish your own reputation on the road, your wish seems to be coming true with Delhi's entrepreneur-pioneer Hradyesh launching India's first custom-built Street Rod 'Morris Street' ANI

Thomas challenges appointment of new CVC
Months after the Supreme Court termed his appointment as head of anti-corruption body as 'illegal', former Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) P J. Thomas filed a petition in the Delhi High Court today seeking directions to the government not to finalise the appointment of the new CVC till President Pratibha Devisingh Patil decides his representation. ANI

BJP raises UP law and order situation with President
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation met President Pratibha Devisingh Patil here on Wednesday and demanded an inquiry into alleged corruption, abuse of power and the worsening law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh under the Mayawati Government. ANI

Decision on Solicitor General's resignation soon: Khurshid
Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said he would take a decision on the issue of the resignation of Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam soon ANI

Family of youth killed in U.S. urges government to bring his body back
Family members of Deepak Sharma who was killed in Indiana U.S., on Tuesday, have urged the central government to bring his body back to Kurukshetra. ANI

Jharkhand police chief asks cops to take 'inspiration' from Maoists
Jharkhand Police Chief Gauri Shankar Rath has asked newly recruited police personnel to take 'inspiration' from Maoists in terms of physical strength, discipline and mental determination. ANI

Fast attack craft INS Koswari commissioned in Visakhapatnam
Indian Navy on Tuesday commissioned a brand new craft named INS Koswari, the ninth indigenously built Fast Attack Craft (FAC) in Visakhapatnam. ANI

'I am happy with portfolio given to me': Moily
Veerappa Moily, who took charge as the country's new Corporate Affairs Minister on Wednesday, said he was happy with the portfolio given to him. ANI

Jitendra Singh to focus on youth upliftment
Union Minister of State for Home, Bhanwar Jitendra Singh, has said he would concentrate on working for the benefit and upliftment of youth in the country. ANI

Civil aviation, cyber security initiatives likely during Indo-US strategic dialogue
India and United States are likely to announce new initiatives in the field of civil aviation and cyber security during their second strategic dialogue in New Delhi on July 19. ANI

Birlasoft Inducts William B Aimetti as Strategic Advisor
Birlasoft, the global IT services arm of the multi-billion dollar CK Birla Group, today announces the induction of William B. Aimetti as the Strategic Advisor to the Birlasoft Americas Advisory Board Business Wire India

ESOMAR Denounces Companies that Charge Fees to Participate in Research
Recently international media have put the spotlight on two companies running alleged pyramid marketing schemes which offer participants, after paying a large fee to receive a survey, rewards for completing research questionnaires. The companies, based in India and in Singapore, also state that they will pay participants an additional fee for referring others to join market research survey panels Business Wire India

Kronos Announces Availability of Lean Labor Book in India, A Guide to Create a Highly Effective Manufacturing Workforce
Kronos Incorporated today announced the availability of Lean Labor: a Survival Guide for Companies Facing Global Competition . Mr. Shekar Viswanathan, Deputy Managing Director (Commercial), Toyota Kirloskar Motors Ltd., joined Kronos® to launch the book in India at a formal event Business Wire India

Citrix Systems wins Ecosystem Enablement Award from Zinnov Management Consulting at Globalization Summit 2011
Citrix Systems, a leading provider of virtual computing solutions, announced that they have won the ‘Ecosystem Enablement award’ as a part of the Zinnov Awards and Recognition Program 2011 at the ‘Globalization Summit 2011’, Zinnov’s Annual India conference Business Wire India

ESPN STAR Sports Extends 5-year MotoGP Deal for Asia
ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) announced today its five-year partnership with Dorna Sports S.L. to broadcast the MotoGP World Championship on multiple distribution platforms in 24 countries across its footprint in Asia*, continuing its coverage of the premier motorcycle road racing Championship to 2016 Business Wire India

Mobile Operator MTS Turns to Teradata and Social Network Analysis, Reducing Churn and Gaining Incremental Sales
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50 Golden Years of Driving Up the Road of Success
Armed with his legendary one man one truck and one vision, back in 1959, Patel led the entity effectively to make it one of the leading National Carriers of India. By starting from the grassroots, Patel visualised companies, studied them in detail and believed that to run & manage companies one needed the best & right manpower available Business Wire India

Energy Advantage Inc. Expands to India
Energy Advantage Inc., a leading North American energy and sustainability management services provider, is pleased to announce its entrance into India’s energy and environmental management services market. This move is a key element of the company’s global growth strategy Business Wire India

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