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Mumbai blasts: BJP accuses Digvijay Singh of trying to upset investigation process
In the wake of the recent serial blasts in Mumbai, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday charged Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh of trying to provoke the public and upset the entire investigation process. ANI

K.V. Thomas to discuss storage and movement of foodgrains
Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Prof. K.V. Thomas will convene a meeting of major foodgrains procuring states to discuss augmentation of storage capacity and movements of foodgrains here on July 20. ANI

Diamond traders urge Maharashtra Govt. to open Opera House area
Days after triple blasts rocked Mumbai, the diamond traders here on Monday urged the state government to grant permission to open the Opera House area as their business has already been affected due to the blasts. ANI

Kumaraswamy demands CM Yeddyurappa's resignation
Janata Dal Secular (JD-S) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Monday demanded Karnataka Chief Minister B.S Yeddyurappa's immediate resignation, saying the latter's aides were trying to influence the Lokayukta and his probe into illegal mining and other scams in the region. ANI

Chhattisgarh DGP to plan strategies suited for Maoist affected region
Anil M Navaney, who recently took charge as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Chhattisgarh, has said that his first priority would be to plan strategies suited for the Maoist affected region. ANI

Rural Development Ministry signs $1 billion loan agreement with World Bank
The Rural Development Ministry signed an agreement with the World Bank here on Monday for a $1 billion loan to implement a National Rural Livelihoods Project (NRLP) in the country. ANI

HRD Ministry reconstitutes Copyright Board
The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, has reconstituted the Copyright Board, as per section 11 of the Copyright Act, 1957 by appointing Justice Ramesh Chandra Chopra (retired) as the Copyright Board Chairman for a period of five years or till further orders, whichever is earlier, with effect from July 15. ANI

CBI questions Raja in 2G case probe
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) questioned former Telecom Minister A Raja and two others accused in the 2G spectrum scam for around three hours at the Patiala House court complex here on Monday. ANI

Centre's Interlocutor, NSCN meet; differences narrowed down
The negotiating teams of the government and the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN), which met here on Monday issued a joint statement saying differences between the two parties have narrowed, and some of the proposals would require further negotiations to reach a mutually acceptable solution. ANI

Maoists fear forces policemen to quit their jobs in Orissa
Frightened by the brutal killing of their colleagues, policemen posted in Maoist dominated Orissa's Koraput District have resigned from their jobs. ANI

BJP supports demand for separate Telangana state: Gadkari
Supporting the demand for creating of a separate state of Telangana, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has assured the protagonists of the cause that his party will fulfill the long standing aspirations of the people of the region after coming back to power at the Centre. ANI

Darjeeling tripartite pact on Gorkha demands signed
The Centre, West Bengal government and Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Monday signed the tripartite agreement paving way for creation of autonomous elected hill council, the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA). ANI

D Raja meets Ajit Singh on Land Acquisition, Lokpal Bills
Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja met Rashtriya Lok Dal's chief Ajit Singh here today to discuss the Land Acquisition and the Lokpal Bills. ANI

Indo-Pak officials meet in New Delhi to discuss confidence-building measures
Ahead of the crucial foreign minister-level talks between the two nations later this month, the joint working group of India and Pakistan met in New Delhi on Monday to chart out the Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) in order to improve the conditions of travel and trade across the Line of Control (LoC). ANI

Nothing inconsistent in nuclear suppliers' guidelines: US official
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel B. Poneman said on Monday that there is nothing inconsistent in nuclear suppliers' guidelines and added that the bilateral cooperation between the US and India is on the right track. ANI

Black holes in the model of 'Resurgent Bihar'
Since the beginning of his second term in office, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his administration have taken pains to promote the image of a 'Resurgent Bihar'. ANI

Hillary Clinton to participate in Indo-US strategic dialogue
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will arrive here today to attend the second round of the India-US strategic dialogue on Tuesday. ANI

Mid-Day scribe murder: Bombay HC dismisses petitions seeking CBI probe
The Bombay High Court today dismissed petitions seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the murder case of Mid-Day crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey. ANI

CBI to grill Raja again in 2G case
A Delhi court today permitted the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to quiz afresh former Telecom Minister A Raja and two other accused for their alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum scam in the Patiala House court complex. ANI

Supreme Court recalls its order to Defence Ministry in Pushpa Vanti case
The Supreme Court has recalled its order given on November 15 last year in which it directed the Defence Ministry to set up a commission to look into grievances of serving and former soldiers of the armed forces. ANI

Bangla-O-Bangla Bhasa Bachao committee calls for shutdown in Siliguri
Activists of the Bangla-O-Bangla Bhasa Bachao (BOBBBC) committee, a regional forum, called for a 48-hour shutdown against the signing of tripartite accord on Gorkha demands. ANI

CPI-M not in favour of separate Gorkhaland: Karat
Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said his party does not favour the Darjeeling tripartite accord in West Bengal. ANI

Darjeeling tripartite pact to be signed today
The Centre, West Bengal government and Gorkha Janmukti Morcha will sign an agreement to resolve the Darjeeling issue here today. ANI

Dhanuka Agritech Limited Upgraded by CRISIL Equities Assigned a valuation grade of 4/5 – Superior Fundamentals
-- Indicates that the market price has ‘upside’ from the current levels of Rs 91 (as on July 08 2011) -- The one-year fair value of the stock is Rs 109 Dhanuka Agritech Ltd- Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE: 507717) and National Stock Exchange (NSE: DHANUKA) listed, India’s leading crop protection solutions provider having Rs Business Wire India

Jyothy Fabricare choose Ameyo as the Call Center Technology for FabricSpa venture
Ameyo enables a centrally managed multi-site contact center network for 'FabricSpa' venture of Jyothy Fabricare Services Ltd (JFSL) - a subsidiary of Jyothy Laboratories Limited. The award-winning call center software from Drishti would be helping them in setting up their customer support centers across major cities in India for their premium retail laundry care services Business Wire India to Partner with India International Build Expo 2011
-- Becomes title sponsor of the prestigious trade exposition for building & construction industry -- To assist small businesses from the sector to connect with peers & potential business partners at the expo Providing yet another platform to Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) in the building and construction industry, IndiaMART Business Wire India

Tackling Smart Grid Challenges under India Context
The world’s leading technology giants in smart grid, Microsoft, HP, Wipro, SAS, UL, InIntergraph, Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, IBM, Digi International, Capgemini. and SAP announce to support this year’s largest and most important India smart grid event World Smart Grid Conference Series-India Week 2011 Business Wire India

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