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Tihar orders inquiry into special treatment to Kalmadi, other high profile inmates
Deputy Inspector General of New Delhi's Tihar Prisons, R.N Sharma, on Saturday ordered an inquiry into the news report of high profile prisoners enjoying special privileges in the jail. ANI

Talks between Sonia Gandhi and Team Anna were positive: Congress
The Congress party on Saturday said that the meeting between Congress President Sonia Gandhi and social activist Anna Hazare to discuss the draft of anti-graft Lokpal Bill was positive. ANI

MV Wisdom finally sails out of Juhu
Cargo ship MV Wisdom was on Saturday hauled away from Mumbai's Juhu beach into the sea. ANI

"I'm convicted and this is a big stigma in my life," says Maria Susairaj
Kannada actress Maria Susairaj, who walked free from Mumbai's Byculla Jail today after having already served her three-year sentence in the murder case of television executive Neeraj Grover, said that she had left her past behind and was undecided about her future. ANI

NDA to attend all-party Lokpal Bill meeting: Advani
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani today said that the allies of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will attend Sunday's all-party meeting to seek views across the political spectrum on the issue of inclusion of the Prime Minister under the anti-graft Lokpal Bill. ANI

Manmohan Singh to present 'Krishi Karman' awards to ten states
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will give the newly instituted 'Krishi Karman' awards to ten states for best performance towards raising production of food grains, Union Agriculture Ministry said today. ANI

India fully committed to bilateral relationship with Bangladesh, says MEA
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government have the greatest affection for the people of Bangladesh and hold the bilateral relations to be of the highest importance, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vishnu Prakash said on Saturday. ANI

Farooq Abdullah urges northeastern states to maximize use of renewable energy
Union New and Renewable Energy Minister Dr. Farooq Abdullah today reviewed the implementation of renewable energy polices and programmes in the northeastern states at a meeting in New Delhi. ANI

Sonia Gandhi has promised to look into Lokpal Bill issue, says Hazare
Social activist Anna Hazare after meeting Congress President Sonia Gandhi here on Saturday said the civil society has put its view before the UPA chairperson, and added that she has promised to look into the issue. ANI

Former Union Minister Chaturanan Mishra breathes his last
Former Union Minister Chaturanan Mishra breathed his last at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Saturday following a prolonged illness. ANI

Govt. to take steps to make FTII a centre of excellence: Ambika Soni
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Saturday said that a Bill would be introduced in Parliament enabling the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) becoming a centre for excellence. ANI

Paydays could be your last, warns study!
A new study has urged people to think twice about their plans of celebrating out after getting their paycheck, after finding that mortality rates significantly increased on paydays or the week after them. ANI

Andhra Pradesh youth give up traditional weaving work
The traditional weaving work is slowly dying out in Pochampally, the biggest silk and cotton-weaving center in Andhra Pradesh, as the younger generation has given up the traditional work considering the lack of profit margins and government support. ANI

Learn how to roll 'bidies' if you want a good groom
Bela bibi lives in a ramshackle mud-house in Kismatkadamsar village, district Pakud in Jharkhand. Only 22 years old, when she first entered this house as a bride, Bela did not at the time know how to make 'bidis', nor was she at all familiar with what goes into this rather innocuous looking item. ANI

Maoist shutdown paralyses normal life in West Bengal
Normal life was severely hit during a Maoist shutdown in West Bengal's Jhargram town on Saturday. ANI

Maoists kill six villagers in Munger
Suspected Maoists shot dead around six villagers including tribals in Bihar's Munger District on Saturday morning. ANI

New CVC to be announced soon, says Sushma Swaraj
Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, on Saturday said the name of the new Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) has been finalized and the government will announce it soon. ANI

Grover murder case: Maria Susairaj released from Mumbai Jail (Update)
Kannada actress Maria Susairaj, who was convicted for destruction of evidence in the murder case of television executive Neeraj Grover, walked free from Mumbai's Byculla Jail on Saturday for having already served her three-year sentence awarded by a court during the trial. ANI

Grover murder case: Maria Susairaj to walk free today
Kannada actress Maria Susairaj, who was convicted for destruction of evidence in the murder case of television executive Neeraj Grover, is likely to walk free from Mumbai's Byculla Jail on Saturday for having already served her three-year sentence awarded by a court during the trial. ANI

DoNER Ministry reveals fresh blue print for development of Northeast
New Delhi, July 1: The Department of the North East Region Ministry (DoNER) has announced a fresh plan for the development of the northeast region on the basis of Vision 2020. ANI

PM meets Chidambaram, Sushma Swaraj on CVC selection
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, met Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, here on Saturday over selection of the Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC). ANI

Amity hosts American acadenia, to take partnership forward
Eminent industry professionals and experts from The Washington Centre (TWC) Pramerica visited Amity University to further boost the collaboration between Amity and TWC. ANI

BJP to meet NDA allies to finalise stand on Lokpal Bill
Ahead of the all-party meeting scheduled on July 3 to discuss the draft anti-graft Lokpal Bill, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders will today meet allies of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to take a final call in this regard. ANI

Lokpal Bill row: Hazare to meet Sonia Gandhi
Social activist Anna Hazare and other representatives of the civil society will meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi here on Saturday to seek her support on the Jan Lokpal Bill. ANI

IndiaMART.com to Take Indian MSMEs to International Shores
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Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS), declared winner of the SIFE India National Championship 2011
Students in Free Enterprise India (SIFE India), part of SIFE International, a non-profit organization operating in 39 countries globally, today announced that Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS), from New Delhi was named ‘SIFE India National Champion 2011’. The winning team will represent India at the SIFE World Cup 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this October Business Wire India

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