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Krishna not involved in illegal Karnataka mining scam: Sibal
Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday rubbished the Bharatiya Janata Party's charge that External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna was also involved in the illegal mining scam. ANI

Students clash with police in Jammu
Students of Central University in IJammu staged a protest against the delay in the appointment of a vice-chancellor and proper functioning of their varsity on Friday. ANI

Andhra Bhawan employees protest against legislator's misbehavior
Employees of the Andhra Pradesh Bhawan protested against the alleged high handedness of a legislator with a staff employee of the Bhawan, in New Delhi on Friday. ANI

Tax sleuths raid houses and offices of south Indian actors
Tax sleuths conducted raids on Friday at various offices and residences of the actors, Mammootty and Mohanlal in Chennai. ANI

Myanmarese in India displeased with Delhi supplying arms to Burmese military
Myanmarese residing in New Delhi staged a demonstration on Friday to express their displeasure over India's decision to supply arms to defence forces of Myanmar. ANI

Security forces seize cache of arms from Maoist camp in Jharkhand
Security forces raided a Maoist camp and recovered a cache of arms and ammunitions in Bundu-Tamar area near Ranchi district of Jharkhand on Friday, running down their plan to attack on police. ANI

Lokpal Bill ready; set to be placed before Cabinet next week
After months of intensive scrutiny and meetings, the much-awaited Lokpal Bill is set to be tabled before the cabinet next week, Minister of State of Parliamentary Affairs V. Narayanswamy said on Friday. ANI

Police bust cricket bookies gang in Gurgaon
Police busted a cricket-betting gang on Friday and arrested three people in Gurgaon, Haryana. ANI

Odd weather mars production of plums in Kashmir
The production of plums has declined this year in Jammu and Kashmir due to adverse weather conditions. ANI

Patil to reinforce bilateral ties during her Mongolia, S.Korea visit
The government considers President Pratibha Devisingh Patil's ensuing state visit to the Republic of Korea and Mongolia would promote the peace, development, and stability in Asia ANI

Government taking initiatives to increase grain storage facilities: Thomas
Food Minister K. V. Thomas said on Friday that the government is working towards opening up more grain storage facilities in various parts of the country. ANI

Army commander promises strict action in alleged Kulgam rape case
A senior army commander on Friday promised a 'dispassionate' probe into a recent rape case allegedly involving two army personnel. ANI

Kulgam residents protest alleged gang rape of woman by army personnel
Residents of Kulgam staged a protest on Friday against the alleged gang rape of a woman, Rukaya Bano, by two army personnel. ANI

With onset of monsoon, forest security beefed up in Uttarakhand
The Conservator for Forests in Uttarakhand has ordered for security to be tightened in the dense jungles to prevent the smuggling of valuable forest resources during the monsoons. ANI

Rising silk prices hit traditional silk sari business in Gujarat
The traditional Patola silk sari business has been hit by the rising prices of silk in Gujarat. ANI

People buy cosmetics mainly because it makes them feel good
People who use cosmetics buy these products primarily for emotional reasons, according to a new study. ANI

Supreme Court refuses to stop probe into Jagan Mohan Reddy's assets
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the assets of Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, son of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. ANI

India-ASEAN ties to be strengthened, sea expedition, better air connectivity planned
External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna on Friday said India and ASEAN must upgrade and strengthen their engagement in the face of the new security and economic developments. ANI

Journalist attempts self-immolation in Agartala
A journalist of a local daily, recently attempted self-immolation in protest against police action against him. ANI

Largest Container Ship arrives at Vallarpadam Port in Kerala
Largest container vessel, Maersk Sembawang, with a length of 318.79 metres and a capacity of 6,478 TEUs (Twenty-foot equivalent units) arrived at the Vallarpadam port in Kerala. ANI

Melanne Verveer interacts with school students in Delhi
Melanne Verveer, US Ambassador-at-large for Global Women's issues, currently on a tour of India, visited a Municipal Corporation Primary School here today ANI

Will act on Lokayukta's report: Karnataka Governor Bhardwaj
Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj on Friday said he will ct on Lokayukta Justice (retired) Santosh Hegre's report on illegal mining issue, once it is placed before him . ANI

Chidambaram to attend SAARC meet in Thimpu
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will attend the fourth meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Interior/Home Ministers tomorrow in Thimpu. ANI

Chhattisgarh Home Minister Kanwar calls for stringent measures to tackle Maoists
In the wake of recent Maoist attacks that killed atleast four Congress party workers, Chhattisgarh Home Minister Nankiram Kanwar has said that Maoist activities have gripped the entire nation and only concentrated efforts would ensure its removal. ANI

Rahul Gandhi claims Congress never makes militancy a political agenda
Congress General secretary Rahul Gandhi has condemned the opposition for exploiting militancy as a political agenda. ANI

Melanne Verveer interacts with Rajasthan village council women
Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, who visited in Chaksu of Rajasthan, has said that India's village councils are silent revolutions in a democracy. ANI

Telangana agitation not in the interest of Andhra, feels Ghulam Nabi Azad
Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has said the government is concerned over the worsening state of affairs in Andhra Pradesh due to the Telangana agitation. ANI

IT raids at Malayalam superstars Mammootty, Mohanlal's residence
The Income Tax department on Friday raided multiple offices and residences of South Indian superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal. ANI

Now, Chinese Superman to look over Shanghai's World Financial Center
China is set to have its own Chinese Superman, that is, once plans to introduce the superhero genre go through. ANI

Cash-for-votes scandal: Delhi Police grill Amar Singh
The Delhi Police on Friday began questioning politician Amar Singh at the Crime Branch office for his alleged role in the sensational cash-for-votes scam. ANI

Praj Declares Q1 FY2012 Results
Praj Industries (Praj), globally leading Biofuels, Brewery, Process Equipment and Water & Wastewater Treatment Solutions Company, announced its unaudited financial results for Q1FY2012. Performance Review for Q1FY2012: - Income from operations stood at Rs. 164.71 crore (Rs. 93.67 crore). A growth of 73% over corresponding quarter in previous fiscal. - The EBITDA was at Rs. 15 Business Wire India

Shivsu Canada Pure Fillers Ties up with Belgium’s PRODEB Brewery to tap the Country’s Brewery Market
The Chennai-based Shivsu Canada Pure Fillers Pvt. Ltd. (SCPF) has recently entered into a Joint Venture with Belgium-based M/s. PRODEB Brewery & Technology who are the leaders in Brewery equipment to provide total turnkey solutions for Micro Breweries / Brewpubs (a micro brewery is a small brewery with a limited production capacity which produces hand-crafted beers) Business Wire India

Cvent Raises $136 Million in Funding Led by New Enterprise Associates and Insight Venture Partners
Cvent, the world’s largest software-as-service (SaaS) provider of online venue selection and Cvent Supplier Network, the world’s largest free online marketplace that connects event planners with venues. The Cvent Supplier Network is projected to generate $4 billion in business for hotels in 2011—up from $60 million in 2008 Business Wire India

Hindustan Zinc Limited Results for the First Quarter Ended 30 June 2011
Hindustan Zinc Limited (“HZL” or the “Company”) has announced its results for the first quarter (“Q1”) ended 30 June 2011. Business Wire India

HOMESHOP18.com Announces Laptop Carnival
Homeshop18.com India’s leading e-commerce portal announces Laptop Carnival. The exciting Carnival will offer discounts upto 43% on all branded laptops likes HP, Dell, HCL, Lenovo and Acer. http://www.homeshop18.com/shop/faces/jsp/sale/clearancesale Business Wire India

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