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Competitive bidding of coal blocks to be introduced by year-end: Jaiswal
Minister of Coal Sriprakash Jaiswal on Monday said competitive bidding of the coal mines will be introduced by the year-end to bring more transparency in the allocation of coal blocks. ANI

No trust deficit between India, Pak leadership: Salman Bashir
Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir, who arrived here this evening to attend the foreign secretary-level meeting on Tuesday, said that there is no trust deficit in so far as the upper echelons at the leadership level is concerned. ANI

Nepali migrant labourers take up farming in Himachal
The migrant labourers from Nepal have taken up farming as a profession for the past few years in Kandaghat town of Himachal Pradesh's Solan District. ANI

India, Pakistan joint press conference? Nobody wants it
The first visit to India by new Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar is eliciting a lot of interest in New Delhi. According to sources, there is still no agreement whether there should be a joint interaction with the media at the end of the meeting between Ms. Khar and Mr. Krishna. ANI

PM condemns Oslo extremist violence
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has condemned the Oslo violence, saying that it was a grim reminder of the threat that extremist violence posed to open and democratic societies. ANI

Cash for vote scam: Truth will be disclosed soon, says Rewati Raman
Samajwadi Party MP Rewati Raman Singh, who appeared before the Delhi Police's Crime Branch for questioning in connection with the 2008 cash for vote scam, on Monday said the matter is sub-judice and everything related to the scam would be exposed soon. ANI

Sibal pulls up Gadkari for demanding resignation of PM, Chidambaram
Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday criticized BJP President Nitin Gadkari for demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram following Raja's allegations in the 2G spectrum scam, and said that he should have consulted his senior party leader Arun Jaitley or any other lawyer before making such remarks. ANI

Orissa Police arrest four Maoists in Bargarh
Orissa Police has taken four Maoists into its custody and seized arms, ammunitions and communist literature from the ultras in Bargarh district. ANI

BJP demands resignation of PM, Chidambaram over Raja's allegations
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday demanded that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram should tender their resignations after former Telecom Minister A. Raja told a Delhi court that they were aware about the transactions the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

Illegal mining scam: Yeddyurappa's son alleges conspiracy by Deve Gowda
Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa's son B. Y. Raghavendra on Monday refuted the charges levelled against his father in the illegal mining scam, and alleged that former Prime Minister and Janata Dal- Secular (JD-S) supremo H. D. Deve Gowda was trying to topple the government in the state and prop his party into power. ANI

Chidambaram dismisses Raja's claims in 2G scam case
Refuting the charges levelled against him by former telecom minister A. Raja, Union Home Minister P. Chidamabaram today said the only issue examined by him as Finance Minister in 2007, and by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, was if the two new telecom licences Swan and Unitech were divesting i.e. selling their stake or diluting shares through issue of fresh equity. ANI

I am going to continue for another two years as Karnataka chief minister, says Yeddyurappa
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who has been implicated in the illegal mining scam, on Monday said he would continue to lead the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in the state for the next two years. ANI

Decision on Yeddyurappa only after Lokayukta report: Gadkari
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Monday said the party will decide on the future of Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who has been indicted for nepotism and corruption in a report on illegal mining prepared by the Lokayukta Santosh Hegde, only after the report is submitted. ANI

Supreme Court to view video footage of crackdown at Ramdev's camp
The Supreme Court has decided to view video footage of the midnight crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and thousands of his supporters at New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan last month. ANI

Mani Shankar Aiyar says join the Congress as 'circus', to achieve something
Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has said to be a part of this party, one has to be a part of the circus that goes on at the Congress committee office. ANI

Sopore killing by militants: Where is the outrage?
Militants shot dead a civilian, Mohsin Ahmed Wani, in Sopore town of Baramulla district, while another person escaped an attack in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir yesterday. ANI

Karnataka mining scam: Yeddyurappa rules out resignation
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today ruled out his resignation in the wake of the Lokayukta report indicting him on the illegal mining issue. ANI

Mayawati is "highly feudal: Digvijay Singh
Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh has lashed out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, saying that she was "highly feudalistic". ANI

Activists are not safe in Gujarat: Mallika Sarabhai
Acclaimed dancer and lawmaker Mallika Sarabhai has slammed the Gujarat government for not being able to protect the Right to Information (RTI) activists in the state. ANI

Ties with Congress intact: Karunanidhi
Pushed back by a spate of graft cases like the 2G spectrum allocation scam and subsequent arrest of party leaders including his daughter Kanimozhi, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi has said the ties between his party and the Congress would not be affected. ANI

Mani Shankar Aiyar blames former PM Rao for Babri mosque demolition
Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has said that former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao was to blamed for the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid, as the act occurred when he was in office. ANI

Jagran Solutions bags 3 awards at CMO Asia Awards
Jagran Solutions, India’s leading new age marketing agency that provides solutions for Brand Activation via Consumer Connect Strategies, has been bestowed with an award for the agency of the year, Marketing Campaign of the Year for Nokia N8 and Marketing Campaign of the Year for Learn With Yahoo program at the CMO Asia Awards held at Singapore on 22nd July, 2011 Business Wire India

Wipro Launches Innovative ‘Easy-Upgrade’ Solution, for Oracle E-Business Suite
Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) today announced the launch of its proprietary ‘Wipro Easy-Upgrade’ solution for Oracle E-Business Suite, which can enable complete assessment, implementation and management of Oracle Applications Business Wire India

Leading Indian Business Women Confirm Participation at the Women in Leadership Forum in Mumbai this October 2011
Leading business information group naseba has announced dates for the Indian edition of their global Women in Leadership (WIL) Series. It is returning to the country’s financial capital on October 13th – 14th 2011, and is being held at the JW Marriott in Mumbai. WIL is a cutting-edge platform for businesswomen from all backgrounds, industry sectors and countries around the world Business Wire India

The Digital Convergence Revolution - Collision of Web, Mobile, Community and Media
India Digital Forum – the conference organized by CellStrat is this Friday (29th Jul) at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The Conference is kicking into high gear this week with an overwhelming no of advance registrations pouring in from all over India. The star-studded speaker lineup and intuitive content on Digital world, mobile and cloud is fueling this keen interest in this event Business Wire India

Dax Networks Launches DX-2824-IRW
Dax Networks, one of India’s top five Networking companies, has launched DX-2824-IRW, a Secure Broadband VPN Router. Priced at Rs. 21,700, DX-2824-IRW is ideal for Smart Secure Managed Solutions, a growing demand among enterprises in different verticals. Business Wire India

Pitney Bowes India Introduces India’s first Integrated Document Printing (IDP) Solution
Pitney Bowes India, leading provider of integrated mail and document management systems, services and solutions introduces country’s first complete In-House Mailstream solution with a printer and post printer solution embedded together in one platform Business Wire India

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