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India attaches utmost importance to its relations with Bangladesh: Krishna
Stating that the relationship between the two nations has matured over the years, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Monday said India attaches utmost importance to its relations with Bangladesh. ANI

Maoist shutdown paralyses normal life in Jharkhand
Normal life was severely hit during a Maoist shutdown against the police's ongoing operation 'Green Hunt' in Jharkhand's Ranchi city on Monday. ANI

BJP holds PMO responsible for Kalmadi's appointment as CWG chairman
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday held the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) responsible for the appointment of Suresh Kalmadi, presently imprisoned in Delhi's Tihar Jail, as chairman of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organizing Committee (OC). ANI

BJP asks for separate Telangana bill
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday asked the Central Government to soon bring a bill to create a separate state of Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh in the wake of mass resignation by Congress lawmakers demanding a separate statehood. ANI

BJP seeks law to declare black money as national asset
Hours after the Supreme Court appointed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to help track undeclared money stashed abroad by Indians, he Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday sought a new law under which the black money stashed away in safe havens abroad should be declared a national asset. ANI

Army extends full cooperation to investigating agencies into Dilshan killing case
Stating that the death case of 13-year-old Dilshan has been handed over to the civil police, the Army on Monday said that full assistance and cooperation is being provided to the investigating agencies to identify the culprit. ANI

President asks educational institutions to prepare students for competitive environment
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday said the objective of an educational institution is to prepare its students to meet the competitive environment of a knowledge based and technology driven world, which is driving change at a rate that necessitates rapid adaptability and the ability to invent and to re-invent. ANI

Govt. yet to take a final decision on Telangana issue: Chidambaram
With Congress lawmakers stepping up pressure on the Centre by tendering their resignations over the formation of a separate state of Telangana, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram appealing them be patient over the issue, on Monday said a final decision on the issue of separate statehood has not been taken yet. ANI

The human fall-out of border tensions
"Before the fatal accident of 2002, I used to trade in warm clothes and shawls in Sar Hind Shareef, Punjab. When I returned to my village in 2002, as usual, I took my cattle to graze in the nearby forest. It was 4 o'clock in the evening. My daughter Jameela was accompanying me. I felt something beneath my feet. Before I could realize anything, a huge blast threw me off ANI

Kathua farmers demand compensation for land occupied by security forces
Farmers living near the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua District have demanded compensation from the state government, after border officials acquired their lands on grounds of maintaining security. ANI

Dr. Sachan's kin appear before Lucknow court
Responding to judicial summons, family members of Dr. Yogendra Singh Sachan, who died under mysterious circumstances in a jail, appeared before a court here on Monday. ANI

Rajkot jail authorities introduce special training programme for inmates
Prison authorities in Rajkot, Gujarat, have introduced special training modules along with counseling sessions for prisoners. ANI

Telangana lawmakers head for Parliament to submit resignations
Congress lawmakers from the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh left for Parliament on Monday to submit their resignations to the Speaker of the Lok Sabha Meira Kumar and the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha Mohammad Hamid Ansari. ANI

Manmohan Singh to visit Bangladesh in September
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will undertake a two-day visit of Bangladesh in the first week of September this year. ANI

Supreme Court dismisses Noorani's plea to cancel Sanjay Dutt's bail
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the plea of Bollywood film producer Shakeel Noorani for cancellation of actor Sanjay Dutt's bail in the 1993 Mumbai serial blast case. ANI

Supreme Court appoints SIT on black money
The Supreme Court today appointed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to monitor the probe and the steps being taken to unearth the black money stashed away in safe havens abroad. ANI

Tamil Nadu Govt. orders CB-CID probe into Dilshan's killing(Update)
Tamil Nadu Government has ordered a CB-CID probe into the killing of 13-year-old Dilshan near the army barracks at Island Grounds in Chennai on Sunday. ANI

Disproportionate assets case: Supreme Court permits prosecution of Chautala brothers
The Supreme Court on Monday gave its nod for the criminal prosecution of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leaders Ajay and Abhay Chautala in connection with a disproportionate assets case. ANI

Amarnath devotees throng Mansar Lake during pilgrimage
Devotees heading to the Amarnath cave shrine thronged the Mansar Lake near Jammu on Sunday after the authorities suspended the pilgrimage due to poor weather. ANI

Flood waters damage over 2,000 houses in two Bihar districts
Flood waters have reportedly entered over 2,000 houses in Muzaffarpur and Sitamarhi districts of Bihar following a breach in the embankment of the Bagmati River on Monday morning. ANI

Jayalalithaa demands probe by army, police into teen's killing
Even as the army has promised its full cooperation to the police and said that it will take stern action against anyone who is found guilty of shooting 13-year-old Dilshan near the army barracks in Chennai on Sunday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa has promised to take appropriate action in connection with the incident. ANI

Supreme Court to pass order on black money
The Supreme Court will pass interim orders on the black money issue on Monday. ANI

Congress summons its Telangana leaders for talks over quit threat
The Congress leadership in Delhi has reportedly asked party lawmakers of the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh to come to New Delhi for a meeting on Monday evening to discuss and resolve the issue of moving ahead with their en masse resignation threat over a demand for the formation of a separate state of Telangana out of the existing state of Andhra Pradesh. ANI

Amul Ranked No. 1 “Indian” Brand for third Consecutive Year in Asia
The “Campaign” magazine published from Hong Kong and Singapore has ranked Amul as the No. 1 “Indian” brand in its list of Top 1000 Brands of Asia for the third consecutive year. Amul is also ranked as No.1 dairy brand, ahead of leading food and dairy brands of the Asia region like Dutch Lady, Dumex, Magnolia etc Business Wire India

Blue Star Infotech ties up with QlikTech
Blue Star Infotech Ltd (BSIL), a global provider of software solutions globally, announced that it has entered into a partnership with QlikTech , a provider of user driven business intelligence (BI) software. BSIL will deliver solutions based on QlikTech’s business discovery platform QlikView Business Wire India

Drishti Launches – FREE Service to Telemarketers for easy DNC Compliance
Drishti launches - a web interface for telemarketing companies to easily manage TRAI regulations related to UCC. Currently in the beta stage, the website provides DND/ DNC scrubbing of the calling lists as a free service to its registered users. Looking at the problem of Unsolicited Commercial Calls (UCC) from the telemarketer’s perspective, DNCIndia Business Wire India

C-DAC and DIT to Host Conference on ‘New Horizons in IDNs with Special Reference to gTLDs’
The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and the Department of Information Technology (DIT), with support from VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), will host a conference to discuss the new opportunities in Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) Business Wire India

GETIT Partners with Shorthand to Launch GETIT SMS App
GETIT Infoservices Pvt. Ltd., the leader in directional advertising and pioneers of Yellow Pages in India today announced the launch of its new GETIT SMS App, in joint collaboration with Shorthand Mobile, Inc. on the Shorthand SMS Browser. The GETIT SMS App will provide local search capabilities throughout India for people without smartphones and without the cost of using GPRS data Business Wire India

Sparta Strategy to Organize,”The India Power Summit 2011”, India's largest FDI Promotion Initiative for the Conventional and Renewable Energy Sector.
India Power Summit 2011 offers the ideal environment where foreign power producers, investors meet Indian power producers, regulators, contractors' financiers and advisories to discuss and identify the challenges, investment opportunities and form strategic partnerships in conventional and renewable energy sectors to leverage the enormous opportunities inherent in the Indian power sector Business Wire India

Sigo eVentures Launches India’s First Alternative Medicine Website
Sigo eVentures Pvt. Ltd. has announced the launch of, a website that will be India’s most complete guide to alternative medicine. It will also give users access to knowledgeable professionals in the field of preventive holistic medicines Business Wire India

Aptara Expands eLearning Operations in India
Aptara Inc., the 4,600 person digital content solutions pioneer, headquartered in the US with primary operations in New Delhi, announces a significant expansion of its eLearning operations across India. Based in Pune since 2000, Aptara’s eLearning Center of Excellence designs and builds online training courses, modules, and portals for Fortune 500 companies worldwide Business Wire India

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