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Govt. announces Prime Minister Shram awards for 2010
The government on Tuesday announced the Prime Minister's Shram Awards for the year 2010. ANI

Land acquisition row: NHRC issues notice to the UP Govt. over farmers' complaint
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh Government through its chief secretary directing him to look into the complaint of farmers from five villages in Aligarh district alleging that their land is being acquired forcibly by the district authorities. ANI

India committed to robust, transparent quality system for human health: Bansal
Minister of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Parliamentary Affairs Pawn Kumar Bansal today said that India is committed to a robust and transparent quality system in the critical area impacting human health and environment. ANI

20 Pak prisoners repatriated to Islamabad: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has informed that 20 Pakistani prisoners were repatriated to Islamabad on completion of their sentences. ANI

India, World Bank sign agreement to strengthen local government system in Kerala
In an endeavor to strengthen the capacity of gram panchayats and municipalities in Kerala, an IDA credit of 200 million dollar was signed between the Government of India and the World Bank in Thiruvananthapuram. ANI

Conference to publicize introduction of new gTLDs by ICANN begins tomorrow
The Department of Information Technology (DIT), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, will organise a one-day conference on "New Horizons in Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) and Reference to New generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs)" here tomorrow. ANI

BJP charges Rahul Gandhi of following two standards of compassion
Commenting on Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's second visit to Uttar Pradesh's Bhatta Parsaul village, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday accused him of following two standards of compassion. ANI

Lalu Yadav criticizes Nitish Kumar over development issues in Bihar
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday criticized Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on various development issues. ANI

J-K Govt. to construct Astroturf football stadium in Srinagar
In wake of the rising popularity of football among the youth of the region, the Jammu and Kashmir Government is all set to construct an Astroturf football stadium in Srinagar city in order to promote the game. ANI

Direct subsidy transfer on fuel would curb pilferage and leakages: Mukherjee
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the direct subsidy transfer on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), fertiliser and kerosene is meant to curb pilferage and leakages. ANI

Ram Gopal Varma lodges police complaint against BJP youth wing
Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma lodged a police complaint against the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Tuesday fter he received a letter to apologise over his statement of offering a role to Kannada actress Maria Susairaj, recently released in the murder case of television executive Neeraj Grover. ANI

Supreme Court terms arming Salwa Judum 'unconstitutional'
The Supreme Court today asked the Chhattisgarh Government and the Centre to desist from appointing tribals as Special Police Officers (SPOs) in its Salwa Judum counter-insurgency operation against the Maoists, and termed the step as 'unconstitutional'. ANI

Chinese actress triggers outrage with her anti-gay comments
A Chinese actress has caused outrage after she expressed her disapproval of homosexuality by citing verses from the Bible. ANI

BJP youth wing demonstrates against Ram Gopal Varma in Mumbai
The youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a demonstration against Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma here on Tuesday over his decision to cast Kannada actress Maria Susairaj, recently released in the murder case of television executive Neeraj Grover. ANI

Delhi High Court dismisses Bhanot's bail plea in CWG scam case
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed the bail plea of former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organizing Committee (OC) Secretary General Lalit Bhanot in connection with the scam surrounding the 2010 sporting extravaganza. ANI

India to train Kyrgyzstan armed forces
India will be sending a team to train Kyrgyzstan armed forces in UN Peace Keeping Operations and impart English language skills to them. ANI

Rahul Gandhi's visit to Bhatta Parsaul a political drama: BJP
Terming Rahul Gandhi's second visit to Uttar Pradesh's Bhatta Parsaul village to be a political drama, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said if the ruling Congress Party was serious about the farmers plight, it should bring the proposed Land Acquisition amendment bill to the Parliament at the earliest. ANI

Congress lawmakers from Telangana region meet Ghulam Nabi Azad
Congress lawmakers, who tendered their resignations to press for the demand of a separate state of Telangana, met Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad here on Tuesday. ANI

Telangana shutdown disrupts normal life in Andhra Pradesh
The 48-hour long shutdown called by the Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC), a conglomeration of parties demanding the formation of a separate state, crippled transport link and caused inconvenience to locals and school students here on Tuesday. ANI

Do not expect Pakistan to leave Kashmir alone
A Pakistani newspaper, The Express Tribune, in an article on June, 30 titled, 'Leave Kashmir alone and focus on internal problems: Manmohan tells Pakistan" has stated that the "Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed hope that Pakistan will "leave Kashmir alone", as it has its own share of internal problems to deal with". ANI

Supreme Court gives nod for Justice Dinakaran's impeachment
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay impeachment proceedings against Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran. ANI

Delhi, Gurgaon to have new swanky hi-tech passport offices from July 18
Long queues, touts, tedious police verification and the cumbersome process of getting a passport is all set to be the thing of the past, as the Ministry of External Affairs is planning to set up passport offices with cutting edge technology in Delhi and Gurgaon by July 18. ANI

Deora offers to resign from Cabinet over CAG charges related to oil exploration
Corporate Affairs Minister Murli Deora has offered to resign from the Union Cabinet. ANI

Rahul Gandhi begins padyatra from Bhatta-Parsaul
In what can be seen as a move to challenge Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has begun a padyatra from Bhatta-Parsaul to Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Government to study SC order on black money and will act: Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that the government will take suitable action on the issue of black money after going through the Supreme Court's directive to constitute a special investigation team (SIT) to probe unaccounted money stashed away by Indians in foreign banks. ANI

Mumbai journalist murder: Police custody of aaccused extended till July 8
The police remand of the seven persons accused in the murder of senior crime reporter of tabloid Mid-Day, Joytirmoy Dey, has been extended by a designated court at Mumbai. ANI

India's only Online Stand-up Comedy and Late Night Show Hacked by Anti-India Fundamentalists
Being the World’s first full format TV show online, Jay Hind! has always made news for its pioneering efforts in the entertainment space. The show is hugely popular among Indians across the world and is nearing 100 million hits online. The growing popularity of the show led to the show’s website - being hacked by anti-India fundamentalists Business Wire India

Xavient Information Systems Opens New Delivery Centre in Noida
Xavient Information Systems (“Xavient”) a leading IT consulting services organization has announced the opening of its fifth delivery centre in Noida, India. This state-of-the-art facility is a milestone in the ongoing growth of the organization Business Wire India

Capgemini Strengthens its BPO Footprint in India with its New Gurgaon Facility
Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today inaugurated its new Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) centre in Gurgaon, its first BPO centre in North India and sixth in India. Spread across an area of 35000 sq. ft, the new BPO facility in Gurgaon will increase Capgemini’s BPO’s total capacity in India to over 4500 seats Business Wire India

B2B portal, re-launches with a New Look, a portal that has long been known for its focus on the small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) has re-launched itself with an entirely new look and feel. Under the auspices of parent company Enterpriser Media, will continue to strive to strike a rapport with its SMB and SME audience, rather than just be a reference point Business Wire India

LiveMedia Launches Digital Marketing arm LiveDigital
LiveMedia – India’s largest digital out-of-home media Company recently announced the launch of its new initiative “LiveDigital” which will focus on mobile marketing and services across various mobile channels including voice , text, rich media and video Business Wire India

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