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Krishna rejects Danish court's argument of human rights violations in India
Referring to refusal by a Danish court to extradite Danish national Kim Davy aka Neils Holck, the prime accused in the 1995 Purulia arms drop case, on the basis of human rights violations, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Friday said that India believed in rule of law, human rights and dignity. ANI

India to raise terrorism issue with Pak during Foreign Minister-level talks: Krishna
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Friday said that India would raise the issue of terrorism with Pakistan during the proposed Foreign Minister-level talks in New Delhi this month. ANI

Export target achievable by 2014: Anand Sharma
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Friday said that if the country's exports keep growing at an excess of 79 billion dollars, then the export target can be achieved by 2014. ANI

Danish court's refusal to extradite Kim Davy disappointing: India
India on Friday termed a Denmark court's refusal to allow the extradition of Danish national Kim Davy aka Neils Holck, the prime accused in the 1995 Purulia arms drop case, as "disappointing". ANI

India-US strategic dialogue to be held on July 19 in New Delhi
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will be hosting the second India-US Strategic Dialogue with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on July 19 in New Delhi. ANI

Arunachalese demand BRO action for dilapidated Bhalukpong-Tawang road
The 285-kilometre Bhalukpong-Tawang road, the most important strategic road that leads to the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang district, is in shambles due to lack of maintenance by the Border Roads Organization (BRO). ANI

Pranab Mukherjee releases new series of coins
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today released a new series of coins with improved design and revised size in the denomination of 50 paise, Rs.1, 2, 5, and 10. ANI

Civil society body in J-K welcomes Supreme Court verdict on SPOs
The Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has welcomed the Supreme Court's recent decision to strike down as 'unconstitutional' the practice of arming tribal youth of Chattisgarh as Special Police Officers (SPOs) in order to fight Maoists. ANI

Outlook story on Krishna's advisor biased, seeks to tar reputation: MEA
The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday sent a letter to the Editor of Outlook, Vinod Mehta, questioning the accuracy of one of the magazine's articles titled, 'A Foreigner In His Office' that was published July 1 this year. ANI

Sibal rejects Reliance Communications-linked PIL as malicious, motivated and defamatory
Union Minister for Telecommmunications Kapil Sibal on Friday rejected a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and media reports that suggested that he had bent rules to penalise Anil Ambani's Reliance Communications (RCom) Rs.650 crores for violating contract-related obligations. ANI

Telangana crisis: Jaipal Reddy meets Manmohan Singh
Union Petroleum Minister S. Jaipal Reddy met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday to discuss the Telangana crisis. ANI

Saurashtra University launches program to protect indigenous horse breed
Amidst various efforts to protect the diminishing number of lions in the Gir forests, an initiative was undertaken wherein a university launched a program to protect the Kathiawari horses in Rajkot. ANI

No political agenda during farmers' meet: Rita Bahuguna Joshi
Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee president Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Friday said that the Kisan Mahapanchayat, scheduled for July 9 in Aligarh, would be minus the Congress flag or any political agenda. ANI

Mukherjee may visit Chennai tomorrow
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is likely to visit Chennai tomorrow to meet Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) Chief M Karunanidhi. ANI

Maoists kill two villagers in revenge in Orissa
Maoists have killed people in Orissa's Rayagada district. ANI

Fresh batch of 3,723 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath shrine
Fresh batch of 3,723 devotees pilgrims left the Jammu base camp for the Amarnath shrine Friday morning. ANI

Supreme Court bars opening of Padmanabhaswamy Temple vaults
The Supreme Court on Friday restrained the seven-member committee from opening the vaults of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala, where a treasure trove worth over one lakh crore rupees was discovered recently. ANI

UPA Govt. should take step to curb corruption: Yechury
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury has said the government should take steps to curb corruption before the monsoon session of parliament. ANI

Mufti Sayeed for opening key links to boost Kashmir trade
Former chief minister and patron of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, has called for the opening of trade routes to connect Jammu and Kashmir with rest of the world ANI

Swami Agnivesh slams PM over 2G spectrum case
Social activist Swami Agnivesh has demanded a high-level investigation against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for being involved in the 2G spectrum case and escaping the blame while saying that he is personally honest. ANI

Learnt more from you than in Lok Sabha: Rahul to farmers
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, who will complete the last stretch of his padyatra today, has said that he has learnt more from the farmers than the time he has spent as a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha. ANI

34th Annual General Meeting, Friday, July 8, 2011 at 3.00 p.m. Chairman's Speech
FINANCIALS THE PROFIT BEFORE TAX FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 2011 STOOD AT ` 4,867 CRORES AS COMPARED TO ` 3,916 CRORES IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF 24%. AFTER PROVIDING ` 1,332 CRORES FOR TAXES, THE PROFIT AFTER TAX FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 2011 INCREASED BY 25% TO ` 3,535 CRORES AS COMPARED TO ` 2,826 CRORES IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR Business Wire India

IndiaMART.com Forays into SME-Specific News Segment
-- IndiaMART.com to provide SME focused news on various industry related developments -- Aims to assist small businesses in being part of major happenings in the market With the objective of serving the numerous emerging needs of SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises), IndiaMART Business Wire India

HDFC’S Financial Results for the Quarter ended June 30, 2011
The Board of Directors of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC) announced its results for the first quarter of the financial year 2011-12, following its meeting on Friday, July 8, 2011 in Mumbai. The accounts have been subject to limited review by the Corporation’s statutory auditors in line with regulatory guidelines Business Wire India

Unified Council Announces its NSTSE-National Level Science Talent Search Examination 2012 for class 2-12
A parent wishes to know how his school-going son is faring in his studies. He has his report card and knows that he is near the top of her class – but is not clear where he stands on a state-wide or nation-wide basis Business Wire India

Director Aron Govil Lauds Lead Pair of Film U R My Jaan
Director Aron Govil of upcoming feature film U R My Jaan, had tremendous praise for the leading pair that he is introducing to the Bollywood in a recent interview. Business Wire India

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