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India may consider Vedanta deal next week: Reddy
India may consider approval for the sale of a stake of British oil explorer Cairn Energy's India unit to Vedanta Resources next week, Union Petroleum Minister S. Jaipal Reddy on Friday. ANI

Baba Ramdev on saline drip, but determined to continue fast
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who has been hospitalized at Dehradun's Jolly Grant Hospital following a deterioration in his health, was administered glucose by the doctors on Friday, but he refused to call off his fast. ANI

Congress to launch nationwide stirs to counter opposition agitations over corruption
Stung by intense political and public backlash against it over corruption, the Congress party on Friday said that it has decided to launch nationwide agitations to counter the string of stirs organized by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other social activists and leaders in the recent past. ANI

Indians evacuated from Yemen return to Kerala
Indians evacuated from Yemen returned to Kerala on Friday, as civil violence soared in the middle-eastern nation. ANI

DMK decides against pulling out of Congress-led UPA government
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Friday said that it would not pull out of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. ANI

NHRC India retains its 'A' status in its accreditation with ICC
The Accreditation Sub-Committee of the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC) has recommended that the National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC India) be reaccredited with 'A' status. ANI

More streams in armed forces will be opened to women: Antony
Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Friday said that more streams in armed forces would be opened to women. ANI

Airtel fails to grab opportunity to become a clean corporate leader: Greenpeace India
The talks between Greenpeace and telecom giant Airtel today failed as the telecom operator refused to commit to a timeline to disclose its carbon emissions and phase out diesel from its telecom tower operations. ANI

Export grows 56.9 percent at 25.9 billion dollars in May: Commerce Secretary
India's exports have registered a growth of 56.9 percent during May at 25.9 billion dollars, Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar said today. ANI

Cotton Acreage up by 5.73 Lakh Hectare
Cotton has been sown in 20.14 lakh hectare as compared to 14.41 lakh hectare last year, according to the Union Agriculture Ministry. ANI

Jayalalitha scraps DMK's free colour TV scheme
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha on Friday scrapped the free colour television scheme started by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) when it was in power. ANI

Baba Ramdev's follower Raj Bala very critical
The condition of yoga guru Baba Ramdev's supporter Raj Bala, who suffered spine injuries during the police crackdown at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan, has deteriorated and is reported to be very critical. ANI

Fasting Ramdev hospitalized: Civil society, BJP appeal Centre to initiate talks
With Baba Ramdev being hospitalized at Dehradun's Jolly Grant Hospital following a deterioration in his health, the civil society activists and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) mounted pressure on the Central Government to initiate talks with the yoga guru on humanitarian grounds. ANI

President Patil to attend passing out parade at Indian Military Academy
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will attend the passing out parade of 546 Gentlemen Cadets at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) here on Saturday. ANI

Ramdev hospitalized at Dehradun, forced to end fast
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who has been hospitalized at Dehradun's Jolly Grant Hospital following a deterioration in his health, was administered glucose by the doctors that ended his seven-day long fast against black money and corruption. ANI

Exhibition of contemporary Russian art on display in Delhi till June 17
The Russian Cultural Center is playing host these days to sixty works of fifty contemporary Russian artists from the private collection of Indian writer, poet, artist and diplomat Abhay Kumar. ANI

26/11 Mumbai attacks: Govt. disappointed over Rana's acquittal
The government on Friday expressed its disappointment over the acquittal of Pakistani-born Chicago businessman Tahawwur Hussain Rana by a US Court on the count of conspiracy to provide material support to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. ANI

Ramdev health worsens, doctors suggests ICU
Doctors attending to Baba Ramdev have advised that the yoga guru should be immediately hospitalised and treated in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as his health continues to deteriorate. ANI

Turkish food festival in Kolkata
A ten-day Turkish food festival that began on Friday is all set to enthrall food-lovers in Kolkata. ANI

Verdict in Rana case not a setback to India, says Secretary Internal Security
UK Bansal, Secretary (Internal Security) in the Home Ministry on Friday said there would be no setback to Indian investigations after a U.S. jury found Pakistani-born Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana guilty of aiding militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), but not guilty of participating in the 26/11Mumbai terror attacks. ANI

Chicago court jury finds Rana guilty of conspiring with Lashkar
Canadian Pakistani citizen Tahawwur Hussain Rana has been found guilty by a federal jury in Chicago of providing material support to terrorist group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (Lashkar) and participating in a conspiracy involving a terrorism plot against a Danish newspaper. ANI

Manhunt to nab Maoists in Chhattisgarh
A massive manhunt was launched in Chhattisgarh to nab the Maoists responsible for killing ten policemen by a landmine blast in Dantewada district. ANI

Volunteers for peace and harmony planning network
The National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) has launched the programme 'Volunteers for Peace and Harmony' (V for Peace-n-Harmony) to create a network of volunteers. ANI

CPI (M) to discuss poll debacle in Hyderabad
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has begun a crucial meeting today to discuss the party's poll debacle that ended its 34-year rule in West Bengal. ANI

Communists criticise W. Bengal government agreement with Gorkha Morcha
In backdrop of the agreement of West Bengal government with Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), Communist leader Biman Bose expressed his displeasure, saying it may finally lead to the bifurcation of the state. ANI

Madhya Pradesh Governments wants more wheat for BPL families
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has asked the Central government to allocate additional allocation of wheat for the families of below poverty line (BPL) during the current financial year. ANI

Sri Sri Ravishankar to meet fasting Ramdev
Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar is expected to meet yoga guru Baba Ramdev at the Patanjali Yogpeeth here and appeal to him to end his fast, which entered the seventh day on Friday. ANI

Maoists blow up anti-landmine vehicle in Dantewada, kill 10 policemen
Ten security personnel were killed on Friday when Maoists blew up an anti-land mine vehicle in the Katikalyan area of Chhattisgarh's Dantewada District. ANI

Why permanent membership in SCO is vital for India?
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit to be held in Kazhak capital Astana on June 15, will see SCO member states adopt a memorandum on the obligations of membership applicants after which, the grouping will formally start consultations with India on acquiring full membership in the grouping, dominated by China and Russia for the last decade. ANI

2G scam: Kanimozhi moves Supreme Court for bail
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) lawmaker Kanimozhi on Friday moved the Supreme Court for bail in connection with the 2G spectrum case. ANI

Crucial DMK meet to decide on future ties with Congress
A high-level committee of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) will meet for an emergency session here today. ANI

CA Technologies Celebrates HOPE School Graduation Day
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) the world’s leading independent IT management software company celebrated HOPE School Graduation Day. This is the third year in a row when CA Technologies is celebrating the Graduation Day at their Hyderabad campus. This year 20 students would be graduating to join the IICT Campus to pursue their education from grade VI Business Wire India

Quality Council of India Observes Worlds Accreditation Day 2011– Supporting The Work of Regulators
The National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB), a constituent board of Quality Council of India, and the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), under the Department of Science and Technology, organized a function to observe the World Accreditation Day, at the India Habitat Centre. The function was inaugurated by Shri T Business Wire India

Bry-Air Setting New Benchmarks in Gas Phase Filtration
Bry-Air, today announced a yet another breakthrough in its ‘in-situ’ synthesized macro porous Honeycomb technology research by extending it to Gas phase filtration. In a chemical filter gases are filtered and cleaned out when they are passed through a chemical filter Business Wire India

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