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India, Slovenia sign three agreements
India and Slovenia on Tuesday signed three agreements including one on cooperation in the field of education and research. ANI

Complacency should not creep in organizations: Beni Prasad Verma
Minister of State for Steel Beni Prasad Verma on Tuesday said complacency should not creep in any organization and more innovative ideas should be generated to sustain its impressive work in various spheres. ANI

Khurshid to visit Bangladesh, discuss issues related to water resources
Union Water Resources Minister Salman Khurshid will soon visit Bangladesh on the invitation of his Bangladeshi counterpart Ramesh Chandra Sen during which he is expected to discuss issues related to water resources. ANI

Vayalar Ravi emphasizes need to tackle challenges of terrorism in aviation sector
Union Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi on Tuesday emphasized the need of pooling resources and sharing technical know-how and experiences to tackle the challenges of terrorism in the aviation sector. ANI

Sriprakash Jaiswal meets Czech Trade Minister
A delegation led by Union Minister of Coal Sriprakash Jaiswal met Czech Trade and Industry Minister Martin Kocourek in Prague. ANI

Mayawati writes to PM, says UP Govt. being targeted
Under fresh attack over the alleged rape-and-murder of a minor girl within the compound of Nighasan police station in Lakhimpur District, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has written a letter to the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, saying that her government is being targeted. ANI

Congress slams Uttarakhand Govt. over Swami Nigamanand's death
Congress Party on Tuesday criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Uttarakhand Government over the death of activist Swami Nigamanand. ANI

Naxal violence 'unacceptable': Chidambaram
Offering the Centre's full support to the Governments of Orissa and Chhattisgarh to face the challenge of left wing extremism through the two pronged strategy of development and police action, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said Naxal violence is 'unacceptable'. ANI

China's anti- female foeticide campaign has done more harm than good: Study
A study carried out by Lund University sociologist Lisa Eklund has shown the China's "Care for Girls" campaign, doing more harm than good. ANI

Under fire, Ed Miliband has 15 months to prove he can become UK PM
Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband has been cautioned that he has less than 15 months to prove that he can become Britain's new prime Minister. ANI

Mukherjee for close watch on inflation, higher then expected at 8.71 percent
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday called for close watch on developments, both domestic as well as international, in the coming months to check inflation. ANI

Slovenia PM seeks enhanced political, business ties with India
Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor, who is on four-day visit to India, on Tuesday said that he is looking forward to a strong political and business ties with India. ANI

India to witness century's darkest Lunar eclipse on Wednesday
The darkest lunar eclipse to be seen in India this century will occur on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. ANI

Jayalalithaa's statement a contempt of court, says Chidambaram
Reacting strongly to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's comments that his victory in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections was "fraud". Union Home Minister Chidambaram on Tuesday said Jayalalithaa's statement was a "gross contempt of court". ANI

Learning from India, anti-bribery websites flourish in China
Taking a cue from anti bribery websites in India, several online forums have popped up in China since Friday to raise concerns against growing corruption in the country. ANI

Govt. is answerable to the citizens: Hazare
A day after the Congress Party charged him of speaking scripted language, Gandhian Anna Hazare today said there is nothing wrong in civil society highlighting issues, adding that the government is a representative of the citizens and are answerable to them. ANI

Brahmaputra diversion report based on previously known facts: Krishna
Responding to reports that Beijing is considering a new plan to divert waters of the Brahmaputra River from its upper reaches, External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna on Tuesday said the reports were not new, but based on previously known facts. ANI

UP Govt. shielding authorities in Lakhimpur case: Congress
The Uttar Pradesh Congress on Tuesday charged the Mayawati Government claiming that the authorities are trying to shield the accused responsible for the alleged rape-and-murder of a minor girl within the compound of Nighasan police station in Lakhimpur District. ANI

Jayalalithaa seeks Chidambaram's resignation
Accusing Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram of getting himself elected to the Parliament through what she called ' fraudulent means', Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday demanded his resignation. ANI

Chavan backs Mumbai Police probe into Mid-Day scribe's murder
A day after rejecting a demand for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the killing of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today said the Mumbai Police should be given a fair chance to investigate. ANI

Jayalalithaa wants Maran out of Central Cabinet
Reiterating her demand that Union Textile Minister Dayanidhi Maran should resign for his role in the Aircel-Maxis deal, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa today said the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, should drop him from his Cabinet. ANI

Former Chief Minister Kumaraswamy denies corruption charges by Yeddyurappa
Asserting that he was prepared for a public debate on corruption charges hurled at him, JD (S) leader H D Kumaraswamy has challenged Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to produce documents to support his allegations. ANI

Baba Ramdev discharged, will work to make India a 'superpower'
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Tuesday who was discharged from the hospital this morning, vowed to continue his fight against corruption and black money. ANI

Krishna leaves for Kazakhstan to secure full membership for India at SCO
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna left today for Kazakhstan capital Astana to secure a permanent membership for India in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization during its summit meeting to be held on June 15. The SCO has become an important grouping in the region and is pursuing various institutional mechanisms to ensure both regional security and stability. ANI

Singur Land Bill to be table in W. Bengal Assembly
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is all set to table the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill, 2011 in the state Assembly on Tuesday. ANI

Jayalalithaa to meet Manmohan Singh
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa will meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today during which she is expected to discuss the issue of Sri Lankan Tamils. ANI

Baba Ramdev discharged from hospital
After spending four days in a hospital in Dehradun, yoga guru Baba Ramdev has finally been discharged today. ANI

Sify Technologies Partners with Fortinet to roll out Virtualized Network Security Services on its entire range of IaaS offerings
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Students Race to Win Ferrari’s World Design Contest with Autodesk Software
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YGen Launches Outreach Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs of Gulbarga University in India
YGen Management Consulting, a leading education services provider, announced the launch of the undergraduate and post graduate degree/diploma/certificate programs of Gulbarga University in the outreach mode across India. YGen has been promoting these specialized programs through “outreach” centres throughout the country Business Wire India

EnglishEdge ties up with Uttarakhand Open University
EnglishEdge has signed an MOU with Uttarakhand Open University (UOU) to offer courses in Elementary and Basic English. Vice Chancellor of Uttarakhand Open University, Prof Vinay Kumar Pathak and CEO of EnglishEdge, Vivek Agarwal signed the same to take forward this program Business Wire India

Networks Product Guide recognizes Wipro’s Integrated Governance, Risk and Compliance Solution
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Blue Star Infotech Launches Oracle Accelerate Solution for the Indian Chemical Industry
Blue Star Infotech Ltd (BSIL), a global provider of outcome based IT solutions, announced that it has strengthened its relationship with Oracle by announcing an Oracle Accelerate Solution for the Oracle E-Business Suite aimed at the Chemicals industries in India. BSIL is qualified to implement Oracle Applications using Oracle Business Accelerators for the Indian market Business Wire India

HealthLine 24x7 Launches Teleconsult and ePHR
HealthLine 24x7, India’s first free round the clock Healthcare Information Assistance service, introduces Teleconsult & e-PHR (Electronic Personal Health Record). Teleconsult aims to connect patients with doctors over phone so that patients don’t have to cough up huge amounts at clinics even for common ailments Business Wire India

New Contracts Awarded for Polyolefin Projects in India
Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its main operating company Tecnimont S.p.A. and its fully owned subsidiary Tecnimont ICB Pvt Ltd (TICB) of India have been awarded two EPC Contracts on lumpsum turnkey basis for the realization of Polyolefin Plants for PE and PP in Dahej, Gujarat State, India Business Wire India

Citigroup Reduces Stake in HDFC Ltd. by 1.5% to 9.9%
Citigroup Inc. today announced that it has reduced its 11.4% stake in Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (HDFC) by 1.5% to a 9.9% beneficial interest. Headquartered in Mumbai, HDFC ( ) is an Indian non-bank financial company that is a leader in housing finance and mortgages with $37 billion of total assets as of March 31, 2011 Business Wire India

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