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Digvijay Singh calls Ramdev a 'fake ascetic'
Three days after the yoga guru finally called off his fast, undertaken to press his demand for bringing back black money stashed away in foreign banks, and to step up war against corruption, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Wednesday called Baba Ramdev a 'fake ascetic'. ANI

2G scam: Chidambaram hits back, issues legal notice
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram refuting allegations that he was a beneficiary in the 2G scam, on Wednesday issued a legal notice questioning authenticity of the news report. ANI

ECI to chair first working group meeting tomorrow
The Commonwealth Network of National Election Management Bodies (CNNEMB), a network of electoral commissions of the 54 commonwealth nations, will hold its first ever working group meeting here on Thursday. ANI

Sonia's fight against corruption is like Pak fighting terrorism: Gadkari
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday criticized Congress President Sonia Gandhi, saying that her resolve to fight corruption is similar to Pakistan fighting terrorism. ANI

More trouble for Maran as CBI to seek clarification on Aircel-Maxis deal
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is expected to seek clarification from Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran on allegations about the Aircel-Maxis deal in the first week of July. ANI

Maharashtra Govt. evasive on arrests made in Dey murder
Amid reports that three people have been detained in connection with the murder of Mid-Day crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey, Maharashtra Home Minister R. R. Patil on Wednesday said the investigation is still on into the case. ANI

No consensus reached on Lokpal Bill yet
No consensus was reached between the 10-member panel of government and civil society representatives, which met here today to take the process of drafting an anti-corruption Lokpal Bill forward. ANI

Lakhimpur case: Allahabad HC directs Mayawati Govt. to submit report on any probe
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday directed the Uttar Pradesh Government to submit a status report on the CB-CID probe or any other investigation into the murder of a minor girl within the compound of Nighasan police station in Lakhimpur District. ANI

Dey murder case: BJP demands CBI probe
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the murder of senior crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey. ANI

Mumbai Police detains three men in connection with Dey murder
Mumbai Police has reportedly detained three people in connection with the murder of Mid-Day crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey, who was shot dead by motorcycle-borne killers in broad daylight in central suburb of Powai on Saturday afternoon. ANI

Lakhimpur case: Mayawati suspends police officer
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has ordered the suspension of a police officer over serious lapses in handling of the alleged rape-and-murder case of a minor girl within the compound of Nighasan police station in Lakhimpur District. ANI

Defector fuels fears of covert nuke program in Burma
Claims by a Burmese army defector has raised speculations that the country is running a hidden nuclear weapons program. ANI

2G scam : Niira Radia meets CBI Director
Corporate lobbyist Niira Radia met CBI Director A P Singh here today, as the investigating agency is preparing a second supplementary chargesheet in the 2G scam. ANI

China dislodges Germany as world's third largest showbiz market
China is all set to overtake Germany as world's third largest showbiz market in the world this year. ANI

Chinese White House intern recalls situation after Osama's killing
A 25-year-old Chinese intern has revealed her experience of being inside the White House and the State Department in Washington at the time when "Operation Geronimo" to kill Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden had been completed. ANI

China tops global consumer index list
Chinese tourists have topped the global consumer index for the first time. According to report, mainland Chinese tourists have spent more on shopping in 2010 than any other nation. ANI

Mumbai scribes to approach PM, Sonia demanding CBI probe into Dey murder
Mumbai journalists today said that they would approach the courts and take the matter to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi if the Maharashtra Government does not give in to their demands for a CBI probe into the murder case of Mid-Day crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey. ANI

UAE footballer gets death for murdering neighbour
Fayaz Jumaa Khamis, a former UAE international football player has been sentenced to death on charges of murdering his neighbour three years ago. ANI

NYPD honours men who helped to avert Times Square bombing
The New York Police Department (NYPD) has awarded some of its personnel for preventing last year's Times Square car bombing. ANI

Mumbai scribes fast for CBI probe into Dey murder
Mumbai journalists on Wednesday launched a chain hunger strike following the Maharashtra government's refusal to hand over senior crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey murder case probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). ANI

CPI-M disapproves Singur Bill
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) have strictly opposed the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill, which was passed in the West Bengal Assembly. ANI

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to ink deal after scrutiny
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJMM) has stated that the memorandum of settlement (MoS) with state government would be signed only if the party's demands tallied with the proposals of the Centre and the state. ANI

Orissa wants additional security forces to counter Maoists
Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has called upon the Union Home Ministry to substantially increase financial assistance for security related infrastructure for the state to contain and prevent Left Wing Extremism (LWE) violence. ANI

Sibal terms 100 percent cutoff in Delhi University college irrational
With the cutoff at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) being an unbelievable 100 percent, Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said the government is on the students side, and added that it is unfortunate that some colleges have record cutoffs this year. ANI

Ecclestone's daughter to buy the most expensive house in the US
Petra Ecclestone, the daughter of Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone, has reportedly put in her bid to buy the most expensive house listed in the United States. ANI

Mayawati says opposition politicising Lakhimpur girl's murder
Condemning the murder of a minor girl within the compound of Nighasan police station in Lakhimpur District, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday accused the opposition parties of playing politics over the murder case. ANI

Canvera Announces the Launch of an e-commerce and Social Platform for Photographers
Canvera announces the launch of Canvera Vivyo, an e-commerce and social platform for photographers. Vivyo enables photographers to leverage the internet for marketing and selling their work, and to collaborate with their clients through an online hosted solution Business Wire India

Ramco Systems Launches Ramco OnDemand—Analytics & Gateway Products on the Cloud
Ramco Systems (BSE - 532370, NSE – RAMCOSYS, MSE – RSST); a leading software company focused on consulting, products and managed services, today announced the launch of Ramco OnDemand—Analytics and Gateway products on the Cloud. With this launch, Ramco Systems strengthens its leading position as a provider of Enterprise cloud products Business Wire India

Wimbledon Set to Draw Robust viewer interest in Asia following Li Na’s French Open Victory
The 2011 Wimbledon Championship is set to a smash hit amongst sport fans across Asia on ESPN STAR Sports’ platforms and networks, with tennis fans eagerly anticipating Li Na repeating her landmark French Open victory at the 125th edition of The Championships Business Wire India

BMW India unveils the New Bavaria Motors Showroom in the Heart of Pune
BMW India unveiled the new showroom of Bavaria Motors at premium location on Wellesley Road, Camp in Pune. The dealership is headed by Mr. Vishal Agarwal, Managing Director, Bavaria Motors. Dr Andreas Schaaf, President, BMW India with Mr Vishal Agarwal, Managing Director, Bavaria Motors, Pune Business Wire India

Deskera eTraining Wins Top Award for Great Eastern Life Assurance
Deskera’s Cloud Training Platform, chosen for eLATS (electronic Learning and Training System) by Great Eastern Life Assurance, has been awarded the “Information and Knowledge Management Award” at the SGAM ICT Awards 2010 Business Wire India

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