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NABARD holds meet in North East to provide awareness among farmers
In an endeavor to boost agriculture by raising awareness among farmers about newer technologies and better loan facilities, a one-day meeting of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) was recently held here. ANI

2G scam: Delhi court rejects plea against Ambani, Tata, Radia and Dayalu
A Delhi court on Thursday dismissed pleas for a direction to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to make Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group Chairman Anil Ambani, Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata, corporate lobbyist Niira Radia and DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal, as accused in the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

SRK takes on Ramdev, says fast politically motivated
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday said yoga guru Baba Ramdev's proposed hunger strike against corruption is politically motivated, and added that he would not support the agitation. ANI

Govt. constitutes committee to check food wastage
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has constituted a fifteen member committee to deliberate upon and suggest possible ways and means to check food wastage. ANI

GJM should cooperate with WB Govt. over demand for a separate Gorkhaland: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday said the separatist Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) should cooperate with the West Bengal Government over their demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland. ANI

Cabinet hikes scholarship amount for ST students
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has decided to substantially hike the post-matric scholarship amount and other benefits given to students from scheduled tribes. ANI

Mukherjee chairs meeting to discuss Ramdev's proposed fast
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee chaired a meeting of senior cabinet ministers on Thursday evening to discuss yoga guru Baba Ramdev's proposed hunger strike plan from June 4 over a demand to get Indian black money stashed abroad back. ANI

Congress nominee Karthikeyan elected Kerala assembly speaker
Congress nominee G Karthikeyan was today elected as the speaker of the Kerala assembly, defeating CPI (M) candidate A K Balan. ANI

2G scam: Under pressure Maran issues second defamation notice
Under pressure from opposition parties in Centre and State to tender his resignation, Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran on Thursday issued a second defamation notice over reports that he misused his position in selectively distributing 2G spectrum licenses to telecom bidders in 2006. ANI

Yeddyurappa Govt. survives trust vote in Karnataka
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa today survived a floor test through a voice vote in the Assembly, bringing to an end to the days of political uncertainty in the state. ANI

Mayawati announces new land acquisition policy in UP
In an attempt to woo farmers after getting them brutally beaten by the police in the backdrop of their agitations in Greater Noida's Bhatta-Parsaul Village, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday announced a new land acquisition policy under which its role in acquiring land for private developers would only be that of a facilitator. ANI

Home Ministry's achievements under Chidamabaram for 30 months
Home Minister of India, P. Chidambaram, recounted here yesterday, some quantitative achievements since he took over the Department of Home Affairs in December 2008. ANI

Siachen demilitarization a distant goal
India and Pakistan have failed to agree on the modalities for the demilitarisation of Siachen, at the end of the 12th Defence Secretary level talks in Delhi, and, both sides issued a joint statement which "welcomed" the ongoing process and stated that the discussions were held in a very frank and cordial atmosphere. ANI

Bhatta-Parsaul row: Mayawati to hold 'Kisan Panchayat'
In an attempt to woo farmers after getting them brutally beaten by the police in the backdrop of their agitations in Greater Noida's Bhatta-Parsaul Village, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati will hold a 'Kisan Panchayat' here today for a dialogue with them. ANI

Online trading of rough diamonds begins in Surat
Diamond manufacturers have started the online trading of rough diamonds for the first time in Surat. ANI

Mamata announces subsidised food for poor W. Bengal households
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has proposed highly subsidised rates for basic food items consumed by the poorest of the poor in certain regions of the state. ANI

I will join Baba Ramdev on June 5: Anna Hazare
Dismissing all suggestions about a rift in the civil society's campaign against corruption, veteran Gandhian Anna Hazare on Thursday announced that he will take part in yoga guru Baba Ramdev's movement against black money and corruption. ANI

Xebec Pune Announces the Presence Of Dainik Bhaskar in Aurangabad
After successfully introducing and launching Sakal Lifestyle Weekender in Pune, Xebec Pune now takes Dainik Bhaskar to Aurangabad. This was through a curiosity-arousing campaign using outdoor media innovatively, and also creating a branded cycle train which was created and cycled through out Aurangabad Business Wire India

Creatigies makes Timex tick with distance running in India
Global watch giant Timex today announced its association with 3 Gold Label Marathons as the timing partner and official watch for all races in India: Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, the TCS World 10 K Bangalore race and the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon Business Wire India

BMW India Announces the Opening of Krishna Automobiles in Ludhiana
BMW India announced the opening of its new dealership facility of Krishna Automobiles in Ludhiana. Krishna Automobiles brings to Ludhiana BMW standards of sales and service and the same international experience as any BMW dealership worldwide. The new showroom and workshop of Krishna Automobiles are located at Dhandari Kalan, G.T. Road. The new dealership is headed by Mr Business Wire India

Mandira Bedi to endorse Cryo-Save, a Leading Stem Cell Bank, in India
Cryo-Save, a global leader in stem cell banking industry, today announced Mandira Bedi as their official brand-ambassador. In her role as Cryo-Save’s Brand Ambassador, Mandira Bedi will be involved in various strategic communication initiatives as part of an extensive 360 degree brand campaign. Mandira Bedi signs with Cryo-Save as brand ambassador Business Wire India

9XM Launches a New Bollywood Show – 9XL
The cool dudes Bade Chote, Falli Balli, Bheegi Billi and Betel Nuts will now present the latest Bollywood gossips from B-Town in their own funny and unique style on a brand new show 9XL. The show airs on 9XM - India’s most popular Bollywood music channel Business Wire India

Juniper Networks Named Network Security Vendor of the Year in India
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) today announced that it has been named Network Security Vendor of the Year at the prominent Frost & Sullivan 2011 India IT & Telecom Excellence Awards. Leading global consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, recognized exceptional industry achievements by presenting the awards to top companies in the regional and global markets Business Wire India

Wipro Technologies Wins engagement with Chaucer Syndicates, Specialist Insurer at Lloyd’s
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Global Solar Major T-Solar and India’s Astonfield Renewables Form Strategic Partnership to Develop and Commission Solar PV Projects in India
Astonfield Renewable Resources (Astonfield) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Grupo T-Solar Global S.A. (T-Solar), a Spanish-based solar power producer with installed generation capacity of 168 megawatts (MW) in Spain and Italy, in addition to a large pipeline in Southern Europe, Latin America, and the US Business Wire India

ISACA Survey: IT Leaders in India Believe Mobile Devices Pose Serious Risk to Enterprises
Global IT association ISACA has released the second annual IT Risk/Reward Barometer survey, which has uncovered several surprising results regarding how risks from mobile devices are perceived and the usage of cloud computing in India. Business Wire India

Thyme Park - The First Residential Apartment in Jigani, Bangalore
Life takes on a new meaning at Thyme Park the first residential apartment in Jigani, Bangalore. Until recently, Jigani was considered the hinterland of Bangalore, but with the arrival of Biocon, Cipla, Helix Biotech, a 100-acre Biotech SEZ and HCL’shuge SEZ it is emerging as the next IT & BT hub of Bangalore Business Wire India

Capgemini Expands Global Leadership Team in India
Capgemini, one of the foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced two key appointments for global roles based in India, Arun Sridhar as Vice-President, Infrastructure Services and Kiran Cavale as Vice President, Global Business Information Management Business Wire India

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