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Freed MV Suez's Indian sailors expected to return home tomorrow
The six Indian sailors of Egypt-owned cargo ship MV Suez, who were released by the Somalian pirates following 10 months in captivity, are expected to arrive home on Friday. ANI

Air Chief Naik releases coffee table book on IAF
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik, on Thursday released a 214-page coffee table book on the Indian Air Force (IAF), titled - 'So that others may live' - at a function in New Delhi. ANI

Centre approves setting up of National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms
The Central Government today approved the proposal of Ministry of Law and Justice to operationalize the National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms to realize and implement the objectives set out in the Vision Document adopted at the Conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices in October 2009. ANI

US praises Manmohan Singh's 'leadership and courage in advancing' Indo-Pak relations
Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has shown very important leadership and courage in advancing the current thaw in Indo-Pakistan relations, the Unites States has said. ANI

Ambika Soni casts doubts on NHRC report on Bhatta Parsaul
With the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) ruling out rapes in Uttar Pradesh's Bhatta Parsaul during the recent farmers' agitation, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Thursday questioned the accuracy of the human rights body's findings. ANI

Centre extends truce with DHD(N) and NDFB(P)
The Central government in two back-to-back meetings with Dima Hasao Daogam Nunisa faction (DHD-N) and National Democratic Front of Bodoland Progressive faction (NDFB-P) has extended the ceasefire for another six months. ANI

Satish C. Mehta appointed next Ambassador of India to Kuwait
Joint Secretary of the External Affairs Ministry, Satish C. Mehta, was on Thursday appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Kuwait. ANI

Maoists area commander arrested in Rourkela
A hardcore Maoist leader Kandru Lohar was arrested in Orissa's Rourkela District on Wednesday. ANI

Two Lashkar militants killed in Poonch
Two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were today killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch District. ANI

Five suspended in connection with death of jailed deputy CMO
Five jail personnel of Lucknow district jail were suspended today in connection with the mysterious death of jailed Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. YS Sachan, the prime accused in the murder of two Chief Medical Officers of Lucknow. ANI

Proposals to reduce pendency of cases approved
The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal of Law Ministry to operationalize the national mission for justice delivery and legal reforms to increase access to justice by reducing delays and arrears in the system and enhance accountability through structural changes and by setting performance standards. ANI

Health insurance scheme extended to domestic workers
The Union Cabinet today approved extension of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) to all the registered domestic workers in the country. ANI

Home Ministry orders probe into Justice Balakrishnan's assets
The Home Ministry has asked the Revenue Department to conduct a probe into the allegations of disproportionate assets against former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan. ANI

Government reviewing policy on maids for diplomats
Embittered by yet another scandal involved with domestic help, the foreign office is reviewing its policy on maids and house staff for its diplomats said sources. ANI

India looking forward to return of freed M V Suez sailors: Rao
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, who is visiting Islamabad for two days for talks with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir, said on Thursday that India is looking forward to the return of six Indian sailors of the M.V. Suez, who had recently been freed by Somali pirates after payment of a ransom. ANI

Nirupama Rao to be next Indian ambassador to US
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has been appointed as the next ambassador to the United States. ANI

Germany may modify travel advisory to Kashmir tourists
German Ambassador to India Thomas Matussek, who arrived here on a two-day visit, said Germany is keen to revise travel advisory to encourage its citizens to visit the Kashmir Valley. ANI

Omar Abdullah urges separatist leaders to meet interlocutors
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has urged separatist leaders to participate in dialogues with interlocutors nominated by Government of India. ANI

Allegations against Consul General in New York fabricated and motivated: MEA
The Ministry of External Affairs has expressed its disappointment and surprise over allegations levelled against India's Consul-General in New York, Prabhu Dayal, by his former employee. ANI

Top 8 Colleges from Southern Regional Competition, qualify for SIFE India National Competition 2011
Students in Free Enterprise India (SIFE India), a part of SIFE International, a non-profit organisation operating in 39 countries globally, today announced the names of top 8 qualifying colleges from Chennai & Bengaluru, at the SIFE India Southern Regional Competition, held at Hotel Savera, Chennai Business Wire India

Canalys Names Trend Micro as World’s Fastest-Growing Leading Content Security Vendor
The latest independent Canalys study of worldwide enterprise security market share found that Trend Micro Incorporated ((TYO:4704; TSE:4704)) is the world’s fastest -growing leading content security vendor, with a 17 percent growth rate (Q1 2010 – Q1 2011) Business Wire India

Ramco Systems Announces Winners of the first Ramco Think Ahead Awards
Ramco Systems (BSE - 532370, NSE – RAMCOSYS, MSE – RSST); a leading enterprise software company focused on consulting, products and managed services, announced the winners of the first-ever, annual ‘Ramco Think Ahead Awards’ for its customers. The winners were announced and awarded at the launch of Ramco OnDemand – Analytics and Gateway products on the Cloud Business Wire India

Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management and Capgemini Release 15th Annual World Health Report
The world’s high net worth individuals (HNWIs)1 expanded in population and wealth in 2010 surpassing 2007 pre-crisis levels in nearly every region, according to the 15th annual World Wealth Report, released today by Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management and Capgemini. Global HNWI population and wealth growth reached more stable levels in 2010, with the population of HNWIs increasing 8 Business Wire India

IDBI Federal Pioneers Medical Test-free Term Plan for Seniors
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Altair Releases HyperWorks 11.0, Creating the Most Comprehensive Open-Architecture CAE Solution in Engineering
Altair Engineering , a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services , today announced the release of HyperWorks 11.0 , the latest version of the engineering industry’s most popular computer-aided engineering (CAE) software suite. Highlights of HyperWorks 11.0 include the addition of two new software products to the HyperWorks suite; AcuSolve and solidThinking Business Wire India

Mobile Conversations all set for New Delhi on June 24
Mobile Conversations over the years have become a much awaited annual conference exploring mobile marketing and its growing prospects in India, which is the second largest market for mobile telephony in the world Business Wire India

Semler Research Centre (SRC) and LogicTrials SA (Pty) Ltd (LT) form Strategic Partnership
SRC today announced its strategic partnership with LogicTrials, one of the leading CRO in South Africa thus providing access to the African continent and vice versa to the sponsor for their clinical research programs. This partnership will provide an opportunity in strengthening their services in India and South Africa Business Wire India

MakeMyTrip Ties Up with Visa
MakeMyTrip.com, India’s largest online travel agency has tied up with Visa, global leaders in electronic payments technology, to provide exciting offers to Visa Platinum, Signature and Infinite cardholders on the purchase of holidays and flights on MakeMyTrip. These benefits include free airport transfers and free airlines tickets Business Wire India

Visa and Federal Bank Launch Near Real-Time International Remittance Solution
Visa and Federal Bank today announced the launch of a new solution that will allow Federal Bank Visa Debit cardholders to receive international remittances almost instantly. Federal Bank is the first bank in India to activate this solution with Visa. The solution will allow recipients to receive funds in near real-time, giving them their money in minutes, quickly and securely Business Wire India

iProperty.com India Revamps and Launches the Property Valuation Tool
iProperty.com India reveals a refreshing new look with enhanced user experience. The targeted audience property buyers and investors will enjoy loads of new features . The revolutionary move to introduce ‘Value Me’ —an innovative tool helps a buyer to evaluate the house and acquire an estimated market value of the flat. Sharman Raishinghani, National Sales & Strategy Head – iProperty Business Wire India

Leadstart Publishing and Reliance Time Out Launch ‘Tiger by the Tale’ a Debut Novel by Lakshmi Prathivadi
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