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Diesel, kerosene, LPG prices hiked
The Centre on Friday hiked the price of diesel by three rupees a litre, kerosene by two rupees a litre and LPG by 50 rupees a cylinder. ANI

Opposition demands CBI probe into Medical Officers' death in UP
Politics over the mysterious death of the Deputy Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr YS Sachan in a Lucknow jail continued on Friday, with the opposition questioning the Mayawati Government's silence and demanding a CBI probe into the case. ANI

President Patil asks Maoists to shun violence
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, who is in Raipur on a two-day official visit, has urged Maoists and those involved in violent acts to leave the path of violence. ANI

India to spend one trillion dollars on infrastructure development
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has said that India will be spending around a trillion dollars on development of infrastructure in the next Five Year Plan beginning 2012. ANI

EGoM to review fuel price hike
The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will meet here at 7:30 p.m. today to review diesel and domestic LPG prices. ANI

World's largest apron positions itself for Guinness record
Ambadi Enterprises, a part of the 3.8 billion Murugappa Group, displayed the world's largest apron on the grassy expanse of YMCA grounds at Chennai, recently. ANI

Corruption can no longer be brushed under the carpet
The ongoing drama of a slanging match between the groups of so called civil society and the ruling elite poses the danger of stalling the Lok Pal Bill and derailing the movement against corruption. ANI

Congress Working Committee to discuss Lokpal issue
Ahead of an all-party meeting on July 3 to debate the controversial Lokpal Bill, the Congress Working Committee (CWC), will meet here today to deliberate over the party's future course of action. ANI

MV Suez sailors reach Delhi, families rejoice
After 10 months of captivity by Somali pirates, six Indian sailors of Egypt-owned cargo ship MV Suez reached New Delhi on Friday. ANI

Krishna relieved at safe return of Indian sailors, appreciates Pak assistance
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has expressed relief about the safe return of six Indian sailors and appreciated Pakistan's role in facilitating their release along with 16 others who were captured by Somali pirates. ANI

Passenger Mobile Services to Benefit Hugely from Increased Airline IT Spend
Airlines carrying 57% of the world’s passenger traffic have reported a real increase in IT and Telecommunications (IT&T) expenditure and are ready to spend big on passenger mobile services and other transformative technology, according to results published today in the 13th annual SITA/Airline Business Airline IT Trends Survey. Overall, operational IT&T spending has remained stable at 1 Business Wire India

Plantronics Celebrates 50 Years of Success with Simply Smarter Communications
Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) today announced the launch of new products for business communication during the company’s 50th anniversary celebration event Business Wire India

Forbes Marshall Ranked among the Top 25 ""Best Workplaces in India""
Forbes Marshall has been ranked No. 11 in the top 25 “Best Workplaces” in India for the year 2011 based on a survey conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute in association with Economic Times. The Institute is a pioneer in studying and recognizing great places to work across the globe Business Wire India

Getit Joins Hands with to Power their Classifieds and Local Search Sections
GETIT Infoservices Pvt. Ltd., the leader in directional advertising and pioneer of Yellow Pages in India today announced a strategic alliance with NDTV, a leading media house to power their classifieds and local search sections online Business Wire India

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