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UAE reiterates its full support for India's candidature for permanent UNSC seat
Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has reiterated UAE's full support for India's candidature for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council. ANI

India, New Zealand to explore possibilities for greater cooperation
India today welcomed increase in trade and investment flows between New Delhi and New Zealand and expressed its desire to expand trade significantly beyond current levels. ANI

Trustees offer to pay tax on cash, gold discovered from Sathya Sai's chambers
Trustees of Sathya Sai Baba on Tuesday offered to pay tax on the enormous piles of cash and gold discovered in his private chambers in Andhra Pradesh. ANI

PAC adopts five unfinished reports of previous panel on 2G scam: Joshi
The newly constituted Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the parliament adopted five unfinished reports of the previous panel that probed the telecom scam in the 2G spectrum allocations. ANI

Anti-corruption activist Akhil Gogoi linked with ULFA, Maoists
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday claimed that farmers' leader and anti-corruption activist Akhil Gogoi had links with the Maoists and militant outfit United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA). ANI

India miffed over Nuclear Suppliers Group U turn on ENR exports
Recent decision to tighten the guidelines for enrichment and reprocessing technology (ENR) by the Nuclear Suppliers Group is clearly seen as a U turn by the 47 member cartel which controls the nuclear exports and takes measures to keep proliferation under check. ANI

Radiations from mobile phone towers proving fatal for honeybees in Uttarakhand
Technological progress has been at the cost of the flora, fauna and the overall ecology as it is evident from certain trends experienced in the Terai region of Udhamsingh Nagar district of Uttarakhand. ANI

UPCC demands dismissal of Mayawati government
New Delhi, Jun 28 ; Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Tuesday criticized the Mayawati Government over recent crime cases in the state, and demanded immediate dismissal of the state government. ANI

Dalai Lama holds special congregation for his followers
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama held a special congregation for his devotees and admirers at Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday. ANI

Mayawati Govt. is neck deep in corruption: Digvijay Singh
Congress party has criticized the functioning of the Bahujan Samaj Party ruled Uttar Pradesh government and accused it of being the most corrupt in the country. ANI

1500 students in Jharkhand ponder over future after Maoists destroy their school
The students in Bhawanathpur village of Jharkhand are a worried lot, as the Maoist ultras recently blew up their school that was built with the help of local donations, apparently with an aim to rope in children into their militant cadre. ANI

India releases 14 Pakistani prisoners
India has released 14 Pakistani prisoners on Tuesday who were lodged in different jails of the country. ANI

12 killed, over 20 injured in wall collapse at Ambikapur SP residence
At least a dozen persons died and 20 others were injured when an eight-foot high compound wall at the residence of the Superintendent of Police (SP) collapsed at Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday. ANI

Medha Patkar protests transfer of inquiry of Mumbai's Ganesh Krupa Society
Social activist Medha Patkar along with thousands of slum dwellers participated in a rally in Maharashtra on Tuesday to protest against the transfer of the inquiry of Ganesh Krupa Society and 15 other societies. ANI

Inter governmental meet on Male declaration takes place
In an initiative to combat air pollution, the officials of Environment Ministry of eight countries, held a meeting on Tuesday over the MaleDeclaration to control and prevent the rise in air pollution in Indian capital New Delhi. ANI

Seized cash at Sai Baba Ashram belonged to devotee, says Sai trustee
Sri Satya Sai Central Trust (SSSCT) member V Srinivasan on Tuesday clarified the financial flow of the funds saying the Rs 35 lakh seized by police was given by devotees and handed over to a consultancy to build a memorial for Sai Baba. ANI

J-K government aims to boost higher education in Valley
Jammu and Kashmir Government promotes higher education by introducing new qualitative courses in the Valley. ANI

Google declares Indian engineer-cum-author as most popular facebook expert
Popular Internet search engine Google has delcared Dr Punit Sethi, an engineer and an author as the most popular expert on the social networking site Facebook. ANI

Mozambique Defence Minister arrives in Delhi
Mozambique Defence Minister Filipe Jacinto Nyussi, who is on a five-day official visit to India, was given a ceremonial welcome at the defence headquarters (South Block) here today. ANI

Joshi not allowed to table 2G scam report at Public Accounts Committee meet
Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi failed to table his 2G scam report before a new committee on Tuesday, as members led by Congress' Jayanthi Natarajan would not permit it. ANI

Work at Posco site in Orissa stalled for third day
Work at the proposed Posco site in Orissa'a Jagatsinghpur District was stalled for the third consecutive day on Tuesday, as people staged a road blockade at Balisahi Junction. ANI

New Zealand PM accorded ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key who is on a five-day official visit to India, was on Tuesday accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi ANI

Tatas move Supreme Court on Singur land
Tata Motors Limited moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday, challenging a Calcutta High Court order that refused to stay the distribution of land to owners at Singur. ANI

District admin decides to ban children's partaking in Posco protest: Navin Patnaik
Orissa Chief Minister Navin Patnaik has said the decision to ban the participation of children in an anti-Posco protest was taken at the district administration level. ANI

Homage offered to soldiers killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack
Police and paramilitary forces in Raipur have paid homage to soldiers killed in a gunbattle with Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Kanker District. ANI

Uttarakhand CM warns of separatist movements
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has warned the Central government that the state would take up separatist movements like northeastern states if the developmental projects are scuttled. ANI

New Land Acquisition Bill will favour the farmers, says Moily
Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily has said that the new Land Acquisition Bill will be in the interest of the farmers whose lands were acquired illegally or by force in the past. ANI

33 militants surrender in Manipur
Around 33 militants laid down their arms before the state authorities in Imphal. ANI

First batch of Amarnath Yatra flagged off from Jammu
The first batch of Shri Amarnath Yatra in South Kashmir was flagged off from Jammu this morning amidst tight security. ANI

Asia Society hosts first ever Conference on Indo-US Cultural Exchange
-- Eminent panelists conclude with a panel discussion on ‘Arts in a Globalizing World: Collaboration or Competition’ at IIC on June 27th -- Featuring: Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University), Joseph Melillo (Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York), Julián Zugazagoitia (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City) and Rajeev Sethi (The Asian Heritage Foundation, New Delhi) Asia Society team Business Wire India

ASK Group raises Rs 520 crs Real Estate Fund
ASK Group today announced the first closure of Rs. 520 crores of it’s Rs. 1000 crore domestic real estate fund. ASK Property Investment Advisors had launched Rs 1000 crores domestic real estate fund with an initial close of Rs 500 crores and a green shoe option of Rs 500 crores. The company stated that the fund will continue to raise additional Rs 480 crores till its final close Business Wire India

ISM Launches India Operations
Institute for Supply Management (ISM) USA, the largest supply management association in the world, has recently set up its affiliate in India. It is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to lead supply management in 75 countries. It has 40,000 members worldwide Business Wire India

Fortress Interlocks Introduces New Intuitive EH Door Handle
Fortress Interlocks has introduced a safety EH door Handle as part of its amGard range of safety interlocks. he stainless steel EH Handle is used in conjunction with Fortress’ actuator head and is designed to be intuitive with a 90° rotating handle that can be used on either left or right handing doors Business Wire India

Elfab’s Opti-Gard™ First Rupture Disc Covered by Three-Year Warranty
Pressure relief specialist Elfab has become the first manufacturer to offer a rupture disc protected by a three-year warranty. Since its launch in 2004, Opti-Gard™ has proved so robust and reliable in operation that Elfab is offering a three-year warranty as standard on Opti-Gard ™ discs supplied after 1st January 2011* Business Wire India

Tritech Launches 4000m Gemini Imaging Sonar
Following the success of its shallow-water real-time imaging sonar, the Gemini 720i, Tritech has launched a deep-rated version, the Gemini 720id. Now available in 300m and 4000m versions, Gemini is a forward-looking sonar which utilises an array of transducers to provide a 120º field of view, for a real-time sonar image of the underwater scene ahead Business Wire India

Swedish Coastguard Chooses Crowcon Gas Detector for Hovercraft
The Swedish Coastguard service has selected a Crowcon gas detector for one of its newly constructed hovercraft. The flameproof (Exd) infra-red Nimbus fixed gas detector and Gasmaster control panel were installed on the craft by Griffon Hoverwork of Southampton on the UK’s south coast Business Wire India

Delta Holds its 3rd UPS Channel Partner Meet in India and Honors the Best Performing Business Partners for 2010
Delta India, part of Delta Group, the world’s largest provider of power management and thermal management solutions, held its 3rd UPS Channel Partner Meet at the picturesque Nilgiri Hill station - Ooty (TamilNadu) at Holiday Inn Resort on June 18th to 20th, 2011 Business Wire India

Media Statement: Groupon Addresses SoSasta Security Issue
On Friday morning India time (Thursday night Central US time), Groupon was alerted to a security issue potentially affecting subscribers of SoSasta, a website acquired by Groupon in January 2011. Groupon issued the following statement regarding the issue: Business Wire India

ITShastra Awarded ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System Certification
ITShastra , a software development, testing and design company for worldwide business needs and offshore project delivery , today announced that the company has been awarded ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System certification by the certification body IQCS accredited by ASCB(E)UK Business Wire India

Ramco Systems Participates in CII’s BANKing TECH Summit 2011
Ramco Systems (BSE - 532370, NSE – RAMCOSYS, MSE – RSST); one of the leading enterprise software company focused on consulting, products and managed services, has announced that it will co-sponsor this year’s edition of the CII’s flagship Banking Technology Summit. The event will be held on June 28, 2011 at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai, India Business Wire India

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