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Vice President Ansari condoles demise of former Haryana CM Bhajan Lal
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has deeply condoled the sad demise of former Haryana Chief Minister and leading Jat leader Bhajan Lal, who died in a local hospital in Hisar following a massive heart attack on Friday evening. ANI

Development work should not affect greenery of NCR: Ramesh
Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Friday said development work should be done, but it must not hamper the greenery of the national capital region. ANI

K V Thomas for strict action against misleading advertisements
Food and Consumer Affairs Minister KV Thomas today said that the government is considering putting in place a mechanism to stop misleading advertisements to protect consumers from being cheated. ANI

National Legal E-Library project to be launched on August 15
The 'National Legal E-Library' project of the Government is to be dedicated to the nation on August 15, 2011. ANI

K.V. Thomas to review PDS in Kerala
Union Minister of State (Independent charge) for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Prof. K V Thomas will hold a meeting to review the public distribution scheme (PDS) and non-PDS activities in Kerala tomorrow. ANI

Manmohan Singh briefs President Patil on Ramdev deadlock
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, called on the President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Friday during which he briefed her about his recent visit to Ethiopia to participate in the 2nd Africa-India Forum Summit, 2011 and Tanzania and also about the ongoing dialogue with Baba Ramdev. ANI

Disaster Management has changed from reactive to pro-active in last five years: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram today said the Disaster Management set-up in the country has changed from reactive to pro-active in the last five years, especially after the enactment of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. ANI

BJP pulls up UPA Govt. for slow pace in tackling corruption
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday slammed the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre for slow progress in tackling corruption in the country. ANI

Adamant Ramdev decides to continue decision to fast
After the second round of talks between him and the government failed, yoga guru Baba Ramdev remained adamant on his fast, saying it will continue till all the demands are met. ANI

Omar Abdullah stresses on conservation of water bodies
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday aid thrust on conservation of lakes and water bodies underlining their significance in bio-diversity and economic spheres of the state. ANI

Ramdev denies climbdown as second round of talks with Govt. fails
Even as the government made a fresh attempt to pacify the yoga guru, no breakthrough was achieved in the second round of talks between senior ministers and Baba Ramdev. ANI

Development programmes in Afghanistan not directed against any other nation: Antony
Asserting that India is helping Afghanistan in its reconstruction process through facilitating aids in the field of education, health and infrastructure building, Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday said New Delhi's development assistance to Afghanistan is not directed against any other country. ANI

Former Haryana CM Bhajan Lal dead
Former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal died of heart attack at his residence here on Friday. He was 79. ANI

Efforts must be made to bring the poor out of poverty: Sonia Gandhi(Update)
Asserting that the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) is a scheme of the poor, for the poor and by the poor, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi today said that it would enable the vulnerable sections of the society to cope with the challenges in an organized manner with the support of self help groups and the institutions under its framework. ANI

Dara Singh encounter case: I'm being framed, says Rathore
BJP leader and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's aide-Rajendra Singh Rathore, who has been named as an accused in the Dara Singh fake encounter case today said that he was being framed in the case. ANI

Need to stop forest fires
The vast jungles, torrential rivers, stretches of grassland, towering mountains and the infinite variety of flora and fauna are manifestations of nature, the basis of life on earth. It is this bewildering variety of life, which is central to our existence ANI

DMK supporters celebrate Karunanidhi's birthday in Chennai
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supporters celebrated the 88th birthday of their leader, former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, here on Friday. ANI

Corrupt must get death sentence: Ramdev
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday demanded that those involved in corruption cases should be tried in fast-track courts and should get death sentence if found guilty. ANI

Supreme Court says no for disclosure of answer keys of AIEEE
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to direct the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) to disclose answer keys of the questions of the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) prior to declaration of the results. ANI

Sonia Gandhi lays foundation stone of Ratlam-Dungarpur rail line
Congress President Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation stone of Ratlam-Dungarpur Rail line here today. ANI

Rs.18 crores already pumped into Baba Ramdev's Ramlila Maidan stir: Report
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has already pumped 18 crore rupees for his 'fast-unto-death' stir against corruption in New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan, according to a Hindustan Times report. ANI

BJP leader Rajendra Rathore named accused in Dara Singh encounter case
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday named BJP leader and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's aide-Rajendra Singh Rathore as an accused in the fake encounter case of Dara Singh. ANI

Sonia Gandhi to launch rural self-employment programme in Rajasthan
Congress President Sonia Gandhi will launch National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) in Rajasthan's Banswara district today. ANI

Sibal, Sahay to meet Baba Ramdev
Even as yoga guru Baba Ramdev remained firm on going ahead with his fast to demand urgent steps to curb corruption, the government on Friday made a fresh attempt to pacify the spiritual guru. ANI

Gadkari calls for welfare based governance
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has said that the party has always been in favour of people-oriented policies and governance for the welfare of the society. ANI

Sajjad Lone calls for dialogue between people, government
Kashmir separatist leader Sajjad Gani Lone has called for greater dialogue between the people and the government to resolve all differences. ANI

Bad friendships will cause trouble: Karunanidhi to DMK cadre
Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) Chief Karunanidhi on Friday issued a veiled message to his party cadre, saying, "bad friendships will end in trouble. ANI

Indo-Pak Defence Secretary level talks on Siachen were fruitful: Antony
Defence Minister A K Antony today said the 12th India-Pakistan Defence Secretary level talks on Siachen were fruitful, and added that the two sides have decided to continue dialogue on the complex issue. ANI

Jubilant receives USFDA Approval for Donepezil Hydrochloride Tablets 5mg & 10 mg
Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd, an integrated Pharma and Life Sciences Company and the largest Custom Research & Manufacturing player out of India announced today that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) for Donepezil Hydrochloride Tablets 5 mg and 10 mg, a generic equivalent of Aricept® Business Wire India

DNA Sequencing Data Reveals New Hybrid E. coli Strain is Cause of German Outbreak
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Ramco sees Steady Growth for Cloud ERP in India
Ramco Systems Limited (BSE - 532370, NSE – RAMCOSYS, MSE – RSST); a leading software company focused on consulting, products and managed services, has been witnessing significant traction for its public cloud ERP offering – Ramco OnDemand ERP in India. The company currently has over 3000 users from 300+ customer organisations on the cloud Business Wire India

Sayyed Iqbal Abdulla Wins the Citibank Rising Star Award 2011
Kolkata Knight Riders’ bowler Sayyed Iqbal Abdulla has been named Winner of the 2011 Citibank Rising Star Award. The Citibank Rising Star Award recognizes the best under-23 player of the DLF IPL season. The trophy is adjudicated by an eminent jury including former Indian cricketers Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar Business Wire India

MediAngels Commences World’s first Specialized Global eHospital
MediAngelsTM is the world’s first Global eHospitalTM, representing an unique amalgamation of world-class healthcare, delivered with the assistance of cutting edge technology. Started by two super-specialist physicians, MediAngels is a revolutionary health care delivery model that aims to provide multi super-specialty services by world renowned doctors and change health care paradigms forever Business Wire India

Award Confirms SITA as Leading Airport IT Solutions Provider in Asia Pacific
SITA, the air transport IT specialist, was today named Airport IT Solutions Provider of the Year at the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Aerospace & Defense Awards ceremony in Singapore Business Wire India

Kootol Software Limited Sends Caution Notice to Twitter Inc., USA
Kootol Software Limited has announced today that it has entered into an exclusive patent license agreement with Mr. Yogesh Rathod in respect of US Patent Application No. 11/995,343 titled “A Method and System for Communication, Advertising, Searching, Sharing and Dynamically Providing a Journal Feed” Business Wire India Relaunches it’s ‘News’ section
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