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Congress Party criticizes radical Hindu outfits over shoe brandished at Dwivedi
Hours after a man tried to attack party general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi with a shoe, Congress Party on Monday condemning the incident said the act reflected the ideologies of Hindu-nationalist and right wing parties like the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ANI

Opposition not convinced with PM's defence of crackdown at Ramlila ground
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Monday appeared to be unconvinced with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's defence of police action on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and thousands of his supporters at Delhi's Ramlila ground. ANI

PM breaks silence on Maran, says law enforcement agencies probing the matter
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today finally broke his silence on the charges against Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran with regard to the selective handing out of 2G spectrum licenses to telecom service providers, saying the issue is being looked into by the law enforcement agencies. ANI

PM defends midnight crackdown at Ramlila ground
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday defended the police action on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and thousands of his supporters at Delhi's Ramlila ground, saying there was no alternative. ANI

Maoist killed in Bijapur encounter
A Maoist ultra was killed in a fierce encounter with the police in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur District on Sunday. ANI

Sibal questions seriousness of Anna camp in drafting Lokpal Bill
Stating that the government is shocked at the comments made by veteran social activist Anna Hazare's team, Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday said steps as these would only slow down the drafting of the Lokpal Bill. ANI

UPA most corrupt Govt. in history of independent India: Advani
Stating the Congress-led UPA Government is trying to crush the people's movement led by yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani on Monday said this is the most corrupt government in the history of independent India. ANI

NHRC issues notice to Centre, Delhi Govt. on Ramdev issue
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Centre and Delhi Government seeking reports within two weeks on the crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and thousands of his supporters at Delhi's Ramlila ground. ANI

Yechury wants JPC to probe previous telecom ministers in 2G scam
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday wrote to Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) Chairman P C Chacko on the 2G spectrum allocation scam mentioning the need to look into the policies of previous telecom ministers. ANI

NATGRID project gets CCS approval
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Monday gave its in-principle approval to National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID). ANI

Shoe brandished at Janardhan Dwivedi during Congress press conference
A shoe was brandished at Congress General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi during a press conference here on Monday evening. ANI

Forest dwellers yet to benefit from Forest Rights Act
Most of us are unaware of or unconcerned with the kind of turbulence that marks the life of those who live deep in the forests having social cultural norms vastly different from the rest of society. Their way of life, of earning a living, their sense of affinity with the forest is a whole new world of relationships and patterns, which can be undecipherable to those outside that world. ANI

Baba Ramdev says 'I followed King Shivaji in wearing woman's clothes'
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday justified wearing women's clothes to disguise himself, saying the status of a woman is superior to man. ANI

Ramdev thanks SC for issuing notice to Govt. on forceful eviction
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday thanked the Supreme Court for issuing notice to the government on the forceful eviction of thousands of his supporters from Delhi's Ramlila ground. ANI

Newly elected Assam MLAs take oath
Newly elected Assam Assembly members led by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi formally took oath on Monday. ANI

Court rejects Kalmadi's bail plea in CWG scam
A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Monday dismissed the bail plea of sacked Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organizing Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi in a corruption case related to the mega sporting event. ANI

Anna Hazare team wants Govt. to make its stand public on anti-corruption issues
Civil society activists led by veteran social activist Anna Hazare, who boycotted the meeting of the joint drafting committee on Lokpal bill, have written a letter to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee demanding the government to make its stand public on some of the key issues related to the anti-corruption legislation. ANI

Security stepped up at Digvijay Singh's Bhopal residence
Security has been stepped up at the official residence of Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh after some miscreants threw stones for calling yoga guru Baba Ramdev a fraud. ANI

Sedition complaint filed against Digvijay Singh for 'thug' remarks against Ramdev
A local court here on Monday accepted a complaint seeking registration of a case of sedition against Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh for allegedly describing yoga guru Baba Ramdev as a fraud. ANI

Puri Shankaracharya slams Ramdev
Shankaracharya Swami Adhokshjanand Teerth of Puri has slammed yoga guru Baba Ramdev for staging a mass demonstration against corruption and black money. ANI

Delhi belongs to Indian citizens, not to government: Ramdev
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday said the Central Government cannot stop him from entering Delhi, as it is not owned by the government and belongs to all citizens. ANI

BJP leaders reach Rashtrapati Bhavan on Ramdev issue
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders have arrived Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and demand the convening of an emergency session of Parliament to discuss the crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev. ANI

Supreme Court issues notice to Govt. on forceful eviction of Ramdev
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the government on the forceful eviction of yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his followers from the Ramlila ground. ANI

Ramdev resumes fast against corruption in Haridwar
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday resumed his agitation against corruption in his ashram in Haridwar after he was denied permission to enter Uttar Pradesh to continue his protest. ANI

Supreme Court to hear plea against Baba Ramdev eviction
The Supreme Court will hear on Monday a public interest litigation petition seeking a directive to the Centre and the Delhi Police to issue a White Paper on the alleged police action in the 'Baba Ramdev eviction incident'. ANI

BJP to meet President Patil on Ramdev issue
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said it will hold peaceful protests across the country against the crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev's agitation and meet President Pratibha Devisingh Patil to demand convening of an emergency session of Parliament. ANI

Shell Lubricants Revamps Shell Advance Portfolio for two-wheelers with RCE Technology
Shell Lubricants, the global market share leader in finished lubricants has revamped its Shell Advance range of lubricants for the two-wheeler segment in India. Bike enthusiasts in India will be able to choose their motorcycle oil with greater ease, following a global re-design of motorcycle oils by the world’s leading lubricant company , Shell Lubricants Business Wire India

Hay Group Launches Next Generation HR Solution
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St. Jude Medical Announces Launch of Unify and Fortify Devices with New Heart Failure Monitors in India
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IIT Kharagpur Extends Date for Nominations for the Nina Saxena Excellence in Technology Award to June 21st, 2011
IIT Kharagpur extends the date for nominations of the fifth edition of Nina Saxena Excellence in Technology Award. Nominations for entries to the award are open until June 21st 2011. Entries can be submitted either by post to the Director, IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal,PIN -721302, India or by email at Business Wire India

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