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India willing to host ASEF Board of Governors meeting in 2012
Stating that India has been an active participant of the Asia Europe Foundation since 2007, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Tuesday announced that his country would be willing to host the autumn 2012 meeting of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Board of Governors. ANI

India supports re-election of Ban Ki Moon as U.N. Secretary General
India has supported the re-election of Ban Ki Moon as the United Nations Secretary General. ANI

Harish Rawat calls for improving municipal slaughterhouses in semi-urban, rural areas
Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Harish Rawat today called for improving the municipal slaughterhouses located in semi-urban areas numbering 3500. ANI

Guwahati hosts handloom workshop for tribal women
In an endeavor to help the tribal women, Assam Government has organised a month-long handloom workshop in Guwahati. ANI

PM offers 'chaadar' at Ajmer Sharif dargah
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, offered 'chaadar' at the dargah of sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti here today on the occasion of the 799th annual Urs. ANI

Sushma hits back at Digvijay, says 'my dance was patriotic'
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj reacting to Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh's remarks for calling her a dancer, n Tuesday asked whether UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi was aware of the words used by her party men, and added that they will continue to sing and dance to patriotic songs. ANI

IMF chief should be selected on merit basis: Mukherjee
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the selection of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief should be done on the basis of merit, competence and in a transparent manner. ANI

Manmohan Singh asks ministers to disclose assets
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, who is under sharp criticism over allegations of corruption within his government, has asked his cabinet ministers to disclose their assets and to cut themselves off from any business. ANI

Lagarde seeks India's support for IMF top job
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde called on Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee here on Tuesday as part of her effort to seek support for her candidature to the post of Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). ANI

Fast against Govt. action will begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow: Hazare
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare today said that his one-day fast against the government action on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and thousands of his supporters will begin at 10 a.m. at the Rajghat on Wednesday. ANI

Adamant Ramdev continues fast, but asks followers to break it
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who was evicted by the police during his hunger strike from Delhi's Ramlila ground, on Tuesday asked his followers to break their fast to further fight corruption. ANI

Sibal does not want civil society representatives to attend Lokpal Bill meeting: Kejriwal
RTI crusader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday accused Union Human Resource and Development Minister Kapil Sibal of not wanting the civil society representatives to attend drafting committee meetings for a stronger Lokpal Bill. ANI

Govt. to introduce bill to curb malpractice in higher education: Sibal
Union Human Recourse Development Minister Kapil Sibal has said that a bill will be introduced in the next session of Parliament to curb malpractice in higher education. ANI

India offers to host ASEM Foreign Ministers Meet in 2013
Stating that India has been an active participant of Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) over the last five years, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna today announced his country's offer to host the next ASEM Foreign Ministers' meeting in 2013. ANI

Indian nationals advised again to leave Yemen
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has advised Indian nationals in Yemen to leave the country by available commercial means over clashes between government forces and opposition tribesmen in that country. ANI

Team Anna to hold protest at Rajghat tomorrow
Hours after the Delhi Police denied permission to Gandhian Anna Hazare to hold his one-day fast at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday, the civil society activists appeared to be firm on their demand, saying they will now hold the fast at Rajghat to protest against the government action on yoga guru Baba Ramdev. ANI

Permission denied for Anna Hazare fast at Jantar Mantar
Delhi police today denied permission to Anna Hazare to hold his one-day fast at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday to protest against the government action on yoga guru Baba Ramdev. ANI

10 Maoists surrender in Vizag
Ten Maoists, including two Korukonda group members, surrendered before the police in Visakhapatnam on Monday. ANI

Mulayam Singh says crackdown on Ramdev an act of unstable minds
Stepping up his offensive against the Central government, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has described the action against yoga guru Baba Ramdev as an act of "unstable minds". ANI

Nitish Kumar rules out mid term polls in current political scenario
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ruled out chances of any mid term poll despite complex problematic issues cropping up and affecting the central government in New Delhi. ANI

Uma Bharti returns to BJP after nearly six years
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti, who was expelled from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in December 2005 for indiscipline, was re-inducted in the party on Tuesday after almost five and a half years. ANI

Ramdev 'forgives' PM and govt, open to talks
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who is continuing his fast-unto death against corruption, on Tuesday said he had forgiven the prime minister and the government for the action against him and his supporters, and revealed that he was open to talking to the government again if approached. ANI

RSS admits supporting Baba Ramdev
Lashing at the Centre for its midnight crackdown on protesters, including women and children, at Ramlila Maidan, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat admitted that it extended support to yoga guru Baba Ramdev's agitation. ANI

2G scam: CBI Director to appear before JPC
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director AP Singh will today appear before the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probing the 2G scam. ANI

2G scam: CBI Director appears before JPC(Update)
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director AP Singh on Tuesday appeared before the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probing the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

GETIT Announces Robust Business Plans to Target 75% Growth in Tamil Nadu
-- Launches getitFREEADS™ on voice -- Forays into WAP services through ‘m.getit.in’ and ‘m.freeads.in’ -- Targets to grow number of SME advertisers from current 25,000 to 40,000 and the number of registered businesses from 7 lakhs to 12 lakh by year end GETIT Infoservices Pvt. Ltd Business Wire India

SaaS - More than a Buzzword for Indian SMBs
A recent research shows that Indian SMBs have increased their investment in implementing cloud based enterprise solutions by 43% in 2011. The increase in spend on enterprise applications was to be expected with the upturn in economy. However with lessons learnt the hard way over the past few years, they are careful to not go for just any solution Business Wire India

Red Hot Web Gems Launches Online Wedding Resource Portal for Jaipur
Elated with the success of the wedding resource websites for Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore and their growing popularity amongst the to-be-married couples, Red Hot Web Gems (RHWG) has announced the launch of www.jaipurweddingplanners Business Wire India

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