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Govt. offers facilitation to Husain's family for his burial in India
The government has offered all facilitation to the family members of celebrated painter Maqbool Fida Husain, who breathed his last at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London early this morning, in case they want to bury him in India. ANI

Selja condoles Husain's death, says India has lost a true artistic genius
Union Minister of Culture and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has condoled the demise of M. F. Husain, saying India has lost a true artistic genius and the world of art has suffered a grievous loss. ANI

NDMA to conduct mock drill at Tarapur Nuclear Power Station
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will conduct a mock drill at the Tarapur Nuclear facility in order to assess the capability of the district administration to deal with an off-site emergency. ANI

Sibal inaugurates web-portal for faculty recharge programme
Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday inaugurated a dynamic interactive web-portal dedicated to the 'Faculty Recharge Programme'. ANI

Adamant Ramdev refuses to give up fast
Despite spiritual leaders trying to convince the yoga guru to call off his fast, Baba Ramdev on Thursday remained firm saying he will not end his six-day long fast till all the demands are met. ANI

Ramdev eviction: BJP accuses Centre of declaring war on democracy
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) condemning the crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev, on Thursday said the Central Government has declared a 'war on democracy and its own people'. ANI

Anna Hazare slams Ramdev's announcement to form armed wing
Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday slammed yoga guru Baba Ramdev's decision to raise an armed force to resist government crackdown on the anti-corruption movement. ANI

Baba Ramdev declares business assets
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who has been accused of financial malpractices by his critics, including Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, on Thursday declared the assets of firms and trusts associated with him. ANI

Govt. panel meet on black money recovery ends
In an endeavor to strengthen ways to curb black money in the country, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) chairman-headed committee held its first meeting here on Thursday. ANI

Baba Ramdev's condition unsatisfactory: Doctors
Doctors, who examined Baba Ramdev here on Thursday, described his condition to be unsatisfactory and asked the yoga guru to consume food and water before his health deteriorates further. ANI

Veerappa Moily condoles demise of M.F. Husain
Union Law and Justice Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily has condoled the demise of M. F. Husain, one of India's best-known artists, who breathed his last at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London early this morning. ANI

Increase in post-matric scholarships a boon for tribal students: Bhuria
Union Tribal Affairs Minister Kantilal Bhuria on Thursday said the revision of the scheme of post-matric scholarship for Scheduled Tribe students is a boon to those, who wish to pursue higher studies. ANI

Below Poverty Line elders will get pension at 60
The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the lowering of age limit from 65-60 years for the purpose of disbursing pensions under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS). ANI

Bollywood fraternity mourns death of MF Husain
Bollywood fraternity has mourned the demise of Maqbool Fida Husain, saying the celebrated painter's contribution to Indian art has been totally unprecedented and he will always be missed. ANI

Arunachal roads to be widened, cost Rs 2,931 crore
The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI) on Thursday approved a Rs 2,931 crore outlay for widening two existing road projects in Arunachal Pradesh. ANI

MF Husain was always an Indian citizen: Ambika Soni
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni has condoled the demise of Maqbool Fida Husain, saying the celebrated painter was always an Indian citizen and a creative genius. ANI

President Patil condoles death of celebrated painter MF Hussain
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has condoled the passing away of Maqbool Fida Hussain, who died of a heart attack at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London early this morning. ANI

Manmohan Singh, Hamid Ansari condole demise of M.F. Husain
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari have condoled the demise of Maqbool Fida Husain, one of India's best-known artists, who breathed his last in London's Royal Brompton Hospital early this morning. ANI

Medical facilities to be provided to Beedi workers
The Union Cabinet today approved extension of medical facilities to beedi workers under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY). ANI

Next Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks at June end
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has said that the next round of Foreign Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan will be held at the end of this month in Islamabad. ANI

Walia inaugurates facilitation camp for issuance of disability certificates
In an endeavor to minimise the inconvenience to disabled students wishing to seek admission in different disciplines in various colleges of the Universities in Delhi, Minister of Social Welfare, Women and Child Development Kiran Walia inaugurated a two-day facilitation camp at the Hindu Rao Hospital here today for issuance of disability certificates to the disabled students. ANI

Jayalalithaa wants economic blockade of Sri Lanka
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has moved a resolution demanding economic blockade against Sri Lanka. ANI

Ramdev defends statement on arming protesters
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who said yesterday that he would raise an army, clarified that this 'army' would only be for 'self-defence'. ANI

Truck runs over pilgrims in Gujarat, 20 killed
A speeding truck ran over pilgrims resting by the side of a highway near Ahmedabad early this morning, killing at least twenty. ANI

Four policemen killed in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh
Maoists on Thursday opened indiscriminate fire near the camp of Chhattisgarh Armed Force in Naraynpur district, killing four jawans and leaving another injured. ANI

Cloudburst at Doda, three dead
At least three people were killed and dozens feared missing after a cloudburst swept away a large portion of Batote-Kishtwar Highway in Baggar area, about 140 km northeast of Jammu. ANI

Prithvi-II missile test-fired successfully
India on Thursday successfully test-fired indigenously built surface-to-surface strategic Prithvi-II missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur on sea in Orissa. ANI

Additional 10 lakh bales of cotton to be exported
In the wake of a fall in prices of cotton in the domestic market, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has announced export of additional 10 lakh bales of cotton during the current season. ANI

Once pristine -pure Jhelum waters are turning noxious
One of the rivers collectively referred to as 'Sapta-Sandhu', the river Jhelum is part of our natural and historical heritage flowing through Kashmir. Reference to it goes back to the period of the Rig-Veda, where it finds mention as 'Vitasta'. Down the ages, this has been a river, giving life-giving waters to the region. ANI

'GAME' Returns for 5th Season with New Host Kelly Latimer joining the 'Fraggot' on STAR Sports
The popular video-gaming programme 'Game' returns for its fifth season this Saturday 11 June 2011 with a new female host, Kelly Latimer, joining Mark 'Fraggot' Lim to showcase the very latest from the electronic entertainment world on STAR Sports., Twitter (@essgame) and online (Game_Kelly Latimer & Marc 'Fraggot' Lim Business Wire India

Jagran Solutions Explores Urban Slums for Dabur Odomos Starts “Aao payen Chaen ki Neend aur khushal Zindagi” campaign in Delhi
Jagran Solutions - India’s leading new age marketing agency that provides solutions for Brand Activation via Consumer Connect Strategies, recently launched a campaign which aimed at spreading awareness amongst the people of slum areas about the various harmful diseases caused due to the unhealthy conditions around their surroundings Business Wire India

Now Becomes India's Largest Online Tender Information Portal
-- SMEs access largest aggregation of tenders (over 1 lakh live tenders) for free on the portal -- Portal simplifies search for tenders with filters by state, industry & authority To assist members of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) community with countless business opportunities and ability to reach wider markets, had introduced a portal Business Wire India

TheGameBox - Casual Gaming Now Meets Social Networking in a Whole New Way
With casual gaming now taking the world by storm, Hungama Game Studio gives you a platform to satisfy your constant urge to just relax and play, while interacting with all your friends. Presenting TheGameBox, India’s first social gaming website, a place to interact and have fun with your friends and makes a few new ones as well. GamingHungama Business Wire India

Sify Movies is now NUMBER 3
According to the latest Comscore ranking, Sify Movies is now the third highest user visited portal for cinema related news in India. What’s hot and happening at Sify Movies: -- Live chats with Bollywood Queens: Interactive chat sessions with Bollywood Queens like Rani Mukherji and Priyanka Chopra are attracting several fans Business Wire India

Sezal Glass Ltd. Sells Float Glass Undertaking to Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd
Sezal Glass Ltd. has announced the sale of its Float Glass Business with its Float Glass manufacturing unit located in Jhagadia, Gujarat, to Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd. as a going concern on slump sale basis for a gross consideration of INR 6.86 billion. Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd. is a 100% Subsidiary of the France based Compagnie de Saint Gobain, a world leader in Building Materials Business Wire India

Sridhar Srinivasan Joins Trianz as Vice President, IT Services
Global Management Consulting, IT and IT Services, Sridhar will be responsible for framing and driving its growth strategy, marketing, partner relationships, client engagement and the global delivery organization. Sridhar will also play a pivotal role in enhancing services portfolio, client value propositions, execution models and global infrastructure Business Wire India

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