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PM hopes inflation to come down in coming months
Stating that inflation has been a problem in the recent months, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday said he is hopeful of seeing lower levels of inflation in the coming months. ANI

Pak hails Manmohan Singh's initiative to mend differences
Pakistan Former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has hailed Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's initiative to bring the two nations closer through the much liked game of cricket. ANI

France welcomes Singh-Gilani cricket meet
France has welcomed the meeting between Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yusuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the World Cup semi-final clash at Mohali on Wednesday. ANI

Cabinet approves proposal to set up NCEM
The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal to set up a 'National Mission for Electric Mobility' (NCEM) to promote electric mobility and manufacturing of electric vehicles in India. ANI

Govt. approves setting up of seven Indirect Tax Ombudsmen
The Government today approved setting up of seven Indirect Tax Ombudsmen across the country. ANI

C.P. Joshi asks engineers not to compromise with safe road design
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Dr. C.P. Joshi has asked the road engineers not to compromise with the appropriate and safe road design. ANI

DMK pulls up Vijayakanth for beating party worker
The Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) has criticized Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) chief and actor Vijayakanth for beating up his assistant during a poll rally in Tamil Nadu. ANI

Assam CM Gogoi's former press adviser killed in road accident
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's former press adviser Debo Kumar Bora was killed in a road accident in Golaghat district. ANI

Sport and diplomacy should not be clubbed: Sushma Swaraj
Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, said Thursday sport and diplomacy should not be clubbed. ANI

Poll campaign gains momentum in Kerala
With 970 candidates left in the fray for April 13 Kerala assembly poll, the campaigning has intensified in the state. ANI

187 candidates fray for Puducherry assembly polls
A total of 187 candidates are in the fray for April 13 Puducherry assembly elections. ANI

Shiney Ahuja to appeal against rape sentence in High Court
Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja, who was convicted by a Mumbai court on Wednesday on charges of allegedly raping his 20-year-old domestic maid, will now challenge his conviction in the High Court. ANI

Census 2011: India's population now estimated at 1,210.2 million
India's population is now estimated at 1,210.2 million, an increase of over 181 million in the last 10 years, according to the provisional 2011 Census report released on Thursday. ANI

2,773 candidates in Tamil Nadu poll fray
A total of 2,773 candidates will contest for seats in 234 Tamil Nadu Assembly constituencies. The deadline for the withdrawal of nominations ended Wednesday evening. ANI

35,000 poll security personnel deployed in Assam
Altogether 35,000 personnel of various security forces have come to Assam to ensure law and order situation during the upcoming Assam assembly election. ANI

Nirupama Rao praises Singh-Gilani cricket meet
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has said the meeting between Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yusuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the World Cup semi-final clash was "extremely positive and encouraging". ANI

Politicians, actors congratulate Team India over WC semi-final win
Politicians and Bollywood personalities congratulated the Indian cricket team for its semi-final victory over Pakistan in Mohali and entry into the final of the cricket World Cup which will be played on April 2. ANI

FORE School of Management Opens Admissions for its three-year Post Graduate Programme (Part Time) in Management (PGDM) for Working Professionals
Admissions are now open to the FORE School of Management’s three-year Post Graduate Programme (Part Time) in Management (PGDM), which is sure to propel any career straight into the fast lane to success. Students seeking admission are required to be working professionals who have been in their career for a period of at least two years Business Wire India

IT and BPO Sourcing, Industry Authority John Buscher Joins UST Global as General Manager, Strategic Deals
UST Global® (UST), a leading provider of IT services and solutions for Global 1000 enterprises, announced that John Buscher, former Partner and Managing Director at TPI, has been named General Manager, Strategic Deals Business Wire India

India Emerges Hot Destination for Medical Tourism; More than 100 per cent jump likely in Kenyan Patients Opting for Treatment in India in 2011
With medical tourism picking up at a fast pace, the number of patients travelling from Kenya to India is expected to more than double to 50,000 during the current year, compared to the previous year as the cost of treatment in India is as low as a tenth of what is in Kenya. ''The real attraction to medical tourism is saving money on what normally are very costly procedures.. Business Wire India

ICICI Securities Partners with Microsoft to Offer Users a Rich and Intuitive Online Trading Experience on
Microsoft announced the partnership with ICICI Securities to launch a rich and intuitive online trading experience on is a pioneering online trading portal from ICICI Securities with over 2 million customers. Built completely on Microsoft’s Silverlight 4 Business Wire India

American Society for Training & Development Certifies Polaris Software as “Champion of Learning”
Polaris Software (POLS.BO), a leading Financial Technology Company, today announced that American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals has certified Polaris as a ‘Champion of Learning’, for its contribution towards imparting learning programs among employees throughout the organisation Business Wire India

Ratnakar Bank Hits a Century
Ratnakar Bank today announced the launch of their 99th and 100th branch, barely a month post the opening of its Mumbai main office and 10 new branches, standing committed to their strategy of rapid expansion. Their two new branches will be located at Omerga and Kurundwad respectively, both situated in Maharashtra Business Wire India

Symbiosis SET 2011 Goes Social
Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune continuing its aspirant outreach program, has made it easier for students to get a taste of its varying courses. Reaching out to candidates via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, the university has attempted to involve students as well as those interested in SET to know more about the exam and multidisciplinary benefits at Symbiosis Business Wire India

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