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Deshmukh underlines need to ensure sustainability of water resources in rural areas
Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh today underlined the need to ensure the sustainability of water resources in rural areas of the country. ANI

Anand Sharma calls for deepening trade ties with New Zealand
Emphasizing that New Zealand is an important trade partner of India in the energy sector, Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma today stressed upon the need to deepen the relationship in the services trade, and bilateral investment, and build on the possibilities of cooperation in innovation and technology transfer. ANI

Thomas to represent India in swearing-in ceremony of Ugandan President
Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Prof. K.V.Thomas, will represent India in the swearing-in ceremony of Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at Kampala on May 12. ANI

Delhi court allows Kanimozhi's plea for exemption from appearance in 2G scam case
A Delhi court today allowed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's daughter and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) lawmaker Kanimozhi's plea for exemption from personal appearance for two days in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation case. ANI

Coal Ministry to review land acquisition policy for mining
Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal today directed Coal India Limited (CIL) to review rehabilitation and resettlement policy for acquisition of land for coal mining. ANI

Ramdev pulls up judiciary for failure to implement punishment
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Tuesday criticised the failure of the Indian legal system in implementing timely punishments after delivering the verdicts. ANI

Pillai takes on Malik, asks Pak to disclose Dawood's whereabouts
Union Home Secretary G K Pillai refuting Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik's contention that Dawood Ibrahim was not in his country, on Tuesday asked Islamabad to disclose the whereabouts of India's most wanted criminal. ANI

Delhi HC orders Tiwari to give his blood sample for DNA test on June 1
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed former Andhra Pradesh Governor and veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari to give his blood samples on June 1 to ascertain the veracity of lawyer Rohit Shekhar, who is claiming to be his biological son. ANI

Advisory council meet on ground water issues tomorrow
The Ministry of Water Resources is organizing the fifth meeting of the advisory council on 'Artificial Recharge to Ground Water' at the Vigyan Bhawan here tomorrow. ANI

85 percent votes cast in last phase of West Bengal polls
Around 85 percent polling was recorded in the sixth and last phase of West Bengal assembly polls in 14 constituencies on Tuesday. ANI

Indian pet market growing at a fast rate
India has emerged as one of the best potential pet care markets in the Asian sub-continent after Japan owing to the changing lifestyles, rise in nuclear families and double income households, which have encouraged the growth of pet ownership in the country. ANI

Orissa Government revives tribal art in Rayagada
Orissa Government has taken initiatives to revive the tribal Idital art form in Rayagada district by educating members of the Lanjia Saora tribe, one of the oldest communities in the state. ANI

Post-student scuffle, Aligarh varsity to reopen on May 13
The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), which has been shut down indefinitely following a clash between two students' group inside the campus premises, today decided to reopen on May 13. ANI

Czech Republic Senate President meets Meira Kumar
The visiting Senate President of the Czech Republic, Milan Stech, met Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar here on Tuesday morning. ANI

Dorjee Khandu cremated with full state honours
Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, who was killed in a chopper crash, was cremated with full state honours at Shepedung near his native village in Tawang District. ANI

Former President Kalam to present national awards on Technology Day
Former President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, will give away national awards on technology on the occasion of Technology Day celebration here tomorrow. ANI

Kashmir to focus on promoting tourism
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has asked the state authorities to draw a calendar of organizing Melas in various tourist places to attract tourists and generate economic activities for locals. ANI

Uttar Pradesh farmers' stir under control
The situation was tense, but under control today in parts of western Uttar Pradesh hit by farmers' unrest over land acquisition, as the police personnel are maintaining a strict vigilance in the affected areas. ANI

The Osama party is over; it's time to get real
The killing of Osama Bin Laden is clearly emerging as the biggest story of the decade . The media everywhere is on overdrive. By now the Indian public knows everything about Osama's personality, lifestyle, wives, family and beard. ANI

Amity hosts symposium on secularism and religion
A senior American academic has said that secularism should not be a harsh word, but a framework where people can live in harmony. ANI

West Bengal polls: 50 percent votes cast in first five hours (update)
Around fifty per cent polling was recorded in the first five hours of voting in 14 Maoist-hit constituencies spread over West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts. ANI

Navigational training programme held for fishermen in Vizag
A special navigational training programme is being conducted for fishermen in Visakhapatnam to provide them with fishing techniques. ANI

Delhi zoo installs special cooling facilities
With the mercury on the rise, each passing day, authorities of the National Zoological Park in New Delhi have made all possible cooling arrangements for the animals under their care. ANI

Maoists torch nine tractors in Ranchi
As a mark of protest against the anti-encroachment drive in Jharkhand, Maoists torched nine tractors at a community project site in Palamu region. ANI

West Bengal polls: 25 percent votes cast in first two hours
Twenty-five per cent polling was recorded in the first two hours of voting in 14 Maoist-hit constituencies spread over West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts. ANI

India prepared to tackle militants crossing over from Pak: Pallam Raju
Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, has said India is fully prepared to fight militants trying to infiltrate into the country. ANI

Manmohan Singh, Obama discuss Indo-US ties
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh spoke with U.S. President Barack Obama over phone last night and discussed ways to take the bilateral relationship between the two nations forward. ANI

Polling underway for last phase of West Bengal elections
Polling for the sixth and last phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal for 14 constituencies is going on today. ANI

Sify Partners with PlanetRadiocity to offer Online Radio
Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ Global Markets: SIFY), a leader in Enterprise and Consumer Internet Services in India with global delivery capabilities, today announced its partnership with the country’s leading FM radio brand, Radio City 91.1 FM, by integrating PlanetRadiocity’s Web Radio to launch Radio on Sify. This tie-up will enable visitors to Sify Business Wire India

Jubilant Life Sciences Results for Q4 FY2011: Net Sales - Rs. 890 crore; EBITDA - Rs. 137 crore; PAT - Rs. 62 crore and for FY2011: Net Sales - Rs. 3,433 crore; EBITDA - Rs. 567 crore; PAT - Rs. 230 crore
Q4 FY2011 Net Sales - Rs. 890 crore EBITDA - Rs. 137 crore PAT - Rs. 62 crore FY2011 Net Sales - Rs. 3,433 crore EBITDA - Rs. 567 crore PAT - Rs Business Wire India

GROHE Launches New Spa Collection in India
GROHE from Germany, the world’s number 1 brand in sanitary fittings today announced the launch of GROHE SPA™ Collection in India, a complete range of integrated custom bathing solutions, for a three-dimensional sensory treat. The collection offers an unrivalled range of products for unique bathing spaces matching personal lifestyle and preferences Business Wire India

HDFC'S Financial Results for the Period April 1, 2010 TO March 31, 2011
The Board of Directors of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC) approved the thirty-fourth annual accounts of the Corporation for the year ended March 31, 2011 at its meeting held on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in Mumbai Business Wire India

Delta India Electronics Unveils New Green Office Building in Gurgaon, India
Delta India Electronics Pvt. Ltd., the world’s leading provider of power management and thermal management solutions, today announced the official launch of its new green corporate office in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. As part of Delta’s expansion plans in India, the new eco-friendly corporate office supports Delta’s commitment to the environment Business Wire India

e-Zest Acquires Maestro Mobile Services to Strengthen its Mobile Offerings
e-Zest Solutions Ltd. ( ) announced the acquisition of Pune-based Maestro Mobile Services ( ). This acquisition strengthens e-Zest’s mobile development services portfolio including consulting and testing services for iPhone, RIM Blackberry and Android platforms Business Wire India

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