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CDs were 'concocted', claims Amar Singh
Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Thursday said that the CDs containing his purported conversations with politicians, Bollywood stars and corporate honchos were "concocted." ANI

Govt. plans to introduce bill on Land Acquisition, says Chidambaram
With the controversy surrounding the land acquisition stir in Uttar Pradesh gaining momentum, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday said the government has plans to introduce bill on Land Acquisition in the next session of Parliament, as there appears to be consensus on the issue. ANI

No message from Malik on Osama's killing, says Chidambaram(Update:Chidambaram)
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday refuted reports that he got a call from Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik, who had claimed that he sent a private message to him after Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed in a US operation in Abbottabad. ANI

No message from Malik on Osama's killing, says Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday refuted reports that he got a call from Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik, who had claimed that he sent a private message to him after Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed in a US operation in Abbottabad. ANI

UN agency to confer World Telecom award on Sam Pitroda
A United Nations agency for information and communication technology has decided to confer the 2011 ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society award to Sam Pitroda to recognise his dedication in promoting use of technology for social and economic empowerment. ANI

IT sleuths question Kanimozhi, Kalaignar TV MD
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's daughter and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) lawmaker Kanimozhi appeared before the Income Tax officials here on Thursday for questioning in connection with the Rs. 200 crore transaction from Shahid Balwa-owned DB Realty to Kalaignar TV, in which she holds a minority stake. ANI

Mukherjee hopes food inflation will decrease
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said that we hope to see further moderation in food inflation in the coming weeks. ANI

Chidambaram urges insurgent groups to abjure violence
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram today urged insurgent outfits of northeast to abjure violence. ANI

Supreme Court pulls up ED in Hasan Ali case
The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up the Enforcement Directorate for chargesheeting Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan connection with the money laundering case without informing the high-level government Committee, which monitors sensitive cases. ANI

Exercise 'Vijayee Bhava' to transform Army into more agile force
To transform itself into a more lean, agile and enabled force in order to conduct the full range of operations seeing the volatile situation in the neighbourhood, more than 50,000 troops of Indian Army are participating in an exercise named 'Vijayee Bhava'. ANI

RECOLLECTIONS OF A COMMUNICATOR:Can scams be washed away by managing the media?(Article)
The Government of India has been facing rough weather for over six months with one scam following another, and different departments have been working overtime defending themselves. ANI

UP farmers stir: Mayawati accuses Congress of conspiracy
Slamming the opposition parties for playing dirty politics in the state over the land acquisition issue, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday blamed the Congress for vitiating the atmosphere in Grater Noida's Bhatta Parsaul village. ANI

Land acquisition stir: UP Police arrests Rajnath Singh
Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday took into its custody senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh, who began a hunger strike here in support of the agitating farmers. ANI

Rajnath Singh begins hunger strike against UP farmers stir
A day after the Bhatta Parsaul village in the Greater NOIDA area of Uttar Pradesh witnessed high drama involving Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh began a hunger strike today in support of agitating farmers. ANI

UP farmers stir: Rita Bahuguna Joshi arrested
Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi was arrested for the second time by state police after she tried to block the road leading to the Vidhan Sabha. ANI

All set for counting of votes for five state Assemblies tomorrow
The counting of votes in the Assembly polls in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry will be taken up tomorrow. ANI

Rahul Tsunami grips UP village Bhatta Parsaul
The late night arrest and subsequent release of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi at the epicenter of the farmers' unrest here, has transformed him into a new avtar --- a farmer leader. ANI

UP farmers stir: Rahul Gandhi arrested, released, Congress to protest
Congress on Thursday vowed to continue with its protests against Uttar Pradesh Government's land acquisition policy after party general secretary Rahul Gandhi was arrested and then released following his visit to the Bhatta Parasul village in the Greater NOIDA area of the state to support agitating farmers. ANI

Indyarocks Launches Daily Deals Site
Indyarocks media services which operates a leading Indian social network - today announced the launch of its daily deal site - . DealYantra will offer hyperlocal deals across various categories like food, lifestyle, clothing etc Business Wire India

Dion Global Solutions Ltd. (Dion) reports Strong Revenue Growth of 42% YoY; 85% increase QoQ and Operating Profit of INR 70.2 million in FY 2011
-- Total Income for Q4 FY 2011 at INR 532.99 million -- Operating Profit for Q4 at INR 152.82 million Consolidated financial review for the fourth quarter FY 2011 -- Dion’s total income saw a 42% growth YoY and an increase of 85% QoQ -- Operating profit of INR 70 Business Wire India

Canon India Recognizes Sales Team of its Channel Partners at “Gurukul”
Canon India Pvt. Limited, India’s No 1. Complete Digital Imaging Solutions Company completes five successful years of Gurukul program across India. Conceptualized under the Business Imaging Solution division, now OIS, Gurukul was launched with an aim to enhance skill-set of the sales employees under the authorized partners to drive business growth in the long run Business Wire India

World Class MBA Education at your Doorsteps: KIAMS (Pune)
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) was launched over a decade ago in Harihar (Karnataka) by the Kirloskars, understanding the urgent need to further managerial and organizational excellence. In 2010, the institute added a second campus near Pune (Maharashtra). KIAMS is a world class MBA education institute in India, and is one of the top ranking B-Schools Business Wire India

Katy Perry Makes a Big Bang with Akillis’ Bang Bang Earrings and Bracelet
Pop sensation Katy Perry recently created a huge impact at the VH1 Divas Salute the Troops series of concerts in California, by sporting the diamond encrusted, bullet-inspired “Bang Bang I shot you down” ring and pendant from avant garde French jeweller Akillis Business Wire India

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