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  • Tamil Superstar Rajnikanth has been admitted in the ICU at the Ramachandra Medical Centre late in the night yesterday. Rajni Kanth has been suffering with respiratory problems since some time. Doctors have said that Rajni Kanth is responding well to the treatement and there is no need to panic.

Most-wanted list goof up: BJP demands Chidambaram's resignation
With the name of Feroz Abdul Khan, another person on the list of 50 most-wanted fugitives handed over to Pakistan found in India, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) asserting that these serious mistakes damage the reputation of the country on Thursday demanded that Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram must take moral responsibility for the error and step down from his post. ANI

Cabinet approves Rs.1, 354 crore project for northeast roads
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved the Asian Development Bank assisted North-Eastern States Road Investment programme under which a total of 433 kilometers of roads in six North Eastern States will be constructed at a cost of over 1,353 crore rupees. ANI

Purulia case: CBI has embarrassed the nation, says BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has embarrassed the nation by carrying an expired warrant to Denmark to extradite Kim Davy, the prime accused in the 1995 Purulia arms drop case. ANI

UP Govt. rubbishes Rahul Gandhi's claims, says all allegations are baseless
Utttar Pradesh Government on Thursday rubbished the claims of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi with regard to the atrocities on protesting villagers in Bhatta Parsaul village of Greater Noida. ANI

Rahul Gandhi must not make mistakes like his father, says Gandhi family loyalist
Gandhi family loyalist Rajinder Kumar Dhawan on Thursday said Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi should not make mistakes like his father, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who was 'betrayed by friends and family members'. ANI

Farmers stir: Sonia Gandhi pulls up Mayawati Govt.
Accusing the Mayawati Government of using state machinery to acquire land for projects, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said she was 'ashamed' to see the 'brutalities' perpetrated on farmers in Bhatta Parsaul village of Greater Noida. ANI

The 'Natak' in Karnatak (Article)
The recommendation of Governor Hans Raj Bhardwaj to dismiss the BJP Government in Karnataka following the Supreme Court decision to quash the Speaker's directive, which disqualified 16 MLAs last year, is the latest episode in the 'Natak' in Karnataka. ANI

Mining harms environment, jeopardizes development
The world seems to have grudgingly arrived at the conclusion that no human development is possible sans protection of the environment, our common heritage fundamental to any planning process or development paradigm anywhere. ANI

Dabangg gets National Award for wholesome entertainment
Salman Khan-starrer Dabangg got the 58th National Award for wholesome entertainment, which was announced here today. ANI

Special scheme for Jammu and Kashmir on 'Skill, Empowerment and Employment'
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of Ministry of Rural Development to implement, as a special case the Skill, Empowerment and Employment special scheme as a 100 percent Central assisted scheme in the next five years to cover one lakh youth from both rural and urban areas in Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Below Poverty Line census to be conducted
The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave approval for conducting the Below Poverty Line (BPL) census in rural and urban areas. ANI

Two Naxals, policeman killed in Gadchiroli encounter
Two Naxalites and a policeman were killed in a fierce encounter between police and group of Naxals in Navargunda forest in Bhamaragarh Tahsil of Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district today. ANI

Cabinet approves Rs 200 cr grant to provide drinking water facilities
The Union Cabinet today approved an additional grant of 200 crore rupees to provide drinking water facilities to the Bundelkhand region in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

President Patil calls for awareness on global environment change
Emphasizing that with urbanization emerging as one of the most significant drivers of global environment change, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today said that those living in concrete dominated city environments cannot afford to remain apathetic or indifferent to the mounting degradation of our natural eco-systems. ANI

Karnataka crisis: Yeddyurappa sets deadline for Governor Bhardwaj
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has given state Governor HR Bhardwaj an ultimatum to call for an Assembly session. ANI

Burning of wheat stubble continues in Punjab despite state government ban
Despite the Punjab Government banning the burning of wheat stubble, the process continues in the state, and this is causing large scale pollution and asthmatic problems. ANI

Bihar BJP minister Ramadhar Singh resigns
Bihar Cooperative Minister and BJP leader Ramadhar Singh has resigned from the NDA government in the state, following controversy over a speech made by him in 1992. ANI

Maoists, police exchange fire in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra
Maharashtra police is exchanging fire in an ongoing encounter with a group of Maoists in Gadchiroli District on Thursday.round 250 Naxals are involved in the encounter in the forests near Halewara in Bhamragarh. ANI

Mamata's swearing-in ceremony in open at Raj Bhavan
All preparation have been made for perhaps the most crowded oath-taking ceremony, with over 3,000 people have been invited to attend the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee's swearing in ceremony as West Bengal Chief Minister on Friday. ANI

Four Maoists arrested in Jharkhand
Four Maoists were arrested in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district in connection with the Dhardhadia ambush that killed 11 security personnel on May 3. ANI

Rajinikanth undergoes dialysis in Chennai, shifted to ICU
Actor Rajinikanth, undergoing treatment at the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC) here, was shifted to the intensive care unit to improve his breathing pattern, according to hospital sources. ANI

Sonia Gandhi to skip Mamata's swearing in
Congress President Sonia Gandhi is likely to skip the swearing-in ceremony of Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee as West Bengal Chief Minister on Friday. ANI

Kerala CM Chandy decides to bring down petrol prices
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has decided to bring down petrol prices by one rupee twenty two paise in the state by forgoing the tax component due to the state from the recent hike. ANI

US keen to explore solar energy options in Punjab
The United States has expressed interest in exploring promotion of solar energy options in Punjab. ANI to Mark its Presence at The Hotel Show in Dubai
-- The Hotel Show is one of the most prestigious trade events in the hospitality sector -- New designs and product lines to be showcased at the trade show -- to represent Indian SMEs at the event The small scale enterprises catering to the hospitality industry will be given another boost as the world's renowned trade event, The Hotel Show, is about to kick off in Dubai Business Wire India

Vikram Sud Appointed as Head of Operations & Technology, Citibank Asia Pacific
Citi today announced the appointment of Vikram Sud as Head of Operations and Technology (O&T) for Asia Pacific Business Wire India

Wipro Cited as a Leader in implementation by Independent Research Firm
Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), today announced that the company has been cited as a Leader in “The Forrester Wave™: (SFDC) Implementation, Q2 2011” (May 2011) due to its practice maturity, depth and breadth of resources and suitability for large, complex engagements. Forrester Research, Inc Business Wire India

Leading Online Travel Company chooses Ameyo to Power their Customer Support Center
Ameyo - the award-winning contact center software from Drishti-Soft becomes the technology behind a highly effective customer service center of Metglobal. The latter being a leading hospitality and online travel company caters to a global clientele with specific attention on developing long-lasting customer relationships Business Wire India

Market Xcel Announces ‘Team Xccellerate’ Program to Create Talent Pool
Market Xcel, one of India’s leading market research firms today announced its unique training programme called, ‘Team Xccellerate’. This unique training program has been specially created to attract talent pool into the market research industry across diverse disciplines and age-groups Business Wire India

‘’ Teams up with Industry Leaders to Deliver Best in Class B2B Sales & Marketing Solutions
Buoyed by the excellent response from the market and patronage of the biggest names across Industries, ‘’ looks forward to further expand their user base through innovative online tools. ’DataGuru Business Wire India

IndusGuard, Indusface’s Flagship Security as a Service Product Crosses the 100+ Customers Mark
Indusface, a leading end-to-end information security organization announced today that its flagship product IndusGuard has achieved a major milestone of over 100+ customers globally Business Wire India

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