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Home Ministry issues advisory on crime against SC/ST
The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an advisory to the Chief Secretaries, Home Secretaries, Principal Secretaries of all State Governments and UT Administrations for curbing crime against Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes. ANI

Fifth phase of Bihar panchayat polls to take place tomorrow
The fifth phase of the multi-phased panchayat elections in Bihar will take place tomorrow at 842 panchayats in 51 blocks of the state. ANI

German envoy delighted at news of Osama's death
German Ambassador to India Thomas Matussek on Monday expressed gratification over killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by the US forces in Pakistan. ANI

Fourth phase of Assembly polls in West Bengal tomorrow
Over 1.26 crore electorates will decide the fate of 366 candidates in the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls to be held tomorrow. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee to attend ADB's annual meet in Hanoi
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will leave for Vietnamese capital Hanoi tomorrow to attend Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s 44th Board of Governors' annual meet. ANI

Osama's killing would help the world combat militancy: Salman Khurshid
Describing Osama bin Laden's killing as a historic step, Union Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday said the elimination of the Al-Qaeda leader would help governments across the world combat militancy. ANI

Antony asks troops to be ready to tackle any misadventure
Defence Minister A. K. Antony, who reviewed the operational preparedness of the Army along the desert borders today, asked them to be prepared to tackle any 'misadventure by our adversary'. ANI

PM describes Osama's killing as a significant step forward
Terming Osama bin Laden's killing as a significant step forward, the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday asked the international community and Pakistan in particular to work comprehensively to end the activities of all such terror groups. ANI

One dead in Kanpur poisonous gas leak
A worker was killed after he inhaled some poisonous gas, while working in an illegal plastic recycling unit here on Monday. ANI

Osama's death in line with U.S. policy: Pak envoy
Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik on Monday said the operation against Osama bin Laden was in accordance with a U.S. policy that the Al-Qaeda leader would be 'eliminated in direct action', if found. ANI

Broad contours of Lokpal Bill to be finalised by next month: Sibal
Asserting that broad contours of the Lokpal Bill will be finalised by June 30, Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday described the second meeting to be conducive, saying the bill will be introduced in the Monsoon Session of Parliament. ANI

France salutes US tenacity in targetting Osama bin Laden
France has saluted the tenacity of the United States in targetting Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. ANI

Jairam Ramesh grants final approval to Orissa's Posco project
Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh today granted final approval to Orissa for diversion of 1,253 hectares of forest land for Posco's steel project. ANI

Pilots' strike will not see another day, rules Delhi High Court
The Delhi High Court has asked striking Air India pilots to take a decision on resuming their work, warning 'this strike will not see another day'. ANI

One killed, 10 injured in Udhampur car blast
At least one person was killed and ten others injured seriously, in a powerful blast on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway near Udhampur on Monday. ANI

BJP terms Osama's killing satisfactory
Asserting that strong action is needed to eliminate terrorism, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday termed the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden as a matter of satisfaction. ANI

J-K Govt. abolishes toll tax on Srinagar Highway to boost tourism
In an endeavor to attract more tourists, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has abolished toll tax on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway, which has been opened for vehicular traffic today. ANI

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on plea to ban endosulfan
The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Central Government on a petition seeking a countrywide ban on endosulfan pesticide. ANI

Students get mountain-biking training in Nainital
With the aim of attracting youth towards adventure sports and to make them aware of its scope, the adventure-tourism wing of the tourism authority of Uttarakhand organising a five-day-long mountain-biking camp for school children at Nainital. ANI

Sunil Lanba takes over as chief of staff of eastern naval command
Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took over as the Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command from Rear Admiral Karambir Singh today. ANI

Osama killing: Security strengthened around US Embassy in Delhi
Security was strengthened around the US Embassy and nearby areas in the diplomatic enclave of Chanakya Puri on Monday following the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. ANI

CP shootout case: Supreme Court upholds lifer sentence for 10 policemen
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the conviction and life sentence of ten Delhi Police officials including an Assistant Police Commissioner for killing of two Haryana-based businessmen in a fake encounter due to mistaken identity at Connaught Place here in 1997. ANI

Osama's killing a victorious milestone against terrorism: Krishna
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Monday said the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is a historic development and victorious milestone in the global war against the forces of terrorism ANI

Contemporary poets, storywriters to exhibit their oratory skills at Sahitya Akademi
Contemporary Indian poets and short story writers are coming together on May 3 to exhibit their literary and oratory skills at the Sahitya Akademi here. ANI

Pilots' strike: Delhi High Court to hear contempt case
With the Air India pilots' strike entering its sixth day on Monday, the Delhi High Court will hear a contempt case against three pilots, including Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) President A S Bhinder and General Secretary Rishabh Kapoor. ANI

Search continues for missing Arunachal CM along Indo-Bhutan border
Braving inclement weather, security forces early Monday morning resumed a massive search operation along the Indo-Bhutan border in search of a missing helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four other people. ANI

Osama's killing in Pakistan shows it is sanctuary for terrorists: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday expressed grave concern that the firefight in which Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed took place in Abbotabad, "deep inside Pakistan", and said it underlined the fact that terrorists belonging to different organisations have found sanctuary in that country. ANI

Srinagar-Leh highway to open today
The 434-km long Srinagar-Leh National highway will be thrown open to vehicular traffic today after five months closure owing to heavy snowfall. ANI

HOV Services Limited Completes Previously announced Merger
HOV Services Limited announced today that it has completed previously announced merger of its indirect subsidiary HOV Services LLC (“HOV Services”) with SOURCECORP, Inc. (“SOURCECORP”), a portfolio company of Apollo Management V, L.P. The new name of the combined company will be SourceHOV Inc., reflecting the union of our two companies and our expanded capabilities. Morgan Stanley & Co Business Wire India

CFTI Circulates Memoranda for Tobacco Free India to Prominent Citizens of India
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Goa Takes Top Spot in the Indian State Competitiveness Report 2011
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Brand-comm begins brandware IV Edition on June 3rd
Integrated brand-comm, a leading communications consultancy firm, will start Brandware IV Edition, a comprehensive eight weekend brand management course from June 3rd , 2011 Business Wire India

Shivsu Canada Bags over Rs. 50-Crore Order for New Range of Bottling Machinery
Shivsu Canada Pure Fillers Pvt. Ltd (SCPF) that launched Glass bottle washers, fillers and cappers in a joint venture with Rita Bottling has bagged order to the tune of over Rs. 50 Crores for these glass bottle equipments of cutting-edge technology. Mr Business Wire India

Actis, Pioneers in Designing and Building Communication and Collaboration Solutions, Commemorates 40 years in Business
Actis, pioneers in designing and building communication and collaboration solutions, is commemorating 40 years in business. Established in 1971, Actis has pioneered technologies like Telepresence, Video Conferencing, Edge Blending, Interactive Training Centres and Smart Home technologies in India Business Wire India

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