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Karachi Attack: Concerned India says stable Pak a must to neutralize terror threat
India has expressed concern over Monday's "sophisticated" terror strike on the Pakistan naval-cum-air force base PNS Mehran in which at least 10 security personnel were killed, and another 15 injured. ANI

Basic principles of Lokpal Bill not negotiable, says Prashant Bhushan
Lokpal Bill joint drafting committee member Prashant Bhushan on Monday said that the basic principles of the Bill were not negotiable. ANI

Lokpal Bill panellists agree on most issues, says Kapil Sibal
Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal, a member of the Lokpal Bill joint drafting committee, said that the panel - consisting of representatives of the Central government and the civil society - was in agreement over most issues, after its fourth meeting in New Delhi on Monday. ANI

Karunanidhi meets jailed daughter Kanimozhi in New Delhi
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi on Monday met his daughter Kanimozhi, who has been jailed for her alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, at the Tihar Jail in New Delhi. ANI

BJP accuses UPA government of Rs.85,000 crore 'coal scam'
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday accused the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of corruption in the distribution of coal. ANI

J-K to receive 'undivided priority' for development of infrastructure: Antony
Jammu and Kashmir will continue to receive the 'utmost and undivided priority' for the development of infrastructure, Union Defence Minister A.K. Antony said on Monday. ANI

Pawar calls for closer partnership between industry and agricultural research
Union Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Minister Sharad Pawar today drew the attention of corporates to significant opportunities available in the agriculture sector, especially in research. ANI

Rajnikanth's fans firewalk for his speedy recovery in Madurai
Ardent fans of Tamil superstar Rajnikanth firewalked on Monday and prayed for his speedy recovery in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. ANI

Aligarh's lock industry in slump due to manpower shortage
The lock manufacturing industry in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, is facing a slump as it is facing manpower shortage due to the migration of skilled labourers to other states. ANI

Fishery Survey of India to tag tunas reaching Andhra Pradesh coast
The Fishery Survey of India (FSI) will commence a programme to tag varieties of tuna fish that reach off the coast of Andhra Pradesh. ANI

Yeddyurappa lauds Centre's rejection of Karnataka Governor's recommendation
Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Monday said that the formal rejection of state Governor H.R. Bhardwaj's recommendation to dismiss the state government is a great victory for democracy. ANI

Karnataka Governor will not be recalled: Chidambaram
Rejecting the demand for the recall of Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj with whom the ruling BJP is having a running feud, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said the governor was just performing his duty. ANI

2G scam: Court rejects bail pleas of corporate executives
The Delhi High Court on Monday rejected the bail pleas of five corporate executives, including the promoter of Etisalat DB, Sanjay Chandra, in connection with the 2G spectrum fraud case. ANI

Ao tribe celebrates Moatsu festival
The Ao community in Nagaland recently celebrated Moatsu or the seed sowing festival to invoke god's blessings for a good harvest. ANI

Jorhat eye hospital provides low cost treatment to underprivileged patients
The Jorhat Lions Eye Hospital, the second biggest eye hospital in Assam under the banner of Lions Club, provides low cost eye treatment to underprivileged patients in the region. ANI

Agartala promotes puppetry through festival
To promote and encourage the use of puppets, a daylong edition of the Putul Yatra or the Putla was recently held here. ANI

Business men continue to be victims of militancy in Nagaland
Militant outfits operating in Nagaland have continuously been targeting the business community in the region. ANI

Banking systems to be overhauled to boost border trade at Moreh
In an endeavor to boost border trade between India and Myanmar, a high level team of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently visited Moreh to evaluate the banking systems in the region ANI

Haulianlal Guite, Manipur's rising star
Manipur, which has over the years produced many talented persons, has added another feather to its cap through Haulianlal Guite, who cleared the 2010 Union Public Service Commission examination. ANI

UPA committed to counter terrorism, says Sonia Gandhi
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday said that the UPA Government is firm in its commitment to deal firmly with terrorism. ANI

Sonia Gandhi lays foundation stone of Basholi cable bridge in Jammu and Kashmir
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday laid the foundation stone of Jammu and Kashmir's first cable-stayed bridge at Basholi on the river Ravi, which will be constructed by Border Roads Organisation (BRO). ANI

New West Bengal lawmakers to take oath
The newly elected members to the West Bengal assembly will take oath here on Monday. Pro-tem Speaker, Gyan Singh Sohan Pal will administer the oath to the newly elected members at state assembly. ANI

Kerala Cabinet to be expanded today
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will expand his Cabinet with the induction of 13 ministers here today. ANI

2G scam: Cineyug Director Morani bail plea rejected
A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Monday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Cineyug Films Director Karim Morani, named as co-conspirator in the 2G scam, and asked him to appear before the court on Tuesday. ANI

Kashmiris happy to get cable-stayed bridge in Basholi
Jammu and Kashmir is all set to get its first cable-stayed bridge over river Ravi to link the state with Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. ANI

Manmohan Singh leaves for Ethiopia
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday left on a six-day visit to Ethiopia and Tanzania during which he will discuss ways to effectively combat the twin threats of terrorism and piracy. ANI

Tamil Nadu minister Mariam Pitchai dies in accident
Tamil Nadu Minister for Environment and Pollution Control and Minorities Welfare N Mariam Pitchai died in a road accident near Perambalur this morning. ANI

Karunanidhi to meet jailed daughter Kanimozhi today
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi will meet his daughter Kanimozhi, who has been jailed for her alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. ANI

2G scam: Bail plea of corporate honchos to be heard today
The Delhi High Court will today hear the bail pleas of five corporate honchos, including the promoter of Etisalat DB, Sanjay Chandra, in connection with the 2G spectrum fraud case. ANI

Dhanuka Agritech Ltd Q4 FY10-11 Net Profit Up 26% at Rs. 1366 Lakhs
Dhanuka Agritech Ltd, Bombay Stock Exchange listed (BSE:507717), India’s leading crop protection solutions provider, closed the financial year ended on March 31, 2011 on a strong note registering an exponential growth of 41% increase in its consolidated net profit at Rs. 51.11 crore as against Rs.36 Business Wire India

Uflex Bags The Marketing Award by the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators
Uflex Ltd, India's largest flexible packaging company has been bestowed with the Marketing Award in the Food Packaging Category by the Association of Industrial Metallizers and Laminators (AIMCAL). Uflex has bagged the award for a PET/mPET/polyethylene stand-up pouch for chocolates from Cadbury India Ltd. Uflex Ltd Business Wire India

TCCS and QAI Launch Supervisor Level Programs for the First Time in Public Mode
TCCS (The Call Centre School), the Tennessee based premier organization dedicated to the professional development of individuals in the call center industry had partnered with QAI, a global workforce development and consulting organization earlier in the year Business Wire India

Scytl conducts the first Internet elections in India
Scytl, a premier provider of secure remote voting technology worldwide, has announced that it has successfully conducted the first Internet elections in the Indian State of Gujarat. This is a major step in India’s electoral history as citizens were able to vote through the Internet for the first time ever. Business Wire India

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