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Loss of Arunachal's 'Laughing Buddha' irreparable: Takam Sanjoy
The untimely demise of popular Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Dorjee Khandu, who was also known as 'Laughing Buddha' for bringing smiles on the faces of people of the state is irreparable, which cannot be fulfilled in near future, said Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy. ANI

81 percent turnout in sixth phase of J-K panchayat polls
Around eighty one percent voters exercised their franchise during the sixth phase of the multi-phased panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. ANI

Osama's killing to have no bearing on Indo-Pak dialogue
The killing of Osama bin Laden deep inside Pakistan might have pushed the country to the wall and exposed the nexus between Pakistan army and Al-Qaeda, but this development is unlikely to affect the ongoing engagement between India and Pakistan, government sources said. ANI

Ramdev to fast unto death in New Delhi against corruption
Demanding that the black money deposited in foreign banks be brought back, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday vowed to fast unto death in New Delhi on June 4 as part of the 'Bhrastachar Mitao Satyagrah', a drive to remove corruption. ANI

Deshmukh assures support to South Korean model village project
Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Vilasrao Deshmukh assuring support to the model village project by South Korea in India, on Wednesday said it will further strengthen co-operation between the two nations. ANI

BJP describes Pak to be 'epicentre of global terrorism'
Terming Pakistan to be the 'epicentre of global terrorism', the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday urged the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre to review its decision to restore peace talks after Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed in that country. ANI

Arunachal saddened over untimely demise of Chief Minister Khandu
A pale of gloom descended on Arunachal Pradesh with the break of the news of recovery of the bodies of Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four others and the ill-fated Pawan Hans helicopter at Keyla, near Luguthang in Tawang district this morning. ANI

Indian Muslim intelligentsia welcomes Osama's elimination
A cross-section of Muslim intelligentsia in India has welcomed the elimination of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden through a covert operation mounted by the US Navy Seals last weekend. ANI

2G scam: CBI files reply on Subramanian Swamy's plea
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed its reply on Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy's plea seeking his appointment as public prosecutor in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. ANI

Greenpeace India to send over 21000 faxes opposing Jaitapur to PM, Chavan
Bangalore/New Delhi May 4, 2011: Demanding an immediate halt to the Jaitapur project till a comprehensive review of the nuclear policy is conducted; Greenpeace today began faxing people's petitions to the Prime Minister's Office and also to the office of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. ANI

India capable of doing U.S. like operations: Army chief
The Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, commenting on the killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden by an elite U.S. task force, on Wednesday said India is capable of conducting similar covert operations to bust extremist hubs across the border. ANI

Demand for earthen pots soars in Bihar
As the mercury rises, people have begun to explore many ways to beat the heat. Consequently the sale of earthen pots, which are popularly known as poor man's fridge over the years, are increasing day by day. ANI

In Jharkhand, the forest is like a mother to Adivasis
For Adivasis, the forest is their provider, taking care of food, medicine, firewood and herbs. Forest produce like lac and mahua are sold in the market for cash. Small wonder then, that for the Adivasi, the forest is like a mother's bosom. ANI

SC split verdict on Madani's bail plea in Bangalore blast case
A Supreme Court bench today referred the bail plea of People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Nasser Madani, an accused in the 2008 Bangalore blast, to Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia following differences between two judges on a grant of bail to him. ANI

SC reserves order on setting up SIT to track black money
The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a plea to set up a special investigation team (SIT) to track the black money stashed away by some Indians in Swiss banks ANI

Antony to visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar
In an endeavor to boost bilateral defence cooperation between India and its important partners in the Gulf, Defence Minister AK Antony will embark on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, beginning Saturday. ANI

CWG scam: Kalmadi sent to judicial custody for 14 days
A Delhi court on Wednesday sent sacked Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organizing Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi to judicial custody for 14 days. ANI

US envoy asks Pak to act tough on 26/11 plotters
US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer on Wednesday urged Pakistan to act tough on the plotters of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, stressing that the nation needed to do more in the global fight against militancy. ANI

Passengers continue to suffer on Day 8 of AI strike
The passengers across India continued to suffer as the pilots strike of Air India entered eighth day on Wednesday. ANI

West Bengal farmers to bank on fish farming
Fish farming emerged as an important source of livelihood for farmers in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district as they turned towards the activity after taking up huge losses in the fields. ANI

Indonesian delegation in Amritsar to strengthen cultural ties
A high-level Indonesian delegation visited Amritsar's Golden Temple on Wednesday. ANI

Krishna condoles demise of Arunachal CM Khandu
External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna on Wednesday condoled the sad demise of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, who has been killed in a chopper crash in Lobothong near Tawang District. ANI

Economic cuts to slow down China's high-speed rail network
China may cut its investment in railway infrastructure this year by more than 31 billion dollars (200 billion yuan) following an earlier decision to slow down the operating speed of its high-speed trains. ANI

Three bodies seen at crash site in Lobothang: Chidamabaram
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said rescue teams have located three bodies in Lobothang near Tawang District, but it could not be confirmed whether the crashed aircraft is the one in which Arunachal Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu was traveling. ANI

China opposes actions against Libya beyond UNSC authorization
China has expressed its opposition to actions against Libya that go beyond the United Nations Security Council authorization. ANI

Wreckage of helicopter carrying Arunachal CM found
The wreckage of the helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four others, that went missing on Saturday, has been located in Lobothang near Tawang district. ANI

Pilots strike enters eighth day, 221 flights cancelled
With the Air India pilots' strike entering its eighth-day on Wednesday, as many as 221 domestic flights have been cancelled. ANI

26 injured as trains collide in Orissa's Bolangir district
At least twenty six passengers were injured when a goods train derailed after being hit by the Koraput-Rourkela Express in Orissa's Bolangir District on Wednesday. ANI

No trace yet of Arunachal CM, search enters fifth day
Six Indian Air Force helicopters began an aerial survey along inhospitable altitudes of Sela Pass on Wednesday to trace the missing chopper carrying Arunachal Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four others on board. ANI

CWG scam: Kalmadi to be produced in special CBI court today
Sacked Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organizing Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi will be produced in a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court at Patiala House today. ANI

Young Indian poets, storywriters mesmerize audience with their skills
Young Indian poets and short story writers mesmerized audience here with their literary and oratory skills at the Sahitya Akademi here. ANI

AbsolutData Research & Analytics listed as one of the top ten companies in “Marketing Services” Outsourcing by the IAOP (2010)
AbsolutData Research & Analytics, a leading global Marketing Research and Advance Analytics firm has been listed as one of the Top 10 Companies in “Marketing Services” Outsourcing by International Association of Outsourcing Professionals Business Wire India Launches JobMentor, a Unique Employability test for Freshers Across the Country
Over the decades, students have been told ‘Good marks are the key to getting a good job!’ However, when after college they look for their first job, the process is not easy. They may get shortlisted for several positions, go through several recruitment processes, but jobs remain difficult to get Business Wire India

Ameyo Helps Establish an Effective Customer Service Center for DoT, Abu Dhabi
In order to provide better services to the public, and in line with Abu Dhabi Department of Transport's (DoT) overall strategic plan, a well-structured Customer Contact Center was setup with the aim to meet all customer needs and respond to their constructive feedback in an ongoing manner Business Wire India

Earth Infrastructures and Amity to Work for Green Development
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Innovative Modular Sports Flooring from SnapSports (USA) now in India
Now anyone can build a tennis or basketball court in a matter of hours and expect a lifespan of over 20 years! Thanks to SnapSports® (USA) - the global leader in modular sports flooring - every home, school, club and any sports facility can benefit from this patented system Business Wire India

BMW India Announces the Opening of Munich Motors in Raipur
BMW India announced the launch of Munich Motors, its new dealership facility in Raipur. Munich Motors brings to Raipur, the BMW standards of sales and service and the same international experience as any BMW dealership worldwide. Dr. Andreas Schaaf, President, BMW India Business Wire India

ThoughtWorks Launches Consulting Services in India
Global IT consultancy ThoughtWorks, Inc. today announced the launch of its Consulting Services Offering in India. Founded in 1993, ThoughtWorks has consistently improved competitive advantage, innovation and growth for market-leading companies by helping them adopt collaborative and adaptive methods in software development projects globally Business Wire India

The Pharmatech Congress India - The Future of Technology in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Exito Group announces the Pharma Tech Congress on the 5th – 6th May, 2011 at the Hilton Hotel Mumbai. IT Leaders from India’s top pharmaceutical, biotechnology and lifesciences company will attend the congress to discuss key concerning technological challenges and IT developments in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology Industry Business Wire India

Shivsu Canadian Clear International Ltd. Launches Shivsu Infrastructure and Housing Division
The Chennai based Shivsu Canadian Clear International Ltd. has launched Shivsu Infrastructure and Housing Division. The objective of this division is to tap the enormously growing housing market in medium and premium segments as well as enter into large scale infrastructure projects related to its existing business of Desalination and Effluent treatment plants. According to Mr Business Wire India

Ramco Systems conferred the ‘Watts S Humphrey Award’
Ramco Systems (BSE - 532370, NSE – RAMCOSYS, MSE – RSST); a leading software company focused on consulting, product and managed services, has secured the esteemed Watts S Humphrey award for Software Quality and Process Improvement at the SPI Conference 2011, organised by Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN), Chennai Business Wire India

Ezeego1 Launches South Australia Campaign, the online travel market place launches its South Australia campaign with an online contest. Entrants stand to gain a Holiday to South Australia for 2 (1st prize); lap top bags (2nd Prize) or a Coffee Mug (3rd Prize). All that the customer needs to do is answer a set of 3 questions on , fill in their details and submit Business Wire India

Ezeego1 Unveils New Zealand with Loads of Offers, Packages and Contests, the online travel market place unveils New Zealand as a fun filled family holiday destination. According to Neelu Singh, COO,, "Renowned for its natural beauty and adventurous activities, New Zealand has a lot of attractions for families. Our New Zealand campaign is on two levels Business Wire India

MediaMedic Communications Forms a Strategic Alliance with Baker Dillon Group
MediaMedic Communications Pvt. Ltd. based in Mumbai, India, has formed a strategic marketing alliance with Baker Dillon Group, the award-winning nutraceutical brand marketing firm based in California, USA; and one of the natural products industry’s premier promotion firms Business Wire India

Murli Ramkrishnan Bags WAT Awards 2011—Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Murli Ramkrishnan wins the Young Entrepreneur of the Year at WAT Awards 2011, held in Mumbai. The felicitation event was held in Mumbai on 22nd April, 2011 at Kohinoor Continental, Andheri (E). WAT Awards 2011 was an initiative taken by WATBlog to recognize and felicitate agencies and professionals for their ground breaking work in the Indian digital space Business Wire India

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