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Bansal calls for greater cooperation in science and technology between India, Korea
Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Pawan Kumar Bansal, who is on an official visit to Korea, today called for greater cooperation in the field of science and technology between India and the Republic of Korea. ANI

All steps have been taken to probe 2G scam : Congress
Congress Party on Thursday clarified that all major steps have been initiated to probe the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

Campaigning ends for fifth phase of West Bengal polls
Campaigning for the fifth phase of assembly polls in West Bengal spread over 38 constituencies covering parts of West Midnapur, Bankura, Purulia and Burdwan Districts came to an end today. ANI

Pak troops violate ceasefire again, fire at Indian posts along LoC
In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, troops from Pakistani side fired rocket-propelled grenades and opened fire from Medium Machine Guns (MMGs) and small arms on Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch District on Thursday. ANI

Khandu's demise an irreparable loss to the country: Vilasrao Deshmukh
Union Rural Development Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh conveying his heartfelt condolences to the members of late Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu's bereaved family, on Thursday said that his demise is an irreparable loss to the country. ANI

Congress mourns death of Arunachal CM Khandu
Congress Party on Thursday expressed grief over the untimely demise of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu. ANI

Arunachal Govt. to give state funeral to Dorjee Khandu
A state funeral will be accorded to late Arunachal Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, who was killed in a chopper crash in Luguthang near Tawang District. ANI

No special favors for Kalmadi in Tihar: Delhi Police
The former chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Suresh Kalmadi, now imprisoned in Delhi's Tihar Jail, is not receiving any special treatment, police officials here said. ANI

Chinese driver bites cop's hand to avoid breath test
In a bid to avoid alcohol test, a Chinese driver bit the hand of a police officer. ANI

Congress workers protest over CPI-M allegations in Purulia case
Congress Party activists burnt the effigy of West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee here on Thursday to protest allegations by the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Government that the former government in West Bengal was involved in the 1995 Purulia arms drop case. ANI

Suspected Maoist arrested in Jharkhand
Police officials arrested a suspected Maoist on Thursday who got injured during an ambush in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district recently. ANI

Pak violating constitution, international law through jackboot Gilgit-Baltistan policy:JKNLF chief
Describing the situation in Gilgit-Baltistan as not ideal, the chief of the Jammu Kashmir National Liberation Front (JKNLF) has accused Pakistan of violating its Constitution and going against the tenets of international law. ANI

Maoists disrupt railway construction in Jharkhand
Villagers in the Maoist-stricken Jharkhand's Lohardaga District claim Maoists have stalled the construction of railway tracks and have threatened contractors and workers with dire consequences if they continue the work. ANI

2G case : Kanimozhi confident of coming out clean
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's daughter and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi, who is due tomorrow in a special court in connection with the 2G spectrum case, on Thursday expressed confidence saying that she will come out clean and face the court. ANI

SC disappointed over tardy probe in 2G case
Expressing dissatisfaction over the slow pace of probe by the Income Tax Department into the tax evasion cases linked to the 2G spectrum case, the Supreme Court today said it wanted 'results'. ANI

Elephants in trouble as potable water get scarce in Jharkhand
With the onset of summer and rising temperatures, the authorities at the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur city are facing difficulties in providing drinking water to elephants. ANI

Environmental activists distribute free saplings in Kolkata
Environment activists of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) here today distributed free saplings to spread awareness and encourage locals to know about global warming. ANI

All telecom policies will be sorted out by August: Sibal
Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday said all policies pertaining to the telecom sector would be 'sorted out' and settled by August after due discussions. ANI

The Green Commando of Bastar
Bastar in south Chhattisgarh is increasingly being associated with bloody violence and strife, a political conflict that throws up disturbing questions about policy priorities that this tribal region has received in the decades following India's Independence. ANI

PM to preside over inaugural function of commemorations of Tagore's anniversary
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will on Saturday preside over the inaugural function of the commemorations of the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. ANI

CBI arrests corrupt Punjab BJP legislator
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested Punjab's Chief Parliamentary Secretary (CPS) and sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Raj Khurana on charges of corruption and disproportionate assets. ANI

Vice President, PM condole demise of Arunachal CM Khandu
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh have condoled the tragic death of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu. ANI

Union Cabinet condoles death of Arunachal CM Khandu
The Union Cabinet today condoled the untimely and tragic death of Arunachal Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, who was killed in a chopper crash in Luguthang near Tawang District. ANI

Sushma Swaraj condoles demise of Arunachal CM Khandu
Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, on Thursday condoled the sad demise of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, who was killed in a chopper crash in Luguthang near Tawang District ANI

President Patil condoles demise of Arunachal CM Khandu
President Pratibha Devising Patil on Thursday condoled the sad demise of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, who was killed in a chopper crash in Luguthang near Tawang District. ANI

Khandu's death: Arunachal announces seven-day state mourning
Arunachal Government has announced a seven-day state mourning beginning today as a mark of respect to Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu who was killed in a chopper crash in Tawang. ANI

JDS to hold anti-corruption rally from May 6
Janata Dal Secular (JD-S) leader HD Kumaraswamy has announced plans to launch a state-wide anti-corruption rallies against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state Government. ANI

Two more fake pilots arrested in Delhi
Delhi Police on Thursday arrested two more pilots in connection with the fake flying license scam. ANI

Geelani will not accept any imposed Kashmir solution
Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani has said that Kashmiris would not accept any imposed solution. ANI

Second round of talks between Govt. and striking pilots today
With the pilots' strike entering its ninth-day, the second round of talks between Air India and pilots to end the deadlock will take place today. ANI

Bodies of Arunachal CM Khandu, 4 others taken to Tawang
The Army on Thursday brought the bodies of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four others from Keyla, where the helicopter with five on board crashed. ANI

India's Largest Online B2B Marketplace Goes Google, India's largest online B2B marketplace, announced today that more than 4,000 of its employees, located across 75 offices within the country, have recently started using Google Apps for Business as their primary messaging and collaboration suite Business Wire India

Citrix Startup Accelerator Global Challenge 2011 Gives Indian Entrepreneurs a Chance at Seed Funding
Citrix Systems today announced the Global Challenge 2011, an opportunity for Indian entrepreneurs to compete for up to $400K (upto ~Rs. 1.75 crores) from the announced its first investment in February. Related Links -- More details about the Citrix Startup Accelerator Global Challenge 2011 -- Blog: A Global Privilege by John McIntyre, Sr Business Wire India

Oracle Announces JavaOne and Oracle Develop 2011 in India
News Facts -- Oracle today announced details about the JavaOne and Oracle Develop 2011 conferences to be held on May 10-11, 2011, at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre in Hyderabad Business Wire India

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