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Centre has not withdrawn 2003 notification for SGPC elections: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said that the Central government has not withdrawn a 2003 notification preventing Sehajdhari or non-baptised Sikhs from participating in the elections to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). ANI

ULFA's next step to peace: Suspension of Operations
Leaders of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) central committee arrived in the national capital today to sign the Suspension of Operations agreement with the Central government. ANI

Veitnam says more Indian warships are welcome to its ports
Vietnam has said that defence cooperation with India has been going since 1980s and Indian warships are most welcome to its ports. ANI

Jaswant Singh ready for probe in 2G scam case
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jaswant Singh on Friday said that he was ready to cooperate in the ongoing Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the telecom allocations undertaken during his term as the Finance Minister. ANI

Anti-graft campaign has just started and must continue, says Anna Hazare
Stating that the recent anti-graft campaign against the government by civil society activists was just the beginning of a long and hard struggle, veteran activist Anna Hazare on Friday told about 7,000 supporters in his hometown of Ralegan Siddhi that his victorious fast of 12-days in Delhi was a victory of the people. ANI

National Manufacturing Policy within September: Anand Sharma
Union Commerce, Industry and Textiles Minister Anand Sharma has expressed confidence that the National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) will be available by the end of September. ANI

Centre taking steps to curb circulation of fake currency: Namo Narain Meena
The Central government has taken steps to curb circulation of fake currency notes in the country, Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena today said. ANI

Govt advised to go ahead with Justice Sen's Lok Sabha impeachment p3 roceedings
Controversial Calcutta High Court Judge Soumitra Sen's resignation letter sent to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Thursday has not been found in order, and the government has reportedly been advised to allow impeachment proceedings in the Lok Sabha to go ahead as scheduled on September 5. ANI

Centre should make its stand clear on Gujarat Lokayukta appointment: Yechury
Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Friday said the Central Government should make its stand clear on the appointment of Lokayukta in Gujarat. ANI

BJP asks President Patil to intervene in Gujarat Lokayukta issue
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday requested President Pratibha Devisingh Patil to intervene in the issue of Governor Dr. Kamla Beniwal appointing a Lokayukta without consulting the Gujarat Government. ANI

India, Bangladesh should explore new areas of cooperation to boost ties: IDSA report
Stating that the significance of strong India-Bangladesh ties goes beyond the bilateral context, a four-member Institute of Studies and Analyses (IDSA).task force has made 20 recommendations, which they think can improve relations between the two South Asian neighbours further. ANI

Kejriwal rejects IT dues notice, says he is being politically targeted
Right To Information (RTI) and civil society activist Arvind Kejriwal on Friday questioned the notice sent to him by the Income Tax Department for payment of Rs.9 lakhs in outstanding dues from his years in government service, saying that this was a clear case of political vendetta against people involved with the Jan Lokpal campaign. ANI

BJP terms IT notice to Kejriwal amusing
With the Income Tax (IT) Department slapping dues of Rs. nine lakh on anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare's key aide Arvind Kejriwal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today termed the situation to be amusing, and said all those raising voices against the government end up planning with notices. ANI

SGPC elections: 2003 notification not withdrawn, says Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidamabaram on Friday said the government has not withdrawn a 2003 notification preventing Sehajdhari or non-baptised Sikhs from participating in elections to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). ANI

BJP backs Tarun Vijay in Shehla Masood murder case
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday came out in full defence of its lawmaker Tarun Vijay, who is likely to be quizzed by the Madhya Pradesh Police in connection with RTI activist Shehla Masood's murder case. ANI

Cash for Votes scam: SC gives Delhi Police a month to find money source trail
The Supreme Court on Friday pulled up the Delhi Police in connection with the 2008 cash for votes scam, saying it was giving the latter four weeks (one month) to find the source from where the money had originated. ANI

Supreme Court to hear plea against acquittal of 26/11 accused
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a Maharashtra Government plea against the acquittal of Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed, the two accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. ANI

CBI probe must be done into RTI activist murder case: Digvijay Singh
Congress General Secretary and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh on Friday said a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe must be done into RTI activist Shehla Masood's murder case. ANI

Dikshit calls for strong citizen's charter to improve quality of public services
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has stressed on the implementation of a strong citizen's charter under which a government officer will be responsible and answerable to a citizen within a time frame, failing which strict penal action would be taken against him or her. ANI

Ramdev denies receiving notice over violation of foreign exchange rules
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev has denied receiving a notice from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) with regard to violation of country's foreign exchange rules. ANI

Don't want Congress to interfere in Sikh matters: Badal
Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has asked the Congress-led Central Government to refrain from interfering in Sikh religious matters. ANI

Tibet not a part of China, says Indresh Kumar
Emphasising that Tibet was never a part of China, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar has said the Indian government should review its position with Beijing over Tibet. ANI

Advani to meet President Patil over Gujarat Lokayukta appointment issue
New Delhi, Sep 2 Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani is likely to meet President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday to register his party's protest over the controversial appointment of retired high court judge RA Mehta as the new Lokayukta of Gujarat. ANI

26/11 case: SC likely to take up Kasab's letter challenging death penalty
The Supreme Court is likely to take up on Friday Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab's letter challenging the death penalty awarded to him in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. ANI

Microsoft Launches ‘The Gear Off’ the biggest battle ever on Facebook
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Celebrate ARTIC® Maxim Cover Girl Night with the very Stylish and Sensuous “Deepika Padukone” at Florian MGF Metropolitan Mall, Saket
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ESPN STAR Sports, Asia’s biggest sports content provider, today announced that will stream all the five ODIs of the 2011 Natwest series between India and England starting on September 03, 2011. The web streaming for the series will be available at a 5 minutes delay Business Wire India

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LiveMango – Launches India’s first Press Release app exclusively for PR Industry on Android and Nokia Ovi
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Fifty Higher Education Leaders Converge at Hyderabad from Sept 2-4
In a unique initiative, EDU magazine is organising a three-day Vice Chancellors’ Retreat at Hyderabad. More than 50 leaders in higher education including Vice Chancellors, Directors and Deans of leading universities, management institutes and engineering colleges are participating in this conclave being held from September 2-4, 2011 Business Wire India

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