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2G scam row: Manmohan Singh reportedly has full faith in Chidambaram's integrity
With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Opposition mounting pressure on the Centre for Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's resignation in connection with the 2G spectrum scam, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh reportedly has assured full faith in Chidambaram's integrity. ANI

Ambika Soni refutes reports of rift within the Govt.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Thursday refuted reports that there was a rift within the government following the controversy over Finance Ministry's note to the PMO (Prime Ministers Office) which appeared to have raised questions on P Chidambaram's stand on 2G allocation when he was the country's Finance Minister. ANI

2G scam controversy: 'I shall not make any public statement until PM returns', says Chidambaram
Amid allegations of being involved in the 2G scam, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday said that he spoke to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and assured him that he would not make any public statement on the subject. ANI

Three killed in Thane factory fire
At least three people were charred to death and another fifteen were injured in a cloth factory fire in Maharashtra's Thane District on Thursday. ANI

BJP delegation visits Assam 's border enclaves ceded to Bangladesh
A delegation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) visited the border areas in Assam which have been ceded away to Bangladesh through a recent bilateral agreement during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent visit to Dhaka. ANI

Maoists campaign against development in West Bengal
In an endeavor to retain their hold in the interior areas of West Bengal, Maoists have issued a stern warning to the villagers asking them not to participate in developmental activities. ANI

Murli Deora gets monitored mobile tower radiation levels in Mumbai
In order to ensure that the mobile towers ascribed to international standards, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Murli Deora got the electromagnetic frequency radiation emitted above the Haji Ali Juice Center monitored here on Thursday. ANI

Legendary cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi passes away
Former Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who was suffering from lung infection, passed away at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here on Thursday evening. ANI

Centre unwilling to retrieve black money: Ramdev
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday criticized the Central Government for not showing the political will to retrieve the black money stashed away abroad. ANI

BJP says fresh controversy over Chidambaram's role in 2G scam stunning
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy dubbed the recent report regarding the involvement of the former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the 2-G spectrum allocation scam as stunning. ANI

Tibetan religious heads meet to ponder over Dalai Lama reincarnation
Chief monks from the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism met here today to discuss the future of their religion and reincarnation of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. ANI

Chinese intrusion in Ladakh will be probed: Pallam Raju
Emphasising that the government would take steps to curb the intrusion of foreign troops at the border, Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju on Thursday said a probe would be conducted to look into the recent report that two Chinese helicopters and soldiers had crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) into Ladakh. ANI

Understand the adivasi first before planning development in Jharkhand
The adivasis are probably the oldest inhabitants of our sub-continent living mostly in forested areas. ANI

J-K government provide training in silk worm rearing
In a bid to improve sericulture business in Jammu and Kashmir state, the state government has organised a workshop to provide training to growers in improving the production of silk in the state. ANI

US consulate organises travelling exhibition in Coimbatore
In an endeavour to educate the students about the India-America relations, the American Consulate General hosted a travelling exhibition in Coimbatore. ANI

Centre to give Rs 50 crore grant to quake-hit Sikkim
After assessing ongoing rescue and relief efforts in quake-hit Sikkim, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday said the Centre would give Rs 50 crore immediately as grant for relief and rehabilitation work. ANI

Now, faster,easier visas for Indian students studying in Australian varsities
Australian High Commissioner to India Peter Varghese today welcomed the announcement of changes to Australia's student visas requirements. ANI

Supreme Court stay on opening of Padmanabhaswamy temple vault to continue
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the vault B of Kerala's famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple should not to be opened until "substantial progress" was made in cataloguing and accounting of artefacts. ANI

Salman Khurshid defends Chidambaram, says unfair to drag his name in 2G scam
Reacting to allegations against former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on being involved in the 2G scam, Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said that it is unfair to "drag Chidambaram's name into an element of criminality". ANI

Political parties slam government over new poverty yardstick norms
Opposition parties and also partners of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) have slammed the Central Government after the Planning Commission filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court contending that a sum of rupees 31 is ample to sustain a poor person in urban areas. ANI

Chidambaram reaches quake-hit Sikkim
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday reached quake-hit Sikkim to assess ongoing rescue and relief efforts. ANI

2G case: Congress rejects Subramanian Swamy allegations against Chidambaram
Reacting to allegations made by Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy against former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on being involved in the 2G scam, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi has rubbished reports of a rift within the party and maintains that Chidambaram's credibility cannot be questioned. ANI

PVR redefines its Digital Space exclusively for its Consumers
PVR Ltd., the leading entertainment company in India, today took a giant leap in the digital space for the interest of its valuable patrons. The most loved multiplex chain today launched an application for Android based phones, iPhone and iPad/ Tablet users. The application allows the users to check show times of movies, select seats and book the tickets on the go Business Wire India

Teradata Strengthens its Leadership Team
Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC), the world’s largest company focused on big data analytics, Dinesh Jain said, “Our customers face stiff competition as they seek better ways to attract, retain and serve their consumers. I very much look forward to actively engaging with customers and partners to help them address the challenges Business Wire India

Shell Advance Announces the Winner of 'The Seven Riding Wonder of the World' Promotion
Shell Advance, the globally leading motorcycle lubricants brand and Ducati’s technical partner, has announced the winners for ‘The Seven Riding Wonders of the World’ promotion who will get an opportunity to attend the 2011 Shell Advance Malaysian MotoGP slated this October for free. The winners are D Business Wire India

Rediff.com Expands e-Commerce Offering
Rediff.com India Pvt Ltd (NASDAQ : REDF) today announced that as part of its strategy to expand its e-commerce offering, it has added over 200,000 products across 23 product categories, making it one of the largest e-commerce providers in the Indian market Business Wire India

Ruckus Unveils High Capacity Wi-Fi System to Tackle Growing User Density Concerns Caused by Mobile Devices
Ruckus Wireless™, the industry’s fastest growing Wi-Fi equipment supplier, today unveiled new products and technology to address critical scalability and reliability issues faced by enterprise that are now dealing with a deluge of smartphone and other wireless-only devices hitting their networks. Sudarshan Boosupalli, General Manager, Ruckus Wireless India Business Wire India

Awareness of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Low in India, According to Survey by Mercom Capital Group
According to a first-of-its-kind survey conducted by Mercom Capital Group titled ‘India Renewable Energy Awareness Survey,’ only 56% of Indian consumers have heard of ‘renewable energy’ or ‘clean energy’, and only 27% of consumers have heard of ‘energy efficiency’ Business Wire India

ESPN STAR Sports Partners Fox Sports to showcase Nokia Champions League Twenty20 2011 across Multiple Platforms in Australia
ESPN STAR Sports, the official broadcaster and commercial partner of Nokia Champions League Twenty20, announced today its multi-platform partnership with Fox Sports to showcase the tournament when it kicks off this month Business Wire India

MRM Worldwide Launches a First of its Kind Mobile Game in India
MRM Worldwide India has launched an innovative mobile game based on interactive mobile technology for their client Lufthansa German Airlines. The “Lufthansa Park & Fly” game uses the player’s phone and giant LED screens to create a real life experience of taxiing the world’s largest commercial aircraft into its hangar Business Wire India

HomeShop18.com Announces Nokia Fest by Popular Demand
Keeping the promise of delighting its customers with exciting and timely offers; HomeShop18.com, India’s leading online shopping destination, brings the Nokia Fest for a week and gives its customers a chance to save upto 28% on the most popular mobile phones of Nokia across a wide range like Smartphones, Touch screen mobiles, QWERTY mobiles, Touch 'n Type, Entry Level mobiles & more Business Wire India

Indian Consumers Buying Cars at Hefty Discount with Runpapa’s Reverse Group Buy
In India, the consumers who are looking to purchase their dream vehicle this year, are opting out of visiting dealer outlets and logging on instead to a new website that uses the Group Buy concept to leverage demand dictated discounts Business Wire India

Well-known Homeopath Dr Mukesh Batra, with Noted Actress Shabana Azmi and Media Stalwart Pritish Nandy,at the Launch of his New Self-help Book, ""Healing with Homeopathy,"" at Crossword, Mumbai, Recently
Noted homeopath, Dr Mukesh Batra regaled a select group of invitees with anecdotes from his 40 years of practice wherein he has treated Prime Ministers including Dr Manmohan Singh, filmstars, singers and corporate heads at the launch of his practical, self-help book, Healing with Homeopathy, published by Jaico, at Crossword, this afternoon Business Wire India

Hay Group Report Offers Outlook on Key Global Trends Impacting Leadership
In a foresight report released, Hay Group, the global management consultancy, identifies the six most significant trends that will affect organizations, employees and managers over the next two decades, and the key competencies required of successful future leaders Business Wire India

RS & Co Law Offices Included in Intelligence Report of India Business Law Journal, Vantage Asia, Hong Kong
The prestigious India Business Law Journal, Vantage Asia Publishing Limited, Hong Kong has released its latest Intelligence Report as to the current state of play in the legal Indian market, while also revealing growing and leading Indian law firms operating in India. The Intelligence Report comprises of Legal Market Report and Directory of Indian Law Firms Business Wire India

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