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Yechury slams BJP for helping Congress in Parliament impasse
Communist Party of India (Marxist) lawmaker Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday crticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for disrupting debates in parliament, leading to its adjournment. ANI

Cash-for-vote scam: Role of beneficiaries should also be probed, says BJP
In an indirect reference to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) while commenting on former Samajwadi Party (SP) General Secretary Amar Singh's arrest on Tuesday said the role of the beneficiaries should also be probed in connection with the 2008 cash-for-vote scam. ANI

Anna calls for strict law to deal with incidents similar to cash-for-vote scam
With former Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh eventually landing at New Delhi's Tihar Jail for his alleged role in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, veteran social activist Anna Hazare today said a strict law should be formulated with regard to incidents such as taking money for voting in the assembly. ANI

Congress lawmakers hit out at Mayawati over WikiLeaks expose
Congress lawmakers on Tuesday criticized Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and her key aides over the recent revelations of the whistle-blowing web site WikiLeaks, which has exposed the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Government's duplicity over corruption. ANI

Mukherjee meets Advani to end impasse over Gujarat Lokayukta appointment
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee met senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.KAdvani on Tuesday to resolve the impasse over the controversial appointment of the Gujarat Lokayukta. ANI

Gujarat Lokayukta issue forces parliament adjournment
It was another day of parliament functioning sporadically and sparsely through the day. Question Hour was adjourned in both houses as protests from the opposition over the appointment of the Gujarat Lokayukta continued. ANI

Gujarat opposition leaders meet President over Lokayukta appointment issue
Senior opposition leaders from Gujarat hit out at Chief Minister Narendra Modi for trying to block the appointment of the Lokayukta in the state, and submitted a memorandum to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil in this regard here on Tuesday. ANI

Cash-for-votes scam: Amar Singh finally reaches Tihar Jail
Former Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh, who was arrested earlier in the day over his alleged role in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam after a Delhi Court rejected his plea for a bail, reached Tihar Jail here this evening. ANI

BJP raps Digvijay Singh for dragging top leaders into illegal mining scam
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday criticised senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh for accusing him and Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj of having 'business relations' with mining baron G Janardhana Reddy, who was implicated and arrested in connection with the illegal quarrying scam in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. ANI

India on the cusp of new telecom revolution, says Sibal
Union Communications and Information Technology (IT) Minister Kapil Sibal today said India is on the cusp of a new telecom revolution, which will open up new opportunities for industry and consumers alike. ANI

Katrina Kaif prays for success of her upcoming films at Ajmer shrine
Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif on Tuesday visited the Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer, Rajasthan, to offer her prayers for the success of her upcoming films 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan' (My Brother's Bride) and 'Ek Tha Tiger' (There was a Tiger). ANI

Lankan lawmaker seeks Indian help for Tamil rehabilitation
A lawmaker of Sri Lanka's Tamil National Council, Seenithambi Yogeswaran, has complained about the lack of rehabilitation of Tamils in his country, despite adequate monetary assistance given by the Indian government. ANI

Govt. yet to invite bids for Scooters India: Praful Patel
Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Praful Patel said on Thursday that the government is yet to invite bids for the sick public sector enterprise, Scooters India, and added that his ministry was still working on the completion of procedures for inviting bids. ANI

PM must clarify who has been behind Amar Singh: Gurudas Dasgupta
Hours after former Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh was denied bail by a Delhi Court in connection with the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta today said the moral responsibility lies with the government and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh should clarify on the issue. ANI

MiG aircraft crashes in Punjab, pilot escapes unhurt
A MIG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed here on Tuesday, but the pilot managed to eject himself safely without any injuries. ANI

Congress workers protest in Chennai, demand hanging of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins
Approximately 1000 members of the Congress party's youth wing staged a protest here on Tuesday to demand the withdrawal of a Tamil Nadu State Assembly resolution that seeks mercy for the assassins of assassinated former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. ANI

Manmohan Singh visits Bangladesh's National Martyrs' Memorial
Shortly after his arrival in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on a two-day official visit, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited the atiyo Smriti Soudho or the National Martyrs' Memorial at Savar, located about 35 kilometers north-west of the city to lay a wreath and pay homage to martyrs of the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. ANI

Deshmukh joins support for creation of UN Parliamentary Assembly
Union Cabinet Minister for Science and Technology Vilasrao Deshmukh has joined the support for the creation of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly as a subsidiary body to the UN General Assembly. ANI

Amar Singh arrested in cash-for-votes scam
Former Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh was today arrested over his alleged role in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam after a Delhi Court rejected his plea for a bail. ANI

Anticancer tea fertilized with panda faeces not proven
A Chinese teacher's claim that he can cultivate an anticancer tea by using panda faeces as fertilizer has come into question as it has not been proven. ANI

Cash-for-votes scam: Amar Singh appears before court after offering 'medical excuse'
Former Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh made a personal appearance before a lower court here on Tuesday afternoon, hours after saying that he could not make the appearance on health grounds. ANI

Send WikiLeaks founder to Agra mental asylum: Mayawati
A fuming Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday lost her cool over WikiLeaks cables labeling her as being enormously corrupt, and said the founder of the whistleblower website, Julian Assange, should be sent to a mental asylum. ANI

Azad focus on health burdens of South East Asia
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today inaugurated the 29th Health Ministers' Meeting and the 64th Regional Committee Session of the South East Asian Region of the World Health Organisation at Jaipur. ANI

WikiLeaks reports false, says angry UP CM Mayawati
A visibly angry and irritated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday condemned the recent revelations of the whistle-blowing web site WikiLeaks website about her as utter rubbish and an international and political conspiracy. ANI

2G scam: Prashant Bhushan files fresh affidavit in Supreme Court
Senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan filed a fresh affidavit in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, stating that investigation into former textiles minister Dayanidhi Maran's role in the 2G spectrum scam has not been honestly conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation. ANI

Manmohan Singh says transit facilities will benefit both India and Bangaldesh
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh insists that Bangladesh should not worry over the issue of offering transit facilities to India for getting easy access to the country. ANI

CBI reconstructs crime scene in Shehla Masood murder case
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) have recreated the crime scene of RTI activist Shehla Masood's murder in Bhopal. ANI

Manmohan Singh leaves on two-day visit to Bangladesh
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh embarked on his first ever visit as the head of government to Bangladesh today. ANI

Bell Labs Chief welcomes new Management batch at MAPS
Millennium Academy of Professional Studies (MAPS) promoted by Educomp Raffles Higher Education Ltd welcomed their Management batch at their Bangalore campus recently Business Wire India

Great Lakes hosts ‘HR Conclave 2011’ at their Campus
Great Lakes Institute of Management, a leading management institute, founded by Prof. Bala V Balachandran, hosted ‘HR Conclave 2011’ today. Dr. Ashok Chanda, Head – Strategy & Shared Services, GATI, delivered the presidential address at the Great Lakes Campus at Manamai. Mr. Satish Pradhan, VP – HR, TATA Sons gave the keynote address. Dr Ashok Chanda and Mr Business Wire India

U.S.-Based Biz2Credit Forays into India, the top online small business loan marketplace in the U.S., has forayed into the Indian market by launching its Indian website The platform is an innovative module for all the capital requirements of small businesses. Biz2credit is a name to be reckoned with the financial services space in the United States Business Wire India

Datacenter Service Provider of the Year Netmagic launches 40,000 sq feet state-of-the-art Datacenter in Noida
Datacenter Service Provider of the Year 2011*, Netmagic Solutions, today, announced the launch of its world class datacenter in Delhi NCR at Noida expanding its datacenter footprint in India Business Wire India

'Cox & Kings’ Bharat Deko unveils its Super Saver Holidays
Cox and Kings Ltd, the longest established travel company in the world since 1758 has unveiled its Super Saver Holidays just in time for the upcoming festive season Business Wire India

JRE Welcomes Pioneer Batch Of Engineering Students
JRE Group of Institutions recently held the ‘Welcome ceremony’ for the pioneer batch of Engineering students at their Greater Noida campus. Prof S.K Kak, Vice-Chancellor Mahamaya Technical University honoured the presence as the Chief Guest at the welcome ceremony Business Wire India

Intuit Appoints New Managing Director for India
Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) has appointed Nikhil Arora as Vice President and Managing Director of Intuit India. Intuit is a leading global developer of business and personal finance management solutions. Arora will drive the company’s strategic growth in India and lead its regional go-to-market efforts for small business and consumer offerings Business Wire India

Experience the Future of your Printing Industry at IPEX South Asia 2011
Keeping in sync with its format that will see live working machinery demonstrations take place in the Indian sub-continent. IPEX South Asia is all set to open doors from September 16-19, 2011 at BEC Mumbai Business Wire India

Citi India Appoints Muge Yuzuak As Head Of Cards Business
Citi India's Global Consumer Group today announced the appointment of Muge Yuzuak as the Head of Cards, India. A strong consumer financial services executive, with an in-depth knowledge of the Cards industry, Muge will run Citi India’s Cards business. She succeeds Sandeep Bhalla, who is now the Retail Banking Head for Citi in India Business Wire India

“Spirit Of New York” At The American Center
The American Center New Delhi, in collaboration with Taj Enlighten Film Society, will host the “Spirit of New York” Film Festival, September 9-11, 2011. The festival will showcase films that illustrate the eternal spirit, hope and vibrancy of the great city of New York. This event marks a decade of resilience since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 Business Wire India tie-up with Celebrity Nutritionist Ryan Fernando, to offer high performance Nutritional Programs, India’s No.1, online supplement retailer has tied up with Celebrity Nutritionist Ryan Fernando, to offer Nutritional consulting to’s customers. The need for nutrition program In today’s Fast paced world, the food choices and the lifestyle habits are driving people towards greater ill health Business Wire India

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