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Amendments to AFSPA under CCS consideration, says Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that his ministry has proposed three amendments to the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which were under the consideration of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). ANI

Election Commission honours brand ambassadors, partner agencies
The Election Commission of India today honoured its brand ambassadors and partner agencies for their contribution to voters' participation in the recent assembly elections in Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. ANI

Zakia Jafri disappointed by SIT's clean chit to Modi
Zakia, widow of Eshan Jafri, who was killed in the Gulburg society riots, on Tuesday expressed her disappointment by the SIT's clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 communal riots case. ANI

'Campaigns were undertaken to frame Modi', says BJP
With the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) giving a clean chit to Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 communal riots case, BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said international and national campaigns were undertaken to frame the Gujarat Chief Minister. ANI

Women from Araria's red light area rally to end sex trafficking
To check the rising crime against women and spread awareness about them, a number of women from red light area of Araria took out a rally. ANI

Pallam Raju inaugurates BRO'S longest bridge in Arunachal
Minister of State for Defence Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju inaugurated the Border Roads Organisation's 720-meters-long bridge at a function in Arunachal Pradesh's Lohit District on Monday. ANI

Sri Lankan opposition leader discusses Tamil resettlement issue with Krishna
Sri Lankan leader Ranil Wickramasinghe, who is currently on a visit to New Delhi, called on External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Tuesday during which the duo discussed the speedy resettlement of displaced Tamils in the island nation. ANI

Rain snarls up Delhi traffic on Tuesday evening
An overcast sky enveloped New Delhi and NCR region on Tuesday evening followed by light showers. ANI

Army chief sends complaint to CBI on bribery offer
Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh has sent his complaint to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Rs 14 crore alleged bribery offer made to him by a retired officer to clear the supply of a tranche of 600 vehicles. ANI

Kudankulam row: 'There may be misunderstanding', says Kalam
With Sri Lanka voicing concern over the possible impact of radiation from the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu in case of an accident, former Indian President and eminent nuclear scientist Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam said here today that there was no need for concern, adding that there may be a misunderstanding. ANI

SIT gives clean chit to Narendra Modi in Gujarat riots case
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Tuesday gave clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots case. ANI

IAF poised for strategic transformation, says Air chief Browne
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, said here today that the Indian Air Force (IAF) was poised for a strategic transformation and asked the Air Force Commanders to focus on maintaining high operational readiness. ANI

4G mobile services launched in Kolkata
Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal today launched the country's first ever fourth generation mobile services in Kolkata. ANI

Air Force being steadily modernised, says Antony
Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Tuesday assured that the government will provide all assistance to the Indian Air Force (IAF) to meet its rapid modernisation plans, but cautioned that this cannot be accelerated "in fits and starts" as it is a continuous and time-consuming process. ANI

Karunanidhi slams Sri Lanka for raising doubts over nuke power plant
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday slammed the Sri Lankan government for raising doubts over the release of harmful radiations from Kudankulam nuclear power plant. ANI

Chidambaram reviews security situation in Jammu and Kashmir
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting here to review security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

India, China, Russia trilateral meeting in Moscow on April 13
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will visit Moscow, Russia, on Friday to attend the 11th trilateral meeting of the Foreign Ministers of India, Russia and China. ANI

Montenegro Foreign Minister to pay official visit to India
The Foreign Minister of Montenegro, Milan Rocen, will pay a three-day official visit to India beginning today at the invitation of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna. ANI

Odisha hostage crisis: Cops to boycott Maoist-hit areas if hardcore ultras released
Odisha Police Association (OPA) has threatened to boycott anti-Naxal operations if hardcore Maoists are freed by the state government in a bid to end the hostage crisis. ANI

'Decline in water table is a matter of serious concern, says Manmohan Singh
Asserting that the decline in the water table across the country is a matter of serious concern, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said that conserving our groundwater is now an urgent priority because we depend on it for more than two thirds of our water needs. ANI

Antony terms reports on shortage of tanks ammunition as 'rumours'
Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday D said that reports of the Army being short of tank ammunition are just 'rumours'. ANI

Congress slams Gujarat CM Modi for issuing mass transfer order
Slamming Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for issuing mass transfer orders of 68 administrative officials in the state including Indian Police Service (IPS) personnel, the Congress party has said that the event is an example of panic on the former's part. ANI

Singhvi calls for need to establish global treaty to combat Somali piracy
Reacting to report of hijacking of 17 Indian citizens by Somali pirates, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi has called for the need to establish a global treaty to combat such crimes on high seas. ANI

Belkin’s Mohit Anand Awarded Prestigious ‘CEO of the year’ Title
Mr. Mohit Anand, Managing Director, Belkin India sub-continent was recently conferred upon with the prestigious title of the CEO of the year. He was awarded the title at the Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2012 hosted by Indian Affairs. This award is an acknowledgement of his role in building the scale and credibility of Belkin in India, in turn benefitting the IT industry, at large Business Wire India

Sathguru at Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) 2012 Annual Meet
Sathguru Management Consultants participated in the Annual Meet of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) 2012 held at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, California from March 14-17 Business Wire India

Sterlite Industries (India) LimitedProduction Results for the Fourth Quarter andYear Ended 31 March 2012
Q4 Highlights Business Wire India

Banking Sector Transformation Continues to be driven by IT Solutions, notes Frost & Sullivan
India has the highest concentration of banking entities globally and these form the backbone of the economy, contributing nearly 65 percent of the GDP in 2011. The banking sector has been witnessing dynamic growth over the last few years; and along with nationalized banks, many private and foreign banks have setup operations in India Business Wire India

India’s Anti-Tobacco Crusaders make Impact on Global Fight for Smoke-Free Lives
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Maharashtra Sales Tax Department Appoints Capgemini to Implement Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse Solution
Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, announced that it has been selected by the Maharashtra Sales Tax Department (MSTD) to implement a Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse solution. Capgemini won the mandate amidst intense product and vendor evaluation by MSTD to meet their business needs. MSTD contributes nearly Rs Business Wire India

‘Supply Chain Transformations 2012’ — Frost & Sullivan Presents an Exclusive Strategy Workshop for the Logistics Sector
The Logistics Sector has an exciting event to look forward to this year, as Frost & Sullivan gears up to host its 3rd Annual Exclusive Logistics Strategy Workshop titled ‘Supply Chain Transformations 2012’ from August 22-24, 2012, at the Best Western Resort Country Club in Gurgaon Business Wire India

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