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Odisha CM Patnaik chairs high-level meeting on tsunami alert
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik chaired a high-level meeting here on Wednesday to ensure that systems are in place in case of any earthquake or tsunami warnings. ANI

Aarushi case: Nupur is absconding, say CBI sources (Update)
A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team reached the residence of Nupur Talwar on Wednesday evening after a special court in Ghaziabad issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against her in connection with the in the Aarushi Talwar-Hemraj double murder case. ANI

Pak scientist Khalil Chishty walks out of jail
Pakistani scientist Dr Khalil Chishty walked out of the Ajmer Central Jail on Wednesday after fighting a legal battle for nearly two decades in connection with a murder case. ANI

Armed Forces on high alert in wake of tremors off Indonesia
The Armed Forces are on high alert to tackle any tsunami threat in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago. ANI

Advani meets Sri Lankan opposition leader, discusses Tamil rehabilitation issue
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani on Wednesday met Sri Lankan opposition leader Ranil Wickramasinge and discussed the speedy resettlement of displaced Tamils in the island nation. ANI

Aarushi case: CBI reaches Nupur's residence after court issues NBW
Hours after a special court in Ghaziabad issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against murdered Aarushi Talwar's mother Nupur Talwar for failing to make an appearance in the court during hearing of the case, the CBI has reached the Hauz Khas residence of the Talwars with the warrant. ANI

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Chief Secretary plays down tsunami fears
With the Indonesian quake triggering tsunami fears across the Indian Ocean nations, including India, Chief Secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Shakti Sinha, on Wednesday said there is no need to panic. ANI

India prepares for tsunami threat
Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh on Wednesday said he has spoken to all the Chief Secretaries of the coastal states including Andaman and Nicobar Islands following the 8.5 magnitude earthquake, which struck the western coast of Indonesia. ANI

Corruption will not be tolerated in defence procurements, asserts Antony
Defence Minister A.K. Antony said here today that corruption would not be tolerated in defence procurements. ANI

Maoists fear hits tourism in Jharkhand
The fear of Maoists in Jharkhand has badly affected tourism, despite the Lohardaga region being well-known for its scenic beauty and historic temples. ANI

Residents of Kolkata, Chennai apprehensive following Indonesia quake (Lead: quake)
With an earthquake of 8.7 magnitude striking the western coast of Indonesia and tremors being felt in the eastern parts of India, residents of Kolkata and Chennai on Wednesday appeared to be very tense hoping that there is no loss to life or property. ANI

Bukhari cancels meeting with Mulayam, demands three MLC seats for Muslims
The ongoing war of words between Jama Masjid's Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan escalated on Wednesday with the former demanding three out of the eight MLC seats for Muslims. ANI

Aarushi murder case: Non-bailable warrant issued against Nupur Talwar
A special CBI court in Ghaziabad on Wednesday issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against murdered Aarushi Talwar's mother Nupur Talwar for failing to make an appearance in the court during hearing of the case. ANI

India-Pak prisoners must be freed, says Khalil Chishty's brother
Jamil Chishty, the brother of Pakistani scientist Dr Khalil Chishty who has spent many years at Ajmer Central Jail in connection with a murder case, on Wednesday said India-Pakistan prisoners must be freed. ANI

Subramanian Swamy levels corruption charges against Chidambaram's son
Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday alleged that Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's son Karthi Chidambaram is involved in corrupt activities. ANI

India, Pak to finalise agreement on multiple-entry visa issuance 'very soon'
India and Pakistan have reportedly planned to finalise an agreement under which traders of both nations would be issued multiple-entry visas. ANI

Baby Afreen dies of cardiac arrest
Three-month-old baby Afreen - who was battling for life at a government hospital here after being allegedly battered by her father - passed away on Wednesday. ANI

'I will enter politics but not join any party', says Milli Panda
Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda's wife Subhashree Das alias Milli Panda, who was acquitted in a case relating to an encounter between police and the Maoists, on Wednesday said she will enter politics but not join any party. ANI

Maoists to release hostage in 'democratic' way, says Sabyasachi Panda
Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda on Wednesday said they would release Italian national Paolo Bosusco, who was abducted nearly a month ago, in a 'democratic' way. ANI

Pakistan Occupied Kashmir is on fire, but do we care?
In Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan's only Shia dominated province ethnic cleansing is being carried out systematically, away from media glare and international attention. Hundreds of Shia Muslims staged a protest in front of the Lahore Press Club on April 10th urging the media to pressurize the Pakistani government to stop the atrocities on its community in Gilgit Baltistan ANI

TAPMI gets AACSB-International Accreditation
T.A. Pai Management Institute, popularly known as TAPMI, Manipal has earned initial accreditation of its postgraduate programs, PGDM and PGDM (Healthcare) by recent action of the Board of Directors of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International Business Wire India

Ingersoll Rand Launches Trane Residential Solutions to Bring Social Technology to Indian Homes with Interactive Devices
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, launched Trane Residential Solutions in India. Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will usher in a new era of transforming Indian homes through interactive devices that make technology social Business Wire India

Pitney Bowes India Introduces LobbyTrac™ - a High Security Visitor Management System for Corporates and Offices
Pitney Bowes India, a part of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), the global technology company launched LobbyTrac™ visitor management solutions. These innovative security solutions are designed to enhance the security set-up through the first level of control and management, essential for protecting critical assets and infrastructure Business Wire India

Visa Goes Radio - Launches New Campaign on Being Card Wise and Card Safe
Visa has introduced consumers to Shanti Kumar and Miyan Smart two endearing characters who inform radio listeners about simple and effective ways to be Card Wise and Card Safe Business Wire India

EduKart.com and Retailers Association of India Launch Online courses in Retail Management
EduKart.com, India’s leading online education portal, certified by Retailers Association of India (RAI), to launch online courses in Retail Management. EduKart.com has launched 4 courses to provide skill development for the growing retail sector of India Business Wire India

McLeod Russel Win the National Final of ‘TAKE Solutions Seventh World Corporate Golf Challenge- 2012’
After marking their success at India, team McLeod Russel comprising of Mr. Lakshman Singh and Aditya Khaitan win the National-finals with a total of 63 points at the TAKE Solutions World Corporate Golf Challenge- 2012, held at Suwan Golf & Country Club, Bangkok, yesterday Business Wire India

Chhattisgarh Tourism Board Wins “Best Tourism Marketing”Award
Chhattisgarh Tourism Board, the governing body of one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in India has won the “Best Tourism Promotion ” award at International Tourism Conclave & Travel Awards (ITCTA) held in Shimla. The board received the award from Sri Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister (Himachal Pradesh) in presence of R H Khwaja Secretary Tourism (Govt Business Wire India

Smartphone app ‘Ken’ will now Help decrease Stress Levels
Neha Shah, a designer with Frog Design and The New School University today announced the launch of the beta phase of Ken- a smart phone app. Ken—which means knowledge and understanding— is a user-friendly stress tracking-and-fighting app concept. Smart phones are often known to contribute to everyday stress as a person is connected 24/7 Business Wire India

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