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Mukut Mithi named APCC President
Rajya Sabha member Mukut Mithi was today chosen as the President of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC). ANI

BJP slams UPA Govt. for vague stand on Sethusamudram Project
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday hit out at the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre for its inept handling of the controversial Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project. ANI

Uma Bharti asks SP Govt. to keep check on crime, corruption in UP
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti on Thursday advised the newly-elected Samajwadi Party (SP) Government in Uttar Pradesh to keep a check on the law and order in the state. ANI

Hazare to hold talks with stakeholders ahead of Maharashtra tour
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said he would hold talks with several stakeholders ahead of his scheduled state tour to awaken the people in India about the need to have a strong anti-graft law to combat the rampant corruption. ANI

BJP nominates S S Ahluwalia as Rajya Sabha candidate from Jharkhand
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced the candidature of S S Ahluwalia for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election from Jharkhand. ANI

India welcomes Pakistan's call to demilitarize Siachen glacier
Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju on Thursday welcomed Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's call for both nations to demilitarize the world's highest battlefield at the Siachen glacier on their international border. ANI

Odisha Govt. bows to Maoists demands, facilitates bail of CMAS members
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced that his government is facilitating bail for the Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) members and for the Maoists, whose release have been asked for by the ultras, who have abducted the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka. ANI

Maoist-hit area children receive schooling in Jharkhand
An orphanage run by a villager is imparting education to poor children in the Maoist-hit area of Jharkhand with an aim to provide them a better future. ANI

Abducted MLA Hikaka produced in Maoists' people court
Abducted Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka was produced by the Maoists in their people's court on Thursday, a day after the deadline to release him had ended. ANI

BJP lauds DRDO scientists over launch of Agni-V
Terming the launch of Agni-V as a spectacular achievement for the Indian scientists, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said the successful launch of the completely indigenous missile has put India in a very elite club and the nation should be proud of this feat. ANI

Miscreants fire at college principal in Kanpur, kill one
Unknown miscreants on Thursday fired shots at a college principal in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city, and killed one person. ANI

Jagan Mohan congratulates DRDO on Agni-V launch
Describing the launch of Agni-V to be a remarkable accomplishment, YSR Congress Party President, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Thursday said the DRDO is well poised to achieve many more such milestones and make the nation truly proud of its advancements in missile technology. ANI

Statues of Dalit icons found abandoned in UP
A month after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati stepped down as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, several statues of Dalit leaders have been found abandoned across the state. ANI

Thomas calls for updating laws to check misleading advertisements
Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution K.V. Thomas has said that there is an urgent need to update laws and improve enforcement to protect consumers from misleading advertisements as despite several provisions, false and misleading advertisements continue to exploit consumers and now have a wider canvas. ANI

Scientists express happiness over successful test launch of Agni-V
The Indian scientific community on Thursday basked in the glory of the successful test-firing of the 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V. ANI

Launch of Agni-V big step towards defence preparedness: Pallam Raju
Minister of State for Defence Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju on Thursday hailed the successful launch of Agni-V, saying this is a big step towards preparedness of the armed forces and a major deterrent. ANI

Mumbai train accident, two killed, 15 injured
Two persons died and at least 15 were injured after falling from a moving train in here on Thursday. ANI

PM to inaugurate linear accelerator at Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the state-of-the-art linear accelerator with intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy and SRS/SRT facilities at the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati tomorrow. ANI

SC issues notice to Odisha Govt, Centre on freeing Naxals
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to the Odisha Government and the Centre on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking to restrain the state from releasing 27 Naxals in exchange for abducted Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka. ANI

Vice President Ansari hails successful launch of Agni-V missile
Hailing India's successful launch of 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V, Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Thursday said our scientists have done the nation proud with this splendid achievement. ANI

Agni-V will add to India's security credibility: Manmohan Singh
Prime Minsiter Dr. Manmohan Singh congratulated all the scientific and technical personnel of the DRDO and other related organisations for the successful launch of 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V on Thursday morning. ANI

Agni-V successful launch major milestone in India's missile programme: Antony
Defence Minister AK Antony congratulated Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientists for the successful launch of 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V on Thursday morning. ANI

Banking Technology Market to grow at an Annual Rate of 14.2 per cent, notes Frost & Sullivan
Adoption of new and efficient technologies is helping Indian banks build their competitive edge. The drivers of this adoption are growing use of safe and secure net banking facilities, launch of mobile banking by various banks and RBI’s push for financial inclusion Business Wire India

Kapil Sibal Inaugurates 5th IFIP WITFOR, Promises Electronic Delivery of Public Services within Five Years
Honourable Minister of Communications & IT Sh. Kapil Sibal inaugurated the 5th IFIP World IT Forum today. He said that we are committed to ensure the Electronic Delivery of all possible public Services “in less than five years,” a move that would help ramp up transparency and accountability in governance Business Wire India

Dax Networks Completes Networking Customer Service Centres for Kalyan Jewellers
Dax Networks, one of India’s top Networking companies, has successfully completed networking customer service centres across Kerala for Kalyan Jewellers, one of the leading jewellery groups in Kerala. Dax has implemented a secured Wide Area Network (WAN) solution based on Virtual Private Network (VPN) Business Wire India

New Technologies incite New Attacks that Challenge Business Enterprises, notes Frost & Sullivan
Since 2008, numerous technology trends have moved into the mainstream. Mobility, cloud computing, social media and recently BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) are the primary technology trends impacting the enterprise environment today. The explosion of these technologies has challenged the traditional security architecture, which has been unable to tackle the increasingly sophisticated attacks Business Wire India

Sify Technologies Announces date to Report FY 2011 Financial Results for year ended March 31, 2012 on Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ NM: SIFY), a leader in Managed Enterprise, Network, IT and Software services in India with global delivery capabilities and a pioneer in consumer internet services, today announced that it will report its unaudited IFRS financial results for the full year ended, March 31, 2012 on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 before the market opens Business Wire India

Religare Health Insurance gets R2 Approval
Religare Health Insurance Company Limited (RHICL) has received the R2 license from the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) Business Wire India

element14 Stocks New Freescale Processors for Engineers in Asia Pacific
element14 (formerly Farnell), the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, now stocks the advanced i.MX Multimedia Applications processors from Freescale Semiconductor Business Wire India

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