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Maldivian Foreign Minister to meet Krishna tomorrow
Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdul Samad Abdulla will meets his Indian counterpart S.M. Krishna here on Tuesday. ANI

NCTC row: UPA Govt. will address concerns of various CMs', says Congress
Congress Party on Monday said the UPA Government will address the concerns of those chief ministers, who have raised observations on the issue of operationalisation of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). ANI

YSR Congress asks Congress Ministers to resign and win
YSR Congress has asked Congress Ministers DharmanaPrasada Rao, Sailajanath and KondruMurali to resign and get re-elected from their respective constituencies if they feel they are confident that they were elected to the assembly on their credentials and not on YSR charisma. ANI

'Only court can end impasse in Italian sailors case', says Krishna
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Monday said only the country's judicial system was capable of resolving the impasse in killing of two Indian fishermen by Italian sailors. ANI

Independent candidates look forward to Team Anna's support in MCD polls
With the political battle intensifying for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls scheduled on April 15, several independent candidates in the fray this time are approaching the members of civil society to campaign for them. ANI

CBI grills Vectra boss Rishi for a third time over Tatra-BEML army deal
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday questioned Vectra Group chief Ravi Rishi for a third time in connection with the controversy around the Indian Army's Tatra-BEML deal. ANI

PLA, Maoists signed MoU for fighting war against Govt., claims Delhi Police
Delhi Police Special Cell has found emails exchanged between two members of the Manipur-based banned outfit People's Liberation Army (PLA) and top Maoist leaders Kishenji and Ganapathy. ANI

Withdraw case against Nachika Linga before talks, say Maoists
The Maoist-backed Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) tribal group has agreed for talks with the Odisha Government for the safe release of abducted Biju Janata Dal MLA Jhina Hikaka provided certain conditions are fulfilled. ANI

Literacy programme for jail inmates in Kanpur
The jail authorities in Kanpur conducted a literacy programme for the inmate with the aim to educate them and make them self reliant. ANI

BJP disagrees with Sangma's view that PM should be a Lok Sabha member
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said the Prime Minister of the country must have the potential to ensure a smooth functioning of the government, and such an individual being a member of the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha was of least relevance. ANI

Antony directs Army to streamline acquisitions to check slippages
Defence Minister A.K. Antony today reviewed various issues and proposals relating to acquisition for the Indian Army, and asked them to streamline procedures to prevent slippages in the future. ANI

Naxals want to establish Communist rule in India, says Home Secretary
Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh on Monday said the Naxals want to undermine the democratic system in India and bring in Communist rule similar to that of China. ANI

Jaipur court to hear case against Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
A case has been filed in a court in Jaipur, Rajasthan, against spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar over his charge that most government run schools are essentially breeding grounds for Naxalism. ANI

Krishna dedicates 13 Passport Seva Kendras to people of Kerala
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Monday inaugurated thirteen Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) in Kerala. ANI

PM condoles passing away of veteran politician N.K.P. Salve
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has condoled the passing away of former Union Minister N.K.P. Salve. ANI

Army chief meets Antony, discusses pending procurement projects
Chief of Army Staff General V.K. Singh met Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday and reportedly discussed procurement projects for the army. ANI

Jayalalithaa tells PM she wants NCTC put on hold
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has reportedly written a second letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, asking him to put his government's plans for establishing a National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) on hold. ANI

Sam Pitroda urges youth to be 'change-agents;' calls for liberalised education
Advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Public Information, Infrastructure and Innovations, Sam Pitroda, has said youth need to become agents of change to facilitate holistic development across the country. ANI

Kiran Bedi wants electoral reforms, says political system 'mired in corruption'
Former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and social activist Kiran Bedi has accused all political parties of delaying the introduction of an electoral reforms bill to cleanse the country's political system which she says is 'mired in corruption'. ANI

My fight against corruption will continue, says Anna Hazare
Re-emphasizing his determination to wipe out corruption nationally, anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare has said his battle will continue. ANI

Kejriwal should not make a generalised sweeping statement to tease lawmakers: BJP
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said Team Anna should focus on burning issues like corruption rather than making generalised sweeping statements on lawmakers. ANI

Lawyer Prashant Bhushan takes on Centre over Army scam
Senior lawyer and social activist Prashant Bhushan has criticized the Centre over the alleged truck procurement scam in the Indian Army. ANI

Manmohan Singh lauds SPG, cautions against terror threats
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday said that the Special Protection Group (SPG) should upgrade itself continuously, both in terms of technology and training, to handle the threat of terrorism more effectively. ANI

29th National Kannada Sammelana to be held in Delhi on Apr. 7
The 29th National Kannada Sammelana will be held here on April 7 and 8. ANI

SSLA – Empowering Minds in Liberal Arts
The new generation is in need of educational standards that meet high ranking demands that are growing each passing day. Walking into the world of innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, business acumen, social responsibility every informed citizen needs to acquire skills that helps him prosper Business Wire India

3M and NABH Launch Program in India for Preventing Healthcare associated Infections and Promoting Quality of Patient Care
Business Wire India

Shell Helix Announces the Launch of New Marketing Campaign – Does your Car Feel Like a ‘Supercar’
The latest Shell Helix television commercial will transport proud drivers into a world where every car on the road is a supercar. In ‘Supercars’, which has its first public airing in India in April, Shell’s long-standing technical partnership with Ferrari provides the unique ability to dramatise the passion and excitement that Shell Helix believes all proud drivers feel Business Wire India

CA Technologies Appoints Sunil Manglore as Vice President of India
CA (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that industry veteran Sunil Manglore has been appointed Vice President, CA Technologies, India Business Wire India

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