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Singhvi CD row: Right step to quit, says Congress
The Congress Party on Monday said Abhishek Manu Singhvi took the right decision to resign as party spokesman and Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice but refrained from commenting on whether he was directed to do so. ANI

BJP demands Singhvi to explain his resignation in parliament
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday demanded Congress lawmaker Abhishek Manu Singhvi to explain to the parliament the reason behind his resignation as chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice. ANI

Parliament's budget session resumes tomorrow
After a recess of three weeks the second phase of parliament's budget session will resume on Tuesday as the central government is prepares to get important legislations such as the Banking Reforms Bill, Insurance Bill, Pension and Lokpal Bill pass in within this session. ANI

Government to table Lokpal bill in parliament soon, says Narayanaswamy
Minister for State in Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanaswamy on Monday said government will soon table the anti-graft Lokpal bill in the Rajya Sabha. ANI

Pawar expresses hope to find solution to problems of milk suppliers
Showing empathy with the dairy farmers, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Monday expressed hope to find a solution to their problem at the earliest. ANI

CD Row: Lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi resigns from all official positions
Eminent lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Monday resigned from all official and Congress Party positions, including as chairman of the Parliament's Standing Committee on Law and Justice and as Congress Party spokesman. ANI

Anti-naxal operations in Bastar suspended to facilitate collector's release
As uncertainty looms over the release of abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, the state government has reportedly suspended the anti-Naxal operation in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region. ANI

Illegal sand mining rampant in Uttar Pradesh
Illegal sand mining continues unabated in Uttar Pradesh with numerous tractors and earthmover machines seen operating at such mining sites. ANI

CBI blames Congress leader Sajjan Kumar for inciting 1984 anti-Sikh riots
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday accused Congress leader Sajjan Kumar of inciting the 1984-anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, and added that the killings in the Delhi Cantonment area of the city were not spontaneous. ANI

Development can help combat Maoist activities in India: CRPF
The Special Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Aniruddh Uppal on Monday said the initiation of development projects in Maoist-hit areas would help combat left wing extremists activities. ANI

Norway kids row: Court orders children to be sent back to India
A Norway court on Monday ordered the children of Anurup and Sagarika Bhattacharya to be sent back to India. ANI

Norway custody row: Brinda Karat confident children will be back in India
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) polit bureau member Brinda Karat on Monday expressed confidence that the Indian children, currently placed in a foster home in Norway, would be back in India soon. ANI

SC dismisses plea against Army Chief designate Lt Gen Bikram Singh (Update:Lt Gen Bikram Singh)
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the plea against Army Chief designate Lieutenant General Bikram Singh. ANI

Lawmakers give mixed responses on next presidential candidate
Leaders of various political outfits on Monday gave a mixed response to Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's suggestion that the president of the country should be a non-political person, saying a final decision on the issue would be taken only after consultations. ANI

US naval chief accorded ceremonial welcome in Delhi
The Chief of Naval Operations of the United States, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, received a ceremonial Guard of Honour at the Ministry of Defence in New Delhi on Monday. ANI

SC seeks file on Lt Gen Bikram Singh's appointment as next Army Chief
The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to place on record the file pertaining to the appointment of Lt General Bikram Singh as the Army Chief-designate. ANI

Samajwadi Party ready to support Kalam's return as president
Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Shahid Siddiqui on Monday welcomed Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's suggestion that the president of the country should be a non-political person, and said his party would definitely back Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam if there is a consensus on his name. ANI

BJP, NCP push for apolitical candidate as next president
With the five-year term of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil drawing to a close in July this year, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are in favour of appointing an apolitical person as the country's next President. ANI

Centre in touch with Chhattisgarh Govt. on Maoist kidnapping: Home Secretary
Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh on Monday said the Centre is providing all support to the Chhattisgarh Government for the safe release of Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon. ANI

Chhattisgarh hostage crisis: Raman Singh convenes high-level meet
With the Maoists forwarding their demands in exchange for the release of Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh has reportedly convened a high-level meeting to decide on the future course of action. ANI

Mobile Broadband is Poised for a Greater than 100 percent CAGR until 2017
The Indian telecom landscape is rapidly shifting from voice calling to high-speed data transfer on the move. With the accelerating change, this sector is also facing a major challenge in executing effective and transparent policy; fiber connectivity, broadband penetration, and sizeable subscriber base Business Wire India

India’s Premier Power Event Set to Showcase Latest Technologies
POWER-GEN INDIA & CENTRAL ASIA 2012, the premium exhibition, Supported by The Ministry of Power along with co-located events, Renewable Energy World India and HydroVision India 2012, on Power Sector started today in Pragati Maidan, it was inaugurated by Mr. BK Chaturvedi, Member (Power) planning commission and Mr. Ashok Lavasa, Addl Business Wire India

GETIT Helps Young Mothers Plan their Kids Journey into the World
GETIT Infoservices Pvt. Ltd., the leader in local search and free classifieds in India has announced the launch of a unique microsite directed towards Young and expecting mothers. The site is an aggregator as well as an interactive platform for information relevant for young mothers and pregnant ladies. The beta version of the microsite can be accessed through the link Business Wire India

Corporate India 2020: Competition; Innovations and Entrepreneurship
A brain storming evening session was organized by FORE School of Management, New Delhi, where the Corporate India shared & voiced their opinion on the factors, strategies, policies and attitude, India should adopt in its run to be a globally competitive nation Business Wire India

Canon Tree Plantation Drive in Gurgaon for a Greener Tomorrow
As a part of Corporate Social Responsibility, Canon India in association with i am Gurgaon has adopted 700 saplings in Biodiversity Park, Near Guru Dronacharya Metro Station, Gurgaon. Present for this green drive were Mr Business Wire India

FT-group’s Atom Technologies to Facilitate Online Payments to Reliance Securities using Visa Debit Card
In a unique partnership of its kind, India’s top payments service provider Financial Technologies-promoted atom technologies, Visa and Reliance group’s Reliance Securities have come together to enable 1 million customers of Reliance Securities to make online money transfers to their broking accounts through atom’s payment solutions, using any Visa Debit card Business Wire India Adorns New Identity, Refreshes the Look and Feel of Virtual Market, India’s finest online shopping destination has revamped its website to provide a remarkable shopping experience that assures full transparency to its customers. In addition, Tradus has scaled new heights of innovation by introducing unique features untapped till date by any other Indian e-tailer Business Wire India

Hindustan Zinc Limited Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended 31 March 2012
Hindustan Zinc Limited (“HZL” or the “Company”) today announced its results for the fourth quarter (“Q4 FY2012”) and full year ended 31 March 2012 (“FY2012”). Business Wire India

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