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VVIP helicopters deal row: CPI-M asks Govt. to clarify facts in Parliament
Expressing concern over reports of corruption in the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by India, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Basudev Acharya on Wednesday demanded that the government must clarify the facts in Parliament. ANI

Milk suppliers agitate against unfair pricing by private companies
Milk suppliers from across northern India gathered in New Delhi on Wednesday and carried out a protest rally over unfair pricing by private companies. ANI

Rajiv Gandhi had no role in Bofors case, says Khurshid
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had no role to play in the Bofors Gun case, and added that there was no need to reopen the case. ANI

'We lived with humiliation for 25 years', says Big B on Bofors clean-chit
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday said he was delighted over his exoneration in the Bofors Gun case, but added that his family lived with humiliation for the past 25 years. ANI

NCP to organize mass farmers rally in Delhi on May 16
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which is an ally of the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre, has planned a mass rally of farmers in the national capital on May 16 to voice the problems and demands of the agriculture sector. ANI

Pakistan asked to take firm action to curb terrorism, says Krishna
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Wednesday disclosed that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has asked Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to take firm action to curb terrorism to enhance bilateral ties. ANI

No damage caused by earthquake in A and N Islands: Home ministry
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday informed that no damage has occurred in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which experienced moderate intensity tremors earlier today. ANI

Distinguished journalist, scholar Dharmaraja is no more
In the passing away of Shri M. K. Dharmaraja, the country has lost a distinguished journalist and a Jain scholar who observed the principles of religion in letter and spirit. ANI

Forest officials capture tiger near Lucknow
Forest officials on Wednesday captured a tiger which strayed into the Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture (CISH) premises located 25 km away from Lucknow. ANI

Bofors scam row: BJP will expose Congress completely, says Prasad
Amid fresh allegations that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi may have toned down the probe to protect Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi in the Bofors scam, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday charged the ruling Congress Party of being deep rooted in corruption, and said that his party will expose them completely. ANI

Jaya Bachchan delighted over Big B's exoneration in Bofors scam
Expressing delight over the final exoneration of Amitabh Bachchan's name in the Bofors Gun case, his wife and Samajwadi Party (SP) lawmaker Jaya Bachchan on Wednesday said the truth had finally come out in the open. ANI

Swamy favours fresh probe in Bofors case
Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said that a new case should be filed in court in connection with the 1985-86 Bofors scam following fresh revelations by Swedish whistleblower in this case. ANI

Collector's abduction: Chhattisgarh Govt. pins its hopes on mediators
Reiterating that the release of abducted Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon was the primary concern of the state government, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh on Wednesday said the authorities have pinned their hopes on mediators to end the hostage crisis. ANI

UN Secretary General Moon to arrive in India on Thursday
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon would be on a four day official visit to India from 26-29 April. ANI

Antony asks for fresh report on VVIP chopper deal
Defence Minister A.K. Antony today directed his ministry officials to get a fresh report from the Indian Embassy in Rome following a media report alleging malpractices in the procurement of 12 helicopters for the VVIP Communication Squadrons of the Indian Air Force from Ms. Agusta Westland. ANI

Noted sports commentator M.K. Dharmaraja passes away
New Delhi, April 25, The death occured here this morning of the noted sports commentator, Shri M. K. Dharmaraja, 94, after a brief illness. ANI

Bofors case: BJP and Left seek fresh probe
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left Front on Wednesday took the ruling Congress Party to task over new revelations made by former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom in connection with the controversial Bofors Gun scam. ANI

Varanasi residents blow whistles to prevent River Ganga pollution
A group of residents in Varanasi have found a unique way to prevent pollution of the River Ganga by blowing whistles at people throwing litter in the river. ANI

Abducted Odisha MLA Hikaka might be released tomorrow
Maoists holding BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka hostage for over a month have said they might release him on Thursday. ANI

NSCN-IM return seized weapons to army
In a noble gesture, the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) has handed over weapons to the 29 Assam Rifles unit near Dimapur. ANI

Congress deliberately prolonging Telangana row: BJP
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain has said that Congress- led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coalition Government has no intention of discussing the separate state row of Telangana in Parliament. ANI

Sify Reports Revenues of INR 7742 million for Fiscal Year 2011-12
Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ Global Markets: SIFY), a leader in Managed Enterprise, Network and ICT Services in India with growing global delivery capabilities, today announced its consolidated results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the fiscal year 2011-12. PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS: -- Revenue for the year ended March 31, 2012 was INR 7742 million Business Wire India

Bhaskar Industries Limited Actively Forays into Northern Textile Market for its Brand Bhaskar Denim
Bhaskar denim a Dainik Bhaskar group company, incorporated in the year 1985 as a spinning mills in Bhopal, India, is now among top 5 denim mills in the country producing 42 Million Meters per annum. Bhaskar is a verticallyntegrated Mill with Spinning, Dyeing, Weaving & Finishing under one roof Business Wire India

Infor Names Stephan Scholl President
Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced Stephan Scholl has been named President of the company, reporting to CEO Charles Phillips . Prior to being named President, Scholl served as CEO of Lawson Software, which was an affiliate of Infor until the two companies officially combined as one on April 5, 2012 Business Wire India

Infor Delivers ERP on IBM PureSystems
Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced the availability of Infor ERP on IBM PureSystems, the new expert integrated system from IBM Business Wire India

Teradata Active Data Warehouses Provide Private Cloud Benefits– TODAY
Greater utilization of processing power has been a key driver and sought-after benefit of corporate private cloud computing implementations – to centralize and share computing resources and increase utilization to 60 percent or higher Business Wire India

Future Water Challenges - International Conference and Exhibition on the Water Industry
Supported by the Ministry of Urban Development, ‘Aquatech India 2012’, opened its doors today at Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre, New Delhi, India, organised by Amsterdam RAI and Inter Ads Brooks exhibition India Pvt. Ltd. and would continue from 25th to 27th April, 2012. This year’s co-located conference stages under the theme of “Future challenges in Integrated Water Resources Management” Business Wire India

Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012: Bihar team “The D Labs” will Represent India in Worldwide Finals
The D Labs team from BIT Mesra, Patna, emerged as the winners of Imagine Cup 2012 India finals. Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition and the winners will now represent India at the world finals in Sydney, Australia, in July of this year Business Wire India

Collabera Announces Partnership with Verivo Software to Enhance its Enterprise Mobility Capabilities
Collabera, a leading end-to-end information technology consulting, services and solutions company, announced a strategic partnership with Verivo Software, the enterprise mobility company, to scale up its Enterprise Mobility offerings. This move is in line with Collabera’s long term plans to extend its mobility horizon in the coming months Business Wire India

Aneroid Sphygmomanometers from Riester offer a Lifetime of Precision
For precision instruments that last a lifetime, Riester offers a range of modern sphygmomanometers with British BHS* validation. Riester’s Aneroid sphygmomanometers R1 shock-proof®, big ben® and e-mega® sets the standard for aneroid blood pressure measurement Business Wire India

Petronor Orders Over 1000 Netherlocks Wireless VPI Handwheel Valve Position Indicators for Oil Refinery
1160 wireless VPI units have been ordered from Dutch valve safety specialist Netherlocks by Bilbao Petronor Oil Refinery, part of Spanish oil and gas giant Repsol. Following a very successful three year pilot program, the new equipment will replace existing valve position signalling at the 220,000 barrels-per-day refinery Business Wire India

AMS Inform Partners with Credit Bureau CIBIL for Consumer Credit Reports
-- AMS Inform partners with credit bureau CIBIL, for consumer credit reports -- Individuals can now order their credit reports directly from AMS Inform’s unique service and amsinform Business Wire India

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