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Solace to suffering humanity would surface from Arunachal, believes Shankaracharya
The next incarnation to provide solace to the suffering humanity would surface from the divine land of Arunachal Pradesh, according to Puri's Govardhan Pith Peetthadhish Jagat Guru Shankaracharya Adhokshajanandji Devtirth. ANI

Sino-India boundary talks progressing along expected lines
Special Representatives (SRs) of India and China met here on Monday to discuss a wide range of bilateral issues, including further progress to be made to resolve the vexed boundary question that has been a bone of contention between New Delhi and Beijing for over five decades. ANI

India, Nepal discuss cooperation to curb cross-border crimes
India and Nepal on Monday discussed cooperation in countering cross-border crimes and terrorist activities during Home Secretary-level talks between the two countries. ANI

Mayawati has admitted her ministers guilty of graft, says Jaiswal
Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Monday claimed that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has confirmed that several of the ministers in her government were involved in corrupt activities. ANI

Indian Parliamentarians visit Pakistan
A delegation of Indian Parliamentarians, headed by BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, on Monday crossed into Pakistan through Wagah - Attari land border. ANI

North South Transport Corridor pivotal in developing Asia-Central Asia connectivity
Sanjay Singh, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), on Monday said the International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC) could play a pivotal role in developing practical policy options to improve connectivity in the region. ANI

General V.K. Singh moves Supreme Court over age row
Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, has reportedly filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court with regard to the ongoing controversy surrounding his age. ANI

India, EU free trade agreement to take more time: Ashton
European Union foreign policy chief, Baroness Catherine Ashton, on Monday said a free trade agreement with India would take time to materialise, as all technical and political aspects would first have to be considered. ANI

Sonia Gandhi's poster defaced outside Congress headquarters in Delhi
Black ink was splashed across a poster carrying the image of Congress president Sonia Gandhi here on Monday evening, leading party activists to vigorously thrash and kick the culprit involved. ANI

Dying crows deny India is bird flu free
India recently declared itself free from bird flu, at a time when the state of Jharkhand has been in a state of panic with the sudden and inexplicable death of thousands of crows in the last four to five months. ANI

Priyanka Gandhi begins campaigning in UP
In an endeavor to reach out to the voters ahead of the upcoming state assembly polls, Priyanka Gandhi today began her tour of Congress strongholds Amethi and Rae Bareli in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. ANI

'Mayawati has lost her credibility among Dalits': Digvijay Singh
Amid the ongoing strategies adopted by the leaders of various political outfits to establish a firm reputation in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Monday charged state chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati of failing to protect the interest of the Dalits. ANI

Nuclear weapons have only a strategic significance, says General V.K. Singh
Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, has said that nuclear weapons are not for fighting war, but have got a strategic significance. ANI

General V.K. Singh says he has no clue of resolution of age row
Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, has said that he has 'no clue' of any early resolution of the ongoing controversy surrounding his age issue, but insisted that the matter be allowed to rest and not become a public debate. ANI

Armed forces are ready to face any challenges, says General V.K. Singh
Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, has said that the armed forces are ready to face any challenges. ANI

15th round of India-China border talks begin
India and China resumed their 15th round of boundary talks here today to decide on a framework for delineating the border on the map. ANI

Allahabad High Court reserves order on CBI probe into Bhatta-Parsaul
The Allahabad High Court on Monday reserved its judgement on a bunch of petitions seeking a CBI probe into the Bhatta Parsaul police firing case of Greater Noida in which four persons were killed during a farmers' agitation against land acquisition. ANI

Delhi-based photographer working for Afghan refugees in India
Gauri Gill, a professional photographer based in New Delhi, portrays the variance between Afghanistan before the Soviet invasion and the existing war-ravaged nation through her lens. ANI

SC contempt notice against Gilani on NRO an "internal matter of Pakistan" : S M Krishna
Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has refused to comment on the development regarding the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) against Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, saying that it is an internal matter of Islamabad. ANI

New Delhi hosts Sherpa meeting on nuclear security
Representatives of 49 nations are expected to participate in the Sherpa meeting being held in New Delhi with an aim to discuss matters pertaining to nuclear security and prepare the blueprint for the upcoming summit in Seoul. ANI

Supreme Court extends ex-minister Sukhram's bail till August 7
The Supreme Court on Monday extended the interim bail granted to former Telecom Minister Sukhram, who was convicted in connection with the 1996 telecom equipment purchase scam, till August 7. ANI

Congress releases manifesto in Punjab, promises sops to industry
Ahead of the upcoming assembly polls in Punjab, the Congress party is promising help to the industry and the unemployed, if elected to power. ANI

Subramanian Swamy blames Congress and Sonia Gandhi for 'ink attack' on Ramdev
Blaming Congress president Sonia Gandhi for the brazen 'ink attack' on yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has said Gandhi had strong 'anti-saffron' bias. ANI

Security forces conduct search and combing operations in poll-bound Manipur
Security forces are conducting extensive search and combing operations at various places in Imphal to ensure peaceful assembly elections later this month. ANI

Election Commission doesn't act on somebody's advice: Mohsina Kidwai
Refuting the allegations of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati that the Election Commission was acting at the behest of Congress party, senior party leader Mohsina Kidwai has said it was an independent body and it doesn't act on somebody's advice. ANI

BJP tears into Congress ahead of UP polls
With assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh right around the corner, Bharatiya Janata Party has urged the Congress party to clarify its stand on the issues of extremism and minority reservation. ANI

Violence down in Kashmir, says General KT Parnaik
General Officer Commanding-In-Chief, Northern Command, Lt General KT Parnaik has said that infiltration has gone down in Jammu and Kashmir and the defence forces are working hard to keep insurgents at bay. ANI

Parties launch manifestos in poll-bound Manipur
With barely a fortnight to go for the Assembly elections in Manipur, major political parties in the state released their manifestos. ANI

Siemens Extends Partnership with Frontal Software to Include Product Lifecycle Management Solutions
Teamcenter® software, the world’s most widely used PLM system, Tecnomatix® software, the world’s leading digital manufacturing solution. “We are extending our partnership over the past 25 years with Siemens to include PLM, CAE and digital manufacturing,” said P. S. Sridharan, CEO, Frontal Software Business Wire India

Agni CZ Gold Jewels the Largest Available Jewellery Brand Enters its 8th Anniversary year with a Bang
Launched in 2004, Agni CZ Gold Jewels celebrated its 8th Anniversary year by announcing the launch of inimitable anniversary jewellery creation in a grand way. The new jewellery has a range of Rings, Earrings, Nose pins, Pendant sets and Necklaces Business Wire India

Ameyo Powers Customer Support Operations for
Drishti’s award-winning contact center software becomes the technology of choice for – India’s only online loans processing platform. While major business expansions were in the hindsight, Bank Bazaar was struggling with managing the increasing customer calls and unresponsive legacy solutions Business Wire India

Shiv Nadar School Introduces the Value of Leadership and Entrepreneurship through AHA Curriculum
Shiv Nadar school is inspired by Mr. Shiv Nadar’s deep passion and commitment towards providing quality education to students with a focus on overall student development with cutting-edge technological tools to enhance the learning experience Business Wire India

MensXP brings Burberry's Menswear Fashion Show Live from Milan, India's biggest lifestyle website for men, broadcasted Burberry’s Milan fashion show live on its website on Saturday, January 14th, 2012. Equipped with more than 50,000 self help and how-to's, this 3 year old website, is the largest source of information related to lifestyle for Indian men. And it is taking things to a new level Business Wire India

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