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JD (U) backs Jaswant Singh as Vice-President candidate
JD(U) says Jaswant will be NDA's unanimous candidate; BJP hopeful vice-president poll won't divide NDA Andhra News

NDA announces Jaswant Singh as their candidate for Vice-Presidential Election
NDA coalition announces Jaswant Singh as their candidate for Vice-Presidential Election. He will contest against Hamid Ansari who is contesting his second term. Andhra News

PA Sangma named his daughters after British Novelist Agatha Christie
NDA candidate PA Sangma reveals naming his daughters after British Novelist Agatha Christie. Andhra News

Sify Portal Grew 28% Over the Last 12 Months, Registering One of the Fastest Growth Rates among Portals in India
Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ Global Markets: SIFY), a leader in Managed Enterprise, Network and ICT Services in India, today announced that its portal,, grew 28% over the last 12 months, registering one of the fastest growth rates amongst portals in the country. This growth has been led by Sify Sports. According to the latest ComScore ranking, Sify Sports is ranked No Business Wire India

Builders’ Association of India Appoints V. G. Sakthikumar, COO, Schwing Stetter as Co-chairperson, Mechanisation Committee for the Year 2012-13
SCHWING Stetter India, one of the pioneers of concrete construction equipment manufacturer & supplier in India, today announced that V. G. Sakthikumar, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Schwing Stetter has been appointed as Co-chairperson, Mechanization Committee for the year 2012-13 by Builders’ Association of India (BAI) - an All India Association of Engineering Construction Contractors Business Wire India

Forbes Marshall Ranked 5th Among the Top 25 “Best Workplaces in India” 2012
Forbes Marshall has been ranked number 5 among the top 25 “Best Workplaces” in India for the year 2012, based on a survey conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute® in association with Economic Times. This is the fourth time that the company has made it to this list since it started participating in this survey in 2006 Business Wire India

Future Beckons 'Leaders of Tomorrow'
-- Awards seek to replicate stupendous success of last edition in terms of nominations -- Selected nominees stand a chance to be featured on ET NOW After the successful two editions, 'ET NOW-IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards' are back Business Wire India

Bella Vista New Manjari Residential Project Launch by Karan Group Builder Located at Pune, Manjari Pune Properties Bookings Open
Bella Vista is new residential project launch by Karan Group Promoters and Builders located at Manjari, Pune. Bella Vista Manjari project offers 2.5BHK, 2BHK, 3BHK flats of size ranging from 959 Sq ft to 1305 Sq ft Business Wire India

UAE Exchange Opens New Branches at Kattappana and Thuckalay
UAE Exchange has added two more outlets to the existing count of 300 branches across India. Thuckalay, the 301st branch, was opened on 11th July 2012 by Rev. Father Mathew in the presence of Mrs. Sathya Devi Chairperson Municipality Padmanabhapuram Business Wire India

HCL Founder and Alumni JEC, Ajai Chowdhry Dedicates JASHAN, a State of the Art Auditorium to the People of Jabalpur and to the Fond Memory of his Parents
‘Jashan’, an exceptional and modern auditorium at Jabalpur Engineering College (JEC) was inaugurated today by Shri Prabhat Sahu , Mayor Jabalpur Corporation. This support and contribution in the form of a state of the art auditorium built in the campus will enhance the college’s overall infrastructure. Mr Business Wire India

Haier India Launches its New Range of Smart Water Heaters
Haier, one of the largest Home Appliances & Consumer Electronics brand, globally, and World’s No.1 brand in major appliances, launched their new range of water heaters. The all new range has been launched under the global brand theme of EcoLife, it not only adds an attractive touch to your modern day bathroom but also reflects advance innovation in water-heating control technology Business Wire India

Aakash iTutorTM - A Tablet Based Coaching Program, Introduced 1st Time Ever by Any Coaching Institute in India
In today’s scenario everybody is getting more and more gripped by the technology, specially the younger lot. Aakash, synonymous with quality coaching, very rightly conceptualized and launched Aakash iTutorTM program, addresses this unmet aspiration. It is the first ever initiative that has been undertaken by any coaching institute in India Business Wire India Ranks No. 1 in Social Engagement Amongst all Indian Travel Brands
India’s leading travel planning website, has reached a critical milestone in its growth story. The fast growing travel site has emerged as India’s most influential travel brand on social media, as per statistics shared by two third-party sources - Pinstorm’s India Influencers Index 2.0 - and “Brands Going Social” by media2win - http://socialbrands Business Wire India

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Appoints Girindre Beeharry to Lead the India Office
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that Girindre Beeharry has assumed the leadership of its India Office headquartered in New Delhi, effective immediately. "Expanding our work and partnership in India is an important priority for the foundation, and we are very pleased that Girindre will be leading this effort," said Jeff Raikes, CEO of the Gates Foundation Business Wire India

Intuit Recognized Among the Top 10 in India’s Best Companies to Work for 2012
Intuit India, a leading provider of business and financial management solutions, has been ranked 8th among “India’s Best Companies to Work For in 2012.” This is the company’s fourth successive year on the list, moving up from being ranked 26th in 2011. Intuit has also earned a place among one of the country’s top two Best Companies for Rewards and Recognition 2012 Business Wire India

New Horizons for – Crosses 5million Pageviews Milestone has firmly established itself as India’s leading personal technology portal after crossing the milestone 5million pageviews mark earlier this week. The site registered 5,028,360 pageviews in the month leading up to July 10, according to Google Web Analytics services. is now the most visited and viewed personal technology site in the country Business Wire India

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