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Delhi High Court orders Indian Pilots Guild to resolve Air India impasse
As the indefinite hunger strike by the agitating Air India pilots entered its ninth day, the Delhi High Court on Monday ordered Indian Pilots Guild to amicably resolve the ongoing deadlock with the striking pilots. ANI

Nitish Kumar dismisses links with RSS
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that his party, Janata Dal- United (JD-U), is associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and not with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). ANI

PM accepts Sharad Pawar's resignation from the telecom EGoM (update)
Prime Minister Dr. Mnmohan Singh has reportedly accepted the resignation of Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar as the head of the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom. ANI

Pawar to quit telecom EGoM
Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has reportedly written to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday, expressing his desire to quit as the head of the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on Telecom, a post he had recently acquired from Pranab Mukherjee. ANI

Sadiya bridge project on Brahmaputra River to improve connectivity
The two-lane, nine kilometer long Sadiya Bridge is all set to enhance connectivity in the border areas of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. ANI

Security beefed up on Indo-Myanmar border to neutralise insurgents
With the Myanmar Government gearing to flush out northeast based insurgents from their soil, the Centre has beefed up security here, as the region borders the eastern neighbour, to prevent infiltration. ANI

Assam floods pose threat to national security
The deterioration in the flood situation in Assam is posing a major threat to national security, as a portion of international fencing along the Bangladesh border here has been damaged due to soil erosion. ANI

Army steps up rescue operations in flood- hit Assam
As the death toll in the Assam floods continue to rise, the army, overseeing rescue and relief operations, has stepped up its efforts here. ANI

Monsoon rejuvenation therapy for elephants starts in Kerala
With the onset of the monsoon, the month-long rejuvenation therapy for elephants began here, as hundreds of people, braving the heavy downpour, fed around 40 elephants with sweets. ANI

Delayed monsoon hits Faizabad farmers hard
A delayed monsoon is affecting the planting of pulses, cotton, paddy and soybean here, and farmers expect a low produce due to drying paddy fields. ANI

Govt. backs Pranab, says he resigned from ISI on June 20
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Monday rubbished former Lok Sabha speaker and BJP-backed presidential contestant P. A. Sangma's claims that UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee is still the chairman of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). ANI

Delhi Govt. grants power subsidy, will benefit 20 lakh consumers
The Delhi Cabinet on Monday gave its nod to grant a subsidy of Rs.1.00 per unit up to monthly consumption up to 200 units w.e.f. July 1, 2012, the day from which the new tariff as announced by the DERC. ANI

Khurshid asks Patnaik to stop blame game and back Pranab
A day after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik accused Pranab Mukherjee of buying the support of parties for presidential poll votes through large sums of money in select states as the finance minister, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday asked the former to accept reality and support United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate in the race to Raisina Hill. ANI

'I was not present in car', says Sohail Khan
Bollywood actor Sohail Khan on Monday termed as unfortunate the incident where a 70-year-old pavement dweller was crushed to death by a Land Cruiser car driven by his driver Dhananjaya Pimpale, and said that he was not present inside the car when the accident took place. ANI

Pak Rangers team accorded guard of honour in Delhi
A delegation led by the Director General of the Pakistan Rangers (Sindh Range), Rizwan Akhtar, was given a ceremonial guard of honour ahead of their biannual meeting with commanders of the Border Security Force (BSF), here on Monday. ANI

PM announces Rs. 500 cr relief package for Assam
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday announced a Rs. 500-crore relief package for flood- hit Assam, and expressed satisfaction over the ongoing rescue and relief operations. ANI

PM, Sonia assess Assam flood situation (National: Update: PM-Sonia)
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi undertook an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of Assam today. ANI

Rahul Gandhi to visit Kullu
In an endeavor to reorganize and energize the party ahead of the upcoming Himachal Pradesh assembly polls, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will be arriving here on a two-day visit today. ANI

Minorities Commission for protection of historical shrines
The National Commission for Minorities has expressed regret over a fire damaging the 200-year-old Peer Dastgir Sahib in Srinagar on June 25. ANI

Congress asks BJP to introspect, perform duties in Karnataka
In the backdrop of the ongoing turmoil over a demand for a change of leadership in Karnataka, the Congress party has urged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to introspect and perform its duties as the country's principle opposition better. ANI

Relief for BJP; Yeddyurappa's loyalists withdraw resignations
The ongoing political crisis in Karnataka seems to have come to an end this morning, as former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's loyalists have withdrawn their resignations. ANI

Pakistan's support to Kashmiri separatists is preposterous
Jalil Abbas Jilani, the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan is expected in New Delhi for a meeting with his Indian counterpart, Ranjan Mathai, on July 4 and 5, as a part of the ongoing dialogue. ANI

Ex-BJP ideologue Govindacharya urges Kalam to disclose all about Sonia
Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ideologue K. N. Govindacharya has taken on former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for his remarks on Sonia Gandhi vis-a-vis the 2004 elections, and urged him to disclose all facts to avoid being judged. ANI

PM, Sonia to assess flood situation in Assam
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi are scheduled to undertake an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of Assam today, as the situation in the state continues to remain grim. ANI

Actor Sohail Khan's driver to appear before Mumbai court
Actor and filmmaker Sohail Khan's driver, Dhananjay Pimpale, is expected to be produced before a local Mumbai court on Monday, a day after he ran over and killed a 70-year-old woman. ANI

India Must Lead Global Sustainable Development Agenda Post Rio Plus 20 Summit
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) held a special media interaction on the challenges and opportunities in the context of global sustainable development agenda post the recently concluded Rio Plus 20 Summit today. Director General of TERI, Dr. R K Pachauri, Executive Director Dr. Leena Srivastava and Distinguished Fellows Nitin Desai, Ambassador Chandrashekhar Dasgupta & Dr Business Wire India

Banyan Tree Infomedia Launches Nextdoorflorist.com
Banyan Tree Infomedia LLP is in the news once again and this time it is to announce the launch of their latest endeavor, a site called Nextdoorflorist.com. This site, as the name suggests, is a portal that has been designed to extend the continence of online gifting to cakes, chocolates and flowers Business Wire India

S. Vaitheeswaran Takes Over as MD & CEO of Manipal Global Education Services
Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE), India’s leading higher educational and training services provider today announced the appointment of S Vaitheeswaran as its MD & CEO. He takes over from Anand Sudarshan who has led the company for the last six years, and has steered the group commendably to become a key player in this space both in India and Globally Business Wire India

LegalEra Presents India's Most Innovative Conference on ""Real Estate Restructuring Laws, Project Finance and ADR Forum 2012""
The LegalEra RPA forum 2012 on the theme of The Indian Real Estate Sector – Moving Forward focused on the future perspective of India's growing real estate sector resulting in enhancing of the Indian economy Business Wire India

Sai Platinum New Pimple Saudagar Project Offers Terrace Apartments Located at Pimple Saudagar Pune Property
Sai Platinum is a new Pimple Saudagar project launch by SSD Group Builder and Developers located at Pune. SSD Group Builders and Developers Browse More Pune Properties Pimple Saudagar Properties About Discounted Flats Discounted Flats (India Properties) is a Pan-India group booking channel, which groups individual residential buyers based across India to avail discounts of up to 35% Business Wire India

UAE Exchange Gifts Radio Sets to Blind Women
The Women's Forum of Kerala Federation of Blind and Ernakulam District Panchayath conjointly organised a two day fiesta for the visually challenged women on 27th and 28th June at Youth Hostel, Kakkanad, Ernakulam. The celebration was to commemorate the birth anniversary of Helen Keller, the founder of Helen Keller International – an NGO to prevent blindness and malnutrition Business Wire India

Two Day Fiesta for Visually Challenged Women
The Women's Forum of Kerala Federation of Blind and Ernakulam District Panchayath conjointly organised a two day fiesta for the visually challenged women on 27th and 28th June at Youth Hostel, Kakkanad, Ernakulam. The celebration was to commemorate the birth anniversary of Helen Keller, the founder of Helen Keller International – an NGO to prevent blindness and malnutrition Business Wire India

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