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Prakash Karat demands thorough probe in coal scam
Despite the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) ruling out the involvement of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in the coal scam, CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Monday demanded a thorough probe into the allocation of coal blocks made between 2005-2008. ANI

CPI (M) not bound to support Congress presidential candidate: Karat
CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Monday made it clear that his political outfit was not bound to support the candidate, whose name would be suggested by the ruling Congress Party for the presidential post. ANI

Situation being reviewed to ensure safety of Amarnath pilgrims: Home Ministry
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday informed that the government is aware of the concerns of pilgrims for the timely commencement of the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath Shrine and is reviewing the situation keeping in mind the safety of the pilgrims. ANI

Subramanian Swamy wants Abdul Kalam back as President
Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Monday pitched for former President of India Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam to be reconsidered for the coveted post. ANI

Rahul Gandhi is 'dumb', says Subramanian Swamy
Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Monday lashed out at Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, and called him 'dumb for failing to pass in any examination'. ANI

India, Pakistan talks on Siachen begin at Rawalpindi
Talks between India and Pakistan on the military standoff on Siachen began on Monday at Rawalpindi. ANI

Ajit Singh lauds Air India staff for ensuring safe landing
Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh today personally called up Captain Urmila Yadav, Co pilot Yashoo Pereira and Guwahati airport Director Manvinder Singh, and thanked them for ensuring the safe landing of Alliance India flight ATR 42 aircraft VT ABD while operating from Silchar to Guwahati and saving precious life of the passengers ANI

Swami Nityananda faces high-level probe in Karnataka
Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda on Monday said that his government has decided to initiate a high-level probe against the charges levelled against self-claimed Godman Swami Nityananda. ANI

Electoral reforms top priority area, says CEC Sampath
V. S. Sampath, who assumed office as the 18th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), on Monday said that the commission will strive for the early implementation of electoral reforms which are key for putting an end to criminalisation of politics and undue influence of money power in electoral arena. ANI

Rajinder Pal Singh appointed NHAI chairman
New Delhi, June 11 ; The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Rajinder Pal Singh as chairman of National Highways Authority of India. ANI

Indian Coast Guard Hovercraft H-187 commissioned
Indian Coast Guard Hovercraft H-187, the first of the series of twelve Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs) designed and built by Griffon Hoverwork Limited (GHL), UK, was commissioned by Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan, the Director General Indian Coast Guard, at Okha in Gujarat today. ANI

Gurjit Singh to be Indian Ambassador to Timor-Leste
Gurjit Singh, presently Ambassador of India to the Republic of Indonesia, has been concurrently accredited. ANI

Muslims must get reservations based on Sachar Committee recommendations: Mulayam
Hours after the Supreme Court (SC) pulled up the Centre over itsdecision to have 4.5 percent sub quota for minorities, Samajwadi Party (SP) president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said that Muslims should get reservations on the basis of the Justice Rajender Sachar Committee's recommendations. ANI

Congress, BJP still undecided on presidential candidate
As the suspense over the presidential candidate intensifies, the ruling Congress Party and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday made it absolutely clear that they would come up with a suitable name following due consultations and at an appropriate time. ANI

Moderate earthquake shakes Jammu and Kashmir, no damages reported
Multiple tremors measuring 5.7 and 5.4 magnitude jolted Kashmir valley on Monday, as panic-stricken locals ran out of their homes here. ANI

Mulayam keeps UPA, NDA in suspense over presidential candidate
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said that his party will make its stand clear on Presidential polls only after candidates' names are announced. ANI

Race to Raisina Hill: Sangma meets Chandrababu Naidu, to meet Mamata next
Former Lok Sabha speaker and NCP leader P.A. Sangma met Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu here on Monday to seek support for his candidature for the post of President of India. ANI

Mukherjee calls for strengthening existing laws to unearth black money
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that there was a need to identify gaps within the system to strengthen existing laws to unearth black money. ANI

Fire in Srinagar hotel, no casualties
Locals and tourists had a narrow escape here on Monday after a fire broke out at Hotel Royal Residency in Rajbagh area of the city. ANI

India's oldest grandmother stays fit with a healthy diet
India's oldest grandmother, Sowmi Akka, 120, says she stays fit due to a healthy diet. ANI

Nitish replies to Modi's criticism of Bihar, says 'no need to preach others'
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday hit back at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his 'festering caste politics' remarks, saying people should think about their own situations before preaching to others. ANI

Rajastan emerging as a hub for higher education
The education system in Rajasthan has been changing very fast owing to initiatives taken by the Ashok Gehlot-led government. ANI

MP's pay homage to former Lok Sabha speaker
Floral tributes were paid before the portrait of former Lok Sabha speaker, K.S. Hegde in the Central Hall of the Parliament on his 103rd birth anniversary. ANI

Naidu backs Ramdev, says lopsided economic policies responsible for scandals
Backing yoga guru Baba Ramdev's movement against black money, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said lopsided economic policies are responsible for the emerging scandals within the country. ANI

BJP says Congress fears Lokpal
With the war of words between Team Anna and the ruling Congress Party over the passage of a strong and effective Lokpal Bill intensifying, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday asked the UPA Government not to attack the civil society activists, who are crusading against corruption. ANI

Supreme Court refuses to stay Andhra Pradesh High Court verdict on minority quota
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay an Andhra Pradesh High Court order quashing a 4.5 per cent sub-quota for minorities in educational institutions and government jobs. ANI

Modi receives all-out support from BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday hit back at the ruling Congress Party for accusing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi of indulging in political terrorism. ANI

'Will come out clean,' says suspended BEML chief on CBI charges
Suspended BEML chief V.R.S. Natarajan on Monday said that he was innocent, and would come out clean against the charges being leveled against him by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). ANI

Militant surrenders in Jammu and Kashmir after nine years
Nine years after his return from Pakistan where he was sent to receive arms training, Mohammad Riaz, a militant, surrendered before the police here. ANI

Eminent poets read poems in Delhi's Lodi Gardens
The rising sun, cool breeze on a summer morning, birds chirping and poetry - what better way to start a Poetry at the Monument movement. ANI

Geelani calls for shutdown in Srinagar
Chairman of the Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, called for a shutdown in memory of those killed during stone pelting here in 2010. ANI

Speeding truck crushes police constable to death in Faridabad
A speeding sand dumper killed a 43-year old police constable after breaking through a check post here on Monday. ANI

Defence Ministry suspends BEML chairman VRS Natarajan
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Monday put BEML chairman V R S Natarajan under suspension following a recommendation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that he should be kept away from the post to ensure a fair investigation. ANI

Narayanasamy tells Kiran Bedi to stop making personal comments against PM, others
Expressing his concern over a comment made by Team Anna member and former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Kiran Bedi, where she dubbed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a modern-day Dhritarashtra, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy on Monday advised the former to restrain herself from making such personal comments. ANI

CBI seeks Andhra HC's permission to conduct narco-analysis test on Jaganmohan Reddy
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a petition in a court here on Monday seeking permission to conduct a narco-analysis test on jailed Member of Parliament Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy. ANI

Race to Raisina Hill: Congress urges TMC to support Pranab
While the race for India's next president gathers pace, the Congress Party has urged key ally, the Trinamool Congress (TMC), to support the candidature of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as a candidate. ANI

States not serious about social audit, says Jairam Ramesh
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has criticised state governments for failing to implement social audits of key flagship welfare schemes while assuring the Government of Manipur a string of financial support for development initiatives. ANI

Black money issue: Ramdev meets Chandrababu Naidu
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev met Telugu Desam chief N. Chandrababu Naidu here today and sought his cooperation and support in the movement to retrieve black money stashed away in foreign banks. ANI

Narendra Modi indulging in 'political terrorism', says Gujarat Congress leader
Gujarat Congress President Arjun Modhwadia has said that state Chief Minister Narendra Modi is indulging in 'political terrorism' within his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ANI

Sampath to assume Chief Election Commissioner's office today
V. S. Sampath, a 1973 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, will assume office as the 18th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of the country on Monday.he 62-year old was appointed the CEC last week, and will preside over the next General Elections, scheduled in 2014. ANI

Speakers at International Business School Conference Hosted by IMT Ghaziabad and GBSN to Focus on How Management Education Powers Development
At the 7th Annual Global Business School Network Conference, hosted by the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad June 11 – 14 at the Taj Palace Hotel in Delhi, prominent speakers from India and around the globe will share their thoughts on the conference theme: Making the Connection: Management Education Powering Development Business Wire India

CA AppLogic Cloud Platform Now Available on Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced its CA AppLogic® cloud platform is now available to channel partners in the U.S. via the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, a transactional, online marketplace where solution providers and MSPs can shop, procure, provision and obtain invoices for their cloud services directly from Ingram Micro Business Wire India

Lowkal Partners with Online Nutritional Supplement Leader
Bangalore based low calorie sweetener brand Lowkal has partnered with leading online Supplement store for selling Lowkal range of products online. The online store will be selling Lowkal cubes, Lowkal sachets and stevia based sweetener Lowkal Natural. Lowkal is a revolutionary low calorie sweetening alternative, containing Fos & Sucralose Business Wire India

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