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Presidential polls: Mamata to meet Mulayam again
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee, who met Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav here on Tuesday evening, said she would be meeting the latter again after her meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi. ANI

Committee constituted to look into anti-Hindi cartoons in NCERT textbooks
Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday said the NCERT has already constituted a committee on May 14 under the chairmanship of Prof. S.K ANI

Harish Rawat pulls up Team Anna for defaming democratic institutions
Congress leader Harish Rawat on Tuesday hit out at Team Anna for maligning the image of existing democratic institutions. ANI

Presidential polls: Mamata lands in Delhi, to meet Mulayam
The suspense over the presidential candidate continues as West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee, who arrived here this evening, will be meeting Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav in a short while from now. ANI

Congress terms Standard and Poor report erroneous
Congress Party on Tuesday termed the global agency Standard and Poor's threat to downgrade India's credit rating, citing division of roles between Sonia Gandhi and 'unelected' Manmohan Singh, to be completely erroneous thereby betraying a complete lack of understanding of both India's political and governance system. ANI

'Allu-bukhara Amritsari', will change fate of horticulture in state, say experts
A team of experts from Department of Agriculture, Khalsa College, here, have achieved major a breakthrough in developing a new variety of Plum, which experts claim will revolutionize horticulture in state. ANI

'Allu-bukhara Amritsari', will change fate of horticulture in Punjab: Experts
A team of experts from the Department of Agriculture, Khalsa College, here, have achieved major a breakthrough in developing a new variety of plum, which they claim will revolutionize horticulture in Punjab. ANI

Human rights are exploited by rich and powerful people: NHRC Chairperson
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mr. Justice K. G. Balakrishnan has said that human rights are exploited by rich and powerful people and this is the biggest challenge. However, these rights will never lose their significance; rather it will grow with their expanding dimensions and legal sanctity accorded to them. ANI

Presidential poll will take place on July 19: CEC Sampath
Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath on Tuesday announced the schedule for the 14th indirect presidential election to elect the 13th President of India. ANI

UPA not only unified, but also cohesive: Congress
Amid reports of a difference within the ruling coalition over the presidential candidate, Congress Party on Tuesday reiterated that the UPA is not only unified, but also cohesive. ANI

BJP says inner contradictions within Congress responsible for policy paralysis
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said the global agency Standard and Poor's threat to downgrade India's credit rating is a serious matter, and blamed the inner contradictions within the Congress for the current policy paralysis. ANI

NCP in tune with UPA over presidential candidate
Asserting that the president's post is the apex constitutional post, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday said that it will fully support the candidate selected by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). ANI

Krishna to visit Cuba for three days
External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna will be paying a three-day visit to Cuba beginning June 15. ANI

Samajwadi Party downplays Mulayam, Jaswant meeting
Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Shahid Siddiqui on Tuesday played down the meeting between his party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh, saying it would be something personal. ANI

Samajwadi Party asks Congress to reveal cards on presidential candidate
With Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee believed by many to be the front-runner among those vying to be the next President of India, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Shahid Siddiqui on Tuesday said that his political outfit would take a decision on the presidential candidate only after the ruling Congress Party comes out openly with a name for the coveted post. ANI

New Delhi to host next round of Indo-Pak Siachen talks
India and Pakistan agreed that the next round of talks on Siachen will be held in New Delhi on mutually convenient dates, to be fixed through diplomatic channels. ANI

Sub-quota for minorities: Centre submits documents before SC
The Central Government on Tuesday placed before the Supreme Court the relevant documents on the basis of which it carved out 4.5 per cent sub-quota for minorities in the central educational institutions, such as IITs. ANI

Mulayam extends support to Ramdev's movement against black money
Extending support to yoga guru Baba Ramdev in his campaign, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday said that till the time black money is not brought back, the poor won't benefit. ANI

World Day against Child Labour focuses on child rights
World Day against Child Labour is being observed today with the objective of eliminating child labour and other violations of the fundamental rights of children. ANI

Three day Sindhu festival begins in Leh
The annual three-day Sindhu festival begins here today. Jammu and Kashmir's Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora will inaugurate the festival. The festival will be celebrated on the bank of the River Indus. ANI

Govt merges e-Governance project for LLP with Corporate Affairs ministry
The government has integrated an e-governance project for Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) under Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) portal. ANI

Voting underway for Andhra by-polls
Polling is underway in the crucial by-elections to 18 assembly segments and one Lok Sabha constituency in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. ANI

Kiran Bedi calls for impartial probe into allegations against Govt., Team Anna
Social activist and former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Kiran Bedi has called for an impartial probe against the government and Team Anna after union ministers laid allegations against the later. ANI

Black money issue: Baba Ramdev meets Mulayam, seeks SP support
Continuing with his mission to secure political support for his movement to retrieve black money stashed away in foreign banks, yoga guru Baba Ramdev met Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav here today. ANI

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India Lags in Financial Literacy with Women and Young People Most at Risk: Visa 2012 Global Financial Literacy Barometer
Many people in India have set aside savings to weather a financial rainy day but the lack of money management discussions in the family may set the stage for their children to struggle with finances, according to Visa’s 2012 Global Financial Literacy Barometer1. The results of the Barometer, which assessed and ranked the financial literacy levels of people in 28 markets, were released today Business Wire India

First Advantage and Pitney Bowes Collaborate to Prevent Fraud in BGV Industry
First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and a leading provider of talent acquisition and electronic data solutions, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to partner with Pitney Bowes India, a subsidiary of Pitney Bowes global corporation and an USD 5.3 billion Fortune 500 company Business Wire India

Frost & Sullivan: Consumer Demand and Increasing R&D Spend Boosts Indian Test Equipment Market
The market for modular and PC-based test instruments is riding a crest with customers increasingly investing in them for their portability and relative cost effectiveness Business Wire India

Komli Media Raises US $39 Million in Funding Led by Norwest Venture Partners
Komli Media, Asia Pacific's leading media technology platform, today announced it has raised US $39 million, its largest financing to date. Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) led the financing with participation from Nexus Venture Partners, Helion Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Western Technology Investment Business Wire India

The Indian Nutraceutical Market Valued at $1480 Million in 2011 to Grow to $2731 Million in 2016 – Finds Frost & Sullivan
Functional foods and Functional beverages are relatively nascent markets in India primarily due to a burgeoning middle class that relies on traditional practices such as Ayurveda. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan ( http://www.chemicals.frost Business Wire India

Wipro Building Global Utility Computing Platform for Enterprise Clients
Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) announced today that the company is expanding its infrastructure as a service (“IaaS”) capabilities to create a global utility computing platform, designed to meet the specific requirements of enterprise-class clients Business Wire India

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