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Mulayam says SP will support presidential candidature of Mukherjee
In his first reaction after the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) announced Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as its presidential candidate on Friday, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said that his party would support Mukherjee's candidature. ANI

Karnataka court grants self-styled godman Nityananda bail
Controversial self-styled godman Nityananda was granted bail by a district executive magistrate on Friday, a day after he was re-arrested on charges of disturbing the peace. ANI

After nomination, Pranab thanks Sonia, UPA colleagues, says Sonia, PM will decide next FM
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday thanked Congress President Sonia Gandhi for nominating him as the United Progressive Alliance's (UPA's) candidate for the presidential election and said he has accepted the offer with humility. ANI

National Conference leader gunned down in Srinagar
A National Conference leader was gunned down by unidentified persons in Srinagar on Friday. ANI

PM reaches out to parties, seeks support for Mukherjee
With the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) nominating Pranab Mukherjee as its presidential candidate, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday reached out to various political parties, including the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to seek their support. ANI

BSP chief Mayawati backs Pranab's candidature for president
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Friday announced her party's support to Pranab Mukherjee for the post of president, describing the finance minister as a serious and deserving candidate for the top job. ANI

Mukherjee's family expresses happiness over his presidential candidacy
family members of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday expressed their joy and happiness over him being nominated as the candidate for the post of president by the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA). ANI

Andhra Pradesh bye polls: YSR Congress bags 15 Assembly seats, 1 Lok Sabha seat
The Y S R Congress party bagged the Nellore Lok Sabha Constituency and 15 of the 18 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh on Friday, while Congress won two assembly Constituencies in the bye-polls. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee, the quintessential Congressman
Known for his razor sharp intellect and memory and a quintessential Congressman, Pranab Mukherjee will make a huge transformation if he wins the presidential race, capping a 45-year-long run in active politics. ANI

BJP says UPA should not have unilaterally announced presidential candidate
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday confirmed that the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, had called Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj to tell her about the United Progressive Alliance's (UPA's) decision to declare Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as the ruling alliance's candidate for the post of president. ANI

PM calls Sushma, informs about UPA naming Mukherjee as its presidential candidate
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh called Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Friday to inform her about the naming of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as the ruling United Progressive Alliance's (UPA's) candidate for the post of president. ANI

IIT faculty federation meets Manmohan Singh
Members of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Faculty Federation met the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, here on Friday to discuss the Central Government's proposal of a Common Engineering Entrance exam. ANI

Winner of women's Asian Games gold accused of rape
An Indian runner who won a gold medal in the women's 4x400m relay at the 2006 Asian Games has been arrested on rape charges levelled by a woman who claims the former athlete is actually a man, police said. ANI

UPA announces Pranab Mukherjee as Prez candidate
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who was authorized by the Congress Working Committee (CWC) to decide on the presidential candidate, on Friday evening announced Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as the ruling alliance's choice for the coveted post of President of India ANI

CBR terrorism a clear danger to India: ORF-RUSI Study
There is a clear danger to India from CBR (Chemical, Biological and Radiological materials) terrorism due to the known intentions of terrorist groups active within India's borders, according to a new research study. ANI

YSR Congress Party is future of Andhra Pradesh, says Jagan's sister
YSR Congress Party chief Jagan Mohan Reddy's sister Sharmila on Friday expressed her delight over the stupendous performance of the party in the Andhra Pradesh by-polls, saying the verdict reflects that the people do not appreciate vindictive politics. ANI

Prez poll: Sharad Yadav downplays Nitish's invitation to Kalam
Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav on Friday played down Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's invitation to former President Dr. A.P. J. Abdul Kalam for lunch, saying there was no discussion between them over the presidential election. ANI

Steel Minister visits RINL-VSP victims
Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma visited the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited-Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant and met victims of the recent explosion. ANI

Sangma ignores NCP's advice, says he's in race for Prez as tribal candidate
Former Lok Sabha speaker and NCP leader P.A. Sangma on Friday said he is still in the race for Rashtrapati Bhavan, but as a tribal candidate, and not as a NCP leader ANI

Gen Bikram Singh reviews Army's operational preparedness in J-K
Attaching special significance to Jammu and Kashmir, General Bikram Singh reviewed the operational preparedness of the Army on his first visit to the state after taking over as Army Chief. ANI

Florist grows rare flower in Coimbatore
A florist hailing from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu has been successful in growing a rare flower called the Fireball Lily at his residence. ANI

Surrendered Kashmir militant hopeful of being rehabilitated by govt.
Having spent over two decades across the border, surrendered militant Shabir Ahmad Dar is hopeful of getting help through the government's rehabilitation scheme and is looking forward to his integration into mainstream society in Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Maharashtra Police rescue 108 child labourers in Nagpada
In a joint operation, police and several non-government organisations working against child labour conducted a raid and rescued 108 children from the Nagpada area of Maharashtra after getting a tip-off from a social group. ANI

NDA yet to decide on presidential candidate, Advani accuses UPA of clumsiness
Asserting that history will remember this presidential election, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani on Friday said there is lack of coherence at the highest level of ruling UPA. ANI

YSR Congress leading in Andhra bye-poll vote count
Supporters of the YSR Congress Party have begun celebrations, as voting trends in bye-polls indicate a possible landslide win for them in most of the 18 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh. ANI

Army arrests a militant in Poonch
The Indian Army has arrested a militant in the Mendhar area of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch District as he was attempting to enter India. ANI

Prez poll: Samajwadi Party to provide outside support to UPA?
Amid intense speculations over Mamata Banerjee and Mulayam Singh Yadav differing on their candidates for the coveted post of President of India, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Ram Gopal Yadav on Friday made it absolutely clear that his political outfit was not on the side of the government as far as the presidential candidate was concerned. ANI

Prez poll: Mamata seeks consensus for Kalam, denies rift with Mulayam
Describing her choice of presidential candidates as a clarion call to all political parties, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday denied having any rift with Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh over the choice for the coveted post of President of India. ANI

Abdul Kalam undecided on returning to Rashtrapati Bhavan
Former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Friday said that leaders of various political outfits have asked him to serve as the next President of India, but added that he would take an appropriate decision on this issue at the right time. ANI

Counting of Andhra bye-election votes underway
The counting of votes cast in the recent bye-election for the Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 state assembly constituencies is underway. ANI

Nitish Kumar to meet Abdul Kalam over lunch today
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has invited former President APJ Abdul Kalam, who is a frontrunner for the Rashtrapati Bhawan, for lunch today. ANI

Left parties to meet on June 21 to devise strategy for Prez polls: Bardhan
As the suspense over the much-anticipated name for the next President of India continues, veteran Communist Party of India (CPI) leader A.B. Bardhan has said that the left parties would meet on June 21 to devise their strategy for the upcoming presidential polls. ANI

Presidential race hots up; Mukherjee to meet PM
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is likely to meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh over the presidential elections at 12 noon here on Friday. ANI

Presidential poll: NDA to meet today
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will meet here on Friday to finalise its candidate for the presidential elections. ANI

UPA meets today to formally endorse presidential candidate's name
A day after Congress President Sonia Gandhi held consultations with senior leaders and allies to zero in on a consensus for the presidential candidate, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will meet here on Friday to decide on the future course of action. ANI

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YASH Technologies Expands Footprint in India
YASH Technologies, a leading technology services and outsourcing partner for global companies, has expanded its footprint by inaugurating a brand new offshore development centre spread over 1,25,000 square feet at the Raheja Mindspace IT Park at Hi-Tech City in Hyderabad today Business Wire India

TAKE Solutions Brings Together Customers at “Converge 2012”
TAKE Solutions [BSE: 532890 | NSE: TAKE], a technology solutions leader in Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Life Sciences (LS) domains, concluded its annual two-day customer education and collaboration event, CONVERGE 2012, at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida Business Wire India

Vodafone India receives the Enterprise Mobile Service Provider of the Year at the 2012 Frost & Sullivan India ICT Awards
The Indian enterprise mobile services market has been witnessing significant growth, with an ever-expanding enterprise base, increasing awareness of the need for mobility, and proliferation of diverse mobile devices Business Wire India

Polaris Receives HP AllianceONE Partner of the Year Award 2012
Polaris Financial Technology Ltd. (POLS.BO), a leading global Financial Technology company, announced that the company received the HP AllianceONE Partner of the Year Award in the Converged Infrastructure Solutions category. Polaris was recognized for its one of a kind Central Bank Core Banking Solution (CBS) implemented at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Business Wire India

Lords Sector-79 Noida New Residential Prelaunch Project by Shubhkamna Group Located at Noida, Sector-79 Noida Property
Shubhkamna Developers is pre launch its new residential project Shubhkamna LORDS. Shubhkamna Lords project is located at Sector-79 sports city Noida. LORDS Noida project supports an enormous connectivity to the main locations of the city and many other day to day conveniences. Lords sector 79 Noida project offers 2 BHK, 2.5 BHK, 3 BHK, 3 Business Wire India

Wipro Positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Comprehensive Finance and Accounting BPO, Global by Independent Research Firm
Wipro BPO, the Business Process Outsourcing arm of Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting, and Outsourcing Business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) has been recognized by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in the report, "Magic Quadrant for Finance and Accounting (F&A) BPO, Global," authored by Cathy Tornbohm and published May 30, 2012 Business Wire India

Ozonegroup Launches “The Gardenia”
-- Fully fitted 4 bedroom apartments with luxury etched in every detail -- Registered for Green Homes Certification by IGBC Bringing a whole new meaning to luxury living, realty major Ozonegroup has launched ‘The Gardenia’, a part of the company’s “The Luxury Boutique Residences” in Chennai. Ozonegroup has always provided quality lifestyle to the ever evolving and aspiring consumer Business Wire India

Regency Cosmos Baner New Project Launch by Regency Group - Ready Possession Baner Apartments, Baner Pune Properties
Regency Cosmos is new Baner road project launch by Regency Group located at Prabhavee Tech Park and near Orchid School, Pune. Regency Cosmos offers purely 3BHK residential flats in sizes 1565 sq ft to 1600 sq ft at Baner Road. Cosmos Baner apartment is pure elegancy provided by clean, contemporary and uncluttered architecture Business Wire India

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