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PM arrives in Brazil for Rio+20 summit
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh arrived here on Wednesday to attend the two-day Rio+20 summit to prepare an environmental blueprint for sustainable global development amidst the ongoing economic crisis. ANI

Maha Gujarat Janata Party against Modi as PM
Maha Gujarat Janata Party leader Gordhan Zadafia said that it would be a mistake on the part of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to project Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014 general elections. ANI

India closely watching political turmoil in Pak: Krishna
Foreign minister S.M. Krishna said on Wednesday that New Delhi was keeping a close watch on the political turmoil going on in Pakistan after the Supreme Court declared Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani ineligible to hold office. ANI

Sharad Yadav declines to comment on Nitish's remarks on Modi
Leader of Janata Dal -United (JD-U), Sharad Yadav, declined to comment on the remark made by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, seeking a secular leader as the prime ministerial candidate for elections in 2014. ANI

Irate mob torches bus after accident in Batala
Locals burnt down a bus after two men, aged 21 and 22 years respectively were injured in a road accident here on Wednesday. ANI

Posters hailing Sanjay Joshi resurface in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh
Posters hailing Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) former national executive member Sanjay Joshi resurfaced in party ruled states of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, indicating the poster war between him and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has not subsided yet. ANI

Kullu enticing tourists with Zorbing
The quaint hill town of Kullu is wooing tourists through the Kiwi adventure sport of Zorbing. ANI

NCP accepts Sangma's resignation
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has finally bowed down to the compulsions of coalition dharma and accepted former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma's resignation. ANI

Prez poll candidature row: Upset Sangma quits NCP
Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma, who is determined to contest the presidential poll as a candidate of the Tribal Forum of India, has quit the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on the ground that his self-respect should be protected. ANI

BJP joins Bhagwat, pulls up Nitish for 'secular PM' remarks
With RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat backing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as NDA's Prime Ministerial candidate and apparently disagreeing with the remarks made Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also echoed similar sentiments on Wednesday, saying the party does not need to take certificate on secularism from anyone ANI

Prez poll: Asaduddin Owaisi meets Jagan, seeks support for Pranab
As the race for Raisina Hill heats up, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen President Asaduddin Owaisi met YSR Congress Party chief Jaganmohan Reddy in Hyderabad's Chanchalguda jail, and urged him to support UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee for the coveted post of President of India. ANI

Kochi to host next annual Indian diaspora meet
Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said here on Tuesday that the annual Indian diaspora meet (Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013) will be held at Kochi in January next year. ANI

Vayalar Ravi confident of Pranab Mukherjee winning Prez poll
Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi has expressed confidence about UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee emerging victorious in the race for Raisina Hill. ANI

Shashi Tharoor expresses concern over developments in Pakistan
Former Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor has described Pakistan's internal conflict between its judiciary and parliament as a matter of concern. ANI

'Backing Pranab doesn't mean Shiv Sena is supporting Congress': Uddhav Thackeray
Shiv Sena's executive president Uddhav Thackeray has clarified that backing UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee for the coveted post of President of India does not mean his political outfit is supporting the ruling Congress Party. ANI

New P’9981 Smartphone Launches in India
Porsche Design and Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today launched the elite new Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry® in India. Instantly identifiable as a Porsche Design product, the exclusive material choices for this unique smartphone include a forged stainless steel frame, hand-wrapped leather back cover, sculpted QWERTY keyboard, and crystal clear touch display Business Wire India

Steelcase’s New WorkLife Centre Now in Hyderabad
Steelcase, the 100 years leader in the office furniture industry from Michigan,USA announced the opening of Steelcase WorkLife Hyderabad, their new ‘living showroom’ in Hyderabad in May 2012. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan U.S Business Wire India

Komli Strengthens its Association with Facebook
Komli Media, Asia Pacific's leading media technology platform renewed their Reseller Agreement with Facebook in India. Komli Media is the only authorized re-seller of facebook premium inventory in India. The growth of social media in India has been exponential Business Wire India

HDFC Bank & Axis Bank Receive Visa LEADER Awards for Active Roles in Consumer Protection and Risk Management Practices Among Indian Financial Institutions
Visa Inc. today launched a new award for financial institutions that recognizes, shares and promotes best practices in risk. The program aims to advance the risk management standards across all financial institutions by honoring those that have successfully implemented a secure and reliable infrastructure that counters fraud across all channels Business Wire India

Go Daddy Targets India as a Priority Market for Its Global Expansion
Go Daddy, the world's largest provider of Web hosting, domain name registrations and new SSL Certificates, today announced that India has been identified as a priority market for Go Daddy's global expansion. To support its growth plans, Go Daddy has appointed Rajiv Sodhi as Managing Director of Go Daddy India Business Wire India

Ernst & Young Invites Nominations for 14th Entrepreneur of the Year Award
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Margosa Heights Phase II New Residential Apartment Launch by Kolte Patil Developers, NIBM Road Pune Apartments, Bookings Open
Margosa Heights Phase 2 is new residential project launch by Kolte Patil Developers located at NIBM Road Pune. Kolte Patil Developers Browse More Pune Properties NIBM Road 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

Catch unparalleled Coverage of the Wimbledon on ESPN STAR Sports
In the wake of the intensifying excitement of the Australian Open and French Open, tennis fans can now look forward to catching unrivalled coverage of one of the most anticipated tournaments of the Grand Slam season, the 2012 Wimbledon Championships on ESPN STAR Sports, starting next Monday, 25 June 2012 Business Wire India

Castell improves Manufacturing Process to Reduce Delivery Times
Industrial safety specialist Castell has redesigned its manufacturing process to increase flexibility and reduce delivery times. As a result, the company has received the Manufacturing Excellence award for 2012 from its parent company Halma, beating off competition from 40 other Halma subsidiaries Business Wire India

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