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BJP demands resignation from Virbhadra Singh
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded the resignation of Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium enterprises and former Chief Minister of Himachal Predesh, Virbhadra Singh, after a lower court framed corruption charges against him on Monday ANI

Lower Court in Shimla frames corruption charges against Virbhadra Singh
A lower court in the city framed corruption charges against Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium enterprises and former Chief Minister of Himachal Predesh, Virbhadra Singh, on Monday. ANI

Yuvraj resumes training, sets sight on T20 World Cup
All-rounder Yuvraj Singh has returned to rigorous training, raising the possibility of an international comeback in September's Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka. ANI

Liverpool University to explore historic relationship between India and Britain
An international event, led by the University of Liverpool and hosted by the British Library, London, will bring researchers to explore how encounters between Britain and India in the 16th and 17th centuries may have shaped the art, culture, education, and politics of both nations. ANI

First batch of pilgrims from Baltal depart for Amarnath Yatra
The first batch of pilgrims departed for the Amarnath Yatra in the early hours of Monday from the base camp here. ANI

Tourists rush to Corbett Waterfalls to get respite from heat wave
Tourists are flocking to the Corbett Waterfalls to get some respite from the intense heat wave. ANI

Doctors stage nationwide strike against Medical Council Act amendments
Medical services across the country came to a standstill on Monday after doctors affiliated to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) observed a one-day strike in protest against the proposed amendments to the Indian medical Council (IMC) Acts related to clinical establishment and private practice. ANI

Rift between JD-U, BJP widens over PM candidate
The alleged rift between the Janata Dal -United (JD-U) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) widened on Monday, with JD-U chief Sharad Yadav slamming BJP leader Balbir Punj for backing Narendra Modi for the Prime Minister's post. ANI

'One should not expect magic solutions to Indo-Pak problems: Krishna
Asserting that the problems between India and Pakistan have been there for the last 60 years, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Monday said one should not expect magic solutions to the ongoing issues between the two Asian neighbours. ANI

Rift within NDA widens over PM candidate
The apparent rift within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the prime ministerial candidate widened on Monday, as Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav questioned Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Balbir Punj for backing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the post. ANI

Krishna promises follow up action after Delhi Police investigation of Abu Hamza
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Monday lauded the Delhi Police for arresting key Mumbai terror attack suspect and Indian Mujahideen terrorist Abu Hamza, and said New Delhi will take an appropriate follow up action on this matter only after receiving the investigation report. ANI

Northeastern students Delhi bound for higher education
Several students from the northeast, like every year, have applied for admissions to various Delhi University colleges this year too. ANI

UPA Prez nominee Pranab to step down as FM tomorrow
UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee today said he would be quitting as Finance Minister of the country on Tuesday. ANI

New industry policy giving encouraging results for Delhi, says minister
Delhi's Industries Minister Ramakant Goswami today stated that the new industrial policy introduced in the year 2010 has started giving the encouraging results. ANI

Teenager dies after falling into an open well in Howrah
Seventeen-year-old Roshan died after falling into an open well in the industrial hub of Howrah on the outskirts of Kolkata city on Monday. ANI

Prez poll: Sangma to meet Jagan in jail
Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma, who has off late been appealing to the leaders of various political outfits to back his candidature in the race for Raisina Hill, is expected to meet YSR Congress Party chief Jaganmohan Reddy in jail and seek his support. ANI

Auto cross event in Visakhapatnam witnesses' record footfalls
An auto cross racing event in Visakhapatnam registered record footfalls and stunned spectators due to the variety of adventurous thrills performed by participants. ANI

CWC gives farewell to Prez nominee Mukherjee
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) met at party president Sonia Gandhi's official 10, Janpath residence here on Monday to give its farewell to UPA nominee and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is all set to file his nomination papers for the most coveted post of President of India later this week. ANI

11 killed, 25 injured in Moradabad bus mishap
At least 11 people died and around 25 were injured in a road accident in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday. ANI

Work at Mumbai's fire-damaged Mantralaya resumes
Maharashtra Government employees returned to work at Mantralaya, the secretariat building in Mumbai, on Monday, four days after its top floors were damaged in a fire. ANI

Fire engulfs Sufi shrine in Kashmir
A fire broke out at the 200-year-old Peer Dastgeer Sahib shrine in Srinagar early on Monday morning. ANI

Haryana Govt's callous attitude responsible for Mahi's death, says family
Family members of four-year old Mahi, who was brought out dead from a 70-feet deep borewell in a village in Haryana's Manesar District, have blamed the callous attitude of the state government for her death. ANI

Ajit Singh terms AI pilots' hunger strike illegal, asks them to resume work
Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Monday termed the indefinite hunger strike by a section of agitating Air India (AI) pilots to be illegal, and urged them to join their duties with immediate effect. ANI

CWC to bid farewell to Pranab Mukherjee
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) is meeting here on Monday to discuss the presidential election. ANI

Delhi Police arrests 26/11 accused at IGI Airport
Delhi Police on Monday arrested key Mumbai terror attack suspect and Indian Mujahideen terrorist Abu Hamza from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here. ANI

TERI Organizes Panel Discussion on India’s Wildlife Scenario: Issues and Impacts
Rapid socio-economic changes in the India are having profound impacts across forestry and wildlife. Keeping this in view, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) today organised a panel discussion on ‘India’s Wildlife Scenario: Issues and Impacts’ Business Wire India

Pearl Uppal to Move On from Operating Role at, the leader in Indian Online Fashion & Luxury e-commerce space, has announced that Pearl Uppal, the co-founder and CEO of the entity is moving on from her current operating role in the business. Pearl Uppal had partnered with Harish Bahl, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Smile Group to launch the online retail venture in early 2010. After successfully leading fashionandyou Business Wire India

NAC Jewellers Launches ‘Young Ones’ - An Exclusive Jewellery Range for Kids
NAC Jewellers, a name synonymous with pure gold and excellence in design, celebrates its 39th anniversary, today. To commemorate the celebration, NAC launched an exquisite line of jewellery for kids, aptly titled “Young Ones”. The Chief Guest for the occasion, Sara Arjun of Deiva Thirumagal fame, inaugurated “The Lounge” and showcased the new collection Business Wire India

Sinclair Homes New Residential Project Launch by Saarrthi Group Located at Warje Pune, Warje Pune Apartments
Sinclair Homes is new residential project launch by saarrthi Group of developers located at Warje Pune. Sinclair Homes offers 1.5 BHK, 1 BHK and 2 BHK apartments at Warje. Sinclair Homes at Warje has all the virtues of a trademark Saarrthi Group property. The project location has been carefully chosen for you to be strategically placed Business Wire India

Zoho Corp. Inks Partnership with Ingram Micro to Market SaaS Based Products in India
Helping people work online, Zoho, one of the pioneers in the global SaaS space, today announced its partnership with Ingram Micro, to market its SaaS based Business Solutions in India. Zoho Corp Business Wire India

UAE Exchange Branch in Thodupuzha Inaugurated
The renovated Thodupuzha branch was inaugurated by the Hon. Minister for Water Resource, Shri. P J Joseph on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 Business Wire India

Sterlite Industries (India) LimitedUpdate on the Court Convened Meeting of the Equity Shareholders
We wish to inform you that, pursuant to order dated 26thApril, 2012 passed by Hon’ble High court of Judicature at Madras, meeting of equity shareholders of the Company was held on Thursday, 21stJune, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Tamira Club, Tamira Niketan, SIPCOT, Industrial Complex, Madurai- Bypass Road, T. V. Puram P. O. Tuticorin – 628002. Business Wire India Launches A Complete PAN India Real Estate Portal
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