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India-Pakistan foreign minister-level talks deferred
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Pakistan, which was planned for July, is now expected to take place in August since the dates were clashing with the presidential election here. ANI

President Patil accepts Virbhadra Singh's resignation
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, as advised by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, has accepted the resignation of Virbhadra Singh from the Union Council of Ministers, with immediate effect. ANI

Khurshid welcomes Pak's decision to commute Sarabjit 's death sentence
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday welcomed Pakistan's decision to commute the sentence of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh's sentence to life imprisonment, saying if Islamabad does so it would be great. ANI

Flood situation grim in Arunachal, IAF help sought
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki sounded a red alarm on the deteriorating flood situation in Arunachal Pradesh.e gave a go ahead signal for deploying IAF helicopters to rescue 300 people marooned in Vijaypur-III village in Bordumsa circle of Changlang district since midnight of June 23 after swollen Noa-Dehing river tore apart the village into two breaking its embankment. ANI

PM thanks Pranab Mukherjee on behalf of UPA
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday expressed his government's gratitude to Pranab Mukherjee for his invaluable contribution to its work over the last eight years, and expressed hope to see him as India's next President. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee resigns as Finance Minister
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday evening to contest the presidential election. ANI

Abu Jundal's arrest an achievement: MEA
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday described the arrest of key Mumbai terror attack suspect and Indian Mujahideen terrorist Abu Jundal as an achievement. ANI

Maoists kill former tribal ward member in Odisha
Maoists killed a former tribal ward member in Odisha's Koraput District suspecting him to be on a police informer. ANI

'I stand ready to embark on a new journey': Pranab Mukherjee
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who will tender his resignation in a short while from now before filing his nomination for the presidential poll, turned emotional on Tuesday, saying he stands ready to embark on a new journey. ANI

Sangma meets Mamata, hopes to get Trinamool support
As the race for Raisina Hill heats up, former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma met West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee here on Tuesday to seek her support for his candidature during the presidential poll. ANI

Suresh Kumar to continue as Karnataka Law Minister after AG clean chit
Karnataka Law Minister S. Suresh Kumar today decided to withdraw his resignation after the Advocate-General gave him a clean chit in connection with the charges levelled against him that he secured a residential site in violation of rules. ANI

'UPA II Govt. synonym for mega corruption and scams', alleges CPI MP D. Raja
Alleging that the Congress-led UPA II Government suffers from the loss of moral and political authority, Communist Party of India (CPI) lawmaker D. Raja on Tuesday said the ruling government has become synonym for mega corruption and scams. ANI

Torrential rains cause severe flooding in Arunachal Pradesh
Several pockets of Arunachal Pradesh are battling severe flooding due to torrential rains since last week. The situation is grim in Anjaw, Lohit, Changlang, Dibang Valley districts and Tuting sub-division in Upper Siang while Siang River is flowing above the danger mark in Pasighat. ANI

No monsoon rains in capital for next five to six days: Met department Director
The much-awaited southwest monsoon may not reach Delhi on the 29th of this month as predicted by the Met office earlier. Met department Director, R.C. Vashisth said there will be no monsoon rains in the next five to six days in the capital. ANI

Air India pilots continue hunger strike, demand 'justice'
Air India (AI) pilots remained adamant on their demands related to career progression and other issues on the third day of their hunger strike and demanded 'justice' from the government. ANI

UPA Prez nominee Pranab Mukherjee to resign at 4: 30 p.m. Tuesday
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is all set to emerge victorious in the race to Raisina Hill, will resign later this afternoon. ANI

New system to ensure speedy implementation of projects
The Government of India has decided to establish an Investment Tracking System to ensure speedy implementation of major investment projects. The projects in the private sector are to be monitored and followed up by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance. ANI

Difficulties of being a girl in Kashmir
The scriptures, whether Hindu or Muslim, Sikh or Buddhist, enjoin us to respect and protect all women be they mothers, daughters, sisters, wives. ANI

New law to be enacted to prohibit manual scavenging
The Centre is in the process of formulating a new law for 'Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation', revising the existing Schemes for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers and Total Sanitation Campaign. ANI

Virbhadra Singh quits Union Cabinet, resignation accepted by PM
Union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Virbhadra Singh resigned from the Union Cabinet on Tuesday, following the framing of corruption charges against him for allegedly misusing his office when he was the Himachal Pradesh chief minister in 1989. ANI

Mango exhibition offers treat to fruit lovers in Tamil Nadu's Krishnagiri District
An All India Mango Exhibition is offering fruit lovers a treat here. ANI

Geelani calls for Kashmir Valley shutdown to protest over fire-damaged Sufi shrine
Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani called for shutdown across the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday to protest over the fire that extensively damaged a revered Sufi Muslim shrine here. ANI

Mumbai police rescue seven girls after raid on massage parlour
Mumbai Police on Tuesday rescued seven girls after raiding a massage palour that was allegedly involved in the flesh trade. ANI

IRDA launches exclusive website to educate public on insurance
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority launched an exclusive website to educate consumers on buying insurance cover. The Consumer Education website,, will provide useful information for the benefit of the policyholders and prospects. ANI

Exiled Tibetans hold candle light vigil for self-immolated martyrs in Shimla
Exiled Tibetans living in Shimla held a candle light vigil to express their solidarity with two Tibetans who had self immolated themselves in protest against repressive Chinese rule in Tibet. ANI

Dell Expands XPS Laptop Family: Performance without Compromise for Mobility, Creation, Entertainment
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Ivy Botanica New Lifestyle Wagholi Apartment Launch by Kolte Patil Developers at Pune, Wagholi Pune Property
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Nimsoft Adds Support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Nimsoft today announced that its Nimsoft Monitor solution now features robust support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, providing customers with unified, end-to-end visibility into their Red Hat and non-Red Hat resources so they can more effectively and efficiently deliver IT services to their business Business Wire India

India-focused Projects Win Top Prizes at the 2012 Dell Social Innovation Challenge
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New Ferrule Opti-Gard™ rupture disc from Elfab provides high Performance Pressure Relief for Hygienic Applications
Leading rupture disc manufacturer Elfab has launched Ferrule Opti-Gard™, an advanced reverse-acting disc designed for use in hygienic and aseptic applications. Ferrule Opti-Gard™ enhances the existing Opti-Gard™ range, the most technically advanced rupture disc available on the market since its initial launch in 2003 Business Wire India

Ittiam Systems Strengthens Investment in Automotive Infotainment Sector
Ittiam Systems today announced that it is making significant investments to serve the Automotive Infotainment sector with its multimedia systems IP. For the year 2011-12, the number of products shipped to market by its automotive tier-1 customers embedding Ittiam multimedia IP crossed the important landmark of one million units Business Wire India

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