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Yeddyurappa demands ouster of Sadananda Gowda, backs Jagdish Shettar for CM's post
Former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday has once again raised the bogey against the current state chief DV Sadananda Gowda, demanding that Minister of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Jagdish Shettar replace Gowda by early next month. ANI

Bomb found in suitcase in Jammu; diffused
Police on Thursday identified and defused a bomb in a suitcase near a petrol pump in city's Ranbir Singh Pura area. ANI

RBI defends rising gold prices
The rising gold prices in India vis-…-vis the commoners are of no consequence since the average citizen doesn't even contribute to one percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Dr. K C Chakrabarty said here, on Thursday. ANI

IndiGo flight makes emergency landing at Srinagar, all on board safe
An IndiGo airlines flight with 150 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Srinagar airport on Thursday, shortly after take- off. ANI

With Pranab gone, Vodafone top boss to meet Ahluwalia today
Hours after former Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee filed his nomination papers for presidential polls, and a day after Prime Minister's admission that there are problems on the tax front, Vodafone India Chairman Analjit Singh will meet Deputy Chief of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, here on Thursday. ANI

Neeraj Kumar to be Delhi's next police chief
Neeraj Kumar will be the next Police Commissioner of Delhi. He will take over from B.K. Gupta on July 1. ANI

Prez poll: Pranab to start his campaign from Saturday
United Progressive Alliance's (UPA's) nominee Pranab Mukherjee, who filed his nomination papers for the presidential poll on Thursday, has said that he will start his poll campaign from Saturday. ANI

Petrol prices down by Rs.2.46 from midnight
In a considerable relief to commuters, the government on Thursday slashed petrol prices by Rs. 2.46. ANI

Sangma files nomination, to begin campaign trail from Saturday (Update)
Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma, who filed his nomination papers for the presidential election here on Thursday, expressed his gratitude to the leaders of various political outfits for their support, and added that he would begin his campaign from Saturday. ANI

Planning Commission grants Rs. 280 bn package to Bihar
Bihar is all set to receive an annual outlay of Rs. 280 billion from the Planning Commission in the next Five Year Plan. ANI

PM assures help to tackle flood situation in Assam
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has assured the Assam Government of all help to deal with the flood situation in the state. ANI

Falling rupee sends gold prices soaring in Surat
The devaluation of the rupee has hit the gold market here, leading to a sharp hike in the price of the metal. ANI

Assam floods: No respite for affected villagers
Incessant rains that have triggered floods in Assam have left villagers stranded on roadside, without food and water. ANI

HC notice to Central Govt. for importing less pure Chinese pesticides
The Delhi High Court has issued notices to the Central Government and the Central Insecticides Board for permitting a Gujarat-based chemical company to illegally import from China the insecticide-Emamectin Benzoate-with lesser purity, causing serious implications on agriculture as insecticides made out of this could pose problems to crops and human health in India. ANI

Northeastern states to be provided Rs.100 cr for supporting rice cultivation
India's eight northeastern states will be provided Rs. 100 crore from the Agricultural Ministry for supporting rice cultivation under the National Food Security Mission (NFSM). ANI

Fire at Asansol coal mine, no casualties
A major fire broke out at a coal mine here, causing panic among residents of nearby villages and mine workers. ANI

Fasting Air India pilots unrelenting, to continue strike till demands are met
As the indefinite hunger strike of the Air India pilots entered its fifth day here on Thursday, the agitating pilots voiced their determination to continue with their protest until their demands are met. ANI

Sangma files nomination for presidential poll
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backed contestant P.A. Sangma filed his nomination for the 2012 presidential election here on Thursday. ANI

Sarabjit Singh's family meets Krishna
Sarabjit Singh's family, which is extremely upset and shocked at Pakistan Government's about turn with regard to his release, met External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna at the South Block here. ANI

External Affairs Minister assures stabilizing Afghanistan through trade, investment and regional cooperation
External Affairs Minister, S M Krishna, has assured that India will continue to pursue its vision of stabilizing Afghanistan through trade, investment and regional cooperation. He made this announcement while addressing the Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan here. ANI

India will take up Sarabjit's case during Secretary-level talks, assures Krishna
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday assured the family members of Sarabjit Singh, who are extremely upset and perturbed by Pakistan's U-turn, that New Delhi will take up this case before Islamabad very vigorously during the Secretary-level talks scheduled next month. ANI

India not interested in slanging match with Pak: Krishna
A day after Pakistan's Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik dismissed India's assertion of 'state support' to the terrorists behind 26/11 massacre, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday New Delhi does not want to get into any kind of slanging match with Islamabad, and added that there is a need to look at the brighter side. ANI

Maoists blow up Panchayat building in Lathehar
Maoists blew up a village council official building (Panchayat) in Hatepochra village of Latehar, Jharkhand, on Thursday. ANI

Sarabjit is in good health, says Surjeet
Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh, who was officially released by Pakistan earlier today after languishing in jail for more than 30 years, on his arrival at the Wagah Border here, said Sarabjit Singh is fine mentally and physically. ANI

'City of Joy' author Dominique Lapierre critically ill
Internationally renowned author Dominique Lapierre is critically ill. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee files nomination for presidential poll
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) nominee Pranab Mukherjee filed his nomination papers for the 2012 presidential election here on Thursday. ANI

Sarabjit Singh's sister to meet Krishna
Sarabjit Singh's sister, Dalbir Kaur, who has led a fresh campaign for her brother's release after Pakistan's about turn, is expected to meet External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna at around 11: 30 a.m. today. ANI

Prez Poll: Pranab, Sangma to file nominations today
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) nominee Pranab Mukherjee and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backed contestant P.A. Sangma will file their nominations for the presidential election here on Thursday. ANI

Reverse Logistics Company Pvt. Ltd, India’s Leading Reverse Logistics Company, Raises Series B Funding Led by Vertex Venture Holdings
Delhi-based Reverse logistics company Pvt ltd and its brand GreenDust has raised a Series B round of investment from Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Temasek. Existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and Sherpalo Ventures have also played an active role in the investment round Business Wire India

Marvel Cascada Balewadi Residential Project Launch by Marvel Realtors Located at Pune, Balewadi Pune Apartments
Marvel Cascada is new Balewadi project launch by Marvel Realtors and Developers Ltd. Marvel Cascada Balewadi is a beautiful project, consisting of five elegant towers and 124 expansive apartments, brings to Western Pune quality beyond compare. Marvel Cascada offers a 2BHK, 3BHK and 4BHK with servant’s room Business Wire India

Häfele Presents Bertazzoni – The Cooking Machine
Häfele India introduces Bertazzoni – the world famous Italian cooking appliance company for the first time in India. Bertazzoni is an independent family company based in Emilia-Romagna, famous heartland of Italian food and cooking that manufactures cooking appliances keeping in mind the skills and needs of the modern cook Business Wire India

Taaza.com Launches Comparison Shopping and Movies Verticals
Accentium Web Pvt Ltd, owner of leading horizontal Taaza.com today announced that it had launched a few key new sections on the site - shopping, movies and photos. The shopping section has been branded ‘iShopper’ and is accessible at both ishopper.com as well as ishopper.taaza Business Wire India

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