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Cabinet Committee on Security clears agenda for talks with Pakistan on Siachen
The Cabinet Committee on Security has cleared the agenda for talks with Pakistan on Siachen ahead of Defence Secretary-level talks to be held in Islamabad on 11th and 12th of this month. ANI

Congress slams BJP for demanding Chidambaram's resignation
With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) mounting pressure on the UPA Government to sack Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Congress leader Rashid Alvi termed their demands to be illogical and advised the opposition leaders to first sort out their internal fight before talking about baseless issues. ANI

Congress pulls up BJP for suspecting PM's role in coal scam
Congress Party on Thursday took potshots at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for unnecessarily dragging Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's name in the coal scam. ANI

Congress trusts Trinamool completely: Rashid Alvi
Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Thursday said there is no difference of opinion between the ruling party and the Trinamool Congress (TMC), saying the two political outfits are on the same page on issues of national concern. ANI

Four arrested for murder of Karnataka Administrative Service officer
Karnataka Police has arrested an accountant and his three friends in connection with the murder of Deputy Director of Cooperative Audit Department S. P. Mahantesh. ANI

Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists slam J-K Govt. for curtailing Amarnath yatra
Activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Thursday criticized the Jammu and Kashmir Government for curtailing the annual Amarnath pilgrimage. ANI

CCEA approves enhanced allocation for total sanitation campaign
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday gave the nod for more than doubling the amount for construction of individual household latrines from the existing Rs. 4,600 to nearly Rs. 10,000 and also scrapped the distinction of BPL/APL families to achieve the total sanitation target in the country in the next 10 years. ANI

Centre to move SC in July on sub-quota for minorities
The Central Government will move the Supreme Court in July on the issue of 4.5 percent sub-quota for minorities. ANI

Mumbai police rescues nine girls in bar raid
Police rescued nine girls and arrested five persons for their alleged involvement in flesh trade during a raid at a hotel here. ANI

Madras HC order not a setback for me, but for petitioner: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said that the Madras High Court's order on a case pertaining to the validity of his election, in 2009, from the Sivaganga parliamentary constituency in Tamil Nadu, was not a setback for him, but a setback for the petitioner. ANI

Baba Ramdev's movement not political, says Ajit Singh
Civil Aviation Minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh, who met yoga guru Baba Ramdev here on Thursday, termed his movement to be apolitical, and emphasized that there is a need to jointly think about retrieving the black money stashed in safe havens abroad. ANI

V.S. Sampath appointed Chief Election Commissioner
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has appointed the senior-most Election Commissioner, V.S. Sampath, as the Chief Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of India. ANI

Govt. approves Rs 632 crores capital infusion in regional rural banks
The Union Cabinet today approved capital infusion in some regional rural banks to improve their capital to risk waited assets ratio. The amount of infusion is 632 crore rupees. ANI

Fisher folk of Gujarat suffer a rare disease due to toxic sea wind
Fishermen of Gujarat are infected with a rare disease caused due to toxins blowing with the sea wind. ANI

Pineapple growers in West Bengal want trade with Bangladesh to flourish
Pineapple growers of Bhidannagar village in Silguri, West Bengal, have called for boosting trade of the fruit with Bangladesh. ANI

Maoists kill two in Bihar
Maoists have gunned down two employees of a construction company in order to stall development work undertaken by government here. ANI

Cross border trade dips in J and K
There is dip in the cross border trade from Pakistan administered Kashmir to Jammu and Kashmir through the Chakan-da-Bagh border, which has upset one of the major bilateral confidence-building modes to improve ties between New Delhi and Islamabad. ANI

Indian envoy to Bangladesh visits Tripura
Pankaj Saran, the Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, met Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar here in an effort o improve India- Bangladesh ties. ANI

BJP, Congress war of words intensifies over Chidambaram
Hours after the Madras High Court declined to dismiss a petition challenging the election of P Chidambaram to the Lok Sabha in 2009, the bitter war of words between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Congress party intensified with the later coming out again in support for the Home Minister. ANI

BJP wants Chidambaram sacked
After the Madras High Court declined to dismiss a petition challenging P. Chidambaram's election to the Lok Sabha in 2009, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Thursday demanded that the Congress government to immediately 'sack' the Home Minister. ANI

Subramanian Swamy tells PM sack Chidambaram or step down
Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Thursday demanded Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's resignation for not asking Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to step down from his post. ANI

National Deaf and Dumb Chess Championship begins in Srinagar
The eighth National Deaf and Dumb Chess Championship, organized by the sports authorities of Jammu and Kashmir to provide the specially abled players a platform to boost their morales, began here on Tuesday. ANI

Technology application centre to be set up in Shillong
The Union Cabinet today approved the setting up of the North East Centre for Technology Application and Reach' (NECTAR) at Shillong, Meghalaya. ANI

Fifty thousand metric tonnes of foodgrains missing from Allahabd FCI godown
A whopping 50,000 metric tonnes of foodgrain worth Rs. 3 crore, meant to be distributed among the poor, has gone missing from a Food Corporation of India (FCI) godown here. ANI

President poll race hots up, DMK leaders meet PM
Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) leaders T R Baalu and M K Stalin on Thursday met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and are believed to have discussed the issue of selection of a candidate for the presidential election. ANI

Panetta arrives in Kabul on an unannounced trip
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Kabul on an unannounced trip Thursday to assess the situation in Afghanistan and discuss plans for troop withdrawal. ANI

Navy War Room leak case: CBI raids key suspect
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday raided the premises of alleged arms dealer Abhishek Verma in Delhi and Gurgaon in connection with the Navy War Room Leak case. ANI

Election row: Madras HC blow to Chidambaram, to face trial
In a major blow to Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, the Madras High Court (HC) on Thursday refused to reject a plea filed by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader RS Raja Kannappan challenging the former's election from the Sivaganga constituency in the May 2009 Lok Sabha elections, making way for the home minister's trial. ANI

Fire at Finance Ministry destroys key documents
An early morning fire at the Finance Ministry's North Block office on Thursday destroyed key documents and gutted furniture. ANI

SC rejects Nupur Talwar's review petition
In a major setback to Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, the dentist couple accused of murdering their daughter Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj in 2008, the Supreme Court (SC) rejected their review petition on Thursday. ANI

Congress consistently fighting against black money: Alvi
Commenting on illicit funds stashed away in foreign banks, Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi has said his party has been consistently fighting against black money. ANI

DA case: Jagan's CBI custody to end today
The five-day custody of YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on May 27 in a disproportionate assets case, will end today. ANI

Panetta says drone strikes in Pakistan will continue to 'protect US sovereignty'
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said that drone attacks in Pakistan will continue as long as America needs to defend itself against terrorist threats. ANI

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HelloTravel Goes 70mm; Partners Upcoming Movie 'Kabaddi - Once Again'
-- Becomes 'Official Travel Partner' for the Punjabi movie releasing this Friday -- Plans to increase inbound travel requests on HelloTravel via this association -- Aims to reach out to Indians settled abroad and youth in the country HelloTravel Business Wire India

TEMA Suggests the Way for Recovery of INR 50,000 Crores to Government from Five Leading Telecom Operators
The Telecom Equipment Manufacturer’s Association (TEMA) of India in a communication to Honorable Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh has suggested strong regulatory guidelines to enforce the withdrawal of diesel subsidy to the telecom service providers or alternately introduce appropriate onetime Tax per tower on the telecom service providers and telecom tower companies Business Wire India

CA Technologies Honored for Excellence in Governance, Risk and Compliance
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that it has been recognized in the data management, information security and storage marketplace with the Best in Governance, Risk & Compliance Solution at the Network World Asia Information Management Awards Business Wire India

Mission Red Planet for the World Ducati Week Sponsored By Shell Lubricants
Shell Lubricants, the global market share leader in finished lubricants has come together with Ducati Corse for the World Ducati Week. This is a road trip from Dubai to Italy where, Sundeep Gajjar, a motorcycle photo-journalist from India, rides a Ducati MultiStrada across seven countries to reach the World Ducati Week in Italy Business Wire India

Microsoft Awards Entrepreneurial “Sparks” for a Second Year
-- A grant of $100, 000 given to facilitate Microsoft BizSpark India Startup Challenge winners -- Grant to equip the startups to grow their business The Microsoft BizSpark India StartUp Challenge, in its second year, announced the competition’s winner and 100,000 USD recipient Business Wire India

Sasken Announces Release of Automotive Infotainment Solution
Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd., a global leader in embedded technologies, today announced the release of an Automotive Infotainment solution, optimized on the Jacinto platform from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) Business Wire India

PVR Nest Bags the Prestigious Aaj Tak Care Awards for CineArt in Education Category
PVR Nest has just bagged the renowned Aaj Tak Care Awards for CineArt in the ‘Education’ category. The award was presented at a ceremony held at The Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi on 6th June 2012. Mrs. Selena Bijli, Trustee- PVR Nest was felicitated with Aaj Tak Care award for the Excellence in CSR Business Wire India

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