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Salman Khurshid equates BJP infighting to 'tsunami'
Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Sanjay Joshi tendered resignation to the party chief, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid equated opposition infighting to 'tsunami'. ANI

Nigeria plane crash: Bodies of Indians to take more time to return
The Foreign Ministry on Friday said the bodies of the two Indians killed in the plane crash in Nigeria would not be immediately returned to the country as their identification process was yet to be completed. ANI

First Indo-Japan joint maritime exercise from Saturday
The first bilateral maritime exercise between India and Japan kickstarts on Saturday off Tokyo. ANI

Ajit Singh sets up committee to determine inter- se seniority
Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Friday set up a committee to determine the inter-se seniority of all employees in different cadres of erstwhile National Airports Authority (NAA) and International Airports Authority (IAA) which got merged into the Airports Authority of India (AAI). ANI

PDP organizes protest rally in Jammu
People's Democratic Party (PDP) organised a protest rally against the continuous electricity deficit and lack of water supply, here on Friday. ANI

Centre-State co-operation in integrated watershed management programme must: Ramesh
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday called on the states to cooperate with the Centre on promoting the Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP). ANI

Defence Minister Antony felicitates Services sportspersons
Defence Minister A.K. Antony felicitated armed forces sportspersons who won medals during the Commonwealth Games 2010. ANI

NCC cadets return after successful sailing campaign
Cadets of National Cadet Corps (NCC) Naval Wing returned after a successful annual sailing expedition, here on Friday. ANI

Canadian Govt.announces projects funded for research into counter-terrorism
Canada's Public Safety Minister Vic Toews amd Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney recently announced the first round of funding, worth 1.1 million Canadian dollars, awarded under the Kanishka Project, a multi-year investment in terrorism-focused research. ANI

Govt. would be able to highlight Motilal Nehru's contributions by 2012: PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday expressed hope that the government would be able to highlight the many facets and contributions of Motilal Nehru as a legislator, philanthropist and a political thinker by the end of this year. ANI

Arrival of bodies of Indians killed in Nigerian crash delayed
With the family of Mahendra Singh Rathore, the co-pilot of the Boeing that went down in Lagos, Nigeria, awaiting for his body for the past four days, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said that the arrival of the dead body is likely to take time because the remains are not in a condition where they can easily be identifiable. ANI

Tribal festival celebrated in Odisha
The ongoing three-day tribal festival of 'Naga Yatra' was celebrated here with great fervour and joy. ANI

Former Army Chief General VK Singh summoned in defamation case
A Delhi Court has summoned former Army Chief General VK Singh in connection with the defamation case filed against him by Retired Lieutenant General Tejinder Singh. ANI

Budding scientists participate in Nagaland science meet
A two-day science exhibition to provide a platform to budding scientists to showcase their talent was organized here. ANI

Power shortage hits handloom industry in Gorakhpur
The handloom industry based here is bearing the brunt of a seasonal power crisis in Uttar Pradesh, as the state government has failed to meet their requirements owing to increased demand in the summer season. ANI

BJP's Ram Naik slams Centre over petroleum policy paralysis
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Naik on Friday slammed the Central Government for their inaction towards framing a petroleum policy which could reduce the unprecedented hike in the prices of petrol. ANI

BJP confirms Sanjay Joshi's resignation
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday confirmed the resignation of former party general secretary Sanjay Joshi. ANI

L. T. Muana appointed Indian Ambassador to Croatia
L. T. Muana, presently Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Croatia. ANI

Illegal mining: SC issues notices to Centre, Rajasthan and Haryana governments
Seeking their response to allegations of illegal mining, a Supreme Court (SC) bench consisting of Justices K S Radhakrishnan and J S Khehar, issued notices to the Centre, and the Rajasthan and Haryana Governments, here on Friday. ANI

Northeastern cultural festival in Manipur
A cultural festival aimed at uniting the tribes and communities of the northeast and promote and preserve their traditions was recently organized by the Assam Rifles here. ANI

Desert state Rajasthan takes steps to ensure better water management
Facing a dearth of water resources and a decline in its availability, the Rajasthan Government is taking effective steps to control the misuse of water and trying to fill up reservoirs and ponds, besides running mobile water trucks to provide every citizen of the state with water. ANI

Mumbai Police recover foetus from garbage dump
Mumbai Police have recovered a foetus from a garbage dump. ANI

Modi critic Sanjay Joshi quits BJP
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has accepted the resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's critic Sanjay Joshi. ANI

Dimple Yadav elected unopposed to Lok Sabha from Kannauj
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav has been elected unopposed to the Lok Sabha from the Kannauj parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh that was slated to go to polls on June 24. ANI

Ram Naik backs Gadkari for touching Ramdev's feet, says it is Indian culture
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Naik on Friday came out in full defence of party president Nitin Gadkari for touching the feet of yoga guru Baba Ramdev, saying it is the Indian culture to touch the feet of the elderly. ANI

Suspect terrorist strangulated in Pune's Yerwada Jail
A prisoner in Pune, who allegedly helped with the terror attacks in Bangalore and Delhi, was strangled by fellow inmates at the Yerwada Jail here on Friday morning. ANI

Race to Raisina Hill: Sangma seeks Advani's support
Former Lok Sabha speaker and NCP leader P.A. Sangma met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani here on Friday to seek support for his candidature for the coveted post of President of India ANI

Aarushi murder trial: Ghaziabad Court to examine witnesses
A Ghaziabad court will on Friday begin examining prosecution witnesses connected with the 2008 Aarushi Talwar-Hemraj double murder case in which dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are co-accused. ANI

Jagan DA case: CBI summons BCCI chief N Srinivasan
The Central Bureau of Investigation CBI) on Friday summoned Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan for questioning in connection with the disproportionate assets case against YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy. ANI

School Gets Surprise Gift from UAE Exchange - India
The "Praveshanotsavam"-a ceremonial function to welcome the little ones or the first-timers to the world of knowledge - of St Thomas Girls High School, Perumanoor was done today.The school caters to the children from poor and middle class families. Sr. Devotia - Manager, Sr. Linus - HM, Mr Business Wire India

Patel Realty Signs MOU with the Government of Karnataka for INR 2,025 Crore Investments to Develop a Further 145 Acres in the State
Patel Engineering Ltd today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Karnataka to develop 145 acres of land in addition to their existing 103 acres of ongoing development, Neotown-Bengaluru south in Bengaluru, with an investment of INR 2,025 crore, at the Global Investors Meet (GIM) 2012 at Bengaluru Business Wire India

Indian Medical Innovation Comes to the Forefront with Nutech Mediworld’s Groundbreaking Clinical Treatment Findings on Human Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy
Indian medical innovation once again came to the forefront with Dr. Geeta Shroff, founder and medical director of Nutech Mediworld, announcing groundbreaking clinical findings on the safety and efficacy of Human Embryonic Stem Cell (hESC) therapy in the treatment of various medical conditions. The clinical study reports were released by the Chief Guest Dr. C Business Wire India

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