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Mukul Roy to be sworn-in as Railway Minister tomorrow
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy will be sworn-in as the Railway Minister of the country on Tuesday. ANI

Krishna condoles demise of Pope Shenouda III
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has conveyed his deep condolences to Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr on demise of HH Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church. ANI

Italian envoy working closely with Indian officials for release of abducted tourists
Italian Consul General Joel Melchiori on Monday said that he was working closely with Indian officials for the release of two Italian tourists, who were abducted by the Maoists in Odisha. ANI

Agnivesh calls for credible negotiator in release of Italian tourists
Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Monday said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik should authorize a credible person to negotiate with the Maoists in release of two Italian tourists abducted by the rebels. ANI

'Evolve own strategy for self reliance', says Antony to DRDO
Defence Minister A.K. Antony has called upon the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to take a relook at the goal of self-reliance in a globalized economy. ANI

Krishna assures Italian FM of India's commitment to ensure safe release of tourists
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Monday assured Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi that the Odisha Government is leaving no stones unturned in ensuring the safe release of the Italian tourists, who were abducted in Ganjam district bordering Kandhamal. ANI

Mulayam rules out Samajwadi Party joining UPA
Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday dismissed all speculations that his party was joining the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre. ANI

Ramesh terms manual scavenging practice as social stigma
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday termed manual scavenging practices used across the country as a social stigma. ANI

Air India plane makes emergency landing in Mumbai
An Air India flight made an emergency landing at Mumbai Airport on Monday after it was discovered that only one engine was operational. ANI

BJP is trying to fish in troubled waters: Congress
The Congress Party on Monday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for mocking the UPA Government over the allies issue, saying the former is only trying to fish in troubled waters. ANI

India inclined to support UN resolution to probe Lanka civil rights atrocities: PM
The Prime Minister, Dr.Manmohan Singh, on Monday said India is inclined to support a United Nations resolution backed by the U.S. that calls on the Sri Lankan government to investigate atrocities against the Tamil minority during the country's civil war that ended in 2009. ANI

BJP asks Yeddyurappa to be patient, assures of an early decision
With Karnataka strongman mounting pressure on the central leadership for his reinstatement as the chief minister, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday asked B.S. Yeddyurappa to be patient and said that an appropriate decision will soon be taken in the matter. ANI

Adivasis caught in cross fire - anybody to help?
Traveling to Amabeda in Chhattisgarh's lush forested hinterland is, many will point out, not advisable. There are armed groups of all hues, you are told, a major challenge for contemporary Chhattisgarh. ANI

Manmohan Singh to visit Republic of Korea
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will pay an official visit to the Republic of Korea on March 25 at the invitation of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. ANI

NCTC an important step to tackle terrorism: Manmohan Singh
Asserting that tackling terrorism is the biggest challenge before the nation, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday said the Central Government is committed to creating secure conditions for citizens, and said the establishment of a National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) is an important step in that direction. ANI

Manmohan Singh expresses regret over Railway Minister Trivedi's resignation
Congratulating outgoing Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi for presenting a good railway budget for 2012-13, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday regretted his departure from union cabinet. ANI

Yeddyurappa again presses for his reinstatement as Karnataka CM
Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Monday once again pressed for his reinstatement as Chief Minister and demanding that the central leadership convene a legislature party meet within 48 hours. ANI

Have sorted out differences with Rawat: Vijay Bahuguna
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has said he has resolved differences with senior Congress leader Harish Rawat. ANI

I will not indulge in petty politics Dinesh Trivedi says after resignation
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Dinesh Trivedi on Monday said he would not indulge in petty politics, a day after his resignation. ANI

Coalition politics behind Trivedi's resignation: D Raja
Commenting on the intense political drama over Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi's decision to hike passenger fares in the railway budget, and his decision to resign on Sunday after a four-day stand-off with the Trinamool Congress leadership, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said the central government had succumbed to vagaries of coalition politics. ANI

RSS cautions Hazare about forces weakening his anti-corruption movement
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) general secretary Suresh Joshi has cautioned social activist Anna Hazare to be vigilant of certain elements attempting to weaken his anti-graft movement. ANI

Haier India Reiterates its Brand Positioning with a New Campaign- ‘Jhukna Mat’ for its Bottom Mount Refrigerator Series
Haier, one of the largest Home Appliances & Consumer Electronics brand, worldwide, and the Global No.1 in Refrigeration Appliances, announced the launch of a new brand campaign-‘Jhukna Mat’ for its Bottom Mount Refrigerator Series, featuring Haier’s brand ambassador John Abraham Business Wire India

Steria Launches “Steria: RightSecurity Services”
Steria today announced the launch of Steria: RightSecurity Services. The service offering enables organisations to outsource all or part of their security service requirements, from risk identification and prevention, through to remedial planning and deployment, overall management and control. RightSecurity Services is provided ‘as a service’, and works on a pay-per-use model Business Wire India

Dr. Anand Bidarkar Appointed as Vice President of Business Development for Ecron Acunova
D A Prasanna, Founder and Chairman of Ecron Acunova group (EA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Anand Bidarkar as Vice President of Business Development for the Ecron Acunova group. He will be accountable for orders, sales, marketing programs, channel partner development in Asia, UK and US Business Wire India

Crack IPS with Civil Service Chronicle Mentors: NN Ojha
In a bid to prepare students for Indian Police Services Competitive Examination 2012, Civil Services Chronicle under the guidance of its mentors has taken the decision to launch a crash course for aspirants who want to serve the police force of India. Mr Business Wire India

XCyton Announces the Launch of a Revolutionary Diagnostic Tool - Syndrome Evaluation System (SES)
Diagnosis of critical care infections with four times more accuracy in a very short time span A path-breaking invention, Syndrome Evaluation System (SES) was announced today by XCyton Diagnostics, a diagnostic product development company with a focus on molecular biology, which will result in the effective treatment and saving of lives Business Wire India

The Cornell - Sathguru Seed Industry Program 2012, Goa, Concluded Successfully
The unique professional and academic collaboration between Cornell University and Sathguru Management Consultants has delivered yet another successful executive education program – the Seed Industry Program 2012 in Goa, India Business Wire India

Enkay Technologies Launches Unmatched Access Control Systems Range
Enkay technologies India Pvt. Ltd., India’s only integrated converged solutions provider has announced the launch of its unmatched range of Access Control Systems. Enkay’s new access control systems are extremely flexible, speedy, scalable and powerful and has single software platform with multiple applications in modular form Business Wire India

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