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Manmohan Singh and Medvedev discuss progress of Kundankulam nuclear plant
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev discussed the progress of Kudankulam nuclear plant during their bilateral meeting here on Thursday. ANI

Hu Jintao, Manmohan Singh discusses boundary issue
Chinese President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday discussed India-China boundary issue during a bilateral meeting at the sidelines of the BRICS summit, agreeing to continue to work on the current Special Representative mechanism on boundary and maintain peace and tranquility on the borders. ANI

Zuma hails BRICS nations in addressing world issues
South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday hailed the role of BRICS in addressing world issues and for treating the African continent with respect by giving a seat on the exclusive table to his country. ANI

BRICS committed to advance global economic governance reform, says Hu Jintao
Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday said that the BRICS nations were committed to advance global economic governance reforms. ANI

ULFA issues threats to news channel
Paresh Baruah led anti talk ULFA recently threatened a TV news channel, blaming it for projecting a wrong picture of the group. ANI

Former PM Gowda refutes charges of bribe offer in defence deals
Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda on Thursday refuted charges of offer of bribe by middlemen in defence deals. ANI

Sikhs in Ropar welcome government's stay of Rajoara's execution
Sikhs in Ropar, Punjab, have welcomed the government's decision to stay the death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana, co-accused in the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in 1995. ANI

Trinamool lawmaker's complaint over Indian Army graft triggers political uproar
Cutting across party lines, lawmakers of the country have called on the government and investigating agencies to thoroughly probe a Trinamool Congress lawmaker's complaint over graft taking place in the Indian Army. ANI

Tatra truck honcho hits out at army chief for delaying 1500 truck deal
One of the partners of a company that manufactures and sells Tatra trucks to the Indian Army, has criticised Chief of Army Staff, General V.K.Singh, for delaying a deal for 1,500 trucks over alleged procurement related doubts. ANI

Tibetan exiles take part in rally in memory of self-immolating protestor
Tibetan exiles on Thursday staged a rally in Dharamshala in memory of a Tibetan man who died after setting himself on fire in protest of Chinese Premier Hu Jintao's presence at the fourth BRICS Summit in New Delhi. ANI

Education for underprivileged children in Guwahati
Utsah or the Universal Team for Social Action and Help, a Guwahati based NGO, is imparting education to underprivileged children at Guwahati's Hafiz Nagar area. ANI

Uttarakhand's Chhoti Haldwani region promotes rural tourism through Corbett village body
The Corbett Village Development Association (CVDA), a rural-based forum at Chhoti Haldwani in Uttarakhand has initiated a programme in which urban kids and youngsters experience rural life and also enjoy adventure pursuits. ANI

Kerala forest department issues ID cards for tamed elephants
Officials from the Conservator of Forests and Wildlife in Kerala have issued identity cards for domesticated elephants. ANI

India-Bangladesh border fencing helps to curb cattle smuggling in West Bengal
The fencing of the India-Bangladesh border has helped to curb the smuggling of cattle along the border in West Bengal. ANI

Northeast tribals get National Tribal Awards
Three tribal achievers from the northeast recently received the coveted National Tribal Awards in New Delhi. ANI

BSF lends a helping hand to people living along the border in Tripura
The Border Security Force (BSF) has set up a camp in the West Tripura's Baumutia village to reach out to people in living near the India-Bangladesh border. ANI

Tibetan protester dies of self-immolation in Delhi
A Tibetan protester, Jamshel Yeshi, 27, has succumbed to his burn injuries. ANI

BRICS affirms commitment to support Afghanistan
BRICS countries on Thursday affirmed their commitment to support Afghanistan's emergence as a peaceful, stable and democratic state, free of terrorism and extremism. ANI

BRICS countries voice concern over pace of IMF reforms
BRICS countries, which comprise the emerging economic powerhouses of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, on Thursday voiced concern about the slow pace of reforms within the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a draft summit declaration. ANI

BRICS countries for dialogue to resolve crisis in Syria, Iran
BRICS countries on Thursday said dialogue is the only answer to end the crises in Syria and Iran. ANI

Six defence companies blacklisted: Antony
Defence Minister A.K Antony on Thursday said that six companies - four foreign and two Indian - have been blacklisted from the defence procurement process for 10 years for alleged involvement in a multi-crore ordnance factory scam. ANI

Army chief letter leak: 'We will take strongest action', says Antony
Terming the recent leak of Army Chief General VK Singh's March 12 letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as "anti-national," Defence Minister A.K Antony on Thursday said he and the defence ministry would take the strongest possible action against those responsible for the leak under Indian law. ANI

BRICS must together address global governance deficiencies: PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday said that the BRICS countries which comprise the emerging economic powerhouses of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, must work together to address deficiencies in global governance. ANI

Army Chief issues statement denying leak of letter to PM
Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh on Thursday issued a statement clarifying that he had nothing to do with the leak of the contents of his procurements-related letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the public domain. ANI

Delhi turns into fortress for BRICS Summit
Security forces have turned New Delhi into a virtual fortress for the fourth BRICS Summit, which comprise the emerging economic powerhouses of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. ANI

Militancy in Kashmir has declined: Omar Abdullah
Hailing the over all improving situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said militancy in the region has declined. ANI

BJP hints at instability between government and army
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that there is a definite lack of communication between the Central Government and the Army in the light of the controversial claims by Army Chief General V. K. Singh of being offered a bribe of 14-crore to clear the purchase of 600 sub-standard vehicles. ANI

Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon over uproar on Army Chief's letter to PM
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till noon on Thursday after opposition parties disrupted proceedings over a demand for answers on the controversy surrounding Army Chief General V.K Singh 's March 12 letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. ANI

Raytheon 250-pound Paveway™ Reaches Production Milestone
Raytheon Company’s (NYSE: RTN) Paveway program achieved a major milestone when it completed production of the 1,000th 250-pound Paveway laser-guided precision munition. Raytheon’s combat-proven Paveway is a kit that transforms “dumb” bombs into precision-guided weapons. The 250-pound weapon, designated the GBU-58, is integrated on the AT-6, Super Etendard and the Mirage 3 aircraft Business Wire India

Points Rummy At ACE2THREE – Fast Games, Low Commission
Ace2three is the first website that introduced online Rummy game for all Rummy lovers in India. Ace2three is user friendly and is constantly working towards giving its users the best gaming experience. Keeping this in view Ace2three announces yet another exciting variant of Rummy called the ‘Points Rummy’. One of the many unique features of Points Rummy is that these are low commissioned games Business Wire India

WNS Wins the Alpha Social Responsibility Award
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, has been honored with the ‘Alpha Social Responsibility Award‘ for exceptional contribution to under-privileged communities, within the auspices of the WNS Cares Foundation (WCF) Business Wire India

Inno Group Launches Inno BYC (Build Your City)
Inno Group, a global investment firm focused on real estate with operations in Europe, Middle East and India announced the launch of Inno BYC (Build Your City) initiative, in Chennai today. Inno BYC is a platform for participatory citizenship and a social initiative promoted by Inno. The event was inaugurated by Mr Business Wire India

Plintron Recognized for Technology Innovation through its Business Partner – Lycamobile for its Roaming Service ‘toggle mobile’
Plintron, the world largest Telecom hosted cloud-based infrastructure for MVNOs, MNOs and Enterprises has been recognised through Lycamobile, its business partner. Lycamobile was awarded the ‘Innovative Service’ award for ‘toggle mobile’ a product developed by Plintron at the prestigious ‘Mobile News awards 2012’ ceremony recently at London, UK Business Wire India

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