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BSP accuses SP for misgovernance
Senior Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader and party General Secretary, Satish Chandra Mishra on Thursday accused the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government for misgovernance in the state, calling it a "jungle rule". ANI

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav orders transfer of Saharanpur DIG over honour killing comment (Update)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday ordered the transfer of Saharanpur Deputy Inspector General of Police Satish Kumar Mathur for his honour killing comment. ANI

Thomas defends Punjab over reports of rotting foodgrains
Food Minister K.V.Thomas, on Thursday defended the Punjab government over reports that claimed that foodgrains were rotting in the state for the want of proper storage. ANI

Trade deficit falls as exports increase
India's exports raised an annual 3.2 percent to $24.5 billion in April, while imports grew 3.8 percent on a year to $37.9 billion, trade secretary Rahul Khullar said on Thursday, citing provisional trade data. ANI

CRPF reaches out to tribals to combat Maoists
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has launched a 'Civic Action Programme' to effectively combat Maoist threat and bridge the gap between the villagers and security personnel. ANI

Uttar Pradesh Police defends Saharanpur DIG over honour killing comment
A senior Uttar Pradesh police officer on Thursday defended the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) of Saharanpur in connection with an honour killing comment that he had reportedly made ANI

Arsenic found in potable water in Bahraich
Authorities have reportedly detected high quantity of arsenic in drinking water here. ANI

Aircel-Maxis deal row: BJP asks Chidambaram to define his family
With Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram categorically rejecting all allegations that he and his son Karti were beneficiaries in an Aircel-Maxis telephony deal in 2006, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday asked the former to define his meaning of a family. ANI

Key documents missing from SIT report, claims Zakia Jafri
In a shocking claim, the main petitioner of Gulberg Society massacre that killed 69 including her husband and former Congress MP, Ehsan Jafri, Zakia Jafri, told the metropolitan court here on Thursday that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) closure report handed over to her on May 7 on the directions of the Supreme Court (SC) was, incomplete. ANI

SC grants Swamy permission to file petition in Aircel-Maxis case
Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Thursday informed that he has been granted permission by the Supreme Court to file a petition in the Aircel-Maxis fraud case. ANI

No foodgrain for MGNREGA workers now: Jairam Ramesh
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday reiterated his opposition to the food ministry's proposal for providing grain as part-payment of wages to workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). ANI

Haryana Govt. refuses to withdraw dress code order even as women activists protest
Women activists are demanding that the Haryana Government's Department of Women and Child Development withdraw its controversial April 18 dress code order, which prohibits the wearing of "jeans and T-shirts", which the latter has termed as "indecent". ANI

Leave out Lokayukta from Lokpal Bill, says D Raja
Communist Party of India (CPI) leader, D Raja said on Thursday that the much-debated Lokpal Bill should be passed without the clause of Lokayukta, if the state governments are against it. ANI

Lawmakers for hygiene in Rajya Sabha
Cutting across party lines, lawmakers of various political outfits on Thursday emphasized on the need to maintain hygiene in Rajya Sabha premises. ANI

Chidambaram takes on BJP in Rajya Sabha, asks God to forgive Sinha
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday categorically rejected allegations levelled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that he and his son Karti were beneficiaries in an Aircel-Maxis telephony deal in 2006. ANI

Floating market on Dal Lake charms tourists
Tourists thronging Srinagar are captivated by the famous floating vegetable market on the Dal Lake. ANI

UP cop's comment reflects mentality of Akhilesh Govt., alleges BSP
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday took Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to task over the honour killing comment made by a senior police officer, saying the mentality of the cop is a reflection of the state government. ANI

Chinese warship arrives in India on a goodwill visit
The Chinese naval training ship Zhenghe, arrived on a four-day goodwill visit to India on Wednesday. ANI

Tejinder Singh withdraws petition against Army Chief
Retired Lt. Gen. Tejinder Singh on Thursday withdrew his petition from the Supreme Court seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the alleged misconduct of Army Chief General V.K. Singh. ANI

Suspected gas leak sends Rajya Sabha members scurrying
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for 15 minutes on Thursday after several members complained of some kind of gas leakage in the premises. ANI

Action will be taken against top cop if he has made honour killing comment: Akhilesh
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said action would be initiated against a senior police officer of the state if he has made the honour killing comment. ANI

SC refuses to direct Centre on presidential reference against Justice Balakrishnan
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to direct the Central Government to issue a Presidential reference against National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman and former Chief Justice of India (CJI) K.G. Balakrishnan for his alleged misconduct during his tenure as the apex court judge. ANI

Supreme Court allows jailed Pak scientist Chishti to visit Pakistan temporarily
The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed jailed microbiologist Mohammed Khalil Chishti to visit Pakistan temporarily, but asked him to report back to it by November 1 this year. ANI

Ajit Singh hopes Air India pilots would end strike after Delhi HC order
Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Thursday hoped that Air India pilots would call off their strike after the Delhi High Court declared the stir illegal. ANI

2G Scam: Subramanian Swamy hopes for A. Raja's conviction by year-end
Janata Party president and the main petitioner in the 2G scam Subramanian Swamy has said he is hoping that former telecom minister A. Raja is convicted by the end of the year. ANI

BJP leader hails pilots effort to save lives of Jharkhand CM, other passengers
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Barkuanr Gagrai has hailed the pilots efforts in saving the lives of Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda and other passengers accompanying him while crash-landing a helicopter at Ranchi's Birsa Munda Airport on Wednesday. ANI

Air India pilots' problem should be sorted out immediately: BJP
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said the issues of the pilots of Air India should be sorted out immediately. ANI

India's Supreme Court orders gov't not to reintroduce cheetahs
India's Supreme Court has ordered the central government to suspend a move to reintroduce the cheetah which has been hunted to extinction in the sub-continent, local media reported. ANI

Frequent bandhs delaying strategic roads construction in North East: Antony
Defence Minister AK Antony has admitted that frequent local bandhs are delaying construction of the roads of strategic importance in the North Eastern region. ANI

Capgemini Announces Capgemini Super Techies Show
Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services announced the launch of Capgemini Super Techies Show a first-of- its-kind reality television show for Information Technology (IT) professionals, brought to you in association with ET NOW Business Wire India

Nokia Siemens Networks Signs Global Agreement with Ruckus Wireless to resell Wi-Fi Solutions
Nokia Siemens Networks has entered a global reseller agreement with Ruckus Wireless to help operators integrate Wi-Fi networks to deliver cost-effective mobile broadband services. The contract, announced today, will enable Nokia Siemens Networks to offer easily deployable and manageable Wi-Fi coverage as part of its comprehensive small cells portfolio Business Wire India

Capgemini Reports Sustained Growth in Q1 2012 Revenues
Capgemini Group reports Q1 2012 consolidated revenues of €2,565 million, up 9.2% on published figures (i.e. at current Group structure and exchange rates) for the same period last year and 4.3% like-for-like (i.e Business Wire India

Ecole Mondiale Students Initiate Fight Against Cancer
“Relay for life” is an initiative by Ecole Mondiale World School.This is an overnight relay walkathon for cancer awareness and fund raising forAmerican Cancer Society. This is the first Relay for Life in India.More than 20 countries , including the US, UK and Australia have been participating in the event for the last 10 years now Business Wire India

Blockbuster Weekend of Thrilling Live Sports on Espn Star Sports
ESPN STAR Sports presents a thrilling weekend of LIVE sports to keep fans glued to their screens with back-to-back action that will see who will emerge champions of the Barclays Premier League, the first F1 leg in Europe in the Spanish Grand Prix and exciting rugby action at the HSBC Seven World Series, among others Business Wire India

TAKE Solutions Included in Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2012 for the Second Consecutive Year
TAKE Solutions Ltd. [BSE: 532890 | NSE: TAKE], a leader in the Life Sciences and Supply Chain Management domains, today announced, its place in the 11th annual listing of the “Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 of the Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine” Business Wire India

Dell’s Dynamic Storage Portfolio to Enable CIOs to Manage Data Explosion
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Orc Provides Low-Latency Market Connectivity to Indian Exchanges
Orc, a leading provider of technology and services for the global financial industry, today announced new market gateways to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE). Business Wire India

Inspiring Speech by Narayana Murthy at the Graduation Ceremony of FORE School
Calling upon the graduating batch of FORE School of management, New Delhi, India’s most respected and powerful CEO of all times, Mr. N. R Narayana Murthy, urged the students to align personal objectives with the growth impulses of the country and to take up the responsibility of contributing to the society Business Wire India

BEASPORT- Each Click makes a Difference, India's first Global lifestyle brand along with India's leading NGO Magic Bus have launched a unique social media program called #BEASPORT. The campaign aims at keeping India’s most impoverished children in school by harnessing the support of Internet users around the world Business Wire India

e Health Access - India’s first Virtual Healthcare Eco system
e Health access ( is formally launched today with an objective to provide easily accessible, usable and affordable health consultation to the individuals and corporates, 24/7. e Health Access Pvt. Ltd is an innovative healthcare company focused on developing a new healthcare eco system through advanced Telemedicine Technology. Founded by Mr. S Business Wire India Raises Benchmark for Wedding Portals is credited as India’s first ever wedding planning portal. Within a few months of its launch, the site has established itself as the leading provider of wedding related information. The portal also attracts a large number of NRI’s worldwide. With the launch of its new design this week, has enhanced its already rich offerings Business Wire India

$1.5 Billion - What Online Gambling Regulation May Be Worth to India Per Year, Concludes
India could be missing out on as much as $1.5 billion in lost tax revenue by not regulating online gambling. This is the conclusion reached in an in-depth report conducted and published by, a leading online casino portal. Business Wire India

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