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'India is a close and dependable friend', says Maldivian President
Maldivian President Dr. Mohammed Waheed on Monday said India is a close friend, and added that the leadership in New Delhi has assured him of their continued support. ANI

Woman attempts suicide over marital discord in Delhi
New Delhi, May 14 A woman attempted suicide due to some marital discord at the Boat Club near India Gate here on Monday. ANI

No plans to pull back Indian troops, clarifies Defence Ministry
The Ministry of Defence on Monday rubbished Pakistan media reports, which said that the 'Indian Government may move troops to peace time locations'. ANI

Consultative Committee of MoHFW discusses medical education scenario
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad chaired the meeting of the Consultative Committee of Parliament attached to his ministry here on Monday to discuss the subject of medical education. ANI

Ambedkar cartoon row: 'Young minds shouldn't be poisoned', says Harsimrat
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday condemned the cartoons making fun of leaders like Dr. B.R. Ambedkar finding their way into textbooks, saying it is the collective responsibility of every individual of the country including the media to ensure that the young minds are not poisoned, but given a fair picture of the reality. ANI

Jaswant Singh slams Pranab Mukherjee's remark on Ambedkar cartoon row
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh on Monday criticized Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's remark that books depicting 'derogatory' cartoon of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar would be not be prescribed as textbooks, saying the latter's statement indicated that attempts were being made to curb one's right to freedom of expression. ANI

Defiant Yeddyurappa blames Gowda, Ananth Kumar for BJP Karnataka crisis
BJP Karnataka strongman B.S. Yeddyurappa on Monday blamed Chief Minister Sadananada Gowda and party general secretary Ananth Kumar for the present political turmoil in the state, and claimed to have the support of 70 MLAs. ANI

Actor-politician Chiranjeevi clarifies IT raids at daughter's house
Actor-politician Chiranjeevi on Monday clarified that the cash, which was found at the Chennai residence of his daughter Sushmita, did not belong to his family. ANI

Government must come clean on Army Chief letter leak: BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday demanded a clarification from the Central Government about media reports that a high-ranking bureaucrat was behind the leak of the letter written by Army Chief General V.K Singh's to Prime Minister, in which he mentioned about shortage of equipment and ammunitions and possession of obsolete weapons by the armed forces. ANI

Tibetans remember Jamphel Yeshi
Tibetans in the capital paid homage and offered prayers to Jamphel Yeshi at Jantar Mantar on Monday. Yeshi had self-immolated at the very venue in protest against the repressive Chinese rule, hours before Chinese President Hu Jintao's arrival in India for BRICS summit. ANI

Chidambaram launches new website of Inter State Council Secretariat
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram launched the new website of the Inter State Council Secretariat (ISCS) here on Monday. ANI

Delhi HC asks Tiwari to furnish blood sample in two days
The Delhi High Court on Monday asked veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari to inform it within two days as to whether he wants to voluntarily give his blood sample for a DNA test in a paternity suit or should police force be used to obtain it. ANI

Education fair in Kashmir attracts participants
An education fair held recently here to counsel students on making the right career choice turned out to be a hit with students and participants. ANI

Subramanian Swamy demands Chidambaram's resignation
Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Monday took Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to task over the statement made him in Parliament on the Aircel deal, and asked Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to order a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter. ANI

Nepal crash: Krishna offers condolences to families(Lead:SM Krishna)
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has expressed grief and sadness over the death of 13 Indians who were killed in an aircrash in north -central Nepal this morning. ANI

Aarushi murder trial: Talwars to get documents, court adjourns hearing till May 16
A Ghaziabad Sessions Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of Aarushi- Hemraj double murder case while asking the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) to hand over a CD and other related documents to Talwars. ANI

Chidambaram says 'I don't own any share in Aircel-Maxis'
While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued to protest against P. Chidambaram in Parliament over the Aircel-Maxis deal, the Home Minister on Monday clarified all the doubts over the issue, saying that neither he nor any members of his family have owned any share in any telecom company. ANI

Karnataka BJP crisis: Yeddyurappa to meet supporters
A day after Karnataka Chief Minister S. D. Gowda talked of an "amicable solution" to the ongoing crisis within the state Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa upped the ante, saying he is likely to meet his supporters here on Monday. ANI

Two arrested in UP for illegal supply of arms
The police in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, have arrested two men involved in the illegal supply of arms to Maoists and also seized three foreign made pistols. ANI

Aarushi murder trial to resume today
The much- awaited trial of the Aarushi- Hemraj double murder case will resume on Monday, with a Sessions Court in Ghaziabad likely to deliver its order on the Talwars'plea to provide them with all case related documents. ANI

Anna Hazare blames Centre for Maoist menace
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare has blamed the Central Government for the Maoist menace gripping the country. ANI

Accel Partners Invests in Jed-i
Jed-i, dedicated to the creation of gifted engineers, announced that it has raised investment from Accel Partners. Jed-i is pioneering conceptual engineering delivered through the flipped class room model in engineering education in India. Jed-i combines technology with a novel pedagogy to transform raw talent into world class engineers Business Wire India

Tanla Announces Partnership with RIM in the Middle East
Tanla Solutions, the leading provider of Mobile Payments and Rights management solutions, today announced that it is working with RIM in the Middle East to deliver Applications Gift Card solutions using its proprietary license management solution for rights managemnt, in application payments and redemption. Through the Gift Card, consumers receive 20 apps that are bundled with the phone Business Wire India

LifeCell’s Great Expectations gets Expectant Moms to Celebrate their Pregnancy
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India Parenting Launches India’s First Interest and Issue Based Social Network, India’s largest parenting website since 1999, today announced the launch of India’s first ever interest and issue based social network – YippeeClubs ( Business Wire India

CinnamonTeal Publishing Launches Book on FENG SHUI
CinnamonTeal Publishing announces the release of its latest title, MONEY! MONEYY!! MONEYYY!!!, authored by renowned Feng Shui expert Indira Rau. The author, a Feng Shui and Reiki Master has been helping and healing many people with her work, by offering guidance and solutions through implementation of various Feng Shui methods Business Wire India

Cigniti Technologies Expands Executive Management Team
Cigniti Technologies, India’s largest independent testing services company today announced that it has further strengthened its global operations with two key executive appointments, reaffirming its commitment to provide best-in-class testing services to clients globally Business Wire India

A1 Delhi Flowers Announces May's Selections for Online Flower Delivery in Delhi
A1DelhiFlowers has launched huge collection of unique flower collections at much competitive price for its nationwide and worldwide customers. A1DelhiFlowers is offering regular monthly delivery services also to its customers. People can also choose the frequency of their Delhi flower delivery including consecutive months, every other month, or every three months or even every day Business Wire India

Jaipur Kawa Brass Band and Kawa Musical Circus to Perform with Olympic Torch
Jaipur Kawa Brass Band and Kawa Musical Circus will be performing in Belfast (UK) with Olympic Torch. The British Council has invited this Indian group. In the letter, the Council has written “It is great pleasure to have the two Indian groups accompanying the Olympic torch throughout the streets of Belfast City on June 13, 2012 Business Wire India

QAI to Organize the 7th Annual International Project Management Leadership Conference (PML 2012)
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AGC Networks Announces 69% Revenue Growth for FY 2011-12
AGC Networks Limited, India’s leading ICT Solutions provider and Integrator in Unified Communication, Network Infrastructure, Data Centre, Virtualization and Enterprise Applications and a subsidiary of Aegis Limited, an Essar enterprise, announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year for 2011-12 Business Wire India

Food and Nightlife Magazine Awards - Gourmet Gurus 2012 Honoured True Achievers of the F&B Industry
After the astounding success of Gourmet Gurus 2011, Food and Nightlife Magazine proudly announced the second edition of Food and Nightlife Awards - Gourmet Gurus 2012 Business Wire India

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