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BJP passes resolution to ammend constitution, Gadkari likely to retain presidency
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursady cleared the way for Nitin Gadkari's second Presidential term by passing a resolution to amend its constitution. ANI

Petrol price hike: JD(U) stages protests across New Delhi
The Janata Dal (United) staged protests across the Capital on Thursday against the steep hike in petrol prices. ANI

Yeddyurappa advocates bigger national role for Modi
Former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S.Yeddyurappa on Thursday called for a bigger role for Gujarat Chief Minister and party colleague Narendra Modi in national politics. ANI

Cabinet meets, no discussion on petrol price hike
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presided over a meeting of the Union Cabinet here on Thursday evening. ANI

Union Cabinet approves disposal of CWG Organising Committee assets
The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved transfer/disposal of the following assets acquired by the Organising Committee (OC) for conduct of the Games to the Government Departments/Government Agencies, Government of Delhi, Schools etc.: ANI

Union Cabinet approves restructuring of Bird Group of Companies under Ministry of Steel
The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the proposal for modification of the 'grant-in-aid' instead of 'waiver' of income tax liability arising due to restructuring of Bisra Stone Lime Company Limited (BSLC) under Bird Group of Companies. ANI

Petrol Price Hike: Congress, Opposition trade charges as public protests (Update)
Protests and demonstrations across the country on Thursday appeared to place the Manmohan Singh Government on the back foot over its decision to hike petrol prices by over Rs.7 a litre. ANI

CBI court dismisses Jagan's request for interim bail in illegal assets case
A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court has rejected and dismissed an interim bail plea request made by YSR Congress leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy. ANI

Delhi HC refuses to ask govt to withdraw Army press release
The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to direct the Centre to take back a press release of the Army alleging that Lt Gen (retired) Tejinder Singh offered a bribe to the Army Chief in connection with a defence deal. ANI

CBI arrests Central Excise officials on bribery charges
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested an assistant commissioner, a superintendent and an inspector of the Central Excise (Service Tax Department), Akurdi, Pune, in connection with a bribery case. ANI

Modi pulls up Manmohan Govt. over petrol price hike
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took the Congress-led UPA to task over the petrol price hike, saying this step has established the fact that the government in New Delhi is incapable of ruling the country. ANI

Ghaziabad court charges Talwars for Aarushi's murder
A Ghaziabad Sessions Court, in an in-camera hearing on Thursday, charged Doctors Rajesh and Nupur Talwar with the murder of Aarushi Talwar, their teenaged daughter in May, 2008. ANI

Modi arrives in Mumbai to attend BJP national executive
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Thursday evening to participate in the Bharatiya Janata Party's national executive meeting. ANI

Govt. welcomes informed debate on J-K interlocutors' report
The Home Ministry has welcomed the recommendation of the three interlocutors to review all central acts and articles of the Indian Constitution related to the state of Jammu and Kashmir after 1952. ANI

Ludhiana- based firms' dengue antidote caught in red tape despite clearing trials
Ayurvedic antidote for Dengue that cleared trials last year is awaiting an official go- ahead from the state authorities to facilitate its over the counter sale. ANI

Maharashtra Congress leader demands fuel price roll back
A Maharashtra Congress leader has asked the central government to take immediate steps to roll back the fuel price hike and also reduce the prices of other essential commodities that are commonly used by the Aam Aadmi. ANI

To avoid arrest, Jaganmohan Reddy seeks bail from Hyderabad CBI court
Fearing his arrest in connection with an alleged illegal assets case, YSR Congress leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on Thursday filed an anticipatory bail petition in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here. ANI

PM to hold discussion on bilateral, regional issues with Myanmar leadership
In an endeavor to carry forward the India-Myanmar relations rooted in shared historical, ethnic, cultural and religious ties, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will pay a three-day state visit to that country. ANI

NDA calls for nationwide shutdown on May 31 to protest petrol price hike
The NDA has called for a nationwide shutdown on May 31 to protest against the UPA Government's unilateral decision to increase the price of petrol. ANI

BJP relieved as Gujarat CM Modi agrees to attend Mumbai meet
In a major relief for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has finally agreed to attend the party's ongoing national executive meeting in Mumbai. ANI

India postpones sea trials of Russia-made aircraft carrier
India has postponed till the beginning of June the sea trials of Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier, which is being overhauled for the Indian Navy in Russia, local media reported. ANI

Gadkari's aide Sanjay Joshi resigns ahead of National Executive meeting
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sanjay Joshi, considered to be close to party president Nitin Gadkari, has resigned ahead of the party's National Executive meeting beginning in Mumbai today. ANI

India fumes over steep petrol price hike
People across the country, who are often at the receiving end of fluctuating governmental policies, expressed their anguish over the sudden announcement of the petrol price hike by Rs. 7.50. ANI

Left, allies pull up UPA II over petrol price hike
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury has questioned government's move to hike the price of petrol, and alleged that one of the direct beneficiaries of this steep increase would be the government itself. ANI

Ramco Posts Global Income of USD 49.63 m for FY 2011-12; Quarterly Income Stood at USD 10.81 m
Ramco Systems (BSE - 532370, NSE – RAMCOSYS, MSE – RSST); an enterprise software company focusing on enterprise cloud platform, products and services, today announced, the results for the fourth quarter of FY 2011-12 Business Wire India

CA Technologies Named One of 25 “Best Companies for Multicultural Women” by Working Mother Magazine
CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) has been selected by Working Mother magazine as one of 25 “Best Companies for Multicultural Women” for its ability to hire, retain and advance multicultural women. The report is featured in the June/July issue of Working Mother and online at Working Mother is owned by the Bonnier Corporation Business Wire India

Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi, Chairman & Managing Director, Uflex Ltd., Honored with Stairs Shreshtha
Stairs, an NGO working towards sports, education and health of underprivileged children, has conferred Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi, Chairman & Managing Director, Uflex Ltd.- India's largest flexible packaging company, with the Stairs Shreshtha honor for outstanding contribution towards under privileged youth and creating a sustainable future for them through sports. Mr Business Wire India

Mr. RK Anand All Set to Launch his Second Book “ASSAULT ON MERIT”
Authoring the most controversial book on Nira Radia, prominent lawyer & politician, Mr. R.K Anand is all set to release his second book “ASSAULT ON MERIT” which speaks of the untold stories of civil-military relations. The book will be released on 25th May at the Hotel Ashok, New Delhi by the Acting Chief of The Army Staff, General V.K Business Wire India

Indusface and Misoft Build Strategic Partnership to Strengthen Web and Mobile Application Security in Vietnam
Indusface, an award winning application security organization, and Misoft, Vietnam’s leading information security company have recently developed a strategic partnership to strengthen application security for businesses in Vietnam. Misoft is a dedicated partner for IndusGuard, the total application security product from Indusface Business Wire India

CommScope to Share Insights on the Importance of Quality Connections During Datacenter Dynamics Converged in Mumbai
CommScope, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, will showcase its innovative network intelligence solutions, including the SYSTIMAX® iPatch® solution, during the May 25, 2012 Datacenter Dynamics Converged in Mumbai. In addition to exhibiting, Dr Business Wire India

Ittiam’s Wi-Fi IP Gets Strong Traction in Consumer Markets with Multi-million Units Production
Ittiam Systems, a leader in providing digital Media Software IP and Communication based Silicon IP solutions, today announced that its Wi-Fi Silicon IP has received strong traction in ‘consumer market based SOCs’ leading to high volumes. Ittiam has been developing and licensing Wi-Fi IP for SOC and FPGA based system customers for over a decade Business Wire India

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