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General Singh takes on Ministry of Defence, SC
Army Chief General V.K. Singh on Saturday criticized the Defence Ministry for "illegitimately" releasing "top secret" information related to his age, while making his displeasure clear with the Supreme Court's handling of the case related to his age row in February. ANI

N.D. Tiwari paternity row: Rohit Shekhar deposits blood sample
Rohit Shekhar, who claims to be the biological son of veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari, furnished his blood samples for DNA test in a paternal lawsuit, along with his mother Ujjwala Sharma, here on Saturday. ANI

Dimple Yadav to contest for SP from Kannauj in by-polls
Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav would be representing the Samjawadi Party (SP) from Kanauj in the by-elections. ANI

Nitish tells UPA come clean on oil price hike
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday hit out at the Congress-led UPA over the petrol price hike, and said that the ruling government is putting the blame on oil companies to avoid the responsibility and come out clean. ANI

Sonia hails Congress' rule in Assam
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Saturday has hailed the performance of the Assam government and its Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi. ANI

New bridge in Jammu and Kashmir to enhance connectivity, patrolling
The new Beri Pattan bridge, connecting Nowshera and Rajouri, and aimed to facilitate military and civilian movement in areas along the Line of Control (LoC) was completed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and inaugurated on Friday. ANI

'Not surprised with Jaya Prada's move to join BJP': Azam Khan
Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA Azam Khan on Saturday said that he was not surprised with Rampur MP Jaya Prada's move to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ANI

Four Maoists surrender in Odisha
Four armed cadres of Communist Party of India- Maoists (CPI-M) carrying cash rewards, surrendered before the local police here on Saturday. ANI

Air India strike enters 19th day, passengers left stranded
The Centre and the Air India management failed to end the ongoing impasse, leaving the passengers to bear the brunt of official apathy, even as the strike by the national carrier's pilots entered its 19th day. ANI

Samajwadi Party elated over Dimple contesting Kannauj by-election
The Samajwadi Party (SP) workers on Saturday appeared to be delighted with the party's decision to field Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife, Dimple, for the Kannauj Lok Sabha by-election slated for June 24. ANI

Ten kg heroin, fake currency seized in Punjab
The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized ten kilograms of heroin worth Rs. 500 million and fake Indian currency notes. ANI

Kargil is left waiting for its Godot!
After years of demand for a tunnel across Zojila pass, the Indian Parliament, in March 2007, approved the construction of Zojila Tunnel. ANI

Sugar plus caffeine and board exam results
The class XII CBSE board exam results are due on Monday 28th and I am ready for them, armed with brownies and several mugs of coffee. Yes, that is the only way to deal with them regardless of whether you are a Tiger Mom or a Tortoise Mom ANI

Ramdev takes on PM, says UPA not performing its constitutional responsibility
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for his inability to crack down rampant corruption, and alleged that the Congress-led UPA Government is not performing its constitutional responsibility. ANI

Army Chief fumes on eve of retirement, alleges official role in letter leak
Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, disclosed here yesterday that he had rung up the Army Commanders on the eve of going to Supreme Court earlier this year and told them that the age row was a personal matter. ANI

Jaya Prada to take decision of joining BJP after consulting Amar Singh
Rampur MP Jaya Prada today made it clear that she will take decision of joining the BJP or another political party only after consulting Amar Singh. ANI

India disappointed with Pakistan's decision to not ink liberalised visa pact
India has expressed disappointment with Pakistan's decision to not ink the liberalised visa pact during the Home Secretary-level talks held in Islamabad. ANI

Manmohan Singh to meet Aung San Suu Kyi during Myanmar visit
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, would be meeting Aung San Suu Kyi, the Chairperson of the National League for Democracy, during his visit to Myanmar beginning tomorrow ANI

Samajwadi Party calls for shutdown in UP to protest against petrol price hike
With the Centre ruling out any immediate rollback in the steep Rs 7.54 a litre hike in petrol prices, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has condemned the policies framed by the Congress-led UPA Government, and called for a shutdown in Uttar Pradesh on May 31 to protest against the petrol price hike. ANI

Gujarat CM Modi compares UPA Govt. with tainted Godman
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has compared the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government with tainted Godman Nirmal Baba. ANI

One Briton dead, another missing after crossing crocodile infested river near Bangalore
A British engineer has reportedly been killed and his workmate is missing after they attempted to cross a crocodile-infested river near Bangalore. ANI

TAKE Solutions Announces its Q4 Results
TAKE Solutions Ltd. [BSE: 532890 | NSE: TAKE], a leader in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Life Sciences (LS) domains, announced the financial results for the quarter and the year ended March 31st 2012, today. The company has posted healthy revenues of INR 7,189 Mn for FY ending March 31st 2012 which is 42% increase against year ended March 31st, 2011 Business Wire India

Citi India Bats for Children During 200th Global Anniversary
In celebration of its 200th year anniversary, Citi today announced a contribution of Rs 10 lakhs to the NGO CanKids. At the start of the season Citi pledged to contribute Rs 2 lakhs to CanKids, each time a team made 200 runs in an innings. This year, four teams crossed the double century mark and Citi handed over a cheque of Rs 10 lakhs to CanKids during the semi finals on May 25, 2012 Business Wire India

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