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Congress leaders meet PM, complain against 'vendetta politics' in Punjab
Accusing the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Government in Punjab of practicing 'vendetta politics', Congress leaders from the state met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here on Monday, and asked him to look into the matter with some seriousness. ANI

Singapore FM Shanmugam on introductory official visit to India
Singaporean Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam is on a three-day introductory official visit to India during which he will co-chair the second Joint Ministerial Committee Meeting on bilateral cooperation between the two nations with External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna. ANI

Hillary Clinton meets Sonia Gandhi at 10, Janpath
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her 10, Janpath residence here on Monday evening. ANI

Maoists too oppose NCTC, but for different reasons
The setting up of a National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) has also been opposed by the Maoists on the ground that it could be used against 'movements fighting for self-determination of nationalities, including the right to secession'. ANI

Hillary Clinton arrives at 7 RCR to meet Manmohan Singh
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's official 7, Race Course Road (RCR) residence here this evening to exchange pleasantries with him. ANI

Sonia Gandhi evaluates Rajya Sabha win from Jharkhand
Congress leaders, including member of the Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand, Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu, met party chief Sonia Gandhi at her residence here on Monday. ANI

U.S. pursuing double-standard in fight against terror, alleges D. Raja
Communist Party of India (CPI) lawmaker D. Raja on Monday accused the United States of double-standards as far as the fight against terror was concerned. ANI

Iran hopes to improve bilateral trade with India despite U.S. opposition
The president of the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mines, Yahya Ale-Eshagh, said on Monday that he hoped India and Iran would better their trade ties in spite of mounting pressure against it from the United States of America (USA). ANI

Zakia Jafri gets SIT report on Gulberg Society massacre
The Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday handed over a copy of its closure report, one that gave a clean- chit to all 62 accused for the Gulberg Society massacre of 2002, to Zakia Jafri, wife of slain former Congress MP Ehsaan Jafri. ANI

Government working towards AFSPA revocation: Omar Abdullah
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said that the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) would soon be revoked from areas where the presence of the Army is not required. ANI

Hillary Clinton arrives in Delhi, to meet PM, Sonia
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived here on Monday afternoon after winding up her one-day visit to Kolkata. ANI

Anand Sharma defends Patil taking kin along on foreign trip
Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Monday described reports criticizing President Pratibha Devisingh Patil for taking her relatives to Seychelles and South Africa as unfortunate. ANI

India committed to early solution of Teesta water issue: Krishna
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Monday assured Bangladesh of an early solution on the issue of the sharing of the Teesta waters. ANI

Mamata says talks with Clinton constructive, creative
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday described her meeting with visiting United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as constructive and creative. ANI

Antony defends Tatra truck deal
Defending Tatra deal in the parliament today, Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday said that the trucks were bought mainly due to operational needs of the Army. ANI

Clinton echoes India's outrage over Pak's pronounced inaction against Hafiz Saeed
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that Pakistan has not taken necessary action against Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, suspected of masterminding the terror attack in Mumbai in 2008. ANI

17 dead in Punjab road accident
At least 17 people were killed in a road accident on Monday morning when an overcrowded jeep rammed into a speeding truck. ANI

Bilateral issues to dominate the first Indo- Bangla JCC meet today
The Indo- Bangla Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) is set to meet here on Monday. ANI

Yechury dubs Clinton visit to West Bengal as 'interference'
Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury has described the visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to West Bengal to reportedly discuss the Teesta water sharing issue with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as "needless" interference of Washington. ANI

Nitish Kumar refrains from commenting on presidential candidate
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has refused to comment about the candidate most suited to be the next president, saying there is enough time to discuss the matter as also for the polls to be held, if at all. ANI

Shell Helix Introduces an Exciting Promo ‘Drive Away a Car with Helix Diesel Hx6’
Shell Lubricants, the global market leader in finished lubricants has launched an exciting promotion for its customers with its range of passenger car motor oils – Shell Helix. “Drive away a car with Shell Helix Diesel HX6” promo offers an opportunity to the customers to win a brand new car , along with a host of other exciting gifts on offer like mobile phones or assured cash prize Business Wire India

Ramco Systems Appoints Virender Aggarwal as CEO
Ramco Systems (BSE - 532370, NSE – RAMCOSYS, MSE – RSST); an enterprise software company focused on enterprise cloud platform, products and services, has appointed Mr. Virender Aggarwal as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this, Virender was President & APAC Region Head for a leading IT Services firm based in Singapore Business Wire India

Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts – Paving the Way for a Promising Future
In recent years, Liberal Arts has been widely accepted around the world as a school of thought to reckon with. Leaders such as Barak Obama, Meryl Streep, Hillary Clinton have all studied at liberal arts colleges and it is now being seen as a major contributor globally for shaping leaders of tomorrow. Noting this fact,Symbiosis has pioneered Liberal Arts education in India in recent years Business Wire India

Ferns N Petals Partners with 20:20 MSL to Build Brand in India
20:20 MSL India, part of MSLGROUP, Publicis Groupe’s flagship strategic communications and engagement company and the largest PR and social media network in India, today announced that it has been selected by Ferns N Petals as their strategic communications partner in India Business Wire India

HDFC's Financial Results for the Period April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012
The Board of Directors of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC) approved the thirty-fifth annual accounts of the Corporation for the year ended March 31, 2012 at its meeting held on Monday, May 7, 2012 in Mumbai. FINANCIAL RESULTS Financials for the year ended March 31, 2012 For the year ended March 31, 2012, the profit before sale of investments and tax stood at ` 5,395 Business Wire India

Steria Reports Organic Revenue Growth of +6.0% in the First Quarter of 2012
-- Consolidated revenue amounted to €465.8 million in the first quarter of 2012, growth of 8.6% on the first quarter of 2011. -- On a like-for-like basis, Group revenue rose by 6.0% Business Wire India

WNS Enters Into Strategic Partnership with GT Nexus
WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with GT Nexus, a market leading cloud-based supplychain service provider, to deliver platform-based BPO services and solutions to the Shipping and Logistics industry Business Wire India

Intuit Ranked 2nd in 'India’s Best Companies for Rewards and Recognition 2012’
Intuit India has been named one of the country’s top two Best Companies for Rewards and Recognition in 2012. A leading provider of business and financial management solutions, Intuit was honored for its innovative and structured rewards and recognition programs for its employees in India Business Wire India

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