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Unique Hindu Baccalaureate Service enters fourth year at Nevada University
Hindu Baccalaureate Service (Dikshant Utsav), held for the first time in Western USA at prestigious University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) in May 2008, enters fourth year on Sunday. ANI

Manmohan Singh calls for dynamic Indo-Kazakh relations
Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is confident that the Indo-Kazakh relations will continue to develop dynamically in the next five years. ANI

Indo-Kazakh ties to strengthen with peaceful uses of nuclear energy: PM
India is looking forward to continuing cooperation with Kazakhstan in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, visiting Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said on Friday. ANI

PM says Indo-Kazakh cooperation in technology holds immense promise
Visiting Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday said that the prospects for Indo-Kazakh cooperation in areas like science, advanced technologies, nano-technologies and space holds immense promise. ANI

India keen to expand economic relationship with Kazakhstan: PM
Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday said that he intends to discuss intensification of Indo-Kazakh economic engagement during his meeting with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev. ANI

Indo-Kazakh ties have evolved into firm strategic partnership: PM
Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday said that the political, economic, trade and people-to-people contacts between India and Kazakhstan have graduated to evolve into a firm strategic partnership. ANI

Kazakhstan interested in buying Indian nuclear reactors
Kazakhstan has shown interest in buying small Indian nuclear reactors, sources have said. ANI

Austrian couple get married in the nude!
A couple in Austria wanted to do something very memorable for their wedding, and after racking their brains, they came up with the idea of getting married in the nude. ANI

Philadelphia offering condoms to kids as young as 11 has parents on edge
Philadelphia Health Department's controversial new program offering free condoms for sexually active people aged 11 and older has enraged parents in the state. ANI

China bans films, TV shows featuring time travel to discourage re-writing of history
The Chinese government has banned films and TV shows that feature time travel, as it wants its citizens to uphold the country's values and not promote anything that would re-write history. ANI

Hindus greet Jains on Mahavir Jayanti
Hindus have sent greetings to Jain communities worldwide for the upcoming Mahavir Jayanti, which falls on April 16. ANI

'Embarrassing' Nicolas Sarkozy' biopic to debut in Cannes Film Festival
A biopic of Nicolas Sarkozy, which is set to be premiered in the Cannes Film Festival, threatens to turn the unpopular French president into an international laughing stock. ANI

US groups helped nurture Arab uprisings
American officials and others looking back at the uprisings of the Arab Spring, they are seeing that the United States' democracy-building campaigns played a bigger role in fomenting protests than was previously known. ANI

Oz man's world's hottest chillies feel like rubbing soldering iron in mouth!
Chillies grown by a man in Darwin city have been named as the world's hottest chillies. ANI

Kate Middleton to spend night at œ5K Royal suite before marrying William
Kate Middleton has reportedly booked a five-room luxurious Royal suite at central London's Goring Hotel to spend her last single night before getting hitched to Prince William. ANI

India ramps up nuclear safety apparatus
In the wake of catastrophic nuclear meltdown in Japan, India is going an extra mile to ensure full proof security for its existing and new nuclear reactors. It plans to introduce two nuclear safety legislations during the monsoon session of Parliament. ANI

Techno savvy Saudi imam plans to use iPad in sermons
A Saudi imam has said he would use an iPad to read his sermon from next Friday at the Furqan Mosque in Jeddah. ANI

Pak caught between a 'rock and hard place' in 'tug of war' with US: Editorial
Pakistan and the United States are locked in an uneasy embrace, where they do not trust each other but need each other's help, resulting in a tug of war between the two allies in the ongoing war on terror, an editorial in a Pakistani newspaper has said. ANI

Female Colombian snipers defending Gaddafi in Libya
Female snipers suspected of belonging to the Marxist guerilla group FARC from Colombia, have joined other mercenaries fighting to keep dictator Muammar Gaddafi in power, according to the reports received by Libyan rebels. ANI

'Birther' debate will only bring short-term gains for GOP: Obama
US President Barack Obama has said that Donald Trump and other Repubublicans who challenge his US citizenship would only gain a short term political benefit with conservative voters. ANI

Mubarak may be executed for ordering demonstrators' killings
Egypt's state media has claimed that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, who was arrested in his bed on charges of alleged corruption and abuse of power during his 30-year rule, may be jailed or hanged if found guilty of ordering the killing of demonstrators. ANI

World's oldest man dies in America at 114
Walter Breuning, the world's oldest man has died at the age of 114, in a Montana Hospital. ANI

Pak Attorney General asked to submit reply on Davis' release, departure
The Lahore High Court has asked the Attorney General of Pakistan to submit his reply on the release and subsequent departure of double murder accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis. ANI

Kayani vows to protect Pak tribesmen against all internal and external threats
Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has reiterated the military's resolve to bring peace and stability to the affected tribal areas in the country. ANI

Pak motives point to "protecting" rather than "prosecuting " 26/11 terror suspects: Analyst
The fact that Lashkar-e-Tayyiba commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, one of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks accused, had been instructing LeT operatives while in Pakistani custody, raises questions over whether the Pakistanis were "protecting" rather than "prosecuting" him, noted South Asian affairs analyst Lisa Curtis has said. ANI

UAE father expresses concern over 'adulterous' teen daughter's fate
The father of a 14-year-old girl has expressed concern over his daughter's future after she was asked to appear before an Ajman court on a adultery charge. ANI

World's most expensive shoes costing œ140K go on display
World's most expensive shoes worth a staggering 140,000 pounds is on display at Birmingham. ANI

Most Brit kids really don't know where onions, cucumbers, broccoli grow
Today's children may be smarter than their parents in the field of latest technologies, but when it comes to gardens they just don't know their onions, according to a UK study. ANI

Al Qaeda deputy demands Arab armies' intervention in Libya to oust Gaddafi
Al Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri has praised the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and urged Arab armies also to overthrow Libya's Colonel Muammar Gaddafi before "Western aid... turns into invasions." ANI

Pak says "no reason for any country to be threatened" by its relationship with China
Referring to India, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry has said that there is no reason for any country to be threatened by its ties with China. ANI

Jelly bean with Kate Middleton's face to be auctioned off for œ500
A jelly bean that has a picture-perfect image of Kate Middleton is set to be auctioned off on eBay for 500 pounds. ANI

NATO strained over approach to Libya
Showing the strains of fighting two wars at once, NATO foreign ministers have tried to play down divisions over the intensity of the air campaign against Libya. ANI

FBI files reveal Princess Diana was under probe after 'bomb threat'
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has published in its website that Princess Diana was the subject of its investigation after an agent was told someone had mailed a bomb 'as a wedding present'. ANI

Pak to take up US drone attacks issue with "nations having interest in counter-terrorism"
Pakistan has said that it has taken up the issue of drone attacks with the US Government at all levels, and will now discuss this matter with "those countries that have an interest in counter-terrorism". ANI

Hindus ask for urgent solution to rising world food prices
Hindus have expressed serious concerns at the recent historic rise in global food prices. ANI

Highest percentage of Americans in decades say their financial situation worsened
Highest percentage of Americans, for the first time since 1972, have said that their financial situation has gotten worse in recent years. ANI

US man catches fire while watching p*rn at sex shop
A man in the US is said to have caught fire while he was watching p*rn videos at a sex shop. ANI

Extra marital affair suspected behind murder rampage in China
A murder rampage in China's Liaoning Province has left 10 people dead. The local police have launched a manhunt to nab the suspect. ANI

One in eight people in UK foreign born
The Office for National Statistics in its latest report has said that almost one in eight people living in the UK is foreign born. ANI

Transportation "biggest risk" during 2012 London Olympics
A London Assembly report has claimed that tourists might face transportation problems during the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games. ANI

Tamil, Sikh communities celebrate New Year in Malaysia
The Tamil and Sikh communities in Malaysia have celebrating Varisha Pirappu (new year) and Vesakhi in their own unique style. ANI

MJ's doc 'was distracted with strippers the night he died'
Dr. Conrad Murray was texting to a stripper just hours before Michael Jackson died, reveals a prosecution motion filed Thursday. ANI

Palin gets restraining order after stalker 'threatens to rape her daughter'
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has reportedly won a new restraining order against teenage stalker who has allegedly threatened to rape her daughter. ANI

Berlusconi 'calls sex trial girl an over imaginative liar'
Silvio Berlusconi has dismissed Moroccan-born belly dancer, whom he allegedly paid for under age sex, as an over imaginative liar. ANI

Obama, Cameron, Sarkozy call for Gaddafi's exit
United States President Barack Obama has written a joint article with his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron, committing their countries to pursuing stronger military action against Libya. ANI

Bill Clinton calls old Times Square filled with hookers as 'romantic'
Former US President Bill Clinton has described the early New York's Times Square, when it was a crime-ridden danger zone filled with prostitutes and crooks, as "romantic and fascinating". ANI

Didier Drogba's family home in Ivory Coast torched
Houses belonging to footballer Didier Drogba's family in the Ivory Coast have reportedly been torched by rebel forces. ANI

Japanese Industry Minister Banri Kaieda has said the Tokyo Electric Power Corporation is expected to pay a compensation of one million yen to each household located within 30 kilometers of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that was affected by the March 11 earthquake-cum-tsunami. ANI

Brit-Indian honeymooner collapses after court hearing in London
Brit-Indian honeymoon murder suspect, Shrien Dewani, collapsed and had to be helped by relatives into a car after a Westminster Magistrates Court heard how he had threatened to punch a nurse at the Priory Clinic in London. ANI

Pak home to over 50 million illiterate people: UNESCO
Over 55 million people in Pakistan are illiterate, according to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). ANI

Musharraf approaching international powers to fob off Pak govt 'witch hunt'
Former Pakistan President and All Pakistan Muslim League chief Pervez Musharraf wants the international guarantors of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to declare it null and void, as APML leaders say the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is no more adhering to the then agreement between them. ANI

Missing Western journalists spotted in Tripoli
Three Western journalists who were covering the Middle East crisis, and had been reported missing, have been spotted by western sources at a government detention camp in Tripoli. ANI

Pak-Afghan Transit Trade talks postponed
The Pak-Afghan Transit Trade talks scheduled for Friday (today) have been postponed. ANI

2,542 people killed in militant attacks, 900 in US drone attacks in Pak in 2010: HRCP
Over 2,500 people were killed in militant attacks in Pakistan in 2010, and at least 900 others lost their lives in US drone strikes in the tribal areas during the same period, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said in its annual report. ANI

Brit-Indian honeymooner thrown out of London clinic after threatening to 'punch' nurse
Shrien Dewani, the Brit-Indian millionaire who has been charged with masterminding his wife's murder during their honeymoon in Cape Town last year, was thrown out of The Priory Clinic in London after he shut himself in his room and threatened to punch a nurse. ANI

Bank of America Earns $2.0 Billion in First Quarter
Bank of America Corporation today reported net income of $2.0 billion, or $0.17 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2011, compared with $3.2 billion, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the year-ago period and a net loss of $1.2 billion, or $0.16 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2010. Business Wire India

Octapharma: European Medicines Agency (EMA) Recommends to Lift the Suspension of the Marketing Authorization of octagam® (human normal immunoglobulin for i.v. administration, 50 mg/ml, 5%) and octagam®10% (normal IgG for i.v.)
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended today to lift the EU-wide suspension of the marketing authorizations of both octagam® and octagam®10% which has been in place since September 2010, subject to certain conditions. Business Wire India

Ramco Systems Launches SaaS ERP for Aviation Manufacturing at Miami MRO
Ramco Systems (BSE - 532370, NSE – RAMCOSYS, MSE – RSST); a leading software company focused on consulting, product and managed services, announced the launch of its Software as a Service (SaaS) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) offering for the Aviation, Aerospace and Defense industry. Since its launch, Ramco has signed over 300 new OnDemand ERP Clients Business Wire India

ITA donates JPY ¥2,000,000 to World Vision's Relief efforts in Japan
In the wake of the massive earthquake and devastating tsunami in Japan, ITA International Holdings LLC, (“ITA”), the parent company of Cayman Islands based Investors Trust Assurance SPC, ITA Global Trust Company Ltd. and ITA Global Securities, Ltd Business Wire India

Micromedics, Inc., a Nordson Company Announces New OsteoXpressTM Bone Graft Delivery Device
Micromedics, Inc., a Nordson Company (NASDAQ: NDSN), has introduced a 15cc Graft Delivery Device, the first product in their new OsteoXpressTM line of bone grafting devices. These devices facilitate the mixing of bone graft material used in orthopedic surgical procedures Business Wire India

Cegedim Relationship Management Announces Availability of Next Generation of MI for iPadT
Cegedim Relationship Management has announced the general availability of the second generation of MI for iPad™, the company’s Life Sciences Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution designed specifically to leverage the benefits of iPad Business Wire India

Stromasys: Double Virtualisation: CHARON and VMware Deliver Maximum Reliability for Legacy Systems
VMware confirms: Stromasys virtual servers are “VMware READY”. IT administrators are now able to enjoy maximum reliability for legacy DEC systems. Business Wire India

MiX Telematics: Leading the Way for Commercial Fleets to Become Carbon Neutral
MiX Telematics, a global provider of vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions, has taken a leading step in the Telematics industry by launching the MiX Carbon Offset Initiative (COI) Business Wire India

Hong Kong Set to Emerge as the Most Ideal Investment Destination in 2011 Predicts
Strong FDI inflows, rising levels of entrepreneurial activity, and worldwide recognition of Hong Kong’s investor friendly climate are positive indicators pointing towards the likelihood of Hong Kong emerging as a leading investment destination in 2011, predicts Hong Kong company incorporation portal, Business Wire India

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