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S. Korean Defence Minister blames N. Korea for jamming GPS signals
South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin has blamed the Democratic People's Republic of Korea for jamming Global Positioning System (GPS) signals. ANI

Medvedev agrees for US military transit to Afghanistan via Russia
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a legal agreement that allows the US military transit of weapons, military hardware, military property and personnel via Russia, to Afghanistan. ANI

US declines to call Libyan crisis 'Civil War'
The US Department of State has declined to describe the ongoing crisis in Libya as a civil war, after a key lawmaker used the term to characterize the ongoing battle between rebels and Gaddafi's forces. ANI

China to focus on revising and improving laws: Wu Bangguo
Wu Bangguo, the chairman China's Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, has pledged to focus more on revising and improving laws and enact accompanying regulations. ANI

Hindus laud European Parliament for "binding standards" to integrate Roma
Hindus have welcomed European Parliament for resolution binding minimum standards at European Union level to improve the plight of Roma (Gypsies), saying it is a "step in the right direction." ANI

Oz fisherman survives after battling with 4m crocodile for 15 minutes
A fisherman in Australia has escaped death after he battled with a 4m crocodile for 15 minutes to free himself from the animal's jaws before help arrived. ANI

'Urgent' mail delivered in Pakistan after two decades
An 'urgent' mail sent from Toba Tek Singh town in Pakistan's Punjab province to Karachi in 1991 has finally been delivered after two decades. ANI

Pak Govt not taking 'burning' Balochistan problem seriously: Asma Jehangir
Pakistan's Supreme Court Bar Association President Asma Jehangir has said the government has never been serious about resolving the problems of Balochistan. ANI

Pak, India must set up counterterrorism centres for bilateral cooperation: Seminar
India and Pakistan should establish Counter Terrorism Centres (CTCs) in their capitals as a way to institutionalise bilateral cooperation against terrorism, a two-day strategic seminar organised under Aman Ki Asha has recommended. ANI

Junrey Balawing set to become world's smallest man
Junrey Balawing of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines, who is just 22 inches high, is set to become the world's shortest man when he turns 18 in June. ANI

14 killed in 5.4 magnitude earthquake near China-Burma border
At least 14 people have been killed and 135 others injured in an 5.4 magnitude earthquake that struck in south-west China near the border with Burma on Thursday. ANI

Former assistant to write book 'on her experiences with JFK Jr'
John F. Kennedy Jr's former assistant has signed a deal with Simon and Schuster's Gallery imprint for a book about her life with him at George magazine. ANI

Loughner pleads 'not guilty' of shooting US Senator Giffords
Jared Loughner, who is accused of attempting to assassinate US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and killing six people in Tucson including a federal judge, has pleaded not guilty to 49 new charges filed against him. ANI

Lahore HC reserves verdict in Zardari dual office case
The Lahore High Court has reserved its verdict in the dual office case against Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Co-Chairman and President Asif Ali Zardari. ANI

Prince Harry qualifies as Apache pilot, can return to Afghanistan frontline
Prince Harry (26), whose official military title is Lieutenant Wales of the Army Air Corps, has qualified as an elite Apache helicopter pilot after completing a ten- month course to learn how to fly the 46 million pounds chopper. ANI

Freed 7/7 bombers' helper supported killings of Americans
Pakistani origin American terrorist Mohammed Junaid Babar expressed his support for violence against The United States in "occupied" Muslim countries at the time of his early release in December, according to newly unsealed documents. ANI

Dalai Lama playing 'tricks' with resignation as Tibetan political leader: China
China on Thursday said that the Dalai Lama was playing "tricks" on the world, after the Buddhist spiritual leader announced his plan to retire as political head of the exiled Tibetan movement, saying that the time had come for his replacement by a "freely elected" leader. ANI

American Apparel founder says sex slave threatened him with extortion
American Apparel founder, who was sued by an employee for forcing her to have sex with him, has accused the girl of making extortion-like threats to cheat the company. ANI

Probe into Bhatti's assassination turning away from Taliban to personal enmity
Pakistan Police have been attempting to change the course of their investigation into the assassination of Minorities Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti after having failed to find links with the Punjabi Taliban or other religious extremists in the murder case. ANI

LTTE operating camps in Tamil Nadu: Lankan PM
Sri Lankan Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne has said that terrorist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), is trying to re-organize itself and is secretly operating camps in Tamil Nadu. ANI

Brit hospital worker becomes first man to be jailed for stalking by blog
A hospital administrator in Britain has made history after he became the first person to be jailed for stalking a woman by blog. ANI

52 percent Americans support Peter King Muslim radicalization hearing
Nearly 52 percent Americans believe that Republican Senator Peter King's investigation into US Muslims radicalization is appropriate. ANI

Facebook six founders, investers in Forbes billionaire list
Six of the founders and investors behind the popular social networking site Facebook have made it to the Forbes annual list of the world's top billionaires. ANI

Billionaire hedge-fund head Rajaratnam faces 100 years in US prison
A Sri Lankan born-American, who founded the Galleon Group, a New York-based hedge fund management, used "stolen business information to steal tens of millions of dollars", a federal prosecutor said on the first day of his trial in New York. ANI

Prince Harry qualifies as an elite Apache helicopter pilot
Prince Harry has qualified as an elite Apache helicopter pilot, and he could return to the Afghan front line in a combat role as early as spring of next year. ANI

Britain's happiest people live in Yorkshire
A new study, on which people in Britain are the happiest, has found that those hailing from Yorkshire get the most out of life. ANI

Average Brit carries at least 3 useless keys
A new study has revealed that the average Briton carries round nine keys - but has no idea what at least three of them open. ANI

How Kate Middleton might look like on her wedding night
Royal bride-to-be Kate Middleton is really the woman of the moment. ANI

Deranged Swedish man eats murdered girlfriend
A deranged man in Sweden murdered his girlfriend while she was asleep, decapitated her and then ate some parts of her body. ANI

Smokers aged 9 in Britain's poorest town
An NHS study has found that the average age for taking up smoking in Britain's most deprived town is just nine. ANI

BBC journalists face torture, mock execution by Gaddafi's regime
Two journalists working for the BBC in Libya were arrested, tortured and subjected to a mock execution by security forces of Muammar al-Gaddafi's government. ANI

Chinese Government to build 10 million subsidized homes
The Chinese Government plans to spend nearly 1.3 trillion yuan to build 10 million units of government-subsidized housing. ANI

Saudi envoy comes up with 'Raymond Davis offer' to bail Pak, US
Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik and the Saudi Ambassador to Islamabad, Abdul Aziz bin Ibrahim al Ghadeer, have reportedly discussed options to pave way for the release of double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis. ANI

Mohamed ElBaradei to run for Egyptian presidency
Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei has said that he plans to contest the first presidential elections to be held after mass demonstrations ended former President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. ANI

Clerics from around 18 nations declare suicide attacks as 'haram'
Two hundred and fifty clerics from around 18 countries have declared suicide attacks as 'haram'. ANI

Hillary Clinton offers words of wisdom to Wills-Kate ahead of wedding
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has offered words of wisdom to Prince William and Kate Middleton ahead of their wedding in London next month. ANI

NATO, EU to discuss military and economic options to resolve Libya crisis
Ministers of European Union and NATO will meet to discuss options to deal with Libya's Muammar Gaddafi as leaders ponder military and economic options to resolve the crisis in Libya. ANI

Come spring, it's time to take up the mop and duster!
Spring is here, and it's time to pick up the broom. ANI

Brit Special Forces seize Iranian made rockets from Taliban
British Special Forces in Afghanistan have seized a cache of 48 powerful Iranian rockets in an ambush from Taliban fighters in Afghanistanilitary officials state that this is the strongest evidence of the increasing support from Iran to the Taliban, and the most powerful arms cache captured by the British Special Air Service (SAS) troops in Afghanistan to date. ANI

Google to donate 1.25 million dollars for Nelson Mandela's archive
Google will be donating 1.25 million dollars to the Nelson Mandela Foundation center of Memory for a project that aims to archive his life by digitizing photographs, letters and other documents related to the former South African President. ANI

Embattled Colonel Gaddafi has control over huge cash deposits: Experts
Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi reportedly has "tens of billions" in cash secretly hidden away in Tripoli, allowing him to prolong his fight against rebel forces, experts have said. ANI

Dalai Lama to step down as Tibetan political leader
The Dalai Lama has announced his plan to retire as political head of the exiled Tibetan movement, saying that the time had come for his replacement by a "freely elected" leader. ANI

Pak Punjab Taliban not involved in Faisalabad bomb blast: Police chief
The terror network behind the Faisalabad blast has been traced and two more suspects have been arrested, but they have no connection with the 'Punjabi Taliban', Pakistan's Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Javed Iqbal has said. ANI

Musharraf's arrest warrant in Benazir murder case sent to UK Foreign Affairs Dept.
The Pakistan Government has sent the arrest warrant for former president Pervez Musharraf in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case to British authorities. ANI

Berlusconi 'spent 29m on helicopters, antiques and electricity bills'
From antiques, helicopter flights, services of a disc jockey to gifts for young women, Italy's billionaire Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi spent a whopping 34 million euros of his own money in 2010. ANI

Pak losing war on terror due to flawed strategy: Imran Khan
The war against terrorism is slipping from Pakistan's hands owing to their "flawed strategy" in this regard, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said. ANI

Chinese-American named US Ambassador to Beijing
US President Barack Obama has named Gary Locke to be the first Chinese-American ambassador to Beijing. ANI

22 inches tall Philippines teen to be crowned world's shortest man
A 17-year-old teenager in Philippines, who might only be slightly taller than a glass bottle, is all set to break big world records. ANI

China to create world's largest security network with 500,000 cameras
China will spend 2.6billion pounds on 500,000 surveillance cameras to create the world's largest security network. ANI

Asia Pulp & Paper Joins Indonesian Associations Pledging 100 Percent Industry Adherence to National Wood Legality Laws
Jakarta-based Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP), one of the world’s largest pulp and paper producers, joined Indonesia’s leading trade associations and companies involved in exporting wood-based products to pledge its support of and commitment to Indonesia’s national timber legality and traceability standards Business Wire India

Religare Capital Markets Appoints Gary Lilley as CEO for North America
Religare Capital Markets Limited (RCML), the Investment Banking and Institutional Securities arm of emerging markets financial services group, Religare Enterprises Limited, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Lilley as CEO for North America Business Wire India

McAfee and RSA Form Technology Partnership
McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) and RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC) today announced a technology partnership to offer integrated solutions designed to help customers address complex security challenges, lower risk, improve compliance and ensure data security across the IT infrastructure Business Wire India

California Pizza Kitchen Continues Expansion in India
California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (CPK) (NASDAQ: CPKI), home to the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches and desserts, today announced the opening of its second restaurant in India. Opened by CPK franchise partner JSMGGC India Pvt. Ltd Business Wire India

Human Genome Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline Announce FDA Approval of BENLYSTA® (Belimumab) for Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI) and GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BENLYSTA® (belimumab) for the treatment of adult patients with active, autoantibody-positive systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who are receiving standard therapy. Business Wire India

FlexTrade Named ""Best in Trading Technology"" at Asia Asset Management Awards
FlexTrade Systems, Inc., a global leader in multi-asset execution and order management systems, today announced it has been named “Best in Trading Technology” during the Asia Asset Management 2010 Best of the Best Awards ceremony held at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong on March 9. Business Wire India

Gemalto full year 2010 results
Regulatory News: Business Wire India

Digital River Announces Indian Software Global Summit
Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), a leading provider of global e-commerce solutions, announced its Indian Software Global Summit (ISGS) held in Bengaluru, Karnataka, at the Hotel Le Meridien, Bangalore, on March 10, 2011 Business Wire India

Cegedim Relationship Management and Model N Announce Global Partnership to Deliver Integrated Customer Relationship and Revenue Management Solution
Cegedim Relationship Management and Model N has announced that they will jointly offer a powerful, integrated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Revenue Management solution for Life Sciences companies. The solution will initially be offered in the 27 member countries of the European Union, Russia, Turkey and North America. Business Wire India

Hilco Industrial: Monumental Turnkey Sale of 160-180 MW/Year Output PV Solar Cell Manufacturing Facility
Hilco Industrial has been appointed as the exclusive agent to handle the sale of the world-class Evergreen PV solar panel facility in Devens, Massachusetts Business Wire India

Sitel Positioned as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Customer Management Contact Center BPO Worldwide
Sitel, a leading global customer care outsourcing provider, has announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner’s 2010 Customer Management Contact Center BPO report. Business Wire India

AREA Property Partners Forms Strategic Partnership with National Australia Bank
AREA Property Partners (AREA), a leading global real estate investor and fund manager, has announced the formation of a strategic partnership with National Australia Bank Ltd (NAB), an international financial services organization and one of Australia’s largest listed institutions Business Wire India

Grace Opens Technical Service Centre in India
Grace Davison Discovery Sciences, a product line of W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA), has announced the opening of a new technical service Knowledge Centre in Southern India for customers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Business Wire India

Ralink Captures 20 Percent of ADSL Chip Market According to New iSuppli Figures
Ralink Technology Corporation (TAIEX 3534, Ralink), a leading developer of high performance wired and wireless networking solutions, has announced that sales of its ADSL chipsets grew to more than 20 percent of the global xDSL home gateway market according to a recently released iSuppli report Business Wire India

Rare Michael Jackson Memorabilia to Go on the Auction Block on April 2 & 3
Premiere Props has announced that they would be auctioning a collection of items from Michael Jackson including a white sequin glove and a black sequin jacket from his Billie Jean tour on April 2 & 3 at their headquarters in El Segundo, CA (128 Sierra Street, El Segundo, CA 90245) Business Wire India

Singapore Company Formation Trends Report Released for January and February 2011
www.GuideMeSingapore.com, a leading Singapore-focused business information portal has released its Singapore Company Formation Statistics Report for January-February 2011 Business Wire India

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