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Scotland announces plans for same-sex marriages
Scotland could soon become the first part of Britain to legalize gay marriage Andhra News

Aung San Suu Kyi makes her first Parliament speech
Parliament opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks about rights of country's ethnic minorities Andhra News

North Korean state television confirms Kim Jong-un is married
Kim Jong-un is married to Ri Sol-ju Andhra News

Coca-Cola Celebrates More Than 80 Years of Olympic Partnership With Largest-Ever Activation
As the clock ticks down to the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Coca-Cola is ramping up for the brand’s largest-ever Olympic Games activation. Never before in the Company’s 84-year Olympic partnership has the brand gone for marketing gold in a campaign that has teens at its core Business Wire India

Housing Finance Bank Limited, Uganda Chooses Polaris’ Intellect Core Banking Solution
Polaris Financial Technology Ltd. (POLS.BO), a leading global Financial Technology Company, today announced that Housing Finance Bank Limited, the leading mortgage lender in the country with approximately 60% of all Ugandan mortgage accounts, has chosen to deploy Polaris’ state of the art IntellectTM Core Banking Solution (CBS) to support its current and future Business and IT requirements Business Wire India

P&G Opens Family Home to Moms & Families of More Than 10,000 Olympians
Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), a Worldwide Olympic Partner and the company behind brands such as Ariel®/Tide®, Pampers® and Gillette®, today welcomed moms and families of Olympians to the P&G Family Home in London, becoming the first Olympic sponsor to offer moms and families from around the world a “home away from home” at the Olympic Games Business Wire India

Intelligent Energy Makes Key Board Appointments
Intelligent Energy, the global power technology company, today announced the appointment of three new Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) – ARM Holdings’ CTO and co-founder Mike Muller; Zarir Cama, former Chief Executive Officer of HSBC India and Malaysia; and Martin Bloom, Chairman of Renesola. Business Wire India

SES Confirms Global Leadership in HD Broadcasting
SES (Paris:SESG)(LuxX:SESG) today confirmed its global leadership in High Definition (HD) broadcasting, with more than 1,300 HD channels on its satellite fleet worldwide. The recent SES channel count shows that more than a quarter of the over 5,200 TV channels distributed by SES are HD Business Wire India

Jentadueto® (linagliptin/metformin hydrochloride) tablets receive approval for the treatment of adults with Type 2 Diabetes in Europe
For Non-U.S. and Non-UK Media Business Wire India

ZTE Wins Largest Share of China Telecom 2012 CDMA Purchase Project
ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced it has won a contract worth USD 281.5 million for the largest share in China Telecom’s 2012 CDMA Purchase Project. Business Wire India

KBR to Support Major Transport Access Upgrade at Port of Esperance, Western Australia
KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today it has been awarded a design services contract for road and rail works at the Port of Esperance in Western Australia as part of the overall $120 million upgrade Business Wire India

13 Companies Cited for Infringement of MMP Portfolio™ in ITC Complaint
Alliacense announced today that the MMP Portfolio Licensing Program – already among the most successful of all-time – is being further enhanced with a first wave of aggressive ITC enforcement activities Business Wire India

Skype Names Elisa Steele Corporate Vice President of Marketing
Skype, a division of Microsoft, has announced it is adding Elisa Steele to its senior management team as Corporate Vice President to lead marketing for Skype. In this role, Elisa will oversee Skype’s global brand and marketing functions, as well as local go-to-market activities Business Wire India

Power Integrations’ New LinkSwitch-HP ICs Introduce Primary-Side Regulation to Power Supplies Up to 90 Watts
Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, has announced LinkSwitch™-HP, a new family of energy-efficient, off-line switcher ICs that can deliver up to 90 W output power with accurate primary-side regulation (PSR). Business Wire India

Retailers Begin Sales of Horizon's Portable Micro-Fuel Cell Products
Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies has announced in-store availability and retail sales of its groundbreaking micro-fuel cell products, a defining milestone for the company and its industry. Unveiled two years ago at CES, Horizon's products have since undergone design improvements, impressive cost reductions, and CE certification. Business Wire India

PineBridge Investments to Establish MENA Headquarters in Bahrain
PineBridge Investments (“PineBridge”), the global multi-asset class investment manager, has announced that it has received a Category 1 license from the Central Bank of Bahrain, paving the way for the establishment of its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) headquarters in the Kingdom of Bahrain Business Wire India

Advinus Therapeutics and P2D Bioscience Enter into a Research and Development Collaboration for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Advinus Therapeutics Ltd., a drug discovery and development company and P2D Bioscience, a CNS focused specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today the initiation of a research and development collaboration to develop therapies for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Business Wire India

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