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  • <p>Newly built motorbikes are seen at the Bajaj Auto plant in Pune, about 130 km (82 miles) from Mumbai</p><p><b>Bajaj Auto May vehicle sales growth in May 2011 compared to May 2010:</b></p><p>Total Sales grew 20% to 358,849 units from 299,442 units</p><p>Motorcycle Sales rose by 18% to 317,989 units from 269,488 units</p><p>Commercial Vehicles growth jumped 36% to 40,860 units from  29,954 units.</p>

    Newly built motorbikes are seen at the Bajaj Auto plant in Pune, about 130 km (82 miles) from Mumbai

    Bajaj Auto May vehicle sales growth in May 2011 compared to May 2010:

    Total Sales grew 20% to 358,849 units from 299,442 units

    Motorcycle Sales rose by 18% to 317,989 units from 269,488 units

    Commercial Vehicles growth jumped 36% to 40,860 units from 29,954 units.

  • <p>Textiles Minister and DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran is pictured after meeting with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee at the parliament in New Delhi.</p><p><b>Shares in Sun TV fell more than 31% on Thursday after media reports said the founder&#39;s brother, textiles minister Dayanidhi Maran, was named in a lawsuit related to a telecom probe, further embarassing a coalition government mired in a series of scandals.</b></p><p>The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have started a "preliminary investigation" against Dayanidhi Maran, who was telecom minister from 2004 to 2007, a CBI official, who declined to be named, said.</p><p>Maran allegedly favoured Malaysia&#39;s Maxis Communications, which owns a controlling stake in mobile carrier Aircel, in return for which the Malaysian firm invested in Maran&#39;s family business, media reports said, citing the lawsuit.</p>

    Textiles Minister and DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran is pictured after meeting with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee at the parliament in New Delhi.

    Shares in Sun TV fell more than 31% on Thursday after media reports said the founder's brother, textiles minister Dayanidhi Maran, was named in a lawsuit related to a telecom probe, further embarassing a coalition government mired in a series of scandals.

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have started a "preliminary investigation" against Dayanidhi Maran, who was telecom minister from 2004 to 2007, a CBI official, who declined to be named, said.

    Maran allegedly favoured Malaysia's Maxis Communications, which owns a controlling stake in mobile carrier Aircel, in return for which the Malaysian firm invested in Maran's family business, media reports said, citing the lawsuit.

  • <p>Yoga guru Swami Ramdev speaks during a news conference in Gurgaon, in Haryana</p><p><b>The government suffered a fresh blow on Thursday in containing growing anger over corruption from million of voters as leading civil activist Anna Hazare joined forces with influential yoga guru Swami Ramdev in a "fast-until-death" against graft.</b></p><p>The saffron-robed Ramdev, India&#39;s most famous yoga guru, has pledged a hunger strike from Saturday to protest against corruption in Asia&#39;s third-largest economy and called on his legions of followers to join him.</p><p>Anna Hazare, whose highly-publicised fast in April rang a chord with millions of Indians and forced the government to make legislative concessions on the anti-corruption "Jan Lokpal" bill, pledged his support on Thursday for Ramdev&#39;s strike.</p>

    Yoga guru Swami Ramdev speaks during a news conference in Gurgaon, in Haryana

    The government suffered a fresh blow on Thursday in containing growing anger over corruption from million of voters as leading civil activist Anna Hazare joined forces with influential yoga guru Swami Ramdev in a "fast-until-death" against graft.

    The saffron-robed Ramdev, India's most famous yoga guru, has pledged a hunger strike from Saturday to protest against corruption in Asia's third-largest economy and called on his legions of followers to join him.

    Anna Hazare, whose highly-publicised fast in April rang a chord with millions of Indians and forced the government to make legislative concessions on the anti-corruption "Jan Lokpal" bill, pledged his support on Thursday for Ramdev's strike.

  • <p>Children play in a flooded bus terminal as a passenger bus moves past in New Delhi</p><p><b>India&#39;s monsoon rains were 12% above normal in the week to June 1, the weather office said on Thursday.</b></p><p>The monsoon, vital for farm output in India&#39;s trillion-dollar economy, had hit Kerala on May 29, three days ahead of its usual date.</p>

    Children play in a flooded bus terminal as a passenger bus moves past in New Delhi

    India's monsoon rains were 12% above normal in the week to June 1, the weather office said on Thursday.

    The monsoon, vital for farm output in India's trillion-dollar economy, had hit Kerala on May 29, three days ahead of its usual date.

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