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Satyananda Mishra to be new CIC Chief
Information Commissioner Satyananda Mishra will be the new chief of the Central Information Commission (CIC). ANI

Raja phone call case: 'It is a judicial matter', says Moily
Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily commenting on the fresh controversy that former Telecom Minister A Raja had tried to influence a Madras High Court judge in a criminal case on Tuesday said it is a judicial matter, and added that the issue was not in the domain of his ministry. ANI

Ambika Soni condoles untimely death of NFAI Director Jadhav
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni has condoled the untimely death of National Film Archive of India (NFAI) Director Vijay Jadhav, an Indian Information Service Officer of the 1995 batch. ANI

26/11 case: Bombay High Court dismisses Kasab's juvenile plea
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea of Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, to order an enquiry to determine whether he was a juvenile even as prosecution sought confirmation of death penalty awarded to him. ANI

SC slams Maharashtra Govt. for shielding MLA's money-lending father
The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday slammed former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh for preventing police from registering a criminal case against Congress MLA Dilipkumar Sanandas's father Gokulchand Sananda, a private money-lender, and also imposed a fine of Rs ten lakh on the state government. ANI

Bombay High Court upholds stay on Rajasthan Royals termination
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday upheld the stay on the termination of Rajasthan Royals made by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) following which the team can now participate in the auction for the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament. ANI

No need for me to lie on Karkare remarks: Digvijay Singh
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday continued to insist on his remarks that he did speak to slain Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, who was gunned down by militants in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. ANI

No problem between Sonia Gandhi, PM: Congress spokesman
Congress party spokesman Janardhan Dwivedi on Tuesday rubbished reports of there being differences between party president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. ANI

Chinese Premier arrives in India on Wednesday on three-day visit
The Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Wen Jiabao, will be paying a three-day state visit to India beginning from Wednesday on the invitation of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. ANI

India expresses shock over demise of Ambassador Holbrooke
India has expressed deep shock at the news of the untimely demise of Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2009, and offered condolences to the members of his family and friends. ANI

Raja phone call case : Justice Gokhale contradicts former CJI
Senior Supreme Court Judge, Justice H L Gokhale, on Tuesday contradicted the claim of former Chief Justice of India, Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, that he was not aware of the fact that former Telecom Minister A Raja had tried to influence a Madras High Court judge in a criminal case. ANI

Almost all North East groups are in talks with govt: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday expressed satisfaction that several militant outfits of North East have entered into negotiations with government-appointed interlocutors. ANI

Ayodhya verdict: Sunni Waqf Board files appeal before Supreme Court
The Sunni Central Waqf Board on Tuesday filed a petition before the Supreme Court, challenging a Allahabad High Court judgment in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suits. ANI

Advani hits back at PM for parliamentary session washout
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Tuesday lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government for the Winter Session of the Parliament ending without conducting any business. ANI

US envoy pays tribute to Holbrooke
United States Ambassador to India, Timothy J. Roemer, today paid tribute to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whom he described as a consummate diplomat and a close friend, who dedicated his almost fifty years of public service to bringing peace to the world. ANI

Corporate sector poised to become engine of economy growth: PM
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said India's corporate sector is poised to become the Indian economy's main engine of growth. ANI

Manmohan Singh says tapping of phone must be done with utmost care
Defending the government's use of phone taps, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said these powers were necessary to deal with issues like tax evasion but it has to be exercised with care. ANI

Three Maoists arrested in Ranchi
Jharkhand police arrested three Maoists including a woman here on Monday. ANI

Sohrabuddin case: CBI plea against Amit Shah bail in Supreme Court
The Supreme Court will on Tuesday take up the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) plea to cancel the bail of former Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah in connection with the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. ANI

Sunni Waqf Board to move Supreme Court against Ayodhya verdict
The Sunni Central Waqf Board is expected to file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suits. ANI

IAF helicopter crashes in Jammu, eight injured
An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter crashed in Jammu on Tuesday morning, injuring eight people. ANI

Chidamabaram to visit Manipur today
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will pay a two-day visit to Manipur today. ANI

FEI Cargo Ltd. is the Proud Recipient of IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Award 2010 -Transport & Logistics
Its commitment to provide excellence and value-addition to customers has led FEI Cargo Ltd. to garner IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Award 2010 in the Transport/ Logistics category. The Awards Ceremony held recently in New Delhi saw the Honourable Union Minister of Home Affairs Mr. P. Chidambaram bestow this recognition to Mr. Mr. Abhijeet P. Nair, Director, FEI Cargo Ltd Business Wire India

National Energy Conservation Awards 2010 Winners declared; Union Minister for Power Felicitates Awardees
Commemorating the Annual National Energy Conservation Day at a function here today, the Union Minister for Power, Hon’ble Shri Sushilkumar Shinde, gave away the National Energy Conservation Awards as recognition of innovation and achievement by various establishments in energy conservation Business Wire India

Unichem Laboratories Ltd (Unichem) to Secure their Brands Against Counterfeiting by Using PharmaSecure’s Technology by Assigning 70 Million Codes.
Unichem and PharmaSecure today announced that Unichem has purchased 70 million of PharmaSecure’s codes to be applied for use in protecting its brand and consumers against counterfeiting and diversion Business Wire India

UTV Indiagames and Airtel Digital TV Make Multi Platform Gaming a Reality with Tees Maar Khan!
Look out for TMK! Already known as the biggest conman in the reel world, TMK is now all set to spread his art of conning in the gaming space! Challenging gamers to play as his character of TMK, UTV Indiagames and airtel digital TV along with Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and director Farah Khan, today launched the official multi-platform game for the movie - Tees Maar Khan at Novotel Hotel, Juhu Business Wire India

Dax Networks Forays into IP Surveillance; Launches a Range of IP Network Video Surveillance Solutions
Dax Networks, one of the Top Networking Brands in India, launched a range of IP Network Video Surveillance Solutions. Starting from DX-133B-AN12-IP-A, these solutions are ideal for Enterprise customers to monitor their businesses anytime from anywhere in the world Business Wire India

Obama Official Honors Astonfield Renewable Resources
Astonfield Renewable Resources, a leader in India’s clean energy industry, was awarded the Export Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce for their pioneering work in promoting clean energy in rapidly developing countries Business Wire India

Arista Networks Inaugurates R&D Center in Bangalore, India
Arista Networks, a US based company and the leader in 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches for Cloud Networking, announced the opening of an engineering centre in India. The Bangalore R&D centre will focus on expanding Arista’s Extensible Operating System (EOS) which is purpose-built for large data centre and cloud scale deployments Business Wire India

The Human Factor Honors Leaders with Special Anniversary Issue ‘Hall of Fame 2010 -The Premier League’
The Human Factor, India's leading Business publication from Planman Media, has released special anniversary issue titled ‘The Hall of Fame 2010- The Premier League’. Pioneers in their field, the current issue highlights the lives and times of 43 icons of corporate India Business Wire India

Global Convention, Colombo 2010: for Humanity, for Universal Brotherhood
All eyes are set on the 19th and 20th of December, 2010. It is on these two dates that the Global Convention on Universal Brotherhood will be taking place. The momentous event is to be held in Colombo. Prominent scholars, philosophers and humanitarian thinkers will make their presence felt at the event. The importance of the convention to be a success is very much understood Business Wire India

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