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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to leave for Pak on Friday
The Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Wen Jiabao, will leave for Islamabad after winding up his three-day state visit to India on Friday. ANI

Vilasrao Deshmukh refutes opposition demand for resignation
Union Heavy Industries Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Thursday rejected an opposition demand for his resignation after the Supreme Court slammed him for abusing his position and preventing police from registering a criminal case against Congress MLA Dilipkumar Sanandas's father Gokulchand Sananda during his tenure as Maharashtra Chief Minister. ANI

Severe winter forces Himachal's tribal shepherds to migrate
With the arrival of the winter season, the tribal shepherds of the Gaddi community have begun to migrate from the hills to the plain areas in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur District. ANI

'Regional Coordination Mechanism' among north eastern states has become operational: Govt.
The Government on Thursday said the Regional Coordination Mechanism to facilitate 24x7 sharing and follow-up of information among the north eastern states has become operational.he Home Ministry release said the tripartite talks with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on their demands are continuing. ANI

Indian Coastal security strengthened
The Central Government strengthened coastal security, delivering 169 interceptor boats up to November 2010. ANI

Integrated action plan to be implemented in Naxal affected areas
An ambitious integrated action plan for sixty districts, affected by Left Wing Extremism has been approved by the government as Naxal violence continues to be a cause of concern. ANI

'Stapled visa issue', still in for in-depth discussions
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said here today that the visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said that officials of India and China should have 'in-depth' discussions to resolve the differences on stapled visas issued to Indian citizens from Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Internal security situation improving, says Home Ministry
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday said the government took several measures in 2010 to meet the internal security challenges following which the nation is better prepared today to deal with these challenges than it was two years ago. ANI

CBI arrests common man for cheating
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken into its custody a common man named Rajesh Kumar Singh alias Rajesh Kumar Rana for duping several innocent job seekers and prospective brides in and around Mumbai to the tune of over Rs.20 lakhs during the last two years. ANI

India-China relations is multi-dimensional, says Krishna
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Thursday said the relationship between India and China is multi-dimensional and encompasses vigorous political exchanges, widespread people-to-people intercourse and strategic cooperation in regional and multilateral initiatives. ANI

2G scam: Raids won't affect Congress-DMK alliance, says Kanimozhi
Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi, whose father, M Karunanidhi, is the party chief, said the raids against some of its closest associates in connection with the 2G scam will not affect its alliance with the Congress. ANI

India-China relations has assumed global, strategic significance
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that relationship between India and China has transcended the bilateral dimension and has assumed global and strategic significance. ANI

Wen Jiabao lays wreath at Gandhi's memorial in Delhi
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited the memorial of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, here on Thursday. ANI

Moily welcomes Supreme Court decision to probe 2G scam
Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily today welcomed the Supreme Court decision to monitor the probe into the controversial 2G scam, and said, the government has nothing to hide on the issue. ANI

Oz mission showcases "a riot of colour and energy" through Balgo contemporary art
The Australian High Commission is proud to present the acclaimed exhibition of contemporary Indigenous Australian art, Balgo: Contemporary Australian Art from the Balgo Hills. ANI

Chopper crashes at Chandigarh airport
A Pawan Hans helicopter crashed at Chandigarh airport immediately after taking off on Thursday morning, leaving the pilot and co-pilot injured.irport officials said the helicopter caught fire just after it took off from the airport. It crashed inside the airport itself. ANI

India, China sign six pacts to strengthen partnership
India and China on Thursday signed six pacts, including one in the field of green technology to strengthen partnership. ANI

India, China agree to have regular exchange of visits at top level
India and China on Thursday decided to established the mechanism of regular exchange of visits between Heads of State/Government. ANI

India, China underlines unequivocal opposition to terrorism
Underlining their unequivocal opposition to terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, India and China on Thursday stressed that there is no justification for any act of terrorism anywhere. ANI

China stops short of endorsing India's permanent UNSC seat bid
China on Thursday stopped short of endorsing India's bid for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). ANI

India, China reiterate desire to resolve boundary question through talks
India and China on Thursday reiterated their firm commitment to resolve outstanding differences, including the boundary question at an early date through peaceful negotiations. ANI

China welcomes India's decision to introduce Chinese as foreign language
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Thursday welcomed a decision by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) of India to introduce Chinese as a foreign language in the curriculum of schools in India from the next academic session. ANI

India, China identify new opportunities to realize vast potential for future growth
Expressing satisfaction over the growing quantum of bilateral trade and investment ties, India and China on Thursday agreed to further broad base and balance trade and economic cooperation, and identify new opportunities to realize the vast potential for future growth. ANI

China looking to build mutual trust, cooperation with India: Wen Jiabao
China is looking to build mutual trust and cooperation with India, said the country's visiting Premier Wen Jiabao on Thursday. ANI

Rapid economic growth has opened opportunities for India, China: PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday said that rapid economic growth had opened new opportunities for long term partnership between India and China, and added that this would contribute to stability in Asia and the world. ANI

Wen Jiabao visit: Delhi Police take five Tibetan protesters into custody
Delhi Police on Thursday took at least five Tibetan protesters into preventive custody after they raised slogans outside Hyderabad House, the venue of the Sino-Indian bilateral talks, here. ANI

Chidambaram visits Zomi Re-Unification Organisation camp in Manipur
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram visited the designated camps of an ethnic group called Zomi Re-Unification Organisation (ZRO) here on Wednesday and said that there cannot be development without peace. ANI

Supreme Court to monitor probe into 2G spectrum scam
The Supreme Court on Thursday announced that it will monitor the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) 's inquiry into the 2G scam. ANI

Wen Jiabao gets ceremonial welcome, says confident of expanding India-China ties
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Thursday said that he had come here to expand bilateral strategic ties between China and India. ANI

Supreme Court verdict on monitoring of 2G scam probe
The Supreme Court will on Thursday decide on who will monitor the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe on the 2G spectrum scam case. ANI

Wipro joins the Greenpeace CoolIT Leaderboard
Wipro became the first Indian company to join Greenpeace’s CoolIT Leaderboard rankings that assesses companies on their commitments and actions on energy and climate solutions. It featured in the top 10 of a list that includes many global IT majors. Greenpeace (GP) released Ver 4 of the CoolIT Leaderboard rankings at Cancun, where this year’s global climate change meet is being held Business Wire India

netCore’s 2 Billion Emails Enable Marketers to Reach the Right Audience
netCore Solutions, pioneers in Digital Marketing Solutions, has crossed 2 billion emails recording a 20% growth month on month in 2010. Email, as a component of online marketing, received a high interest from Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) and Internet product companies followed by Media and Travel Business Wire India

Lalitha Rao Sahib, MD, Nuthatch Nutricare Technologies Wins Woman Leader of Tomorrow Award 2010
• Ms. Rao Sahib thanks & ET Now for the appreciation conferred upon her • To take up the cause of women empowerment post this Award Ms. Lalitha Rao Sahib, Managing Director, Nuthatch Nutricare Technologies Pvt Ltd., was named the Woman Leader of Tomorrow at IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2010 Ceremony held in New Delhi recently Business Wire India Announcing the Launch of the First Dedicated Online Store for Eco-friendly Products
With more and more people all over the world coming to embrace the importance of preserving the planet's natural resources, it's no surprise that individuals and organisations worldwide are taking on a greener approach to the way they live and work. According to Anu Agarwal, Founder of TheGreenEcostore Business Wire India

R.C Infosystems Announces the Launch of MANTHAN
Leading real-restate developer, R.C Infosystems today launched Greater Noida’s largest certified Special Economic Zone (SEZ) – Manthan. With 2 towers comprising 18 floors each and 51000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art office space on every floor, Manthan is one of the largest developments on the Agra expressway and a landmark in Greater Noida’s Techzone. Speaking on the launch, Mr Business Wire India

CCAOI hails the TRAI Recommendation -A landmark for Broadband Penetration in India
The recent Recommendation Paper of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on the National Broadband Plan is a significant step which signifies the intent of the government towards improving the Broadband penetration in the country, which is the need of the hour, especially when the government wants to empower each citizen and improve the economic growth of the nation Business Wire India

Annik Ends 2010 with Awards and Recognition
Annik was announced the winner of the 2010 MRS/ASC Technology Effectiveness Award on December 13th. This prestigious technology award was given for SurveyFlashToolsSM by the Association of Survey Computing (ASC) and the Market Research Society in London. SurveyFlashToolsSM makes interactive, animation-based tools accessible on virtually any project Business Wire India

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