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Indian activist to be awarded Weimar's 2010 Human Rights Award
Dr Lenin Raghuvanshi, a well-known human rights activist from India, will be presented with the '2010 Human Rights Award of the city of Weimar' in Germany on Friday on the occasion of International Human Rights Day. ANI

Bihar CM Nitish makes it mandatory for public servants to declare assets
In an attempt to get rid of corruption, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday made it compulsory for public servants to declare their assets by the end of every year. ANI

India needs to build tolerant society for inclusive growth: President Patil
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Thursday said as the country looks forward to the promise of a bright future, it needs to build a society where differences are sorted out amicably and tolerance overrules conflict. ANI

Govt. not interfering into high profile cases: Moily
Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Thursday said the government does not interfere into high profile cases, which are being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). ANI

Chidambaram expects contours of political solution to Kashmir problem to emerge
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday said that the contours of a political solution to the Kashmir problem are likely to emerge in the next few months. ANI

Nandini from Jharkhand, hold a master's degree, but drives a van for schoolchildren
Nandini, who hails from Jharkhand's Hazaribagh District and has a master's degree, has set aside all social taboos by driving a school bus to earn her livelihood. ANI

Bad weather cuts short Rahul Gandhi's Orissa visit
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday wound up his Orissa visit after cancelling his interaction programme with tribal students at Baripada due to bad weather. ANI

US think tank offers plan for ties with China
The United States and China are at a point to establish a new collaborative relationship to deal with possible conflicts emerging between the two big economies, US think tank analysts have said. ANI

Daredevil stunts mark Navy Week celebrations in Gujarat
To mark Navy Week celebrations, officials of the Indian Navy put on a display of daredevil stunts and conducted mock rescue operations in the coastal city of Porbandar. ANI

Central Vigilance Commission to evolve more preventive vigilance regime
Central Vigilance Commissioner P.J. Thomas on Thursday said the Commission has been continuously working to enhance standards of vigilance administration and to evolve a more preventive vigilance regime. ANI

BJP flip-flopped on Telcom: Ratan Tata
Coming out in support of the Government telecom policy, which is being litigated in the Supreme Court, Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata on Thursday said that we should all note that many of the flip-flops in the telecom policies occurred during the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime. ANI

N. Korea says shelling incident caused by S. Korean provocation
North Korea has blamed South Korea for last month's shelling of Yonphyong Island, saying that Seoul's "deliberate provocation" fuelled its aggressive response. ANI

Conference on Information Age in public diplomacy to highlight impact of 24x7 media
People-to-people diplomacy is playing an important role in international relations in the contemporary global world, adding a new dimension to international relations and redefining the way a country engages with its citizens to garner support for its foreign policy and national interests. ANI

11,051 acres of defence land occupied illegally
The Defence Ministry has admitted that approximately 11,051 acres of its 17.30 lakh acres of land across the country has been encroached or occupied illegally. ANI

Insult to Indian Ambassador Meera Shankar unacceptable, says Krishna
After Indian Ambassador to the US Meera Shankar was patted down by an American security agent at the Jackson - Evers International Airport in Mississippi, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna today said that such behaviour from the United States was not acceptable to India. ANI

EABS students work for education of underprivileged kids
Students of the Pune-based Europe Asia Business School (EABS) recently took part in a three-day event called "Mandi", during which they were asked to sell products manufactured by Navnirmiti, a NGO. ANI

Azad asks ICMR to speed up research in Malaria and Cancer
Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has urged the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) scientists to put special efforts on transnational programmes so that affordable diagnostic solutions can be made available to people. ANI

Mining companies arming Maoists in India, says ACHR
Subhash Chakma, Director of the Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) has alleged that the mining companies operating in the Maoist infested areas are helping and arming the rebel outfit. ANI

Kannada drama actor Doddanagowda remembered
A large number of Kannada writers, artists, professors and academicians paid tributes here on Thursday to the distinguished Kannada drama actor late Dr. Joladarashi Doddanagowda on his birth centenary. ANI

Sonia Gandhi turns 65
Congress President Sonia Gandhi turned 65 on Thursday. ANI

China to create world's 3rd tallest building
The world's 3rd tallest building will be in Central China's Wuhan city. ANI

'India Telecom 2010' kicks off today
Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal will inaugurate the fifth edition of 'India Telecom 2010', which begins here today. ANI

India to deepen political, strategic cooperation at India-EU Summit: PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday said that India would seek to deepen its political and strategic cooperation with the European Union, including in the area of counter terrorism and other non-traditional threats to security during the 11th India-European Union Summit to be held on Brussels on Friday and Saturday. ANI

KineticGlue Acquires Injoos
KineticGlue, an enterprise focused social collaboration company today announced the acquisition of Injoos, a company building social media tools for the enterprise. The acquisition expands KineticGlue’s offerings and will accelerate its own product development Business Wire India

Trend Micro Launches Titanium 2011- Security Product for Consumers
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in the fight against cybercrime, has released the new security software that provides state-of-the-art protection for consumers’ data, delivered with optimal performance and ease-of-use. Trend Micro’s Titanium Security 2011 stops viruses, spyware, and phishing attacks before they reach you, your family or home office PC Business Wire India

ESPN STAR Sports Unveils Grand Plans for ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and Introduces Many New Initiatives
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Soon H Kwon Appointed New MD of LG India
-- To take charge from Moon B. Shin -- Moon B .Shin to take over as Global Head, Sales & Marketing, Home Appliances, in Seoul, South Korea -- India now a separate South West Asia region for LG Electronics LG Electronics, the consumer durable giant, today announced a major change in its top-most management profile in India. Mr. Soon H Kwon will replace Mr Business Wire India

Improved Mobile Broadband Access will Stimulate Indian Economy
An independent study commissioned by the GSMA reveals that increasing Mobile Broadband penetration in India can have significant benefits for the national economy. The research found that increasing broadband penetration by just 1% will contribute INR 162 billion to India’s GDP by 2015 Business Wire India

Leadstart Publishing Launches PTO, a Book by Y Sid Reddy, Released by Shobhaa De
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