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We must continue with our democratic principles and way of life, says President Patil
President Pratibha Patil on Monday called on the people of the country to reflect their aspirations and choices, through democratic means and continue with democratic principles and way of life. ANI

President Patil gives a call for second Green Revolution
President Pratibha Patil on Monday gave a call to undertake steps that can ensure a second Green Revolution in the country. ANI

Gilanis comment that Pak cant guarantee against another 26/11 attack irresponsible: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today described Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilanis comment that his country could not guarantee against another 26/11 attack on India, as irresponsible. ANI

India needs a roadmap for inclusive growth, says President Patil
President Pratibha Patil on Monday said that the country needs to have a roadmap for inclusive growth to ensure social justice, which is possible through an effective social sector infrastructure. ANI

BJP not anti-Muslim, it is anti-Pakistan, says Gadkari
Declining that his party is anti-Muslim, Bharatiya Janata Party President Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that his party is in fact anti-Pakistan, anti-Al Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba, and Pakistans Inter-State-Intelligence agency. ANI

Gadkari defends Pawar, blames PM for price rise
Apparently giving a clean cheat to Union Agriculture Minister and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, Bharatiya Janata Party President Nitin Gadkari on Monday held Prime Minister Manmohan Singh solely responsible for inflation in the country. ANI

We need consensus to keep criminals out of politics, says Sonia
Congress President and United Progressive Alliance chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday said that there is a need to keep criminals out of the political system. ANI

Freedom fighter in Bihar leads a desolate life
As people in India will celebrate the 61st Republic Day of the country on Tuesday, an octogenarian freedom fighter Bindeshwari Prasad Singh leads a desolate life in Bihar. ANI

BASIC ministers underscore centrality of UNFCCC process in joint statement
Environment Ministers of the four BASIC Group countries (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) have in a joint statement,underscored the centrality of the UNFCCC. ANI

Profiles of Sri Lankan presidential candidates
Following are the profiles of the two candidates contesting Sri Lankas sixth presidential election on January 26 (Tuesday). They are as follows: ANI

Maoist leader rejects talks offer in an open letter to Mamata Banerjee
Maoist leader Mallajula Koteshwar Rao alias Kishenji on Monday rejected Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjees invitation to come to negotiation table. ANI

704 personnel decorated with President Police medals
The Union Government has honoured 704 police personnel with Police Medals on the occasion of Republic Day 2010. ANI

Aamir Khan, Rehman, among Padma awardees
Nobel winning Indian American scientist Venktaraman Ramkrishnan, music director A R Rehman, veteran actress Zora Sehagal, Dr. Reddys Y V Reddy, music director Ilayaraza, actress, activist Arundhati Nag, blind mucisian Puttaraj Gawai, actor and director Aamir Khan, film photographer Rasul Phookutty and political historian Bipin Chandra are in the list of Padma Awardees for 2010. ANI

Mindless violence by Maoists kills four villagers
In acts of desperation, Maoists are indulging in mindless violence in Orissa. On Saturday January 23,the banned ultras blew up a jeep killing four villagers in Orissa. ANI

India monitoring situation in Pakistan closely, says Krishna
External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Monday said India is keeping a close watch on Pakistan and monitoring the situation in that country. ANI

Thar villagers have an answer for climate change
Through discussions and cross-sectoral sharing like at the Climate Change workshop held in Rajasthans Barmer district recently, people have taken it upon themselves to act in small ways to the huge problem of change in environment and the climate. ANI

Snowfall at Kufri attracts scores of tourists
The tourists have flocked up in large numbers to witness the snowfall at Kufri here after the town experienced a heavy snowfall. ANI

Devotees protect temple deities from severe cold in Jaipur
Devotees in Jaipur are protecting their deities in various temples of the city by offering woolen blankets and warm clothes apart from arranging hot water and hot foods for the presiding deity. ANI

Jammu and Kashmir security tightened ahead of Republic Day
The authorities have beefed up security in and around the Bakshi Stadium here ahead of Republic Day celebrations. ANI

Vice-President Ansari greets people ahead of Republic Day
Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Monday greeted the people of the country ahead of the 60th Republic Day. ANI

India and democracy have become intertwined concepts: President Patil
Inaugurating the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Election Commission of India (ECI) at Vigyan Bhawan here on Monday, President Pratibha Patil said, India and democracy have become intertwined concepts and it is hard to imagine one without the other. Democracy, the very essence of our Constitution, has become our nations identity. ANI

Lee Myung-bak says India, South Korea enter a new era
Visiting South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said today that both India and South Korea were entering a new era. ANI

Govinda urges students to refrain from committing suicide
Bollywood actor Govinda has urged young students to refrain from committing suicides. ANI

Tribals in Assam participate in barter fair
With the country reeling under steep price rise of essential commodities, the tribals of Assam have recently reverted to their traditional customary practice of exchanging goods at Jon-Beel Mela (fair) in Joonbeel. ANI

Miscreants attack Mysore church
In continuance of its trend on attacking sacred places belonging to minority community in Karnataka, yet another church was attacked near Mysore in the wee hours on Monday. ANI

Election Commission is one of the pillars of democracy: Manmohan Singh
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on Monday said that the Election Commission of India (ECI) is one of the pillars of Indian democracy that has in the past 60 years acquitted itself well in the onerous task of conducting elections to Parliament and the State Legislatures. ANI

Ruchika case: High Court grants interim bail to Rathore (Leas: Rathore)
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday granted interim bail to accused former Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) SPS Rathore for the first two FIRS registered against him in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case and asked the CBI to give four days notice to Rathore if he is to be arrested. ANI

Low water levels affecting Kashmirs trout production
Trout fish production at the Kokernag fish farm in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to be affected by decreasing water levels. ANI

Authorities organize a conference to encourage expatriates to invest in Punjab
The Punjab Government has organised a conference to attract expatriates to make the state, the worlds skills capital and also to help it to develop infrastructure of the state. ANI

Notice to Tendulkar for defaulting on car cess payment
The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation has issued a notice to Sachin Tendulkar for failing to pay tax on a luxury car purchased by him. ANI

SRK bats for snubbed Pak cricketers
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has expressed disappointment over the apparent snub to Pakistani players by Indian Premier League bidders. ANI

Himachal Pradesh bans mining near three rivers
In an attempt to preserve the ecological balance in the region, the Himachal Pradesh Government has banned the mining of sand and stones near three major rivers of the state. ANI

Mumbai transgenders take part in a beauty contest
Transgender in Mumbai participated in an audition for a beauty contest titled Super Queen. ANI

Kerala kite festival lures tourists
Kite flying enthusiasts and tourists in large numbers converged on the beachside of Munambam in Kerala to participate in a three-day kite festival. ANI

Indo-Pak tensions loom over London conference on Afghanistan
Signalling undercurrent and simmering tensions in the India-Pakistan relations following the IPL row and a rise in ceasefire violations, Indian Foreign Minister S M Krishna and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be attending the London conference on Afghanistan on January 28, but will not have a separate bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the conference, according to sources. ANI

Indian Navy mock drill depicts its prowess along eastern coastline
Eleven battleships of Eastern Fleet, the sword arm of Eastern Naval Command, took part in an exercise on the Bay of Bengal, off Chennai on Sunday. ANI

Telangana state creation should be done peacefully: Swaraj
Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, has called for peaceful protests to meet the demand for a separate Telangana state. ANI

Arms and ammunition seized in Kashmir
(J-K), Jan 25 (ANIAhead of the countrys Republic Day, Jammu and Kashmir police seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition here on Sunday. ANI

Pawar says controlling price rise is a collective responsibility
Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has refused to cop the blame for soaring commodity and food prices in the country, saying that it is a collective responsibility and requires a collective effort to be brought down. ANI

Asian rights body condemns arrest of Bru leader after talks
The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) has condemned the arrest of R Laldangliana. It described the arrest as an attempt by the State Government to sabotage the dialogue with the Mizoram Bru Displaced Peoples Forum (MBDPF) and the return of the Brus from Tripura. ANI

Copenhagen climate accord an input for twin-track negotiation: Ramesh
Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh reiterated that the Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC) would pursue their objective vis-à-vis the Copenhagen Accord. ANI

Ruchika case: High Court to hear Rathores bail petition
The Punjab and Haryana High Court will on Monday hear two anticipatory bail applications and a petition demanding cancellation of abetment to suicide charges against former Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) SPS Rathore in connection with the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case. ANI

President Patil to open ECI Diamond Jubilee celebrations today
President Pratibha Patil will on Monday inaugurate the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Election Commission of India (ECI) at Vigyan Bhawan here to honor the institution that has endeavored to keep lucidity in the election process of the country. ANI

Security tightened for Republic Day celebrations
Security has been tightened in New Delhi and surrounding areas for Republic day celebrations as intelligence agencies have warned of possible terror attacks. ANI

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Supreme Petrochem Q2 Net Increases 10%
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Forex Rates on January 25, 2010

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