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Seven ITBP aspirants fall to death from speeding trains in UP
At least seven Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) aspirants were killed, when they fell down from the roof of two speeding trains in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. ANI

Narendra Modi offers help to police personnel of northeastern states
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday offered help to police personnel of the northeastern states, as this would reinforce national integration. ANI

Power and money is not every thing: Sonia Gandhi
In the wake of a series of scams hitting the government, Congress President Sonia Gandhi asserting that mere money and power is not every thing in one's life, on Tuesday said the political leaders in particular, ought to be a sort of role model for the younger generation. ANI

Shunglu Committee report: BJP demands action against guilty in CWG
Following the Shunglu Committee's findings on alleged irregularities in awarding broadcast rights of the Commonwealth Games, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday demanded immediate prosecution of the people guilty of corruption in the 2010 Games-related projects. ANI

Advani pulls up Congress Govt. over black money, yet again
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani on Tuesday hit out at the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre for its perceived inaction on the burning issues of black money and corruption. ANI

Adarsh scam: CBI informs Bombay High Court about registration of FIR
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday informed the Bombay High Court that it has registered case against 13 accused in the Adarsh Housing Society scam. ANI

Maharashtra ATS arrest Mutalik in Malegaon blast case
Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested Praveen Mutalik, an absconding accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts case. ANI

Krishna describes Egypt crisis its 'internal affair'
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna describing the anti-government protests in Egypt as an 'internal affair', on Tuesday said the safety of Indians in Egypt is the government's priority. ANI

Fishermen killings should stop, they will have to be part of history, says Krishna
Taking a serious note of the alleged killing of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Tuesday said the killing is something, which will have to be part of history. ANI

Vedanta won't give fight over Orissa hill tribe's sacred mountain
London/Bhubaneswar, Feb.1 Vedanta is still trying to get back into the Dongria Kondh's Niyamgiri Hills. ANI

Sajjad Lone defends separatists silence over killing of Kashmiri girls
The Chairman of the Kashmir-based People's Conference, Sajjad Lone, has refused to directly comment on the silence of separatists with regard to the killing of two young Kashmiri girls allegedly by the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba in Sopore on Monday. ANI

Lashkar militants gun down two sisters in Sopore
Alleged militants belonging to the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terror outfit shot dead two sisters in Sopore town of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla District on Monday. ANI

Maoists oppose establishment of an Army training centre in Chhattisgarh
The Communist Party of India (Maoist) has opposed the establishment of an Army training centre in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur District. ANI

Afghan President to visit Delhi on Wednesday
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai will arrive here on Wednesday on a two-day visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in an endeavor to strengthen the friendship and strategic partnership between the two nations. ANI

Conservation group applauds South Asian countries' 'wildlife anti-trafficking' decision
A conservation group has appreciated eight South Asian countries' "milestone" decision to share information on wildlife trafficking. ANI

Manmohan Singh warns of 'stern action' following Shunglu Committee's report
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has taken a 'serious view' of the Shunglu Committee's findings on alleged irregularities in awarding broadcast rights of the Commonwealth Games, and warned of 'stern action' against the guilty. ANI

Chinese dungeon rapist sentenced to death
A Chinese court has sentenced a man to death for kidnapping and caging two girls in a dungeon and raping 9 other women. ANI

CAG report cannot be the only basis for cancellation of 2G licenses: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court made it clear on Tuesday that the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) cannot be the only basis for cancellation of licenses for 2G Spectrum, and added that any decision taken by the government on the issue, will be subject to the outcome of petitions pending before it. ANI

Naxalism continues to threaten internal security, says Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday informed Chief Ministers of States that left wing extremism continued to be a major challenge to internal security. ANI

India remains "vulnerable" to terrorism, says Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that India remained "vulnerable" to terrorism as new groups were suspected to be behind some terror attacks that took place in recent years. ANI

Chidambaram says India lives in a 'troubled neighbourhood'
Addressing the Chief Ministers Conference here today, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said that India lived in a troubled neighborhood which made the country face terror and inflow of refugees. ANI

North-eastern India witnessed in 2010 lowest level of violence in many years
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that there has been a " dramatic change in the situation in the North East in 2010" which witnessed the lowest level of violence in many years. ANI

Serious challenges to internal security: Manmohan Singh
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today said that serious challenges and threats to the country from left wing extremism, cross-border terrorism, religious fundamentalism and ethnic violence still persist. ANI

Inflation will brought under control: Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said inflation would be soon brought under control. ANI

BJP leader Naidu slams Centre over increasing corruption
Criticizing the Congress-led UPA Government's inability to curb increasing corruption, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader M Venkaiah Naidu, said people are tired of facing it and immediate steps were needed to check it. ANI

Sushma Swaraj says will not file affidavit on CVC case
Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj today said she will not file an affidavit in the case related to the appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) PJ Thomas. ANI

Arms seized in Manipur District
Manipur Police have seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the Wabagai Makha Leikai area in the state's Thoubal District. ANI

Red Cross warns of 'Tunisia-style unrest' in flood-affected Pakistan
Food insecurity caused by last year's devastating floods in Pakistan can eventually lead to social unrest similar to that seen in Tunisia, the head of the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) has warned. ANI

Manmohan Singh to address chief ministers on internal security
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, will inaugurate the chief ministers conference on internal security here today. ANI

BMW Golf Cup International 2011 Commences in Chennai
BMW India commenced the BMW Golf Cup International 2011 in Chennai on 29 January 2011. BMW India will launch BMW Golf Cup International 2011 across nine cities - Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Gurgaon, New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The national final will be held in mid 2011 in the National Capital Region (Gurgaon) Business Wire India

Wipro Technologies Launches First of its kind “Testing as a Service” Portal
Wipro Technologies, the Global Consulting, System Integration and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) and the largest Testing Services Provider in the world, announces the launch of its Testing as a Service (TaaS) Portal to act as a virtual marketplace for potential customers to browse, request for quotes and purchase services online Business Wire India

MGM Hospitality Announces First Hotel Project in Burgeoning India Hospitality Market
MGM Hospitality announced today it recently signed a definitive agreement to operate the Company’s first destination hotel in India Business Wire India

Inno performs Groundbreaking Ceremony for Inno GeoCity at Oragadam
Inno GeoCity, Inno Group’s flagship residential and self-contained township project today, organized a Bhoomi Puja or groundbreaking ceremony, at their project site in Oragadam, near Chennai. This will be the first phase of the construction of 500 units of the development of the over 4,000 dwelling units on a sprawling 131 acre land parcel. Mr. Ish Anand, Managing Director, Inno GeoCity; Mr Business Wire India

Polaris debuts as a “Strong Performer” in an Independent Analyst Report on Global Banking Platforms
Polaris Software, a leading Financial Technology company, today announced that Forrester Research, Inc. has recognized Polaris and its IntellectTM suite of products as a Strong Performer in the recently released report1 'The Forrester Wave™ Global Banking Platforms, Q4 2010.’ This is Polaris’ debut in the Forrester Wave report where it has emerged as a Strong Performer Business Wire India

Kronos® Introduces New Mobile Applications
Kronos® Incorporated today announced revolutionary new mobile applications as the next step in its vision Business Wire India

NewsHunt is now the most downloaded Indian Mobile News App!
Eterno Infotech’s NewsHunt is the most sought after application for Indian newspapers on mobile. The application has crossed the 2 million downloads mark on the popular app store GetJar, ahead of other international newspaper apps. Speaking on this occasion, Patrick Mork, CMO for GetJar said, "GetJar, the world’s largest open app store, is happy to be a part of the booming Indian Telecom market Business Wire India

IndicThreads International Conferences On Software Quality & Cloud Computing Invite Expert Submissions software development portal and host of some of India's finest independent technology conferences has announced the call for speakers for the 2nd annual conference on Software Quality & the 2nd annual conference On Upcoming Technology. The upcoming technology for the 2011 conference is Cloud Computing Business Wire India

Kirloskar Brothers Limited Commemorate the Nationwide Centenary Celebration of North Zone in New Delhi
Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL), a leading global water management solutions company, recently hosted the nationwide centenary celebration of North Zone in New Delhi. To celebrate this occasion Mr. Arun Bharat Ram, Chairman, SRF Limited joined Mr. Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman and Managing Director, KBL and Mr Business Wire India

Red Hat Strengthens its Focus in India with Executive Appointments
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has strengthened its India operations with two key executive appointments, further reaffirming its commitment to deliver innovation to enable Indian businesses, telcos and government agencies to take advantage of the current shifts in the datacenter around virtualization and cloud computing Business Wire India

Extreme Networks Introduces Enhanced Network Architecture to Reduce Data Center Complexity and Enhance Efficiency
Extreme Networks, Inc., (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced an enhanced network architecture aimed at boosting performance in next-generation data centers and clouds by combining its Direct Attach™ Virtual Machine (VM) switching with Multi-System Link Aggregation (M-LAG) to enable a new M-LAG Direct Attach architecture that addresses high-performance switching for virtualized environments Business Wire India

Samabhavana Society and Studio3 Present ‘Art For Dignity’
In a unique initiative, Samabhavana Society and Studio3 have come together to host ‘Art For Dignity’, an art exhibition that will aim to increase awareness against male child exploitation in the country Business Wire India

Riester Uses New Technology to Power its e-scope® Pocket Instruments
To power an LED. Compared to halogen or xenon bulbs, LED technology offers a brighter Riester has introduced its new range of e-scope® pocket otoscope and ophthalmoscope instruments that use LED illumination powered by commercially available alkaline batteries. The LED pocket ophthalmoscope is the first of its kind on the market. Photo: Business Wire India

Fiberguide’s Graded Index Fibers Ideal for Telecommunications
For reliable use in data communication links, Fiberguide Industries provides its AGI™ Series of Graded Index Silica core/ Silica clad optical fibres. The AGI Series offers the high bandwidth of single mode fibres with the convenient termination of step-index multimode fibres Business Wire India

Smith Flow Control Appoints New India Sales Manager
British safety engineering company Smith Flow Control (SFC) has announced the appointment of Mr Lakshmanan Venkateswaran as its new Sales Manager in India. With over twenty years of experience in sales and marketing of industrial pumps and valves, Lakshmanan joins SFC from Dembla Valves Limited Business Wire India

Cedar Consulting Assists in Ratnakar Bank Transformation
Cedar Management Consulting International LLC, the global management consulting firm today announced that it has been selected by Ratnakar Bank as its consulting partner and is presently assisting the Bank in its transformation initiatives. Cedar had earlier outlined the strategy and roadmap for the Bank’s transformation charter Business Wire India

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