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Telangana issue after presentation of Union Budget: Congress
Congress on Wednesday said it will take up the issue of a separate Telangana state after presentation of the Union Budget. ANI

CWG scam: Congress distances itself from Kalmadi
With the multiple trails of corruption involved with the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) inching closer to the door of Suresh Kalmadi, Congress on Wednesday distanced itself from Kalmadi saying that he was not made the Organizing Committee (OC) Chairman for being a party MP. ANI

Maldives President arrives India on three-day state visit
Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed arrived here on Wednesday evening on a three-day state visit. ANI

Geelani making false claims of detention to create unrest in Valley: Omar Abdullah
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani is making false claims of being detained by the Delhi Police to create unrest in the Valley. ANI

India should make suitable environment for addressing Kashmir issue: Shabir Shah
Senior separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said the Indian Government needs to create a suitable atmosphere before addressing the Kashmir issue. ANI

CBSE asked to give names of students for Indo-Japanese Exchange Programme
The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to suggest names of students of classes IX to XII from CBSE affiliated schools to attend a short term invitation programme in Japan. ANI

CBI questions Raja's brother in 2G scam case
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday questioned Kalia Perumal, the brother of arrested former Telecom Minster A Raja in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam case. ANI

Digvijay Singh defends Arunachal MP accused of abusing Ramdev
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Wednesday defended Ninong Ering, the Congress lawmaker from Arunachal Pradesh, who has been accused of having used abusive language against renowned yoga guru Baba Ramdev. ANI

Kashmir Interlocutors to present document on political settlement in two weeks
Veteran journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, who is heading the team of interlocutors appointed by the Central Government, today said that a document containing the contours of a political settlement of Kashmir issue will be submitted to the Centre within two weeks. ANI

India should attain global standards in agriculture education, says Pawar
Minister for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Sharad Pawar has called for evolving global standards to enhance quality and relevance of agricultural education and research in the country. ANI

Govt to phase-out MiG fighter aircraft by 2017: Antony
Defence Minister A. K. Antony on Wednesday said that the Government is planning to phase-out the MiG fighter aircrafts from Indian Air Force (IAF) by 2017. ANI

India planning to evacuate its nationals from Libya
India is putting in place plans for the evacuation of Indians based in Libya, which is witnessing protests against the 41-year rule of Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi. ANI

AISECT launches portal to make quality education, ICT-based services more accessible
AISECT, India's leading education, training and services network, has announced the launch of its portal 'AISECT Online'. ANI

Tamil actor Vijay condemns attack on fishermen
In a public meeting organized here, Tamil actor and playback singer Vijay has slammed the state and central governments for remaining mute spectators to attacks on fishermen. ANI

Next hearing of Aarushi murder case on Feb 25
The Allahabad High Court has fixed the next hearing of Aarushi- Hemraj murder case for Friday. ANI

Parliament adjourned over demand for Telangana
Lok Sabha session was adjourned today as the lawmakers demanding a separate Telangana state created uproar in the house. ANI

Kasab to appeal against death sentence in Supreme Court
Farhana Shah, the lawyer of Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, on Wednesday said her client will appeal against his death sentence to the Supreme Court of India. ANI

Manipur teachers on strike over salary hike demand
Teachers in Manipur are on strike over a demand for a hike in their salaries. ANI

Dancer Mansingh celebrates the Golden Jubilee of her career in Delhi
Renowned Indian classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, celebrated 50 years of her dancing career with a performance here. ANI

Abducted Malkangiri Collector implemented many schemes for villagers' benefits
Malkangiri District Collector R V Krishna, who was abducted by the Maoists on February 16, made it a priority to begin development works there, as he was able to implement a number of schemes particularly individual benefit schemes like pensions and disability compensation that put money directly in the hands of villagers. ANI

Summer of social networking in Kashmir
Kashmiris are watching with great interest the 'Tunisami' that began in Tunisia and is spreading through the virtual and real world. Last year's unrest in the valley was fuelled by the use of social media by separatists who urged young Kashmiris to launch an 'online Intifada'. ANI

Maulana Vastanvi to stay as Vice-Chancellor of Dar-ul-Uloom
Maulana Gulam Mohammad Vastanvi, who stirred a controversy with his remarks on Gujarat, will stay on as Vice Chancellor of Dar-ul-Uloom, the seminary in Deoband. ANI

12 Telangana MLAs suspended from Andhra Pradesh assembly
Twelve Telangana MLAs were suspended from the Andhra Pradesh assembly for a day on Wednesday, as they disrupted the proceedings demanding the House to pass a resolution for the formation of a separate Telangana state. ANI

CBI arrests Bhanot, Verma in CWG scam
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organizing Committee (OC) Chairman Suresh Kalmadi's key aides Lalit Bhanot and VK Verma in connection with alleged irregularities related to the event. ANI

No fixed time-frame for deciding mercy petitions, says Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said that the Government won't prescribe a fixed time-frame for deciding mercy petitions of convicts who have been sentenced to death. ANI

Maldives President to visit India for three days
Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed will arrive here on Wednesday evening on a three-day state visit. ANI

Lok Sabha adjourned over Telangana issue
The Lok Sabha was adjourned twice on Wednesday after members representing the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the Congress vociferously raised the separate Telangana state issue in the House. ANI

Maoists likely to release abducted Malkangiri collector, engineer in next 48 hours
Malkangiri District Collector R Vineel Krishna and junior engineer Pabitra Mohan Majhi are likely to be released by Maoists in the next 48 hours, after Orissa Government conceded to the 14 demands put forward by the rebels. ANI

Non-violence, proper Internet use key to Kashmir peace: Experts
A senior journalist from Kashmir has said that the power of non- violence and modern technologies such as the Internet can be used efficiently to change systems. ANI

Maruti Suzuki launches diesel version sedan SX4
Automobile major Maruti Suzuki, launched the much awaited diesel model of its mid-sized sedan SX4 in New Delhi on Tuesday . ANI

Shutdown disrupts normal life in Telangana
Normal life remained disrupted in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh on the second day of a 48-hour shutdown called by Telangana groups to demand the introduction of a bill in Parliament for the creation of a separate state. ANI

Minority status to Jamia Millia
The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) has granted minority institution status to Jamia Millia Islamia University. ANI

Delhi Airport Metro Express lines to open at 2 p.m.
Delhi Airport Metro Express will start commercial operations from today. ANI

Kashmir problem can't be resolved without settling 1947 migrants: Padgaonkar
Veteran journalist Dileep Padgaonkar who is heading the team of interlocutors appointed by the central government said that the problem of Kashmir could never be resolved by isolating the issues concerning the migrants. ANI

India to evacuate its citizens, condemns use of force in Libya
To ensure the safety and welfare of its nationals, the Government of India is planning to evacuate its citizens from Libya and has also deplored the use of force in strife-torn Libya. ANI

IBF Media kicks off Cloud Computing Series in Bangalore
IBF Media kick started its Cloud computing series in Bangalore with a well attended panel discussion on the latest trends and technologies in Cloud storage. The panelists comprised of eminent names from the technology industry, including Mr. Shyaam Sunder, Chief Knowledge Officer, Ramco Systems as the Moderator for the event, Dr Business Wire India

BGS Global Hospitals Launches Facility Offering Scarless Treatment for Disc Prolapse
-- Innovative percutaneous treatment for disc prolapse offers miraculous relief from pain and other symptoms. -- Key benefits to patient: Scarless procedure, no hospitalization required, no risk of infection, minimal discomfort, dramatic increase in functional ability and early return to normal work Business Wire India

ABB Limited, India Announces its Fourth Quarter and year-end Results for 2010
-- Revenue up by 9% in Q4 -- Order backlog continues to be strong -- Dividend 100% in a challenging year -- Company continues to be debt free Orders The company received orders worth 13,942 MINR during the quarter ended December 31, 2010, compared with an order intake of 23,766 MINR for the same period last year Business Wire India

SMEs Seek More Collateral Free Financing from Union Budget 2011-12: IndiaMART CEO Dinesh Agarwal
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AppLabs Moves to New 2000 Seat Facility in DLF
AppLabs, the world’s largest software testing and quality management company today announced that it has taken a new 2000 seat facility at DLF, SEZ in Hyderabad. AppLabs focuses solely on the airlines, banking, technology, and Sashi Reddi, Founder and CEO of AppLabs said, “We now have a seating capacity of 2,000 at DLF Business Wire India

STS Microspectrometer Provides Big Performance in a Small Footprint
Ocean Optics ( has introduced a family of low-cost, high-performance CMOS detector-based spectrometers that are ideal for embedding into OEM devices Business Wire India Launches iPhone App for Travel Search Business Wire India

New Texecom 8-Zone Wireless Expander with Ricochet Mesh Network Technology
Texecom has just launched the Premier 8XP-W 8-zone wireless expander, featuring the company’s proprietary Ricochet mesh network wireless technology. The new product is compatible with all Texecom Premier Series control panels, offering 8-zone expansion for all ‘Ricochet enabled’ wireless devices Business Wire India

Bladderless Sphygmomanometer Cuff from Riester is Reusable and Easily Disinfected
German diagnostic instrument manufacturer Riester now offers a one-piece-cuff for all its sphygmomanometers as standard. The new bladderless nylon Velcro cuff is reusable over 10,000 times and washable up to 60°C. Cleaning and disinfection for the one-piece-cuff is much easier than the standard cuff as it can be immersed completely into an alcohol disinfection solution after use Business Wire India

Tanla Powers 3G Mobile Video Portal for Reliance
Tanla Solutions [BSE: 532790 | NSE: TANLA],the leading provider of next-generation Telecom solutions and Mobile value added services (MVAS) today announced the implementation of its 3G video platform with a suite content services including ongoing world cup cricket match videos for all Reliance 3G mobile subscribers across their presently live 6 circles in India Business Wire India

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