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India Pakistan talks an anomaly in SAARC: Secretary General
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Secretary General Sheel Kant Sharma has described the possibility of talks between India and Pakistan on the sidelines of the SAARC as being anomalous to the South Asian grouping. ANI

IAF inducts C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlift aircraft
Together with the raising of No. 77 Squadron, named 'Veiled Vipers', the Indian Air Force (IAF) inducted the first C-130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft procured from the United States at Hindan airbase today. ANI

Sonia Gandhi tells women panchayat members to overcome social hurdles
Congress President Sonia Gandhi today asked women panchayat representatives to overcome social hurdles while performing their duties. ANI

Bimola Devi, a dynamic entrepreneur from Manipur transformed lives of many
46-year-old H Bimola Devi is not just another successful entrepreneur but also someone who has transformed the lives of more than 500 underprivileged people by training them to acquire skills and become financially independent in Manipur. ANI

Mukul Wasnik opens sports meet of students with disabilities at Delhi University
Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik today inaugurated the Second Inter College Sports meet for the students with disabilities which began here today. ANI

Dhaka-Siliguri bus service proposed
Bangladesh has proposed to West Bengal Government to open the Dhaka-Siliguri bus service, as both the countries have agreed on having a multi-modal connectivity. ANI

C-130J's induction in IAF win-win situation for India and US: Roemer
US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer tyoday said that induction of C-130J 'Super Hercules' aircraft in the Indian Air Force on time is a win-win situation for both the countries. ANI

200 children fall sick following lunch party in Gujarat
As many as 200 children fell sick after they consumed food served during a meal organised by non-resident Indian at a primary school in Gujarat's Navsari district. ANI

Pitch forking the farmer into the marketplace
The face of agriculture in India is changing fast. It needs to become not only sustainable but also profitable for farmers especially the young to stay on the land and cultivate it. ANI

Government sends notices to 17 in black money trail
Kolkata, Feb 5 Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the Government has served notices to seventeen persons related to the foreign banks black money trail. ANI

'Assam Matsya Mahotsav' fish festival in Guwahati
Assam, which is one of the largest consumers of fish in the country and is trying hard to become self sufficient in fish production, recently organised fifth Assam Matsya Mahotsav to promote fish production in the State. ANI

Seminar cum discussion on northeast held in Delhi
A seminar on the northeast was recently held here that focused on using literature, academic work and creative writing as a vehicle for spreading peace in the region. ANI

2G spectrum scam: Court seeks CBI views on prosecution of Raja
A Delhi court today issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), asking it to file a detailed report on a private complaint filed by Janta Party chief Subramanian Swamy seeking prosecution of former Telecom Minister A Raja into the 2G scam. ANI

Devotees feel Karmapa Lama not working for Chinese
Monks and devotees of Rumtek Monastery at Gangtok supported 7th Karmapa Lama in the money laundering case. ANI

Madhya Pradesh is misusing govt money, alleges Digvijay Singh
Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh assailed Madhya Pradesh Government of "misusing government money" for "disinformation campaign against Christians and minorities. ANI

Election Commission cannot deregister parties
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), SY Quraishi has said it does not have any power to deregister political parties that are 'redundant' or were 'bogus' in the first place. ANI

26/11 martyr Sandeep Unnikrishnan's uncle dies after immolation bid
Mumbai terror attack martyr Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan's uncle, who attempted immolation to protest the government's alleged apathy in treating victims of the 26/11 strike, succumbed to injuries last night. ANI

India also affected by global financial crisis, accepts Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that Indian economy was also affected during the international financial crisis period and it has slowly recovered after the slump. ANI

Prakash Karat accuses big corporate houses for corruption
Reflecting on the multi-billion dollar 2G telecom spectrum scam case, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat blamed big corporate and business houses for the growing upsurge in corruption cases. ANI

BJP sticks to demand for JPC probe into 2G scam
Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj on Friday insisted on a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G spectrum scam, saying larger governance issues were involved and government never said why it was against it. ANI

Bangladesh Commerce Minister visits Guwahati
Aiming to boost bilateral trade ties, Mohammad Faruk Khan, Commerce Minister of Bangladesh visited the annual International Buyers and Sellers Meet in Guwahati on Friday . ANI

Mamata meets Pranab Mukherjee, discuss budget session strategy
Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee called on Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee at the latter's residence late on Friday evening. ANI

China's private sector provides more than 160 million jobs
China's private sector now provides more than 160 million jobs, according to the State Administration for Industry and Commerce. ANI

Career Weavers to Conduct 3rd Grand Employment Fair 2011 in City on Feb 11
Career Weavers Consultants Pvt. Ltd., a leading human capital management organization based at Chandigarh, has announced that it will be conducting the 3rd Grand Employment Fair 2011 in city on Feburary 11. The day-long job fest to be conducted at Hotel Piccadilly, Sector 22, will be 2011’s first such event to be held in the region Business Wire India

Anand Group Sponsors ‘Auto India Best Brand Awards 2011’
The ‘Auto India Best Brand Awards 2011’ was sponsored by Anand, one of India’s leading manufacturers of automotive systems and components. The event took place in Mumbai on 2 February 2011. Considered as one of the high points in the automotive calendar year, the awards ceremony saw many of the best global and Indian brands in the limelight Business Wire India

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