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S-Band agreement caused no loss to Govt.: ISRO
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan on Tuesday said the agreements entered into by Devas and Antrix caused no loss to the Government. ANI

Maoists blast under-construction police post in Chhattisgarh
Maoists blew up an under-construction police outpost in Chitrakot area of Chhattisgarh's Bastar District on Monday night. ANI

Coal Minister Jaiswal meets Ramesh to solve vexed mining issues
Following the proposal of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to constitute a Group of Ministers (GoM) in a bid to solve the vexed issue of 'go' and 'no go' zone of coal blocks, Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal met Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh here today. ANI

Centre will take apt action in S-Band spectrum allocation: Pallam Raju
Minister of State for Defence Dr. MM Pallam Raju on Tuesday said that the Central Government will take responsible action against S-Band spectrum allocation. ANI

Development in UP will be effective only with Congress Govt.: Rahul Gandhi
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi criticizing the Mayawati Government of stifling centrally-sponsored schemes in Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday said only a Congress Government can ensure development in the state. ANI

Reply of PMO on S-Band scam is unsatisfactory, claims BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday pulled up the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre, claiming that the reply of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on the S-Band scam is unsatisfactory. ANI

Separatists for J-K census operation
Jammu and Kashmir's Chief Principal Census Officer Farooq Ahmed has said that even separatists are supporting the ongoing census operation, and have asked the people to provide full details to census officials. ANI

NHRC to hold seminar in Hindi in Puducherry
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is organizing a seminar in Hindi on 'Literature, Society and Human Rights' in collaboration with the Hindi Department of Pondicherry University in Puducherry from Thursday. ANI

U.S. Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs in India
United States Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, Maria Otero, is currently on a four-day visit of India. ANI

Aerobatic display by fighter jets, copters to be major attraction of Aero India 2011
Aero India 2011, Asia's biggest air show, which gets underway at the Yelahanka Air Force base near Bangalore from February 9, will be the largest ever with 29 countries bringing their aerospace products, including fighter jets and transport aircraft. ANI

Aero India 2011: Global defence majors eyeing big deals from Indian armed forces
Eyeing big deals from the Indian armed forces, all major defence producers of the world are present here for the ninth edition of the Asia's biggest air show -- Aero India 2011 -- taking place from February 9 to 13 at Bangalore. ANI

Solar concentrator reducing use of conventional fuels in Rajkot
An entrepreneur of Gujarat's Rajkot city along with a French engineer created a solar concentrator to minimise the use of conventional fuels. ANI

Mukherjee releases report on exports costs
Union Finance Pranab Mukherjee today released the report of task force on transaction cost in exports. ANI

Kashmir population enumeration process proceeds smoothly
The population enumeration process in Jammu and Kashmir has been proceeding smoothly and no obstruction has been noticed, said Census Director Farooq Ahmed. ANI

Delhi High Court asks Tiwari to give DNA samples to ascertain paternity
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed former Andhra Pradesh Governor and veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari to provide DNA samples to ascertain the veracity of lawyer Rohit Shekhar, who is claiming to be his biological son. ANI

2G scam: Raja in CBI custody for two more days
A Delhi court on Tuesday granted the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) two more days custody of former Telecom Minister A. Raja in connection with the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

Shourie questions Justice Patil's report on 2G scam
Former Telecom Minister Arun Shourie on Tuesday dismissed the Justice Patil Report on the 2G-spectrum scam, terming it 'fabrication' concocted by Union Communication and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal in defence of A. Raja. ANI

Karunanidhi hits back at Swamy, says no irregularities in land scam
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi has refuted the charges of irregularities in the allotment of land under the discretionary quota, and hit back at Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy for seeking sanction for his prosecution on the issue. ANI

Tiger rescued from well near Nagpur
A four year old tiger was rescued from a 30 foot empty well near Nagpur city on Monday. ANI

Basant Panchami celebrated in Punjab and U.P
Hundreds of locals and school children celebrated Basant Panchami, in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. ANI

India's food production high despite drought and floods: K.V. Thomas
Highlighting the strength of the agriculture sector in India, Union Food Minister K.V. Thomas has said that the national food production was high despite drought and floods which have affected about 100 districts of the nation. ANI

Washington concerned over trade barriers in India
US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke expressed concern over India's restrictive trade policy that he said could impede investment opportunities despite then growing economic and security ties between the two nations. ANI

Impossible to detect Congo fever virus-infected animals, says Gujarat Health Minister
Expressing concern on the global speculation over the potentially lethal Congo fever disease, Gujarat Health Minister Jay Narayan Vyas has said it is humanly impossible to detect animals infected with the virus. ANI

Mukherjee to convene all-party meet to break Parliament deadlock
In an endeavor to ensure that the 'Budget Session' of Parliament functions smoothly, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today called for a meeting of leaders of all political parties to resolve the deadlock in the Parliament on the issue of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G scam. ANI

2G scam: CBI to seek extension of Raja's custody
Former Telecom Minister A Raja's five-day Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody in connection with the 2G scam is set to expire today. ANI

AKAI Launches Connect Book, the Smart Phone
AKAI has launched its all new high end mobile handset in the market named AKAI Connect book. This handset is all set to revolutionize the way we handle multiple information applications on our handsets, the smart way without having to spend as much as you would if you have to buy a power packed smart-phone Business Wire India

Hyundai to be Official Car Partner of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the largest exporter and second largest car manufacturer in India, today announced that HMIL will be the official car partner for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. Hyundai will also be the official car partner for the International Cricket Council (ICC) from 2011 to 2015, with exclusive category rights Business Wire India

Steria Shares its Employee Shareholding Plan for 2010’
The successful 2010 international employee shareholding plan has brought the total employee stake in Steria up to almost 20%, providing further demonstration of staff’s high expectations of growth for their group – and of their desire to be involved in strategic decision-making. On December 16, 2010, Steria proceeded with a share capital increase reserved for its employees Business Wire India

Frost & Sullivan: Cost-optimized Solutions Fuel the Uptake of Industrial Water and Wastewater Services in India
The Indian water and wastewater services market is expected to witness a higher growth with the majority of end-user industries seeking cost-effective solutions while expanding the existing systems and installing new waterworks. The facilities are put in place to cater to operational requirements and the mounting pressure from government legislation to reduce environmental pollution Business Wire India Launches in India
Europe’s biggest online marketplace for businesses - – today announced its launch in India. The site enables businesses to connect with a vibrant community of independent, reliable service providers (freelancers) based in over 150 countries worldwide, and available to work at the click of a button. India comes third on the list following UK and the US. PeoplePerHour Business Wire India

New-Age Business Consultants’ Trading Excise Module Proves Useful for SAP Business One Customers and Partners
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Vinjey Software Wins Red-Herring 100 Global Award
VINJEY Software Systems, leading Embedded Software IP Solutions Company has bagged the coveted ''Red Herring's 100 Global award'', a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures worldwide. The award recognizes the 100 private Global firms driving the future of technology Business Wire India

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