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Sibal inaugurates Indo-US Engineering Education Conclave
Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal inaugurated the Indo-US Engineering Education Conclave here on Monday. ANI

Samajwadi Party workers block Gandhi's cavalcade in Allahabad
The Samajwadi Party workers, who staged a demonstration here on Monday, against the visit of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi attempted to breach the security by blocking his cavalcade. ANI

Supreme Court issues notice to Jharkhand CM Munda
The Supreme Court reacting to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which said that an unelected person should not be made a chief minister, on Monday issued notices to Jharkhand Governor M O H Farooq, Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda and former state chief Shibu Soren. ANI

Reports of alleged Chinese intrusion in Demchok baseless: Govt.
The government has termed media reports alleging the intrusion of Chinese troops in the Demchok area of Jammu and Kashmir's Leh District as baseless. ANI

Delhi CM meets MLAs to highlight development issues
Cutting across party lines, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday interacted with various MLAs in order to ascertain their views on developmental issues so that the government acts in an appropriate manner to ensure that uniform development takes place in all parts of the national capital. ANI

Govt. wants talks with ULFA to start as soon as possible: Gogoi
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday said the government wants peace talks with the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) to start as soon as possible, but added that a final decision in this regard has to be taken by them. ANI

BJP MLA murder case: Bihar Govt. will fully cooperate with CBI, says Nitish
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said his government will fully cooperate with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in its probe into the murder of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Raj Kishore Kesri. ANI

West Bengal asked to produce case diary of Lalgarh incident
The Calcutta High Court has asked the West Bengal Government to produce case diary of the incident that took place in Lalgarh's Netai village on Friday. ANI

Nasik onion traders on strike, prices drop in Maharashtra
Onion traders in Nasik, Maharashtra, are on strike, even as the prices of the product have come down drastically. ANI

Army chief plays down Chinese troop incursion in Ladakh (Update: Army chief)
Chief of Army Staff, General V K Singh, on Monday played down reports of Chinese troops entering Indian territory in Ladakh and warning contractors to stop construction work. ANI

TRP report provided a roadmap to Information and Broadcasting ministry: Soni
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni on Monday said that the Television Rating Point (TRP) report provided a roadmap to the ministry on how to review the TRP system in the country ANI

Navy chief begins four-day visit to Indonesia
The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Nirmal Verma, on Monday left New Delhi on a four day official visit to Indonesia. ANI

Resilient economy reflected country's economic management: Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said the resilience shown by the Indian economy during the global crisis reflects a maturing of the economic management of the country and the growing competitiveness of enterprise. ANI

Mukherjee expresses concern over West Bengal law and order situation
Expressing concern over a deteriorating law and order situation in West Bengal, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said it is very unfortunate and totally unacceptable that every day there are killings and political clashes. ANI

Kashmir Valley residents savour dry vegetables during winters
With the onset of winter, the demand for dried vegetables picks up in Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Cashew industry witnessed a 70 percent boost in international prices, says exporter
Former Vice Chairman of Cashew Export Promotion Council of India G. Giridhar Prabhu has said the cashew industry witnessed a 70 percent increase in international prices from the previous year's rates. ANI

Jharkhand Police arrest five Maoists in Simdega
Jharkhand Police arrested five Maoists, including a former area commander, in Simdega District on Monday. ANI

Gujarat's international kite festival draws enthusiasts from world over
Over 90 participants from 37 nations participated in the 21st International Kite Festival being held in Gujarat's Ahmedabad city. ANI

Lalgarh killings: Kolkata Bar Association files PIL, demands CBI probe
The Kolkata Bar Association has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Calcutta High Court demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the recent killings in Lalgarh's Netai village, where some suspected armed CPI-M cadres killed seven people and injured over 20 others. ANI

Jodhpur Rose Festival attracts scores of visitors
Scores of visitors thronged the annual rose festival that was held recently in Rajasthan's Jodhpur city with the objective of encouraging floriculture. ANI

Afghanistan assures top security for Indian mission in Kabul
Afghanistan has assured India that it will continue to provide security to the Indian mission in Kabul and it interests to the "best of its ability". ANI

India discusses TAPI pipeline project with Afghanistan
Energy starved India believes Afghanistan can play a crucial role as a major energy trade and transit hub in the future and could act as a energy bridge between Central and South East Asia. ANI

Tribals clash on Assam-Meghalaya border, nine killed
Clashes between Garo and Rabha tribals along the Assam-Meghalaya boundary showed no signs of respite with the death toll rising to nine following the death of two more persons. ANI

Four children injured in Delhi factory explosion
Four children suffered burn injuries when a drum containing chemicals exploded in a south-east Delhi factory today. ANI

Mohan Bhagwat accuses Congress of deliberately linking RSS to terror
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has slammed Congress party for allegedly linking Hindu groups with extremism and said that there was no place for radical elements in the party. ANI

Gorkhaland demand revived, calls for shutdown
Renewing demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has called for a prolonged shutdown beginning from January 12. ANI

Mamata Banerjee wants early election in West Bengal
Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee met Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and briefed him on the situation there. ANI

2G scam: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, 11 telecom companies
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre and eleven licencee companies that have not fulfilled roll-out obligations on a petitions seeking cancellation of all the licenses of 2G spectrum issued by former Communications Minister A Raja. ANI

Supreme Court to hear 2G spectrum case today
The Supreme Court will hear on Monday two petitions seeking cancellation of all the licenses of 2G spectrum issued by former Communications Minister A Raja. ANI

Rahul Gandhi to visit Uttar Pradesh from today
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will undertake a two-day visit of Uttar Pradesh from today during which he is expected to visit five districts and interact with college students. ANI

India's own first supersonic fighter Tejas handed to Air Force
India's own first supersonic multi-role combat aircraft Tejas, meant to replace MiG 21s and MiG 23s, was handed to the Air Force on Monday after initial operational clearance. ANI

BMW India Ranks Number One in the Indian Luxury Car Segment for the Second Consecutive Year
With 6246 cars delivered to customers in the calendar year 2010, BMW India has achieved leadership position in the luxury car segment in India for the second consecutive year Business Wire India

‘AirTyme Communications’ Forays Indian Market
AirTyme Communications Pvt. Ltd., the multi-million dollar international mobile distribution company today announced their entry into the Indian market. Commenting on the entry of AirTyme to India, Mr. Mike Narula, Chairman & CEO of AirTyme Communications said, “AirTyme has over the last two decades carved a niche for itself globally Business Wire India

International Design Engineer on the Rise in India with three Major Contracts
International design engineer Web Structures today announced it has won three major contracts with leading Indian real estate developers to create the tallest residential skyscrapers in Northern India, in Pune and in Kolkata Business Wire India

Frost & Sullivan: Indian LT AC Brushless Alternator Market Continues on High Growth Trajectory
The Indian low tension (LT) alternating current (AC) brushless alternator market is a highly competitive and organized market. Due to chronic power shortages and rapid growth across several segments such as industries, infrastructure, as well as IT and ITES, this market is heavily dependent on the Indian diesel generator set market Business Wire India

Frost & Sullivan: Desire for Healthier Lifestyles Bolster the Dietary Supplement Markets in India
As doctors increasingly prescribe dietary supplements, Indian consumers have begun to show a marked preference for the same. Higher consumer awareness coupled with lifestyle changes that focus on weight management and healthy livings have gone a long way in improving the uptake of dietary supplements. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan ( Business Wire India

The Writers Block (TWB) releases The 1st Biennial Survey of the Technical Communication Landscape in India (2011 – 2012)
TWB announced today the availability of the FIRST comprehensive survey of the Indian Technical Communication industry. This survey, a first-of-its-kind in India, puts into perspective the drivers, technologies and players in this rapidly expanding industry. The survey contains data gathered from over 75 companies across the spectrum of Technical Communication domains Business Wire India

Sterlite Industries (India) Limited: Hindustan Zinc Limited Announces 150 MW Expansion in Wind Power Generation Capacity
Sterlite Industries (India) Limited subsidiary (NYSE:SLT) (BSE:STERLITEIND), Hindustan Zinc Limited issued the following release on 6 January 2011. Business Wire India

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