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Restaurant manager killed in Delhi road accident
Vikas Aggarwal, a pilot working with the Jet Airways killed a restaurant owner in a road accident at Delhi's Khan Market on Tuesday evening. ANI

Aarushi's parents ask for extra documents filed by CBI
The parents of Aarushi Talwar, who was found murdered in her Noida home on May 15, 2008, moved a plea before the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here on Tuesday asking for documents that the investigating agency has filed along with its closure report. ANI

Terror activities can't be overlooked for friendly ties with Pak: Krishna
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Tuesday said India will not overlook terror activities undertaken by Pakistan in order to establish friendly relations with its Asian neighbour. ANI

Govt. to set up joint control rooms in violence-hit northeastern states
In a desperate move to curb incidents of violence, the government has decided to set up joint control rooms in Assam and Meghalaya, which have witnessed major ethnic clashes in the past few days. ANI

Lalgarh violence: West Bengal Govt. asked to clarify its stand
The Kolkata High Court, while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) into the January 7 violence case in Lalgarh's Netai village, on Tuesday asked the West Bengal Government to file an affidavit by Friday on whether or not there should be a Central Bureau if Investigation (CBI) inquiry into these killings. ANI

Biman Bose appeals for peace after Lalgarh violence
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) State Secretary Biman Bose expressing his concern over the recent political violence in West Bengal, on Tuesday appealed for peace and harmony. ANI

Congress defends itself on Samjhauta Express blast issue
Under severe criticism from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for diverting attention from several issues of corruption to the Samjhauta Express blast, the Congress on Tuesday defending itself said a democratic nation does not sweep things under carpet. ANI

2G scam: 'Improper that CAG mad report public, says Congress
Defending the recent claims of Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal in the 2G-spectrum scam, the Congress Party on Tuesday said it was improper for the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to make the 2G report public before it was tabled in Parliament. ANI

National Afforestation Programme launched in Sikkim
With the Sikkim Government determined to increase afforestation, the state forest department has launched a roadmap of the National Afforestation Programme here. ANI

Army organises seminar to foster civilian-military relations
The Indian Army recently organized a seminar here to foster better relationship between civilians and the military troops operating in the state. ANI

Centre to re-examine order to derecognise 44 deemed universities
The Central Government on Tuesday assured the Supreme Court that it would examine afresh its earlier decision to derecognise 44 deemed universities for lacking appropriate academic infrastructure and faculty. ANI

Two top UFLA leaders released in Guwahati
The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom's foreign secretary Sasha Choudhury and finance secretary Chitraban Hazarika were released from the Guwahati Central Jail on Tuesday. ANI

Water crisis in Mumbai
Water crisis continued for the second consecutive day here on Tuesday after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cut off water supply to many parts of the city. ANI

Huge untapped potential for investment between India, South Africa: Anand Sharma
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has said huge untapped potential exists in the area of investment and bilateral trade between India and South Africa ANI

Andhra Congress lawmakers attend Jaganmohan Reddy's Delhi fast
At least 20 Congress MLAs, two MPs and two MLCs from Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday present at former party MP Jaganmohan Reddy's day-long fast at Jantar Mantar here in protest against the "injustice" meted out to the State by the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal verdict. ANI

Indian Army organizes career counselling session for Kashmiri youth
The Indian Army recently organized a career counselling session for unemployed youth and school children in Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam town. ANI

Cold wave hits tourism industry in Dharamsala
The cold wave has hit the tourism industry here, and also thrown normal life out of gear. ANI

Agartala plays host to 10-day handicrafts exhibition
The ten-day long handicrafts exhibition jointly organized by the Ministry of State Rural Development and District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) drew the attention of a large number of locals here, who seemed fascinated by the various designs displayed by the rural artisans and craftsmen. ANI

Rahul Gandhi encourages Lucknow youth to join politics
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the government is taking several steps to check corruption and rising inflation, and asked the youth to join politics for good governance and better development of the nation. ANI

Sikhs celebrate Guru Gobind Singh's birth anniversary in Amritsar
Sikhs thronged the Golden Temple here on Tuesday and took a holy dip in the water tank located inside the complex on the occasion of the 345th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. ANI

Nagpur farmers protest against ban put on export of agricultural products
Farmers in Maharashtra's Nagpur district protested on Monday against the export ban of various agricultural products by the state government. ANI

Indians face problem in meeting relatives in Pakistan due to non-clearance of papers
Residents of Jammu and Kashmir have been facing problems in meeting with their relatives in Pakistan due to non-clearance of papers in Islamabad. ANI

First Asian aid caravan returns successfully to Delhi
The first Asian caravan that went to Gaza with aid has reached to New Delhi. ANI

Turkish students protest faculty being fired over porno thesis
Around 600 Turkish students have protested in front of Bilgi University in Istanbul after the decision was taken to fire three of its faculty for allowing a student to film a porno as his graduation thesis. ANI

Maharashtra Cabinet recommends removal of Tiwari as Information Commissioner
The Maharashtra Cabinet has recommended the removal of Ramanand Tiwari as the state's Information Commissioner following allegations of withholding information on the controversial Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai. ANI

Pakistan should come forward for talks: Farooq Abdullah
Commenting on the current scenario in Pakistan, Union Minister Farooq Abdullah has said that Islamabad should come forth for dialogue on all bilateral issues, including the Kashmir imbroglio. ANI

Palmolein oil scam: Supreme Court gives nod to Kerala govt. for trial
The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Kerala Government to go ahead with the trial in the multi-crore Palmolein oil scam involving Chief Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas and former Chief Minister K Karunakaran. ANI

Manmohan Singh holds meeting on price rise
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday held high level meeting on spiralling food prices and to conduct a review on food inflation, which has gone past 18 per cent. ANI

1993 Mumbai blasts case: Supreme Court's final hearing on March 29
The Supreme Court will conduct a final hearing of the 1993 Mumbai blasts case on March 29. ANI

Security stepped up in Assam after ethnic clashes
After ethnic clashes erupted along the Assam-Meghalaya border, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that ten more paramilitary companies have been deployed to restore normalcy in the region. ANI

West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee organise a silent protest in Kolkata
Protesting against the killing of eight people in firing in Lalgarh village, members of West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee organised a massive silent protest here on Monday. ANI

Cabinet reshuffle likely after January 14
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, is likely to reshuffle the Union council of ministers after January 14. ANI

Samjhauta Express blast: NIA announces cash reward for information on suspects
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday announced cash rewards for those who help locate three suspects in connection with the Samjhauta Express bomb blast. ANI

Jaganmohan Reddy takes battle to Delhi, fasts at Jantar Mantar
Dismissed Congress lawmaker YS Jaganmohan Reddy has began a day-long fast at Jantar Mantar here in protest against the "injustice" meted out to Andhra Pradesh in the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal verdict. ANI

Manmohan Singh to preside over meet on inflation
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will on Tuesday preside over a meeting to tackle spiralling food prices and review food inflation, which has gone past 18 per cent. ANI

Fujitsu Included in “Low-Carbon and Environmental Leadership in the ICT Industry” Independent Study
The most detailed independent assessment of Green credentials ever carried out examines vendors driving initiatives to reduce Greenhouse Gases (GHG) of ICT, underlining companies with a global focus on sustainability. Fujitsu is proud to be among these vendors Business Wire India

element14 Adds New Series of Versatile Clamp Meters from Fluke
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Reliance Brands Joins Hands with Quiksilver Inc. for South Asia Region
Reliance Brands Limited, a part of Reliance Industries today announced an exclusive long-term license agreement with Quiksilver Holding S.à.r.l. a fully owned subsidiary of Quiksilver Inc., the world’s leading outdoor sports lifestyle company to launch it’s core brands ‘Quiksilver’ and ‘Roxy’ Business Wire India

Tata Sky Launches Make My Pack
Riding high on the success of its genre based packaging model ‘TruChoice’, Tata Sky has taken it one step further with the launch of its unique ‘Make My Pack’ service. Tata Sky’s ‘Make My Pack’, the new customer friendly service, gives subscribers the power to choose channels on an individual basis and create their own monthly package on a true a la carte basis. http://www.tatasky Business Wire India

Bollywood Blockbusters on Tata Sky
Tata Sky will show four mega blockbusters – Guzaarish, Golmaal 3, Peepli Live and Ramayana on its pay-per-view (PPV) service, ‘SHOWCASE’. The super hit movie, Golmaal 3 is currently live on Tata Sky while Peepli Live would showcase on 07th January, followed by Guzaarish and Ramayana which would be available from 08th January, 2011 Business Wire India

Moser Baer’s Anuppur Thermal Power Plant Attracts Investment of Rs. 580 crore from a Macquarie SBI Infrastructure Fund and SBI
MB Power (Madhya Pradesh) Limited (MBPMPL) today announced that the Macquarie SBI Infrastructure Fund (MSIF) and the State Bank Of India (SBI) on behalf of the SBI Macquarie Infrastructure Trust will together invest Rs. 580 crore (approx US$130million) in MBPMPL’s Anuppur Thermal Power Plant Business Wire India

Frost & Sullivan: Indian Endoscopy Market Set to Grow at a CAGR of 6.8 Percent from 2010 to 2016
The Indian urology endoscopy market is expected to grow, fuelled by the increasing number of hospitals being set up with a urology specialty. To meet the healthcare demands of a burgeoning population, the Indian Government is expected to build 30 tertiary care and 115 secondary care hospitals by 2012 Business Wire India

Jabra Launches Two New Hands-Free Solutions in India
Jabra, a world leader in developing innovative hands-free solutions that deliver great audio and are both easy-to-use and intuitive, today announced two new offerings Cruiser 2 and WAVE, thus extending the company’s leadership position in the Indian hands free market Business Wire India

Ernst and Young Shared Services Set to Grow at Trivandrum
Ernst & Young Global Shared Services Technopark has launched a major recruitment campaign to increase its current staff capacity of 700 employees to reach 1000, by this year, with this figure likely to double in 2012. This expansion follows the organization’s increased operations since becoming part of Ernst & Young’s Global Shared Services operations in July 2010 Business Wire India

Capgemini Promotes Three Indian Leaders to New Global Positions
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Biocon Announces Preliminary Data on its Novel Oral Insulin Drug Candidate
Biocon, Asia’s leading biopharmaceutical enterprise, released preliminary data from a recently concluded clinical study conducted in India, on IN-105, its novel oral insulin candidate for the treatment of diabetes. A total of 264 patients were enrolled at multiple centers across India, in the double-blind placebo controlled trial Business Wire India

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