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PM assures full co-operation to Ramakrishna Mission
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Wednesday assured the government's full support and co-operation to the Ramakrishna Mission in the fulfillment of their noble task of inculcating among children a moral compass and a value system that provides a bulwark against the tide of commercialism and consumerism. ANI

No person should comment on 2G scam report, says CAG
Without directly naming Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal over his recent remarks on the 2G spectrum issue, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Wednesday said no person including a Member of Parliament should make or publish a statement or comment on the matter. ANI

2G scam: Joshi terms Sibal's remarks against CAG as 'improper'
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi on Wednesday termed the recent remarks of Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal against the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on the 2G spectrum issue as 'improper', and added that it had hurt the hurt the dignity of the government auditor. ANI

MLA murder case: Women organizations demand Modi's resignation
The President of All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA), Subhasini Ali, along with the other women protestors burnt an effigy of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and demanded his resignation here on Wednesday over his recent remarks on the mental state of Rupam Pathak, who stabbed a legislator to death. ANI

Citibank fraud: Main accused Puri's remand extended till Friday
A local court here on Wednesday extended the police remand of Shivraj Puri, the main accused in the alleged Rs 400 crore Citibank fraud till January 14. ANI

Assam Police arrest Dantewada massacre prime suspect
Assam Police arrested a Maoist named Piyush Kranti Acharya, who is a prime suspect in the April 2010 Dantewada massacre in which 76 security personnel were killed, here on Wednesday. ANI

Employment growth vital for ensuring development process: Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said that growth in employment opportunities is vital for ensuring an inclusive development process. ANI

Ten workers injured in Gujarat chemical factory blast
At least ten workers were injured in a blast that took place inside a chemical factory here on Wednesday morning. ANI

NCP hits back at Rahul Gandhi over price rise issue
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Wednesday slammed Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi for blaming the coalition set-up for the government's inability to control skyrocketing prices. ANI

Cold wave damages crop in Uttar Pradesh, worries farmers
The agricultural belt around Lucknow has been badly affected by the cold wave sweeping across the state. ANI

China provokes India again, issues stapled visa to Arunachal sportsmen
Itanagar, Jan 12: Despite strong protest by India against stapled visas issued to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, China has expanded its stapled visa regime to Arunachal Pradesh. ANI

Two Maoists killed in Orissa encounter
Security forces gunned down two Maoists in a fierce encounter in a forested and hilly area of Orissa's Keonjhar District on Wednesday. ANI

Azad asks States to set up more medical colleges
Union Health and Family Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday called upon the State Governments to set up more medical colleges and to increase the number of students in post-MBBS and PG courses. ANI

Gorkhaland demand revived in Darjeeling
Normal life in Darjeeling came to a halt on Wednesday as the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) began the first phase of shutdown. ANI

Scant facilities for teachers and children in Assam
Hundreds of street children and teachers of Jyoti Kendra Programme under the Assam Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (ASSA) are demanding proper facilities. ANI

Health ministers confer at Hyderabad
The Ministers and Secretaries of health and medical education departments from different states of India are meeting here today. ANI

Army Chief appears before PAC
Army Chief V K Singh on Wednesday appeared before Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in connection with alleged irregularities in the canteen stores supplies. ANI

Pakistani wrestler sets new world record with 2,503 push-ups
A Pakistani wrestler has made a new world record with continuous 2,503 push-ups. ANI

PM to launch Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary celebrations
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, will inaugurate the nationwide celebrations to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda here today. ANI

Onion traders in Delhi go on indefinite strike against raids
Onion traders in Delhi announced an indefinite strike from Wednesday to protest raids on their premises in the wake of spiralling onion prices. ANI

Delhi road rage case: Jet pilot gets bail
The Jet Airways' pilot who ran over a restaurant manager in Delhi's Khan Market, walked out on bail on Wednesday morning. ANI

Chiefs of armed forces to appear before PAC today
Chiefs of the Army and the Air Force will appear before the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to explain alleged discrepancies in ration procurement and distribution. ANI

PM to meet RBI Governor to discuss monetary measures to curb inflation
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh will meet Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D Subbarao over the possibility of further monetary steps to check price rise here today. ANI Accelerates SME Awareness Through its New Brand Campaign
-- Kicks off the campaign on Radio across the country from January 12 -- Massive nationwide campaign in print, online, outdoor et al to follow from next week onwards -- Aims to educate MSMEs on importance of online presence for their businesses -- Illustrates catalysing role played by IndiaMART Business Wire India

Frost & Sullivan: Burgeoning Retail and Manufacturing Segments Trigger Demand Spike for Logistics Technologies in India
India’s logistics technologies market is growing steadily, with the upswing in demand from the thriving logistics, retail, and manufacturing sectors, as well as government promotion. As the booming manufacturing and retail sectors are the major users of these technologies, sustained demand from these areas is sure Business Wire India

HCL Learning Bags a Rs. 40cr Project from Department of Higher Education, Himachal Pradesh
• First project by Himachal Pradesh Government under CCEP program of Government of India • To set up fully integrated ICT labs & multimedia classrooms in Government Senior Secondary Schools across the state HCL Learning, an education and talent development division of HCL Infosystems Ltd., India’s premier hardware, services and ICT System Integration Company today announced the awarding of Rs Business Wire India

Regenix Expands its Chain of Diagnostic Labs, Dental Clinics and Pharmacies in South India
The Chennai-based Regenix Group, a pharmaceutical and health care company, which is into manufacturing and marketing pharmaceutical, biotech products, medical equipment, first-aid kits, and running a network of pharmacy retail units, is planning to increase its turnover from Rs 25 crore to Rs 67 crore in 2011-12 Business Wire India

Altair Engineering Acquires ACUSIM Software
Altair Engineering, a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services that empower client innovation and decision-making, today announced it has acquired ACUSIM Software, Inc. (ACUSIM). Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., ACUSIM is a leading developer of massively scalable, high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver solutions Business Wire India

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