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West Bengal opposes CBI probe into Lalgarh violence
West Bengal Government on Thursday opposed a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the January 7 violence in Lalgarh's Netai village, where suspected armed CPI-M cadres killed seven villagers and injured over 20 others. ANI

Lalgarh violence: WB Governor summons Chief Secretary to discuss law and order
West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan on Thursday summoned State Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh to discuss the law and order situation in the state following the January 7 violence in Lalgarh's Netai village, where suspected armed CPI-M cadres killed seven villagers. ANI

Chauhan slams Omar, Arundhati for questioning status of J-K
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Thursday said Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and noted writer Arundhati Roy should be prosecuted for questioning the status of Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Vote-bank politics obstruct progressive laws for women: Jaitley
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Thursday said vote-bank politics and its practitioners are the biggest impediment in the legislation of laws relating to women's rights. ANI

CBI to reinvestigate Malegaon blast case
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to reinvestigate the 2006 Malegaon blast case and will file a petition in this regard in Nashik court soon. ANI

India's new defence production policy to end dependence on foreign arms suppliers (Re-issue)
To become self reliant in the production of defence equipment, weapon systems and platforms, and to reduce its dependence on foreign arms manufacturers, India on Thursday unveiled its first ever Defence Production Policy (DPrP). ANI

India reacts strongly, says stapled Chinese visa for Arunachal not acceptable (Update:Arunachal)
India today reacted strongly, saying that the issuing of stapled visas by China to athletes from Arunachal Pradesh is not acceptable. ANI

GoM to oversee coal mining environmental clearance issue
Union Cabinet on Thursday decided to constitute a Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into the issue of environmental clearance for coal mining. ANI

Support separate Gorkhaland cause, says official
As the shutdown for a separate Gorkhaland State continued for the second consecutive day here on Thursday, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) General Secretary Roshan Giri made an earnest appeal to the people to support the cause. ANI

West Bengal tribals protest against presence of CPI-M's 'Harmad' cadres
Scores of tribal students and locals of Manihada village staged a protest here on Thursday against the presence of 'Harmad' or armed cadres of the state's ruling Communist Party of India -Marxist (CPI-M). ANI

Greenpeace demands a "Green Budget" during consultation with Mukherjee
Meeting Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee at a pre-budget consultation, environment watchdog Greenpeace said on Thursday that it was high time the Government brought a 'green' component to it and stressed the need for a socially just and ecologically sustainable Union budget 2011-2012. ANI

Samjhauta blast: Aseemanand sent to judicial custody till Jan. 27
A Panchkula court on Thursday sent Samjhauta blasts key accused Swami Aseemanand to judicial custody till January 27. ANI

Delhi traders, consumers hoping for stable onion prices
Onion traders and consumers in New Delhi are hoping for normal prices after weeks of being forced to buy vegetables in low quantities because of high prices. ANI

Youth throng to Srinagar police recruitment rally
Thousands of youngsters turned up at a police recruitment rally here on Wednesday to fill 300 police constable vacancies. ANI

Jharkhand police nabs five Maoists in Ranchi
Jharkhand police have arrested five Maoists, including two women. ANI

Maoist camp busted in Bijapur
In a joint operation, the state police and the paramilitary forces busted a camp of Maoists in the Kutru region of Chhattisgarh's Bijapur District on Wednesday. ANI

West Bengal makes elaborate arrangements for 'Ganga Sagar Mela'
West Bengal Government has made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of the 'Ganga Sagar Mela' that kicks off from January 14. ANI

Cabinet approves schemes for conservation, safety of coal mines
The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure today approved the continuation of schemes of conservation and safety in coal mines and development of transportation infrastructure in coalfield areas as plan schemes. ANI

Commerce Minister Sharma to open "The India Show" in Singapore
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma will inaugurate "The India Show" in Singapore on Friday to strengthen bilateral economic and trade ties. ANI

Centre to announce measures to bring down prices
The Central Government is likely to announce a slew of measures today to bring down prices of essential items. ANI

Samjhauta blast: Swami Aseemanand produced before Panchkula court
Samjhauta blasts key accused Swami Aseemanand was on Thursday produced before a court here by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) at end of the period for which they were granted his custody. ANI

Steria and Capgemini win the Maintenance Contract for Chorus – the French Government’s new Financial Management, Budget and Accounts Information System
Through the French Government’s Finance Information Systems Agency (AIFE), the French Ministry for the Budget, Public Accounts, the Civil Service and State Reform has chosen a consortium headed up by Steria and its co-bidder, Capgemini France (a subsidiary of the Capgemini group) to provide maintenance of Chorus Business Wire India

More than 200,000 Indians Speak Out for the Right to Education
The first-ever digital awareness campaign, “Awaaz Do”, launched to raise awareness on the Right to Education (RTE), has generated an over-whelming response with more than 200,000 people joining the campaign in less than three months Business Wire India

Brady Nominated for a Record Five Award Categories in 2011 HRM Awards
Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC), an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect premises, products and people, has been nominated for five categories at this year’s HRM Awards 2011 Business Wire India

Aircel and Facebook® Partner to Introduce Facebook Voice Updates on Aircel
Aircel, a leading telecom player with pan-India operations and a subscriber base of over 50 million, introduces an innovative way to connect to your family and friends on Facebook, a social site with over 500 million users around the world, through the new Facebook Voice Updates on Aircel Business Wire India

Harsha Subramaniam Joins Bloomberg Television as Executive Producer
Bloomberg Television, the 24-hour global business news network, announced today that Harsha Subramaniam has joined the network as executive producer, based in Mumbai Business Wire India

The Solar Future: India 2011 to Chart Roadmap for India’s Emergence as a Solar Superpower
The Solar Future: India 2011, the debut two-day international solar/PV conference organized by SOLARPLAZA, a leading international knowledge platform and event organizers in Solar in association with Solar Energy Society of India (SESI), is focusing on charting a clear path for India to become a Solar Superpower Business Wire India

Just-Eat and Hungry Zone Announce Business Partnership
Hungry Zone, India’s leading online food ordering and restaurant table reservation platform, today announced that, Just-Eat, UK’s largest online takeaway ordering service, has acquired a majority shareholding in the company and will invest $ 5-10 million over the next three years into this Joint Venture Business Wire India

Evernote Crosses 6 Million User Base
― From taking 446 days to reach the first million users, Evernote leapfrogged from 5 to 6 million in 52days flat ― With +1570% year-on-year growth, the Android platform is providing Evernote maximum growth of users Evernote, the app that's helping people all over the world remember everything, announced that it has surpassed a whopping six-millionth user base. Phil Libin, CEO Business Wire India

Protect your Website from Hackers through ScanMyWebsite from ARM Infosecure (www.ScanMyWebsite.in)
Ever imagined what you would lose if your company’s website or a web server hosting confidential data is being hacked. Almost every organization in our country from government to private has never estimated this risk which leads to loss of national pride, credibility, business, & faith of customers Business Wire India

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