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PM condoles demise of CPI leader D. Raja's mother
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has condoled the passing away of Communist Party of India (CPI) National Secretary D. Raja's mother. ANI

Citibank fraud: Puri sent to judicial custody till Jan.28
A local court here on Friday sent Shivraj Puri, the main accused in the alleged Rs 400 crore Citibank fraud, into judicial remand till January 28. ANI

India sends relief material to flood-hit Lanka
India has rushed relief material for the displaced and affected persons in Sri Lanka, where destruction due to heavy floods has claimed the lives of around 27 persons. ANI

Pendency of cases will be curtailed from fifteen to three years: Moily
Union Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily has stressed the need for providing speedy justice to litigants, saying pendency of cases will be curtailed from fifteen to three years. ANI

2G scam: Congress backs Sibal says CAG shouldn't tell MPs how to speak
Backing Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal over his recent remarks on the 2G spectrum issue, the Congress on Friday hit out at the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) saying that it was improper of the CAG to tell that MPs cannot comment on its report when the document is being examined by a Parliamentary Committee. ANI

No need to cut down troops in Kashmir: Gen Singh
Countering the statement made by Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai on 25 per cent reduction in security forces' strength in Jammu and Kashmir, Army Chief General V.K. Singh on Friday said that there is no need to lower the number of troops in the state. ANI

Banda rape case: MLA did rape me, says Dalit girl
The dalit girl, who has accused Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Purushottam Naresh Dwivedi of raping her at his residence told a court here on Friday that she stands by her allegations. ANI

Rising inflation would stabilise in next couple of days: Sheila Dikshit
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday asserting that the government is taking several steps to curb rising inflation, assured the citizens that the national capital would witness a decline in the price of essential commodities over the next couple of days. ANI

Body-builder making Manipur proud
Manipur, which has produced many world-class sportspersons like Mary Kom, Sandhya Rani and Renubala Chanu, has added yet another feather to its cap in the form of 2010 World Body Building Championship winner A Bobby Singh. ANI

North-East Chief Ministers appeal to NRI's for investment
The northeastern states have made a fervent appeal to the Indian diaspora to invest in key infrastructure to help the region prosper on a par with the rest of the country. ANI

Army to set up internal vigilance wing to check scams: Gen Singh
Army Chief General V.K. Singh today said that an internal vigilance wing will be set up to prevent scams and corruption from occurring. ANI

Assamese looking forward to a better tomorrow following militancy decline
The decline of militant activities in the northeast has given a fillip to development activities and employment generation here, and this is gradually transforming the lives of those staying in rural areas. ANI

'Karbi Festival' to promote development in Assam
With the decline of militancy in this autonomous district, the focus is now firmly on the over all development of the region and in tune with this a 'Karbi Festival' was recently organized here, which attracted participants from different parts of the northeast. ANI

Kashmir students visit Delhi as part of army's 'Operation Sadbhavana'
Students from backward areas of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri and Poonch Districts visited New Delhi on Friday as part of the Indian Army's 'Operation Sadbhavana' educational tour. ANI

Supreme Court notice to Centre, Andhra on Maoists leader Azad's killing
The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Centre and the Andhra Pradesh government over the alleged encounter in which Maoist leader Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad and journalist Hemchandra Pandey were killed. ANI

Army asks for Rules of Engagement for new facility in Naxal-hit Chhattisgarh
The Indian Army, which is already deployed in battling militancy in Jammu and Kashmir and the North-East, has asked the government to finalise "Rules of Engagement" as it gets ready to open a new training facility in Naxal-hit Chhattisgarh. ANI

Centre takes up Rahul Gandhi's security breach issue with UP Govt.
The Central Government has sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh Government on the reported security breach of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi during his recent Allahabad visit. ANI

Rising prices a major challenge, says Pranab Mukherjee
Stating that rising food and commodity prices are major challenges facing Central Government, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said that he would meet his state counterparts on January 19 to discuss ways to bringing down inflation. ANI

Lalgarh killings: Governor Narayanan to visit Netai village on Jan. 19
West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan is scheduled to visit Lalgarh's Netai village on January 19 to assess the impact on residents from the recent spate of violence in the area. ANI

Vice President Ansari stresses on "quality agenda" in education
Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Friday said that simple, reliable and scientific methods of sampling and assessment on a nation-wide scale are important for highlighting "quality agenda" in education. ANI

Govt. considering troop reduction in Kashmir by 25 percent: Home Secretary Pillai
Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai on Friday said the Central Government is contemplating reducing the strength of security forces in Jammu and Kashmir by 25 per cent. ANI

Ruins of two 4,000-yr-old cities found in central China
Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of two ancient cities dating back 4,000 years in central China. ANI

Delhi Metro's Sarita Vihar-Badarpur line opens
The Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) on Friday added another five km to its network by throwing open the Sarita Vihar-Badarpur section of the transit system. ANI

Vibrant Gujarat Summit concludes
Dedicating the fifth Vibrant Gujarat Summit (VGS) to youth and women, Chief Minister Narendra Modi has said the state would soon lead india's economic development and also compete with the developed nations. ANI

Onions from Pakistan arrive in Gujarat's Mundra Port
About 300 tons of onions have reportedly arrived from Pakistan at Gujarat's Mundra Port. ANI

Darbari gets bail in CWG scam
The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC) official T S Darbari on the grounds that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) did not file any chargesheet against him. ANI

Two Maoists surrender in Visakhapatnam
Two functionaries of the banned CPI Maoists, including a woman, surrendered before the District Rural Police Superintendent here on Thursday. ANI

Huge cache of explosives recovered in Rajouri
A huge cache of explosives, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs), was seized by security forces from a militant hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. ANI

BJP MP says will complain to President Patil against Governor Bhardwaj
Blaming Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj for the chaos in the state Assembly, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP D B Chandre Gowda has said party MPs from the state would soon petition President Pratibha Patil seeking his recall. ANI

China arrests 96 people for using tainted milk powder
Chinese Police have arrested 96 people for illegally using leftover powder from the 2008's melamine-tainted milk scandal to produce dairy products or sell such products since July. ANI

Calcutta High Court decision on Lalgarh killings
The Calcutta High Court will today decide on a petition asking for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) enquiry into the killings in Lalgarh's Netai village. ANI

Sybase Survey finds Mobile Enterprise Apps Poised To Take Off in 2011
Sybase, Inc., an SAP company (NYSE: SAP) and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today released the results of a new survey by Kelton Research highlighting that this year 90 percent of IT managers surveyed are planning to implement new mobile applications and nearly one in two believe that successfully managing mobile applications will top their priority list Business Wire India

HDFC’S Financial Results for the Period April to December, 2010
The Board of Directors of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC) announced the results for the third quarter of the financial year 2010-2011, following its meeting on Friday, January 14, 2011 in Mumbai. The accounts have been subject to limited review by the Corporation’s statutory auditors in line with the regulatory guidelines Business Wire India

SpectraSoft Technologies Receives ‘SAP Partner Center of Expertise’ Certification
SpectraSoft Technologies, a business solution specialist today announced that it has been certified as a SAP Partner Center of Expertise. This certification validates SpectraSoft’s strong credentials, abilities and processes in provisioning high quality, scaleable and effective support management for SAP Customers of all sizes Business Wire India

Sterlite Industries (India) LimitedNotice of the Third Quarter and Nine Months Results
Sterlite Industries (India) Limited (NYSE:SLT) (BSE: STERLITEIND) will announce its results for the third quarter and nine months ended 31 December 2010 on Tuesday, 25 January 2011. Business Wire India

Haier India Goes Green, Enters New Product Categories
Commencing the new year on a Green note, Haier, one of the largest Home Appliances & Consumer Electronics brands, worldwide and the global no.1 in refrigeration and laundry appliances today, announced the its green initiative “Eco Life” in India as a part of its global rebranding exercise aimed at designing smart products which not only meet customer needs but also adhere to environmental norms Business Wire India

Sezal Glass Ltd Signs an MOU with Government of Gujarat at the ‘Vibrant Gujarat’ Summit 2011
Sezal Glass Ltd. (SGL), manufacturer of Float Glass and one of the leading Architectural glass processing companies in India, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Gujarat Government, with an intention to invest an amount of Rs. 750 crores ( Rupees Seven Hundred & Fifty Crores) for setting up its Second Float Glass manufacturing facility at Bharuch, Jhagadia Business Wire India

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