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Manmohan Singh meets President Patil, cabinet reshuffle speculated
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, met President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday evening amid speculations of cabinet reshuffling likely to take place later this week. ANI

Vice President Ansari releases Gulzar Dehalvi's "Kuliat-e-Gulzar"
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari released a book entitled "Kuliat-e-Gulzar" penned down by Pt. Anand Mohan Zutshi alias Gulzar Dehalvi at a function here on Monday. ANI

Bihar Govt. will not tolerate damage to railway property, says Nitish Kumar
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said his government is concerned over the plight of farmers who were displaced due to land acquisition, but would not tolerate any damage to Railway property. ANI

Govt. will not increase price of diesel, says Sudarshan
Commenting on the recent hike in petrol prices, Union Petroleum Secretary S. Sudarshan on Monday said the government will not increase the price of diesel since this would burden the consumers. ANI

Twenty-three children selected for National Bravery Awards 2010
Twenty-three children have been selected for the National Bravery Awards 2010, which would be presented to them by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at a special function on the eve of the Republic Day. ANI

India-Peru to enhance economic cooperation: Anand Sharma
Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Monday said that India and Peru should actively work together for enhancing economic cooperation. ANI

Arms seized from Maoist hideout in Chhattisgarh
Security forces seized massive cache of arms and ammunition from a Maoist hideout in Chhattisgarh's Bhanupratappur village on Sunday. ANI

Villagers generate 'green' electricity in Bihar
Operating under the name of 'Husk Power System', a group of villagers from Bihar's Madhubani District got together to generate electricity using paddy husk. ANI

Cold destroys tomato crop in Ranchi
Severe cold has destroyed the standing tomato crop in Jharkhand's Ranchi District. ANI

India, Trinidad and Tobago discuss tourism cooperation
Dr. Rupert Griffith, Minister of Tourism, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, on Monday called on Minister of State for Tourism Sultan Ahmed during which the two leaders discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in the tourism sector between the two nations. ANI

Banda rape case: Supreme Court to hear plea for judicial probe on Friday
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider a plea for a judicial probe into the alleged rape of a dalit girl by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Purushottam Naresh Dwivedi in Uttar Pradesh's Banda District. ANI

Having diabetes can injure your eyes severely
Having too much sugar in your blood can injure many parts of the body, including your heart, kidneys-even your eyes. ANI

Canadians take part in Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
Canadians proudly participated in the ninth edition of the Government of India-sponsored Indian diaspora reunion, the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), January 7 to 9 in New Delhi. ANI

Surender Jakhar, IFFCO Chairman, shoots himself accidentally
Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) chairman Surender Jakhar shot himself accidentally while cleaning his gun on Monday evening, according to reports. ANI

Army ready to face all challenges: General Singh
Army chief General V K Singh, praising the caliber of the Indian Army, on Monday said the force is ready to take on all challenges. ANI

Russian Navy Commander receives 'Guard of Honour' in Delhi
Russian Navy Commander Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky, who is expected to hold talks with the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Nirmal Verma, on strengthening coast guards and bringing scientific reforms in the navies of both the nations received a 'Guard of Honour' during a ceremonial reception here on Monday. ANI

Medical camp set up in Maoist-affected area in Jharkhand
Officials of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have recently set up a medical camp and distributed free medicines to villagers in Maranghada, a Maoist-affected area of Jharkhand. ANI

Digvijay Singh accuses MP Govt. of helping Samjhauta blast accused
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Monday charged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in Madhya Pradesh of providing financial help and shelter to three Samjhauta Express blast accused. ANI

Former Japan PM Hatoyama meets Manmohan Singh
Former Japanese Prime Minister Yokio Hatoyama, who is on a two-day visit to India, met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today. ANI

Maoists torch CPI (M) party office in West Midnapore
Suspected Maoists torched a CPI (M) party office in West Bengal's West Midnapore district last night. ANI

India refutes report of arms supply to Nepal
India has rubbished a media report about the resumption of arms supply to Nepal, and termed the report to be speculative. ANI

BMW named India's first social car of 2011
New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI/Business Wire): BMW X1 has been earned the title of India's first social car of the year or 'IndiMoto Most 'Liked' Car of the Year 2011,' by the auto classifieds site and India's largest auto enthusiast community, ANI

Nitin Gadkari pulls up government on corruption inaction
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari compared the Congress-led UPA Government to a band of dacoits for its perceived inaction on the issue of corruption. ANI

26/11 case: Bombay High Court reserves judgement on Kasab's appeal
The Bombay High Court on Monday reserved its verdict till February 7 on the plea filed by Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks against the death sentence awarded to him. ANI

Manmohan Singh to meet President Patil, may discuss cabinet reshuffle
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, is likely to meet President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at around 6 p.m. on Monday to discuss a reshuffle of his Union Council of Ministers. ANI

Highest bid for Ahmadinejad's car is $2mn: Minister
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can expect two million US dollars for his 1977 Peugeot, said Iran's Minister of Welfare and Social Security Sadeq Mahsouli, according to a foreign news agency. ANI

Indian IT firms ramping up efforts to establish themselves in China
Indian information technology (IT) companies have reportedly ramped up efforts to win the confidence of more Chinese companies in a bid to consolidate their foothold. ANI

MoEF to submit Lavasa report in Bombay High Court
The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) will on Monday submit a report prepared by its Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) on the environmental impact of Lavasa in the Bombay High Court. ANI

Fuel price hike: Trinamool Congress to stage statewide protest rallies
The Trinamool Congress will hold statewide protest rallies here today against the UPA government's decision to increase fuel price. ANI

Buddhist fair in Visakhapatnam
Buddhist devotees and representatives of various trusts, societies and cultural organisations participated in a grand 'Buddhist Fair' in Visakhapatnam. ANI

Inflation row heats up across India
Reeling under the spiraling prices of essential commodities, locals and activists from regional factions staged agitations in several parts of the country to protest the perceived inability of the central government in tackling inflation. ANI

We want budget session to function: Prakash Karat
Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat has stuck to its demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into 2G scam but said he did not want the Budget Session of Parliament to be stalled on the issue ANI

Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor to be model of bilateral ties: ex Japan PM
Former Japanese Prime Minister Yokio Hatoyama, who is on a two-day visit to India, has said the industrial corridor being executed between New Delhi and Mumbai would be a model of cooperation between both countries. ANI

Innobuzz Today Announced that it has Commenced it's Operations in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Currently, the Company has only launched its Flagship Training and Certification Program on Information Security and Ethical Hacking - CISE (Certified Information Security Expert). However, in near future, more Technical advanced Training Program on Network Security, Web Application Security, Exploit Development and Malware Analysis would be started as well Business Wire India

Drishti-Soft Launches Ameyo Chat 2.0
Taking the multimedia customer interactions to a new level, Drishti-Soft launches Ameyo Chat 2.0. This live chat capability is an in-built tool in their award-winning contact center solution - Ameyo. Offering collaboration within the team or mass online messaging (based on triggers/alerts/events) to the prospect/customer, Ameyo Chat 2.0 promises to be a value-add to the customer support services Business Wire India

Alok Kumar Bhadra appointed as Managing Director of NLC Nalco India
NLC Nalco, the world's largest sustainability services company, announced the appointment of Mr. Alok Kumar Bhadra, as the New Managing Director of NLC Nalco India. “India is the fifth largest economy in the world and is a critical part of the BRIC+ (Brazil, Russia, India, China and the Middle East) growth strategy for Nalco Company,” said Erik Fyrwald, Nalco Chairman and CEO Business Wire India

US Shopping Major Groupon Acquires
Popular International collective buying portal Groupon has acquired, one of the fastest growing online shopping brands in India. Groupon, a Chicago-based e-commerce website with presence in over 40 countries, is a great resource for bargain hunters and has been creating ripples in the e-commerce industry. Speaking on this occasion, Mr Business Wire India

India-Japan Global Partnership Summit (IJGPS) 2011 Announced
India Center Foundation, a non-partisan organization working as a catalyst in India’s nation building processes, today announced the India-Japan Global Partnership Summit 2011 in the presence of H.E. Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, former Prime Minister of Japan and Mr. Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister of India Business Wire India

Jagran Solutions Conducts On-ground Activation for AXN TV; New Show-“INDIA’s MINUTE TO WIN”
Jagran Solutions - India’s leading new age marketing agency that provides solutions for Brand Activation via Consumer Connect Strategies, conducted an extensive on-ground activation program for new show on AXN – ‘India’s Minute to Win it’. Through this campaign AXN wanted to give a sneak preview of what the show is going to be like to their target audience Business Wire India

Ecron Acunova CRO Expands its Clinical Research Centre for Drug Development
Ecron Acunova, a leading CRO with extensive operation in India and Europe announced expansion of their Mangalore Clinical Pharmacology Unit to a 80 bed facility. The Research Centre was dedicated by Dr. Ramdas M Pai, Chancellor, Manipal University. This expansion caters to the growing needs of its global clients in Pharmaco-Kinetic and Pharmaco Dynamic studies Business Wire India

CellStrat Launches Mobile Apps Conclave on January 21, 2011, in New Delhi
Mobile Apps Conclave – the conference organized by CellStrat is this Friday (21st Jan) at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The Conference is kicking into high gear this week with an overwhelming no of advance registrations pouring in from all over India. The star-studded speaker lineup and intuitive content on Mobile Apps and Web is fueling this keen interest in this event Business Wire India

An Open Letter to our Leaders
Mr Jamshyd Godrej, Justice Sam Variava, Prof Business Wire India

Airbus Audits EniT – India Engineering Centre
Airbus audited EniT solutions Pvt. Ltd, an Engineering Services company belonging to “EniT group”. Airbus management team comprising of purchase, technical, IT infrastructure and Quality from Toulouse, Germany and India visited EniT – India campus Business Wire India

HCL Infosystems Bags Order from Keltron for IT@School Project by the Government of Kerala
Business Wire India, a Comprehensive One-Stop Investment Website Launched
In a bid to empower investors with timely and accurate information, a free comprehensive one-stop investment website was launched here on Jan 15th, 2011. Developed by three determined entrepreneurs, has signed up with Reuters to provide the latest business-related news and with Capital Markets to publish relevant financial information Business Wire India

Canon takes over Océ operations in India
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Cummins India Limited Receives Five Coveted Awards from Frost & Sullivan
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BMW X1 is India’s Most ‘Liked’ Car
Auto classifieds site and India’s largest auto enthusiast community,, ,has adjudged the BMW X1 as the winner of India’s first social car of the year award - IndiMoto Most ‘Liked’ Car of the Year 2011. ( The enthusiasts casted their votes by simply clicking on the ‘Like’ button of their favourite car’s image Business Wire India

Annik Technology Services Launches “Subscription Model” for SurveyFlashToolsSM
SurveyFlashToolsSM , winner of the 2010 MRS/ASC Technology Effectiveness Award, today announced their new “Unlimited Usage Model” which is aimed towards high volume users by offering unlimited usage of interactive online survey tools over a specified time Business Wire India

IndianOil and LanzaTech Sign MOU for Fuel Grade Ethanol Technology
IndianOil, India’s flagship petroleum major, and LanzaTech, a leading clean energy technology company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration in a technology demonstration that will enable IndianOil to produce fuel grade ethanol. Business Wire India

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