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India asks Australia to revisit its uranium supply policy
As External Affairs Minister S M Krishna embarks on his two-day visit to Australia beginning tomorrow, New Delhi expects that Canberra should re look into its policy of not supplying uranium to India, which is not the signatory of Non Proliferation treaty. ANI

Badaun court orders registration of FIR against Azam Khan on Kashmir remarks
A local court here on Tuesday directed the police to register an FIR against Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on the charge of sedition for his controversial remarks on Kashmir. ANI

Krishna to visit Australia tomorrow, uranium sale on agenda
External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna will visit Australia on Wednesday on a three-day visit to attend the third round of the framework dialogue with his Australian counterpart Kevin Rudd. ANI

Apt action will be taken in Adarsh scam: Pallam Raju
Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju on Tuesday said appropriate action will be taken against all those held guilty as per the findings of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Adarsh Housing society scam. ANI

Pawar distances himself from price rise
Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday distanced himself from the price rise, and said his ministry only looked after the production of rice, wheat, pulses, sugarcane and oil seeds. ANI

'Khap' bans jeans, mobile phones for girls in Uttar Pradesh village
A 'khap' or self-styled caste council in Bhenswal village of Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district has given orders to ban girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones, as they claim it invites unwanted attention for girls. ANI

India targets Pak for pursuing terrorism
India has hit out at Pakistan for pursuing terrorism as an instrument of state policy, and said such an approach is flawed and self-defeating. ANI

Tribals showcase traditional handicrafts in Kochi
Tribals of Kerala have recently showcased their traditional handicrafts and handlooms at a weeklong exhibition in Kochi. ANI

Indian Govt. says action against wife-beating diplomat will be taken as per law
India on Tuesday made it clear that appropriate action will be taken against diplomat Anil Verma, who faces allegations of wife-beating under the laws of the land. ANI

Tourists flock to Kaziranga National Park
India's famous Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam has created a niche for itself, as thousands of tourists thronged the wildlife sanctuary most famous for the one-horned rhinoceros. ANI

Tunnel worker trapped in Udaipur, rescue operations on
Rescue operations are on in full swing to save a pump operator trapped in a 90-metre-deep tunnel for the last five days in Rajasthan's Udaipur city. ANI

NHAI, UKTI sign agreement for trade, investment in 'Roads and Highways Sector'
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) have signed an agreement on cooperation for trade and investment in the 'Roads and Highways Sector' in India. ANI

Police kill two Maoists, arrest six in Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh Police gunned down two Maoists and arrested six in Bijapur district on Tuesday. ANI

Adarsh scam: Maha Governor makes reference to Supreme Court for Tiwari's suspension
Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Tuesday made a reference to the Supreme Court for suspension of Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari for his alleged role in the Adarsh Housing Society scam in Mumbai. ANI

Girls in Rajouri get arms training to fight militants
Girls in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district are being imparted special arms training by the paramilitary 63 Rashtriya Rifles to counter militancy in the State. ANI

India to produce 20,000 MW of solar power by 2022
The Government of India has set an ambitious target of 20,000 Megawatts of solar power by 2022. ANI

Banda rape case: Krishna Tirath calls for harsh punishment for accused lawmaker
Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath on Tuesday asked for stern judicial proceedings and severe punishment for Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Purushottam Naresh Dwivedi involved in the rape of a teenaged dalit girl in Uttar Pradesh's Banda District. ANI

Cabinet reshuffle expected in next 24 hours
A reshuffle of the Union Cabinet is expected in the next 24 hours, according to informed sources. ANI

Black money stashed abroad: Gadkari asks Centre to reveal names
Barely 48 hours after senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani took on the Manmohan Singh-led Central Government over illegal money in foreign banks, BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday renewed the demand, and asked the Centre to make public the names of Indians who have stashed unaccounted money in Swiss banks. ANI

Gadkari slams Centre over appointment of Thomas as CVC
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre for defending the appointment of P.J. Thomas as Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC). ANI

Rahul Gandhi arrives in Lucknow with huge security
Following the controversy that there was a security breach during Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's recent visit to Uttar Pradesh, close to a hundred policemen and a vehicle armed against riots escorted him when he arrived here today on a two-day visit. ANI

Time to call off the separatist bogey (Analysis)
The cold wave in Kashmir, with the temperature going south, icy winds and snowfall does not leave much scope for physical activity ANI

Kashmir interlocutors meet opposition leaders in Jammu
Aiming to reach out to all political parties active in Jammu and Kashmir, the three-member panel of Kashmir interlocutors appointed by the Central Government met senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jammu. ANI

Manmohan Singh discusses Maoist issue with civil society members
Seeking to find plausible measures to curtail rampant Maoist extremism in the country, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, met a delegation of academics, artistes and intellectuals here and discussed the issue. ANI

Bombay High Court wants CBI probe on Adarsh scam within two weeks
The Bombay High Court has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to complete its probe into Mumbai's Adarsh housing society scam in two weeks. ANI

Manmohan Singh discusses Cabinet reshuffle with Sonia Gandhi
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi amid speculation that a reshuffle of the Union Council of Ministers is on the cards later this week. ANI

Airfare to rise along with fuel price, says Praful Patel
Aviation Minister Praful Patel has clearly stated that if the fuel price rises, then the airfare would also rise and the government would not allow exorbitant fares to be charged at any cost by airlines company. ANI

Dalai Lama should not retire, say Tibetans
Urging Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, to reconsider his decision to retire, Samdhong Rinpoche, Prime Minister in-exile of Tibet has said the Dalai Lama should not take complete retirement till their cause of Tibetan autonomy is achieved. ANI

India has recovered faster than others, claims Pranab Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said India had been fortunate in surviving the global financial crisis without major disruptions and had recovered its growth momentum much faster than others. ANI

Environment Ministry to submit Lavasa housing project report
The Ministry of Environment is expected to file its reply on Lavasa housing project before the Bombay High Court today. ANI

Navi Mumbai Indian Oil depot fire under control
A massive fire that engulfed the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) depot in Navi Mumbai last night was doused after eight hours. ANI

India, ADB ink loan pact for clean energy project in Himachal Pradesh
The Government of India has signed a loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for 208 million dollars for Tranche 3 of this Investment programme titled 'Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Development Investment Program'. ANI

Creating Wealth from Waste in Uttarakhand
One of the most enduring images of the hilly regions in northern India is the ubitiqous 'Pine' trees that cover the undulating landscape. Yes there are several other trees in the area, the 'deodhar', the silver oak but somehow the pine predominates. There is a flip side to the pretty picture that greets the visitor to the hills. Called ' Cheed' in the local language, it is the bane of the area. ANI India Limited Schedules Third Quarter Ended December 31, 2010 Earnings Results Conference Call for January 25, 2011 India Limited (Nasdaq: REDF), one of the premier worldwide online providers of news, information, communication, entertainment, mobile and shopping services, will release its results for the Third Quarter ended December 31, 2010 at 8.00 am ET (5:00 am Pacific Time / 6:30 pm India Time) on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. In conjunction with this release, Rediff Business Wire India

Microsoft Launches Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Cloud Service in India
Microsoft India today announced the launch of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, the cloud version of the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 release that delivers new levels of productivity to sales, service and marketing organizations. Specifically to meet the requirements of the local customers in India, ‘Hindi’ version of the application has also been introduced Business Wire India

BSE in Association with Dalal Street Investment Journal Launches - Stock Market Challenge
Understanding that the most effective learning approach is via practical and simulation techniques, BSE’s, BSE Training Institute Ltd. associated with DSIJ Ltd. (Dalal Street Investment Journal) to present A Stock Simulation Learning Tool – A Stock Market Challenge Game Business Wire India

AKAI unveils India’s first Triple GSM Phone ‘Trio’
AKAI Mobiles, a division of one of the largest Japanese Consumer Electronics brand, AKAI India, announced the launch of their first triple SIM phone ‘Trio’. After the launch of range of dual SIM phones , the mobile giant has launched India’s first triple SIM, triple standby (GSM+GSM +GSM) phone t with multimedia features at affordable price tag of Rs. 3295/-. TRIO-ID Business Wire India

Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited Receives two coveted awards from Frost & Sullivan: “Most Preferred Brand in the Manufacturing / Process Industry Segment (upto 250 KVA) & Customer Service Support Leadership (Below 250KVA), 2010
Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited received two coveted awards from Frost & Sullivan in the Diesel Generators (Gensets) segment for being the “Most Preferred Brand in the Manufacturing / Process Industry Segment - upto 250 KVA” & for the “Customer Service Support Leadership -below 250KVA” for the year 2010 Business Wire India

Max New York Life Launches ‘FLEXI Fortune’
Max New York Life Insurance today, launched ‘FLEXI Fortune’, a unit-linked insurance plan that offers consumers the flexibility to customise the plan as per their needs through choice of policy tenure, life cover multiple and fund options Business Wire India Partners with Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) for Travel Search has partnered with Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) for enabling a flights & hotels search engine on the IGIA website Business Wire India

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