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Rajasthan ATS takes custody of Swami Aseemanand
The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Rajasthan on Saturday took Samjhauta Express train blast accused Swami Aseemanand in its custody in connection with the 2007 Ajmer Dargah attack case. ANI

Chandrababu Naidu criticizes Central Government over inflation, petrol price hike
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday criticized the Central Government over rising inflation and petrol price hike. ANI

Mamata Banerjee meets Sonia Gandhi to discuss petrol price hike
Union Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee on Saturday met United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath in the national capital. ANI

Yeddyurappa says he won't quit as Karnataka Chief Minister
Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Saturday said that he would not step down from his post despite the sanction for his prosecution by Governor H.R. Bhardwaj. ANI

CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta criticizes Central Government over price hike
Expressing concern over the nationwide hike in the prices of essential food commodities, the senior Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta criticized the Central Government on Saturday for 'failing' to curtail the surging inflation. ANI

Sukhna land scam: Court martialled Lieutenant General P.K. Rath loses rank
Lieutenant General P.K. Rath, who was found guilty in the Sukhna land scam by an Army Court in New Delhi, was on Saturday handed down a sentence including a two-year seniority loss and forfeiture of 15 years of service for pension purposes. ANI

Development initiatives begin in Maoist-affected Bihar's village
In an initiative to integrate the village into the mainstream and stave off insurgency, several development projects are underway in the Maoist-affected Sikaria village in Bihar's Jehanabad district. ANI

Heliskiing lures skiers in Jammu and Kashmir
Heliskiing, or using helicopters to reach less accessible skiing trails, has been luring skiers to Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir, boosting tourism in the region. ANI

President Patil launches 2011 'Pulse Polio' campaign
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Saturday administered polio vaccine drops to seven children at the Rashtrapati Bhawan to launch the National Pulse Polio Programme for 2011. ANI

Karnataka Law Minister promises a plan of action
Karnataka Law Minister S. Suresh Kumar on Saturday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would come out with a plan of action after assessing the Governor HR Bhardwaj' documents of the land scam charges levelled at Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa. ANI

Two debt-ridden farmers commit suicide in Madhya Pradesh
Two debt-ridden farmers have committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh's Chhattarpur district after their harvest was destroyed due to lack of water and severe cold. ANI

Punjab herbal firm claims to have found cure for HIV/AIDS
A herbal company in Punjab, Nixon Biotech Private Limited, has claimed to have found a herbal cure for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). ANI

Moily backs Karnataka Governor Bharadwaj's action
Backing Karnataka Governor H R Bharadwaj for sanctioning prosecution of Chief Minister B S Yeddyruppa, Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily on Saturday said corruption and nepotism is on record in the state. ANI

Delhi Chief Secretary has seen review about monorail project: Sheila Dikshit
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday said that a presentation of the much awaited monorail project has been sent to Delhi Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta, and decision would soon be taken. ANI

'Let the Bullets Fly' to smash box office record for Chinese films
Chinese film director Jiang Wen's latest flick 'Let the Bullets Fly' is set to break box office record for Chinese films. ANI

Moradabad factory develops gas leak, seven hospitalized
Seven women workers were hospitalised after a toffee-manufacturing factory sprung a gas leak in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad district. ANI

Maharashtra s*x workers get their own community radio
Commercial s*x workers in Maharashtra now have the opportunity to express themselves and discuss their issues using a community radio. ANI

Karnataka ministers march to Raj Bhavan over Yeddyurappa's prosecution
An eight-member ministerial team on Saturday staged a march to Raj Bhavan demanding that Karnataka Governor H S Bhardwaj provide them a copy of the order according sanction for prosecuting Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa. ANI

Maoists allege that Government wants to capture natural resources
At a public meeting in Jharkhand's Palamu district Maoists alleged that the Central government wants to capture natural resources such as water, forest and land. ANI

Jaipur literay festival begin
Literature lovers from across the country are visiting the annual Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) that began here on Friday to meet and interact with renowned literary personalities of the world. ANI

Chidambaram says BJP's Karnataka shutdown call is unacceptable
Slamming Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its shutdown call in Karnataka to protest against Governor HR Bhardwaj's sanction for prosecution of Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said it is not correct and is totally unacceptable. ANI

Karnataka shuts down over Yeddyurappa's prosecution
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for a statewide shutdown in Karnataka today to protest against Governor HR Bhardwaj's sanction for prosecution of Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa. ANI

Volkswagen Group India achieves impressive sales growth of 180.7 per cent in 2010
Pune, Jan 22(ANI-Business Wire India): Volkswagen Group continued its success story in India with the company delivering its best sales figures in the Indian market since its entry. ANI

Metropoils Launched First Studio Apartment with Shopping Mall in Amritsar
• Unique blend of Living and Shopping • Assured returns (Monthly rental) • Also coming up with Hotel Radisson in Amritsar, Punjab's first Five Star Deluxe Hotel spread over 4 acres One of the emerging real estate companies of India Metropolis Landholdings in association with Expertise India has launched their ambitious project Metropolis Tower-Amritsar Business Wire India

Astral Poly Technik delivers Robust Topline & PAT Growth of 45 % and 34% respectively in Q-3
Astral Poly Technik Ltd., leaders in manufacturing of CPVC pipes & fittings announced the financial results for the Quarter ended on 31st December , 2010. Overview of Q3 FY 2010 v/s Q3 FY 2009 • Company’s sales from operations has increased by 45%, to Rs.98.49 Crore for the FY 2010 (Q-3) as against Rs. 67.81 Crore in FY 2009 (Q-3). • PBT has increased by 32% to Rs. 9 Business Wire India

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