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Tiwari challenges High Court order of DNA test in paternity suit
Former Andhra Pradesh Governor and veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari on Monday approached the Delhi High Court challenging its order directing him to undergo DNA test on a paternity suit filed by lawyer Rohit Shekhar, who is claiming to be his biological son. ANI

Bihar CM criticizes BJP's 'Tiranga Yatra'
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday pulled up the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over its plans to hoist the national flag at the historic Lal Chowk in Srinagar on January 26. ANI

Chhattisgarh HC permits EU team to witness proceedings on Sen's appeal
The Chhattisgarh High Court on Monday permitted a delegation of European Union observers to witness proceedings on Human Rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen's appeal against his life term in a sedition case. ANI

Antony assures funds for modernization of military hospitals
Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday assured that there would be no funds constraint for the modernization of 'Armed Forces Hospitals'. ANI

Relatives of jailed MLA ask Mayawati to intervene in Banda rape case
Relatives and supporters of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Purushottam Naresh Dwivedi, who is currently in prison on charges of raping a minor Dalit girl on Monday asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati to intervene into the matter, and said that the complaint against him is a conspiracy. ANI

Indonesian President arrives in Delhi on three-day state visit
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono arrived here on Monday on a three-day state visit, during which he will participate in this year's Republic Day parade as the chief guest. ANI

BJP top brass stopped at Jammu Airport ahead of 'Ekta Yatra'
Ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 'Ekta Yatra', senior party leaders Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and Ananth Kumar were on Monday not allowed to leave Jammu Airport. ANI

Mukherjee presents presidential awards for Customs, Central Excise officers
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented the presidential awards to the officers of the Customs and Central Excise and Directorate of Enforcement here today. ANI

Naga leaders agree for 'mutually acceptable' settlement with Centre
Leaders of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) Isak Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah have agreed to work out a 'mutually acceptable' settlement with the Central Government to resolve their differences. ANI

We do not have anything to eat, says victim of Assam ethnic clashes
Victims of ethnic clashes between Assam and Meghalaya pled for help as they complained of lack of basic necessities in relief camps. ANI

CEC Quraishi expresses concern over paid news in elections
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dr. S.Y. Quraishi on Monday terming paid news as a complex problem, said that it could be addressed by self-regulation by media and political parties. ANI

J-K border with Punjab, HP sealed to stop BJP's 'Ekta Yatra'
The Jammu and Kashmir Government has sealed its borders with Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to prevent the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth wing from entering the state. ANI

President Patil to address nation on eve of Republic Day tomorrow
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will address the nation on Tuesday on the eve of the 62nd Republic Day. ANI

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on Radia tapes
The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Central Government on a plea for disclosure of the entire contents of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia's conversation with politicians, journalists and corporate tycoons, which were tapped by the government authorities. ANI

Krishna condoles demise of Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has deeply condoled the passing away of Bharat Ratna Hindustani classical vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. ANI

PM condoles demise of vocalist Bhimsen Joshi
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has condoled the demise of legendary vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. ANI

Security enhanced along Pakistan border ahead of Republic Day
Security forces have beefed up security in Jammu and Kashmir along Pakistan border ahead of the Republic Day. ANI

Pro-talk ULFA faction slams Paresh Barua
The pro-talks faction of the militant United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has condemned a video released by the anti-talks faction of the outfit. ANI

Karnataka crisis: BJP leaders meet President Patil
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by senior leader LK Advani met President Pratibha Patil on Monday and sought the removal of Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj. ANI

Two daring naval raids may change tactics to fight Somali pirates
Two daring raids by naval commandoes of South Korea and Malaysia against Somali pirates show that some the navies operating in the area are taking a harder line in order to check the the rise of lawlessness off the east coast of Africa. ANI

Seven militants arrested in Imphal
Manipur police have arrested seven militants along with huge cache of arms and ammunitions here. ANI

Maoists better equipped than civil police: Prakash Karat
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said the Maoists are better equipped than the civil police in terms of weapons. ANI

Chhattisgarh HC to hear Binayak Sen bail plea
The Chhattisgarh High Court today will hear a petition for the suspension of sentence and grant of bail of Human Rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen on Monday. ANI

Income Tax officials raid residences of Bollywood actresses Katrina and Priyanka
Income Tax officials raided the houses of Bollywood actresses Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra this morning. ANI

Bharat Ratna Bhimsen Joshi passes away
Veteran vocalist and Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi passed away this morning at Pune's Sahyandri Hospital after a prolonged illness. He was 89. ANI

Geometric Declares Revenues of Rs. 1,632.02 Mn up 7.4% Q-o-Q and 28.6% Y-o-Y
Geometric Ltd. (BSE: 532312, NSE: GEOMETRIC) today announced its Q3 FY 2010-2011 financial results. Highlights for quarter ended December 31, 2010 • Dollar revenues increase to USD 36.25 Mn, a Q-o-Q rise of 10.5% and Y-o-Y rise of 33.6% • Net profit rises to Rs. 152.73 Mn, Q-o-Q growth of 10 Business Wire India

India’s Largest Daily Deal Website, has enabled Savings of over Rs. 5 crores for its Customers, Since Inception, one of India’s fastest growing e-commerce websites, which is already among the top 40 websites of India, in terms of traffic, has now been able to save more than Rs. 5 crores for its customers Business Wire India

Frost & Sullivan bestows JITF Urban Infrastructure Ltd. with the 2010 Waste to Energy Deal of the Year Award in the Indian Municipal Waste to Energy Market
JITF Urban Infrastructure Ltd. received the Frost & Sullivan - Waste to Energy Deal of the Year Award in the Indian Municipal Waste to Energy Market for the year 2010 Business Wire India

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