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'Reclaiming black money from abroad is our main priority': Congress
Asserting that all measures have been taken by the government to resolve the simmering issue, Congress spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed on Thursday said it was pertinent to reclaim black money stashed away in foreign banks. ANI

'I am still the Vice Chancellor of Dar-ul-Uloom', claims Maulana Vastanvi
Maulana Gulam Mohammad Vastanvi, who stirred a controversy with his remarks on Gujarat, on Thursday said he has not resigned as Vice Chancellor of Dar-ul-Uloom, and reiterated that he is still the head of the varsity. ANI

Nepal President arrives on a ten-day state visit to India
Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav arrived here on Thursday evening on a ten-day state visit. ANI

Rahul Gandhi in favour of direct election for Youth Congress
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday indicated major changes in the set up of the Youth Congress and party's students organization National Students' Union of India (NSUI), saying the office-bearers would now be elected directly by members of these organisations. ANI

Jairam Ramesh hopes for second home for Asiatic Lions
Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday pressed Gujarat to part with some of its lions, asserting that they should be translocated and have a second home in Madhya Pradesh. ANI

BJP believes in confrontations on communal lines: Digvijay Singh
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over its recent flag-hoisting rally said the party believes in confrontations on communal lines. ANI

Tamil Nadu fishermen protest against killings by Lankan navy
Thousands of fishermen staged a demonstration here on Thursday to protest against the recent killing of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy. ANI

Kumaraswamy accuses top BJP leadership of backing Yeddyurappa
Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday accused the senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of backing Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, who is facing charges of corruption and nepotism. ANI

Krishna concerned over fate of Indian students enrolled at sham US University
External Affairs S. M. Krishna on Thursday expressed concern over the fate of Indian students enrolled at an American university that was shut down on charges of visa fraud. ANI

Tableau artists, tribal guests call on Vice President Ansari
The tableau artists and tribal guests, who participated in the 62nd Republic Day parade on Wednesday called on Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari here today. ANI

Nepal President to arrive in India
Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav will arrive here this evening on a ten-day state visit. ANI

Sushma Swaraj to challenge Govt. on CVC appointment in court
Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, on Thursday said she would be filing an affidavit before the Supreme Court giving her point of view on the controversial appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) PJ Thomas. ANI

Jaipal Reddy holds emergency meeting to discuss oil adulteration issue
Union Petroleum Minister Jaipal Reddy on Thursday chaired an emergency meeting to discuss the oil adulteration issue and to chart out a course of action to root out the oil mafia. ANI

Bihar's anti-corruption drive: Declare assets or go without salary, says Nitish
In an attempt to weed out corruption, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has decided to withhold salaries of officials and employees who fail to declare assets held in their name and names of their kin. ANI

Supreme Court asks Govt. to disclose real faces behind black money
Talking tough on the black money issue, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Government what action it had taken against individuals and firms having foreign accounts. ANI

Women in Maoist-affected Bihar village form cooperatives
Women in Barorah village, one of the Maoist-affected areas of Bihar have formed cooperatives to earn their livelihood. ANI

Jaunpur school principal sets herself afire alleging sexual harassment
A school principal set herself on fire outside the residence of the school manager in Shahganj locality of Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur city on Thursday, accusing him of sexually harassing her. ANI

Indians in Australia waiting eagerly for PM Manmohan Singh's visit
Indians living in Australia are waiting eagerly for the visit of Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. ANI

Father of Maoist abducted policeman plead for safe release
S. C. Dubey, father of one of the five abducted policemen of Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) pleaded for the safe release of all the police officials abducted by the Maoists. ANI

Rahul Gandhi in Nagpur on three-day Maharashtra tour
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday arrived in Nagpur on his three-day visit to Maharashtra to take stock of the Youth Congress membership drive in the state. ANI

Maoists kill villager in Jhargram
A highly decomposed body of a villager, allegedly killed by Maoists, was recovered by locals from a deep pit in West Bengal's Jhargram district. ANI

Shahnawaz Hussain supports Vastanvi
Reacting on the resignation of Vice-Chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband University Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shahnawaz Hussain has said the Central government or the people who do not believe in the fact that Gujarat is peaceful should prove it. ANI

Memorial for 2001 Gujarat earthquake: State Government wants victims to contribute
As India observed the 10th anniversary of 2001 Gujarat earthquake, the relatives of the victims seemed to be unhappy over the fact that the state government wanted them to contribute financially in the construction of a memorial park. ANI

Sonawane killing: Maharashtra gazetted officers go on strike
Gazetted officers across Maharashtra are on strike in protest against the brutal killing of Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane at Manmad in Maharashtra. ANI

Parliament paralysed: Ruling party, opposition must end impasse- Corrected
Over six decades after Independence, the Parliament in India is lying completely paralysed and no one knows as of now, how to end the deadlock between the government and the opposition. ANI

Supreme Court to hear PIL seeking CVC Thomas removal
The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear a PIL challenging Central Vigilance Commissioner PJ Thomas' appointment and seeking his removal. ANI

BJP Telecom Consumer Cell Fights Against Nuisance SMSs/Calls
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s newly constituted Telecom Consumer Cell has announced the launch of a campaign against the menace of unsolicited text SMSs and automated voice calls. Sanjay Bhalla, the National Convener of the BJP Telecom Consumer Cell submitted BJP’s memorandum of demands related to this issue to Dr JS Sarma, Chairperson of TRAI, today Business Wire India Participates in 3rd National Conference on Digital Commerce
• Organised by IAMAI and eBay, the Conference highlights the key issues, challenges and opportunities of e-commerce in India • Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO,, shares how Digital Commerce has come of age • Over 350 delegates attend the Conference While internet has shrunken the world, its by-product Digital Commerce has completely changed the business landscape Business Wire India

Organizations Speed Business Results with New Appliances from HP and Microsoft
HP and Microsoft Corp. today announced a portfolio of four new converged application appliances that fuse applications, infrastructure and productivity tools into a single system. These solutions help organizations optimize employee productivity and decision-making, while simplifying the delivery of applications for IT Business Wire India

KALAMANDIR KALA APSARA - The Calendar 2011 Launch by Ram Gopal Varma
Following the tradition Kalamandir presents to you the stylish subtleness of woman's moods in its finest ever “ Kala Apsara” – The Calendar 2011 this year which reflects the modern Apsara – The modern woman who has traveled a long way since evolution and is breaking new barriers in the history human evolution Business Wire India Publishes its Unaudited Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2010 and its Statements of Earnings for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2010
In compliance with the NASDAQ Rule 5250(c)(2), which requires that each foreign private issuer with securities listed on the NASDAQ distribute interim financial information within six months following the end of such foreign private issuer's second fiscal quarter, Rediff Business Wire India

HOV Services, Ltd Announces Third Quarter and Nine Months Fiscal 2010-11 Results; Declares 3rd Interim Dividend of Rs. 2/- Per Equity Share to its Shareholders
HOV Services Ltd (BSE: 532761, NSE: HOVS), India’s top tier BPS company today announced consolidated result for the third quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2010. The company’s board of directors in the meeting also declares 3rd interim dividend of Rs. 2/- per equity share of Rs. 10/- each for the FY 2010-11 Business Wire India

Cisco: Cybercriminals Shifting Focus From Windows PCs to Non-Windows Systems and Mobile Platforms
In a major cybercrime turning point, scammers have begun shifting their focus away from Windows-based PCs to other operating systems and platforms, including smart phones, tablet computers, and mobile platforms in general, according to the network security. Key Highlights • Spam: 2010 marks the first year of declining spam volume in the history of the Internet Business Wire India

Mahindra & Mahindra Limited Receives Two Coveted Awards from Frost & Sullivan
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited received two coveted Awards from Frost & Sullivan in the Diesel Generators (Gensets) Segment, for being the “Most Preferred Genset Brand Telecom (Cell-site) Segment” and the “Best Bang for Buck in the Indian Genset Market” in 2010 Business Wire India

MediaTek Aims to become the Best Mobile Chipset Partner of Indian Mobile Manufacturers
MediaTek India, the Indian subsidiary of the Taiwan based, MediaTek Inc., one of the Top 5 fabless semiconductor companies in the world for wireless communications, aims to become the most reliable mobile chipset partner in Indian market by working closely with handset manufacturers and operators Business Wire India

R Systems Announces Acquisition of Computaris International Limited
R Systems International Limited (NSE: RSYSTEMS), one of the leading providers of outsourced product development, technical and customer support services, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of 100% shares of Computaris International Limited, a U.K. based Software Company engaged in the telecom sector Business Wire India

Visa Launches 2011 Privileges Program for Premium Cardholders
Visa today announced the launch of its 2011 Premium Access program for Visa Infinite, Visa Signature and Visa Platinum cardholders in India Business Wire India

MEF Outreach Underlines India’s Global Role
India’s growing strength in the global business landscape was underlined today by Kevin Vachon, COO of the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum). Speaking in advance of the MEF’s Ethernet Business Services Seminar in Bangalore, he spoke of the dramatic growth in Ethernet services across the world as providers embraced the flexibility, performance and cost advantages of Carrier Ethernet Business Wire India

New FDA Testing Method for Labsphere Sunscreen UV Transmittance Analyser
Labsphere, maker of the UV-2000S Transmittance Analyser for Sunscreens, has developed a new software routine allowing sunscreens to be characterised per the latest global in-vitro testing standards. This addition, available immediately, to the analyser’s software anticipates the release by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its final rule for in-vitro sunscreen testing Business Wire India

Jaz-SPL Scripting Language Increases Power Ocean Optics Jaz Modular Spectrometer
Now available for Ocean Optics’ Jaz modular sensing system, Jaz Scripting Language (Jaz-SPL), enables users to customize spectrometer data acquisition, processing and export functions. Jaz is a family of stackable components that share common electronics and communications Business Wire India

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