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India concerned over radio collaring of Indian students of closed US varsity
India on Saturday said that it is seriously concerned over the United States' decision of making some Indian students of the California-based Tri Valley University (TVU) wear radio collars around their ankles. ANI

Karnataka has the most transparent corrupt government, alleges Moily
Union Law and Justice Minister Veerappa Moily on Saturday said that the present Karnataka government headed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the "most transparent corrupt government" in the country. ANI

Toxic gas leak claims three lives in Uttar Pradesh
At least three people died and several others were hospitalized when toxic gas leaked from a chemical factory in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi district on Saturday. ANI

Centre taking all measures to reclaim black money stashed in foreign banks: Moily
Union Law and Justice Minister Veerappa Moily on Saturday said that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is taking all measures to reclaim black money stashed away in banks abroad. ANI

Miss Universe, Sanjana Jon extend support to stop female foeticide in India
Ximena Navarrete, the reigning Miss Universe, and Sanjana Jon, an international fashion designer, have urged people to stop female foeticide through the 'Miss Universe-Sanjana Jon Tour'. ANI

Menacing pirate mother vessel neutralized by Indian Navy and Coast Guard
In a well coordinated and jointly conducted operation, the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard intercepted Prantalay, a pirate mother vessel which was being used by Somali pirates since April last year, for piracy at various locations in the Arabian Sea. ANI

Residence of Karmapa Lama's personal secretary raided in Dharamsala
Himachal Pradesh Police raided the residence of Gompo Tsering, the personal secretary of Tibetan leader Karmapa Lama here on Saturday. ANI

Chinese fifth-grader's poem requesting break from homework sparks debate
A fifth-grader in China is said to have sparked a debate on child education after she wrote a poem to her mother requesting a break from the burden of homework assignments. ANI

Eighth Aero India 2011 - International Seminar to be held in Bangalore
The eighth Aero India 2011 - International Seminar conducted will held at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) Convention Centre here from February 7 to 9, as a prelude to the 'Aero India 2011 Exposition'. ANI

Orissa Police arrest CRPF official for spying for Maoists
Orissa Police have taken an official of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) into their custody for spying for the Maoists. ANI

Licenses will be delinked from spectrum in new telecom policy: Sibal
Union Minister for Communication and Information Technology Kapil Sibal on Saturday announced a new policy that marks a 'directional shift' from previous dispensations by delinking spectrum allocation with licensing. ANI

China 'on verge of stem cell breakthrough'
China is on the verge of achieving a breakthrough in stem cell research, says a top scientist in the field. ANI

Mamata Banerjee will become first woman CM of Bengal, says survey by politicsparty.com
Mamata Banerjee will become the first woman chief minister of West Bengal with her party the Trinamool Congress (TMC) winning the 2011 assembly elections convincingly, according to politicsparty.com. ANI

CBI registers case in Adarsh housing scam
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday registered a case against some retired Army officials and bureaucrats of Maharashtra Government in connection with the controversial Adarsh Housing Society scam in Mumbai. ANI

BSF seizes heroin worth 200 million dollars in Ferozepur
Paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have confirmed seizing four kilograms of heroin worth 200 million dollars in the international market. ANI

'Black money should be brought back': Rahul Gandhi
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Saturday demanded strict action against those involved in the black money controversy, and said the nation needs to ensure that people's money remains in India itself. ANI

Haryana villagers evacuated after chlorine gas leak
The Haryana administration on Saturday evacuated people from two villages after they detected a chlorine gas leak at a nearby factory. ANI

Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant to join national grid in April
Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) chief Ali Akbar Salehi has said the country's Bushehr nuclear power plant is to join the national power grid in early April. ANI

BJP accuses UP Govt. of failing to maintain law and order
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Government in Uttar Pradesh of failing miserably in maintaining law and order. ANI

Rahul Gandhi shocked by Sonawane killing
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Saturday expressed shock over the burning alive of Additional District Collector Yashwant Sonawane in Manmad, Maharashtra. ANI

Surat textile industry workers return home following closure of factories
Textile industry workers in Gujarat's Surat city are returning to their hometowns, after factories where they were employed closed down following a labourers strike over better wages and other facilities. ANI

Indo-Australia art symposium begins in Delhi
In an effort to bolster bilateral cultural relations with Australia, an art symposium has been organised here, showcasing unique creations of both Indian and Australian artists. ANI

TripAdvisor Unveils Highly Unrecommended List of Hotels in India
Centaur Hotel IGI Airport, New Delhi voted the worst amongst the dirtiest hotels for three consecutive years!, in India as well as Asia TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest and most popular travel site , with more than 40 million monthly visitors, today unveiled the list of India’s Dirtiest Hotels in 2010 , according to reviews by millions of real travellers Business Wire India

WNS Wins the Golden Peacock National Quality Award – 2011
The Institute of Directors, a non-profit apex association of company directors committed to improving the competitiveness of Indian Business, has awarded WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), the Golden Peacock National Quality Award for the year 2011, for its excellence in delivering transformational and cutting-edge outsourcing solutions Business Wire India

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