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Govt. successfully neutralized terror modules: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that the government continued to build capacity and successfully neutralised a number of terror modules in the country. ANI

Significant improvement in J-K law and order situation after visit of all-party delegation: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that there has been a significant improvement in the law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir after the visit of the all-party parliamentary delegation and the appointment of interlocutors. ANI

Citibank fraud: Gurgaon Police registers FIR against Citi Group CEO Pandit
Gurgaon Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against Citi Group CEO Vikram Pandit and ten other officials in the cheating case worth around Rs. 300-crore pulled off by suspended Citibank manager Shivraj Puri, who worked at the bank's Gurgaon branch. ANI

Jhansi farmers protest against government's land acquisition
Scores of farmers staged a protest in Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi city on Tuesday to protest against the government's acquisition of their lands. ANI

Security forces gun down a Maoist in West Midnapore encounter
Security forces gunned down a Maoist and injured another during an encounter at Kankardara village in Lalgarh region of West Bengal's West Midnapore District on Tuesday. ANI

Mufti slams J-K Govt. for failing to provide basic infrastructure to people
People's Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti criticizing the Omar Abdullah Government, on Tuesday said the quality of life has deteriorated in the last two years due to the government's inefficiency in providing basic infrastructure to the people. ANI

PDP supporters slam Abdullah Govt. over inflation
Supporters of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) staged a protest against the State Government here on Tuesday to protest over the rising prices of essential commodities. ANI

Sikhs call off protest against Maken after his apology
Sikhs called off a protest against Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken here on Tuesday after he apologized to them for releasing a poster in which he was shown along with the other revered gurus. ANI

Coastal security has become 'immediate agenda' of Govt., says Antony
Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday said coastal security has become the 'immediate agenda' of the government in the light of the pirate attacks on ships following which patrolling has been intensified along vulnerable areas by the Navy and Coast Guard. ANI

Foreign Minister Krishna to visit Afghanistan
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will be paying a two-day visit to Kabul beginning on Saturday at the invitation of his Afghan counterpart Zalmai Rassoul. ANI

Citibank fraud: Gurgaon Police summons Puri's parents for interrogation
Gurgaon Police has summoned suspended Citibank manager Shivraj Puri's parents for questioning in the cheating case worth around Rs. 300 crore. ANI

Bofors case: Delhi Court adjourns hearing till Jan. 6
A lower court in Delhi on Tuesday adjourned till Thursday the hearing of the Bofors payoff case closure plea by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). ANI

Security of Palace on Wheels adequate, assures Railways
Security on board the Palace on Wheels, India's luxurious tourist train, has been beefed up following intelligence inputs indicated a possible terror threat. ANI

Digvijay Singh seeks apology from media, critics after producing Karkare phone call records
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday demanded an apology from certain sections of the media and his right-wing critics after urnishing all proofs of his conversation with former ATS chief Hemant Karkare hours before he was shot dead by Pakistani terrorists in November 2008. ANI

Can Jaipur's 'Bharat Berry' to counter Canada's BlackBerry?
An Indian entrepreneur says he has invented a third way to ease the use of Blackberry services in the country, which could pose a problem to its Canadian manufacturer-Research In Motion Ltd. ANI

Insurgency still persists in border areas: Tripura CM
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has said that although militant activities have been curbed in the state, the problem is yet to be completely uprooted completely. ANI

Documentary film based on Mullaperiyar Dam released in Kochi
A documentary film- "DAMs - The lethal water bombs," based on the Mullaperiyar Dam, which is posing a grave threat to thousands of lives, was released here on Monday. ANI

Cylinder blast causes roof collapse in Delhi, five injured
New Delhi, Jan 4 A cylinder blast in a west Delhi home caused its roof to collapse this morning, injuring five people. ANI

BJP MLA Raj Kishore Kesri stabbed to death in Purnea
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Bihar's Purnea district, Raj Kishore Kesri was stabbed to death by a woman visitor at his residence this morning. ANI

Cold wave intensifies in North India, Delhi shivers at 3.7 degrees
The minimum temperature in the national capital on Tuesday plunged to the season's lowest so far at 3.7 degrees Celsius. ANI

Three Maoists arrested in Midnapore
Three Maoists were arrested from West Bengal's West Midnapore district on Monday. ANI

My faith in judiciary shattered, says Binayak Sen's wife
Slamming the judgment of a Raipur Additional Sessions and District Court, which sentenced human rights activist Binayak Sen to life imprisonment on grounds of sedition and entering into a criminal conspiracy, his wife Ilina Sen has said her faith in the judiciary had been shattered. ANI

BJP chief Nitin Gadkari lays stress on accountability in party work
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari has urged state party presidents to bring in more accountability and transparency in their dealings, during a teleconference with ten state units. ANI

Trinamool Congress spreading violence, accuses Buddhadeb
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee haslammed the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party for creating a culture of violence in the state. ANI

Delhi court to decide on CBI's closure report in Bofors case
After an income tax tribunal tracked down the money trail in the Bofors scandal, a Delhi court will today decide whether the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should withdraw its case against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi in Bofors pay-off case or not ANI

R. S. Sodhi Appointed as Managing Director of GCMMF Ltd.
Shri R. S. Sodhi, 52, has been appointed as Managing Director of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Limited, Anand which is India’s largest food company with annual turnover of approximately Rs. 9000 crores Business Wire India

VenSat Appoints G V Babu as Vice President – India Studio Operations
VenSat Tech Services, Pvt. Ltd. , a Global Media and Entertainment Services Company that offers a broad spectrum of services in animation, visual effects, motion comics and 2D/3D conversion to the international marketplace, today announced the appointment of GV Babu as Vice President - India Studio Operations Business Wire India

BITSians Welcome New Year with a Bang
BITSians welcome the New Year with a Bang! Come January 07, 2011, BITSians the world over will converge at Epicenter in Gurgaon to revisit their alma mater for the first ever global alumni meet – BITS Pilani Alumni Association (BITSAA) Global Meet 2011 Business Wire India (Online Indian Rummy Game) New Year ‘Refer & Earn Challenge’: Invite Your Friends and Win up to Rs. 20,000 in Cash! (, one of the leading online rummy game operators has been successfully running its skill based gaming portal. Pioneering in the online card game of Rummy, has been growing in leaps and bounds. With exquisite features and revolutionary technology, now has a comprehensive registered user base to boast of Business Wire India

Ramco Systems wins Order from MAS GMR Aerospace Engineering
Ramco Systems (BSE - 532370, NSE – RAMCOSYS, MSE – RSST); a leading software company focused on consulting, products, and managed services, today announced an order win from MAS GMR Aerospace Engineering Co. Ltd. for its Airframe Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) suite of Aviation software offerings Business Wire India

Vertical Construction: The Changing Skyline of India
The recent real estate boom and urbanisation witnessed by metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad and smaller cities like Ahmedabad have contributed to the trend of vertical construction. India is now touted to be the next hub for tall buildings and high-rise structures due to high density and smaller building footprints offered by Indian cities Business Wire India

Eltek Valere Launches Solar Hybrid System for the Indian Telecom Market
Eltek Valere, the world leader in high efficiency power systems, launched a new solar hybrid outdoor DC power system specifically designed for the Indian telecom market. Business Wire India

Mehan Edusolutions Launches a New Site for MBA Aspirants in India
We all somehow fall in this cut throat competitive age and feel the heat of extreme challenge and demand that high educational courses have brought is over whelming. This delicate aspect is well maintained in the informative as well as educative website topmbaindia Business Wire India

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