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Several parties involved in Citibank fraud, says Aggarwal
Sanjeev Aggarwal, who is the first complainant in the Rs. 300 crore Citibank fraud, on Wednesday asserting that the fraud is a systemic failure said several parties are involved in the scam. ANI

Chhattisgarh Police gun down two Maoists in Narayanpur encounter
The police officials gunned down two Maoists in an encounter in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur District on Wednesday. ANI

'Rampant development a threat to Indian forests', says Ramesh
Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday termed the rampant development as the greatest threat to the forests, flora and fauna in the country. ANI

Dialogue must for peaceful solution of Kashmir: Farooq Abdullah
Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and President National Conference Dr. Farooq Abdullah has said that the dialogue both at external and internal levels is must for the peaceful solution of Kashmir issue. ANI

Jharkhand tribals protest against Maithan power project
About 5,000 tribal villagers agitated against the Maithan Power Limited here today. ANI

Environment Ministry team inspects Lavasa
Officials of the Ministry of Environment and Forests visited the Lavasa township project site in Maharashtra on Wednesday to ensure that the project follows environment norms. ANI

Pilgrimage in Rajasthan affected by Gujjar agitation
The ongoing protest by the Gujjar community has adversely affected the life of locals and devotees visiting the famous Mehandipur Balaji Temple in Rajasthan's Dausa district. ANI

Adarsh scam: Information Commissioner Tiwari's leave application rejected
Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Wednesday refused to grant leave to Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari, whose son owns a flat in the controversial Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai. ANI

Sibal calls for new vision for promotion of urdu language
Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said that a new vision and a national strategy is needed in order to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the urdu language, literature and the art forms like calligraphy. ANI

2010 an eventful year for Indian diplomacy
2010 was an eventful year for Indian diplomacy, which witnessed a qualitative expansion of strategic relations with key partner countries and a robust engagement with India's neighbours. ANI

Balakrishnan's son-in-law resigns from Youth Congress
NHRC Chairman and former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan's son-in-law P V Sreenijan, who is facing a vigilance probe over allegation of amassing wealth resigned as the member of the Youth Congress on Wednesday. ANI

Govt. committed to make NTC a world-class textile company: Maran
Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran on Wednesday said the government is committed to make the National Textile Corporation (NTC), a world-class eco-friendly integrated textile company and flag-bearer of the sector and the ongoing revival-cum-modernisation steps by the NTC are aimed at this goal. ANI

Maoist activities adversely affect West Bengal tourism
Rising Maoist activities in West Bengal's Bankura district have badly affected the tourism industry in the region. ANI

Vikas Marg sewer line improvement to cost Delhi Govt. Rs.10 crore
The Delhi Government has sanctioned an amount of Rs.10 crore for improving a sewer line on Vikas Marg. ANI

Jaganmohan Reddy names new party 'YSR Party'
Former Kadapa MP Jaganmohan Reddy on Wednesday submitted an application to register his own party to be called 'YSR Party'. ANI

Omar slams BJP over flag hoisting plan at Srinagar on Republic Day
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah lashing out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its plan to hoist the tricolour at the Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Republic Day, on Wednesday said the party is inciting Kashmiris and would be solely responsible for 'any repercussions' in the Valley. ANI

BJP takes on PM, Sonia in Bofors scandal
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) launching its fresh attack on the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said it would raise the pitch against corruption in government in the wake of the income tax tribunal's decision on the Bofors case and pass a special resolution on the issue at its executive meeting in Guwahati. ANI

Andhra Chief Minister Kiran Reddy meets Sonia Gandhi
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy met Congress President Sonia Gandhi for over an hour today and is understood to have discussed the political situation in the State arising out of the Telangana statehood demand. ANI

The chilling fields of Sholora
It is a particularly harsh winter in Kashmir for school students.The temperatures are plummeting to several notches below zero and the chilling winds seep through. ANI

'It will take 300yrs to reclaim land swallowed by deserts in China'
A senior official has said that despite the Chinese government's efforts to prevent desertification, it will take close to 300 years to reclaim the land that has been taken over by deserts. ANI

Comic books creator honoured with Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Creator of popular comic books Stan Lee has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California. ANI

CWG scam: CBI quizzes Suresh Kalmadi
Commonwealth Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmdi was today questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with alleged financial irregularities in the conduct of the sports event ANI

Adarsh scam: Information Commissioner Tiwari goes on leave, won't quit
Maharashtra Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari, whose son owns a flat in the controversial Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai, has submitted his leave application to the State Governor, amid a demand by the opposition for his ouster. ANI

Indian army launches campaign to encourage youth to join defence forces
To motivate youngsters to join defence forces, the Territorial Army flagged off a cycling expedition here. ANI

Mirwaiz Farooq says UN has failed in resolving the Kashmir issue
The chairman of the moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said the United Nations has failed to resolve the Kashmir issue. ANI

Tax Tribunal ruling in Bofors case being examined: Pranab Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said the central government is examining the income tax tribunal's decision in the Bofors gun case. ANI

Indo-US Navy exercise begins near Port Blair
Indian naval divers on Wednesday began joint exercises with their American counterparts off Port Blair in the Andaman Sea. ANI

Sibal urges institutes to increase enrolment of female students
Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal has urged educational institutes to increase and encourage enrolment of female students. ANI

CWG scam: Kalmadi arrives at CBI headquarters for questioning
Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) chief Suresh Kalmadi arrived at the headquarters of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here for questioning in connection with the agency's probe into alleged financial irregularities. he CBI is armed with critical documents they found during the raids on him on December 24. ANI

Cold wave continues to grip North India
People continue to shiver from the freezing cold wave in North India on Wednesday. ANI

Shell Transource Selects Ameyo for its Domestic Client Processes
Drishti deploys Ameyo IPCC at Shell Transource to power the company's critical domestic processes. Shell Transource is one of the leading BPOs in India and has country's leading banks, NBFCs and telecom sectors as premium clients. To service the stringent quality needs of such clients, Shell Transource required an industry-grade robust technology solution Business Wire India

GAPIO - A platform for all Indian Physicians Globally to Come Together
With an endeavor to bring together physicians of Indian Origin from across the globe together on one platform, the Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) today organized its inaugural press conference, with a vision to improving healthcare worldwide Business Wire India

Jindal Group-JSW Foundation Launches O.P. Jindal Memorial Lecture Series
JSW Foundation, the CSR arm of the Jindal Group, launched the OP Jindal Memorial Lecture Series today, in collaboration with Asia Society India Centre, at a high profile event held in Mumbai. This initiative is designed to provide a platform for today’s eminent leaders and policy makers to share their vision and ideas for young India Business Wire India

Praj Industries and Qteros Announce Broad Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Global Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol
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Exide Industries Limited Awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2010 Market Leadership Award in the Industrial Battery Segment
Exide Industries Ltd. was honoured with the 2010 Market Leadership Award in the Indian Industrial Battery Segment by Frost & Sullivan, the global consultancy major. The award was presented to Exide Industries Limited at the glittering ‘India Back-up Power Industry Excellence Awards’ Ceremony held recently at the Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon Business Wire India

Red Hot Web Gems Launches India’s Largest Information Resource Portals for the soon-to-be-married
Red Hot Web Gems (RHWG) is set to make wedding planning a breeze with the launch of India’s largest information resource portals for the soon-to-be- married. The company has recently launched unique wedding planning portals for Delhi (, Mumbai (, Hyderabad ( and Bangalore (www.bangaloreweddingplanners Business Wire India

Mobicule Helps USHA International go Mobile
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