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2G scam: Jaitley takes on Sibal, asks why A Raja quit as Telecom Minister
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Friday rubbishing the claims of Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal in the 2G spectrum scam, asked why was A Raja forced to quit as Telecom Minister if the loss to the exchequer estimated at Rs.1.76 lakh crore was not true. ANI

Lalgarh violence: Chidambaram asks West Bengal CM to visit Delhi immediately
Expressing concern over reports of fresh political violence in West Bengal, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday sent a letter to State Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee asking him to reschedule all appointments and visit New Delhi immediately. ANI

India ready to resolve all outstanding issues with Pak: Krishna
External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna on Friday said India is ready to resolve all outstanding issues with Pakistan through a peaceful dialogue. ANI

Manipur hosts' cultural event to promote 'Tanghkul culture'
A two-day cultural event was recently organized in a small hamlet in Manipur to promote the 'Tanghkul culture' among the youth, who are losing contact with their roots at a very high pace. ANI

Decline of militancy in northeast attracts migrant labourers
The decline of militancy in the northeast has given a fillip to growth and progress in the region following which daily wage workers from all across the country are flocking here in search of work. ANI

Annual Science Exhibition in Agartala promotes young scientists
The students of more than 50 schools participated in the 38th edition of the Annual Science Exhibition recently held at the Children's grounds here that showcased innovative science projects with the aim of encouraging young scientists and innovators in the region. ANI

NCSC 2010 witnessed participation of young scientists from northeast
The 18th National Children Science Congress (NCSC), which was recently held in Tamil Nadu's Chennai city witnessed the participation of young scientists from Nagaland, Meghalaya and other states of the northeast. ANI

Jairam Ramesh targets Akshardham Temple in Delhi
Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Friday said the Akshardham Temple, which is built on the banks of Yamuna River in New Delhi, does not have environmental clearance. ANI

Kapil Sibal disputes figure of Rs 1.76 lakh crore
Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday challenged the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)'s report on the 2G spectrum scam, saying the figure of Rs. 1.76 lakh crore is utterly erroneous. ANI

Srikrishna Committee report on Telangana evokes mixed response
The Srikrishna Committee report on Telangana has drawn criticism from various political outfits, who have dismissed the report and reiterating their demand for introduction of a separate state bill in Parliament asked the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre to take some appropriate step in this regard. ANI

2G scam: Delhi court holds Swamy's complaint against Raja as 'maintainable'
A Delhi court on Friday held as 'maintainable' the complaint filed by Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy seeking prosecution of former Telecom Minister A Raja in the 2G spectrum case. ANI

Patna Zoo animals enjoy protein-rich diet to beat wintry chill
With temperatures dipping across the country, animals in Patna Zoo are being given proteins and mineral in their diet. ANI

Five teenage Maoist girls surrender to police in Orissa
Five teenaged Maoist girls have laid down their arms in front of top police officials in Orissa's Keonjhar District. ANI

Extreme cold partially freezes Kashmir's famous Dal Lake
Sub-zero temperatures partially froze the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar. ANI

Aarushi case: Talwars to receive CBI closure report, next hearing on Jan.21
A special court in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday posted January 21 as the next date of hearing on the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI's) December 29, 2010 closure report in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case. ANI

Manmohan Singh dedicates Tarapur reprocessing plant to nation
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday dedicated a 100-tonne annual capacity reprocessing plant at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre ( BARC) here to the nation. ANI

Tibetans urge Dalai Lama not to retire
The Tibetan Parliament-in-exile has appealed to the Dalai Lama, its exiled spiritual leader not to retire. ANI

Farooq Abdullah slams BJP plan to hoist national flag in Srinagar
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday slammed the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for insisting on hoisting the national flag on Republic Day (January 26) in the state. ANI

Second international auto show kicks off in Bangalore
A four-day-long International Auto Show 2011 (IAS-2011) began at Bangalore's Palace Grounds on Thursday. ANI

Vice-President Ansari opens Purana Qila light and sound show in Delhi
Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Thursday inaugurated 'Ishq-e-Dilli' son-et-lumiere (sound and light show) in New Delhi. ANI

Mumbai Police nab student for sending lewd SMSes to women
Mumbai Police have arrested a 23-year-old architectural student for sending lewd SMSes and making telephone calls to a 45-year-old housewife in south Mumbai. ANI

Punjab advocate-general's mother-in-law murdered in Chandigarh home
Punjab Advocate General Rupinder Khosla's 75-year-old mother-in-law was found murdered in her house here on Thursday. ANI

Aarushi case: Ghaziabad special court to deliver verdict on CBI closure report
A special court in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, will deliver its verdict on the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI's) December 29 closure report on the Aarushi murder case today. ANI

Couple thrown off moving train in Bihar, husband dead
A train ticket examiner in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, has been charged with throwing a ticketless couple off a train. ANI

Is the Pakistani Army getting ready to take over? (Analysis)
Salman Taseer, the Governor of Pakistan Punjab is dead, killed by his own guard who, it is being said, could not tolerate his liberal views, especially in relation to the draconian Blasphemy Law. ANI

Pakistan-Multiple Crises (re-issue)
Two to three years has been the average life span of elected governments in Pakistan ever since Z A Bhutto was PM from 1973 to 1977. His daughter Benazir alternated with her rival Nawaz Sharif from 1988 till 1999 when the Mian Sahib was overthrown by yet another saviour in Khaki, General Pervez Musharraf. And both former Prime Ministers were forced into exile. ANI

TERI and MNRE host the second Exhibition on green building products, energy efficient solutions, new technologies & services to build a sustainable habitat
The National Conference on Green Designs, organised by The Energy and Resource Institute, TERI along with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy MNRE, Government of India hosted an exhibition on the sidelines to showcase green building products, energy efficient solutions and new technologies & services available today to build a sustainable habitat Business Wire India

Orchid Chemicals Donates Rs 50 million to Great Lakes Institute of Management
• For setting up Center for Excellence in Technopreneurship at Great Lakes • MoU signed in the presence of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam • L’Attitude 13° 05 – Great Lakes annual B-school fest was also inaugurated Great Lakes Institute of Management, among the top 20 B-schools in the country, founded by Prof Business Wire India

Welcome 2011 in High-Definition with Bausch+ Lomb’s New Year Promotion
This New Year, Bausch+Lomb gives you the opportunity to win India’s only High-definition contact lenses, so that you can welcome 2011 in perfect style. So pull out the best dress from your wardrobe, get into your smartest shoes say goodbye to your spectacles and get stylish Business Wire India

element14 Offers the Latest Development Kits from Microchip
element14, formally known as Farnell Electronics (I) Pvt Limited, the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced the latest additions of cost-effective and versatile development kits from Microchip to its growing inventory of over 120,000 unique components Business Wire India

ADaRSH in Association with MNRE and TERI Organizes the National Conference on ‘Green Design: Buildings and Habitats’
ADaRSH, a platform to facilitate a pan-India, ongoing interaction and networking between building professionals, developers and government officials in association with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt of India, organized the two-day ‘National Conference on ‘Green Design: Buildings and Habitats’. Present on the occasion were Dr Business Wire India

TERI Hosts Workshop on Off-grid Access System (OASYS) in South Asia
A one day workshop titled "Decentralized off-grid electricity generation in developing countries: Business models for off-grid electricity supply” was organized today at TERI University as part of an ongoing interdisciplinary research project “Off-grid Access System (OASYS)” Business Wire India

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