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Aarushi case: Rajesh Talwar moves Allahabad HC challenging bailable warrant
Rajesh Talwar moved the Allahabad High Court on Thursday challenging a bailable warrant issued against him and his wife Nupur Talwar by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ghaziabad in the murder case of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. ANI

C.P. Joshi meets Malaysian Deputy PM
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Dr. C.P. Joshi today met Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Hj. Mohd. Yassin. ANI

2G scam: CBI expected to call Kanimozhi for questioning
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is expected to call Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's daughter and Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi for questioning in connection with its probe into the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

Kumari Selja inaugurates contemporary photography exhibition
Union Culture Minister Kumari Selja today inaugurated an exhibition of contemporary photography from the Victoria and Albert Museum - "Something That I'll Never Really See." ANI

EC appoints about 1000 observers for Assembly polls
The Election Commission on Thursday appointed about 1000 observers for the general elections to the legislative assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. ANI

Operation 'Safe Homecoming' successfully drawing towards a close: MEA
The External Affairs Ministry on Thursday informed that as 'Operation Safe Homecoming' rapidly draws towards a close tonight, some 15,400 of Indian nationals are already home from Libya, including 2400 who have returned over last evening and this morning. ANI

Flag manufacturing industry booms ahead of Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu
With just one month left for the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, flag manufacturers in Coimbatore are seeing sales soar. ANI

CVC fiasco: Prithviraj Chavan is lying, says Kerala CM Achuthanandan
Asserting that the state had apprised the Centre of the palmolein graft case in which Thomas was an accused, Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan has accused his Maharashtra counterpart Prithviraj Chavan of 'lying' on the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) P J Thomas appointment fiasco to 'hide his fault'. ANI

JPC on 2G scam to meet on March 24
The Joint Parliamentary Committee, which has been constituted to probe the 2G spectrum scam, will have its first meeting on March 24. ANI

Orissa writer Avinash Patra receives invitation for William-Kate wedding
Avinash Patra, 21-year-old Indian writer from Orissa's Khariar town on Thursday confirmed that he has been invited for the upcoming royal wedding of British Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29 at Westminster Abbey in UK. ANI

Security beefed up in India, following intelligence inputs about possible terror strikes
Security has beefed up in and around Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday, following inputs from Intelligence Bureau (IB) about possible terror attacks. ANI

Pro-Telangana activists arrested during "Million March to Hyderabad" agitation
Hyderabad Police on Thursday arrested pro-Telangana leaders of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS)and the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) as they took part in the "Million March to Hyderabad" agitation. ANI

Radhika Tanwar murder: Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit defends police
As the family members of murdered Delhi University student Radhika Tanwar blamed the Delhi police and government over their inaction to arrest the killer yet, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday defended the police inaction in the case and blamed the civilians, who were present at the crime scene. ANI

Tibetan PM-in-exile urges Dalai Lama to reconsider his decision
Samdhong Rinpoche, Tibet's Prime Minister in exile, on Thursday urged the Dalai Lama to reconsider his decision to step down as their political leader. ANI

Jayalalithaa says DMK seat-sharing differences with Congress a 'farce'
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief Jayalalithaa hit out at her political rival Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Thursday by terming its seat sharing differences with the Congress for the upcoming Asembly polls in Tamil Nadu as a 'farce'. ANI

Yeddyurappa meets BJP leaders, dismisses corruption charges
Amid fresh corruption charges made by the Opposition Janata Dal (Secular), Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday met senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders here. ANI

President Patil underlines need for development of North-East
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Thursday said the accelerated development of the North-Eastern region, which has contributed much to the richness of the nation, is fundamental for the country's economic rise. ANI

53 Indian sailors still under Somali pirates captivity
With the release of the RAK Afrikana, held by Somali pirates with 11 Indian sailors among its crew, the number of Indian sailors held by Somali pirates is now 53. ANI

Hasan Ali case: Mumbai court adjourns hearing till tomorrow
A special sessions court in Mumbai today adjourned its hearing by one more day into Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan case, who is alleged to have stashed away over eight billion dollars in Swiss banks, and handed over his custody to the Enforcement Directorate (ED). ANI

Six Indian sailors still in Somali pirates captivity, concern in Parliament
Opposition members in the Parliament expressed serious concern on Thursday over the continuing hostage of six Indian sailors by Somali pirates. ANI

Internet, text messages being used to woo voters in Tamil Nadu
Political parties in Tamil Nadu are using Internet and SMS (short message service) for campaigning in the upcoming Assembly elections. ANI

UP Police lathi-charge SP supporters in Lucknow
Lucknow Police today lathicharged Samajwadi Party (SP) workers, who had gathered outside the local jail from where their leader, Akhilesh Yadav, was being released. ANI

NGOs in Kashmir provide education facilities to militancy-affected girls
Non-government organisations in Srinagar, Kashmir state are providing educational facilities to help militancy-affected orphan girls in the region. ANI

Lok Sabha adjourns following member's death
The Lok Sabha on Thursday was adjourned for the day, following the death of sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), MP from Bastar district Baliram Kashyap. ANI

Sonia Gandhi ranks 9th in Forbes list of most powerful person
UPA Chairperson and Congress President Sonia Gandhi has been ranked ninth in the Forbes list of the world's most powerful people that is headed by Chinese President Hu Jintao. ANI

Security beefed up in Telangana, ahead of 'million march'
Security arrangements in Telangana region of Andhra have beefed up, ahead of the 'Million March to Hyderabad' agitation on Thursday. ANI

Yeddyurappa says Karnataka's debts touch 92,962 crore but still rich
Rejecting opposition parties charge that the state's headed for a debt trap under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said the health of finances of the State was on a firm foundation. ANI

Lashkar module may strike during ICC World Cup, warns Home Ministry
The Home Ministry has sounded a nationwide alert in the wake of inputs that the terror groups Al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba are looking for opportunities to target the ongoing World Cup cricket matches in India. ANI

Evacuation of Indians from Libya to be over today
Evacuation of Indians from strike hit Libya will be completed by today. Over fourteen thousand Indians have already reached home by Thursday evening. About one thousand passengers flew back home in three special flights this morning. ANI

EABS project 'microSCOPE' to benefit students and small vendors
The students of the Europe Asia Business School (EABS) have undertaken an unique project named "microSCOPE" as part of the institution's philosophy of innovative management education and corporate social responsibility. ANI

Lakshmi Mittal replaces Mukesh Ambani as world's richest Indian
Steel Tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has clinched the title of the world's richest Indian from Reliance Industries' chief Mukesh Ambani. ANI

Hasan Ali case: Court to decide on ED's plea
A Mumbai court will today decide on the plea of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeking the remand of Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan on money laundering charges. ANI

Franke Faber India Limited Invests 50 crores in the New State – of - the - Art - Technology Plant in Pune
Franke Faber India Limited (FFIL), the leading kitchen chimneys and hob manufacturers in India with Swiss and Italian parentage for “Franke” and “Faber” brands respectively, begun construction of their new plant at Sanaswadi near Pune. Mr. Ravi Gupta, Managing Director, Franke Faber India Limited, Mr. Ashok Pawar, MLA, Haveli Taluka and Mr Business Wire India

naseba's CIO Strategies Forum India is back this year in its 5th Edition
The future of the Indian IT landscape is back on the agenda at the CIO Strategies Forum India which returns with its fifth edition this year. The forum is being hosted on April 7th - 8th at the JW Marriott hotel in Mumbai. This two-day B2B gathering focuses on leading international IT companies and IT heads of established in Indian corporations Business Wire India

Tommy Hilfiger Launches Footwear in India
Tommy Hilfiger unveils a cool range of imported footwear this Spring Summer 2011 season, complementing its wide portfolio of ‘Classic American Cool’ lifestyle products in India. The Sportswear line continues the overall flavor of preppy with leather, suede, canvas and PU styled in low cut to high ankle shoes Business Wire India

SITA Enables India’s Air Traffic Control to Move to Safer Digital Data Communications
SITA today announced its selection by the Airports Authority of India to deliver enhanced systems that will enable the exchange of air traffic control (ATC) messages with data link-equipped airlines Business Wire India

Reliance Communications Ushers in Next-Generation Mobile Internet Services With Cisco Technology
Cisco today announced the completion of a new mobile network for Reliance Communications that will cover 100,000 square kilometers -- the largest 3G deployment in India. With this new network, Reliance customers will be able to experience new mobile services such as high-quality video telephony and high-speed mobile data, along with enhanced music downloads, instant messaging and online gaming. Business Wire India Ties-up with Religare Finvest to Address SME Credit Requirement
-- Religare Finvest Limited (RFL) to be a business partner on's core business center -- Together aim to close the gap between SMEs and the need for credit Identifying the credit requirement of Indian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in today's fast paced business scenario, IndiaMART Business Wire India

Manupatra Offers a Complete Law Library of Indian Case Laws
-- COMBO comprising of Supreme Court & Any One High Court @ Rs 5000/- + tax -- FULL SET comprising of Supreme Court & All High Courts @ Rs 15,000/- + tax Manupatra Information Solutions Pvt. Ltd Business Wire India

Humane Society International Lauds India Ban of Starvation Force Molting of Laying Hens
Humane Society International praised the Animal Welfare Board of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India for banning the use of starvation to force egg laying hens into a molt phase Business Wire India

Extreme Networks expands Network Vision for the Mobile World
Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced its vision for network mobility in the enterprise that reduces infrastructure and operational complexity and creates a network capable of providing pervasive, predictable access, powerful awareness and control for IT. Expectations of the network have changed Business Wire India Launches Indianized Name Localizer
A first-of-its kind tool now makes it easier than ever to find and register “Indianized” Internet addresses. This unique tool developed by Verisign has been launched by, India’s largest online B2B marketplace, which provides users with suggestions for Indianized domain names, as well as names based on popular lucky numbers Business Wire India

Attaining World-Class Port Standards High on India’s Agenda
With the unveiling of Maritime Agenda 2010 – 2020 India is gearing up for an accelerated nationwide port modernisation exercise, which is imperative given the bullish trend forecasted for the country’s share in global exports for the next five years. Under the ten year agenda, India’s port sector will invest US $66 billion, of which the majority will be from private sectors Business Wire India

Dorsey Wright & Associates Purchases 19% Stake in, India’s 1st Online Social Investing and Networking Site
Dorsey Wright & Associates (DWA), an independent and privately owned registered investment advisory firm based in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A has purchased 19% of ( ), India’s first online social investing and networking website, which is designed to help connect Indian stock market investors Business Wire India

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