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No proposal to set up madrassa board, says Sibal
Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal refuting reports that the government proposed to set up a madrassa board,on Wednesday said there was little support to the formation of a madrassa board from the Muslim community. ANI

Central Vigilance Committee on PDS visits Assam tomorrow
The Central Vigilance Committee on Public Distribution System (PDS), headed by Justice D P Wadhwa, is scheduled to visit different parts of Assam beginning on Thursday. ANI

Karunanidhi disappointed with Tamil Nadu election schedule
Chief Minister and Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi objecting to the election schedule for the Tamil Nadu assembly polls, on Wednesday said the gap of a month between voting and counting is inexplicable. ANI

CVC case: Supreme Court verdict on PJ Thomas tomorrow
The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on petitions challenging the appointment of former bureaucrat PJ Thomas, who is facing a corruption case in a Kerala court, as Central Vigilance Commissioner, on Thursday.he apex court had last month reserved its on petitions challenging the appointment of PJ Thomas. ANI

Terrorist killed in Awantipora encounter
Security forces gunned down a militant in an encounter in Dadsara village of Tral in Awantipora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama District on Wednesday. ANI

Mamata won't contest West Bengal assembly polls
Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she would not contest the upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal, but campaign for her party. ANI

Indo- Bhutan car rally attracts adventurers in Guwahati
Hundreds of adventure seekers participated in the fourth Indo-Bhutan car rally that was aimed at strengthening bilateral ties between both countries in Guwahati today. ANI

Community radio contributes towards development of Rajasthan rural women
A community radio station in Rajasthan has contributed towards the development of rural women in Tilonia by educating them about banking, child health and government policies among other issues. ANI

Hike in taxes disappoints Goa hotel industry
Representatives of the hotel industry in Calangute in Goa have expressed their disappointment with the hike in service tax proposed in the annual budget calling it a severe blow for the hospitality industry that will adversely affect tourists, as holidays in Goa will become costlier. ANI

Families of hijacked Indian sailors demand prompt government action
While the government today said all efforts are being made for the release of six Indian hostages held captive on board an Egyptian cargo ship by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden since August last year, their kith and kin demanded prompt action. ANI

Stop distribution of TV sets: EC tells Karunanidhi Govt.
A day after announcing the poll schedule for Tamil Nadu, three other states and the Union Territory of Puducherry, the Election Commission on Wednesday began a strict implementation of the Model Code of Conduct, ordering the DMK Government immediately halt the free distribution of colour television sets. ANI

Deshmukh calls for proper implementation of infrastructure projects
Union Rural Development Minister Vilas Rao Deshmukh on Wednesday said that infrastructure development projects should be implemented through labour cooperatives in rural areas in order to generate more employment. ANI

Hindus celebrate Maha Shivratri
Thousands of devotees flocked to temples across India today to celebrate the Hindu festival of Maha Shivaratri. ANI

1045 more Indians return from strife-torn Libya (Libya-Update)
A total of 1,045 Indians returned in three batches from strife-torn Libya on Wednesday by Air India special flights. ANI

Delhi CM Dikshit meets Sonia, discusses Lokayukta order against Chauhan
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit met Congress President Sonia Gandhi here on Wednesday to discuss the order issued by the Lokayukta, which recommended removal of PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan from his post for interfering in a tax raid on a South Delhi resort last year. ANI

Another batch of Indians arrive from Libya
Two special Air India flights carrying 600 Indian citizens arrived here from strife-torn Libya this morning. ANI

US court summons Congress party on Sikh riots case
A US Court has issued summons to the Congress party in India to answer charges of 'conspiring, aiding, abetting and carrying out organized attacks on the Sikh population in November 1984. ANI

Inspired by Gandhi, Australian citizen organizes peace march in Guwahati
Inspired by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, Australian citizen Gaivin Brown took out a peace procession to spread the message of non-violence in Guwahati. ANI

Mamata ready with Trinamool poll list
Welcoming the six-phase polling schedule for West Bengal as announced by the Election Commission of India, Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has said her list of candidates was ready but she was waiting for Congress to draw up its own before negotiations for seat adjustment could begin. ANI

Maoists demolish school in Bihar's Jamui District
Maoists demolished three government buildings, including a two-storied school in Bihar's Jamui District last night. ANI

India releases 20 Pakistani prisoners at Wagah check post
The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday handed over 20 Pakistani prisoners to the Pakistani Rangers at the Wagah joint check post. ANI

Evacuation of Indians from Libya going smooth: Krishna
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Tuesday said the vacuation of Indians from strife-torn Libya is going on smoothly, and added that over 3,500 people would have returned home by Wednesday. ANI

eSSL Receives the Frost & Sullivan Market Share Leadership Award in the Indian Biometric Market
eSSL was recently conferred the Frost & Sullivan Market Share Leadership Award in the Indian Biometric Market, at the 1st Annual Electronics Industry Excellence Awards Banquet held at Taj Ambassador, New Delhi. The increasing importance of the Electronics sector in the overall GDP and the potential it holds for an emerging economy like India is well known Business Wire India

Cisco helps Channel Partners Evolve with Cloud Partner Program and Collaborative Professional Services
Cisco today announced it is investing in new channel initiatives to help partners evolve to monetize the cloud opportunity and expand their professional services practices Business Wire India

Ohana Media Announces Launch of OhanaQB - Audience Marketing Platform
Ohana Media, a technology driven advertising startup from India, today announced the launch of its audience marketing platform - OhanaQB. OhanaQB enables marketers, publishers and online businesses to understand their audiences better by building audience clouds that capture implicit and explicit user intents & actions Business Wire India

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