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EC meets political parties to explain new instructions for forthcoming elections
The Election Commission of India held a session for the representatives of all national parties and recognized state parties of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Union Territory of Puducherry to brief them on new instructions for the forthcoming Assembly elections. ANI

Public sector needs more support in globalised environment: Praful Patel
Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Praful Patel today said that in the globalised environment, the public sector has to be given more support to meet all challenges globally. ANI

Staines murder case: Dara Singh seeks review of SC judgement
Dara Singh, convicted for killing Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons in Orissa's Koenjhar District in 1999, has moved the Supreme Court seeking review of its judgement upholding life imprisonment to him. ANI

Idamalayar dam case: SC dismisses former Kerala Minister's review petition
The Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down the petitions of former Kerala Power Minister R Balakrishnan Pillai and another official P.K. Sajeev seeking bail and review of its order awarding one year rigorous imprisonment in the decades-old Idamalayar dam corruption case. ANI

Govt. committed to make postal services more people friendly: Sibal
Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said the government is committed to make the postal services more people friendly. ANI

Maharashtra Cabinet approves 50 percent quota for women
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday approved a Bill that aims to provide 50 per cent reservation to women in local bodies. ANI

Radhika Tanwar murder: Delhi Police releases sketch of suspect
Delhi Police today released the sketch of the suspected killer of Delhi University student Radhika Tanwar, who was shot dead near South Delhi's Ramlal Anand College on Tuesday morning.There was only one assailant. It appears that somebody who is obsessed with her was behind the murder. A lot of people witnessed the incident. Every body denied that they saw it ANI

Govt. provides legal assistance to Indians in foreign countries: Vayalar Ravi
Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi today said that the government provides legal assistance to Indians in foreign countries through Indian Missions abroad. ANI

India and Bangladesh border talks
Officials of the border security forces of India and Bangladesh on Wednesday held a meeting in New Delhi toresolve matters concerning border security. ANI

Book fair in Agartala
Thousands of book lovers are thronging the ongoing 29th book fair in Agartala, Tripura. ANI

No nation can prosper without its borders being secure: President Patil
Asserting that no nation can prosper without its borders being secure, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday said a strong defence and an effective deterrence are essential to preserve peace. ANI

Mumbai court pulls up ED in Hasan Ali case
A Mumbai court on Wednesday slammed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for not making a proper case for the custody of Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan on money laundering charges, and adjourned till tomorrow the hearing on the application of the probe agency. ANI

US envoy lauds Indian Govt.'s efforts over evacuation from Libya
The United States Ambassador to India, Timothy J. Roemer, lauding the efforts of the Indian Government for the safe return of Indians from strife-torn Libya, on Wednesday echoed the United States' resolve to restore normalcy in the region. ANI

US envoy hails strategic partnership with India
The United States Ambassador to India, Timothy J. Roemer, on Wednesday said America is looking to foster defence ties with India. ANI

Efforts on to release Indian hostages held by Somali pirates:Krishna
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Wednesday said that efforts are on to release Indian hostages abducted by Somali pirates. ANI

AGPC delegation meets US authorities over Hondh-Chillar killing
A high level delegation of American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) met US State Department officials and discussed with them the human rights issue of killing of Sikhs at Hondh Chillar village in Haryana in November 1984. ANI

Assam election parleys gain momentum
With only a day left for issuing of notification for the first phase of election in 62 Assembly constituencies of Assam, hectic parleys are continuing within the political parties for deciding candidates and poll alliances. ANI

Meira Kumar says Question Hour is 'almost dead'
Expressing disappointment over frequent disruptions during Question Hour today, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said that it was becoming 'almost dead' and that there was a need to rejuvenate it. ANI

Tibetans in exile demonstrate against China in New Delhi
Scores of Tibetans in exile on Wednesday staged a demonstration in front of the Chinese embassy in New Delhi against China. ANI

DMK, Congress sign formal agreement on seat sharing
Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) and Congress on Wednesday signed formal agreement on seat sharing pact for the upcoming assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, under which the national party will contest 63 seats. ANI

Income Tax returns mandatory for all candidates facing polls in India
The Election commission (EC) on Wednesday made it mandatory for all the candidates to furnish Income Tax (IT) returns before entering the polls. ANI

Governor M.K. Narayanan says economic situation of West Bengal unsatisfactory
Ahead of scheduled polls in West Bengal, State Governor M.K. Narayanan has said that the current economic situation in the region was not satisfactory and needed to be improved at the earliest. ANI

Buddhadeb on failures of Communist Party
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has said that the rise of opposition parties in the region was solely due to the mistakes committed by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in the last few years. ANI

Evacuation from Libya to be completed by Thursday
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has said the evacuation of Indians from Tripoli, Benghazi and Sebha will be completed by Thursday ANI

Delhi University students stage protest over lack of security
Delhi university (DU) students on Wednesday staged a protest march at Dhaula Kaun, New Delhi, following the murder of a 20-year-old student outside her college. ANI

Couple shot at in Noida
A day after a second-year student was shot dead by a stalker in Delhi, a couple on a motorcycle were shot at in Noida on Wednesday. ANI

Mulayam's son Akhilesh Yadav arrested in Lucknow
Akhilesh Yadav, son of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and president of the party's Uttar Pradesh unit, has been arrested from Amausi airport here this morning. ANI

Hasan Ali case: Sessions court to decide on jurisdiction
The Principal Judge of a sessions court in Mumbai will decide today whether Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan case falls under the jurisdiction of the court. ANI

Book Donation at Joymax School by WNS Board
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, today along with its Board of Directors conducted a book donation at Joymax school, Ghatkopar, Mumbai. The activity was a part of the sustainable initiative by WNS Cares Foundation (WCF), under which the first library was set up at Joymax School in Mumbai Business Wire India

Shell Lubricants Revamps LubeAnalyst Oil Program for Smooth Performance
Shell Lubricants, the global market share leader in finished lubricants (Kline & Company), has revamped its Shell LubeAnalyst oil analysis program, which is designed to help customers improve equipment and vehicle reliability and reduce maintenance costs Business Wire India

Mobile Advertising Network Plus1 WapStart and ZestADZ Announces Partnership in Mobile Advertising
The largest Russian mobile advertising network Plus1 WapStart and leading Global mobile advertising network ZestADZ announce partnership in Mobile Advertising. Through this collaboration ZestADZ advertisers will gain access to the WapStart's quality inventory and its audience for the expanding Russian and CIS regions Business Wire India

HCL Infosystems Bags another Prestigious Financial Inclusion Project from Punjab and Sind Bank under its Systems Integration BFSI Practice
-- HCL Infosystems selected as partner of Punjab & Sind Bank’s Financial Inclusion Project -- Deal to make banking accessible to unbanked villages through technology -- To roll out in more than 1500 villages across the nation HCL Infosystems Ltd Business Wire India

Consumer Complaints India Launched as India’s One Stop Solution for Redressing Consumer and Company Grievances
Consumer complaints India has launched their official website , which gives a platform for the consumers to voice out their issues and brands to address them effectively and efficiently. To protect the rights of a consumer within the expanding markets, it is a step towards promoting consumerism in India Business Wire India – Online Bookstore in India
Odyssey360 is the online E-commerce site of Odyssey India Ltd with more than 5 million books. Attractive discounts and offers are provided on individual titles with Free Shipping to the customers Business Wire India

Prathap Suthan Joins iYogi as Chief Creative Officer
iYogi, a direct-to-consumer remote tech support company, today announced the addition of Prathap Suthan as its Chief Creative Officer (CCO). Suthan will be responsible for evolving and building iYogi into a global brand Business Wire India

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