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Prakash Karat re-elected CPI (M) General Secretary for third term
Prakash Karat was today re-elected as General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the third consecutive term. ANI

India Water Week to be celebrated as annual international event
The Ministry of Water Resources since this year has endeavoured to celebrate India Water Week annually as an international event to focus on water issues. ANI

Nitish slams Lalu for demanding CBI probe into CAG report on Bihar
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday hit out at Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav for demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe over findings of a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report that claims that huge sums of money have been misused in the state. ANI

Slum dwellers in Kolkata protest against police baton charge
Slum dwellers in Kolkata staged a protest on Monday against the police baton charge. ANI

Militancy has declined in J-K, says CRPF DG
The Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Anirudh Uppal, on Monday said there was a decline in militant activities in Jammu and Kashmir, but the problem is yet to be completely resolved. ANI

India, Qatar sign agreements to boost ties in economic, legal sectors
India and Qatar on Monday signed agreements in the field of energy, culture, education, finance and legal to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two nations. ANI

ULFA satisfied with progress of talks with Home Secretary
United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, who met Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh here on Monday in an endeavor to find a lasting solution to the three-decade-old insurgency problem in Assam, expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of the talks. ANI

Kannadigas' urge Centre to clear all pending projects of Karnataka
The two-day 29th National Conference of the Kannada speaking people, which ended here on Sunday, urged the Central Government to clear all pending projects of Karnataka. ANI

DMK leaders protest against power tariff announced by Jayalalithaa Govt.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leaders staged a protest here on Monday against the power tariff hike announced by the Jayalalithaa Government last week in Tamil Nadu. ANI

India asks Pakistan to give new dates for Home Secretary-level talks
Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh on Monday said that they have asked Pakistan to give new dates for the Home Secretary-level talks between the two countries. ANI

BJP welcomes Gujarat riot case verdict
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday welcomed the Gujarat's special court decision, which pronounced its verdict in the Ode massacre case of post-Godhra riots, in which 23 persons belonging to minority community were burnt to death. ANI

Talks with ULFA constructive, positive: Home Secretary
Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh said the talks with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leadership here today were positive and constructive. ANI

Araria's sex workers rally to demand security for women
To check the rising crime against women and spread awareness about them, a number of sex workers from red light area of Araria took out a rally here. ANI

The danger of Pakistan sponsored terrorism will persist, despite Zardari's visit
With notoriety comes a celebrity status; a good example of this adage is the international celebrity status that Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the head of the Pakistan based international terrorist organisation Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT), has attained after the US put a $10 Million bounty on his head ANI

Pak scientist Khalil Chishty gets bail from Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to Dr. Khalil Chishty, a Pakistani scientist, who has spent many years at the Ajmer Central Jail in connection with a murder case. ANI

Threat of Japanese encephalitis looms over Gorakhpur
The threat of Japanese encephalitis loomed large over Uttar Pradesh Gorakhpur District, claiming at least 45 lives, even though the administration has upgraded healthcare centres to ensure rehabilitation and cure for the affected. ANI

Emir of Qatar gets ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan
A ceremonial reception was accorded to Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here this morning. ANI

'Singh's visit to Pak conditional on latter making progress in combating terrorism'
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has accepted an invitation to visit Pakistan on the condition that Pakistan has to show concrete progress in eliminating terrorism, a former Indian diplomat has said. ANI

Odisha tribe to continue battle against Vedanta 'regardless of Supreme Court ruling'
The Indian tribal group Dongria Kondh, who have been struggling for years to preserve their ancestral lands from exploitation by British mining corporation Vedanta, has vowed to continue their fight irrespective of Supreme Court's decision today. ANI

Indian political parties hopeful of positive outcome from Zardari's visit
The private visit of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to India has generated hopes of better relations between the two countries among the ruling Congress as well as main opposition parties. ANI

CPI-M rules out emergence of Third Front
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has ruled out any plans of the formation of a Third Front in the country. ANI

Citi India Appoints Jane Ong as Head of Corporate Affairs
Citi India today announced the appointment of Jane Ong as the Head of Corporate Affairs for Citi South Asia. In this capacity, Jane will be responsible for media relations, managing external and internal communications as well as Citi’s Citizenship portfolio. She will report to Pramit Jhaveri, CEO, Citi India Business Wire India

Courion Delivers Record Profitability and Sales in 2011
-- Continued demand for access risk management solutions outpaces industry growth, drives double-digit revenue gains and significant staff growth -- Courion achieved significant industry recognition when positioned by Gartner, Inc Business Wire India

Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital Nadiad Awarded the IMC RBNQA Trophy 2011
Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital (MPUH) Nadiad was on Friday presented with the Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC) Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award (RBNQA) 2011 for excellence in the healthcare category. The Award consists of a brilliant Trophy and a Citation. It is one of the most prestigious Quality Awards in the country Business Wire India

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