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Income Tax officials raid liquor baron Ponty Chadha's property in Noida
New Delhi/Noida: Income-Tax officials today raided the residences and offices of liquor baron Ponty Chadha. ANI

National infant mortality rate reduces to forty-seven
The Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin, December 2011 released by the Registrar General of India (RGI), has recorded a drop of three points in the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) from 50 to 47 infants deaths per 1000 live births during 2010. ANI

Unique Hornbilll conservation project attracting foreign tourists to Arunachal
Naharlagun, Feb 1: The Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme (HNAP), a novel idea of Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Tana Tapi to conserve and protect hornbill nests in the fringe forest area outside Pakke Tiger Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary (PTRWS) in East Kameng District, is attracting tourists not only from India, but also from other countries as well. ANI

Defence Minister Antony to grace 'sensitive' Arunachal statehood festivities
With Sino-Indian relations on Arunachal Pradesh being tense, especially over the border issue, Defence Minister A K Antony will visit the sensitive state for two days and will also grace festivities linked to the silver jubilee of statehood. ANI

Kolkata hawkers form human chain protest in West Bengal
Hawkers in Kolkata formed a human chain on Wednesday to protest against the state government's move to evict them without rehabilitating them. ANI

Tamil Nadu government offers subsidies to boost chilli production
Chilli farmers in Tamil Nadu are set to gain profit on the back of state government subsidies. ANI

Ahead of UP polls, Advani says no differences in BJP
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani has said there are no differences between party leaders in the running to elections in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Maoist arms and ammunition seized in Bihar, Jharkhand
A huge cache of arms and ammunitions belonging to suspect Maoist militants has been seized form in Bihar's Gaya District. ANI

Seven disillusioned Maoists surrender in Chattisgarh
Denouncing violence and exploitation, seven Maoists surrendered before the police in Chhattisgarh's Kanker District with the hope of turning over a new leaf with the help of the rehabilitation policy offered by the Central Government. ANI

2002 riots case: Action should be taken against Modi, says Congress leader Punia
Congress leader P.L Punia on Wednesday said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is guilty of human slaughter and action should be taken against him. ANI

DMDK leader, activists evicted from Tamil Nadu Assembly
Opposition Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) members, including their leader Vijayakanth, were on Wednesday evicted from Tamil Nadu Assembly after a fiery verbal exchange between him and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. ANI

Tasleema Nasreen's book launch at Kolkata Book Fair cancelled
Bangladeshi author Tasleema Nasreen's book launch at the Kolkata Book Fair has been cancelled following objections from some religious extremist groups. ANI

Army soldiers thrash Pune policemen after violating traffic rules
Jawans attached with Pune's College of Military Engineering allegedly beat policemen after a heated argument over violation of traffic rules. ANI

Baby Falak's medical condition very critical: AIIMS doctors
Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) trauma centre on Wednesday said that the medical condition of two-year-old battered baby Falak remains very critical, and added that her chances of survival are quite weak. ANI

Mayawati, Sonia Gandhi to address rallies in Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Mayawati will address two political rallies in Sitapur and Barabanki on Wednesday, while Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address rallies in Gonda and Deoris. ANI

Gujarat HC says Modi need not depose in 2002 riots case
The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday rejected a petition seeking a deposition by Chief Minister Narendra Modi before the Nanavati-Mehta commission, which is probing the 2002 communal riots in the state. ANI

Congress makes tall promises ahead of UP polls
Political fever gripped Uttar Pradesh as the Congress party made boisterous claims of facilitating development of the state while other regional players continued to slam it for promoting Muslim reservation in current sensitive election times. ANI

RLD, AIUDF joins hands for campaigning in poll-bound UP
The regional Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) parties come together for campaigning ahead of the upcoming polls in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Supreme Court vindicated one of our key demands: Kiran Bedi
Welcoming the Supreme Court's verdict in a 2G case petition filed by Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy, former senior police officer and civil society activist Kiran Bedi has said the apex court order in the telecom scam case has vindicated what they have been fighting for in Jan Lokpal movement. ANI

Rajnath Singh accuses Congress of misleading voters with false promises
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh has slammed the ruling Congress party for misleading voters with false promises during every election. ANI

Maharashtra CM denies foul play in civic body poll ticket distribution
Denying all allegations of irregularities in ticket distribution for the Mumbai Municipal Corporation polls, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has stressed that the civic body polls over very important for the state and the ruling Congress party. ANI

Women Take the Reins of the Green Economy
– Fifty of the most influential women in business, media and civil society came together today to increase the participation and leadership of women in India and key countries of South Asia in the design and implementation of the “post-carbon” economy Business Wire India

India Inc. Discusses “Doing Business - While Protecting the Global Commons” at the 9th World CEO Sustainability Summit organised by the TERI Business Council for Sustainable Development
The World CEO Forum in its new avatar ‘World CEO Sustainability Summit’ (WCSS) discussed and debated sustainable ways of doing business and avenues of growth. Under the overarching theme ‘Doing Business-While Protecting the Global Commons,’ top CEOs and business leaders discussed targeted business and sustainability issues in the run-up to Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2012 Business Wire India

TERI University Hosts its Fourth Convocation
Business Wire India ( – India’s New Health Reference Community Portal, Inc., a global health-focused Internet company, has launched, a platform for consumers to find health information, and to become well-informed and active drivers of their own health. The platform will have high quality health reference information, community features, and a powerful question and answer platform that will allow the user to learn from the experience of others Business Wire India

Cisco Delivers Fastest Wireless Network to Tackle World’s Growing Mobility Expectations
Mounting expectations of fast network performance, seamless access to cloud services, consistent connectivity and high-quality experiences on any wireless device coupled with the growing number of mobile devices are placing huge demands on wireless network infrastructures Business Wire India

GTPL Introduces High-Definition (HD) Cable TV in Kolkata Metropolitan Area with HD Digital Set Top Boxes from Cisco
Gujarat Telelink Private Ltd. (GTPL) today announced that it is rolling out high definition (HD) digital cable set top boxes from Cisco in Kolkata Metropolitan Area (KMA) Business Wire India

Inviting Entries from University Students for the 2012 Dell Social Innovation Challenge
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Indian Real Estate Forum - No. 1 Social Networking Website for Indian Real Estate
Over a relatively short period of time, IREF has become the No.1 destination for people looking for first hand quality information on Indian real estate. Our forum has thousands of wonderful, friendly, and knowledgeable members. It's the best place on the web to get your real estate questions answered and share your experiences with an amazing community of 80,750+ members Business Wire India

CA Technologies Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Results
-- Revenue $1.263 Billion, Up 10 Percent in Constant Currency and as Reported -- GAAP EPS $0.54, Up 39 Percent in Constant Currency and 42 Percent as Reported -- Non-GAAP EPS $0.65, Up 28 Percent in Constant Currency and 30 Percent as Reported -- Single License Payment Contributes 3 Percentage Points to Revenue Growth and $0 Business Wire India

Mobile Apps Conclave 2012
Mobile Apps Conclave – the conference organized by CellStrat is next Friday (10th. Feb) at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The Conference is kicking into high gear from this week with huge no of advance registrations pouring in from all over India. The star-studded speaker lineup and intuitive content on Mobile Apps and Web is fueling this keen interest in this event Business Wire India

The Big Umbrella Preschool and Activity Centre Hosted an Insightful Event called as 'Chat & Snack' for Parents, led by Chief Mentor Dr. Indu Shahani
Last evening, the most sought after and an innovative preschool offering concept based education, The Big Umbrella hosted an enlightening interactive evening for parents, led by the Sheriff of Mumbai and Chief Mentor, The Big Umbrella - Dr. Indu Shahani. Named as 'Chat & Snack', it is a parent-focused event held at the school every month Business Wire India

New Touchscreen Interlock Management System from Netherlocks
Dutch interlock specialist Netherlocks has now launched its new Interlock System Information (ISI) Touch Screen key management device Business Wire India

Ocean Optics Probe Improves pH Response
Ocean Optics’ ( new R1000-4 reflection probe maximizes efficiency of pH measurement. Paired with Ocean Optics’ non-intrusive reflective pH sensing patches, the R1000-4 overcomes the shortcomings of alternative pH measurements methods to deliver accurate pH response in turbid or colored environments Business Wire India

Texecom’s Premier 24 Ricochet Kit Brings Superior Wireless Security to Smaller Premises
Ricochet, the wireless mesh network technology from leading security product manufacturer Texecom Ltd., is more reliable, easier to install and more adaptable than any comparable system. The new Premier 24 Ricochet Kit provides in one package all the components necessary for a superior wireless-enabled security system for smaller commercial and premium residential projects Business Wire India

Tritech Launches Real-Time Anchor & Riser Monitoring System (RAMS) for FPSOs
Tritech, leader in acoustic technologies, has developed a system for the real-time integrity monitoring of mooring lines, umbilicals and risers on Floating Production Storage and Offloading Units (FPSOs) Business Wire India

Blue Star Infotech Ltd. Appoints Douglas Gray as Chief Solutions Officer
Blue Star Infotech Ltd., a global provider of outcome based IT solutions, has appointed Douglas Gray as Chief Solutions Officer. Doug is responsible for customer solutions strategy, supporting technology partner programs, and leading strategic planning & execution in new disciplines, including Analytics, Mobile Applications, and Cloud Computing Business Wire India

ITShastra Awarded ISO 27001:2005
ITShastra, a software development, testing and design company for worldwide business needs and offshore project delivery, today announced that it has been awarded ISO 27001:2005 Certification Business Wire India

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