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Maldives envoy assures safety of Indians
High Commissioner of the Republic of Maldives to India Abdul Azeez Yoosuf has said that situation in Maldives has not reached the point that there should be any worry about the safety of Indians. ANI

DRDO conducts successful test of Interceptor missile
The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on Friday successfully test launched the Air Defence Missile AAD-05 from the Indian Army's Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur in Orissa's Balasore District. ANI

BJP slams Congress for creating communal divide
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday slammed the Congress party for creating communal divide by raking up controversial Batla House encounter during election campaigning in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Moily feels Karnataka ministers' p*rn issue ill fated
Union Corporate Affairs Minister M Veerappa Moily on Friday said the ministers' p*rn issue was ill fated for any political party of the country. ANI

Maoists kill four BSF officers in Malkangiri, Odisha
Maoists today killed four Border Security Force (BSF) officers, including a commanding officer, in an IED blast in Odisha's Malkangiri District. ANI

Jammu and Kashmir students on national tour meet Chidambaram
A group of 158 students from Jammu and Kashmir met the Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in New Delhi today. ANI

India rules out military intervention in Maldives
Terming the political crisis in The Maldives as its internal matter, the Indian Government on Friday ruled out intervening militarily to normalize the situation in the Indian Ocean archipelago. ANI

Digvijay Singh backs Khurshid on sub-quota remarks
Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday supported Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid over his promises to create a nine percent sub-quota for backward minorities. ANI

Manmohan Singh calls for peaceful settlement in Maldives, sends envoy
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday said India favoured peaceful settlement of political uncertainty in neighbouring Maldives through dialogue among all political entities. ANI

Pre-Valentine's Day flower sales surge across India
Florists across India are enjoying brisk business, as the surge in flower sales has increased with Valentine's Day round the corner. ANI

Vinay Katiyar accuses Congress of being a militant sympathizer
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinay Katiyar on Friday claimed that the Congress was often seen to be crying when militants were killed or arrested. ANI

Army chief withdraws case against Govt. in Supreme Court on age row (Update)
Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, on Friday withdrew his case against the government placed before the Supreme Court on the issue of his date of birth. ANI

Success of Europe's political, economic integration vital for global prosperity: PM
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday said that the success of Europe's political and economic integration is vital for global stability and prosperity. ANI

India test-fires interceptor missile off Odisha coast
India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile from the Integrated Test Range off the Odisha coast. ANI

Supreme Court not to intervene in Army Chief's date of birth issue(Update)
The Supreme Court on Friday grilled Army Chief General V.K. Singh on his date of birth, and said the issue should be solved amicably and should not have been brought into the public domain. ANI

Security stepped up near Indo-Nepal border ahead of second phase of UP polls
With Uttar Pradesh entering the second phase of assembly polls tomorrow, security has been stepped up along the India-Nepal border to avoid any untoward incident. ANI

Pankaj Saran appointed India's High Commissioner to Bangladesh
Pankaj Saran, presently Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, has been appointed as India's next High Commissioner to Bangladesh. He succeeds to Rajeet Mitter. ANI

Khurshid's sub-quota remarks row: BJP demands answers from PM, Congress
With the Election Commission censuring Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid for his remarks on sub-quota for minorities, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought an explanation from the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and the Congress Party on the issue. ANI

Defiant Rahul Gandhi says will keep visiting villages in UP
A defiant Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has said that he would continue to visit villages and the downtrodden despite being mocked by opposition parties during his election campaign in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Stage set for second phase of UP polls
Polling for the second phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections for 59 seats in 10 Districts would be held on Saturday. ANI

Rahul Gandhi hails Congress contribution to Uttar Pradesh
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has hailed his party's contribution to the overall development and progress of Uttar Pradesh, despite not being in power. ANI

Mayawati slams Congress over minority reservation issue
Slamming the Congress party over the minority reservation issue, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has termed the move a political gimmick and asked people to be wary of the party. ANI

Govt. withdraws order rejecting Army Chief's complaint on age row
The Ministry of Defence has withdrawn its December 30, 2011 order rejecting Army Chief General V K Singh's statutory complaint about correcting his date of birth. ANI

IndiaMART Emerging Business Forum Empowers SMEs to take Next Big Leap
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Semler Research Center Conferred with ‘Emerging Company of the Year’ Award
Semler Research Center (SRC), a leading Indo-US based CRO has been conferred with ‘Emerging Company of the Year’ award at the recently held Bio INDIA BIO 2012 event under Bioservices category. The award was presented by V Ramaswamy, Secretary, Dept of Science and Technology, Govt of India . Bio excellence awards function is one of the key events in Bangalore INDIA BIO 2012 Business Wire India

Seasoned Bankers Leave Foreign Banks to Join Ratnakar
Ratnakar Bank, a private sector bank with a strong regional footprint is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Joginder Singh Rana as Chief Operations Officer (COO). After a 22 year successful stint at Citibank, Joginder will join Ratnakar Bank in early February and will be based in the Mumbai office Business Wire India Targets Rs 500 crores Revenue for the Next Fiscal, the largest online retailer of fashion and lifestyle products in India, is aiming revenues of Rs 500 crores in the financial year 2012- 2013. The company which entered the lifestyle and fashion retailing segment in December 2010 has registered a 10 fold growth in 2011 and is relatively, the fastest growing company in the e-commerce space in India. Mr Business Wire India

Ritzbox brings the “beauty box” to India
Ladies in India are in for a wonderful new experience. After the great success of the “beauty box” in many countries, RITZBOX is bringing the beauty box concept to India. RITZBOX is an online subscription service which delivers 4 to 5 high-end beauty samples to the customers’ doors each month Business Wire India

Sathguru Management Consultants–Cornell University Alliance to conduct Seed Industry Program 2012 at Goa
After the successful International Seed Industry Program held in January at Antalya in Turkey, the sixth annual Seed Industry Program delivered by the Center for Executive Education at Sathguru Management Consultants in association with Cornell University will be held from 5 to 8 March, 2012 at Goa Business Wire India

Sathguru – Cornell Alliance Provides Strategic Vision for the Turkish Seed Industry
“Because of its location, Turkey has significant potential to address and engage with markets in Europe and Asia” said K Business Wire India

American Society for Training & Development Certifies Polaris as ‘Champion of Learning’ for the Second Consecutive Year
Polaris Financial Technology Ltd. (POLS.BO), a leading global Financial Technology company, today announced that American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals has certified Polaris for the second year in a row as a ‘Champion of Learning’ Business Wire India

Mahindra Satyam to Acquire a Strategic Stake in Dion Global Solutions
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