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President Patil to address workshop on agri policy tomorrow
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will address a workshop here on Wednesday to discuss various measures for rainfed and dryland farming in the country. ANI

PM sets targets for awarding roads and highway projects
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has on the direction of the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, assured that 15 major projects of 1,547 kilometers of roads and highways will be awarded within this financial year. ANI

Include lessons against food wastage in school curriculum, says Thomas
Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs, KV Thomas, on Tuesday said that lessons against the wastage of food, especially at occasions such as weddings, should be made a part of the school curriculum. ANI

BJP wants Khurshid to apologise to EC over Muslim sub-quota remarks
Stating that Salman Khurshid's letter seeking to end the ongoing row over his Muslim sub-quota remarks has no weightage, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said the Union Law Minister should apologise to the nation and specifically to Election Commission. ANI

Terror attack on Israeli diplomat, BJP draws similarity with German bakery blast
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday added a new twist to yesterday's terror attack in Delhi on an Israeli diplomat, and drew similarities with 2010 German bakery blast suspecting that the same group could be behind the blast. ANI

Sonia Gandhi alleges irregularities in utilisation of development funds in UP
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday alleged large irregularities have occurred in use of development funds in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Jeremy Browne keen to help India fight terrorism
British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Browne on Tuesday condemned the terror attack on an Israeli diplomat, and emphasized that there is a need to work together to try and limit terrorism and ensure that people around the world are safe as possible. ANI

IPBA annual meet to begin on Feb. 29
The 22nd edition of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) will be held here from February 29 to March 3 at the Taj Palace Hotel. ANI

Friend of Indian Maoists Jan Myrdal ends visit to India
Jan Myrdal, the well-known communist writer and friend of Indian Maoists, concluded his visit to India on February 13th. He addressed gatherings of Maoist front organizations in Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ludhiana and Delhi during his visit between January 26 and February 13. ANI

Indian Army organizes educational trip for Kashmiri students
The Indian Army organized an educational trip for students of Jammu and Kashmir, with an aim to broaden their outlook and edify them about Indian culture. ANI

Souvenir shop owners in Fatehpur Sikri complain of neglect by state authorities
With assembly polls underway in Uttar Pradesh, souvenir shop owners in Fatehpur Sikri have expressed dismay against state authorities, saying the tourism industry has been neglected. ANI

Candidates find innovative ways to file nominations in Uttar Pradesh
Assembly polls candidates in Uttar Pradesh found unique methods to file nominations and woo supporters. ANI

Rawat to preside over prize distribution function of National Youth Parliament competition
Minister of State in the Ministries of Parliamentary Affairs, Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Harish Rawat, will preside over the prize distribution function of the 24th National Youth Parliament competition 2011 -2012 for Kendriya Vidyalayas to be held at the Mavlankar Auditorium here on Wednesday. ANI

Kin of Samjhauta Express train blast accused seeks justice, claim illegal detention
The family of Samjhauta Express blast accused Kamal Chouhan, who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Indore, today filed a petition asking for a legal interview with the accused. ANI

Veerappa Moily condoles demise of V.S. Acharya
Union Minster for Corporate Affairs Dr. M. Veerappa Moily has expressed shock and grief on the sad demise of Karnataka Higher Education Minister Dr. V.S. Acharya. ANI

Israeli embassy blast victim likely to be left partially paralysed, say doctors
Doctors treating the wife of an Israeli diplomat injured in the car explosion on Tuesday said that the injury was serious and she was likely to be left partially paralysed. ANI

Indians are largest depositors of black money, claims CBI
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has claimed that Indians are the largest depositors of illegal money in banks abroad amounting to an estimated 500 billion US dollars. ANI

70 pc Chinese men have close female friends
Many Chinese men have intimate female friends to confide their feelings, a survey has said. ANI

Sikkim AIDS control society holds music contest to promote HIV awareness
The AIDS Control Society of Sikkim organized a music contest and soccer tournament to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. ANI

Norway children issue: Brinda Karat seeks Krishna's immediate attention
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Brinda Karat, who met External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna here on Tuesday along with the parents of the two Indian children detained by Norway authorities, said she has requested him to intervene in the matter in order to work towards a resolution. ANI

Many Muslim voters in UP accuse political parties of making false promises
With Uttar Pradesh gearing up for the third phase of polling on Wednesday, many Muslim voters in the state have accused various political outfits of making false promises. ANI

Fodder scam: RJD chief appears in Special CBI court in Ranchi
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad appeared before a special CBI court on Tuesday to record his statement in connection with the multi-crore fodder scam. ANI

Attacker well-trained, not pointing finger at anyone: Chidambaram
Strongly condemning the attack on an Israeli diplomat's wife yesterday, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that a very well-trained bomber had carried out the attack and added that he is not pointing a finger at any ANI

Youth employment top priority of our government: Manmohan Singh
Laying emphasis on the government's commitment towards creating greater job opportunities Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said that youth employment is a high priority item for his government. ANI

Security tightened at diplomatic missions in India
The Home Ministry has ordered tightening of security of diplomatic missions throughout India, after an explosion in an Israeli Embassy car took place in New Delhi on Monday. ANI

Khurshid writes to EC, says minority reservation remark unintentional
Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid has written a letter to the Election Commission saying that his remark on Minority subquota was unintentional. ANI

Salman Khurshid agrees to abide by Election Commission's guidelines
Commenting on the poll panel's strictures against him for violating the poll code by promoting minority reservation, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid has said that he would abide by the Election Commission's guidelines. ANI

Shatrughan Sinha slams Congress for nurturing corrupt politicians
Veteran actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha has accused the ruling Congress party of nurturing corrupt politicians. ANI

Rahul Gandhi slams UP CM Mayawati over rampant corruption
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati over her inability to curb rampant corruption. ANI

Largest Rolling Capability in the World Now Offered by AT&F
A world-leader in forming and rolling heavy-wall cylinders and rings to long lengths, AT&F Steel ( can now go further. The Cleveland-based manufacturer, a division of AT&F, is unveiling massive new rolling capabilities to roll plates up to 12” (300MM) thick and 14’ (4.3M) long in single-piece construction Business Wire India

element14 Reveals Technologies that will Revolutionise Electronics Design Engineering
element14, a collaborative global electronics community from Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), has revealed the biggest technologies that have the potential to revolutionise electronics and the one product engineers can’t do without out of a survey conducted across all its social media channels Business Wire India

AHF-India Cares to Speak Out against India School over HIV/AIDS Discrimination-Feb 15th
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, together with its partners at AHF-India Cares, will host a press conference in New Delhi at the Delhi Press Club on Wednesday February 15th at 11am local time to speak out against a recent and high profile case of HIV/AIDS discrimination in India Business Wire India

Praj Honored with Bio Excellence Award 2012
Praj Industries Limited has been bestowed the Bio Excellence Award 2012 in the BioIndustrial category at the Bangalore India Bio. The award was presented at the hands of Dr. T. Ramasamy, Secretary of the DBT. This award was given to Praj for the hard work and efforts of Praj Matrix- the innovation center towards research in bioindustrials Business Wire India

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