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BJP to expose Sheila Dikshit Government through chargesheet
The BJP Legislative Party met under the chairmanship Vijay Kumar Malhotra here on Friday and decided to prepare a detailed chargesheet against the Sheila Dikshit Government on issues like rampant corruption and failure on all other fronts. ANI

Congress will win in Uttar Pradesh polls: Manmohan Singh
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday expressed confidence that the Congress Party will win in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, and said that the state will once move ahead on the path of development under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. ANI

TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu joins anti-NCTC chorus
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday demanded the repeal of a recent order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on the power of the newly constituted National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). ANI

Congress should have consulted state governments before constituting NCTC: Sushma
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Friday said the ruling Congress party should have consulted state governments before constituting the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). ANI

Sharad Pawar expects success for Congress -NCP coalition in Maharashtra
Union Agriculture Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said he expected positive results for his coalition in the civic body polls in Maharashtra. ANI

Advanced Mi-17 V5 helicopter inducted into Indian Air Force
Underlining the role of Russia as a dependable partner in the defence sector, Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Friday pointed out that the Mi-17 V5 is the best helicopter in its class, and assured that the government stands committed to provide the latest and best possible equipments to our armed forces. ANI

Norway child welfare service to review care status of two Indian children
The Child Welfare Service in Stavanger, Norway, has said that it will evaluate the possible care of Indian children by their uncle at the end of February or in the beginning of March. ANI

Dinesh Patnaik appointed Indian Ambassador to Cambodia
Dinesh K. Patnaik, presently Deputy Chief of Mission in Embassy of India, Vienna, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Cambodia. ANI

Congress joins forces with Bollywood to lure voters in UP
Congress leader Rajeev Shukla hit the campaign trail in Uttar Pradesh with Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon in a bid to garner votes. ANI

BJP complains to EC over Beni Prasad's Muslim quota remark
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday registered a complaint with the Election Commission of India against Congress leader and Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma for allegedly promising a sub-quota reservation for Muslims during an election rally in Farrukhabad. ANI

Delhi education committee chief proposes salary hike for MCD's contractual teachers
The chairman of the Education Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Dr. Mahinder Nagpal, has proposed a salary hike for teachers teaching in municipal primary schools on contractual basis. ANI

Andaman administration reluctant to share power with panchayats
The Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, said last week, that elected representatives of panchayats should be treated as the "first tier of democracy" rather than the "third tier of development." ANI

ONGC official sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment in disproportionate assets case
The Special Judge, Mumbai, has convicted I.P.Shankaran, former Deputy Superintending Engineer(Civil), ONGC, LPG Plant, Uran Distt., in Raigad for possession of disproportionate assets and sentenced him to three years rigorous imprisonment with a fine of lakh. ANI

BJP leader Malhotra demands strengthening of intelligence, internal security in Delhi
Leader of the Opposition in Delhi Assembly, Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra, has in a statement, demanded that the Central Government and the Delhi Government take steps to strengthen intelligence and internal security in view of the recent terrorist attack in the national capital. ANI

Suspended cop Sanjeev Bhatt slams Gujarat Govt. for not providing him with protection
Whistleblower of the 2002 Gujarat riots and suspended cop Sanjeev Bhatt has slammed the state government for failing to protect him despite threats made to his life. ANI

Congress tried to appease Muslims to seek votes: Rajnath Singh
Reacting to Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma's statement supporting a minority quota for Muslims, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh has alleged that the Congress party is trying to appease Muslims to attract their votes ANI

Rahul Gandhi slams Mayawati govt. for failing to implement women welfare initiatives
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has slammed the Uttar Pradesh Government for failing to implement welfare initiatives for women. ANI

Sushma Swaraj terms BSP stint in UP as a period of open misrule
Lashing out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj has termed the regime of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) as a period of open misrule. ANI

GlobalOutlook Secures New Commitments from Naya Ventures to Fuel its Global Expansion
GlobalOutlook, the No. 1Secure cloud-based Business Communication Service provider today announced that they have received a commitment for infusion of funds from Naya Ventures. The new funds will be used to accelerate their expansion plans in global markets. “In the last 18 months, Global Outlook has grown its user base by over 400%, and doubled the size of its employees which is outstanding Business Wire India

TAKE Solutions Awarded ‘Significant Contribution to SCM field” by IIMM
TAKE Solutions Ltd. [BSE: 532890 | NSE: TAKE], a leader in the Life Sciences and Supply Chain Management domains, today received the Corporate award for “ Significant Contribution to SCM field” at the Spectrum Conference 2012, organised by Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM), Chennai Business Wire India

Canon Indulges in Futuristic Technologies with an All-New Line-Up of Cameras
-- Wi-Fi enabled IXUS range for ‘real time’ sharing of images -- New sleeker, slimmer profile PowerShot range with DIGIC 5 processor -- HS system allowing for less noise at high ISOs --New class of lenses designed for greater clarity and compact designs Canon India Pvt. Limited, India’s No 1 Business Wire India

The Palm Village - IITL NIMBUS Upcoming Project at Yamuna (TAJ) Expressway Noida
IITL Nimbus group’s new upcoming project The Palm Village located opposite to Jaypee Sports City. The Palm Village in Yamuna (TAJ) Expressway offers multiple options of 2.5BHK, 2BHK, 3.5BHK, 3BHK, 4BHK, Studio apartments. The apartments are beautifully designed providing the natural sunlight and air Business Wire India

Shree Shakun New Project Shree Shakun Greens Launched at Virar (W) Mumbai
Shree Shakun Realty P. Ltd present Shree Shakun Greens a new project located Virar (W) North Mumbai. Shree Shakun Greens is located just 10 mins away from railway station. Shree Shakun Greens offers 12 storey 3 units of 1BHK, 2 BHK and 3BHK apartments. As Shree Shakun Greens is located at prime location it has 30 mts & 40 mts wide road outside the apartment Business Wire India

EFY EXPO 2012: A Perfect Business Opportunity for Electronics Industry
Electronics For You Expo 2012 , the first-of-its-kind electronics event, has shown the much-needed ray of hope to the Indian electronics industry. The expo has proved to be an important platform for the business exchanges between the electronics industry. Sachin Pilot, minister of state for communications and information technology, inaugurated the 2nd edition of EFY EXPO 2012 ( http://www Business Wire India

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