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Baba Ramdev slams Congress over SC's verdict on 2G scam
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev said that after the Supreme Court's verdict of quashing all 122 telecoms licences issued under a scandal-tainted 2008 sale, the next move should be to extract the money with interest from the tainted ministers. ANI

Jayalalitha welcomes Supreme Court verdict on 2G scam
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on the 2G scam case but refused to comment on the Opposition's demand for Home Minister P.Chidambaram's resignation. ANI

TRAI to abide by SC verdict on 2G scam
Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), J. S. Sharma said that the Supreme Court verdict on the controversial 2G-spectrum scam is final, and it will abide by the apex court's ruling. ANI

State govts to ensure payments within 15 days under MNERGA, says PM
The Prime Minister today urged the state governments to ensure that Mahatma Gandhi National Rural employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) workers were given their wages within 15 days. ANI

Rahul targets SP, BSP for making false promises
Congress general secretary, Rahul Gandhi here today targeted the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for allegedly making false promises to woo the voters ahead of the assembly polls. ANI

Maoists landmine blast kills three policemen in Jharkhand
At least three policemen were killed in a deadly landmine blast in Balumath in Jharkhand. ANI

Congress turns defensive after SC telecom scam verdict
A defensive Congress Party went into a huddle on Thursday over the latest Supreme Court verdict that quashed all 122 licenses granted to telecom operators under a scandal-tainted 2008 sale. ANI

Hazare in Bangalore for ayurvedic treatment
Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare arrived in Bangalore today for ayurvedic treatment. ANI

Bangalore stone fair providing platform to sculptors from across India
Stona 2012, an international stone art fair underway in Bangalore, is providing a platform for scores of sculptors from across the country. ANI

Scuffle breaks out during re-polling in Amritsar
A Scuffle broke over allegations of illegitimate ballots during re-polling in Amritsar East assembly constituency in Punjab on Thursday. ANI

Government to examine Supreme Court's verdict on telecom scam: Mukherjee
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that the Central Government would examine the Supreme Court's verdict to quash 122 telecom licences issued under a scandal-tainted 2008 sale. ANI

Manmohan Singh, Chidambaram not responsible for 2G spectrum loss: Sibal
Welcoming the Supreme Court's judgement of quashing 122 spectrum licences, Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and then Finance Minister P Chidambaram were not responsible for the loss of revenue in the 2G allocation scam. ANI

2G case: BJP demands Chidambaram's resignation
Welcoming the Supreme Court's decision on directing a trial court to decide on Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's role in the 2G spectrum scam, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday demanded his resignation over the issue. ANI

Cancellation of 2G spectrum licenses has clearly brought out a big scam: Swamy
Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said the cancellation of 2G spectrum licenses by the Supreme Court has clearly brought out the big scam, adding that it was a collective failure of the government, which overlooked warnings given by the Comptroller and Audit General on India (CAG) and the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on the issue. ANI

India has stake in evolution of successful response to climate change: PM
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that India has a vital stake in the evolution of a successful response to climate change. ANI

SC cancels 122 spectrum licences, asks trial court to decide on probe against Chidambaram
Quashing all 122 spectrum licences granted after January 2008, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked a trial court to decide whether Union Home Minister P Chidambaram needs to be probed for his role in the 2G spectrum scam case. ANI

Mayawati has failed to combat corruption: Sonia Gandhi
Congress President Sonia Gandhi has accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of failing to take adequate steps to combat corruption. ANI

Mayawati accuses Congress of showing step-motherly attitude towards Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has charged the Congress party with promoting poverty, unemployment and showing a step-motherly attitude towards the state. ANI

Digvijay Singh takes on Mayawati over graft, caste politics
Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh has launched a fresh, attack on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati over issues such as rampant corruption and caste politics. ANI

Congress ruled states growing faster unlike others: Rahul Gandhi
As politics heats up in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has said states ruled by his party, including Maharashtra, Haryana, Delhi and Kerala, are growing faster unlike non-Congress ruled states. ANI

Rediff.com Announces Appointment of Mr. M. Madhavan Nambiar to Board of Directors
Rediff.com India Limited (Nasdaq: REDF), one of the leading worldwide online providers of news, information, communication, entertainment and shopping services for Indians, announced the appointment of Mr. M. Madhavan Nambiar as an Independent Director to its Board. Mr. Nambiar has also been appointed as a member of the Audit Committee. Mr Business Wire India

Steria and Microsoft Launch Workplace on Command
Steria, a leading European provider of IT-enabled business services, today unveiled Workplace On Command, a centrally-managed aggregated services offering which provides users with easy and secure access to enterprise applications, data and cloud services, regardless of location and access device Business Wire India

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh inaugurates TERI’s Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) 2012 on ‘Protecting the Global Commons: 20 years post Rio’
The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, inaugurated the 12th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) 2012 organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) today at the Taj Palace Hotel Business Wire India

Riverbed Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Leading Analyst Firm’s Magic Quadrant for Wan Optimization Controllers
Riverbed Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, announced today that it has been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders quadrant of the 2012 “Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers (WOC)” authored by Joe Skorupa and Severine Real and published in January 2012 Business Wire India

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Offers Core Sector Specific Programs
The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) is the first Indian Energy University recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 and the first of its kind pan Asia. It is the first to be accredited by the Energy Institute, UK Business Wire India

CA Technologies Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Two Magic Quadrants: User Administration/Provisioning and Identity and Access Governance
CA Technologies (CA: NASDAQ) announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of two Gartner reports: Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Governance (IAG)*, and Magic Quadrant for User Administration and Provisioning.** “As data moves to the cloud, identity and access management grows in importance within organizations Business Wire India

Greenlime: Seasonal Change causes Rise in Flu and Sickness Reports
Pudumjee Hygiene Limited is the forerunner when it comes to the field of personal and environmental hygiene products. They have also over the years seen an increase in the number of reports that arise in the medico-pharma market with regard to health issues Business Wire India

Frost & Sullivan: Armed Forces Modernization and Defense Offsets to Create Opportunities for IT in India’s Defense Market
The increasing use of information technology (IT) for secure and real-time communication and efficient human and machine management in the armed forces presents tremendous growth opportunities for the Indian IT sector Business Wire India

AGC Networks Announces Results for the Quarter ended December 31st, 2011
AGC Networks Limited, India’s leading Solutions Integrator in Unified Communication, Network Infrastructure, Information Security and Business Application and Consulting, and a subsidiary of Aegis Limited, an Essar enterprise, announced its financial results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2011. Key Financial Highlights -- AGC Networks reports strong financial performance Business Wire India

SapientNitro and ABSOLUT India Encourage People to Eavesdrop on the Unique Sounds of India
The ABSOLUT INDIA project by SapientNitro, part of Sapient (NASDAQ: SAPE), makes you sit up and listen. ABSOLUT, a brand credited with some of the most iconic visual imagery in popular culture, now reels you in deeper with its first ever sound-based sensory experience. Business Wire India

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