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Congress leader Kamatham Rajender Reddy joins YSR Congress
Ahead of the by-elections, Congress leader and strongman from Parigi mandal in Andhra Pradesh's Rangareddy District, Kamatham Rajender Reddy on Tuesday joined YSR Congress Party along with his followers. ANI

Government denies any move to take away Model Code violations outside EC purview
The central government on Tuesday denied any reports of taking the Model Code of Conduct violations out of Election Commission purview. ANI

Fishermen in Kerala demand arrest of Italian vessel captain
Fishermen here on Tuesday took to the streets demanding the arrest of the captain of Italian vessel 'Enrica Lexie' following the death of two Indian fishermen. ANI

Firozabad seeking better infrastructure, education to stem migration
With four of seven phases of polling over in Uttar Pradesh, residents of Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad city, the state's famed glassmaking hub, have to contend with a lack of water, power supply and education, which is fuelling the migration of its residents to other cities, as well as abroad. ANI

Bangladesh allows India to transport foodgrains to northeast
In a major step forward, Bangladesh has allowed India to transport food grains through its territory to landlocked Tripura. ANI

Corcom cadres held in Manipur
Imphal West District Police recently apprehended five activists of CorCom, a conglomerate of seven different militant outfits in the state. ANI

India, Pakistan extend agreement on reducing risk from accidents relating to nuke weapons
India and Pakistan on Tuesday agreed to extend the agreement on reducing the risk from accidents relating to nuclear eeapons for another five years. ANI

Israel Minister expresses faith in probe of Delhi blast, but warns about nuke capable Iran
Israeli Energy and Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau on Tuesday expressed faith in the investigations of a bomb blast near its embassy in New Delhi, saying he expected the perpetrators to be 'chased and found', but warned the world about dangers of a "nuclear capable" Iran. ANI

Rahul Gandhi targets opposition over failure to implement MNREGA in UP
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday criticised the party's political rivals for making false promises to garner votes from people in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Sumo wrestling in Guwahati
People of Guwahati got a chance to witness five champion sumo wrestlers in action during the 19th International Guwahati Trade Fair 2012 held here recently. ANI

Manipur's Zomi Tribe celebrates its National Day
Manipur's Zomi Tribe celebrated its 64th Zomi National Day (Zomi Nam Ni) here on Monday with a cultural and musical extravaganza. ANI

Manipur holds youth festival
A three-day long youth festival was recently held in Imphal, youth from various tribes and communities gathered to showcase their rich culture and traditions. ANI

Gujarat farmers being forced to use contaminated water for irrigation
Farmers in Delad village of Gujarat have claimed that they are being compelled to use contaminated water to irrigate their crops. ANI

RBI launches financial literacy camps in Northeast
Concerned at the slow progress of financial institutions in the northeast, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently launched the second phase of financial outreach programme in the region. ANI

Now, Shimla civic authorities impose green tax on non-Himachal Pradesh vehicles
Civic authorities in Shimla have imposed a green tax on non-state vehicles, with an aim to cut down traffic congestion in the region. ANI

Suspected ISI agent arrested in Delhi
A suspected Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agent was arrested here allegedly with defence documents, police said on Tuesday. ANI

NCTC a setback to India's federal structure, says Jaitley
Opposing the Central Government's decision to set up National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that the body is against the federal structure of the country. ANI

Maoist threat deters development in rebel-infested areas of Jharkhand
The fear of Maoists in rebel-infested areas of Seraikella-Kharsawan in Jharkhand, has stalled development. ANI

Youth in Assam's Kamrup District take up pisciculture
Educated youth in Bogibari village of Assam's Kamrup District have taken up fish farming with financial assistance from government-run banks. ANI

Chakhesang Nagas celebrate annual festival
The Chakhesang Nagas, one of 16 tribes of Nagaland, recently celebrated the Chakhesang Cultural Festival that highlighted their distinct identity and culture. ANI

Kaziranga University to open up in Jorhat
Kaziranga University, with a campus spread over 50 acres, will soon open in Jorhat, popularly known as "the Knowledge City" of Assam. ANI

CBI arrests railway police official for accepting bribe in Chennai
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Head Constable of Railway Protection Force, Southern Railway, Chennai for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.20,000/- from the complainant. ANI

Indian nurses back Victorians by protesting against Premier Ted Baillieu in Delhi
About 30 Indian nurses gathered at Premier Ted Baillieu's Delhi hotel to support their Victorian counterparts, who are locked in an industrial dispute with the State Government over nurse-patient ratios, pay and conditions. ANI

Now, an 'App' to locate where to Pee!
Six teams of IT experts and professors supported by the Water and Sanitation Program presented mobile applications or 'Apps' that can help support consumers and governments surmounting the water and sanitation problems in India. The event took place at Vigyan Bhawan on Tuesday. ANI

Tripura hosts Bangladesh film festival
In a bid to boost relations between India and Bangladesh, Tripura recently hosted a Bangladesh film festival here. ANI

J Dey murder case: Journalist Jigna Vora booked
The Mumbai Police on Tuesday filed a supplementary chargesheet against woman journalist Jigna Vora in connection with last year's murder of senior scribe J Dey. ANI

Baba Ramdev attacks Congress over corruption, black money and militancy
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Tuesday criticised the Congress party for not doing enough to curtail corruption, black money and militancy in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Kingfisher Airlines gets time till Wednesday to revise schedules
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday gave the crisis-hit Kingfisher Airlines time till Wednesday to come up with a revised and a clear schedule for the aircraft that it is still operating. ANI

Assam land being occupied by Meghalaya due to poor infrastructure and basic amenities
Poor infrastructure and basic amenities has compelled sixteen villages in Assam to take help from the neighbouring state of Meghalaya. ANI

Tourists throng Kashmir to witness fresh spell of snow
Following a fresh spell of snowfall, tourists have converged in large numbers in Pahalgam to enjoy adventure sports like horse riding and skiing. ANI

Congress to move court to quash FIR against Rahul Gandhi: Sibal
Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday said the Congress party would approach the court for quashing a police complaint against Rahul Gandhi for violating the Model Code of Conduct during a road show in Kanpur. ANI

Army organises motivational tour for senior citizens in Kashmir
The Indian Army has organised a motivational tour for senior citizens in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch District. ANI

Oil Minister Jaipal Reddy hints at another fuel price hike
Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister S. Jaipal Reddy has ruled out reducing the current price of petroleum on grounds that oil marketing companies in the country are facing a financial crunch and incurring losses. ANI

Congress not competent to bring change in Uttar Pradesh: Gadkari
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has said the Congress is not competent enough to bring change to Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Congress leaders guilty of breaking EC rules: BJP
After an First Information Report (FIR) was filed against Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for violating the Model Code of Conduct during a road show in Kanpur, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain said Congress leaders are often found guilty of breaking the Election Commission's rules. ANI

BSP attacking Rahul Gandhi due to his growing popularity: Congress
Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi has accused the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) of attacking Rahul Gandhi to neutralise his growing popularity. ANI

Congress should work with NCP to strengthen political hold in Maharashtra: Pawar
Union Agriculture Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has said the Congress should work with the NCP to strengthen its political hold in Maharashtra state. ANI

Top Japanese executive found dead in Gurgaon apartment complex park
A top executive of Japan's scandal-ridden Olympus Corp, Tsutomu Omori, has been found dead in an apartment complex park in Gurgaon, Haryana. ANI

IMT-Ghaziabad Maintains Top-10 Status in Business India B-School Ranking
Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad has once again been ranked among the Top 10 business schools in India by an independent survey. The recently released Business India 2011 B-School survey ranked IMT-G number nine out of the 335 schools it listed, putting the institute among what’s commonly called the “Ivy League” of India’s B-Schools Business Wire India

CNBC Ranks IMT-Ghaziabad “Global” Campus Second in India for International Links
CNBC’s latest survey gives proof Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad has truly gone global, being ranked second among B-Schools when it comes to international linkages. The ranking should come as no surprise though - IMT-G has link-ups with more than 70 institutes around the globe and believes true business success is achieved when management graduates do well in any part of the world Business Wire India

IMT-G Maintains Top-10 Status in Business India B-School Ranking
Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad has once again been ranked among the Top 10 business schools in India by an independent survey. The recently released Business India 2011 B-School survey ranked IMT-G number nine out of the 335 schools it listed, putting the institute among what’s commonly called the “Ivy League” of India’s B-Schools Business Wire India

CNBC Ranks IMT-G’s “Global” Campus Second in India for International Links
CNBC’s latest survey gives proof Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad has truly gone global, being ranked second among B-Schools when it comes to international linkages. The ranking should come as no surprise though - IMT-G has link-ups with more than 70 institutes around the globe and believes true business success is achieved when management graduates do well in any part of the world Business Wire India

Rediff.com Introduces Rediff ‘Realtime News Search’
Rediff.com India Limited (Nasdaq: REDF), India’s leading online provider of news, information, communication, entertainment and shopping services introduces “Rediff Realtime News Search”, an innovative news search engine which delivers fresh and recent news from India and the world Business Wire India

RNCOS Studies: Growth in LCVs Driving Indian Commercial Vehicle Market
The commercial vehicles market is growing in India on account of strong economic growth, infrastructure development and easy availability of finance Business Wire India

Sulekha.com Unveils New Brand Identity
Sulekha.com, India’s leading digital marketplace for local needs, has unveiled the new visual identity of its corporate brand. This change in brand identity reflects Sulekha.com’s new avatar as an e-commerce company focused on local needs Business Wire India

TERI University Adds a New Feather, Launches new MBA Programme in Urban Management
TERI University has announced the commencement of a new MBA programme: ‘Urban Management’ Business Wire India

EFY Expo 2012: Big Show, Bigger Business
A powerful mix of seminars, conferences and summits running in parallel at the expo aimed to provide useful insights into the Indian electronics industry for the benefit of design engineers, manufacturers and senior decision makers alike Business Wire India

Seven CA Technologies Leaders Recognized as 2012 Channel Chiefs by CRN Magazine
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that seven company leaders have been named 2012 Channel Chiefs by CRN Magazine Business Wire India

Ivy Estates – Luxury Residential Project by Kolte Patil Launched at Wagholi Pune, Wagholi Pune Properties
Kolte Patil presents Ivy Estates a residential project sited near Lexicon International School, on Nagar Road Wagholi Pune. Ivy Estates is 83 acres township that gives an option of luxurious 1BHK, 2BHK and 3BHK thoughtfully planned and spacious apartments built with the finest material and accurate planning by a team of architects and set in lush green surrounding Business Wire India

Omega Paradise Phase II Wakad New Launch Project, Omega Paradise Phase II Pune by Omega Promoters
Omega Paradise Phase II is an ongoing residential project by Omega Promoters. Omega Paradise Phase II is spread over 31 acres of area that offer 2BHK pre-furnished and efficiently designed apartments all aligned in a beautiful and meticulously designed layout. Omega Paradise Phase II is an oval shaped 12 storied building having 10 flats on each floor and 118 total numbers of apartments Business Wire India

Castell Introduces New X-type Key Exchange Unit
Castell Safety International has developed a new X-type key exchange unit featuring an extremely robust design that minimises potential food traps. The exchange unit has been designed to be both ergonomic and durable. The enclosure is now fully welded, offering increased rigidity Business Wire India

Bangladesh Services Limited and IHG Announce the InterContinental Dhaka
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms, and Bangladesh Services Limited (BSL) today announce the signing of a 30-year management agreement for the InterContinental Dhaka Business Wire India

Aptara Sponsors 3rd Annual Employee Art Exhibition
Aptara, a global leader in digital content and new media production announces its third Annual Employee Art Exhibition. The corporate sponsored exhibit will showcase the creative talents of graphic artists and designers from Aptara’s New Media Division. It will be featured in Pune’s Ark Art and Frames Gallery, from Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26, 2012 Business Wire India

CourseKing Launches in India, to Help people Improve their Employability
“By 2020, the number of college graduates is expected to rise between 75 lakh to a crore annually; in the same period about one crore new jobs will be created in the IT/BFSI segment. Although it looks like the perfect supply-demand balance, 80% of the resource will be unemployable,” said Santanu Paul, CEO TalentSprint Business Wire India

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