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SC verdict a vindication of PAC draft report on 2G: Joshi
Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairperson and BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi has said that the Supreme Court verdict quashing 2G spectrum allocation to 122 companies is a virtual endorsement of the draft report of Parliament's PAC headed by him and vindicates his stand. ANI

Manmohan Singh terms naxalism, terrorism, fundamentalism as key challenges
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today termed Maoist violence, cross border terrorism and religious fundamentalism as key internal security challenges. ANI

TRAI releases pre-consultation paper on allocation of 2G spectrum
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today released a pre-consultation paper on "allocation of spectrum in 2G band in 22 service areas by auction" for comments of the stakeholders. ANI

SC defers hearing on appointment of Gujarat Lokayukta
Supreme Court on Friday deferred the hearing on the Gujarat Government petition of over the appointment of state Lokayukta, retired judge R A Mehta, to March 20. ANI

Congress condemns BJP for sensationalizing Supreme Court 2G verdict
Congress has condemned the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) attempt to politicize and sensationalize the Supreme Court verdict in the 2G scam case. ANI

India wins second Twenty20 international against Australia
India roared back to form to square the Twenty20 international series and put Australia on notice for the looming one-dayers. ANI

Eleven US varsities visit Amity University to discuss potential areas of collaboration
A high powered delegation comprising of 15 members from 11 American universities and institutions visited Amity University to mull over potential areas of collaboration. These representatives are on a visit to India, organized under International Academic Partnership Program. ANI

Railways need a national policy, says official
India urgently needs a national railway policy, a senior railway official has said. ANI

BJP demands probe against Praful Patel for bribery charges
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Balbir Punj has demanded a special probe against former Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Friday after reports emerged in a leading Canadian newspaper suggesting that he was bribed. ANI

Vacation is another name for migration in Bihar
Ramji, a student of Class 4 studying in a primary school of a remote village in Vedia, a Dalit Basti in Manpur Block of Gaya District, looks at his classmates forlornly ANI

Arunachal minister urges Antony to speed up BRO projects
Itanagar, Feb 3: Arunachal Pradesh PWD, Finance and Planning Minister Chowna Mein has once again requested Defence Minister AK Antony to expedite the ambitious Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH), particularly the portion allotted to the Border Roads Organization (BRO). ANI

16 million Chinese women married to gays: Expert
At least 16 million women in China are married to gays, a leading expert has said. ANI

Manmohan Singh promises systemic response to reduce corruption
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday stressed on a systemic response to reduce chances of corruption and to ensure transparency, accountability and probity in public life. ANI

Supreme Court defers hearing in Army chief's age row case till Feb 10 (Update)
The Supreme Court on Friday deferred the hearing in the ongoing stand-off between Army Chief General V K Singh and the government over his age till February 10. ANI

Corruption under MNREGA cannot be overlooked: Sonia Gandhi
Asserting that corruption under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) cannot be overlooked, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has said any complaints or irregularities related to scheme should be strictly addressed. ANI

Pakistan-US relations in a trough, but only for now
Towards the end of his last State of the Union address on January 24 President Obama said "One of my proudest possessions is the flag that the Seal Team took with them on the mission to get Bin Laden. On it are each of their names." This was viewed quite differently in Pakistan where the attack that killed Osama bin Laden took place a few miles away from the Pakistan Military Academy at Kakul. ANI

Supreme Court defers hearing of army chief age row petition to Feb.10 (Update)
The Supreme Court on Friday deferred Chief of Army Staff General Vijay Kumar Singh's writ petition that seeks to settle the dispute over his date of birth till February 10. ANI

Azam Khan accuses Congressmen being eunuchs
Poll politics touched a dirtier low after senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan has accused the Congress party as a eunuch community. ANI

Jaiswal demands apology from BJP for demanding PM resignation in 2G case
Lashing out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the 2G spectrum case, Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has demanded an apology from the party after the Supreme Court gave a clean chit to the Prime Minister on the issue. ANI

Rahul Gandhi accuses Mayawati of being numb during land acquisition stir
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of being numb during land acquisition stir in Bhatta Parsaul village in the state's Bulandshahr District. ANI

Supreme Court to take up army chief age row petition
The Supreme Court will take up Chief of Army Staff General Vijay Kumar Singh's writ petition seeking to settle the dispute over his date of birth on Friday. ANI

Digvijay Singh also involved in 2G scam: claims Prashant Bhushan
Commenting on the Supreme Court's judgement of quashing 122 spectrum licences, senior advocate Prashant Bhushan has said that Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh was also involved in the 2G scam among other top functionaries. ANI

Three killed, over fifty injured as train derails in Guwahati
At least three people were killed and over fifty injured when the Bongaigaon-Guwahati passenger express train derailed near Guwahati. ANI

Minister for Environment & Forests Ms Jayanthi Natarajan calls for a people movement to contribute to the environment & the global commons at TERI’s DSDS 2012
Ms Jayanthi Natarajan, Hon'ble Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, was the keynote speaker on the second day of the 12th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) 2012 organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Business Wire India

Ramco Posts Global Income of USD 13.24 m
Ramco Systems Limited (BSE - 532370, NSE – RAMCOSYS, MSE – RSST); a software company focused on consulting, products and managed services, today announced, the results for the third quarter of FY 2011-12 Business Wire India

TAKE Solutions Posts 47.6% Increase in Revenue
TAKE Solutions Ltd. [BSE: 532890 | NSE: TAKE], a leader in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Life Sciences (LS) domains, announced the financial results for quarter ended December 31st, 2011 today. The Company has posted healthy revenues of INR 1867 Mn for this quarter which is 47.6% increase against the corresponding quarter ended December 31st, 2010 Business Wire India

Amul Receives Green Globe Foundation Award
The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF), India’s largest food products marketing organization of India and apex body of dairy cooperatives of Gujarat –has won the “Green Globe Foundation Award” in the Manufacturing Category at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2012 . Mr. R.S. Sodhi, Managing Director, GCMMF Ltd Business Wire India

ELCINA Electronic Industries Association of India and Vittal Innovation City to Set-Up Electronics Manufacturing Clusters in India
Key Announcement Highlights -- ELCINA members and VIC have agreed to set-up a joint venture to promote clusters for electronics component and equipment manufacturing across the country. The first cluster is expected to come up in North India, near NCR in one year. It will involve participation of the members interested in investing in setting up facilities in this area Business Wire India

Kobelco Starts Commercial Production of Hydraulic Crawler Cranes in India
Kobelco Cranes India Pvt. Ltd (KCI), a part of Kobelco Cranes Co., Ltd (KCL). Japan, has commenced the commercial production of its hydraulic crawler crane manufacturing plant in India today (2nd February 2012) Business Wire India

Citi India Launches Alumni Network
Citi India today announced the launch of the Citi Alumni Network, a specially designed, global electronic platform for former Citi India employees to reconnect with Citi and with each other. The Citi India Alumni Network at www.citialumninetwork Business Wire India

Elsevier and NASI Announce Indian Scopus Young Scientist Award Winners
Elsevier, a world leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), today announce the recipients of the 6th Annual NASI Scopus™ Young Scientist Awards. The awards were presented at a gala ceremony yesterday evening at The Leela Palace Hotel in New Delhi, in the presence of the Honourable Dr. T Business Wire India

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