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Mauritius PM arrives in India
Prime Minister of Mauritius, Navinchandra Ramgoolam today arrived in New Delhi on a six-day visit to the country. ANI

Bengal govt. grants second language status to Urdu in some areas
West Bengal government has granted second language status to Urdu in those areas having ten percent Urdu-speaking population in the state. ANI

Rift emerges between India and Britain over economic aid row
Leaders of various political parties have condemned the British government's decision to impose conditional economic aid to India. ANI

Social networking sites must work within laws, says Sachin Pilot
Minister for State, Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Sachin Pilot today said that internet giant, google and social networking sites like Facebook should work within the ambit of the Indian law. ANI

Telenor to fight against 2G-license cancellation
Norway's telecom company, Telenor has planned to appeal against the Supreme Court order to cancel 22 telecom licenses held by its Indian joint venture, Uninor. ANI

Supreme Court issues notice to government over illegal drug trials
Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Central Government and Medical Council of India (MCI), seeking explanation regarding a petition demanding an inquiry into illegal clinical trials of untested drugs across the country. ANI

Scientists say well thought strategy needed to catch up with China
Top Indian scientists have stressed on the urgent need to design a well-thought-out strategy to develop science and make it economically competitive to catch up with the fast surging China. ANI

Government is committed to carve out separate Gorkha state: M.K Narayanan
West Bengal Governor M.K Narayanan on Monday said that the Government is committed to carve out a separate Gorkha state. ANI

Delhi court asks 22 networking sites to file compliance report on removal of objectionable content
A Delhi court on Monday asked 22 social networking websites to file their compliance report on removing objectionable contents within 15 days. ANI

No vendetta against Nair, says ISRO chief Radhakrishnan
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Radhakrishnan on Monday said that there has been no vendetta behind blacklisting his predecessor G Madhavan Nair and three other scientists in connection with the controversial Antrix-Devas deal. ANI

Will join politics if I think I can make a difference in peoples' lives: Robert Vadra
Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh): Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, on Monday said he would consider joining active politics if he thought he could make a difference to peoples' lives. ANI

12th India- EU Summit to be held in New Delhi on Feb 10
The 12th India- European Union (EU) Summit will be held in New Delhi on February 10. ANI

Brazilian Defence Minister arrives in India to boost military ties
Brazilian Defence Minister Celso Amorim arrived here on Monday to boost bilateral military cooperation with India. ANI

Gujarat High Court rejects plea to reinvestigate Pandya murder case
The Gujarat High Court on Monday rejected an application by Jagriti Pandya that sought a reinvestigation into the 2003 Haren Pandya murder case. ANI

Robert Vadra stopped in UP for violating model code of conduct
Priyanka Gandhi's husband Robert Vadra was stopped by an election observer in the Salon area of Uttar Pradesh's Amethi District for violating the Election Commission's model code of conduct. ANI

Delhi police arrest two women in Baby Falak case
Two women were arrested on Monday in connection with the Baby Falak abandonment case. ANI

26/11 case: No word from Pakistan on judicial commission's visit
Pakistan has failed to announce a new date for its judicial commission to visit India to record statements of key officials linked to the investigation of the Mumbai terror attacks. ANI

The real face of the army in Kashmir
Winters in Kashmir are harsh and ruthless; this year the situation is particularly critical due to an exceptionally severe cold wave with sustained sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfall. ANI

ISRO Chief Radhakrishnan says 'nothing personal' against predecessor Nair
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief K Radhakrishnan on Monday said that he had nothing personal against his predecessor, G Madhavan Nair, who has been indicted along with three other scientists on the Antrix-Devas deal. ANI

Keep promises, establish health centres in Kashmir
Never judge a book by its cover, beauty too, has a dark side, goes the old adage. Located amid the lush forests of Fir and Deodar, Kupwara town in north Kashmir is blessed with sheer natural beauty offering soothe to the eyes and to the heart. The landscape has a salubrious air of calm and peace ANI

Sushma Swaraj says Mayawati has wasted public money on statues
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj has accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of wasting Rs. 6 billion of the public's money in building parks and statues across the state to eulogize herself. ANI

BSP leader Mishra accuses Congress of short-changing UP over fund allocation
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra has accused the Congress-led Central Government of short-changing Uttar Pradesh over allocation of funds to the state. ANI

Digvijay Singh slams Advani for raising Ram temple issue during UP campaign
Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh has criticised Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani for raising the contentious Ram temple- Babri mosque row before the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections ANI

Not affected by criticism: Rahul Gandhi
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has said he is not affected by criticism or sarcasm. ANI

Farooq Abdullah slams politicians for using religion as a poll plank
Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah has attacked political factions, particularly the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), for exploiting the country's vast religious and cultural diversity to win votes. ANI

Poll-bound Uttar Pradesh remains on boil as political cauldron simmers
High-voltage drama continues in Uttar Pradesh, with contesting parties flexing their political muscle in various campaigns ahead of the polls. ANI

Chennai gives India its Photographer of the Year 2011
After a record breaking 66,782 entries from remote towns, cities all over India, a Photojournalist based in the city of Chennai won accolades as the Photographer of the Year 2011. Better Photography, one of India’s leading photography magazines’s much awaited contest, currently in its seventh year declared Mr Business Wire India

Eicher Bus Body Manufacturing Plant to be Set Up
VE Commercial vehicles limited (Volvo Group and Eicher Motors JV) did the ground breaking ceremony of the upcoming Eicher bus manufacturing plant near Indore at Dhar, Madhya Pradesh. The plant is being set up with an investment of INR 125 Crores in the first phase and would commence production by 2nd quarter of 2013. The plant will have a capacity to produce 10000 buses when fully operational Business Wire India

GROHE Launches First ‘LIVE-CENTER’ in Mumbai
GROHE from Germany, the world’s number 1 brand in sanitary fittings and leader in water technology, today launched its first ‘GROHE Live Center’ in Mumbai Business Wire India

GETIT Spreads Love through Valentines Website
Are you still confused about how to make this Valentine special for your loved one? GETIT plays cupid to help you to make it a unique day with minimum efforts. GETIT Infoservices Pvt. Ltd Business Wire India

Sulekha.com Releases Market Report on Used Car Market
-- Buyers can save up to Rs 50,000 with a year-old hatchback and Rs 70,000 with a year-old sedan -- Buyers for cars older than 2 years are increasing significantly every year Sulekha.com, India’s leading digital marketplace for local needs, today announced the results of a study undertaken on the Used Car Market in India. This study has been conducted using Sulekha Business Wire India

SEO Company India Techmagnate to Provide SEO Services to Topperlearning.com, Renowned Education Portal
Techmagnate, leading SEO services India company, recently announced that it has signed a deal with renowned education portal TopperLearning.com, for its SEO services. This deal has cemented Techmagnate’s position as one of India’s foremost SEO services companies. TopperLearning.com is an innovative and well known educational resources website, and has been created by Greycells18 Media Ltd Business Wire India

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