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Mamata slams Left, Congress for poor governance in West Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday lashed out at the Left Front and the Congress Party for the poor state of affairs in the state. ANI

Amarinder Singh hopes to win over 70 seats in upcoming Punjab polls
Former Chief Minister and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday expressed confidence that his party would win above 70 seats in the upcoming state assembly polls. ANI

Air Chief reviews operational installations at Jodhpur Airbase
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, reviewed all the operational installations and new inductions at the Jodhpur Airbase on Tuesday. ANI

Jagan Mohan Reddy on two-day 'Rythu Deeksha' for benefit of farmers
YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is undertaking a two-day 'Rythu Deeksha' at Armoor in Hyderabad's Nizamabad District from today to bring to the government's notice the plight of the farming community in the state. ANI

Govt. announces IAP for development of Maoist-affected areas
The Central Government had at the time of presentation of the budget for the year 2010-11announced its decision to introduce a special scheme to address the development of 33 Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts. ANI

BJP upset at Congress promising quota for Muslims in poll-bound UP
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation met Chief Election Commissioner S. Y. Quraishi here on Tuesday and expressed its displeasure on the Congress Party's promise of offering nine percent reservation to Muslims, if they were elected to power in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. ANI

President Patil urges diaspora to participate in India's development
Emphasizing on the need for development in education and health care sectors, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has urged the overseas Indian community to continue helping India in becoming a global power. ANI

President of Mali to arrive in India for four-day state visit
The President of Mali, Amadou Toumani Toure accompanied by his wife Toure Lobbo Traore will be arriving in India, late in the evening today for a four day state visit from January 10-13. ANI

Fresh snowfall freezes water supply pipes in Himachal
Water supply in Himachal Pradesh was disrupted with fresh snowfall as a consequence of which water in the supply pipes became frozen. ANI

Rushdie visa row: Law must take its own course, says Khurshid
With the Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband urging the Central Government to cancel Salman Rushdie's visa, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said all those worried about the forthcoming visit of the acclaimed author must take the course of law and put their views forward. ANI

Chandrababu Naidu criticizes Andhra Govt. over power tariff hike
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday criticised the ruling Congress Government led by N Kiran Kumar Reddy in Andhra Pradesh over the recent hike in power tariff. ANI

Sheikh Hasina to visit Tripura, to be conferred D. Lit
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would be on a two-day maiden visit to Tripura beginning on Wednesday during which she will be conferred the Doctor of Literature honoris causa at the 9th Convocation of Tripura University by Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari. ANI

Indian sailors freed from Somali pirates reach Mumbai
Seventeen Indian sailors freed from Somalian pirates after they were paid a multimillion dollar ransom, recalled tales of horror and torture after their arrival in Mumbai on Tuesday. ANI

Muslim cleric backs Islamic seminary's appeal to cancel Salman Rushdie's visa
Muslim cleric, Maulana Arshad Madani, on Tuesday backed Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband's appeal to the Central Government to cancel the visa of acclaimed author Salman Rushdie, stating that he has hurt the sentiments of the Muslims in the past. ANI

General V. K. Singh denies seeking fresh appeal for rectification of age
The Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, who returned here after a brief visit to Myanmar, on Tuesday disassociated himself with the reports of fresh representations by him concerning his date of birth. ANI

Cold wave continues to affect normal life in Delhi
There was no respite for residents of Delhi, as the temperature plummeted further on Monday night and is expected to touch even lower levels in the coming days. ANI

Team Anna to brief Hazare on Core Committee meeting discussions
Pune, Jan 10 ): Team Anna members on Tuesday said that they would brief Anna Hazare on the discussions that took place in the Core Committee meeting, and added that a final decision with regard to the future course of action would be taken by the veteran social activist. ANI

Malnutrition is a matter of national shame: Manmohan Singh
Asserting that despite impressive growth in GDP, the level of under-nutrition in the country is unacceptably high, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the problem of malnutrition is a matter of national shame. ANI

India to develop fastest 'Brahmos-2' missile in next five years
Leading nuclear missile scientist, A Sivanthu Pillai has said that the 'Brahmos-2' hypersonic missile which has a speed of mach 7, would be ready to fly in the next five years. ANI

China, India should make more efforts to develop ties beyond trade: Envoy
Chinese ambassador to India Zhang Yan has proposed that China and India make more efforts to develop economic ties, but added that trade should not be the only focus in this direction. ANI

Jaitley says unrest and anguish in society due to religion based reservation
Slamming the Central Government on providing reservation to Muslim minorities from the existing quota reserved for 'Other Backward Classes' (OBC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley has said that there was unrest and anguish in the society because of this religion based reservation. ANI

Jaitley says UPA govt. searching a new ally
Targeting the strained relations of the Congress party with its chief ally the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley has said that the UPA Government was searching for a new ally. ANI

Mulayam trying to evoke Muslim sentiments on Babri demolition issues: Digvijay
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has lashed out at Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for trying to evoke Muslim sentiments on the controversial Babri Masjid demolition issue. ANI

Rahul Gandhi accuses Mayawati of ill governance
Accusing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of ill governance, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi said that the former has failed to develop the state and would not be able to do so in the future. ANI

Sukhbir Singh Badal confident of victory in Punjab polls
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal hasxpressed confidence of winning upcoming assembly elections with thumping majority. ANI

Shivshankar Menon hopeful of resolution of disputes with China
Indirectly referring to oil exploration dispute in the South China Sea, National Security Adviser (NSA) Shivshankar Menon has said New Delhi and Beijing would be able to deal with such issues as channels of communications between the countries was widened and deepened. ANI

A P J Abdul Kalam presses for research in nano energy packs
Former President A P J Abdul Kalam has pitched for 'nano energy packs' for transmitting energy collected by space-based power plants to the earth, for exploiting tremendous energy available from the sun. ANI

GJM leaders meet Chidambaram over swift formation of GTA
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders met Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram here on Monday and requested him to expedite the process for the formation of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA). ANI

Anti-nuclear activist seeks intervention of three women CMs on nuclear deals
Convener of a movement opposing the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant on Monday urged the three leading women chief ministers of India to scrap all the nuclear deals that were inked by the Central Government with foreign countries. ANI

UP polls: Rahul Gandhi urges leaders to rise above communal boundaries
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Monday urged the leaders of various political outfits to rise above communal boundaries, and said that the power of India, which is captive in Uttar Pradesh should be given a chance to come forward. ANI

Omar justifies his decision of power cuts to VIP homes
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday justified his decision of power cuts to VIP homes, and said that if the common man is barred of the privilege so should be the high profile ministers. ANI

Centre not favouring states ruled by Opposition, alleges Modi
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday allegedly stated that the states ruled by Opposition Parties do not enjoy the same privileges, as the ones governed by the ruling Congress Party. ANI

Medha Patkar lauds Anna's movement against corruption
Asserting that veteran social activist Anna Hazare's movement is a good beginning to combat corruption, prominent social activist edha Patkar on Monday said the right to self-rule and empowerment of the people is essential to root out corruption from the country. ANI

India, Israel to expand bilateral cooperation
India and Israel would be widening their area of interaction in the coming years by including various other sectors than the conventional ones in which they have been working in recent years. ANI

BJP justifies inclusion of tainted Ministers in its fold
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday justified the induction of allegedly tainted Uttar Pradesh Ministers in its fold, and said that the new leaders do not undermine the competence of the existing ones. ANI

Back to politics
With elections to the legislative assemblies in five states having been announced, the political scene has dramatically shifted from agitational politics to electoral politics. ANI

63% of US Households Spend More on Technology Bills than Utility Bills
A new report published by iYogi Insights titled, Consumer Research on Growing Spends on Technology Services 2012 revealed that 63% of US households spend 35% more on technology bills than utility bills. The research also shows that mobile phones top the chart on monthly technology spends Business Wire India

Round One Launches First of its Kind Recruitment Service Offering “Interviews” at over 120 Major Companies
Round One Network Pvt Ltd, ( a Delhi based internet platform started by INSEAD MBA Nishant Mathur, completed its beta trial and launched services today. Round One’s unique model enables jobseekers to register for unofficial phone interviews with employees in a company, and earn a job referral from them Business Wire India

After effects of Rural-Urban Divide on the Indian Dental Market Strong, says Frost & Sullivan
The healthcare industry is experiencing a quick transformation owing to the increasing demand for quality healthcare. In India, Oral healthcare is an important aspect of the overall health of an individual. Indian dental care services market, constituted by dentists and dental ancillary services, was estimated to be US $ 739 million in 2010 and is expected to reach US $ 1302 Business Wire India

India Marketers Believe a Code of Conduct and an anti-spam Law will help Stop the Menace of Spam
With the TRAI directive in September 2011 on SMS based promotional messages to curb the spam menace, it is interesting to note that 33% of India marketers report that their marketing promotions have been impacted. 68% of India marketers are in favor of a code of conduct (36%) or a strong anti-spam law (32%) like the CAN-SPAM in the US to stop spamming in India Business Wire India

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