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Pranab Mukherjee holds pre-budget consultations with various stakeholders
Union Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, began pre-budget consultations with several stakeholders, including agriculturists and economists on Wednesday in New Delhi. ANI

India and Mali sign trade agreements
President of Mali, Amadou Toumani Toure today met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in New Delhi and signed bilateral trade agreements. ANI

Kudankulam nuclear plant safest in the world: NPCIL
Technical Director of Nuclear Power Corporation Of India Limited (NPCIL), S A Bhardwaj on Wednesday termed the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu as the safest power plant in the world. ANI

Omar Abdullah plays down row over Rushdie's visit
Playing down the row over visit of controversial author Salman Rushdie to India, the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said Rushdie had visited the country in the past as well. ANI

Rahul Gandhi cites weaver's package to lures voters in Mau, UP
Congress Party General Secretary, Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday cited the multi-billion weavers' package at a public rally in Mau, also known as the powerhouse of textile industry, to lure the voters in the upcoming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Delhi Govt. determined to prevent milk adulteration: Minister
Delhi Health Minister Dr. A.K. Walia on Wednesday said that he would continue his efforts to overcome any possible adulteration in milk in the capital. ANI

Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board providing night shelters to homeless
The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) has left no stone unturned to provide night shelters to every homeless citizen of Delhi, especially during the harsh winter. ANI

Norwegian delegation in India to study functioning of decentralised governance
A Norwegian delegation led by Liv Signe Navarsete, Minister for Local Government and Regional Development, Royal Kingdom of Norway, is on a four-day visit to India from 10th to 13th January. ANI

BSF team accorded reception after return from Haiti
A reception was accorded to a 160-strong Border Security Force (BSF) contingent here on Wednesday after its successful completion of a year-long stint under the U.N. Peace Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). ANI

Royal wedding procession in Rajkot after 70 years
People in Rajkot city of Gujarat state witnessed a royal wedding procession, headed by a silver chariot followed by antique carriages, convoy of vintage cars and several horses and elephants accompanied by royal band, after nearly seven decades. ANI

Nitish blames Congress for high level of malnutrition
Slamming the Congress Party for a rise in malnutrition in the country, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said that it is unfortunate for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to accept prevailing situation. ANI

Jammu farmers rejoice after recent spell of rains
Farmers in Jammu expressed their joy over the recent spell of rain in the region which is expected to help increase crops. ANI

Seventeenth national youth festival commences in Mangalore tomorrow
Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda will inaugurate the seventeenth national youth festival in Mangalore tomorrow. ANI

Mali President Toure in Delhi, thanks India for help in development
Mali President Amadou Toumani Toure on Wednesday hailed India for its role in the development of his country. ANI

'Village home stays' in Sikkim gaining popularity
In a bid to boost tourism in Lingee Payong village of Sikkim, the tourism department has decided to set up village home stay locale which is gaining popularity among the domestic as well as international tourists. ANI

Alvi defends Salman Khursid over his comments on Muslim reservation
Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi defended Law Minister Salman Khurshid's suggestions to provide nine percent reservation for Muslims as against the existing quota reserved for groups bracketed under other backward classes (OBCs). ANI

Rahul Gandhi urges people to vote for change
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has promises revamping Uttar Pradesh if people vote for his party in the upcoming assembly polls. ANI

Team Anna finds 'no clean party'
Close associates of veteran social activist Anna Hazare has said that in the next stage of their movement for the Lokpal Bill, they under the banner of India Against Corruption, would not campaign against any particular political party. ANI

BJP if brought to power will have a ' 3D approach'
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Prakash Javadekar has said that the party would deal effectively with the problem of insurgency if brought to power. ANI

Congress emerging strongest party in Uttar Pradesh, says Sriprakash Jaiswal
Lauding Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi for his efforts to familiarize with problems faced by the common man, Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has said that because of him Congress party is emerging to be the strongest party in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Four killed in Jharkhand train accident
At least four people were killed and 14 others injured when the Brahmaputra Mail hit a stationary goods train at Karanpurato station of Jharkhand's Sahibganj District this morning. ANI

CA Technologies Unleashes Next Generation of Application Performance Management
CA Technologies has unleashed the next generation of application performance management with the availability of Business Service Innovation value roadmap customized for each customer’s business goals: new levels of speed, innovation, performance and cost/risk efficiencies Business Wire India

Union Minister, MNRE and Chief Minister, Rajasthan Inaugurates Moser Baer’s 5 MW Solar Farm at Village Tinwari, Tehsil – Osian, Distt-Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Hon’ble Union Minister, MNRE and Mr. Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister of Rajasthan today jointly inaugurated Moser Baer’s 5 MW solar farm under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) at village Tinwari, Tehsil – Osian, Distt-Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The occasion was also graced by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Energy Minister, Rajasthan, Shri. Badri Ram Jakhar, MP, Pali Business Wire India

Sify Technologies Establishes Undersea Cable Landing Station in Mumbai
Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ Global Markets: SIFY), a leader in Managed Enterprise, Network and IT Services in India with growing global delivery capabilities today announced the operational readiness of their Undersea Cable Landing Station in Mumbai Business Wire India

Mercom Capital Group: 2011 Sees $1.9 Billion in Solar Venture Capital, $4 Billion in M&A
Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, today released its annual and fourth quarter funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity report for the solar sector in 2011. “Investment activity in 2011 was robust,” said Raj Prabhu, managing partner of Mercom Business Wire India

Adoption in Automotive and Heavy Engineering Sectors to Drive the $139.5-Million PLM Market towards $437.9 Million by 2017, predicts Frost & Sullivan
Manufacturing Companies are focussing on improving the Product Development Process which will raise the demand for PLM. The automotive, heavy engineering, and industrial machinery sectors account for the lion’s share of PLM sales in India, with the automotive and industrial machinery sectors being the fastest adopters Business Wire India

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