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'Priyanka has every right to campaign for Rahul', says Singhvi
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Tuesday said Priyanka Gandhi had every right to campaign for her brother Rahul Gandhi in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. ANI

'Don't hype Army Chief's age row': Congress
A day after Army Chief General V.K. Singh moved the Supreme Court against the government's rejection of his claim on his date of birth, the ruling Congress Party on Tuesday asked the opposition not to sensationalise the issue. ANI

Mukherjee holds consultations with civil society representatives ahead of Annual Budget
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee held consultations with representatives from the country's civil society groups and non-government organisations here on Tuesday in a bid to gauge the views of the social sector ahead of the Annual Budget. ANI

Congress pulls up BJP Govt. in MP for stashing unaccounted wealth
Congress Party on Tuesday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Madhya Pradesh for stashing unaccounted wealth. ANI

Nuclear Summit process endeavors to focus attention on threat posed by nuclear terrorism: Mathai
Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai on Tuesday said the main objective of the Nuclear Summit process has been to focus high-level global attention on the threat posed by nuclear terrorism and the measures required to address the global challenge of preventing terrorists and other non-state actors from gaining access to sensitive nuclear materials, technology and information. ANI

China and India sign agreement on consultation on border issue
The 15th round of talks between the Special Representatives (SRs) of India and China, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon and Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo, took place in New Delhi on Monday and Tuesday. ANI

Air Chief looks forward to participation of NCC cadets in IAF
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, on Tuesday said that he looks forward to the participation of the NCC cadets in the Indian Air Force (IAF). ANI

Sonia Gandhi urges people in Uttarakhand to vote for a change

'Will do anything to help Rahul in polls', says Priyanka
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's sister Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday said she will do anything to help her brother in the upcoming assembly elections. ANI

NSCN-IM accuses govt. of violating ceasefire treaty
The National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM), a banned militant group active in Nagaland, has accused the Indian Government of violating a ceasefire agreement. ANI

Sibal lays foundation stone of Gandhi Vihar community centre
Union Minister for Human Resource Development and Telecom, Kapil Sibal today laid the foundation stone of a Community Centre at C-Block of Gandhi Vihar in Civil Lines Zone to be constructed at an approximate cost of Rs. 2.6 crore. ANI

Manipur journalists condemn threats to media from insurgents
over 200 media persons took out a rally in Imphal to protest against the recent bomb attacks on two media houses. ANI

India, China set up working mechanism to resolve boundary issues
India and China on Tuesday agreed to establish a working mechanism for consultation and coordination on the boundary issue to maintain peace and tranquility along the India-China border. ANI

Guwahati hosts seminar on peace and development
A three-day seminar was recently organized by the Nehru Yuva Kendra here, attracting participants from Nagaland, Mizoram, Assam and Manipur. ANI

Air Chief refuses to comment on Army Chief's decision to move SC
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, on Tuesday efused to comment on the ongoing controversy surrounding the date of birth of Army Chief eneral V.K. Singh. ANI

Antony meets PM to discuss Army Chief's age row
A day after Army Chief General V.K. Singh moved the Supreme Court against the government's rejection of his claim on his date of birth, Defence Minister A K Antony met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here on Tuesday to discuss the matter. ANI

Portugal Supreme Court annuls Abu Salem's extradition
Upholding the lower court's order, the Portugal Supreme Court on Tuesday stated that its extradition treaty with India was violated in relation to the Abu Salem case. ANI

Kushwaha row: BJP has not inducted any corrupt or criminal, claims Gadkari
Amid the ongoing dissent within the party and the mounting criticism launched by the leaders of various political outfits over the induction of sacked Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Babu Singh Kushwaha, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that his outfit has not inducted any corrupt or criminal and neither will support any such person. ANI

BJP accuses Congress, Samajwadi Party of playing vote bank politics
With election campaigning gaining momentum in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday accused the ruling Congress Party and the regional Samajwadi Party (SP) of indulging in caste-based communal politics to garner support of the voters. ANI

Lawmaker demands Arunachal nominee for Sino-Indian border talks
The relationship between India and China has never been cordial despite both civilizations having contacts dating back to several millennia, and it can again hit a bad phase following a demand to include a permanent representative from Arunachal Pradesh during the Sino-India border talks. ANI

Appalling reactions over Rushdie's proposed visit, says Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said there have been incessantly protests by local people to the government over the proposed visit of controversial author Salman Rushdie to the state. ANI

7th Northeast Business Summit held in New Delhi
The 7th Northeast Business Summit was recently held in New Delhi on January 6-7, with an aim to discuss the possible opportunities for investment and trade in the region. ANI

EVMs will continue says High Court, Subramanian Swamy's plea rejected
The Delhi High Court today refused to issue directions to the Election Commission of India on Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy's plea that either paper printouts be incorporated in electronic voting machines (EVMs) or paper ballot be brought back as the electronic machines were not tamper-proof. ANI

'Trafficking' in women, takes different forms
Watching the marriage preparations of her elder sister in a surreal daze, Mansoora Bano couldn't believe the sight of her beautifully decorated house which, till two days ago, was a mute spectator to the family's battle of existence in a small village of Hugli, West Bengal. ANI

Fresh snowfall envelopes Vaishno Devi shrine
Fresh snowfall enveloped prominent Hindu pilgrimage shrine of Vaishno Devi, located in Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Mumbai Police rescue 17 girls allegedly involved in prostitution
Continuing their drive against prostitution in the city and suburbs, the social service branch of Mumbai police raided a bar in the early hours of Tuesday and rescued 17 girls, including 3-4 minors. ANI

Prakash Singh Badal accuses Congress of failing to fulfill its promises
With assembly polls in Punjab right around the corner, state Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has accused the Congress party for not fulfilling its promises. ANI

Team Anna says it would actively participate in poll bound states
Associates of veteran social activist and anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, Kumar Vishwas and Manish Sisodia has said that the team would actively participate in the campaign during the assembly polls in all the five states. ANI

Uma Bharti taunts Digvijay Singh, invites him to RSS camps
Taking a dig at Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti asked him to attend one of the camps organised by the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS). ANI

Manpreet Badal wants a change of government in Punjab
People's Party of Punjab (PPP) leader Manpreet Singh Badal hopes that the assembly polls in Punjab would result in a change of regime. ANI

Political parties pledge to resolve common man's problems in poll-bound Manipur
Political parties in Manipur have promised to resolve the problems of the common man and provide people with basic amenities, if elected. ANI

BJP will provide nation a better future, if elected: Gadkari
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has said that the objective of the party is not just to attain political power but to provide nation a better future, if it comes to power in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

BGS Global Hospitals Commissions the World’s Most Advanced Radiation Therapy Technology for Cancer Treatment
-- Global Hospitals Group, now at the forefront of cancer treatment in India. Launches BGS Global Cancer Institute at BGS Global Hospitals. -- To offer comprehensive cancer treatment with world’s most advanced radiation therapy machine TrueBeam STx. A radical new approach that expands radiation treatment options for even the most difficult to treat cancers Business Wire India

Semler Research Center Receives ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 Certification
Semler Research Center (SRC), a leading Indo-US based CRO has been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 27001: 2005 certification in recognition of its standardized best practices and effective IT infrastructure deployment for data security across the organisation Business Wire India

Innovation to drive MVAS growth, Feel Experts Ahead of India Digital Summit 2012
According to a report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), the Mobile VAS market in India could be an INR 671 bn market by 2015 contributing to 31% of overall wireless revenues. This growth will be driven mainly by mobile data (both on handsets and dongles / connected computing devices) contributing 54% of the overall MVAS market by 2015 Business Wire India

Juvlon’s Proposition for Digital Marketers in 2012
Digital Marketing has grown rapidly in the recent times. More and more businesses are opting for digital marketing. Digital channels are best suited to help you keep tabs on how effective your marketing actually is! Juvlon is a popular email marketing platform in India that provides companies with an easy-to-use email marketing channel Business Wire India

Wake Up to a Changed Day as NDTV Profit Introduces Exciting New Shows
NDTV Profit is pleased to announce a FRESH start to your day with new programming and technology. Fast-paced updates, minute to minute analysis of market moves, fierce debates and commentary bring a new and exciting look to the channel. A MAJOR NEW SHOW: Brokers' Poll - In which every day we survey about 50 brokers and ask them their views on 50 stocks Business Wire India

Acropetal Technologies Limited Signs Distribution Agreement with SUMMUS Software to Deliver IT Management Solutions Summit Platform and Summus IT Management Suite
Acropetal Technologies Limited, a leading Global Business Technology Solutions Provider announces today that they have signed a distribution agreement for the Indian market with SUMMUS Software, Inc., a global provider of comprehensive IT management solutions. Summus IT Management Suite is the industry’s most cost-effective, comprehensive, cloud-based IT management solution Business Wire India

Frost & Sullivan: India’s Emergence as a Manufacturing Hub Attracts Global Companies to its Hydraulics Components Market
The rapid boom in Indian infrastructure industry, along with the more moderate growth of the manufacturing sector, has stabilized the demand for hydraulic components in India. The Government of India’s planned investment of INR 45 trillion in infrastructure in the 12th five year plan (2012-2017) will be a major boost to construction equipment and thereby, hydraulic components Business Wire India India’s Most Popular Tech Media portal has become the most popular tech media website in the country. Ahead of the launch of the revamped website later this month, the portal has in the past month attracted 3.3 million pageviews, the highest for more than a year for any Indian tech media portal. ThinkDigit Business Wire India

GlobalOutlook Launches Microsoft Exchange 2010
GlobalOutlook, the Dallas – Texas, headquartered Business Communication and Hosted Microsoft Exchange service provider, today announced its latest service offering: Microsoft Exchange 2010. The hosted service will be available to both direct customers and white label partners, and will have key features such as free migration from legacy versions of Exchange to both current and new customers Business Wire India

LTA School of Beauty Announces CIDESCO Write & Win Contest
LTA School of Beauty, India's most modern training academy for beauty, has announced the commencement of CIDESCO Write & Win Contest. The contest that will extend up to 20th February, 2012, provides an opportunity for professional Beauty Therapists to obtain the world-renowned CIDESCO Diploma and kick start their career in the global multi-billion dollar beauty industry Business Wire India

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