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CWG scam: Delhi court grants bail to two Kalmadi subordinates
A Delhi court today granted bail to Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi's subordinates, Lalit Bhanot and M.Jayachandran. ANI

Central Advisory Board on Child Labour calls for steps to ensure safe future of children
Union Minister of Labour and Employment, Mallikarun Kharge, while chairing the first meeting the newly constituted Central Advisory Board on "Child Labour", called for furthering the steps to seek a safe future of children in the country. ANI

Delhi court hears argument on NIA charge sheet against Headley
A Delhi court today heard arguments on taking cognisance of charge sheet filed by National Investigation Agency (NIA) against Pakistani-American David Headley and eight others for planning and executing terror strikes in India, including the 26/11 attack. ANI

Congress ropes in NRIs for election campaign in Punjab
Congress Party today, roped in Non Resident Indians (NRI) from different countries to campaign in the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab. ANI

Manmohan Singh blames SAD-BJP alliance for Punjab's deteriorating economy
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh stepped up attack on the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance ahead of the upcoming assembly polls in Punjab, blaming it for the state's deteriorating economic condition. ANI

Indian Air Force airlifts stranded tourists in Kashmir
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday, came to the rescue of hundreds of stranded tourists and other passengers on the highway connecting Jammu to the Kashmir valley. ANI

Train network to be expanded in Maoist infested regions of Chhattisgarh
Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Saturday said steps will be taken to expand the railway network in the Maoist infested areas of Chhattisgarh. ANI

Slipper thrown on Team Anna at Dehradun
A slipper was hurled at Team Anna members during a public rally in Uttarakhand's Dehradun city on Saturday. ANI

Mumbai Police bust alleged prostitution racket, rescue ten bar girls
The social service branch of Mumbai Police, in the early hours of Saturday, raided a bar and busted an alleged prostitution racket. ANI

Motorboats break frozen ice sheets in Kashmir's Dal Lake
In a bid to sustain the tourism, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday deployed motorboats to break the frozen sheets of ice on the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar city. ANI

13 policemen killed in Maoist attack in Jharkhand
At least 13 policemen were killed and two others got injured when suspected Maoists blew up their vehicle in the jungles of Bariganwa in Jharkhand's Garhwa District on Saturday. ANI

Chattisgarh teenager receives bravery award for saving brother from Maoists
A teenager, Anjali Singh Gautam, hailing from Chhattisgarh, has received the National Bravery Award 2011, for saving her younger brother in a Maoist attack. ANI

Mukherjee tones down killing of villager by Bangladesh troops in Tripura
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday played down the killing of an Indian villager, allegedly by four personnel of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Sonamura area near Tripura. ANI

Independent eunuch candidate takes on political bigwigs in poll-bound UP
Kamla, a eunuch, who will be contesting the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls from the holy city of Varanasi, has lashed out at all the leading political outfits and accused them of making false promises every five years. ANI

Karat complains to Patil over Norway's move to take away kids from Indian parents
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Brinda Karat met President Pratibha Devisingh Patil here on Saturday to register her complaint following reports over Norwegian authorities seizing the children of Indian couple's and keeping them in their foster homes for the kids are fed with hands and sleep on the same bed with their parents. ANI

Ahead of polls, border village of Khalwal angry over no basic facilities
When Punjab in the grip of election fever, the border village of Khalwal in the Ajnala sector along the India-Pakistan border is crying out for basic facilities. ANI

Team Anna to urge voters to boycott corrupt candidates
With civil society activists all set to begin their election campaign in the poll-bound states, Kumar Vishwas, a close aide of veteran social activist Anna Hazare, has made it clear that his team would urge the voters to vote for clean candidates and boycott the corrupt ones. ANI

2G scam: Delhi court reserves order for Feb 4 on Swamy's plea against Chidambaram
A Delhi court today reserved its order for February 4 on Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy's plea seeking prosecution of Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in the 2G spectrum scam case. ANI

Congress accuses Akali Dal Government in Punjab of looting public money
The Congress Party has blamed the ruling Akali Dal -BJP government in party in Punjab for the rampant unemployment in the state and accused it of looting public money. ANI

WNS Wins the Golden Peacock Innovative Product / Service Award – 2011
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, was recognized with the prestigious Golden Peacock Innovative Product / Service Award for the year 2011, for WNS Analytics Decision Engine (WADE) that leverages WNS’s capability around technology and analytics. The jury was chaired by Justice P.N Business Wire India

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