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Rahul Gandhi accuses BJP of masterminding shoe-hurling episode
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of masterminding the shoe-hurling episode, and underscored that such incidents were not going to deter his spirit. ANI

Army Chief refuses to comment on age row
Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, on Monday refused to comment on the ongoing issue surrounding his date of birth, saying the matter is sub-judice. ANI

Shinde calls for strengthening research and development in power sector
Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has called for strengthening research and development in power generation, transmission and distribution sectors. ANI

Eight killed in West Bengal road accident
At least eight people died on the spot and many others got injured after the bus in which they were travelling collided with a truck in West Bengal's Malda District on Monday. ANI

Sharad Yadav complains to Election Commission about tainted police officials
Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav on Monday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) and demanded removal of those police officials from duty, who were responsible for the killing of two locals in the twin villages of Bhatta and Parsaul in Greater Noida. ANI

CBI probing NRHM scam is 'politically motivated', feels Mayawati
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday charged the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam of working at the behest of the ruling Congress Party. ANI

Narendra Modi is a possible BJP Prime Ministerial candidate: Gadkari
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Monday said his party would decide upon a candidate for the Prime Minister's post at an appropriate time, but added that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was one of the candidates. ANI

Delhi Govt. Employees Health Scheme for former legislators, judges to be liberalised
The Delhi Cabinet on Monday today decided to liberalize the Delhi Government Employees Health Scheme for former MLAs, former Metropolitan Councilors, retired judges of High Court of Delhi, IAS officers and DANICS officers. ANI

Partial Delhi Metro train services on Jan.26 and 29
Delhi Metro services will be partially curtailed on January 26 (Republic Day) and January 29 (Beating Retreat Ceremony) as part of the security arrangements for the Republic Day celebrations as per the instructions of Delhi Police. ANI

India takes up stone pelting incidents on fishermen with Sri Lanka
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Monday informed that New Delhi has taken up with Colombo reports of incidents involving stone pelting of some Indian fishing boats in Sri Lankan waters. ANI

Assamese happy over insurgent outfits initiating peace talks with government
For every Assamese, this years Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu is special as it has brought along hope and happiness to the region with members of insurgent outfits either surrendering or initiating peace talks with the government. ANI

Mizo farmers reap benefit from oil palm cultivation
The Government of Mizoram is increasingly promoting oil palm cultivation in the state with multiple aim of generating jobs, benefiting farmers and attracting edible oil makers. ANI

Manipur hosts second edition of "Re Play 2012"
Cine-lovers in Manipur were treated to the best of national and foreign cinema during the second edition of the "Re Play 2012", an international film festival" recently held in the state. ANI

Imphal plays host to National Youth Day
Keen to integrate youth and make them aware about the culture and traditions of Manipur, a state level National Youth Day was recently observed. ANI

UP polls: BJP accuses Congress of creating communal divide
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday charged the ruling Congress Party of following an appeasement policy to woo voters in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. ANI

NRHM scam accused commits suicide in Lucknow
Sunil Verma, a key accused in the multi-crore National Health Rural Mission scheme (NRHM) scam of Uttar Pradesh, committed suicide at his Lucknow residence today. ANI

Maharashtra ATS claims to have solved 13/7 Mumbai terror attack case
The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Monday claimed that it had solved the 13/7 Mumbai blast case after a exhaustive search spanning 18 states, examination of 12,373 witnesses and the viewing of 180 CCTV camera footages. ANI

Uma Bharti challenges PM, Sonia to debate over under-utilization of funds
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti on Monday challenged Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh or United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi to come forward and participate in a debate over under- utilization of development funds in poll-bound Uttarakhand. ANI

West Bengal Governor calls for addressing farmers' suicides urgently
Expressing concern over the rising number of farmers' suicides in the state, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan on Monday said there is a need to find a way out and ensure that this does not happen. ANI

Public grievance redressal sets up in Maoist-hit Purulia
With an aim to swiftly resolve the problems of the villagers, West Bengal administration recently set up a system called 'Samadhan' for redressal of public grievances in Maoist-hit Purulia District. ANI

Mulayam hopeful of clean sweep in UP polls
With Uttar Pradesh assembly elections around the corner, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has said that he expects his party to make a clean sweep in the state polls. ANI

Naidu taking refuge in stay orders, says Srikanth Reddy
Describing Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N Chandrababu Naidu as an escapist for taking refuge in stay orders, Raychoti MLA Srikanth Reddy has said it would be dignified on his part if he volunteers for an inquiry into the allegations that have come up against him. ANI

Kejriwal accuses UPA Govt. of betraying people
Anna Hazare's key aide Arvind Kejriwal has accused the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government of betraying the people of India. ANI

Sri Sri Ravishankar urges people to vote for clean candidates in polls
Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar has urged people to vote for only clean candidates in the upcoming assembly elections. ANI

Mayawati govt. has done nothing for Dalits: Salman Khurshid
Taking a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid has said the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) talked of being Dalit-friendly, but in reality, has done nothing for the community's betterment. ANI

Sify Technologies to Report Unaudited Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2011-12 on Monday, January 30, 2012
Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ NM: SIFY), a leader in Managed Enterprise, Network, IT and Software services in India with global delivery capabilities and a pioneer in consumer internet services, announced that it will report its unaudited IFRS financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2011-12 ended December 31, 2011 on Monday, January 30, 2012 before the market opens Business Wire India

Mitsubishi Electric and Messung Group Sign Business Transfer Agreement
Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd. and the Messung Group jointly announced that they have signed a business transfer agreement to merge the operations of the Messung Group with Mitsubishi Electric India Business Wire India

Chalk and Chuckles Launches in Your City
Chalk and Chuckles, the toy company that makes learning fun, launched its first collection of innovative educational toys and games that aid learning. Targeted at children above the age of three years, these toys and games are a perfect storm of fun where children imagine, create, discover and explore, while maintaining the balance between skills and fun Business Wire India

tricity’s, Very Own Portal for Exclusive Deals “” Launched
-- Bringing best discounts to residents of tricity -- Easy to see/buy deals with both online and offline payment options -- Convenient to use via unique model of partnering with tripartners -- tricity based company with a deep understanding of the people and the culture City based entrepreneurs Kabir Khanna and Kaushik Mukherjee launched trideal Business Wire India

Wipro Collaborates with Oracle to Offer Next Generation Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management Solution
Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), announced the launch of ‘Wipro SprintHR’, a cloud based technology offering used to deploy Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management. It is available as a SaaS model and is designed to help enable enterprise customers transform their HR processes Business Wire India

WNS Collaborates with Knowledge Relay LLC to Offer Data-to-Decision Services to the Energy and Utilities Sector
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element14 Leads with 14 New Product Innovations for Asia Pacific in 2012
element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today renews its commitment to continue to facilitate design innovations in 2012 by introducing the latest and best-selling components Business Wire India

Prof. (Dr.) R.B. Singh, Padma Bhushan, President NAAS, Ex ADG FAO of UN addresses ACCMAN Convocation 2012
4TH ANNUAL CONVOCATION ACCMAN Institute of Management, a top ranking B- School in Delhi- NCR organized Convocation Function for PGDM 2009-11, PGDM (Retail Management) 2009-11, and PGDM (Marketing) 2009-11 batches on 14 Jan 2012. Prof. (Dr) R.B Business Wire India

Unichem Total Income grows over 12%
The Board of Directors of Unichem Laboratories Ltd at their meeting held on January 21, 2012 approved the Third Quarter [Q3] Unaudited Results for FY 2011-12. The Company recorded a total income of Rs. 222.63 Crore for the quarter ended 31st December, 2011, registering a growth of 12.95% over the corresponding quarter of previous year, driven by revenues outside India which increased by 81.65% Business Wire India

Reliance Metro Airport Express Goes WiFi with YOU Broadband
In a first of its kind service in India, stations along Reliance Metro Airport Express Route are fully WiFi-enabled. In a move that is bound to benefit huge number of passengers, broadband major YOU Broadband & Cable India Limited in association with Reliance Metro Airport Express introduced WIFI services at all stations along the Express Route Business Wire India

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