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India offers assistance to Mauritius in tapping renewable energy
India has offered help to Mauritius in developing its renewable energy sector. ANI

100-year-old "Punjab Mail" theme of Indian Railways Republic Day tableau
Indian Railways brings the past and the present together on its tableau to be showcased in Republic Day Parade 2012. ANI

Preservation and promotion of North Eastern Region needs attention, says Selja
Union Culture Minister Kumari Selja has said that her ministry attaches great importance to the preservation and promotion of the unique, rich and diverse art and culture of the North East Region (NER). ANI

Around 1855 militants surrender before Chidambaram in Guwahati
Around 1855 militants belonging to nine different groups surrendered before the government at an arms laying ceremony here on Tuesday. ANI

Farooq Abdullah condemns shoe-hurling incident on Rahul Gandhi
Union Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday condemned the shoe attack on Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, and said that the lawmakers are even unwilling to debate in Parliament. ANI

Venugopal calls for steps to contain losses of power distribution sector
Minister of State for Power K.C. Venugopal has called for finding ways and means to address the issues concerning power distribution sector and contain its mounting financial losses. ANI

Congress slams BJP Govt. in Uttarakhand for misgovernance
Congress leader Girija Vyas on Tuesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in Uttarakhand for changing five chief ministers in six years, and said that the people of the state are harried with atrocities and lethargy of the latter. ANI

Girija Vyas condemns shoe-hurling incident on Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Girija Vyas on Tuesday condemned the shoe attack on Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, stating that the latter is receiving enough love from the public and such insane people should be ignored. ANI

Election Commission providing ballot papers in Braille
Visually challenged people will get an opportunity to exercise their constitutional right to vote as the Election Commission in Punjab has decided to provide them with ballot papers in Braille. ANI

Sonia Gandhi pulls up SAD-BJP Govt. in Punjab
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday lashed out at the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in Punjab for not properly utilizing the funds granted by the Centre, and charged it of pushing the state from number one to twelfth position in India. ANI

President Patil to address nation on eve of Republic Day tomorrow
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will address the nation on Wednesday on the eve of the 63rd Republic Day. ANI

Vice President Ansari meets National Bravery Award winners
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Tuesday met the twenty-four children who won the National Bravery Awards-2011. ANI

SAD-BJP coalition would create industrial clusters to promote growth in Punjab: Jaitley
With just six days left for assembly polls in Punjab, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP coalition would create industrial clusters to promote growth in the state, if re-elected to power. ANI

Rajasthan Govt. has no right to stop Rushdie's video link address: Jaitley
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday criticized the Ashok Gehlot-led government in Rajasthan for not allowing controversial author Salman Rushdie to address participants at the Jaipur Literature Festival via video link. ANI

Arunachal hosts 'Yomgo River Festival-2012'
The five-day 'Yomgo River Festival-2012' was recently celebrated with a lot of pomp and gaiety in Arunachal Pradesh. ANI

Naga martial arts rocks 'India's Got Talent' show
Be it India's Got Talent, Dance India Dance or Indian Idol, northeast youth can be seen participating at every national level talent show. They are not just making their presence felt, but giving a tough fight to their competitors in the hope of showing a title. ANI

Thai PM Shinawatra to be chief guest at India's Republic Day parade
The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra, will be the chief guest at India's 63rd Republic Day parade on Thursday. ANI

Gadkari says Congress denied funds to Uttarakhand
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday accused the Congress-led Central Government of cancelling the development package, sanctioned by former Primer Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, for Uttarakhand. ANI

India, Myanmar resolves to strengthen cooperation in border issues
India and Myanmar have expressed commitment to strengthen cooperation in border issues. ANI

Bardhan accuses Congress of high handedness
Communist Party of India (CPI) leader A B Bardhan has accused the Congress party-led Central Government of avoiding consultations with the Left Front before taking crucial decision on vital issues ANI

Amarinder Singh accuses SAD Govt. of poor governance
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Captain Amarinder Singh has accused the Parkash Singh Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Government for poor governance in the state. ANI

Ramdev refutes role in Rahul Gandhi shoe-throwing incident
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has said that he has taught his workers to be cultured, tolerant and decent, and refuted suggestions that he was involved in the shoe-throwing incident against Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi. ANI

Salman Khurshid condemns shoe-hurling incident on Rahul Gandhi
Strongly condemning the shoe hurling incident on Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Dehradun, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid has said it was against the nation's democratic traditions. ANI

Ramdev behind shoe-hurling act on Rahul Gandhi: Digvijay Singh
Blaming yoga guru Baba Ramdev for the shoe attack on Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Dehradun, Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh said the former is aiding such elements to create unnecessary disruptions while facing trials for holding into unaccountable money. ANI

Biocon’s Nine-Month Revenues Driven by Growth in Branded Formulations, Emerging Markets and Research Services
Commenting on the results, Chairman and Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw stated, “Our performance in the first 3 quarters of FY12 has been good on the manufacturing & services fronts where profits were up nearly 29% (excluding licensing income). Licensing income, however, was sharply down from the exceptional levels recorded last fiscal which resulted in flat earnings overall Business Wire India

Sulekha.com Chosen as Best Multi Utility Website by Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)
Sulekha.com, India’s leading digital marketplace for local needs, has won the award for the ‘Best Multi Utility Website’ at IAMAI’s 2nd India Digital Awards. Sulekha.com has been recognized for innovatively integrating multiple mechanisms – business listings, classifieds, deals, e-commerce and reviews/ratings – through which users satisfy their local needs across multiple domains. Sulekha Business Wire India

Steria and Cranfield School of Management: Justice Sector Research Highlights Opportunity for Innovation
IT-enabled business services provider, Steria, alongside one of Europe’s leading business schools, Cranfield School of Management, today publishes the results of an extensive study into the challenges, barriers and key success factors to improving justice systems across the world Business Wire India

Shri Arvinder Singh, Transport Minister of Delhi, to Address the GPS Based Vehicle Tracking Conference
Shri Arvinder Singh, the Transport Minister of Delhi, who is credited with the pioneering the use of GPS in public transport in Delhi, will address the first national conference starting 2nd February 2012, “Tracking and Navigation 2012, New Delhi”, on vehicle tracking, fleet management and navigation technologies Business Wire India

GlobalOutlook Joins McAfee PartnerFocus Program
GlobalOutlook, the Hosted Microsoft Exchange and Business Communication service provider, today announced its participation in the McAfee PartnerFocus Program as part of its constantly improving technology platform. GlobalOutlook’s platform provides Microsoft Communication Services, with e-mail being the foremost service Business Wire India

The Stiff Collar.Com Brings India’s First ‘Snooty’ English Shirts for Grab At 899/- Only!!!
No more waiting for the weekend to drive down to a crowded mall to buy a shirt. Now perfectly tailored shirts can be yours, sitting at your work station or home. That is exactly what thestiffcollar.com India’s first ‘English Shirt’ website offers - affordable work wear for men with premium tailoring, 100% cotton fabric at Rs. 899/- only Business Wire India

CA Press Publishes New Book for CA Clarity PPM Customers
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced the release of the latest book from CA Press: “Clarity PPM Fundamentals Business Wire India

CA Technologies Redefines Project and Portfolio Management User Experience with Latest Release of CA Clarity PPM
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced a new release of CA Clarity™ Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Business Wire India

Nielsen’s Global Survey Indicates Urban Indians Wary of Weight Gain
Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics around what consumers watch and buy, today released a new report indicating that in urban India, almost forty two percent of online consumers feel that they are overweight. Amongst those attempting to control their weight, an exercise regimen is the most preferred option chosen by 79 percent Business Wire India

American Megatrends India Launches SafeTrends 2.0
American Megatrends India, a high-end technology player focused on Embedded, Storage and Telematics Solutions, and a wholly owned subsidiary of American Megatrends Inc., USA (AMI USA), today announced the launch of SafeTrends 2.0. SafeTrends 2.0 is a breakthrough Continuous Data Protection (CDP) software suite for Windows® environments that offers complete protection of valuable digital media Business Wire India

Aruba Networks, Inc. Appoints Dharmendra Kumar as President for India and SAARC
Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), India’s leading enterprise wireless networking company, today announced the appointment of Dharmendra Kumar as President - India and SAARC, to drive Aruba’s next stage of business growth in India. Dharmendra will report in to Gary Jackson, Vice President – Sales, Asia-Pacific/ Japan, Aruba Networks. “India is today one of Aruba’s key global growth markets Business Wire India

Elsevier and National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) will Announce this Year’s Scopus Young Scientist Award Winners - 2nd February
Elsevier and NASI will celebrate the 6th annual Scopus Young Scientist Awards during an award ceremony in Delhi on the 2nd February. The Scopus Young Scientist Awards received close to 250 applications from premiere academic research institutions across the country in 8 subject disciplines since August 2011 Business Wire India

Messe Frankfurt Partners for the First Time with Indian Association for Light India 2012
Global trade fair organiser Messe Frankfurt is partnering for the first time with the Electric Lamp & Component Manufacturers’ Association of India (ELCOMA) for the 2012 edition of Light India which will be held 5 – 8 October 2012 at Pragati Madian in New Delhi, India Business Wire India

""Indulge in In-Flight Shopping and Experience a Unique Way to Shop"", says Mr Amit Chopra, AVA Merchandizing Solutions Pvt Ltd
Everyone knows that shopping offers instant gratification to consumers and they feel happy and content from within after a shopping spree and the same holds true for a flyer as well, especially when offerings are great and exciting. AVA Merchandizing Solutions Pvt Ltd is satisfying the flyers by this unique way of shopping Business Wire India

Titan Industries, Atrimed Pharma, Wipro and NVIDIA Graphics Emerge Winners of the Bangalore Leg of TAKE Solutions World Corporate Golf Challenge ’11 – 12
Winning the Bangalore leg amidst tough competition today, four teams made their way to the National Final of the TAKE Solutions World Corporate Golf Challenge. The Bangalore leg of the annual event concluded at the Eagleton Golf Resort. The winners from Bangalore will join the other qualifiers from the other legs conducted earlier, for the National Final at Thailand Business Wire India

PVR Cinemas Voted as India’s Most Trusted Brands in the Entertainment Sector: Brand Trust Report 2012
PVR Ltd., the pioneer of multiplex revolution in India, has made quite an impression on the nation after being voted as the most trusted brand in entertainment category, according to a study released by The Trust Research Advisory (TRA). The report has ranked India’s first multiplex, at 217th place Business Wire India

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