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India, Thailand face common security threats as maritime neighbours: PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Wednesday said both India and Thailand face common security threats from emerging non-traditional challenges such as terrorism, security of sea lanes of communication and piracy as maritime neighbours. ANI

Forces of globalization have created interlinked, interdependent world: Patil
Asserting that we are today living in a world that is complex and challenging, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday said the forces of globalization have created an interlinked and interdependent world. ANI

Patil calls for efficient implementation of social welfare programmes
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday said that there is tremendous work to be done to move forward on our social and economic agenda, if we are to achieve fast, inclusive and sustainable growth. ANI

'One has to be cautious in bringing reforms', says President Patil
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday said one has to be cautious in bringing about reforms so that the tree of democratic institutions does not come down. ANI

President's Police and Correctional Medals announced
817 personnel have been awarded police medals on the occasion of the Republic Day this year. ANI

3000 km range Agni IV missile among the showpieces at Republic Day Parade
A strong and resurgent India will be celebrating its 63rd Republic Day tomorrow. This year's parade will highlight the nation's achievements in various fields alongwith the military prowess, scintillating display of air power as also country's rich and diverse cultural heritage. ANI

Congress committed to strong Lokpal, says Rahul Gandhi
Congress General Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday expressed his party's commitment towards bringing in a string and effective Lokpal Bill, and said that his political outfit was dedicated to ameliorate the common man, the poor and farmers. ANI

Myanmar hopes to usher in democracy
Myanmar's Foreign Minister, Wunna Maung Lwin, on Wednesday said his country was moving ahead with democratic reforms and expected to see concrete and tangible steps from the western powers to ease its two-decade-long international isolation. ANI

Manmohan Singh to consult cabinet on Friday to resolve UID Project
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today held discussions with his senior cabinet colleagues in an endeavor to resolve the issue of continuation of UID Project. ANI

Bhupen Hazarika awarded Padma Vibhushan
The President of India today approved the conferment of Padma Awards for 2012 with veteran Assamese singer, poet and musician Late (Dr.) Bhupen Hazarika, receiving the Padma Vibhushan along with Cartoonist Late Mario De Miranda from Goa, Orthopedic and close aide of Anna Hazare, Dr ANI

Antrix-Devas deal row: ISRO is bigger than any individual, says Kalam
Former President Dr. AP.J. Abdul Kalam on Wednesday said the controversy surrounding the clash between former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman G. Madhavan Nair and his successor K Radhakrishnan will not tarnish the image of the organisation, and added that it would continue to grow in stature. ANI

Former President Kalam lauds Election Commission
Former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Wednesday applauded the work of Election Commission of India (ECI) in conducting free and fair elections in the country. ANI

Mahatma Gandhi's followers flay Anna's 'slap' remark
Followers of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday expressed their anguish over veteran social activist Anna Hazare's remark that a person has no option but to slap the corrupt when he runs out of tolerance and patience. ANI

India, Pakistan agree to transit fee formula for TAPI gas pipeline project
India and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed to a transit fee formula for the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project. ANI

Samajwadi Party leader labels Team Anna enemies of democracy
Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Wednesday said civil society activists are enemies of democracy, and charged them with promoting lawlessness and misusing crowds to get their demands fulfilled. ANI

'Nobody can be allowed to cross limits in democracy': Rajnath Singh
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh on Wednesday criticized veteran social activist Anna Hazare for saying that a person has no option but to slap the corrupt when he runs out of tolerance and patience. ANI

Police official injured in gun battle with Maoists in Bihar
A police official was injured in a gun battle with Maoists at Maigara village in Bihar's Gaya District on Tuesday. ANI

Antrix-Devas deal: ISRO chairman behind move against me, says predecessor Nair
After the Department of Space barred him and three other space officials from occupying any government position for their alleged role in the Antrix-Devas deal, former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman G Madhavan Nair today accused his successor K Radhakrishnan of being behind the move. ANI

Hardcore Maoist leader and accomplice nabbed in Orissa
A wanted Maoist and his associate have been arrested in Orissa's Bargarh District. ANI

Digvijay Singh slams Anna for 'slap the corrupt' remark
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Wednesday hit out at Anna Hazare over his latest slapping remark, and underscored that he always considered the veteran social activist as 'Gandhivaadi', but his comments of favouring violence reflects he is getting influenced by the Sangh Parivar and opposition who have a history of supporting violence. ANI

Pune bus driver kills nine, injures 27
Atleast nine persons were killed and 30 injured when, a bus driver of the state transport corporation, drove his vehicle over them in a case road rage today. ANI

BJP accuses Congress of demoralising security forces
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused the Congress party of demoralising security agencies dealing with terror cases. ANI

Jairam Ramesh has new strategy to combat Maoists
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, who is on three day visit to Naxal affected Districts of West Bengal, has said that it is important to combat Maoists in a different way than what has been done so far. ANI

BJP seeks CBI probe into firms of Mayawati's brother
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought a thorough inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to clarify and confirm the source of funding various companies floated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's brother Kumar. enior BJP leader Kirit Somaiya, who often functions as the spokesperson of the outfit, alleged that Anand Kumar has registered 300 companies ANI

Mayawati govt. has done nothing but siphoned off public money: Mulayam
Taking a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has said the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has done nothing but siphoned off public money in the last four years. ANI

Digvijay calls Mulayam Singh an 'opportunist'
Lashing out at Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Congress party general secretary Digvijay Singh called him an 'opportunist.' ANI

Mayawati plays caste card ahead of Uttarakhand polls
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has urged the people of Uttarakhand to elect a party that is focussed on the needs of the lower castes ANI

Maoists release three hostages in Jharkhand
Maoists have released three persons, including a government official, who had been held hostage for over 72 hours after the killing of 15 policemen in a landmine blast in Jharkhand's Garhwa region on Tuesday. ANI

Gaurav Ghei and SSP Chowrasia Lead TAKE Solutions’ Chennai Pro Golf Team
TAKE Solutions Ltd.,leaders in Life Sciences (LS) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) products and The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) today announced that the Chennai pro golf team for the new nine-city IPL-style Rs. 1.2 crore Louis Philippe Cup will be led by Arjuna award winner Gaurav Ghei of Delhi Business Wire India

Rediff.Com Reports Results for the Third Quarter Ended December 31, 2011
For the quarter ended December 31, 2011, our India online revenues remained at the same level sequentially and declined by 7% on a year on year basis in rupee terms. However, a 14% decline in the Indian Rupee as compared to the US dollar is reflected in a decline in India online third quarter revenue by 18% on a year on year basis in dollar terms Business Wire India

GlobalLogic Develops Award-Winning Facilities Management Application for Australia’s Valorem Systems
GlobalLogic, a leader in software R&D services, today announced that Kevah Works, an end-to-end mobile application service it developed for Valorem Systems in Australia, has received the prestigious 2011 InClean Award for Innovative IT Technology in Australia Business Wire India

Greenlime Continues To Lead The Hygiene Revolution
Pudumjee Hygiene Products Limited is a subsidiary of the Pudumjee group - India’s pioneers in specialty paper making. They have used this competence to develop and market a wide range of holistic products to suit different hygiene needs under its brand – Greenlime. Greenlime covers a variety of new age hygiene solutions and cater to different sectors Business Wire India

HomeShop18 Brings Great Offers for the 63rd Republic Day Celebrations
HomeShop18 launches a 7-Day shopping extravaganza starting 24th January, 2012 to commemorate the 62nd Republic Day with its privileged customers. As a part of this promotion, HomeShop18 is offering heavy discounts and gifts to its loyal customers. The promotions will run from 24th Jan to 26th Jan, 2012, on the 24-hour on air shopping channel HomeShop18 and its web extension Business Wire India

Padma Bhushan Dr Ramdas M Pai conferred with The Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for the Year 2011
-- Padma BhushanDr.Ramdas M Pai receives the Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for Education & Healthcare Services for the year 2011 -- The award was given by VeerappaMoily, Union Minister of Corporate Affairs in the presence of Hon. Justice MN Venkatachalaiah, former Chief Justice of India, Dr. Ola Ullsten, former Prime Minister of Sweden and The Rt Business Wire India

HomeShop18 Commemorates the 63rd Republic Day Celebrations
HomeShop18 launches a special 7-Day shopping extravaganza starting 24th January 2012. This promotion is an effort to celebrate Republic Day with the customers of HomeShop18. Offering huge discounts and gifts to the brand loyal customers, it is an initiative to add excitement over the 63rd Republic Day celebrations in India Business Wire India

Medigrity Innovations Announces Launch of - Medical Practitioners’ Networking Platform
Medigrity Innovations Private Limited, a Hyderabad, India based innovative healthcare solutions organisation, proudly announces the launch of their flagship web portal (beta). DocLynk is a professional and exclusive private network for Medical Practitioners (Physicians, Dentists and Medical Students) in India and abroad Business Wire India

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