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Supreme Court stays proceedings against S M Krishna in illegal mining case
The Supreme Court today stayed proceedings against External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, in the Karnatka illegal mining case. ANI

Cabinet clears UIDAI to issue 40 crore more UID cards
Cabinet committee today cleared the Unique Identification Authority of India's (UIDAI) proposal to enroll an extra 40 crore people in 16 states. The biometrics in other states will be collected under the National Population Register, NPR project. ANI

BJP lures voters in its UP election manifesto
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tried to woo the voters in its election manifesto, which it released here today. ANI

Ecological balanced to be preserved in Lafarge Mining case: Jayanti Natarajan
Minister of Environment and Forests, Jayanthi Natarajan here today reiterated Government of India's commitment to preserve ecological balance vis-a-vis the limestone mining project proposed by Lafarge Umiam Mining Company in Meghalaya. ANI

Powerful blast rocks former assembly candidate's home in Imphal
An unknown person triggered a powerful blast at the residence of former Manipur assembly candidate, Dr. Chandramani Singh in Imphal, a day ahead of polls to the state legislature. ANI

Main focus to seize illegal arms in poll-bound UP: Police
Police on Friday said that their main focus was to seize illegal arms in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh with an aim to prevent unrest. ANI

Kolkata street hawkers form human chain in protest against eviction
Members of several hawker unions here on Friday formed a human chain in their stir against the civic authorities and the police, alleging them of hatching a conspiracy to evict hawkers for their personal gains. ANI

Anti-American protest in Kashmir for release of Pakistani scientist jailed in US
Jammu and Kashmir's women separatist outfit, Dukhtran Milat protested on Friday to sought the release of Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui who is jailed in America. ANI

India-Pakistan committee on Prisoners conclude visit to Indian jails
Members of the India-Pakistan Judicial Committee on Prisoners visited Indian jails in Delhi, Jaipur and Amritsar from 23-27 January. The members of the Committee, Justice (Retd.) Mr A.S Gill and Justice (Retd) Mr. M.A Khan from the Indian side and Justice (Retd.) Mr. Nasir Aslam Zahid and Justice (Retd.) Mian Muhammad Ajmal from Pakistan side visited the jails. ANI

Himachal Pradesh farmers rejoice over bumper citrus fruit production
Favourable climatic conditions have led to a bumper production of 'Kinnu' in the Dhaulakuan area of Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur District this year. ANI

Maoist splinter group hoists inverted national flag on Republic Day
Maoist splinter group, the Jharkhand Prastuti Committee (JPC), on Friday hoisted an inverted national flag in Jharkhand's Palamu District to mark their protest as the country celebrated the 63rd Republic Day. ANI

Vice President, PM condole demise of Kerala Governor Farook
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh have condoled the demise of Kerala Governor M.O.H. Farook, who breathed his last in Chennai on Thursday after battling with cancer. ANI

Prime Minister constitutes an expert committee for sugar sector
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has constituted an expert committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. C. Rangarajan, Chairman Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, to examine issues relating to the sugar sector. ANI

UP polls: Congress slams BJP for populist manifesto
The Congress Party on Friday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for doling out a populist manifesto ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. ANI

Ex-Indian Information Service official passes away
A former Indian Information Service (IIS) official, D.V.Vijay Kumar, passed away here on Friday after a brief illness. He was 61. ANI

UP Police says main poll focus is to seize illegal arms
Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday said their main focus is to seize illegal arms in the poll-bound state with an aim of preventing unrest, and added that stringent action would be initiated against those indulging in such illegal activities. ANI

Chief Electoral Officer Lawmkunga confident of peaceful polls in Manipur
The Additional Chief Secretary (Election) and Chief Electoral Officer of Manipur, P.C. Lawmkunga, on Friday said preparations are complete for assembly elections, and expressed confidence that the polls would be conducted in a peaceful manner across the state. ANI

Blast rocks candidate's residence a day before Manipur polls
One person was injured in a powerful blast inside a toilet of a candidate's residence here on Friday, a day ahead of assembly polls in the state. ANI

Muslim devotees throng annual Urs fair in Rajouri
Rajouri, Jan 27 : Muslim devotees converged in Rajouri city on Thursday to take part in the annual Urs fair. ANI

Kashmir highway closed down following gas tanker leak
Ramban, Jan 27 : Authorities averted a major tragedy here by shutting down a highway in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday after Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) leaked from a tanker. ANI

Army personnel undertake avalanche rescue training in Kashmir
Srinagar, Jan 27 : Indian Army personnel were from the Third Rashtriya Rifles were recently given special training and equipment on how to rescue civilians trapped in an avalanche. ANI

Police seize arms and ammunition in Lucknow
Police recovered, here today, a cache of arms and ammunition, including 12 country-made pistols, two foreign guns and ammunition. ANI

Salman Khurshid slams BJP for its divisive politics
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its divisive politics, saying such tactics would not be fruitful in the contemporary scenario. ANI

Khurshid finds Anna Hazare 'no real gem' to offer Bharat Ratna
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said only the most distinguished persons who are held in high prestige, deserve the country's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna. ANI

BSP eroding vote bank of BSP in UP
In the name of development, Chief Minister Mayawati can only boast of statues of herself or Dalit icons across Uttar Pradesh, but the common man in the state who is yet to savour the pleasure of having basic civic amenities, will most naturally think for whom he or she should vote for, or may even opt for a total Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) poll boycott. ANI

Team Anna not to campaign against any particular political party
RTI crusader Arvind Kejriwal has said Team Anna will not target any political party or influence its victory or loss. ANI

Congress will be routed in Uttarakhand, says BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has claimed that the Congress Party will face humiliating defeat in the upcoming Uttarakhand assembly polls for pursuing corrupt policies. ANI

Digvijay Singh pulls up Mayawati for funds misuse
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has criticized Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati for her superfluous display of power, saying she is concerned only about amassing wealth to erect her own statues across the state. ANI

Kerala Governor M.O.H. Farook passes away in Chennai
Kerala Governor M.O.H. Farook passed away at a hospital in Chennai on Thursday night after battling with cancer. ANI

PMO becoming more assertive and charged up
Winds of change are blowing through the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), and according to insiders, the catalyst behind these changes is Pulok Chatterjee, the Prime Minister's new Principal Secretary. ANI

Sathguru Untangles the Food Safety Act at USIBC
Ashok Jha, General Manager, Life Sciences Advisory Group at Sathguru Management Consultants, Hyderabad and Pushpa Vijayaraghavan, Vice President at Sathguru Inc., Boston delivered a comprehensive presentation on January 12, 2012 that summarized various regulatory aspects of the recently established Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) Business Wire India

Ruckus Wireless Expands Presence in India; Opening R&D Centre in Bangalore
Ruckus Wireless™, the smart wireless networking company, today announced the opening of a new R&D centre in Bangalore, India. By tapping into a pool of highly skilled engineering talent in India, Ruckus’s new R&D centre in Bangalore will significantly boost Ruckus’ capabilities to develop new technologies to serve the mobile Internet infrastructure market worldwide Business Wire India

Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution granted Indian Accreditation by Quality Council of India
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nivio Completes Your Apple; get Windows and Office on your Favorite Device
nivio, a global start-up with roots in India, today announced beta registration for a fully functional Windows desktop from the Cloud for users in the United States. This marks a significant milestone in the growth plans of the Gurgaon-based company as it expands globally Business Wire India

FORE School of Management, New Delhi and SPIC MACAY Presents a Concert with Grammy Award Winner Pt. Visha Mohan Bhatt
FORE School of Management, the premiere B-School of New Delhi in association with SPIC MACAY presents Pt. Visha Mohan Bhatt in a live concert to be held on 20th January 2012 at the FORE campus Auditorium, Virajam. Pt. Vishwa Mohan is a globally acclaimed slide guitarist who has touched a million hearts and mesmerized the world with his pristine pure, delicate yet fiery music Business Wire India

Ajmera Global School takes Physical Education to the Next Level
Ajmera Global School along with Fitness Expert and ex Indian Cricket team coach, John Gloster takes Physical education in schools to a new level. For the first time ever in Mumbai, School children were taken to a fitness studio as a part of their fitness promotion and learning program Business Wire India

Labsphere Earns NVLAP Accreditation
Labsphere, Inc. ( has earned accreditation as a NVLAP ISO 17205 calibration laboratory. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) governs the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) Business Wire India

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