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'India will emerge as a major player in science world before end of 2017': Deshmukh
Union Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Tuesday said that India will emerge as a major player in the science world before the end of 2017. ANI

Anuj Bidve's family to travel to UK soon to bring his body back
Bereaved family members of murdered India student Anuj Bidve on Tuesday said that they plan to depart soon for the United Kingdom to bring back his body at the earliest. ANI

CISF firing row: Omar promises action against guilty cops
Expressing his solidarity with the bereaved family of slain youth Altaf Ahmad Sood, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday assured the protestors that he will ensure that the guilty is punished. ANI

BJP questions credibility of Rahul Gandhi's campaign in poll-bound UP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday questioned the credibility of the campaign undertaken by Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Dr. Sachan death controversy, BJP accuses Congress of influencing CBI
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday hit out at the ruling Congress Party for influencing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after the investigating agency declared that the mysterious death of Lucknow Deputy CMO Dr. Y. S. Sachan is a suicide. ANI

RLD chief Ajit Singh slams Anna for supporting Mayawati
Hitting out at Anna Hazare for lending support to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh on Tuesday said the veteran social activist should desist from such acts. ANI

Congress opposes TMC's move to change landmark building's name in Kolkata
Scores of Congress Party activists and workers held a highly charged agitation here on Tuesday against coalition ally Trinamool Congress-led Government in West Bengal over the proposed name-change of a landmark building in Kolkata. ANI

Akhilesh Yadav lures voters ahead of UP polls
In an endeavor to garner support for the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday promised to restore law and order, uproot corruption and lead the state on the path of development. ANI

Celebrate your life to stand out from crowd
Life is for living and making it significant. But do you know the art of living to the fullest and celebrating life? If you are lagging behind somewhere in this fast moving world or are unable to achieve the status you deserve at the professional front, not that you are not up-to it. There is something within that needs discovering you ANI

German peace campaigner reaches Dharamsala to meet Dalai Lama
Morry, a peace campaigner from Germany, traveled all the way from his homeland to Himachal Pradesh in a truck to meet the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. ANI

Show your reservation on mobile, travel in Indian Railways
To bring further convenience to the rail users, Indian Railways through Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Railway, has been offering the service of booking e-ticket over the mobile phone. ANI

Five die in Sonepat road accident
A road mishap in Harayana's Sonepat District in on Tuesday claimed at least five lives and injured over ten people. ANI

Chidambaram visits cyclone-hit Puducherry, assures all help to victims
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, who visited the cyclone-hit areas here on Tuesday, assured all assistance to those affected by the cyclone 'Thane' and said that a high-level central team would visit Puducherry and Tamil Nadu soon to make an on-the-spot assessment of the damage caused by the cyclone. . ANI

Siliguri holds handicraft fair
More than 700 artisans from across all the districts of West Bengal participated in the handicraft fair displaying vast variety of their traditional work. ANI

Y4D to investigate Gurgaon Police inaction in molestation cases
Youth 4 Democracy has decided to fight against inaction of Gurgaon police, who shooed away the unruly crowd on New Year's eve, instead of taking action against them for molesting at least a dozen women in the presence of cops on the busy M G Road. ANI

Body of Indian student killed in Canada arrives at Panchkula
Body of Alok Gupta, the Indian student killed in Canada on December 25, arrived at his hometown here on Tuesday. ANI

Anna responding well to treatment and will recover soon, says Doctor
Dr. Mahendra Kawedia, one of the doctors attending to Anna Hazare, on Tuesday said that the veteran social activist is responding well to the treatment and will recover soon as his pulse and blood pressure remains normal. ANI

Three Maoists killed in Rohtas in Bihar
Security forces shot dead three Maoists and arrested one of them during a six-hour gun battle at a forest in Bihar's Rohtas District on Monday night. ANI

Tribals bear the brunt of Maoist violence as well as Government Operations
Humanity, harmony, good governance are ideals a democratic nation aspires to. As the world's largest democracy, India is no exception. Her lawmakers and administrators, often the brightest of her citizens, vow to serve the people and govern them with integrity. ANI

Manmohan Singh calls for more investment in R and D
Emphasizing that the Central Government is committed to boost research and development in science, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said that this can only be achieved if industry, which contributes about one third of the total Research and Development (R and D) expenditure today, increases its contribution. ANI

Polls fever grips various states with a rejected aspirant sobbing before public
Dejected after being sacked for non-performance by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, former minister Avadhesh Kumar Verma sobbed before a congregation of people in Shahjanpur district. ANI

Congress, BJP begin 2012 with ritual sparring
Accusations and counter charges over the Lokpal Bill controversy mark the beginning of 2012 in the Indian political arena with the sling match between the ruling Congress party and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ANI

Anna supporters pray for his health in Mumbai
As anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare recuperates in a Pune hospital, his supporters in Mumbai held a special prayer ceremony for his health. ANI

Narain Karthikeyan hails country's progress in automobile industry
India's Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan has said that it was pleasing to know that the country has become an automobile hub in Asia and would soon scale to the third position by selling over sixty lakh vehicles a year by 2020. ANI

Sweety's New Year lunch
A New Year's Day luncheon is a tedious idea. Wonder why Smt. Jha has decided to host one? But then, I had to go. It is one of those Lutyen's Delhi do's, which include a smattering of politicians, editors, television anchors, industrialists, restaurant or boutique owners and the kinds. You know, the pretty people of Delhi ANI

Sify Named to NASDAQ Global Select Market
Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ Global Markets: SIFY), a leader in Managed Networks and IT Services in India with growing global delivery capabilities, today announced that trading of the company's shares of common stock will be upgraded to the NASDAQ Global Select Market Business Wire India

Akash Verma’s Second Book ‘Three Times Loser ....Love Never Dies’ Released
After stirring a lot of buzz & the bestseller success of his debut novel ‘It Happened that Night’, eminent author Akash Verma has launched ‘Three Times Loser ....Love Never Dies’. The book is published by Srishti Publishers Business Wire India

Defence Institute Invites UNIKEN to Showcase VPSI Security Technology
Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) – a Deemed University, recently conducted a workshop on “Challenges in Cloud Computing” at the DAIT campus in Girinagar, Pune. The event was attended by DRDO scientists, leading defence and security experts, students and prominent OEMs. After the introductory talk by Dr. Prahlada (Vice Chancellor, DIAT) the keynote address was delivered by Mr Business Wire India

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