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Punjab and Uttarakhand register high voter turnout
The Election Commission of India at a press conference here today, informed that states of Punjab and Uttarakhand registered a high voter turnout in the assembly elections. ANI

Congress and BJP workers clash in Amritsar
Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers clashed at a polling booth during the assembly polls in the state here today. ANI

Prakash Singh Badal confident of victory
Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal chief, Prakash Singh Badal has anticipated his party's victory in the state assembly elections. ANI

Scuffle breaks out over illegitimate votes in Ludhiana
A scuffle broke out between Bharatiya Janata Party and People's Party of Punjab (PPP) activists over vote buying accusations on Monday. ANI

SC issues notice to Uttar Pradesh Govt. on plea against its Cabinet Secretary's appointment
The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh Government on a plea for transfer of a petition questioning the validity of Shashank Shekhar Singh's appointment as the state's cabinet secretary to itself from the Allahabad High Court. ANI

BJP optimistic of winning with huge majority in Punjab
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Navjot Singh Siddhu said he is positive that his party will reach victory target with huge margin in the ongoing assembly elections in Punjab. ANI

Brisk polling reported in Punjab and Uttarakhand
Brisk polling was reported in the assembly constituencies of Punjab and Uttarakhand on Monday, despite the presence of heavy security. ANI

Ex-ISRO chief Nair writes to Manmohan Singh over job ban
Former chief of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), G Madhavan Nair, on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to review the government's decision to ban him and three other former ISRO scientists from government jobs in the wake of the controversial S-spectrum deal. ANI

Anna's condition stable, will be discharged soon, says doctor
Doctors attending to Anna Hazare have said the veteran activist's condition is stable and he will soon be discharged. ANI

Akali Dal confident of second term government in Punjab
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said on Monday that it was confident of winning a second consecutive term. ANI

Falak still critical even as Delhi Police launches manhunt for tormentors
The Delhi Police has said that it has launched a massive manhunt to locate the tormentors of two-year-old Falak, adding that two teams have been sent to Mumbai and Bihar to search for the key accused Raj Kumar. ANI

Delhi Metro to modify signaling and telecommunication software system
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is going to modify its Signaling and Telecommunication software system so that the passenger announcement system and the passenger information display system (PIDS) installed at the stations, can automatically give advance information to the passengers whether the next train will be a four coach or six coach train. ANI

Congress slams Akali Dal-BJP alliance in Punjab, says people ready for change
Slamming the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government in Punjab, Congress has said that the people are ready for change and want to get rid of the ruling alliance. ANI

Candidates contesting assembly polls in Punjab cast their votes
Candidates contesting the assembly polls in Punjab cast their votes on Monday, and urged the voters to exercise their franchise to strengthen democracy. ANI

BSP accuses Akali Dal of tampering with voting machines in Punjab
Members from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Punjab's Mansa District have accused Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate and the Sub Divisional Magistrate of Mansa of tampering with Electronic Voting Machine (EVM). ANI

Police arrest two Maoists in Orissa's Malkangiri District
Police have confirmed the arrest of two suspect Maoists from a forest in Orissa's Malkangiri District. ANI

Mumbai sessions court acquits four accused in Adnan Patrawala murder case
A Mumbai sessions court on Monday acquitted the four men arrested for the 2007 murder of teenager Adnan Patrawala. ANI

Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker confident about BJP sweeping polls (update)
The Speaker of Uttarakhand State Assembly, Harbans Kapoor, on Monday said he was confident that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would win with an absolute majority in the onging elections in the state. ANI

India pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 64th death anniversary
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and a host of other dignitaries led the nation on Monday in paying homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 64th death anniversary. ANI

Congress will register sweeping win in Punjab, says Raninder Singh
Raninder Singh, the son of former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, who is fighting elections in the state from the Samana Assembly Constituency, has said that he expects the opposition Congress party to register a sweeping win in over 70 of the 117 seats that are up for grabs in the state. ANI

Ex-Uttarakhand CM Nishank confident about BJP winning second consecutive term
As voting began across Uttarakhand on Monday, former chief minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, said he was confident about the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning a second consecutive term. ANI

Voting begins in Punjab amid tight security
Voting began in Punjab for 117 assembly constituencies amid tight security on Monday. ANI

TERI to Host the 12th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit from 2- 4 Feb 2012
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) works towards fulfilling its vision of ‘working towards global sustainable development, creating innovative solutions for a better tomorrow’, through its flagship event the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) Business Wire India

Sify Reports Revenues of INR 1.80 Billion for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2011-12
Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ Global Markets: SIFY), a leader in Managed Enterprise, Network and ICT Services in India with growing global delivery capabilities, today announced its consolidated results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the third quarter of fiscal year 2011-12 Business Wire India

Aspect Honors AGC Networks as ‘2011 Aspect Partner of the Year’ for India, South Asia and Middle East region
Aspect, a leading provider of customer contact and Microsoft platform solutions, today announced AGC Networks as the winner of the ‘2011 Aspect Partner of the Year’ for India, South Asia and the Middle East region. The annual awards honor Aspect partners for delivering innovative contact centre and unified communications solutions during the past year that directly address customer challenges Business Wire India

Webchutney and 9.9 School of Convergence Partner to Train Job-Ready Graduates in Digital Media
India's leading digital media agency, Webchutney, and path-breaking Delhi-based media school, 9.9 School of Convergence (SoC), have joined forces in an academy-industry partnership designed to develop and promote SoC's Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Media Communication (DMC) Business Wire India

Shinya Yamanaka on “New Era of Medicine with iPS Cells” at The Cell Press–TNQ India Distinguished Lectureship Series
Shinya Yamanaka, the Japanese physician and celebrated adult stem cell researcher, will deliver the Third Edition of The Cell Press-TNQ India Distinguished Lectureship Series in Bengaluru, Chennai, and New Delhi in January-February 2012. His Lecture is titled “New Era of Medicine with iPS Cells”. The schedule of the Lectures is given below Business Wire India

Fifteen International Baccalaureate (IB) Schools & Mumbai Dignitaries Conclude a Successful Model United Nations (MUN)
The three-day long SISMUN 2012 hosted by Singapore International School (SIS) was unique because apart from the Model United Nations (MUN) experience it included a Photo Journalism contest for students and a Panel Discussion by leading Mumbai dignitaries. Chief Guest Mr. R. K. Padmanavan, Executive Director, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) inaugurated the event along with Mr Business Wire India

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