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India News on January 4, 2012

India pleased with China's initiative to resolve Yiwu incident issue
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, who met the Chinese envoy here on Wednesday, said that the process of moving the traders out of Yiwu to Shanghai has been initiated, and added they will reach Shanghai later in the evening. ANI

India rejects incorrect depiction of India's borders in maps used by US
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday informed that the government has consistently rejected incorrect depiction of India's borders on maps used by the US Government. ANI

SC gives NIA two weeks time to respond to Purohit's bail plea in Malegaon blast case
The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted two weeks time to the National Investigating Agency (NIA) to respond to the petition filed by former Lt Col Srikant Purohit seeking bail in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case. ANI

JD-U to promote clean politics during campaigning in poll-bound UP
Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav on Wednesday said that his party will promote clean politics in governance while campaigning in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Alka Sirohi assumes office as UPSC member
Alka Sirohi, an IAS officer of 1974 batch of Madhya Pradesh Cadre, assumed office as a new member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Wednesday. ANI

BJP accuses Congress of 'shielding corrupt'
Under sharp criticism from the leaders of various political outfits over the inclusion of former Uttar Pradesh Minister Babu Singh Kushwaha in its fold, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday accused the ruling Congress Party of trying to shield the corrupt people by destroying all evidences. ANI

India, Saudi Arabia discuss ways to boost bilateral trade
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma met his Saudi Arabian counterpart Tawfeeq Bin Fouzan Al Rabiah here on Wednesday and discussed the steps that need to be taken to provide impetus to the bilateral trade between the two nations. ANI

China assures early resolution of ongoing issues with India
Chinese Ambassador to India, Zhang Yan, met External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna here on Wednesday and assured early resolution of the diplomat row and safety of Indian traders detained near Shanghai. ANI

Vice President Ansari says tobacco is a major cause of cancer
Vice President Mohammd Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said tobacco is a major cause of cancer and called for an all-out effort to prevent smoking. . ANI

Congress workers in Bengal protest state govt's apathy towards farmers
the state unit of Congress on Wednesday protested against the West Bengal government as it denied payment of fair price to paddy farmers in the state. ANI

BJP in dock over inclusion of Kushwaha in its fold
Cutting across party lines, the leaders of various political outfits on Wednesday criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for inducting sacked Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Babu Singh Kushwaha alleged to be involved in the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam into its outfit. ANI

Anti-human trafficking unit established in Delhi
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has designated one Unit in Special Crime Zone of CBI in Delhi as Anti-Human Trafficking Unit. ANI

Election Commission guidelines hit poster business in Punjab
Poster business in Ludhiana, Punjab has taken a beating after the Election Commission laid down strict guidelines to ensure that polls are conducted in a free and fair manner. ANI

BJP inducting 'tainted ministers', says Congress
With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) inducting former Uttar Pradesh Minister Babu Singh Kushwaha into the party to strengthen its position ahead of the polls, the ruling Congress Party on Wednesday hit out at the main Opposition for inducting what it called tainted ministers. ANI

Kalam inspires children to pursue science and technology
Former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has appealed to school children to work dedicatedly in the field of science and technology. ANI

Central Budget to follow completion of state polls
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said that the date for presenting the annual budget for 2012-13 has not been decided as yet, and added that it would be done after the completion of assembly polls in the five states. ANI

Gorkha ex-servicemen in Nepal to get ECHS facilities
The Union Cabinet has approved the extension of Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) to Nepal Domiciled Gorkhas (NDGs) pensioners ex-servicemen (ESM). ANI

Gold plated dosa in Bangalore a huge hit
A restaurant in Bangalore is witnessing large footfalls, since the debut of their latest delicacy, a gold-plated dosa, which is priced at a whooping Rs. 1,011. ANI

Prime Minister of Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to visit India
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, will be on a nine-day state visit to Indian beginning on Thursday. ANI

Illicit liquor sale on rise in poll-bound Punjab
With barely a month left for the upcoming assembly polls in Punjab, the candidates in the fray here are leaving no stones unturned in alluring the voters and in tune with this the sale of illicit liquor has created a new record in Amritsar. ANI

Cold wave continues to torment residents across North India
Cold wave remained unabated in several parts of Northern India on Wednesday as temperatures plummeted to sub zero levels. ANI

ULFA militant surrenders in Tinsukia
A militant belonging to the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) laid down arms before the state authorities in Assam's Tinsukia District. ANI

Building collapse in Delhi kills five
Atleast five people died and nearly a dozen were injured when the roof of a building collapsed in Mundka in West Delhi on Wednesday. ANI

CBI raids former UP minister Kushwaha's property
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), today raided the property of former Uttar Pradesh Minister of Family Welfare, Babu Singh Kushwaha, in connection with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam. ANI

Displaced and Lost: Victims of Land Acquisition
Displacement, a major problem in Central Asia, has, over the "developing" years, spread its roots intensely in Indian sub-continent. It has been 64 long years that its central regions are bearing the brunt of land acquisition for development. ANI

No infiltration in Jammu in 2011 says IGP
Inspector General of Police of Jammu, Dilbagh Singh has said that Police has foiled entire militant infiltration bid into Jammu region from across the border in 2011. ANI

Swami Agnivesh believes notice by Delhi government a conspiracy to malign him
Reacting to the show-cause notice issued by the Delhi government for alleged fudging of bills and not returning unused money allocated to the NGO for conducting a survey, social activist Swami Agnivesh has said that the whole episode was a conspiracy to defame him. ANI

Anna hopes to recover early
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare hopes for speedy recovery even as doctors raise concern over his increasing chest congestion. ANI

Congress seeks people's mandate in UP polls
Congress party spokesperson Manish Tiwari has sought the people's mandate in the upcoming polls in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Mamata accuses Congress of working with Communists
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has accused the Congress party for working in connivance with the Communist Party of India-Marxists (CPI-M) against her government. ANI

Parties manage big political switches ahead of UP polls
Political parties in Uttar Pradesh shaped their responses to various leaders who came knocking on their doors in the run up to Assembly elections in the state. ANI

Jairam Ramesh hopes Land Acquisition Bill will be passed in Budget session
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that the Government may pass the Land Acquisition Bill in the upcoming Budget session of Parliament in March 2012. ANI

Water conservationist slams Hazare for putting unnecessary pressure on govt. over Lokpal Bill
Water conservationist from Rajasthan Rajendra Singh has slammed veteran anti- graft crusader Anna Hazare for putting unnecessary pressure on the Central Government over passage of the much debated Lokpal Bill. ANI

Citi-NCPA Aadi Anant: From Here to Eternity
Stepping into the New Year, Citi India jointly with The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), India’s premiere art and culture institution, invites one and all on a stirring journey to explore and celebrate the vitality with which artistic traditions keep redefining and rejuvenating themselves, through an innovative festival of Indian music – Citi-NCPA Aadi Anant: From Here to Eternity Business Wire India

NABARD Selects Polaris’ Intellect Lending Solution
Polaris Financial Technology Ltd. (POLS.BO), a leading global Financial Technology company, today announced that National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) has chosen Polaris’ integrated IntellectTM Lending Solution comprising Loan Management and Accounting modules to be the bank’s new Centralized Loan Management and Accounting System (CLMAS) Business Wire India

Maveric Systems Wins Recognition from the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (Ministry of Science & Technology)
Maveric Systems, a leading global independent software testing specialist, today announced that its R&D facility has been accorded recognition by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR). Located in the IIT Madras Research Park, Maveric’s R&D facility is now a registered unit with the DSIR Business Wire India

CarDekho kick-starts 2012 with 3 crore Visitors Mark, country's most popular automotive portal has achieved a mark of over 3 crore unique visitors in less than 4 years. It is the minimum time span in which any automotive portal across the country has achieved this target beating all the competitors Business Wire India

Dion Global Solutions Acquires Controlling Stake in Swissrisk Financial Systems
Dion Global Solutions (Dion) (BSE: 526927), today announces that it has acquired a controlling stake in Frankfurt-based Swissrisk Financial Systems (Swissrisk). The stake represents the next step in Dion’s strategy to become the leading provider of a comprehensive, diversified suite of solutions to financial markets worldwide Business Wire India

Atrenta Will Discuss SoC Realization at VLSI India Conference 2012
Atrenta: Business Wire India

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