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Majithia files nomination for Majitha constituency after massive show of trength
The Shiromani Akali Dal, the BJP and the Christian Front's joint candidate from Majitha, Sardar Bikram Singh Majithia, filed his nomination papers for state assembly elections here on Monday after exhibiting a massive show of strength in the constituency. ANI

Daily wagers protest against J-K Govt. in Srinagar
Scores of daily wagers of the Power Development Department (PDD) took to the streets here on Monday to register their protest against the Jammu and Kashmir's apathy. ANI

Hazare aide dismisses links to RSS
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare's aide Kumar Vishwas on Monday dismissed claims that Hazare was linked to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). ANI

Khurshid blames Mayawati for forgery in national development schemes
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday accused the Mayawati led-government of forgery in national development schemes. ANI

UP polls: Noida authorities yet to get orders for covering Mayawati's statues
As the deadline for the Election Commission's directive to cover the statues of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and her party symbol, the 'elephant', erected at parks and other public places across the state in recent years draws near, Noida State Development Authority officials are in a fix as they are yet to receive orders in this regard. ANI

Death of BJP leader Nambiar a great loss for party: Gadkari
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has expressed sorrow over the demise of party leader Sukumaran Nambiar. ANI

Aarushi case: Rajesh Talwar to remain on bail till Feb 4
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Noida-based dentist Dr. Rajesh Talwar, the main accused in the murder of his teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, would remain on bail till February 4 and face trial. ANI

Telecom scam: Supreme Court grants interim bail to ex-minister Sukhram
The Supreme Court on Monday granted interim bail to former Telecom Minister Sukhram, who was convicted in connection with the 1996 telecom equipment purchase scam, till January 16. ANI

Manmohan Singh greets African National Congress on its centenary
Calling the centenary celebrations of the African National Congress (ANC) a moving moment for all those across the world who cherish human dignity and freedom, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has said that India and South Africa have coordinated their positions on many complex global issues. ANI

Former Election Commissioner supports poll panel's order to cover Mayawati's statues
Former Chief Election Commissioner T.S Krishnamurthy hailed the Election Commission's directions to cover the statues of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and her party symbol 'elephant' erected at parks and other public places across the state. ANI

D. Raja slams poll panel for banning BSP's symbol statues
Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja has slammed the Election Commission for banning the statues of elephants because of it being the symbol of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). ANI

Manmohan Singh will bridge ties with TMC: Farooq Abdullah
Commenting over the recent differences between United Progressive Alliance (UPA) with key partner Trinamool Congress (TMC), Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah has said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would "bridge the ties" with its key ally. ANI

Trinidad and Tobago PM 'touched' by warm reception in India
Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Persad-Bissessar, presently on a state-visit to India, said that she was 'humbled' and 'inspired' by the love and warmth given by the country's people and government during her stay. ANI

Assembly election scene warms up in India
With assembly polls in five states right around the corner, battle-lines are being drawn as leaders and parties intensify their campaigns eyeing a victory in the politically-crucial contest. ANI

Biocon Announces Positive Efficacy Data with its Novel Monoclonal Antibody Itolizumab in a Pivotal Psoriasis Study
Biocon, Asia's premier biotechnology Company today, announced positive results from its Double Blind, Placebo Controlled, Phase 3, TREAT-PLAQ Study with Itolizumab in chronic plaque psoriasis Business Wire India

Expedia Helps Underprivileged Children set a new Record in India
-- Launches ‘Give them wings’- Expedia’s CSR programme for street and working children -- Prelude to an all expense paid 3 days holiday in Mumbai organized by Expedia Expedia, the world’s largest online travel company, today announced the launch of their maiden CSR programme for India called ‘Give them wings’ Business Wire India

Market Xcel Data Matrix Pvt. Ltd. Strengthens India Operations
Market Xcel Data Matrix Pvt. Ltd., one of India’s leading end-to-end market research firm that provides customized market research solutions has announced the appointment of Mr. Rajaram Senapaty as Vice President, India. Mr Business Wire India

Sports Entertainment News Show Score Tonight Kicks Off Exciting Year of Sports with New Look on its 1000th Episode
Score Tonight, STAR Sports’ sports entertainment news show that showcases the most sensational headlines from around the world, celebrates its 1,000th episode with a brand new look and format starting today Business Wire India

Property Buyers in for a Double Bonanza at the Dubai Shopping Festival 2012
Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), the annual month long mega shopping and entertainment event, with the slogan 'One Family, One World, One Festival' will be held from January 5 to February 5, 2012. India is geared up for this edition of the DSF and as always, millions of Indians will be in Dubai during this period Business Wire India

Praj Acquires Stake in Neela Systems
Praj Industries (Praj), global leaders in renewable energy and environmental technologies, acquired majority stake ( 50.20%) in Neela Systems Limited for approximately Rs. 64 crores. Future arrangements provide for further increase in stakes by Praj Business Wire India

Magneti Marelli at the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi
Magneti Marelli will be participating for the second time in the Auto Expo, India’s automotive tradeshow held every two years that attracts to New Delhi leading national and international automotive companies Business Wire India

Mobuute Tech Solutions Announces the Launch of their Mobile Technology Platform
Mobuute Tech Solutions Pvt Ltd, a Bangalore based technology startup focused on providing innovative mobile solutions that add value to a consumer’s personal information announced the launch of its Mobuute Technology Platform and the deployment of the first set of mobile consumer services based on the platform Business Wire India

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