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Bahuguna assures to bring back U'khand on development path
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Tuesday said the Congress Party has always worked on development issues, and added that a lot of work is to be done in the next five years. ANI

Mamata announces release of 40 prisoners serving life sentences in WB
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the release of forty convicts serving life sentences in the state. ANI

Chidambaram scraps report of Home Secretary asking bureaucrats not to act like 'stenographers'
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday denied media report that Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh had asked Chief Secretaries and Director General's of Police not to act like stenographers of their state governments in yesterday's meeting that took place to discuss the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). ANI

Congress takes credit for CBI probe in IPS officer's killing
Congress Party on Tuesday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in Madhya Pradesh, and said a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the killing of Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Narendra Kumar Singh was possible only because of the pressure imposed by the ruling party. ANI

Congress defends decision to appoint Bahuguna as U'khand CM
Congress Party on Tuesday defended its decision to appoint Vijay Bahuguna as the chief minister of Uttarakhand, saying senior leader Harish Rawat should put aside his personal aspirations. ANI

Consultations on Judicial Accountability Bill underway, says Khurshid
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said the consultations with stakeholders on the Judicial Accountability Bill are underway. ANI

Involvement of illegal Bangladeshis in crimes, says Jitendra Singh
Minister of State for Home Affairs Jitendra Singh on Tuesday informed instances of violation of the law and involvement in illegal activities by some Bangladeshi nationals have been reported. ANI

Yogi Adityanath wants BJP to hold consultations on dismal show in UP polls
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said his party needed to evaluate it's below par performance in recently concluded Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. ANI

Home Secretary's suggestion to bureaucrats to be independent criticized
The reported remark by the Union Home ecretary "Don't be CMs' stenographers" at the meeting of chief secretaries and Director General's of Police to discuss the National Counter Terrorism Centre has been criticized by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ANI

Measures adopted to protect Jarawa tribals in Andamans
Minister of State for Home Affairs Jitendra Singh said here today that the Andaman and Nicobar administration has taken measures to check exploitation of Jarawa tribes residing the islands. ANI

NCW felicitates women achievers
The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Tuesday felicitated women who had shown indomitable spirit of fighting against adversities and dedicated their lives to work for rights of women. ANI

Home ministry releases House census, no. of houses goes up to 33 crore
Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh on Tuesday released the final figures of the first phase of Census 2011 known as Houselisting and Housing Census which has recorded an increase in the number of houses to 33 crores from 25 crores. ANI

Bahuguna takes oath as U'khand CM
Vijay Bahuguna, the Member of Parliament representing Tehri Garhwal, was sworn in as the chief minister of Uttarakhand here on Tuesday evening. ANI

Clashes in Patna over Govt. apathy towards fire victims
Residents in Patna lashed out at the Nitish Kumar Government on Tuesday for failing to provide monetary support to victims of a fire that broke out in a slum area. ANI

Congress observes shutdown in Bhopal to protest IPS officer's killing
The Congress Party observed a shutdown in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday in protest against the killing of Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Narendra Kumar Singh by the mining mafia in the region. ANI

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark to visit India
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator and UN Under Secretary General Helen Clark will visit India from March 14 to 17. ANI

Congress ignores Rawat's threat, Bahuguna to take over as U'khand CM
Amid intense discussions and debate, the Congress Core Committee on Tuesday finally decided that Vijay Bahuguna, the Member of Parliament representing Tehri Garhwal, will take over as the next chief minister of Uttarakhand. ANI

'Our preference is to promote happiness in Uttar Pradesh': Akhilesh Yadav
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister designate Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday vowed to meet the expectations of his voters by firmly promoting happiness in the state. ANI

U'khand Congress will not be stable under Bahuguna's leadership: Harak Singh
Amid an ongoing row over Union Minister Harish Rawat threatening to resign after being ignored for the chief ministerial post in Uttarakhand, Congress leader Harak Singh Rawat on Tuesday said the party will not be stable under the new leadership. ANI

Rail commuters in UP put forth their expectations for railway budget
Expecting for a 'pro-people' railway budget for fiscal 2012-13, commuters in several parts of Uttar Pradesh put forth their wish list as they pin hope from the central government to provide better facilities and infrastructure. ANI

Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over Sri Lankan war crimes issue
The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday witnessed disruption after an opposition uproar over Sri Lankan war crimes issue. ANI

Congress denies rift in party over Uttarakhand Chief Minister row
The Congress on Tuesday dismissed reports of split in the party after Vijay Bahuguna, the MP representing Tehri Garhwal, was named as chief minister-designate for Uttarakhand. ANI

Madhya Pradesh CM orders CBI probe in IPS officer's killing
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said that he has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the killing of Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Narendra Kumar Singh. ANI

India Aviation 2012 to begin on Wednesday, Boeing 787 Dreamliner to be put on display
Union Minister of Civil Aviation Ajit Singh will inaugurate the India Aviation 2012 at Hyderabad on Wednesday with the first ever display of Boeing 787 Dreamliner in India being one of the key highlights of the event. ANI

Uttarakhand CM row: Harish Rawat offers to quit
Congress leader Harish Rawat, who was seen as a frontrunner for the Uttarakhand chief minister's post, has offered to resign from the Cabinet after Vijay Bahuguna, the MP representing Tehri Garhwal, was named as chief minister-designate. ANI

Mayawati to file nomination for Rajya Sabha
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati will file her nomination for the Rajya Sabha in Lucknow on Tuesday. ANI

Harish Rawat's supporters protest over making Vijay Bahuguna Uttarakhand CM
Legislators supporting Lok Sabha MP Harish Rawat have expressed their unhappiness over Vijay Bahuguna, the MP representing Tehri Garhwal being chosen as the next chief minister of Uttarakhand. ANI

Congress accuses Madhya Pradesh govt. of supporting mining mafia
Training its guns on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Congress leader Kantilal Bhuria has accused the former of supporting the mining mafia and other illegal activities in the state. ANI

Bansal exudes confidence for passage of Lokpal Bill during budget session
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has exuded confidence for the passing of a strong and effective Lokpal Bill during the ongoing budget session of parliament. ANI

BJP moves notices to suspend Question Hour in Parliament
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday moved notices for the suspension of Question Hour in Parliament to discuss the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Canon's Alok Bharadwaj amongst the “Global Top 100 People influencing Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS)""
Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, Senior Vice President, Canon India has been featured in the “Top 100 people influencing electronics manufacturing services (EMS) Worldwide” in 2012 by Venture Outsource Business Wire India unveils a New Look
Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ Global Markets: SIFY), a leader in Managed Enterprise, Network and ICT Services in India, today unveiled the new look of its portal, The new sports an image-based presentation of content with a youthful style Business Wire India

Belkin Extends Connected Equipment Warranty (CEW) to Economy Surges
Belkin India, a leading service provider of interconnectivity solutions across computing and consumer electronic devices, today, announced Connected Equipment Warranty (CEW) on their range of Economy series Surge Protector. This move will not only give customers an assurance of high quality surge products but also the peace of mind in terms of safety and security of their products Business Wire India

Varun Air Services Introduces 933 Unrestricted for Corporate Travel Segment
Established with an aim to simplify business travel, Varun Air Services, corporate travel company, marks its footprint in the travel sector through the launch of its first of its kind initiative called “933 Unrestricted” Business Wire India

Acroseas Betting Big on Orra Health – A Transcription Software for the iPhone
One can now dictate his patient observations on his way home from clinic and view the transcripts the following morning Business Wire India Makes Changes with New Value Additions to its Site
ApnaCircle, a Viadeo Group Co. & India’s leading Business and Career networking site has announced the launch of Career Visualizer for its users. The newly added features are sure to make for an easy networking experience that allows people to connect and build relations with others from world over. The Career Visualizer is a user friendly tool for profile creation Business Wire India

WNS Wins “Global CSR Award” 2012 at World CSR Day
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, won the “Global CSR Award” for demonstrating excellence in the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Practice Overall' category, at World CSR day. The award was presented by the Honorable Union Minister of Corporate Affairs, Dr. M Business Wire India

Dr Alok Bharadwaj is 45th among the Top 100 influencing EMS Worldwide
-- puts MAIT President in an elite global group that includes US President Barack Obama, Union Minister Anand Sharma, Tim Cook and Michael Dell Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, President of MAIT (Manufacturer's Association of IT Industry), has been chosen as on of the most influential persons in the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry across the world Business Wire India

JUNCKERS Rolls out ‘Design Collection’ in the Indian Market
JUNCKERS, the premium solid hardwood flooring brand from Denmark has launched ‘Design Collection’ where nature plays colourful partner in your living spaces. If color and exclusivity excite you, the Design Collection by JUNCKERS definitely will Business Wire India

Dell Unveils New Enterprise Solutions that Help Customers Deliver Results Faster Enhances Capability as an End-to-end Solutions Company
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Creatigies makes Chennai Super Kings bite into Washington Apples
It may be a first of its kind. An ‘official fruit of any sporting team’ Washington Apples, one of the leading fruit brands in India announced its partnership with two times IPL Champion Chennai Super Kings as ‘Official Fruit’ for the upcoming IPL season Business Wire India

Experience the Magic of Cinema at UB City’s First International Film Festival – Film Harvest 2012
UB City in association with Sublime Galleria is proud to present its first International Film Festival – Film Harvest 2012, to be held from Friday 16th to Tuesday 20th March 2012 at The Collection, UB City. The festival which is the brain child of Ms Business Wire India

IDS NEXT Launch ‘Easy’ Initiative for Hoteliers Worldwide
IDS NEXT, leading provider of ERP and holistic technology solutions for the hospitality and leisure industries, today announced roll out of their new identity - ‘The Future Looks Easy’. This new positioning and strategy showcases IDS NEXT’s commitment to helping hoteliers with end-to-end technology solutions that can be leveraged quickly and easily Business Wire India

ASSOCHAM Awards Excellence in Education – Best Career Guidance Platform to MeraCareerGuide.Com
In an event organized by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) MeraCareerGuide.Com, won the award for best career guidance platform. The event Concern 2012, was conducted to address two issues in the Indian education system: "The Role of ICT in School and Higher Education" and "Come to India Program" Business Wire India

Biocon and Pfizer Conclude Commercialization Agreement
Biocon and Pfizer today announced the conclusion of their alliance to commercialize Biocon’s biosimilar versions of Insulin and Insulin analog products. The companies have agreed that due to the individual priorities for their respective biosimilars businesses, it is in their best interest to move forward independently Business Wire India

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