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Preparations in full swing for last phase of UP assembly polls
Election preparations were in full swing on Friday, as polling officials geared up for the last phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Delhi hosts Northeast Carnival festival
Delhi recently played host to a Northeast Carnival festival which showcased the region's rich and diverse culture. ANI

Ex-ISRO chief Nair ready to face inquiry, points out similarities with previous incident
Former chief of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Madhavan Nair here on Friday said he was ready to face an inquiry regarding his controversial role in the Antrix-Devas deal and added that he could gauge similarities with the previous incident that was reported in the media during 1990s. ANI

IOA denies boycott of 2012 Olympic Games ceremonies
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Friday denied media reports suggesting that India might be boycotting the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympic Games. ANI

Government schemes transform Sajik Tampak village in Manipur
Militancy had once adversely affected Sajak Tampak village in Manipur's Chandel District, but the situation has changed after the Centre and State sponsored schemes were introduced in the village. ANI

Mizo youth rocking up music charts
Music is a way of life in the northeast. Over the years it has been used as an effective tool to promote unity in the region. Young Mizo boys and girls too dream of making it big in the world of rock music. ANI

Tripura's Rajghat village on path of progress after decline in insurgency
Following the decline of insurgency in the northeast, developmental activities have gained momentum. Tripura's Rajghat village, is one such example, where combined efforts of the government and local people have helped in the overall development of the region. ANI

CSR calls on Centre to clear ART Bill to protect women acting as surrogate mothers

India-Bangladesh close to signing extradition treaty
Home Ministers of India and Bangladesh are expected to reach on early resolution on issues such as illegal migration, border management and extradition of terrorists and criminals. ANI

Women empowerment needs special attention: Krishna Tirath
Emphasizing that empowerment of the backward classes is very vital for the development of the nation as a whole, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath on Friday said the empowerment of women needs special attention as they face multiple disadvantages. ANI

Reports of bugging in South Block not true: Defence Ministry
The Defence Ministry on Thursday denied reports of ministry being monitored by bugging devices by a section of media, saying routine checks are conducted in the offices of defence minister and other officers in South Block. ANI

Bus service between Imphal- Myanmar to begin soon
Under its Look East policy, the Centre plans to start the first ever bus service from Imphal to Myanmar. ANI

Injured journalists in Bangalore seek justice from Karnataka Govt.(Lead: journalists)
Journalists in Bangalore staged a sit-in-protest on Friday after being attacked by lawyers outside a city court, and sought justice from the Karnataka Government on the unfortunate incident. ANI

IB probing alleged bugging incident in Antony's office
Intelligence Bureau officials are reportedly probing a possible bugging incident of Defence Minister A K Antony's office. The Defence Ministry has asked Intelligence Bureau to probe the matter and to find out the people responsible for it. ANI

Maoist victim's kin in West Bengal await full compensation
The kin of a victim killed by the Maoists last year in Purulia are yet to get the complete monetary compensation promised by the West Bengal government. ANI

Women in rural Kashmir are forced to quit education early
Holding my graduation degree firmly, I felt proud that I have become more than just "being educated". Becoming the first educated women in the family to make it to graduation was indeed a cause for me to celebrate and rejoice the promises of a bright future. ANI

Ex-Karnataka minister Reddy remanded to CBI custody till Mar. 12 in illegal mining case
Former Karnataka Tourism Minister and mining baron G. Janardhan Reddy was today remanded to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody till March 12 in connection with an illegal mining case. ANI

Jiechi meets PM, says China, India enjoy broad prospects for growth of bilateral ties
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, during his visit here on Thursday in a bid to improve diplomatic ties between the two nations. ANI

Lawyers attack media persons in Bangalore
Mediapersons who reached a CBI special court here on Friday to cover the hearing of former state minister B Janardhana Reddy were assaulted by lawyers. ANI

Manmohan Singh pays last respects to Selja's mother
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday paid his last respects to Union Culture Minister Kumari Selja's mother Kalavati, who passed away here after prolonged illness. She was 84. ANI

Mumbai Police conducts raid at Congress leader Kripashankar Singh's residence
The Economics Offences Wing of Mumbai Police is presently conducting raids at the premises of former Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh, who has been charged with amassing disproportionate assets worth crores of rupees to his known sources of income. ANI

Aarushi murder case: SC dismisses Talwars' plea for shifting of trial
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for shifting of trial against them in connection with the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi from Ghaziabad to Delhi. ANI

Security beefed up ahead of last phase of UP polls
With the stage now set for the seventh and last phase of the high voltage Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, the district administration here has beefed up security at various polling centers. ANI

Krishna, embarks on three-day visit, to Egypt
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will undertake a three-day official visit to Egypt from today, during which he will co-chair a meeting of the Joint Commission with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Kamel Amr. ANI

BMW Driver Training Programme Introduced in India
BMW India has introduced the BMW Driver Training programme in India for BMW customers and prospects. Initially, the BMW Driver Training programme will be conducted in Delhi NCR and Chennai from February to March 2012. BMW India dealerships in Delhi, Gurgaon and Chennai will identify BMW owners and prospective buyers who are interested in participating in the BMW Driver Training programme Business Wire India

Canon Announces its New Enthusiast-grade DSLR- the EOS 5D Mark III
-- The EOS 5D Mark III is an evolution in enthusiast imaging, and the successor of the highly successful EOS 5D Mark II. It is a highly versatile package that will appeal to professionals and advanced amateurs alike -- A 35mm, 22 Business Wire India

‘GETIT’ on Loop Mobile - Live Now
GETIT Infoservices Pvt Ltd., the leader in local search and free classifieds in India, has announced the launch of its service “Getit on Loop” with Loop mobile, Mumbai’s Non-stop network. Getit will now power Loop’s Local search and Classifieds services, which will now be available for all Loop Mobile subscribers Business Wire India

UPES Clarifies Stand on Recognition of Programs
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), the country’s premier Energy and core sector University today reiterated that it is a Statutory University duly enacted by an act passed by the Uttarakhand State Legislature and approved by the University Grant Commission, India (UGC), thus making the degrees awarded by it universally recognized and valid in the country Business Wire India Launches Major Vendor Sales and Support Channels in 10 Cities across India
To build a major retail channel for 5000 Retailers and 500 brands across India,, India’s #1 Online marketplace for jewelry has launched vendor sales and support channels in the following cities Chandigarh, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Cochin, Ahmadabad, Mumbai, Calcutta, Bhopal, Jaipur. The company aims at bringing a revolution in the Jewellery retail sector across India Business Wire India

IBS Counsels Students in 45 Cities about Management Education
The IBS Selection briefings that had begun on Feb 14, 2012, spread over 45 cities, concluded successfully after 12 days of hectic student activity. 5000 applicants from all over the country attended the briefings with North India having the highest turnout of students. Among all cities, Delhi marked the highest attendance with 600 students, and Kolkata followed close with 400 students Business Wire India

CA Technologies Wins 2012 SC Magazine Reader Trust Award for Best Identity Management Application
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) announced today that it has received SC Magazine’s 2012 Reader Trust Award for Best Identity Management Application. The award was presented at the SC Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco. CA Technologies won the award for Best Identity Management Application after proving the success and overall impact of http://www Business Wire India

Riester’s new e-mega® Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Delivers Lifelong Precision
Riester has introduced its new aneroid palm-style sphygmomanometer, e-mega®, which is designed to deliver lifelong precision due to long-lasting parts and a specially tempered copper-beryllium diaphragm that allows pressure loading up to 600mm Hg. A new ergonomic spoon design allows fast inflation of the cuff to minimise patient discomfort Business Wire India

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