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Karnataka CM Gowda assures probe in Rs two lakh crore Wakf land scam
The Karnataka Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday assured of thorough probe into the two lakh crore rupees Wakf land scam in the state. ANI

BJP urges UPA-II government to consider court verdict over governor's appointment
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday urged the central government to take into cognizance of court's verdict over the appointment of governors in light of the federal structure of the Constitution. ANI

Kejriwal remains defiant, says questions on 162 'criminally accused' parliamentarians still remain unanswered
Aide to veteran anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday refused to mellow down on his accusations on 162 parliamentarians on whom criminal cases are going on. ANI

Rajoana case: Punjab CM arrives in Delhi to meet President, PM on Wednesday
Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal arrived here on Tuesday evening and is scheduled to meet President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday. ANI

BJP reiterates support on Telangana issue
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday extended its support to the demand of separate Telangana state, saying the government should give clearance to the formation of separate state as soon as possible. ANI

Nothing for Punjab in Budget 2012-13: SAD MP Gujral
Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Naresh Gujral on Tuesday said that the Budget proposals for fiscal 2012-13 as spelt out by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, had done nothing for his home state of Punjab. ANI

Some part of defence, railway land should be monetised: SAD MP Gujral
Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Naresh Gujral on Tuesday called on the UPA-II Government to monetise some of the land owned by the defence forces and the railways to reduce national deficit and modernize the above two institutions. ANI

SAD Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Gujral says Budget 2012-13 extremely disappointing, lackluster
Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Naresh Gujral, who represents the Shiromani Akali Dal, has described Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's budget proposals for fiscal 2012-13 as "extremely disappointing and lackluster". ANI

2G scam: Delhi HC issues notice to CBI on Kanimozhi's plea
The Delhi High Court has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to give its response to a plea filed by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) lawmaker Kanimozhi to quash charges against her in connection with the 2G scam. ANI

India, Pak resume talks to resolve water dispute
A 13-member delegation from Pakistan led by Water and Power Secretary; Imtiaz Kazi, resumed secretary level talks with Indian counterparts in New Delhi on Tuesday, with a motive to resolve the dispute over India's plans to build a dam on River Jhelum, on its side of Kashmir. ANI

Telangana row forces Parliament to adjourn proceedings
Parliament was adjourned once again on Tuesday after Lok Sabha MPs demanded the creation of a new state of Telangana. ANI

Snow blocks access to Kashmir's famous Mughal Road
The famous Mughal Road, an arterial highway connecting Rajouri and Poonch districts with the rest of Jammu and Kashmir has been closed due to heavy snowfall. ANI

Chandigarh sessions court orders hanging of Beant killer Rajoana on March 31
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North East folk artists showcase culture at Jorhat Spring Festival
Folk artists from across northeast India showcased their unique folk cultures through their performances during the two-day long 'Spring festival', which aimed at strengthening national integration. ANI

Orissa Govt.examining demands of Hikaka's abductors
The Orissa Government is reportedly examining the seven demands made by the abductors of Biju Janata Dal MLA Jhina Hikakaka, which includes release of jailed ultras. ANI

Security stepped up in Punjab as court to give verdict on Beant killer Rajoana
Security has been stepped up across the state of Punjab, as a Chandigarh additional sessions court is due to give its verdict in a case related to Balwant Singh Rajoana, the assassin of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh. ANI

Naxals kill 15 CRPF personnel in Maharashtra
Suspected Naxalites killed at least 15 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Tuesday. ANI

Katara case: Delhi HC sets up board of army doctors to examine convicts medical records
The Delhi High Court has ordered the setting up of a board of army doctors to examine the medical records of the Nitish Katara murder case convicts. ANI

Army chief bribery row: Ex-Lt.Gen. starts legal proceedings
Even as Defence Minister A.K. Antony named former Lt. Gen. Tejinder Singh as the army officer who had allegedly offered a bribe of Rs.14 crore to Chief of Army Staff General V.K. Singh, Lt. Gen. Singh's lawyer said that he had filed a defamation suit in court against all those accusing his client of wrong doing. ANI

Telangana shutdown affects normal life in Andhra Pradesh
Streets in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh wore a deserted look after business establishments and shops were forced to roll down their shutters on Tuesday in support of creating a separate state of Telangana. ANI

BJP hopeful of completing legislations on budget
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader S.S. Ahluwalia said that his party hopes to complete discussions on the budget latest by today, and added that it would come to the Rajya Sabha after the president's approval. ANI

Tourists enjoy Kashmir Valley's blossoming almond trees
Hundreds of tourists, both domestic and foreign, have thronged the Kashmir Valley to enjoy the experience of watching almond trees bloom. ANI

Delhi Police seal Tibetan students hostel ahead of Jintao visit
A day after a Tibetan-exile attempted self immolation to protest the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao, Delhi Police sealed a Tibetan students hostel on Tuesday to prevent recurrence of such incidents. ANI

Abandoned Kashmir infant is now stable at Srinagar hospital: Doctors
A month-old baby girl, who was found abandoned in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama District, is now stable but has no claimants so far. ANI

Government should take pro-active measures on Army Chief's allegations: Jaitley
Questioning Defence Minister A.K Antony's sincerity in dealing with Army Chief General V.K Singh 's allegation that he was offered a bribe of Rs. 14 crore to clear the purchase of 600 sub-standard vehicles, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the government should proactively deal with issue and bring it to an end. ANI

West Bengal Police recover landmine and explosives
West Bengal Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel have reportedly recovered a landmine and a large quantities of explosives in Madhabpur, a Maoist hotbed in the Jhargram region of the state's Paschimi Medinipur District. ANI

"I will go to any extent to investigate Army Chief's allegations", says Antony
Addressing the Parliament on the allegations made by Army Chief that he was offered a bribe of Rs. 14 crore, Defence Minister A.K Antony on Tuesday said that he will go to any extent to investigate General V.K Singh's allegations. ANI

Advani seeks expeditious probe into army chief's allegations
Comparing the Central Government to a terminally-ill patient due to a series of corruption cases, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani has sought expeditious investigation into allegations of a bribe being offered to army chief General Vijay Kumar Singh. ANI

Kejriwal appeals to Indian lawmakers to introspect
Seeking to justify his view that the Indian Parliament houses 'thieves and dacoits', Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal has appealed to the country's lawmakers to introspect. ANI

V K Singh targeted because he fought against corruption: Kejriwal
Extending support to the Army Chief, General V K Singh, who has claimed that a equipments lobbyist had offered him a bribe of Rs 14 crore, Team Anna member and RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal said the former was being targeted because his fighting against corruption. ANI

Sify Technologies Announces Agreement to Sell its Entire Stake in MF Global India for all Cash Deal
Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ Global Markets: SIFY), a leader in Managed Enterprise, Network and ICT Services in India, today announced that they have reached an agreement for sale of their entire stake in MF Global Sify Securities India Pvt Ltd. for an all cash deal. According to the terms of the agreement entered with MF Global Sify Securities India Pvt Ltd Business Wire India

Better Resources and Technologies Lift Business Confidence in Backup and Disaster Recovery, Claims Acronis Survey
Despite 2011 being one of the most tumultuous years on record, businesses around the world have grown in confidence about their ability to back up and then recover data and IT systems following a disaster Business Wire India

Over 100 Exclusive Networking Meetings at IndiaMART.com's First 'Buyer Seller Meet'
-- Organized in association with Messe Duesseldorf India at Medical Fair India 2012 in Mumbai -- Over 250 buyers & suppliers throng the Buyer Seller Meet at IndiaMART Business Wire India

Brickwork India Appoints Sangeeta Kulkarni as the CEO
Brickwork India, India’s leading knowledge processing firm, has appointed Sangeeta Kulkarni, as the Chief Executive Officer of the company with immediate effect. She was one of the founding members of Brickwork Group and was earlier designated as the Chief Operating Officer of Brickwork India. Mr.Vivek Kulkarni, the current Chairman and CEO will continue to be the Chairman of the firm Business Wire India

netCORE’s email Marketing Product Crosses 100 crore Volume in a Month
Emergic MassMail, netCORE’s email marketing product, crossed a massive 100 crore email volume in February 2012, the highest in India’s Email Marketing industry so far. It has clocked a volume of 8+ billion emails from April 2011-March 2012. netCORE is a leading Digital Marketing communications provider in India, and the no. 1 in email marketing space Business Wire India

Elfab’s New Milli-Gard Rupture Disc Offers Industry’s Lowest Burst Pressure
Pressure management specialist Elfab (www.elfab.com) has launched a new ultra low-pressure reverse-acting rupture disc. Milli-Gard is the latest addition to Elfab’s technically advanced range of pressure relief products, offering the industry’s lowest burst pressure capability Business Wire India

William Mills Agency Appoints Eden Menon as General Manager Public Relations for WMA India
William Mills Agency, the largest independent public relations firm focusing on technology in the United States, has appointed Eden Menon as general manager-public relations for William Mills Agency India. Menon heads William Mills Agency India’s operations throughout India from the Mumbai office Business Wire India

New Datasheets from Castell Simplify Product Selection and Reduce Order Processing Times
Industrial safety specialist Castell Safety International Ltd (www.castell.com) Ltd has updated its product datasheets to help customers order products in the quickest and most efficient manner. The full and revised set of datasheets show product operation, usage, installation, technical details, drawings, application notes and ordering information in a consistent format Business Wire India

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