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Tibetan protestor tries to storm into Hu Jintao's hotel in New Delhi
Delhi Police on Wednesday forcibly evicted a Tibetan protestor who tried to storm into the hotel where Chinese President Hu Jintao, who arrived in India for the BRICS summit, was staying. ANI

Centre stays Rajoana's death sentence
The Centre on Wednesday stayed the death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana, a co-accused in the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh. ANI

West Bengal govt. bans English, vernacular dailies from state libraries
A circular, issued by the West Bengal government, has banned English and Bengali dailies at state-sponsored and aided libraries in the state. ANI

Delhi court absolves Naxal leader Kobad Gandhy of terrorist charges
A Delhi court on Wednesday absolved top Naxal leader Kobad Gandhy of charges under the stringent anti-terror law, while putting him on trial for alleged cheating, forgery and impersonation. ANI

Russian President Medvedev arrives in Delhi for BRICS Summit
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived here on Wednesday to attend the fourth BRICS Summit. ANI

Sikhs urge government to repeal Beant Singh killer Rajoana's death sentence
Sikhs participated in a protest here on Wednesday and urged the government to repeal the death sentence awarded to Balwant Singh Rajoana, a co-accused in the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh on August 31,1995. ANI

Akal Takht chief opposes Rajoana's hanging
Akal Takht chief Gurbachan Singh on Wednesday opposed the death sentence awarded to Balwant Singh Rajoana, a co-accused in the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh on August 31, 1995. ANI

Devotees pay obeisance to Hindu goddess Durga in Kangra
Scores of devotees lined up at temples in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, to pay obeisance to the Hindu Goddess Durga on the occasion of the Navratri Festival. ANI

Kin of Maoists in Bihar bemoan police harassment
Relatives of Maoists leaders in Bihar are finding it difficult to lead normal lives, as they are frequently questioned by the state police on the whereabouts of Maoist leaders. ANI

Kashmir initiates radio collaring of leopards
Radio collaring of leopards has been initiated in the Dachigam National Park with an aim to track its population and the animal's activities. ANI

India - Pakistan agree to work for amicable solution on Tulbul/Wullar project
Water secretaries of India and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed to work for an amicable solution to Tulbul Navigation/Wullar Barrage project. ANI

Anna Hazare wants only 'pure people' in Parliament, accuses Centre of cheating
As parliamentarians across the political spectrum slammed Team Anna for using derogatory remarks against Members of Parliament, veteran social activist Ann Hazare on Wednesday said only 'pure people' have a right to sit in Parliament. ANI

Brahmos missile flight tested successfully off Orissa coast
India on Wednesday successfully testfired version three of Brahmos supersonic cruise missile at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, off the Orissa coast. ANI

Bridging gaps in armed forces capabilities: Pallam Raju
Reacting to Army Chief General V.K. Singh's letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the possibility of a security risk due to shortage of arms and ammunition, Minister of State for Defence Pallam Raju on Wednesday admitted candidly that there are gaps in the capabilities of armed forces and efforts are on to bridge these quickly. ANI

SP, JD (U) demand army chief's sacking over media leak of letter to PM
Leaders of the Samajwadi Party and the Janata Dal (United) on Wednesday said that army chief General V.K.Singh should be sacked for the media leak of his March 12 letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. ANI

Leak of army chief's letter to PM unacceptable, but nation's defence preparedness is strong: Antony
Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Wednesday told Members of the Rajya Sabha that the nation's defence preparedness has always been strong. ANI

Suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist arrested in Delhi
Delhi Police on Wednesday morning confirmed that they had arrested a suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist, Assadullah Rehman, after an encounter. ANI

Army chief letter: BJP says it raises serious questions about the state of the armed forces
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday said that the media leak of Army Chief General VK Singh's March 12 letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has raised serious questions about the state of the country's armed forces. ANI

Khurshid declines to comment on Rajoana's death sentence
Refusing to intervene on the issue of granting clemency to Balwant Singh Rajoana, the assassin of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, who is scheduled to be hanged on March 31, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid has said the government cannot defy the law and has to work within the system. ANI

PM meets Home, Defence Ministers over army chief's letter
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, was meeting with Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram and Defence Minister A.K.Antony on Wednesday to discuss and decide on the reply to be given to Chief of Army Staff General V.K.Singh's letter of March 12 to him. ANI

BJP urges Hazare to avoid making derogatory remarks against lawmakers
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has urged veteran anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare to refrain from using derogatory and unparliamentary remarks in his speeches against lawmakers over the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Ready to negotiate for release of abducted Orissa MLA: Naveen Patnaik
Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said government mediators appointed to negotiate the release of the abducted Italian tourist are also keen to negotiate for the release of abducted Biju Janata Dal MLA Jhina Hikaka. ANI

Gilani requests Manmohan Singh for supply of electricity to Pakistan's Punjab province
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said that his Pakistani counterpart, Yuusuf Raza Gilani has requested him for electricity supply for the country's Punjab province. ANI

Manmohan Singh tells Gilani, will visit Pakistan if concrete development takes place
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has told his Pakistani counter Prime Minister Yuusuf Raza Gilani that he will visit Pakistan only when some solid and concrete development takes place. ANI

Army chief should have lodged case when offered bribe, says Digvijay Singh
Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Tuesday said that Army chief General V K Singh should have registered a case immediately after he had allegedly been offered a bribe last year. ANI

American Companies Drive Social Responsibility Programs Across India
The U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Mr. John Bryson, today released a compendium on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives of American firms in India, published by The American Chamber of Commerce in India (Amcham) Business Wire India

Raytheon begins Procuring Parts for India’s Munitions Control Unit
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has started procuring components required to build the Munitions Control Units for 126 of the Indian Air Force’s Jaguar Darin II attack aircraft. The MCU enables integration of modern weapons on legacy aircraft with minimal to no modifications to aircraft wiring and the flight or stores management software Business Wire India

Unlock a Ducati Monster with Shell Advance
Business Wire India Turns 4, Comes out with a Facelift, the No. 1 auto portal in India has completed four successful years since its inception in 2008. On the occasion, the company has launched a new and refreshing User Interface. As CarDekho Business Wire India

Transparent Energy to Boost Profitability with Infor
Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced the successful implementation of Infor10 ERP Enterprise (LN) with PLM (product lifecycle management) at Transparent Energy Systems Pvt. Ltd Business Wire India

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