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Vice President, Prime Minister greet nation on Holi
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh have greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Holi, the festival of colours. ANI

BJP stakes claim in Goa, to form Govt. on Mar. 9
BJP leader Manohar Parrikar, who met Goa Governor K Sankarnarayanan at the Raj Bhavan here today to stake claim to form the next government in the state, informed that the swearing-in-ceremony will take place on Friday. ANI

'Uttarakhand polls results below expectations for BJP': Rajnath Singh
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the verdict of the Uttarakhand assembly polls was not in accordance with the expectations of the party. ANI

Women empowerment requires special attention, says President Patil
In a bid to emphasize women empowerment, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday said there is a need to change the mindset of people and understand the sensibilities of women. ANI

Congress to stake claim to form Govt. in Uttarakhand': Rawat
Congress leader Harish Rawat on Wednesday said the party has decided to stake the claim to form the next government in Uttarakhand, as it has full majority. ANI

Mulayam Singh Yadav meets Governor Joshi, stakes claim to form Govt.
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav met Uttar Pradesh Governor B L Joshi at the Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday evening to stake his claim to form the next government in the state. ANI

Digvijay Singh condemns attack on video journalists in Jhansi
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Wednesday condemned the attack on mediapersons in Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi city by Samajwadi Party workers, and said strong action should be taken against those responsible. ANI

'No party has staked claim to form Govt.': Uttarakhand Governor Alva
With both Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) propping up to take the front seat in the legislative assembly, Uttarakhand Governor Margaret Alva on Wednesday informed that no political outfit has yet staked the claim to form the next government in the state. ANI

Khanduri submits his resignation to Uttarakhand Governor
Uttarakhand Chief Minister B.C. Khanduri tendered his resignation to Governor Margaret Alva at the Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday evening. ANI

Congress tastes defeat, Swamy predicts mid-term poll
With the anti-Congress mood sober throughout the country following the verdict of assembly polls in the five states, Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday forecast that the results show that a new coalition will be forming government at the Centre by October or there will be a mid-term poll. ANI

President Patil appeals to women to participate actively in development process
President Pratibha Devising Patil on Wednesday appealed to the women of the country to come forward in greater extent and participate actively in the development processes. ANI

President Patil greets nation ahead of Holi
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday conveyed her greetings to the people of the nation ahead of Holi. ANI

SAD-BJP combine got mandate on plank of peace and development: Badal
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said that they are starting a new innings after seeking the blessings of almighty, and added that the people of the state have given a mandate to the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party government to continue with its policies on a plank of peace and development. ANI

Manmohan Singh orders review of cotton exports ban
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday ordered a review of the decision to ban cotton exports. ANI

Azad puts blame on organization for dismal show of Congress in UP
Stating that there is victory and defeat in any election, nion Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said the Congress Party had made a full effort in Uttar Pradesh this time, but could not convert them into a win because the organization at different levels was not fully organized. ANI

Karnataka HC quashes case against Yeddurappa in illegal mining case
The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday quashed a case filed against former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa in connection with anllegal mining case. ANI

President Patil extends greetings ahead of International Women's Day
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil ahead of the International Women's Day, which will be observed tomorrow, has extended her greetings on the occasion for the continuing role and relentless effort of women in shaping the destiny of the country. ANI

BJP making efforts to remain in power in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand Chief Minister B.C. Khanduri, who led the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state assembly polls, said here today that discussions are on for assessing the support for the party in the assembly. ANI

'Every election is a lesson for us', says Sonia
Asserting that party's organisational structure in Uttar Pradesh was weak, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said that every election result is a lesson, whether the party wins or loses. ANI

BRICS summit leaders urged to consider setting up development bank, investment fund
The 4th BRICS Academic Forum has recommended to the forthcoming BRICS Leaders Summit to consider studying the establishment of financial institutions such as a Development Bank and an Investment Fund that can assist in the development of BRICS and other developing countries. ANI

Israeli diplomat attack case: Government sources say no conclusions should be drawn on arrest
Sources in the government on Wednesday cautioned that no conclusions should be drawn from the arrest of an individual in connection with last month's Israeli diplomat attack case. ANI

Congress played quota card wrongly, helped SP to win in UP: Mayawati
Blaming the Congress Party for playing the quota card wrongly before and during the seven-phased assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, outgoing chief minister Mayawati on Wednesday said this was a key factor for her party's lose and the Samajwadi Party's absolute majority win. ANI

Mayawati quits as Uttar Pradesh CM
Mayawati, who was rejected whole-heartedly by Uttar Pradesh in the elections, on Wednesday tendered her resignation to Governor BL Joshi. ANI

Delhi Police nab one suspect in Israel embassy car blast: sources
The Delhi Police on Wednesday reportedly nabbed one suspect in connection with the Israeli embassy car blast. ANI

SAD-BJP always worked efficiently to strengthen law and order: Badal
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Prakash Singh Badal has said the SAD-BJP alliance has always worked efficiently to strengthen law and order in Punjab. ANI

UP poll: SP parliamentary board meet to decide on who will be CM
The Samajwadi Party (SP) will hold its Parliamentary Board meeting here today to decide it's chief ministerial candidate. ANI

Nitish tells Congress to respect country's federal structure
Reacting to the Congress Party's poor performance in the recent assembly elections, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said the result should serve as a lesson for the Congress and give it a message to respect and appreciate the country's federal structure. ANI

Goa polls: BJP-MGP combine to stake claim today
The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP)-BJP combine will today stake claim to form a government in Goa, along with two Independent legislators. ANI

Teradata Expands Integrated Analytics Portfolio
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Banyan Tree Infomedia Launches a Gifting Portal for Indians and NRIs
Banyan Tree Infomedia LLP has just announced the launch of its latest portal The company is one of India’s fastest growing e-media companies and has already been credited with the launch of some really interesting portals like and igiftstoindia Business Wire India

Indusface Extends it’s Out-Reach to Africa with its Next Generation Web Security Solution IndusGuard
Indusface, an award winning information security organization, is pleased to announce its venture into the African continent in the field of information security. The need for enhanced security in Africa has become imperative as it is amongst the world’s riskiest destinations for web users Business Wire India

Enter the element14 Pi Day “Raspberry RoadTest” Challenge for a Chance to Win a Raspberry Pi Computer
element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, powered by Premier Farnell [LSE:PFL], is giving Raspberry Pi fans around the world a chance to win one of three of these hotly desired gadgets Business Wire India

4G Identity Solutions Crosses Landmark of 1 crore UID / Aadhaar Numbers Generated
4G Identity Solutions (4Gid), a pioneer & global leader in implementation of large scale biometric based identity projects has crossed the important milestone of One Crore (10 Million ) UID / Aadhaar numbers generated. India’s Aadhaar project covering 1 Business Wire India

Anvil Knitwear Selects CA ecoSoftware to Manage Global Sustainability Program
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that Anvil Knitwear, Inc Business Wire India

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