E court project to speed up justice delivery
Ahmedabad, February 8 (ANI): India on Sunday opened a pilot project to cut judicial bottlenecks by implementing electronic courts or E-courts in the country. Chief justice of India, K G Balakrishnnan inaugurated the pilot project at the'city civil and sessions' court in Ahmedabad. Officials said that the pilot project would be implemented in the subordinate courts later.
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GM launches Chevrolet spark Muzic
New Delhi, February 11 (ANI): General Motors India launched a new variant of its Chevrolet Spark called Spark Muzic on Tuesday in New Delhi. The car comes equipped with a new music system and a six-CD changer. The company hopes to generate better sales this fiscal with this launch. The Chevrolet Spark special edition-Muzic comes with a three-year or 100,000-km standard warranty, which is an industry first in the mini-car segment.
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Aero India 2009 takes off in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, February 11 (ANI):The seventh edition of the biannual aviation and aerospace industry showcase Aero India 2009 got underway in Bengaluru on Wednesday. The much awaited premier air show in Asia got off to a roaring start with an exciting aerobatic display by fighter jets, helicopters and jet trainers. The air show has been provided unprecedented security with increased surveillance and physical presence of security guards.
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Slowdown steals aroma from Ittar industry
Kannauj, February 12 (ANI): Already unable to stand to the stiff competition from modern perfumes, indigenous perfume industry locally known as ‘Ittar’ in Kannauj is now facing the wrath of the global meltdown. Kannauj's sandalwood based perfume industry had reached its glorious climax in 7th century and was re-discovered by medieval Mughal rulers. And since then the industry has since seen many ups and downs. But now it is the global economic crisis that is seriously threatening India's famous flower-based perfume industry.
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Train derails in Orissa, 15 dead, 100 injured
Jajpur road, February 14 (ANI): At least 15 people were killed and 100 injured when a passenger express train derailed in Orissa. Thirteen coaches of the Howrah-Chennai Coromandel express went off the rails last night in Jajpur district of Orissa. The injured were taken to hospital and Railway Minister Lalu Prasad has ordered a probe into the accident. The death toll may rise as some of the injured were in critical condition.
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Support Maoists to join the mainstream Spiritual guru
Singhbhum, February 18 (ANI): Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Tuesday appealed general public in Jharkhand to support the Maoists that would in turn enable them to give up arms and join the mainstream. He told media persons that Maoists want to come forward for talks and need support from the people. Thousands of people have been killed since the Maoist uprising began in the late 1960s.
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Bangladeshis throng annual Muslim fair in India
Midnapore, February 18 (ANI): About 1500 pilgrims from Bangladesh arrived in Midnapore town of West Bengal for annual Muslim Urs celebration.The pilgrims arrive every year mainly from Rajbari area to visit Jora Masjid in Midnapore district and take part in the fifteen day long fair.Devotees,both men and women,made offerings of flowers,sweets,chhaddars and itr at the mausoleum.
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Cerebral palsy hit boy at World Karate Championship
Chennai, February 19 (ANI): 16-year-old Srimanth Bal from Gujarat will be representing the country in the forthcoming World Karate Championship to be held in Pittsburgh, United States from June 18- 20, 2009. But what makes Srimanth different from other participants in the Championship is that he is suffering from cerebral palsy, a non-contagious conditions that cause physical disability in human development.
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H1 B visa curb to hurt Indian aspirants of US jobs
Bengaluru, February 19 (ANI):The American dream is finally over.The time when young budding IT professionals of Bangalore would head to the United States for either higher studies or to fetch themselves the 'dream' job, seems almost to be over.The US gives 65,000 H1B work visas every year and over 45,000 of them go to Indian professionals,mostly from the IT sector.But with the US Senate imposing restrictions on hiring foreigners on H1-B visa,the feeling has come hitting hard on the highly skilled Indians that the door to the US might actually close for them.
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Protest for the cause of Tamils being killed in Sri Lanka
Coimbatore, February 22 (ANI): Around three thousand volunteers, both men and women, of all ages took part in a rally held in India's southern textile city of Coimbatore on Saturday in the cause of protecting the Tamils being killed in Sri Lanka. They formed a human chain and marched through the streets of the city voicing their protest against genocide by Sri Lankan authorities.
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Wipro unveils affordable laptops
Bangalore, February 22 (ANI): Wipro Infotech, the India and Middle East IT Business of Wipro Ltd, on Saturday unveiled the \'e.go\', a premium range of laptops at an unbelievable price starting below rupees 20,000. The entire range was launched \'a la\' fashion wear with models sashaying down the ramp with colourful and trendy notebooks. Anand Sankaran, chief executive officer, Wipro Infotech, said the company is hopeful that its new range of affordable laptops would make good business especially in times of global financial crisis.
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Slumdog becomes 4th highest Oscar-winning flick
Los Angeles, February 23 (ANI): Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire has become the fourth film along with Gandhi to get the highest number of Oscar awards.The film, which tracks the journey of an 18-year-old boy from rags-to-riches,won eight Oscars out of the 10 categories it was nominated for.The flick has not only earned the Best Director gong for Danny Boyle,but also the Best Film award.
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A village in Gujarat turns pink
Rajkot, February 26 (ANI): Inspired by 'Pink City' Jaipur, an obscure village in Gujarat has all the structures painted in pink, to become the country's only pink village. Patidad Village near Gondal in Rajkot District is the first village in the state and in the country to wear the pink colour. The village, which was not heard of and known to many people till recently, has come on the map as the first pink village in the country.
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Bangladesh mutiny hits trade in Tripura
Akhaura, February 27 (ANI): Border trade in Tripura has been hit hard after the India-Bangladesh border was closed following mutiny by Bangladesh paramilitary ranks in Dhaka. Following the incident in Dhaka, India's paramilitary Border Security Force went on high alert along the entire 857-km India-Bangladesh border of Tripura. Trucks carrying goods across the border were stalled at the Akhaura check post near the state capital Agartala, as BSF guards mounted vigil.
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Anand Jon lawyers hope for new trial
Los Angeles/ Beverly Hills, February 28 (ANI): The case surrounding convicted celebrity fashion designer Anand Jon continues to develop as his lawyers announced on Friday that they are petitioning for a new trial. Indian-born Jon was convicted in November last year of raping and sexually assaulting aspiring models as young as 14. But Jon's trial has come under scrutiny with his lawyers alleging that his original key defender, was threatened by the prosecution and that the district's attorney's office tried to manipulate witnesses.
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Govt launches welfare schemes for rural women and children
Faizabad, March 2 (ANI): The Government for the welfare of rural women and children opens various Anganwadis or women volunteers in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad district.In one of the Anganwadis at Patupur village, small children of the village come for their pre-school education.The volunteers bring these children to this centre
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Merger of RIL RPL approved
New Delhi, March 2 (ANI): In one of the largest merger deals in India,Reliance Petroleum will merge with its parent and the country's biggest company,Reliance Industries,in what the promoters say will create better synergies for them in the hydrocarbons space.The board of the two companies met in Mumbai on Monday to unanimously approve the merger in the ratio of one share of Reliance Industries for every 16 shares of Reliance Petroleum.
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India Bhutan on a long drive for friendship
Siliguri, March 5 (ANI):The second India-Bhutan friendship car rally kick started in West Bengal on Thursday.The main aim of the four-day rally is to celebrate the coronation of the new Bhutan king Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk.It has been jointly organised by Indo Bhutan Friendship Car Rally Association and India-Bhutan Foundation.The rally that started from Siliguri will cover a distance of 300 kilometres in the first leg.
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Women celebrate Lathmar Holi in Nandgaon
Nandgaon, March 7 (ANI):Women in Nandgaon town of Uttar Pradesh celebrated the 'Lathmar Holi' by beating the revelers with sticks,as they start the celebrations for the Hindu festival of colours, Holi.The Lathmar Holi is also a curtain raiser for the festival that would be celebrated on March 11 this year.Nandgaon town celebrates this festival in this unique style a day after Barsana town celebrates. Men and women dressed in traditional costumes spray colours at each other.The revelers sung folk songs and danced in groups to celebrate the legendary 'Rasaleela' or romance of Lord Krishna with Radha.
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Raveena Tandon showcases heritage costumes
Mumbai, March 11 (ANI): In the run up to the Wills Fashion Show, fashion designer Anita Dongre retains Bollywood star Raveena Tandon as the promotional model for her new collection 'Timeless Speaking' for which the star takes part in a hectic shooting session in Mumbai. Showcasing Dongre's collection, which depicts the saga of historical heritage, Raveena Tandon said that the creations were for all seasons.
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