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Thousands of Yemenis apparently inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt, staged a massive demonstration calling on president Ali Abdullah saleh to quit after being in power since 1978.
The heroic response by employees of Mumbai`s landmark Taj Hotel during the 28/11 terror attacks was inducted as a case-study headlined `Terror at the Taj Bombay`. Customer-centric leadership at Harvard Business School that focuses on the staff`s selfless services for its customers and how they went beyond their call of duty to save lives.

Miss "Nebraska Teresa Scanlan" Selected for the new Miss America-2011 at the Planet Hollywood Resort &Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The former Swiss banker, Rudolf Elmer who handed over secret data to WikiLeaks was found guilty by Swiss court for seeking to blackmail the bank, making threats and violating banking secrecy laws

The governing Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) elected Nguyen Phu Trong as the new General Secretary.

Sri Lankan election officials rejected applications 86 new political parties including one by the jailed former army commander Sarath Fonseka. Democratic Party of Fonseka failed to meet the necessary requirements of election commission.
Lawmakers in Britain`s lower house of Parliament were banned using the Twitter micro blogging website while sitting in the chamber. The ban on Twitter was a result of complaint from Opposition Labour MP, Kevin Brennan.
Alexander Lukashenko was sworn in Belarussian president, for a fourth term
Three-day Islamic Congregation` Held on the banks of the river Turag in Tongi on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Congregation, held each year since 1966, is among the world`s largest religious gatherings.

The year 2010 ranked as the warmest year on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization, Geneva.

Suicide bomb attacked at "Domodedovo Air port" in Moscow At least 35 people were Killed and about 60 Injured in a attack.
35th International Circus Festival Held at Monte Carlo

Bilateral trade between India and China exceeded the two countries $60 billion target last year, driven largely by rising Indian imports of Chinese machinery that have left a record trade imbalance of $20 billion in China`s favour.
An Iranian passenger jet with at least 105 people on board crashed in bad weather near the north western city of Urumiyeh, at least 50 people were rescued.
Democratic Congress woman Gabrielle Giffords, a three-term lawmaker, was shot in the head, one of 13 people wounded in the shooting at a public event in Tucson, Arizona

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, is set to open its first overseas office outside of the United States in India, which will focus on expanding its database in Hindi and all other official languages of the country.
After 19 years, India has joined the U.N. Security Council as a non-permanent member for a two-year term. On January 1, India, along with Germany, Portugal, South Africa and Columbia, became a non -permanent member of this 15 member body.

Newly sworn-in Brazilian first woman president Dilma Rousseff took charge in Brasilia on 2/1/2011 who beat opposition candidate Jose Serra in a run-off election last October with 56% of votes.
Holly wood Actor Arnold schwarzenegger resigned for California Governoar Post.
Saudi Arabia, the top oil exporter is planning to host the
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