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A Nobel for Arundhati Roy, A media dream
What if Arundhati Roy was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for err "championing the cause of oppressed minorities in India, particularly Kashmiris and Maoists"? ANI

Congress MPs condemn logjam of winter session in Parliament
Speaker of the Lok Sabha Meira Kumar and Congress Member of Parliament (MPs) on Monday condemned the logjam in the Parliament throughout the winter session. ANI

Aviation Ministry, DGCA unhappy with airlines' steps to lower fares
Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Monday said the Aviation Ministry and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is not satisfied with the steps taken by air carriers to lower down the astronomical fares and the airline companies should bring ticket costs down. ANI

I will go by records maintained by Department of Telecom, says Justice Patil
Justice Shivraj V Patil, who is heading the panel set up to investigate the spectrum allocation processes and policies between 2001 and 2009, said today that he'll go by records maintained by Department of Telecom (DoT). ANI

Supreme Court asks govt. to produce complaint against Niira Radia
The Supreme Court today asked the government to submit the copy of the complaint regarding tapping of lobbyist Niira Radia's conversations with a host of people including politicians, corporate leaders and media personalities. ANI

Manipur students promote integration
Over 600 students from 9 districts of Manipur participated in the meet held at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex in Imphal, the main objective of which was to promote integration among many tribes of the State. ANI

Dalai Lama delivers sermon in Kalimpong
Scores of Buddhists along with the monks converged at the Golden Tharpa Monastery here on Monday to attend a sermon delivered by the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama. ANI

Alemla Jamir, an aspiring model from Nagaland
Alemla Jamir, an aspiring model from Nagaland, is passionate about her profession and wants to be a top-notch model. ANI

Noida land scam: Ex- chief secretary Neera Yadav gets bail
The Allahabad High Court on Monday granted bail to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Neera Yadav in connection with a land grab case. ANI

Parliament's Winter Session ends with zero business
Amid an uproar by opposition lawmakers over a demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G spectrum scam, the Winter Session of Parliament was adjourned sine die. ANI

Kashmir Fisheries Department provides employment to youths
The Jammu and Kashmir Fisheries Department is generating employment by encouraging youths to practice trout fish farming in Bhadarwah in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda District. ANI

Centre launches unique identification number in Tripura
The Central Government has launched a Unique Identification (UID) number under the 'Aadhar' scheme to help people get government jobs and other related facilities in Tripura. ANI

Chidambaram 'withdraws' controversial migrant remar
After facing severe criticism for blaming migrant labour for crimes in Delhi, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said he was dismayed by how people had pounced on his statement. ANI

India's envoy to UN Hardeep Puri frisked at US airport
India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Hardeep Puri, is the latest to be subjected to a pat down, raising the hackles of New Delhi. ANI

Indian youth see US colleges as more flexible, life changing: NYT
Indian school and college students are reportedly seeing the United States as a viable avenue to pursue higher education after acquiring their bachelor degrees in India. ANI

Tributes paid to Kannada journalist Gulwadi
A large number of Kannada writers, journalists, artists and academicians here today paid tributes to a distinguished Kannada journalist Santosh Kumar Gulwadi, who died at Bangalore on December 7. He was 72. ANI

Radia tapes: Supreme Court to hear Tata's plea today
The Supreme Court will on Monday hear Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata's petition seeking an investigation into the leakage of tapes containing his private conversation with corporate lobbyist Nira Radia. ANI

China non-committal on resolving visa issue (ANI Exclusive)
China's Ambassador to India Zhang Yan on Monday appeared to be non-committal on the stapled visa issue involving residents of Jammu and Kashmir, just saying that it being discussed with the Indian Government, and adding that Beijing is aware of New Delhi's opposition to it. ANI

Chidamabaram to visit Manipur tomorrow
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will pay a two-day visit to Manipur on Tuesday. ANI

Sonia Gandhi slams BJP, says should look at its own record on corruption
Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their lack of action against corruption in Karnataka, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday said that the BJP must look at its own track record before pointing fingers at the government. ANI

India observes ninth anniversary of Parliament attack
Cutting across party lines, political leaders today paid homage to those who had lost their lives in the 2001 Parliament House terrorist attack. ANI

Ramco Systems Enters Bangladesh Market
Ramco Systems (BSE - 532370, NSE – RAMCOSYS, MSE – RSST); a leading software company focused on consulting, product and managed services, today announced its entry into the growing Bangladesh market with its suite of ERP offerings. The company has entered into a partnership with Computer Source Ltd (CSL), a leading technology distributor in Bangladesh to market its offerings Business Wire India

Inno GeoCity Corporate Sports Olympiad 2010 Concludes with a Grand Finale
The 4th edition of Inno GeoCity Corporate Sports Olympiad 2010 in Chennai, in aid of the TANKER Foundation, concluded with a grand finale, with Cognizant striking gold once again and winning the prestigious Rolling Trophy today. The Chief Guest, Ms. K. Shamini, Table Tennis Champion and Silver Medalist in CommonWealth Games, presided over the function and awarded the winners, along with Mr Business Wire India

Vascular Concepts to Set Up India’s First R&D and Manufacturing Facility for Endovascular Medical Devices
The Rs 150 crore Bangalore based Vascular Concepts today outlined its plan to reinforce and build on its global leadership in cardiovascular technology Business Wire India

Tejas Networks wins Best Electronic System Design Company Award at SiliconIndia – Mentor Graphics Leadership awards for Embedded/VLSI industry
Tejas Networks Ltd., a leader in next-generation optical networking products, announced today that it has won the ‘Best Electronic System Design Company’ award at the SiliconIndia-Mentor Graphics Leadership Awards for the Embedded/VLSI Industry. Walden C Business Wire India

Rising Industrial Growth Creates a Vast Market for Specialty Chemicals, finds Frost & Sullivan
Currently, the majority of end-user industries of specialty chemicals in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) depends on imports due to the yawning gap between supply and demand in the region. This situation is expected to change in the future as national companies will look to manufacture specialty chemicals and make the most of the rising demand from major industries Business Wire India

Smart Cards find Considerable Application in both Public and Private Sectors in the MENA Region, finds Frost & Sullivan
The escalating need for high-level security, ease of access, and secured mode of payment are driving the growth of smart cards market in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region Business Wire India

NXP and SCMHRD Boost Students’ RFID Technology for Business Quotient
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq: NXPI) has introduced an advanced technology course on RFID, the NXP RFID Business Solutions Programme, for management students at the Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), part of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University, Pune Business Wire India

CA Technologies Delivers Ground-Breaking CA Mainframe Chorus Solution to Help Control Costs, Increase Productivity and Agility
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that CA Mainframe Chorus and CA Mainframe Chorus for DB2 Database Management are available now. CA Mainframe Chorus is the most important innovation yet in CA Technologies Business Wire India

LiveMedia Launches Kaun Banega Hoshiyar
LiveMedia, India’s largest player in the digital destination media industry, today announced an expansion in the repertoire of programmes carried by its 5000 screens across 2500 locations in 70 cities, with the introduction of “Kaun Banega Hoshiyar ?” “Kaun Banega Hoshiyar” is a programme which seeks to engage the audience through a Quiz Business Wire India

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