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Over 15,000 guests expected at Gadkari's son's marriage reception in Nagpur
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari's son, Nikhil married to Rutuja Pathak at a private traditional ceremony here on Thursday. ANI

Bhopal gas leak victims still awaiting compensation
Survivors and victims of the Bhopal gas leak and their family members blamed the Central Government for not keeping its word about giving compensation. ANI

No rift between Jagan Reddy and me, claims Vivekananda Reddy
Andhra Pradesh cabinet minister Vivekanada Reddy said on Thursday there was no rift between him and his nephew Jagan Mohan Reddy, who recently quit the Congress party. ANI

India has overcome the problem of 'brain drain', says Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday that India has overcome the problem of 'brain drain' and is drawing on the global 'brain bank' of people of Indian origin. ANI

Orissa villagers want village crèches to be more responsive to their needs
Scores of villagers accompanied by their malnourished children expressed their problems at the public hearing organised by the district social welfare office in Orissa's Bolangir District on Thursday. ANI

Disabled in India need more attention, says Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said on Thursday that India's capacity to respond to the concerns of disabled does not keep the pace with their issues. ANI

Thomas decides to stay on as Central Vigilance Commissioner
Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) P. J. Thomas on Thursday defended himself against reports on his inaction during the 2G scam and said he would continue as CVC. ANI

Two arrested in New Delhi's BPO rape case
Delhi Police on Thursday arrested two of the four men accused in the rape of a woman working in a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) in New Delhi. ANI

President Patil to give away national awards for disabled persons
New Delhi, Dec 2 President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will give away the National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2010 here tomorrow. ANI

Public Private Partnership to promote healthcare in India
Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said that we need to look at Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode as a synergetic arrangement which ensures that the private sector also contributes to public health goals. ANI

17 killed, several injured in Tamil Nadu bus accident
About 17 people were killed and over 60 persons injured as two private buses head-on in Shanmuga Sundarapuram village in Tamil Nadu's Theni District on Thursday morning. ANI

Chandigarh hosts Renewable Energy Expo.
A three-day-long unique Renewable Energy Expo was held here, showcasing a variety of renewable and solar energy products. ANI

Farmers protest power shortage in Aurangabad
Farmers in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district protested the sudden cut in the power supply and demanded electricity supply to protect their crops from drying up, as they are unable to pump water from bore wells. ANI

Geri Halliwell sparks marriage rumours
Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell has reportedly introduced her mum to lover Henry Beckwith's mega-rich parents. ANI

North East professionals make a mark in major cities
Professionals from the northeast based outside the region have made significant contributions in their respective fields. A Manipuri physiotherapist, Dr. Soubam Prabha, who is based in New Delhi, is one such person. ANI

Manipur's developmental projects get a boost with Sonia Gandhi's November visit
Last month's visit to Manipur by Congress president Sonia Gandhi has given a boost to the state and the northeast region's developmental projects. ANI

Congress must take steps to close its fault lines
Nobody would have thought in May 2009, when the Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) won another mandate from the Indian people, that the coalition would run out of steam in just about a year and a half. ANI

India, Bangladesh cross-border trade looking up
Cross-border trade between India and Bangladesh is looking up, and this will go a long way in countering the threat of terrorism in the South Asian region, said Bangaldesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni recently. ANI

Wildlife film festival in Bhubaneswar
Environmental activists organized a six-day-long Wildlife Travelling Film Festival and Environment Forum here to create awareness among students. ANI

Mumbai hosts Thai jewellery exhibition
The Thai Gem and Jewellery Traders Association organized a jewellery exhibition to promote Thai jewellery here on Thursday. ANI

Nagaland aiming to reach out to bigger markets through handloom sector
The Government of Nagaland continues to host exhibitions to enable artisans and crafts persons to reach a bigger market. ANI

Manipur's annual fish fair translating into jobs for people
Manipur produces over 20,000 tons of fish annually and this translates into jobs for people. ANI

Lack of cohesion among maritime agencies led to Mumbai attacks: Navy Chief
The Mumbai terror attacks took place due to a lack of coordination between maritime security agencies, resulting in the death of 166 people in November 2008, Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma said on Thursday. ANI

Kolkata HIV patients play soccer to celebrate World Aids Day
HIV patients played a soccer match with Mohun Bagan's junior team on the occasion of World Aids Day here to spread awareness about the disease. ANI

India test fires BrahMos cruise missile
India on Thursday successfully test-fired the 290-km range BrahMos cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off the Orissa coast. ANI

2G scam: Govt. places Radia tapes in sealed cover before Supreme Court
The Central Government on Thursday placed before the Supreme Court the recorded tapes containing the conversations between corporate lobbyist Radia and others in connection with the 2G scam. They were in a sealed cover. ANI

Noted social activists join hands to counter corruption
Noted social activists including Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal, and Kiran Bedi jointly gave a call for the enactment and the implementation of the long pending Lokpal Bill to counter corruption in higher echelons of the government. ANI

China not for 'pouring oil on flames' in Korean Peninsula
China has called on the international commuity to exercise calm and restraint and not "pour oil on the flames" as tensions continue to rise on the Korean Peninsula. ANI

Aussies-Indian exhibition puts misperceptions of racial attacks in perspective: Envoy
Australia's High Commissioner to India, Peter N Varghese, has said that cultural ties between his country and India are improving and looking up, inspite of last year's adverse media reports on attacks on the Indian student community. ANI

2G scam: Supreme Court to take up Ratan Tata's petition
The Supreme Court will on Thursday take up a petition filed by Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata that seek a direction to be given to the government to probe the leakage of tapes containing his private conversation with corporate lobbyist Nira Radia. ANI

Elements' motive to disrupt our meeting cannot succeed: Mirwaiz Farooq
Commenting on the current scenario in Kashmir, the chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that elements who disrupt their meetings and seminars cannot succeed. ANI

Maoist frontal group rallies against CPI-M in West Midnapore
The People's Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA), a Maoist frontal organisation, led a protest rally against the atrocities and illegal detention of their fellow villagers by Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Jhargram in West Bengal's West Midnapore District on Wednesday. ANI

Delhi BPO gangrape case: Two men arrested
Delhi Police on Thursday arrested two persons in connection with their alleged involvement in the abduction and rape of a 30-year-old call centre employee here last week. ANI

Revolt in new Andhra Pradesh cabinet, two ministers quit
Allocation of portfolios to the newly sworn in ministers has been creating trouble for the Kiran Kumar Reddy's government, as two ministers resigned hours after he constituted his Council of Ministers. ANI

International Food and Drink Expo to commence today
Food and Processing Industries Minister Subhodh Kant Sahai will inaugurate an International Food and Drink Expo 2010 here today. ANI

India Responsible Competitiveness Awards to Identify India's most Responsible Companies
A leading initiative to recognize and reward India’s top performing companies in the area of corporate responsibility, the India Responsible Competitiveness Awards, was launched today at the 13th Annual TCI Global Conference, in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR Business Wire India

SABA Celebrates 900 years of Karma Kagyu Lineage
South Asia Buddhist Association (SABA) recently commemorated the 900 years of the Karma Kagyu Lineage at the holy monastery of Karmapa International Buddhist Institute in Qutub Institutional Area. This year marks the 900th year since the birth of the first Karmapa Düsum Khyenpa (1110-1193), who founded the lineage of Kagyu in 1139 C.E Business Wire India

Celebrate the Season – Watch your Favorites on LG – IPS LCD Screens
With the winter freeze coming close, and the thermometer falling down, it’s time to divulge into your favorite snacks and the best of friends for your gang’s demand of the day - and make it best when you choose to do it all with LG – IPS equipped LCD Screens. It’s this wintry weather of the year when you plan your indoor activities or the in-house parties Business Wire India

Advinus and Corning Sign Agreement to Bring Corning® Epic® Technology to India
Advinus Therapeutics, the research-based pharmaceutical company promoted by the TATA Group, and Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced a collaboration to bring Corning® Epic® label-free detection technology to India Business Wire India

WNS Creates Higher Education Opportunities for its Employees
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, has organized an ‘Education Fair’ for its employees across Mumbai, Pune, Gurgaon and Bangalore, being held from 23rd November to the 9th of December, 2010 Business Wire India

FORE School of Management in Association with NHRD Conducts B-School Conclave: Moving To The Next Orbit
Shri Kapil Sibal, Honourable Union Minister for HRD and Telecom inaugurated the 14th National HRD Conference began at the Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon today. The 3 day conference around the theme of “Towards the Next Orbit” is being attended by about 1200 CEOs, Business Leaders & HR Professionals from entire spectrum of Industry from India and abroad and Management Students Business Wire India

PlaySpan Reports Black Friday Sales Up 48% On Ultimate Pay Platform
PlaySpan, the global leader in monetization solutions for online games, virtual worlds, social networks, and videos, reported robust Black Friday and Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend sales today Business Wire India

Nikon Introduces Nikon Professional Services for Professional Photographers in India
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IBM and QAI Partner to Launch Dual Certification Program in Functional Testing
QAI (www.qaiglobal.com), the leading workforce development and consulting organization has recently partnered with IBM to launch Certificate Program in Functional Testing, a five day training program leading to dual certifications: Certified Software Tester (CSTE) from QAI and Rational Functional Testing (RFT) from IBM Business Wire India

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