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President Pratibha Patil awards specially-abled persons on World Disability Day
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday conferred the National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities on specially-abled persons here on World Disability Day. ANI

BJP chief Gadkari holds grand reception in Nagpur
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari is holding a grand reception of his son, Nikhil, at the Vidarbha Cricket Association, on the outskirts of Nagpur on Friday. ANI

Peace talks held to break deadlock between Manipur, Nagaland
The Central Government along with the United Naga Council (UNC) and Manipur government hold a tripartite peace talks in Manipur's Senapati district on Friday to break the deadlock prevailing between Manipur and Nagaland. ANI

CRPF organises medical camp in West Midnapore
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel has provided free medical check-ups, sewing machines and spraying machines to the people in West Bengal's Maoist-affected West Midnapore District. ANI

Narendra Modi given clean chit in Godhra riot case
The Supreme Court (SC) appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) is reported to have given a clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. ANI

Buddhist monks offer prayers for world peace on Tripitaka festival
Buddhist Monks from 54 countries gathered at the Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple located in Bihar's Bodhgaya district to offer prayers for world peace on the occasion of the Tripitaka festival. ANI

Endangered crocodiles in Uttar Pradesh
Annual census of the dwindling population of crocodiles and endangered ghariyals is underway along the River Chambal in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Major fire at Andheri shopping complex in Mumbai
A major fire broke out in a shopping complex in Mumbai's Andheri area on Friday morning. ANI

Chocolates made of jaggery developed in UP
Pantnagar University of Agriculture and Technology scientists have developed chocolates made of jaggery in Uttarakhand's Pantnagar District. ANI

Karnatata ITBT minister resigns
The Karnataka Information Technology and Bio-technology Minister Katta Subramanya Naidu resigned a day after FIRs were filed against him, his son and eight others allegedly involved in a land scam. ANI

Imbroglio continues as NDA stay put to its demand
The impasse over the 2G-spectrum scam continues as BJP sticked to its demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC). ANI

Praful Patel says, new fares suggested by airlines can't be justified
Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said on Friday that the new fares suggested by airlines cannot be justified and the Government has taken a serious notice of the suggestions. ANI

Wikileaks disclosure as yet no embarrassment for Indo-US ties
The recent disclosure made by Wikileaks regarding the role of India in developments in the region will have no impact on India- US relationship, according to highly placed sources here. ANI

India wants China has to untie the knot on stapled visa issue
India expects China to undo the knot on the stapled visas issue and stop the practice of stapling of visa on passports of legitimate Indian nationals domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir, according to highly placed sources. ANI

Poverty impacts women more severely than men
Poverty has impacted women more severely than men, the representatives of women's leadership from 22 countries have said in a joint statement. ANI

Forbes names AirAsia CEO Fernandes Businessman of the Year
Forbes Asia magazine has named chief executive officer of AirAsia Group Tony Fernandes, as its 2010 Businessman of the Year. ANI

China boasts 3rd-largest population of millionaires in the world
A survey has found that China has the third-largest population of millionaires in the world, behind the United States and Japan. ANI

Ad filmmaker Alyque Padamsee joins Planman as chief consultant
Advertising and theatre personality Alyque Padamsee has joined Planman Marcom advisory board as a chief consultant. ANI

The Obama visit to India
The Wikileaks tsunami is yet to peak. It would, thus, be premature to comment on what impact they will ultimately have on Pakistan and the future of Indo-Pak and US-Pak relations. What has appeared so far has confirmed what Indians have been saying for a long time about Pakistan's active sponsorship of terror groups as a tool of foreign policy. ANI

India expects China to correct trade imbalance, be more sensitive to India
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said here today that India expected China to correct the trade imbalance between the two nations and would like to see more Indian goods and services entering the Chinese markets. ANI

Oz Haat Mela in Delhi to showcase India's development
Australia's popular NGO mela, "OzHAAT", is organizing a mela on December 4 at the Australian High Commission grounds in Chanakayapuri. ANI

Trade union activists burn effigy of Chief Minister Buddhadeb
The members of Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) burnt effigy of West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and demanded the reopening of closed industries and proper implementation of government jobs. ANI

Unique Identification will bring social inclusion in India, says Nandan Nilekani
The Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Nandan Nilekani, has said that the authority will empower the people of India to take full benefits from welfare schemes, in due course becoming a tool of development and social inclusion. ANI

NASSCOM to seek amendments in UK policy for overseas software professionals
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has said that the software industry would seek modifications in United Kingdom's norms prescribed for overseas software professionals. ANI

Maoists poster campaign in Simdega in Jharkhand
Maoists carried out a poster campaign asking people not to participate in the village council polls in Jharkhand's Simdega District on Thursday. ANI

Airlines propose huge hike in ticket prices
Domestic airlines have proposed a massive raise in ticket prices, ignoring the Government's calls not to resort to exorbitant fares. ANI

Customer Centria Wins The Internationalist Award in New York for Innovative Digital Marketing
Customer Centria wins Silver at The Internationalist Awards for Innovative Digital Marketing Solution for its work in the conceptualizing, design and development of GoJiyo. This award is the first international award to be given based upon the geographic footprint of the campaign Business Wire India

Global Security Leadership Summit 2010 Commences
The Global Security and Leadership Summit 2010 opened today to a glittering ceremony at the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton. The summit was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of State for labour and employment Shri Harish Rawat and His Excellency Shri Shivraj Patil, Governor, Punjab & Rajasthan Business Wire India

Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes Organizes a National Summit on Corporate Academic Partnership
A first of its kind summit was organized in Mandigobindgarh under the aegis of Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes. The key question was: How exactly should Industry and Bschools partner with each other? Elements Akademia, an IIM Alumni Venture, was the knowledge partner. Especially in the context of Tier 2 Bschools often located outside the main metros Business Wire India

Paul Writer Releases the Red Book of Tech PR at Great Indian Marketing Summit
* 46% of PR clients are unlikely to recommend their agencies * India’s best known Tech PR firm is Text 100 Paul Writer released its report on the state of the Tech PR landscape in India at the Great Indian Marketing Summit. Based on a survey of over 100 respondents, the report is intended to be the authoritative guide for technology companies researching a PR firm Business Wire India

BMW India Announces the Opening of OSL Prestige in Bhubaneswar
BMW India today announced the opening of OSL Prestige, its new dealership facility in Bhubaneswar. OSL Prestige brings to Bhubaneswar, the BMW standards of sales and service and the same international experience as any BMW dealership worldwide. Dr. Andreas Schaaf, President, BMW India Business Wire India

Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Help Organisations Create Competitive Advantage
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Jersey Finance Delegation Speaks at the International Taxation Conference in India
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Crossword Bookstore, Mumbai and Leadstart Publishing Host the Launch of ‘A Soulful of Lie’, a Debut Novel by Supriya Parulekar
Crossword Bookstore, Mumbai and Leadstart Publishing on 30th November 2010, launched the book ‘A Soulful of Lie’ ' by Supriya Parulekar. The book was released by India’s well known celebrity photographer, Gautam Rajadhyaksha, while Smt. Sharmila Raj Thackeray, social activist and the wife of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray was the guest of honour for the evening Business Wire India

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