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2G scam: UPA postpones meeting on opposition's JPC demand
The scheduled meeting of the Congress party and other members of UPA to discuss the pros and cons of allowing a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the 2G spectrum case was postponed on Monday. ANI

After France and US, Germany pitches for India's entry into NSG
On the eve of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Germany, Berlin has come out in open support for India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group elite group. ANI

Mayawati unveils two statues of B. R. Ambedkar on his 54th death anniversary
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati unveiled two statues of the Father of Indian Constitution and Bharat Ratna, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 54th death anniversary here on Monday. ANI

2G Scam: Cornered UPA veering around to having a JPC
The UPA Government and the Congress party are reportedly veering around to allowing a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe in to the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

Wedding expo attracts people in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, Dec.6 (ANI0: A two-day wedding exhibition attracted scores of people here during the weekend. ANI

Assessment of damage by rain in Tamil Nadu
Special officers assigned to survey the rain-affected areas in coastal districts of Tamil Nadu began their evaluation on Monday. ANI

Praja Rajyam Party legislators protest baton charge on social activists in Hyderabad
Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) legislators on Monday demonstrated against the police baton-charge on activists of a non-profit institution called Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi (MRPS), who had come out in support of lower caste people. ANI

Jharkhand goes for second phase of Panchayat elections
People cast their votes for the second phase of Panchayat elections here on Monday. ANI

Congress Minister in Kashmir cabinet suggests autonomy for Jammu and Ladakh
Jammu and Kashmir Health, Horticulture and Floriculture Minister Sham Lal Sharma said on Monday that the state should be trifurcated for better development. ANI

Delhi Cabinet eases process for release of monthly pensions
The Delhi Cabinet on Monday announced several major decisions to make the grant of monthly pensions and the issuance of licenses for the opening of a restaurant with a bar easier. ANI

Indian Parliament adjournment continues
Lok Sabha was adjourned till 12 noon on Monday as opposition MPs disrupted the question hour, demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the allocation of 2G telecom spectrum. ANI

Happy Birthday Carla Aunty
Her birthday falls on the 23rd of December, but little children today at the Naz Foundation serenaded the French First Lady. ANI

India, France intends to broaden scope in space cooperation
Acknowledging the essential nature of cooperation in the field of space, India and France intend to broaden the scope of their exchanges and further develop their joint efforts in this field. ANI

India, France to enhance cooperation in defence sector
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday said that both India and France have decided to enhance cooperation in the defence sector. ANI

China 'to become world's most important center for innovation by 2020'
China will overtake both the United States and Japan to become the world's most important centre for innovation by 2020, according to a public opinion survey to be published on Monday. ANI

Supreme Court serves notice to CVC Thomas
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to PJ Thomas, on a plea seeking his removal as Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC). ANI

India-France sign agreement on civil nuclear cooperation
India and France Monday signed a general framework agreement and four other pacts for deeper bilateral cooperation in the atomic energy sector. ANI

Nation pays homage to Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 55th death anniversary
The nation today paid homage to the Father of Indian Constitution and Bharat Ratna, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, on his 55th death anniversary today. ANI

Bruni says surprised by her popularity in India (ANI Exclusive)
French First Lady Carla Bruni on Monday said that she was quite surprised by her popularity in India, and added that she was looking forward to her four-day stay in the country. ANI

Inter-school meet kicks off in Imphal
The third Inter-school meet organised by the Department of Education of Manipur kicked off on Sunday. ANI

Painting exhibition to create AIDS awareness organised in Chennai
A social group organised a painting exhibition titled 'Art-AIDS' to mobilise funds for the welfare of HIV patients in Chennai. ANI

Mamata vows to wipe out CPI-M in Burdwan
Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has vowed to wipe the ruling Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) out from Burdwan District ahead of the state Assembly election. ANI

Digvijay Singh blames Mayawati's party for corruption in Uttar Pradesh
Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh has slammed Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for running the most corrupt government in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Adarsh Society to file reply in Bombay High Court
The Bombay High Court on Monday will hear a plea against the controversial Adarsh Housing Society on the environment violation. ANI

Supreme Court to hear plea against CVC Thomas's appointment
The Supreme Court will hear today two Public Interest Litigations challenging the appointment of P J Thomas as Central Vigilance Commissioner. ANI

Carla Bruni to visit Safdarjung Hospital to see anti-natal, HIV care procedure
France's First Lady Carla Bruni will visit the Safdarjung Hospital and the New Delhi-based Naz Foundation Trust, an NGO working on HIV/AIDS and sexual health on Monday. ANI

Deepika Padukone’s Wardrobe up for Grabs. Only On
India’s leading online shopping club, announces a once in a lifetime opportunity to bid for the style icon Deepika Padukone’s elegant and exquisite offerings from her personal closet. Fashion and You and Deepika have partnered together to encourage India’s quest for an Olympic gold Business Wire India

Digit Announces 2010 Zero1 Awards
Digit, India’s most read technology magazine and rated among the top 10 English monthly magazines in India, has announced winners of the coveted Zero1 Awards 2010 in their December Collector’s Edition that released on December 01, 2010. ZERO 1 Awards 2010 Business Wire India

P. Chidambaram Felicitates Entrepreneurial Excellence at IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2010
Awards Jury Chairman Mr. Shiv Nadar applauds the Awardees • Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO, presents vote of thanks to the dignitaries • Over 350 business leaders across industries commend the Awards with their presence Bringing the Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) community to a standstill, an extravaganza unfolded on December 3, 2010 at The Lalit, New Delhi Business Wire India

“Indian Traveller Gears for More International Travel and Higher Spending this Winter”, Reveals TripAdvisor Survey
Interesting facts revealed by the Survey • Over 38% respondents want to be online while on holiday to upload holiday pictures • Traveller Reviews emerged among the top 3 influencing factors in deciding a hotel • Over 33% respondents will spend between Rs 10,000-Rs 25,000 per person this winter season TripAdvisor Business Wire India

Chhattisgarh chosen as the Official State at Display by the Ministry of Tourism
-- Chhattisgarh celebrates its ten years of Independent State …Kicks off its “Wow Chhattisgarh” campaign to promote the destination for New Year The Chhattisgarh Tourism Board (CTB), today announced that ‘Chhattisgarh’ has been chosen as the official state at display by the Ministry of Tourism, India for the month of December 2010 Business Wire India

New Delhi Emerges as Front Runner in the India City Competitiveness Rankings for 2010
• Mumbai dropped in ranking from 1st place in 2009 to 3rd place in 2010, overtaken by Chennai as per the India City Competitiveness Report 2010, released by the Institute for Competitiveness • Ahmedabad and Pune emerge as the most competitive tier-2 cities in India Business Wire India

Sterlite Industries (India) Limited Announces Completion of Acquisition of Skorpion Zinc Mine in Namibia
Sterlite Industries (India) Limited (“Sterlite”) has announced the completion of the acquisition of the Skorpion Zinc Mine (“Skorpion”) in Namibia from Anglo American plc (“Anglo American”) for a cash consideration of approximately $707 million. Business Wire India

Xalted Security Solution Sets A New Performance Benchmark on Oracle Exadata
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Bhushan Dhakras Appointed as Business Development Manager for Ocean Thin Films in India
Bhushan Dhakras has been appointed as Business Development Manager for the Ocean Thin Films (OTF) range of products in India. He will provide a regional approach to the sales and service of the company’s custom thin film optical product design and engineering expertise in the rapidly expanding Indian market Business Wire India

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