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Ajmer blast case: Indresh Kumar is innocent, says Baba Ramdev
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Monday said senior Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar, who has been accused in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case, is innocent. ANI

J-K: 2 militants killed in Kulgam, 3 miscreants arrested in Srinagar
Two militants were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam area whereas three miscreants allegedly involved in abetting riots were arrested by police here on Monday. ANI

President Obama's India visit to reflect shared vision of global partnership: Roemer
US Ambassador Timothy Roemer on Monday said President Barack Obama's forthcoming visit to India would deepen the relationship reflecting shared values, benefit and vision of global partnership between the two nations. ANI

Potbellies of policemen in Jharkhand draw concern at training camp
Bulging bellies of policemen in Jharkhand have become a concern of the top brass here. The problem drew attention during an ongoing training camp for policemen in the capital city. ANI

Pro-Telangana activists boycott 'Andhra Day' celebrations
Pro-Telangana activists mainly students of Hyderabad's Osmania University boycotted the celebrations of 'Andhra Day' here on Monday by carrying out demonstrations to highlight their demand for a separate State. ANI

Fake passport case: Bhopal court to pronounce verdict on November 16
A Bhopal court will pronounce its judgement in the fake passport case involving gangster Abu Salem on November 16. ANI

Victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots stage protest in Delhi
A large number of victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots staged a protest rally here on Monday against the Central government's failure to punish the accused in murder of innocent Sikhs. ANI

Bhutan PM meets S M Krishna in New Delhi
Bhutan Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley, who is on a five-day visit to India, met External Affairs Minister S M Krishna here on Monday. ANI

Delhi's Ashish Chopra in love with the North-East(Update)
A Punjabi by origin and a foodie by heart, Ashish Chopra has travelled extensively in the north-east and has documented its culture, cuisines and traditions. ANI

Interlocutors have changed 'discourse' in J-K to some extent: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the three interlocutors appointed by the Central Government to seek out various shades of opinion in Jammu and Kashmir have been able to change the 'discourse' in the State. ANI

Centre yet to take a decision on withdrawal of Central forces from WB: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the Central Government is yet to take a decision on Trinamool Congress demands for withdrawal of the Central paramilitary forces that are engaged in anti-Maoist operations in West Bengal. ANI

Centre released Rs 586.02 crore to States under MPF scheme, says Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the Central Government released Rs 586.02 crore to the States under the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme for State police forces in financial year 2010-2011, which includes Rs. 58.94 crore released to the States of Punjab, Nagaland, Orissa, Manipur and Jammu and Kashmir in October. ANI

Bihar elections' fourth phase witnesses 45 per cent voter turnout
Defying Maoists' poll boycott call, an estimated 45 per cent of over 10 crore voters exercised there franchise in the fourth phase of State Assembly elections held in 42 constituencies on Monday. ANI

Fencing of India-Bangladesh border in progress, says Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday informed that 11 kilometres of fencing and 15 kms of road works were completed in phase II and 17 kms of fencing was replaced in phase III at the India-Bangladesh border while 59.73 kms of formation works and 3.23 kms of surfacing works were completed in October on India-China border. ANI

Adarsh Society scam: Nitin Gadkari demands dismissal of Maharashtra Government
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Monday demanded the dismissal of the Maharashtra Government for its alleged involvement in the Adarsh Housing Society scam. ANI

Delhi's Ashish Chopra in love with the North-East
A Punjabi by origin and a foodie by heart, Ashish Chopra has travelled extensively in the north-east and has documented its culture, cuisines and traditions. ANI

Obama visit: Relief unlikely in outsourcing sector: Official
The forthcoming visit of the US President is unlikely to provide any relief to India in the area of outsourcing of jobs, feels a former Obama campaign chief of staff. ANI

Maharashtra Congress chief calls for truce between CM, predecessors
The president of the Congress party in Maharashtra, Manikrao Thackeray, on Monday, appealed to all state party leaders to refrain from airing allegations and counter-allegations against each other with regard to the Adarsh Society building scam. ANI

CRPF soldiers in Kashmir Valley receive yoga training to combat stress
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officials in the Kashmir Valley receive yoga training as a stress buster, after the Valley was hit by continuous curfews and strikes. ANI

Buddhist monks get new robes in Tripura
Hundreds of Buddhist devotees thronged the Venuban Bihar monastery to participate in the 33rd 'Kathin Chibor Dan' festival here over the weekend. ANI

Karnataka Rajyotsava celebrated in New Delhi
A large number of Kannada writers, artists, professors, and academicians celebrated Karnataka Rajyotsava here on Monday. ANI

Tibetan students protest against proposed visit of Wen Jiabao
Tibetan youths on Monday protested against the visit of a Chinese delegation to New Delhi to lay the ground work for the forthcoming visit of Premier Wen Jiabao. ANI

Group of Ministers to consider gas allocation to six Indian power plants
An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is likely to meet on November 10 to decide on allocating natural gas from fields like Reliance Industries' KG-D6 to six upcoming power plants. ANI

US did share intelligence information, says Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the United States did share intelligence information before the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, but David Coleman Headley was not mentioned. ANI

Visakhapatnam jewellery exhibition sells diamond studded pen for rupees 2.3 million
A pen studded with thousands of dazzling diamonds was sold for 2.3 million rupees at an ongoing jewellery exhibition here over the weekend. ANI

AISECT emerges as finalist for Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010
Bhopal-based organization AISECT has been nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Social Entrepreneur of the Year (SEOY) Award 2010. ANI

Adarsh Society scam: Promoters to fight Govt. in Bombay High Court
Promoters of the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam have decided to file an appeal in the Bombay High Court against Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) and Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) for their decision to disconnect electricity supply to the society and revoke occupation certificates issued to its members. ANI

Taiwan's first gay, lesbian bookstore has restroom with transparent walls
A gay and lesbian bookstore in Taiwan, which is the first to have been opened more than 11 years ago, has a restroom with transparent walls. ANI

Lalu Yadav a habitual lawbreaker, says Nitish Kumar
Commenting on the First Information Reports that were registered against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi for allegedly violating the model code of conduct, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday called him a 'habitual lawbreaker and offender', who would never improve. ANI

Chandigarh's Craft Fair showcases handicrafts of north eastern States
A ten-day long National Craft Fair in Chandigarh showcased the variety of unique handicrafts made by people of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur. ANI

Timothy Roemer meets Chidambaram ahead of Obama's India visit
Ahead of US President Barack Obama's India visit, US Ambassador Timothy Roemer met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram here on Monday to review the security situation. ANI

Adarsh Society scam: Mukherjee, Antony meet Sonia; discuss Chavan's fate
Congress President Sonia Gandhi held consultations with senior party leaders on Monday on the fate of Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan over the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam in Mumbai. ANI

Wellington is the 'coolest little capital'
Wellington-the Kiwi capital-has been named the 'coolest little capital in the world' by travel guide publisher Lonely Planet. ANI

Bihar polls: Case filed against Lalu, Rabri for violating model code
Cases were filed on Monday against Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi for allegedly violating the Model Code Of Conduct by taking their security guards inside a booth of the Digha Assembly constituency near Patna. ANI

Disputed land at Ayodhya belongs to Hindus: Hindu Mahasabha
Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) president Swami Chakrapani has said the disputed Ram Temple-Babri Mosque land at Ayodhya only belongs to the Hindu community. ANI

Maoist commander, 5 others s arrested in Bihar's Gaya District
Bihar police nabbed six hard core Maoists including Deep Singh, the area commander of the Revolutionary Core Committee (RCC) from Gaya District. ANI

Banerjee slams West Bengal's Left Front for anarchic rule
Trinamool Congress chief and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) for what she called "letting loose anarchy" in West Bengal. ANI

GREF employee dies in Kupwara
R. Chander Shekhar, a General Reserve Engineering Forces (GREF) employee 109 RCC died at unit lines at Tikker in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Sunday. ANI

Jammu and Kashmir Police arrests timber smuggler on stone-pelting charges
Jammu and Kashmir police arrested a timber smuggler for smuggling and instigating stone-pelting. ANI

Cop dies, four injured in Kashmir road mishap
A police constable died and four policemen were injured in two different road accidents across the Kashmir Valley on Sunday. ANI

BJP leader Joshi praises Rahul Gandhi for reaching out to common man
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi praised Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi for being able to reach out to the common man. ANI

Army personnel in Bangalore set record of carrying 48 persons on one bike
Indian Army personnel broke a world record by being the only team in the world to cross a staggering distance of 1000 meters carrying 48 persons on a single moving 500 cc Royal Enfield motorcycle here over the weekend. ANI

20,000 kg of adulterated sweets confiscated in Gorakhpur
Uttar Pradesh Police and Department of Food and Civil Supplies officials seized around 20,000 kilograms of adulterated sweets from Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur District. ANI

Chidambaram reviews security in Kashmir's Baramulla town
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday visited Baramulla town in north Kashmir on Sunday to review the security situation there. ANI

PM says domestic source of oil supplies inadequate to meet growing energy
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday called for higher domestic production of oil, saying that domestic sources of oil supplies are inadequate to meet the growing demand for energy. ANI

Bihar polls: Maoists trigger blasts in Jamui, BSF retaliates
Maoists triggered off a blast in Betia forest area near Jamui district in the early hours of polling for 42 Assembly constituencies in Bihar today. ANI

Fourth phase of Bihar Assembly polls begins amid tight security
Polling for the fourth phase of Bihar Assembly elections began on Monday morning amidst unprecedented security measures. ANI

IMFA Net Sales up 157% to Rs. 300.41 crore; Net Profit at Rs. 57.24 crore
Highlights -- Q2FY11 net sales up by 157% at Rs. 300.32 crore as against Rs. 116.95 crore for the corresponding period in the previous year. -- Q2FY11 net profit up at Rs. 57.24 crore. -- H1FY11 net sales up by 132% at Rs. 536.05 crore as against Rs. 231.16 crore for the previous year. -- H1FY11 net profit up by 1172 % at Rs. 111.55 crore as against a loss in the previous year Business Wire India

Ameyo Adds Technical Efficiency to Debt Collection Processes of Shergroup
Shergroup India is the Indian wing of UK-based Shergroup Ltd. – sixth oldest law firm in the UK. With business operations ranging from business administration, legal processes, voice operations and IT & web solutions, the credit industry services company has built a strong customer contact unit at their India center Business Wire India

A Study by Presents Interesting Insights into the Used Car Market, one of India’s leading players in Local and Social Commerce, Online and on Mobile, today announced the results of a study undertaken on the Used Car Market in India. This study—a first-of-its-kind analysis of Used Car Buyer behaviour—has been conducted using’s database of over 94,000+ automobiles listed on its site between January and October 2010 Business Wire India

CinnamonTeal Publishing Wins YCE Award
The founders of CinnamonTeal Publishing were awarded British Council’s Young Publishing Entrepreneur in a glittering ceremony in New Delhi early September 2010. The Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) Awards programme aims to develop a powerful professional network between creative entrepreneurs in India and the UK Business Wire India

50 Beautiful Houses in India
While a city is the mirror of the civilization that built it, the quality of its houses reflects its people’s sense of self Business Wire India

Inno Group Appoints Ish Anand as Managing Director, Inno GeoCity
Inno, a global investment firm focused on real estate with operations in Europe, Middle East and India, has appointed Mr. Ish Anand, as Managing Director of Inno GeoCity. In his position as Managing Director of Inno GeoCity, Mr Business Wire India

Promoting a Vision for Sustainable and Resilient Cities TERI and BMTPC Organize a Conference on “Preparing for an Urban Future: Resilience, Sustainability and Leadership”
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BGS Global Hospitals Launches Unique Free Online Checkup for Stroke
Unique Free online checkup for Stroke Advanced Neurosciences Institute at BGS Global Hospitals, one of the leading multi super speciality Hospitals in Bangalore has launched a “Free online health check up” for Brain Attack (Stroke) Business Wire India

IndicThreads Mobile Application Development Conference To Be Held In Pune, India
1st Annual IndicThreadsTM International Conference On Mobile Application Development will be held on 19,20 November in Pune, India. IndicThreads hosts annual conferences on Java, Software Quality & Upcoming Technology and the Mobile Apps Development conference is the latest addition. Speakers, Sessions & Registration details for the conference are on the web at - / http://M10.IndicThreads Business Wire India

Netex Launches its Flagship Service “Learning Coffee- Application Training ”, in India
Netex an e-Learning company based out of Spain and India today announced the launch of its smart learning solution for Enterprise Wide Application training in India. Companies which invest in business critical software applications, face a constant challenge of training their employees on these software applications Business Wire India

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