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Ruchika case: No evidence to support allegations against Rathore, says CBI
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday said it had found no facts to support the allegations made by Ruchika Girhotra's family against former Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) SPS Rathore, who is presently serving 18-month jail sentence on charges of molesting the 14-year-old teenager in 1990. ANI

Armenia's Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian visits India
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian has arrived on a four-day State visit. ANI

14 die in Karnataka rains and floods caused by Jal cyclone
At least 14 persons have died in Karnataka rains and floods while crops spread over an area of 5,763 hectares have been badly affected. ANI

Kashmir interlocutors pleased with developments in Ladakh
The interlocutors appointed by the Central Government to seek out various shades of opinion in Jammu and Kashmir during their visit here on Wednesday expressed joy at the notable development work carried out by the authorities, which otherwise would have remained neglected. ANI

Bangladesh FM arrives in Agartala to strengthen cross-border trade
Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni arrived here on Wednesday to strengthen cross-border trade and allied ties between the two nations. ANI

Congress took right decision in choosing Chavan to lead Maharashtra: Deshmukh
Hailing the appointment of Prithviraj Chavan as new Maharashtra Chief Minister, Union Heavy Industries Vilasrao Deshmukh on Wednesday said the Congress party took the right decision in choosing Chavan to lead the State. ANI

CBSE wants to set up Research and Development Centre in PPP mode
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has proposed to establish a Centre for Assessment, Evaluation and Research on Private Public Partnership (PPP) mode. ANI

Govt. committed to provide all assistance for modernisation of Defence PSUs: Antony
Defence Minister A K Antony on Wednesday said the Government is committed to provide all assistance including necessary funds for the modernisation of defence public sector undertakings. ANI

Govt. gives nod to setting up of 14 world-class universities
The National Development Council has approved setting up of fourteen universities of world-class standards and which should encourage innovation in a focussed way. ANI

RSS activists protest against Centre's terror outfits' remarks
The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) activists staged a protest here on Wednesday after the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre accused their faction of having links with various militant outfits. ANI

Vinod Rai releases new logo of Indian Audit and Accounts Department
The Comptroller and Auditor General, Vinod Rai, on Wednesday released the new logo of Indian Audit and Accounts Department that highlights the authority and independence of this public audit institution of the country. ANI

Kapil Sibal takes charge of Ministries of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences
Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday assumed charge of Ministries of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences in addition to his current charge. ANI

Canadian universities providing fellowships for Indian students
Eight Canadian universities have come together to provide graduate fellowships for top Indian students who wish to pursue a Masters or PhD in Canada. ANI

Adarsh scam: Centre rejects Opposition demand for Joint Parliamentary Committee probe
The Central Government on Wednesday rejected the demand of the Opposition for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Adarsh Housing Society scam, saying that it has nothing to do with it. ANI

Militants kill two CRPF personnel in Baramulla
At least two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were shot dead by militants in North Kashmir's Baramulla District on Wednesday. ANI

President Patil accepts Chavan's resignation, Kapil Sibal to hold charge
President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Prithviraj Chavan from the Union Council of Ministers. ANI

Uproar in Parliament over scams, both Houses adjourned till tomorrow
Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day as opposition members demanded a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the 2G spectrum, Adarsh housing society and Commonwealth Games corruption scams. ANI

64 Pakistani prisoners repatriated
Sixty four Pakistani nationals, most of them fishermen and who were internees in Indian prisons, have been repatriated across the Wagah border after they completed their jail-terms. ANI

PPPC has started preparing economic policy for Punjab: Capt. Amarinder Singh
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) has started preparations to formulate economic policy for Punjab for future and will it will give a stable programme when it comes to power. ANI

Satyam scam: Ramalinga Raju surrenders before trial court
Former chairman of Satyam Computers, B Ramalinga Raju surrendered before a trial court here Wednesday. ANI

Sharad Pawar supports Prithviraj Chavan as Maharashtra Chief Minister
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday endorsed the selection of Prithviraj Chavan as new Maharashtra Chief Minister. ANI

Chavan says "highly honoured and humbled" in taking over as 17th Maharashtra CM
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology; Prime Minister's Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Parliamentary Affairs, Prithviraj Chavan, on Wednesday said that he was humbled and honoured to be asked by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to take charge as the 17th chief minister of Maharashtra. ANI

PM leaves for Seoul, cautions against protectionist sentiments
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has cautioned against protectionist sentiments, saying that it is in India's interest to have an "open, stable and rule-based" international economic environment in all matters including trade and investment flows. " ANI

Prithviraj Chavan to be new Maharashtra Chief Minister
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Prithviraj Chavan has been named as the next Maharashtra Chief Minister. ANI

Watch your Weight or Pay ‘Fat Tax’ on Flights” Reveals TripAdvisor Survey
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IILM Undergraduate Business School Celebrates the Success of its Association with the University of Bradford on its 12th Annual Convocation Ceremony
New Delhi witnessed the annual convocation ceremony of IILM Undergraduate Business School-a leading management institute, on the 9th of November Business Wire India

CareerOne Solutions India Launches CareerPlatinum Portal
Chennai, 10th Nov. 2010 Dr. Poongothai Aladi Aruna, Honourable Minister of Information Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu, launched CareerPlatinum Portal on 9th November, 2010 at Hotel GRT Grand, Chennai. Shri. Pradeep K. Saxena, Regional Head, Syndicate Bank and Shri. A Business Wire India

Wipro Wins Microsoft Platform Modernization Award for Sales for 2010
Wipro Technologies, the Global Consulting, System Integration and Outsourcing Business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) today announced that Wipro has been awarded the Microsoft Platform Modernization Award for Sales for 2010 Business Wire India

The CHIME Investment Summit 2010 Explores the Scope for Driving Investments Across the New Silk Road
The first capital-raising summit of its kind in India is gearing to kick off on December 13th and 14th 2010 at the ITC Maratha in Mumbai. The CHIME Investment Summit 2010 is hosting key industry and government representatives from China, India and the Middle East under one roof to explore the scope for driving investments across the new Silk Road Business Wire India

Wave Infratech Starts Allotment of its Wave Hi-Tech City Project
As part of its commitment towards timely start and delivery of residential and commercial projects, Wave Infratech Pvt. Ltd., part of industrial conglomerate Wave Inc (the erstwhile Chadha Group), has announced the commencement of the allotment of the first batch of applicants of its Wave Hi-Tech City, a high-tech township in Ghaziabad Business Wire India

Passengers to Benefit from SITA Self-Service at Fast-Growing Cochin International
Cochin International Airport, which serves the fastest growing city on India’s west coast, announced the selection of air transport IT specialist SITA to provide automation of the passenger check-in process (including self-service check in) and passenger bag reconciliation for its three million passengers, which will transform the airport into one of the most modern regional gateways to India Business Wire India

HCL Infosystems MEA and Mercator to Manage Flydubai IT Infrastructure
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ImagesBazaar Files Copyright Infringement Suit against BIFM
ImagesBazaar, the world’s largest collection of Indian stock photography has filed a copyright infringement suit against BLB Institute of Financial Marketing (BIFM). The suit for Copyright Infringement was filed at the District Court, Delhi and is pending disposal Business Wire India

Walk the Home Review DesignMile
The Home Review DesignMile is a unique program aimed at showcasing the best of creativity and innovation that young Indian product designers have to offer. As a finale to a 2 month long design competition, the top 10 Finalists of the Home Review DesignMile are converging at Bandra, Mumbai between the 6th and 13th of November 2010 to showcase their unique product design ideas Business Wire India

LG and PGTI Conclude the Prestigious ‘LG Race to Ireland’
LG Electronics along with the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), the official sanctioning body of professional golf in India concluded the high profile ‘LG Race to Ireland’ a unique Pro-Am format golf tournament Business Wire India

QAI to Organize the 10th Annual STC, to Focus on Testing 3.0 – From Transaction to Transformation
QAI (, the world’s leading workforce development and consulting firm addressing Operational Excellence in IT, BPO and knowledge intensive service organizations, announced its 10th Annual Software Testing Conference (STC) 2010 to be held in Bangalore on November 22nd and 23rd, 2010 at The Chancery Pavilion. STC 2010 is built on the theme of “Testing 3 Business Wire India

Afilias improves security for .IN Domain with DNSSEC
Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, announced that it has enabled Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for the .IN country code top-level domain (TLD) for the country of India, improving global security for this domain which houses over 700,000 .IN domains. Business Wire India

Jagran Solutions Takes ‘Jeeyo Bollywood’ Quotient on-ground for UTV Movies
Jagran Solutions - India’s leading new age marketing agency that provides solutions for Brand Activation via Consumer Connect Strategies, conducted an extensive on-ground activation program for UTV Movies – 8 Baje Mehfil Saje, India’s new age Hindi Movie channel Business Wire India

Square Enix Selects Playspan’s Ultimatepay™ for Payment Processing Services
PlaySpan™, the global leader in monetization solutions for digital goods, social networks, online games and videos, announced its UltimatePay™ payment solution ( was selected by Square Enix®, the publisher of FINAL FANTASY®, DRAGON QUEST® and TOMB RAIDER® Business Wire India

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