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Competition law regime will boost country's market economy: Moily
Union Law and Justice Minister M Veerappa Moily on Friday said the new competition law regime would bring transparency and lend a fillip to the market economy in the country. ANI

Raja, Pilot launch 'Indian Language Technology Proliferation and Deployment Center'
Information Technology and Communication Minister A. Raja and Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot launched the 'Indian Language Technology Proliferation and Deployment Center' (ILTP-DC) at the National e-governance Advisory Group Meeting here on Friday. ANI

2G spectrum issue: Law Minister Moily says evidence against Raja not conclusive
Commenting on the 2G spectrum issue, Union Law and Justice Minister M Veerappa Moily on Friday said it is too early to assume that Information Technology and Communication Minister A. Raja is guilty on the basis of a draft report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). ANI

India repatriates 54 Pak fishermen, ten prisoners
India has released and repatriated 54 Pakistani fishermen and ten Pakistani prisoners, who have completed their sentence, to Pakistan through Attari border. ANI

Ties with China of great importance to India: Antony
Defence Minister A K Antony has said India attaches great importance to its relations with China. ANI

Sudarshan's anti-Sonia remarks provoke youth Congress protest
The Congress youth wing party workers on Friday demonstrated at the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) headquarters in New Delhi against former RSS chief K. S. Sudarshan's anti-Sonia Gandhi remarks. ANI

Relatives of Maoists participate in Panchayat elections in Jharkhand
Relatives of Maoists cadres have filed their nomination papers for Panchayat elections in Jharkhand. ANI

Tourism picks up in Gulmarg
Gulmarg is experiencing a rush of tourists after months of curfews and security lockdowns in the region. ANI

Agnivesh wants an inquiry into Maoist Azad's death
Social activist and an interlocutor of the Centre on the Maoist matter, Swami Agnivesh, and renowned judge V. R. Krishna Iyer have indicated that there is a need for dialogue between the Maoists and the Government. ANI

Orissa Agriculture Minister proposes technological reforms to help farmers
Orissa Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout has proposed the setting up of an e-market, which would help farmers in getting the right price for their produce. ANI

Use of SUVs in India is criminal: Jairam Ramesh
Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Friday expressed concern over heavy cars such as Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), saying the use of heavy-sized cars is criminal in the country, as they contribute significantly to carbon emissions. ANI

Violence will not solve any problem: Sonia Gandhi
Expressing concern over the problems faced by the people in Manipur because of the menace of militancy in the region, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said any problem could be solved only through dialogue and not violence. ANI

Acupuncture to feature on UNESCO cultural heritage list?
Chinese traditional acupuncture and Peking Opera are among other contenders for UNESCO's intangible heritage list next week.That's significant, particularly for acupuncture, which is widely practiced in more than 160 countries and regions worldwide," said Huang Jianyin, deputy secretary-general with the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, an NGO based in Beijing. ANI

Elephant undergoes dental surgery in Kerala
An elephant in Kerala's Tripayar town underwent cosmetic dental surgery. ANI

Amitabh's endorsement lures tourists to Gujarat's Gir Wildlife Sanctuary
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan's endorsement of Gujarat as an ideal tourist destination is attracting thousands of tourists to the Sasan Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in Junagadh District. ANI

DMK chief Karunanidhi defends A. Raja over 2G spectrum issue
Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi on Friday defended Information Technology and Communication Minister A. Raja over the 2G spectrum issue, saying he followed the same methods followed by his predecessors. ANI

Delhi High Court dismisses N D Tiwari's plea against fine in paternity suit
The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed veteran Congress leader and former Andhra Pradesh Governor N D Tiwari's plea challenging imposition of Rs 75,000 as cost on him for seeking deletion of certain paragraphs from a paternity suit filed against him by a man, who is claiming to be his biological son. ANI

Ishrat case: Supreme Court rejects Gujarat Govt plea challenging SIT probe
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a Gujarat Government plea challenging the constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) by the Gujarat High Court to probe the "fake" encounter killing of Ishrat Jahan and three others. ANI

China cracks down on online smear activities
A police investigation has revealed that a Beijing-based Internet PR company launched a smear campaign, and this has prompted the authorities to consider clipping the wings of Internet users through a real-name registration system. ANI

Leh holds workshop for Councillors
The orientation workshop for the newly elected Councillors of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) ended here yesterday. ANI

Bangladesh Foreign Minister says open to sign extradition treaty with India
Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni has said that Bangladesh would be open to the idea of having an extradition treaty with India if it is required. ANI

Gunfight in Sopore, policeman killed
A policeman was killed in an ongoing encounter in north Kashmir's Sopore area on Friday. ANI

Three Maoists arrested in Jharkhand
Jharkhand police arrested three Maoists from Gumla district on Thursday. ANI

China steadily closing gap with India as top BPO destination
China's outsourcing industry is steadily closing the gap with leader India, according to a research done by a Canada based firm. ANI

Raja rules out resignation over 2G spectrum issue
Information Technology and Communication Minister A. Raja on Friday ruled out his resignation over the 2G spectrum issue, saying he will prove that everything that he has done has been according to the law. ANI

CBI likely to file case in Adarsh Housing scam today
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to file a case in the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam today. ANI

Chidambaram to visit Assam today
Home Minister P Chidambaram will undertake a day-long visit to Assam today to review the law and order situation in the wake of killings by National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants and the proposed dialogue with ULFA. ANI

Sporting Spectacle - The Asian Games 2010.
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Prakash Industries Limited – Summary of Financial Performance For Q2, FY11
Highlights – Second Quarter: . Net Sales Rs. 421 Crores . EBIDTA Rs. 92 Crores . PAT Rs. 71 Crores Prakash Industries Ltd (PIL), a business house with interests in steel & power has reported a stable financial performance for the quarter ended September 2010. The company reported a 11.5% increase in the Net Sales/Income from operations to Rs. 421 crores from Rs Business Wire India to Spur Indian Dental Business Through Famdent Show 2010
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PlaySpan Launches In-App Mobile Payments for Android
PlaySpan today announces the launch of UltimatePay Mobile, a virtual currency and micropayments monetization widget for leading smartphone platforms. The initial private beta launch will support HTML5, designed to work on all Android* smartphones, as well as Nokia phones with WebRuntime installed Business Wire India

Tesco HSC India Appoints Dayanand Allapur as Head of Human Resources
New Delhi, India – November 11, 2010 - Tesco Hindustan Service Centre (Tesco HSC), the global services arm for Tesco, world’s third largest retailer, today announced the appointment of Dayanand Allapur as Head of Human Resources Business Wire India

India’s Silicon Valley to Pay Tribute to One of The Fathers of Business Computing
Bangalore, India, November 12, 2010: The Prestigious Pinkerton Lecture of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) will be held in India for the first time on November 26, 2010 in the Convention Centre at the Infosys Technologies Campus in Bangalore. The Founder-Chairman of Infosys, Mr. N. R Business Wire India

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