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East Delhi building collapse kills 16 natives of Bihar
At least sixteen natives of Bihar were killed in the four-storey building that collapsed in East Delhi's congested Lalita Park locality on Monday night. ANI

Non-Congress Governments responsible for Bihar's backwardness: Sonia Gandhi
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday held the non-Congress Governments during the past 20 years in Bihar responsible for its backwardness. ANI

Govt. will give appropriate response to SC's observation on 2G scam: Congress
Congress on Wednesday said the government will give an appropriate response to the Supreme Court's observation over the delay in Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh's response to a plea seeking prosecution of former Telecom Minister A Raja in the 2G spectrum allocation issue. ANI

Violence erupts in Kashmir Valley after Wednesday's Eid prayers
Protestors burnt a police vehicle near the Eidgah here on Wednesday as violence erupted in various parts of Kashmir Valley after the Eid prayers. ANI

Kumaraswamy demands CM Yeddyurappa's resignation over land scam
Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday demanded State Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa's resignation charging him of misusing his position to de-notify state-owned land to favour his sons. ANI

2G scam: PM should respond to Supreme Court's observation, says Advani
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani on Wednesday demanded that Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh should immediately respond to Supreme Court's remarks about the 11-month long-silence and inaction in responding to a plea for prosecution of former Telecom Minister A. Raja in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. ANI

Maoist cadre surrenders in Orissa
A Maoist rebel, involved in several crimes including killings and explosion, surrendered to the police in Orissa's Gajapati District on Wednesday. ANI

Maharashtra rice farmer's inventions put him in Forbes' list
A rice farmer from Nanded village in Maharashtra became celebrity as the 'Forbes' magazine named him in the Most Powerful Rural Indians list for his innovation in rice production. ANI

Bigg Boss 4, Rakhi Ka Insaaf to be screened after 11 PM, says Government of India
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has served a notice to television channels airing 'Bigg Boss 4' and 'Rakhi Ka Insaaf' to air them only after 11 p.m. as they are not suitable for viewing by children. ANI

Products by jail inmates popular at New Delhi's Trade Fair
Products made by Tihar jail inmates are attracting visitors in the ongoing India International Trade Fair (IITF) in New Delhi. ANI

New Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan to expand Cabinet
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will arrive here on Wednesday evening to meet the top Congress leadership to discuss the cabinet formation in the State. ANI

Female Maoist complains of torture, surrenders in West Bengal
A female Maoist Rumpa Mahato (30) has surrendered before the West Bengal Police in Bankura District. ANI

Efforts to boost investment in renewable energy
The Government of India is keen to bring new investments in renewable energy projects and help introducing market based competition in renewable energy sector. ANI

Stage collapses at Lalu Yadav's rally in Sasaram, kills child
An eleven year old child died as the stage collapsed at the venue of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's rally here on Wednesday. ANI

The young in Chattisgarh have education , but want it linked to careers
Chhattisgarh recently celebrated its 10th year of inception, a momentous landmark in the life of a young state and an old region ANI

Ruchika case: Punjab and Haryana High Court seeks details of Rathore's promotion
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday sought details from the Haryana Government on how former Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) SPS Rathore was promoted to the rank of DGP, when a complaint of molestation was pending against him. ANI

Delhi demonstration demands compensation from developed nations for climate change
Scores of farmers, workers, migrants, fisher folk, and tribals from all over the country participated in a 'National Peoples Tribunal on Climate Crisis' held here on Tuesday, where they narrated stories on how climate change has affected their lives, and sought compensation from the developed countries for climate crisis. ANI

Government receives 1400 complaints in implementation of MNREGA
Minister of State for Rural Development Pradeep Jain Aditya said they have received over 1400 complaints relating to misappropriation and diversion of funds and corruption in the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) from across the country. ANI

Two Maoists arrested in Gaya
Two Maoists were arrested by the Bihar Police in Gaya during a police raid in some areas keeping in view the security during the ongoing elections in the State. ANI

Delhi Police arrest owner of collapsed building in Laxmi Nagar
The Delhi police arrested Amritpal Singh (55) the owner of the building that collapsed in Laxmi Nagar in East Delhi killing over 66 people. ANI

New Maharashtra cabinet to be sworn in on Thursday
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has said, the list of Congress ministers to be inducted into his Cabinet is almost ready and the oath- taking ceremony is likely to be held tomorrow. ANI

Raja ignored Prime Minister's advice, says CAG
The Comptroller and Auditor General report has said that the then Telecom Minister A Raja had ignored the advice of the Prime Minister besides those of ministries of Law and Finance in the 2G spectrum allocation and caused a huge revenue loss to the Government. ANI

Manmohan Singh on role of Comptroller and Auditor General organization
The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said to ensure transparency in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) be permitted to look into the books of these infrastructure schemes. ANI

Government asked to explain delay in taking decision on 2G spectrum allocation scam
The Supreme Court has asked the Government to explain the delay in taking a decision on the issue of granting sanction to prosecute former Telecom Minister A. Raja in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. ANI

Id-ul Zuha celebrated across India today
Id-ul-Zuha is being celebrated across the country today with great enthusiasm and devotion. ANI

CAG should gain expertise in reviewing PPP projects, says President Patil
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has asked the government auditor to gain expertise in reviewing infrastructure sector projects being implemented under the PPP mode. ANI

Grameen Foundation and Microsoft bring Microfinance Leadership Summit on Technology to India
Grameen Foundation and Microsoft Corp. today announced the India launch of a joint initiative to help accelerate microfinance’s impact on poverty alleviation through the strategic use of technology Business Wire India

A Search for a Rural Toilet Design Begins on 19th Nov – the World Toilet Day
FINISH is launching an “innovation contest” to create new and improved sanitation systems for rural India, with rewards up to Rs. 620,000 (or 10,000 Euros) is up for grab. The contest is being launched on World Toilet Day - 19th Nov 2010. FINISH will incorporate the best innovations generated by the contest in thousands of toilets being installed in rural India under its programme Business Wire India

New Key Differ Database Improves Efficiency of Castell’s Iso-Lok Range of Lockout Tagout Products
Castell Safety International has launched an improved and more efficient padlock differ recording database for its Iso-Lok range of lockout tagout (LOTO) products Business Wire India

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