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Uttar Pradesh environmentalists spread awareness about water pollution
Environmentalists completed a 25-days long voyage from Yamunotri glacier in the Himalayas to Prayag in Allahabad on Sunday to spread awareness about water pollution. ANI

Manmohan Singh asks universities to groom global leaders
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on Monday said with India modernizing and playing a larger role in world affairs, the country will need global leaders in education, entrepreneurship, technology and management. ANI

S P workers celebrate Mulayam Singh's birthday in Lucknow
Scores of Samajwadi Party workers gathered here on Monday to celebrate the 72nd birthday of their party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. ANI

Nobody has asked me to resign: Yeddyurappa
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who arrived here on Monday evening to meet the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) top brass said nobody in the party has asked him to quit. ANI

Maoists kill two villagers in West Midnapore
Suspected Maoists killed two villagers in West Bengal's West Midnapore District on Monday. ANI

Underprivileged children enjoy a day of amusement in Chennai
Over 2,000 underprivileged children enjoyed a day of entertainment including a platform to display their creative traits at an event, which was organised by the Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (AIESEC) in Tamil Nadu's Chennai city on Sunday. ANI

Brinda Karat demands Yeddyurappa's resignation over land scam row
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Brinda Karat on Monday demanded the resignation of Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa for his alleged involvement in the land scam. ANI

One killed, four injured in Vadodara chemical factory fire
A worker was killed and four others sustained burn injuries when a massive fire engulfed a chemical factory here on Monday morning. ANI

CWG scam: Former officials remanded to three-days CBI custody
A Delhi court on Monday remanded former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC) officials T S Darbari, Sanjay Mahendroo and M Jayachandran to three days Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody in connection with the alleged irregularities in the Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) event in London last year. ANI

Afghan handicrafts, dry fruits lure retailers at Delhi IITF
Handicrafts and several other items made by women from Afghanistan lured retail buyers at the India International Trade (IITF) Fair 2010 here over the weekend. ANI

Imphal youngsters enthralled by Metronome
Metronome, the annual musical event, enthralled youngsters here over the weekend. ANI

Now, poll bank accounts must for candidates: Moily
Union Law and Justice Minister M Veerappa Moily on Monday informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply that the Election Commission of India has suggested and issued new directives requiring all election candidates to henceforth open exclusive poll bank accounts and have their expenses monitored by shadow expenditure registers. ANI

IAF undergoing a major modernization process: Western Air Command chief(Re-issue with corrections)
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P V Naik addressed the annual Commanders Conference of the Western Air Command (WAC) here on Monday. ANI

Devotees celebrate Lord Krishna's love for Radha in Tripura
Devotees celebrated 'Maha Raas', which marks Lord Krishna's love for his beloved Radha on the occasion of Kartik Poornima during the weekend.irls in traditional attire enacted the role of 'Gopis' and danced around the idols of Lord Krishna and Radha. ANI

Injured 12-foot long python retrieved in Purulia
A 12 foot-long python has been retrieved from Barundih village in West Bengal's Purulia District. ANI

Navi Mumbai airport gets environment ministry's clearance
The Environment and Forest Ministry on Monday gave fullclearance for the construction of a new international airport in Navi Mumbai. ANI

N.Korea engaged in secret operations in Myanmar: London Varsity scholar
A renowned London University scholar on Myanmar has confirmed that "North Korea is present in Myanmar and is engaged in work not open to public". ANI

2G scam: Prime Minister not guilty: Swamy
Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy, who is the chief petitioner in the 2G Spectrum case, on Monday told the Supreme Court that there was no malafide on the part of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, and added that he was badly advised on the issue. ANI

IAF undergoing a major modernization process: Air Chief
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal PV Naik on Monday said the Indian Air Force (IAF) is undergoing a major modernization process and the Western Air Command (WAC) occupies a unique position in this transformation drive ANI

40 children down with fever after taking polio drops in Aurangabad
Around 40 children caught fever after they were administered anti-polio drops in Phulbari village in Maharashtra's Aurangabad District over the weekend. ANI

2G scam: Mukherjee's all-party meet ends without compromise
The all-party meet called by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee here on Monday to break the logjam in Parliament over the 2G scam, ended without compromise as the Opposition refused to let the Session work till the government agreed to a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe. ANI

Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa ignores Delhi, seeks divine solace at Puttaparthi
Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has ignored summons to reach Delhi on Monday morning as directed by his party top brass and left for Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh to "seek the blessings" of Sri Satya Sai Baba. ANI

2G scam: JPC ruckus in Parliament, adjourned till Tuesday
Both House of Parliament were adjourned till Tuesday as opposition members continued to demand a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G spectrum allocation scam. ANI

SC raps government, asks how CVC will function in light of criminal case
The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Central Government if Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) P.J. Thomas could function effectively in view of various charges levelled against him. ANI

2G scam: Parliament adjourned till noon
Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till noon as opposition members continued to demand a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into 2G spectrum allocation scam. ANI

CWG scam: Darbari, Mahendroo to be produced in Court today
Former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC) officials T S Darbari and Sanjay Mahendroo will be produced in court today. ANI

2G logjam: Pranab Mukherjee to meet Opposition today
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will hold another round of discussions with the opposition to break the logjam in Parliament over the 2G scam today. ANI

Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa's fate in Gadkari's hands, final decision today
Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa will meet Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari here today to plead against his removal over allegations of land scams. ANI

Progressive Infotech Becomes Microsoft Cloud Accelerator Partner
Progressive Infotech, a leading independent provider of IT Infrastructure Solutions and Services today announced that it is Microsoft Cloud Accelerator Partner. This partnership will enable Progressive to generate revenue more efficiently with faster deployments, service customers remotely, and benefit from a recurring revenue stream from the subscription-based offering Business Wire India

Syndeohealth Partners with Nargund Research Foundation
Syndeohealth, India's leading Physician Relationship Management Company, today announced that it has partnered with Bangalore based Nargund Research Foundation, to make it easy for physicians to access clinically relevant information on drugs. Dr. H Business Wire India

SnapDeal.com Breaks into the 100 Most Visited websites of India, within 9 months of Inception
The e-commerce phenomenon in India has a new Poster boy – from obscurity 9 months back to becoming one of India’s most visited site Snapdeal.com has come a long way in a short span. Recently Alexa Internet Inc., the most intelligent web navigation company that lists top sites available by country, language or in a category, has ranked Snap Deal among the 100 most visited websites of India Business Wire India

2adpro Claims a Top Spot Among Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 in India
Ad2pro Media Solutions Private Limited (www.2adpro.com), the leading provider of high-volume advertising design and production services for global customers requiring rapid turnaround, has been named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 in India, recognizing the country’s fastest growing technology, media and telecom companies Business Wire India

ESPN Software India Appoints Aloke Malik as Managing Director for South Asia
Asia’s leading sports content provider ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) today announced the appointment of Aloke Malik as the Managing Director of its India operations, ESPN Software India (ESI). Aloke joins ESI from Idea Cellular where he was the Chief Operating Officer of the company’s East Operations Business Wire India

MeraCareerGuide.Com has Introduced its Online Dream Catcher Quiz Contest, which will Continue up to 7th of December, 2010
An online game contest has been introduced by MeraCAreerGuide.Com, a career counseling portal based out of Noida. The contest will go live on 22nd November, 2010 and will run for 15 days. The 'Dream Catcher' contest is an online quiz about 15 self-made Indian personalities, who have been role models for many. The test can be taken by anyone, irrespective of age and profession Business Wire India

FUNimation® Taps PlaySpan™ Platform to Bring Top Anime Videos to Millions of Gamers
PlaySpan, the global leader in monetizing online games, social networks, virtual worlds and videos, announced today an extensive content partnership with FUNimation Entertainment to sell hundreds of their premium anime shows on PlaySpan Marketplace Business Wire India

Riester Improves its Laryngoscope Range
Riester now offers new products in its Laryngoscope range. ri-dispo disposable laryngoscope blades and new LED and plug-in handles make Riester Laryngoscopes much more efficient and user friendly. New disposable Macintosh and Miller laryngoscope blades for single use are made from robust Makrolon® plastic Business Wire India

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