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India News on November 23, 2010

BJP leaders meet to take a decision on Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are presently holding a meet at senior party leader Bal Apte's residence to decide the fate of embattled Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who is facing corruption charges. ANI

Akal Takht announces new martyrdom day for Guru Teg Bahadur
Akal Takht has put off the original date of martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth spiritual master of the Sikhs. ANI

Allahabad women celebrate 'Sunder Dooj' on banks of River Yamuna
Scores of women gathered on the banks of the River Yamuna here on Tuesday to celebrate the festival of 'Sunder Dooj'. ANI

Maharashtra Home Minister Patil meets Kasab in Arthur Road Jail
Maharashtra Home Minister R.R Patil who visited the high security Arthur Road jail here on Tuesday, met Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. ANI

Congress leaders demand Orissa CM Patnaik's resignation over POSCO land
Congress leaders staged a sit in protest here on Tuesday and demanded the resignation of Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik alleging that rules were not followed, while giving land to South Korean steel major POSCO to set up its proposed $12 billion plant in the state. ANI

Lalu's worries will increase after Bihar poll results: Nitish Kumar
With the counting of votes for 243 Bihar Assembly seats scheduled for tomorrow, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday asserted that the poll results would add to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's troubles. ANI

Andhra CM Rosaiah meets Antony, no decision taken on Jagan
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah met Defence Minister A K Antony and Union Law and Justice Minister M Veerappa Moily here on Tuesday to discuss several issues related to his state, including possible Congress party disciplinary action against Kadapa MP Jaganmohan Reddy. ANI

Restoration work of flood channel Padshahi Bagh starts in Kashmir
Restoration work of the historical Padshahi Bagh flood channel has started here, to divert the excess water from the River Jhelum whenever flood situations arise. ANI

Corruption needs to be uprooted: Baba Ramdev
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has said corruption is India's biggest problem and needs to be uprooted. ANI

Wildlife activists protest elephant killings in Siliguri
Several voluntary environmental and wildlife organistaions staged a protest here on Tuesday, expressing their anguish over elephants killed by speeding trains in the forest areas. ANI

20-foot long shark found dead in Chennai port
A dead 20-foot-long shark has been retrieved from the waters off Chennai Port. ANI

American dancers perform aerial dance on Hyderabad's Golconda Fort
The American dance group 'Bandloop' recently performed an aerial dance on the walls of the historical Golconda Fort in Hyderabad to spread awareness about the environment. ANI

Two cargo ships collide in Hooghly River
Two cargo ships, both coming from opposite directions, collided on Tuesday in the Hooghly River. ANI

Europe Asia Business School hosts IIM Ahmedabad Confluence 2010 in Pune
The Europe Asia Business School played host to the Pune leg of National Business Olympiad, a flagship event of IIM-Ahmedabad Confluence, 2010. ANI

Kolkatans demand return of Bangla author Taslima Nasreen
Human rights activists, poets and singers observed a 'Shameful Day' here and demanded the return of controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen. ANI

2G scam: Supreme Court examines Manmohan Singh's affidavit
The Supreme Court on Tuesday examined the affidavit filed on behalf of the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, that rejects charges of inaction on the part of the PMO in the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

W.Bengal commuters enjoy ride in first AC double-decker train
The West Bengal Government has launched first air-conditioned double-decker train and people from all walks of life enjoyed the ride in ten coaches that included eight double-deckers and two power cars. ANI

Chinese university students forced to sign life, death contract
A university in China has come into the limelight after it forced 20,000 college students to sign a "life and death contract". ANI

Nine Maoists killed in Dantewada
At least nine Maoists were killed in a fierce encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada District on Tuesday. ANI

10 hospitalised after inhaling toxic gas in Mumbai
At least ten persons were hospitalised after inhaling Ammonia gas that had leaked from a tanker in Navi Mumbai on Tuesday. ANI

Asiad medal winners receive rousing welcome at Delhi airport
Indian athletes, including Ranjan Singh Sodhi, Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Mansher Singh and Zoravar Singh Sandhu received rousing welcome at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here on Monday. ANI

West Bengal CM concerned over soaring education costs
Kolkata, Nov 23 West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has expressed concern over the high cost of education, as underprivileged can't afford it. ANI

26/11 attack perpetrators should be brought to justice: UK defence Secretary
Britain's Defence Secretary Liam Fox has said that the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks 'should be brought to justice' and that a stable Pakistan is in the interests of the international community. ANI

Govt. committed to work with industry to ensure framework in labour sector: PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday said the Central Government is committed to working with trade unions and industry to ensure that the regulatory framework in the labour sector is conducive to both employment generation and workers' welfare and well being. ANI

Yeddyurappa to abide by party decision: Venkaiah Naidu
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that the embattled Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who is facing corruption charges, will abide by the party's decision. ANI

2G scam: Supreme Court to examine PM's affidavit today
The Supreme Court will on Tuesday examine the affidavit filed on behalf of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh that rejects charges of inaction on the part of the PMO in the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

Fusion Mixed Signal FPGAs Now Available in Extended Temperature Grade
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor technology aimed at building a secure, smart, connected world, today announced that Fusion mixed signal FPGAs are now available with 100% temperature screening from -55°C to +100°C Business Wire India

WNS Wins Special Award at ‘NASSCOM Corporate Awards for Excellence in Gender Inclusivity 2010’
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, was honored by the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) with a special award for Excellence in Gender Inclusivity at the ‘Inclusivity and Diversity Summit 2010’, held during 22-23 Nov., 2010, at ITC, Bangalore Business Wire India

Microsemi Corporation to Acquire Actel Corporation and Unveils 65-NM Embedded Flash Platform
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element14 Brand Launch: Presenting The Future
Premier Farnell plc officially announced that its business in the Asia Pacific region would unite under a single, powerful brand, element14. The company launched the exciting new brand with a series of activities, the first being a huge Supplier Event on 26 October 2010 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore Business Wire India

iBuzz Mobiles Now in India
• Launch Five models in first phase • Phones Available across six States in India Vertex Management Solutions Pvt. Ltd. today announced the launch of iBuzz Mobiles with the introduction of five mobile devices across six states in India Business Wire India

Affle Clinches Two Prestigious MMA Global Awards For it’s Path Breaking Mobile Marketing Campaign for Maruti Suzuki on Airtel
Mobile media leader, Affle, today announced that it has won the Mobile Marketing Association’s(MMA) Global & Asia Pacific Mobile Marketing Awards, for the best use of mobile media for branding purposes Business Wire India

Saviance Technologies Launches ‘Viburnix’
Saviance Technologies, a IT Consultancy and Cloud Software Solutions company, today launched ‘Viburnix’, a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive solution which caters to the specific ‘Alumni’ requirements’ of corporate, universities, colleges, schools and other educational institutions Business Wire India

Microsoft Launches Lync, Ushers in a new era of Business Communications
Microsoft Corp. today announced the general availability of Microsoft Lync, the next generation of communications that connects people in new ways. Starting today, anyone can download a free trial version of Lync at, and business customers can purchase Lync beginning Dec. 1, 2010 Business Wire India

RE/MAX India to Organize India's 1st Ever Real Estate Convention for New Age Brokers
In line with its mission to professionalize the real estate brokerage landscape, RE/MAX India, a part of the world's leading real estate network – RE/MAX, is going to organize India's 1st ever Real Estate Convention for Brokers called RE/MAX REALTY RENDEZVOUS Business Wire India

Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi, Uflex Chairman, Conferred with Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award at Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2010 India
Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi, Chairman & Managing Director, UFlex Limited- India's largest flexible packaging company was conferred with the much coveted Outstanding Entrepreneur Award at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) 2010 India. The award was presented to Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi in a glittering ceremony at Hyatt, New Delhi Business Wire India

New HydroPLuS™ Level Sensor from Diba Features Continuous Fluid Level Monitoring
Diba Industries’ new HydroPLuS™ level sensor features continuous monitoring of non-volatile fluid levels for clinical and scientific applications. Diba’s patent pending pressure sensing technology provides constant, accurate fluid level readings Business Wire India

Recent Oil Spills Make Asset Integrity Management Top Priority for Oil and Gas Companies Globally
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April this year brought with it severe global attention to the importance of maintaining oil and gas assets. The fact is, ensuring the integrity of oil and gas assets is not just fiscally important but also has safety, health and environmental implications Business Wire India

Indian Government on Track to Meet Road Construction Target
“The government is geared up to meet the target of building 20 km of highways a day. We are currently doing around 12 km a day. By next year, we will have work in progress on over 25, 000 km of highways Business Wire India

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