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Sharad Yadav hails victory of NDA in Bihar
Hailing the victory of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Bihar Assembly polls, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) President Sharad Yadav on Wednesday said the results are the outcome of the socio-economic development programme implemented by the Nitish Kumar-led coalition government in the state. ANI

Retirement age of faculty doctors to be raised: Azad
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Gulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday announced that the Central Government is considering the possibility of raising the retirement age of faculty doctors of medical colleges from 65 to 70 years. ANI

Fake currency worth Rs four lakhs seized in West Bengal
West Bengal Police seized fake Indian currency worth Rs four lakhs near the Siliguri Junction Railway Station on Wednesday. ANI

Dr. Karan Singh receives 'Dayawati Modi Award 2010 for Art, Culture and Education'
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari presented the 'Dayawati Modi Award 2010 for Art, Culture and Education' to MP Dr. Karan Singh at a function here on Wednesday. ANI

2G scam: ED questions corporate lobbyist Radia
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday questioned high profile corporate lobbyist Nira Radia for her alleged role in the 2G Spectrum scam. ANI

BJP looks upon victory in Bihar as harbinger of national trend
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari and senior party leader Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday marked the victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Janata Dal-United (JD-U) alliance in Bihar as a trend for future victory at the Centre. ANI

BJP JD-U alliance sweeps Bihar Assembly polls, Nitish to take oath on Friday
Nitish Kumar will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the second term on Friday as his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Janata Dal-United (JD-U)- combine has bagged three-fourth majority winning 197 of the 230 seats, results of which have been declared so far. ANI

CBI arrests top bank officers for loan scam
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday took into its custody eight people including senior executives of different banks, whose executives gave loans to private builders in exchange for bribes. ANI

Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute starts its 'Silver Jubilee' celebrations
The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal PV Naik, accompanied by Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) President, Madhubaala Naik, presided over the annual day function of the Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute on Wednesday, which entered its 'Silver Jubilee' year. ANI

Will support Nitish, but introspect reasons for defeat: Lalu, Paswan
Congratulating Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the victory of his National Democratic Alliance (NDA)-Janata Dal-United (JD-U) alliance, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad and Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) President Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said they would support the Nitish Government, adding that they would also introspect on the reasons for their defeat. ANI

Need for solution to end water accumalation in residential areas: Walia
Delhi Urban Development and Finance Minister Dr. A.K. Walia today underlined the need of finding a permanent solution to the problem of accumulation of water at various places across Laxmi Nagar, Ramesh Park on other side of M.B. Pushta Road. ANI

After landslide win, Nitish promises to work harder for the people of Bihar
Terming the victory of his NDA-JD(U) alliance as a victory for development, Nitish Kumar on Wednesday, pledged to work harder for the betterment of Bihar during his second innings. ANI

Chidambaram congratulates Nitish Kumar for good showing in Bihar polls
Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday congratulated the JD(U)-BJP alliance for its good showing in the Bihar elections. ANI

Politics of development will work in country: Gadkari
Describing the JD (U)-BJP combine's performance in the Bihar polls as "unprecedented", BJP president Nitin Gadkari said the voters have cast their votes in favour of the good work done by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. ANI

Shameful opposition is targetting PM who is 100 percent above board: Sonia Gandhi
Congress party President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday accused the opposition of targeting Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh over the 2G spectrum scam, and described him as a man of integrity and a person '100 per cent above board'. ANI

Bihar polls: Rabri Devi loses Raghopur and Sonepur seats
Former Chief Minister Rabri Devi on Wednesday lost in both Raghopur and Sonepur Assembly seats. ANI

2G scam: Supreme Court reserves verdict on Swamy's plea to prosecute Raja
The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on a plea seeking a direction to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for grant of sanction to prosecute former Telecom Minister A Raja in the 2G Spectrum case. ANI

Andhra Pradesh CM Rosaiah resigns
New Delhi, Nov 24 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah resigned on Wednesday, paving the way for a new incumbent. ANI

Arab region is an important economic partner of India: Patil
Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has described the Arab region as an important economic partner of India. ANI

BJP says Yeddyurappa to stay on as Karnataka CM
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday said B S Yeddyurappa will continue as Chief Minister of Karnataka. ANI

Bihar polls a victory of merit over dynasty: Arun Jaitley
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Wednesday described the Bihar election results as a victory of meritorious leadership over dynastic politics. ANI

India, Syria committed to economic reforms: Patil
Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has said that her country and the Syrian Arab Republic are both committed to economic reforms and to achieving higher growth rates. ANI

Patil affirms importance of cementing bilateral, economic ties with Syria
Ahead of her four-day maiden visit to the Syrian Arab Republic, Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, has said that she would use her trip to cement bilateral, commercial and economic ties. ANI

Sikh bodies divided over change in Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom date
Representative institutions of the Sikh community are divided over a move by the Akal Takht to change the original date of the day Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh spiritual master, was martyred. ANI

Bihar has voted for development: Shahnawaz Hussain
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Wednesday said the people of Bihar have voted for development. ANI

NDA heads for clear victory in Bihar, Rabri Devi trails
The Nitish Kumar-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has been surging ahead towards a substantive win to retain power in Bihar Assembly polls by leading in 158 of the 215 seats for which trends were available. ANI

BJP to announce Yeddyurappa's fate today
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari will announce the fate of Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who is facing allegations of land scam. ANI

NDA takes early lead in Bihar Assembly polls
The Nitish Kumar-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) took an early lead as counting of votes for the 243 assembly seats of Bihar began on Wednesday. ANI

Real Madrid C.F. Relies on CA ARCserve to Protect its Corporate Data
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) announced that Real Madrid C.F., one of the most successful and renowned football clubs in the world, is using CA ARCserve® Backup software to help ensure the protection, availability and recovery of all the Club’s corporate data and systems. Real Madrid C.F Business Wire India

ESPN STAR Sports Scores Renewal Sponsorship for Castrol Football Crazy
ESPN STAR Sports (ESS), Asia’s top sports content provider, announced that Castrol will continue its association with Castrol Football Crazy as title sponsor for the 2010/2011 football season, one of the region’s most popular football entertainment shows. The much-loved programme kicked off on 4th November and is aired across the region every Thursday at 8.00pm on ESPN Business Wire India

SNAP Registrations Enter Final Lap
As the run up to major PG entrance tests heats up Symbiosis International University has announced that there will be no extension of deadlines for the registrations- 26th November being the final date. The University stated that the test will be held on the same date as earlier announced - 19th December. It is a common practice for the test to close dates to register a week before Business Wire India

Canon Brings Advanced Functionalities with the Launch of Canon ImageRUNNER ADVANCE C2000 Series
Canon India Pvt. Limited, India’s No 1. Complete Digital Imaging Company, to build on the asset of imageRUNNER ADVANCE print architecture platform introduces the C2000 series including imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2020 and C2020H Business Wire India

Innovative Marketing to Help Self-monitoring Blood Glucose Systems Market in India Hit a Sweet Spot, Finds Frost & Sullivan
With 30 million cases and counting, India is home to the second-largest population of diabetics in the world. By 2025, the country is expected to account for 20 percent of the world’s diabetic population. However, currently, more than 90 percent of the self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG) market in India is untapped Business Wire India

Jubilant Energy N.V. Admission to Trading on AIM and Completion of Placing
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VINJEY Software Bags the Red Herring 100 Asia Award
VINJEY Software Systems, leading Embedded Software IP Solution Company has bagged the coveted “Red Herring 100 Asia” award. The award recognizes the 100 private Asian firms driving the future of technology Business Wire India

BMW Plant Chennai Rolls Out the 10000th Car
BMW Plant Chennai today rolled out the 10000th car from its assembly line. “It is a moment of great pride and joy for us at BMW Plant Chennai to roll-out the 10000th car made in India. The BMW Plant Chennai team is very excited with the achievement of this milestone in less than four years and looks forward to fulfil the increasing demand for BMW cars in India Business Wire India

Logistics Market in the United Arab Emirates Set to Record Revenues of $7.03 billion in 2010, Finds Frost & Sullivan
Situated at the crossroads of the Asia-Europe and Asia-Africa trade routes, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is at a vantage position for conducting trade between countries in the Eastern and Western hemispheres. Geographic positioning has proved to be a major advantage for the logistics industry in the UAE Business Wire India

eMudhra and Microsoft Launch the Next Generation Personal Finance Management Product, eMudhra MyMoney
eMudhra today announced the launch of eMudhra MyMoney, a non-intrusive personal finance management product that enables fiscal prudence for a consumer Business Wire India

Tejesh Joins Spectacle Industries Board as Chairman
Tejesh, a veteran socio-techno-savvy professional in the IT and Green Tech industry, has joined as Chairman of the Board of Spectacle Industries (BSE: 512413 | NSE: SPECTACLE). Tejesh will oversee all strategic and operational aspects of the Spectacle Industries Business Wire India

element14 Offers Latest AC/DC LED Solutions from RECOM
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First Book by an Indian Author on the Shroud of Turin to be Released This Week
THE SHROUD OF TURIN: An imprint of the Soul, Apparition, or Quantum Bio-Hologram, authored by Chidambaram Ramesh and published by CinnamonTeal Publishing is an excellent addition to the Shroud Literature. The April 2010 public exposition of the Shroud in Turin has dazzled millions and this book is an excellent aid to satisfy the curiosity of a Shroud enthusiast Business Wire India

Avery Dennison Increases Capacity at Pune Facility to Help Companies Serve India's Rapidly Growing Consumer Market
As brand labeling plays an increasingly important role in South Asian consumer purchasing decisions, Avery Dennison is increasing its commitment to grow the Indian packaging industry Business Wire India

Disposable Volk Vitrectomy Lenses Deliver High Resolution Convenience
Volk Optical has expanded its Disposable Vitrectomy Lens line with five new Direct Image lenses. The direct image lenses provide excellent visualization for a range of vitrectomy procedures with time-saving, disposable convenience Business Wire India

Empronc Solutions Launches BAZ 2.3, the New Version of its Enterprise Spend Process Management Solution
The Mumbai based Empronc Solutions today announced, the launch of its latest version of the Spend Process Management Solution, BAZ 2.3. The new version goes to market with new value adding features in the area of integrated bar coding for business transaction documents, mobile integration features for smart phone enabled on-line approvals, business intelligence and catalogue management Business Wire India

TL Jones Supplies Elevator Safety and Information Systems to Dr L H Hirananadani Hospital in Mumbai
TL Jones has recently supplied its Microscan M150 infrared light curtains, E-motive Evolution S2 elevator display systems, 3D elevator hall lanterns and LED down-lights to the prestigious Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital in Mumbai Business Wire India

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