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CBI fails to name Kalmadi in FIR
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today failed to name Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi in its FIR despite having evidence against UK-based firm AM Films. ANI

Sohrabuddin fake encounter case: CBI asks SC to transfer case to Mumbai
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today filed a report in the Supreme Court seeking permission to transfer the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case to Mumbai on the grounds that the Gujarat Police was helping the former State Home Minister Amit Shah in the matter. ANI

Puri beach festival is a great boost to tourism: Orissa Tourism Minister
Orissa Tourism Minister Debi Prasad Mishra has said the 16th International Annual Puri Beach Festival is a boost to the tourism sector of Orissa and is very popular with foreign artists. ANI

Shopian residents unhappy over poor health facilities
Residents of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian District have expressed unhappiness over poor health facilities at the local hospital. ANI

Loan scam: CBI expands probe, serves notices on 21 companies(Lead: Loan)
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday served notices on 21 companies that had allegedly received loans from Indian public sector banks and financial institutions, a day after it arrested senior officials for sanctioning loans in return for bribes. ANI

Kumar, Modi to be sworn-in as Bihar CM, Deputy CM on Friday
Nitish Kumar and Sushil Kumar Modi will begin their second consecutive terms as chief minister and deputy chief minister of Bihar on Friday after being unanimously elected leaders of the Janata Dal (United) and the Bharatiya Janata Party legislature parties on Thursday. ANI

Central initiatives needed for expanding Kashmir youth job orbit: Abdullah
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that Central Government initiatives were required to expand the job orbit for youths in the state. ANI

Militant surrender policy will not endanger India: Abdullah
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday rejected criticism of his government's proposed surrender policy for youths who had ex-filtrated from Jammu and Kashmir for arms training in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Pakistan, saying that it would not endanger the country. ANI

Attack on Mirwaiz is a reaction to Hurriyat politics: Abdullah
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that the Kashmiri Pandit assault on Mirwaiz Omar Farooq in Chandigarh after he had allegedly made some anti-India remarks, should be seen as a reaction to Hurriyat politics and policies. ANI

Loan scam: CBI serves notice on 17 companies
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday served notices on 17 companies that had allegedly received loans from Indian public sector banks and financial institutions, a day after it arrested senior officials for sanctioning loans in return for bribes. ANI

BJP must initiate UPA-like measures to tackle corruption: Sonia
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should initiate UPA-like measures to tackle issues like corruption. ANI

Supreme Court questions CBI over 2G spectrum scam
The Supreme Court on Thursday questioned the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as why it has not questioned the former Telecom Minister A. Raja and his secretary in connection with the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

Mulayam says UPA Govt. "most corrupt" till date
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday, slammed the Central Government for being "the most corrupt government till date". ANI

Country better prepared to tackle Mumbai-type attacks: P.V. Naik
The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P. V. Naik said Thursday, that the country is now much better prepared to tackle Mumbai-type terror strikes. ANI

2G scam: No solution yet to resolve impasse, says Mukherjee
Even as proceedings inside Parliament remained paralysed for the tenth consecutive day on Thursday with no headway being made over the issue of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G scam, the government said it did not know how to end the impasse, but was trying to find a solution. ANI

Chidambaram to remember 26/11 victims on second anniversary
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram will participate in a commemoration function that would be held at the CNG filling station in suburban Borivli on Friday morning on the second anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes. ANI

Parliament adjourned till Friday over 2G scam impasse
With no headway being made over the issue of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G scam, Parliament stood paralysed for the tenth day on Thursday. ANI

Kashmiri Pandits attack Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz in Chandigarh
All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was attacked by Kashmiri Pandits for making an anti-India speech at a seminar in Chandigarh this morning. ANI

RTI reveals Govt.failure to protect public interest in climate talks
Information obtained under the Right To Information Act shows that the government put public interest at stake and risked the future of over a billion people in climate change negotiations. ANI

Agni-I missile test-fired off Orissa coast
India on Thursday test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-I strategic ballistic missile from the Integrated Test Range on Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast. ANI

BJP observers to elect Legislature Party leader in Bihar
A meeting of the newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators in Bihar is scheduled to be held here today to elect the leader of the legislature party. ANI

Sonia Gandhi to address rally in Allahabad
Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address a public rally here today on the occasion of the party completing 125 years. ANI

Krishna to visit Sri Lanka to review progress of bilateral projects
External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna will undertake a four-day visit to Sri Lanka beginning on Thursday, where he will participate in the seventh India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission meeting to review the progress of bilateral projects between the two nations. ANI

Kiran Reddy to be sworn in as Andhra Chief Minister today
Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kiran Kumar Reddy will be sworn-in as new Chief Minister of the State on Thursday. ANI

Chidambaram administers national integration pledge
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday administered a national integration pledge to officers and staff in the Ministry of Home Affairs on the last day of Communal Harmony Campaign Week here. ANI

HCL Infosystems Partners with Oracle to Strengthen its Positioning in the Business Intelligence Practice Space
HCL Infosystems Limited, India’s premier hardware, services and ICT system Integration Company today announced its partnership with Oracle to showcase their Business Intelligence (BI) offerings. The partnership reinforces HCL Infosystems strength and expertise in the BI domain Business Wire India

Alvarion Video Surveillance Solutions Provide Security During Kumbh Mela in India
Alvarion Ltd., the world’s leading provider of 4G™ networks and wireless broadband solutions, today announced that its video surveillance solutions were selected by the Uttarakhand Police to promote the safety of millions of visitors to Haridwar City during the Kumbh Mela, a religious procession that takes place every 12 years Business Wire India

ITpreneurs Successfully Completes First Batch of ITIL® v3 Expert Program Training in India
ITpreneurs, the global leader in IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT governance training solutions, today announced the successful completion of the first batch of its internationally acclaimed, blended ITIL Expert Program — the most preferred and efficient path for IT professionals to achieve ITIL Expert Level in one go. Ms. Anuradha Madhusudhanan, South Asia Region Head,ITpreneurs Business Wire India

'Wipro ClickLoyalty' Now Available on, the World's Most Popular Marketplace for Business Apps
Wipro Technologies, the Global Consulting, System Integration and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), today announced the availability of ‘Wipro ClickLoyalty’, a customer loyalty management solution on’s AppExchange 2. Built using Force Business Wire India

The 13th TCI Global Competitiveness Conference to Address the role of Cluster Formation in Competitiveness and Prosperity for Indian Businesses
• The conference to be held in Delhi NCR, from November 29 – December 3, 2010 • The conference content will include focus on cluster education, field visits to Indian renowned clusters and cluster prosperity through collaboration • The 5 day Conference will welcome 300 participants from over 50 countries • More information about the Conference is available at: www.competitiveness Business Wire India

5th Annual International Conference on Java Software to be Held in Pune, India
The 5th annual Conference On Java will be held on 10-11 December at the Hotel Deccan Rendezvous in Pune, India. The 2010 conference is the 5th consecutive year of world-class & vendor-neutral Java learning & discussion at the conference. Sessions & Registration details for the conference are on the web at - http://J10.IndicThreads Business Wire India

Jagran Solutions Activation Agency of the Year Makes a Clean Sweep at the World Brand Congress 2010 with 6 Wins
Jagran Solutions, India’s leading new age marketing agency that provides solutions for Brand Activation via Consumer Connect Strategies announced today that it has won 6 Awards across various categories at the Global Awards for Brand Excellence organized by the World Brand Congress 2010 held in Mumbai Business Wire India

High Resolution Near-Infrared Spectrometer with Spectral Response from 900-2500nm
Ocean Optics ( has expanded the capabilities of its small-footprint near-infrared spectrometers with the introduction of NIRQuest512-2.5. A high-resolution device with response from 900-2500 nm, NIRQuest512-2.5 is well suited to laser characterization and applications requiring longer integration times Business Wire India

Dr. Sreeni Tripuraneni Wins “ID Outstanding Achievement Award-2010”
4G IDENTITY SOLUTIONS (4G) announces the Chairman & CEO Dr. Sreeni Tripuraneni was awarded the 2010 “ID Outstanding Achievement Award” under the annual global “ID People Awards” series, in Milan, Italy. Dr Business Wire India

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