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Mukesh Ambani to shift to his new abode in Mumbai
Industrialist Mukesh Ambani will soon move into his new mansion valued at 1.8 billion U.S. dollars in Mumbai. ANI

Defence Ministry denies any violation of UAV limits at CWG opening ceremony
Ministry of Defence has strongly denied the report, appearing in a section of media on Saturday, stating that an Indian Air Force Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) descended below 6,000 feet during the opening ceremony of CWG. ANI

BJP denies report about Advani not canvassing in Bihar polls
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) denied the reports about the party's top leader Lal Krishna Advani not campaigning for the candidates in the ensuing Bihar polls. ANI

DRDO test flies Rustom unmanned aircraft
"RUSTOM", the medium altitude long endurance Unmanned Arial Vehicle (UAV) being developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment, a premier Defence Research and Development Organisation lab specializing in UAVs and flight control systems, was successfully flown in its maiden flight here on Saturday. ANI

Army sets up school in Pahalgam to educate students, shun violence
In a bid to motivate students towards their academics after the series of curfews in the Kashmir Valley, the Army has set up the Army Goodwill Public School (AGPS) in Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam town. ANI

Dussehra greetings to all Indians from President Pratibha Patil
The President, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, on Saturday greeted the nation on the eve of Dussehra festival, which will be celebrated across the country on Sunday. ANI

Black Cats to protect Jayalalithaa during Madurai demonstration
After series of anonymous threat letters, phone calls and messages sent to the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo J. Jayalalithaa, the AIADMK cadres in rural Coimbatore has formed 'Black Cat' force a month ago to meet the challenge. ANI

Manipur's investment company dupes thousands of depositors
A huge crowd of investors on Saturday gathered outside the residence of an agent of a non-banking financial company. ANI

Artisans from across the country assemble for 'Shilpotsav 2010' at Delhi Haat
Shilpotsav 2010, the annual fair of artisans from different parts of the country commenced here on Saturday at Dilli Haat near INA Market. ANI

Kapil Sibal calls for a neighbourhood book policy
Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal has said that there should a neighborhood book policy in the country. ANI

Chidambaram lauds people of Delhi for their attitude towards security arrangements
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said on Saturday that there has been an attitudinal change in the people of Delhi towards security arrangements as well as that of the Delhi Police personnel in the wake of recently concluded Commonwealth Games. ANI

Vice President Hamid Ansari greets the nation on Dussehra eve
The Vice President, Mohmamd Hamid Ansari, today greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, which will be celebrated across the country on Sunday. ANI

Akhara Parishad's Mahant Gyandas slams BJP leader Vinay Katiyar for mosque remarks
Mahant Gyandas, one of the main petitioners in the Ayodhya mosque-temple land title suit, slammed Bharatiya Janata Party Vice President Vinay Katiyar here on Saturday over his alleged comments which favoured the Muslim community in the issue related to construction of mosque in Ayodhya. ANI

Durga Puja celebrated with great fervour in West Bengal
People in West Bengal celebrated 'Durga Puja' with deep fervour and traditional rituals on Saturday, as people in different parts of the country today marked Mahanavami, the last day of five-day Durga Puja festival. ANI

Pune women become expert electricians
A group of about 150 enterprising women are being trained by the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (MSETCL) in Pune in maintaining the power transmission lines. ANI

Muslim craftsmen make effigy of Ravana in Varanasi
Ahead of the Dussera festival, artisans belonging to the Muslim community are preparing a giant effigy of Ravana in Varanasi. ANI

Bangalore pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore during Durga Puja
Residents of Bangalore paid tribute to renowned Nobel Prize winner Rabindratnath Tagore at a community Puja pandal during the ongoing Durga Puja festival. ANI

Elect Congress for development in Bihar, says Manmohan Singh
Describing Congress as party of the common man, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday urged people of Bihar to vote in favour of the Congress to bring the State on the development path. ANI

Remains of 1300 years old ancient temples found near Bhopal
Scientists of the Archaeological Department have found out the remains of 1300 year old ancient temples at Ashapuri village near Bhopal. ANI

The "miracle" Royal Marine who survived a Taliban bullet through his brain
Recalling the time when a bullet went clean through his brain during a battle in Afghanistan, a Royal Marine has said that he owes his life to the goggles he wore and added that people now say "I'm a walking miracle." ANI

Sonia Gandhi meets CWG medallists, Kalmadi kept out
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday met Commonwealth Games 2010 medal winners here today. ANI

Maoist threats loom large ahead of Bihar Assembly polls
As polls to the Bihar Assembly draw nearer, Maoist threats in Gaya region have upset the campaigning by the contesting candidates. ANI

Chidambaram willing to give inputs for CWG probes
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said his Ministry was ready to give inputs to the appropriate authorities looking into allegations of corruption relating to the XIX Commonwealth Games. ANI

Chidambaram congratulates Delhi police for CWG foolproof security
Home Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday praised Delhi Police Commissioner Y. S Dadwal for doing a tremendous job of providing flaw-less security during the XIX Commonwealth Games in Delhi. ANI

Kathua residents suffer due to non-availability of rehabilitation package
Residents of Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district are suffering as they have not been provided with the rehabilitation packages announced by the Punjab Government during the construction of the Ranjit Sagar Dam. ANI

BSF ready to stop cross border infiltration during winter in J-K
Siddharth Chattopadhyay, Inspector General (IG) of the Border Security Force (BSF), has said that strategies are in place to stop cross-border infiltration of militants during the winter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district. ANI

Lalu slams Nitish for mounting inflation in Bihar
Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has slammed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for failing to control mounting inflation. ANI

Manmohan Singh to campaign in Bihar today
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh would visit Bihar on Saturday to campaign for Congress candidates contesting in Assembly polls. ANI

Rajpaksa Govt unwilling to set timeframe for devolving powers to Tamils
The Sri Lankan Government seems to be unwilling to set any anytime frame for the implementation of the 13th amendment, which consists of a devolution package for minority Tamils. ANI

Unichem Total Income Grows by 15.7%
The Board of Directors of Unichem Laboratories Ltd at their meeting held on October 16, 2010 approved the Second Quarter [Q2] for FY 2010-11. The Company recorded a total income of Rs. 202.04 Crore for the quarter ended 30th September 2010 as against Rs. 174.65 Crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous year, showing an increase of 15.7%. The Company recorded a Net Profi Business Wire India

Reebok Gives Energy to Zigtech with New TV Advertising Campaign
Reebok is all set to energize its iconic ZigTech shoe with two new television commercials featuring star cricketers MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh. The new commercials combine animation with live action to bring athletes’ training regimens and personalities to life in a fun and unexpected manner. Business Wire India

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