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Winter Session of Parliament to commence from November 9
The Winter Session of the Parliament will commence from November 9. ANI

Mayawati wants Rs.2351 cr assistance from Centre for UP's flood hit areas
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday called on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in the capital to seek Rs.2,351 crore as a relief package from the Centre for the flood-ravaged areas of the State. ANI

President Patil's thanks to international community for support in becoming member of UNSC
President Pratibha Patil on Monday said that India is grateful to the international community for the support and the confidence shown by them to India's capability to be a voice of stability as well as development in global affairs. ANI

Babbar Khalsa International militant escapes from Police custody in Hoshiarpur
A militant of the banned outfit Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) managed to escape from detention on Monday in Punjab's Hoshiarpur District. ANI

Concessions to benefit Tsunami affected fishermen of Puducherry
To assist the Tsunami affected fishermen of Puducherry, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, on Monday ordered relaxation of relevant rules to ensure that they can avail enhanced benefit on their security deposits. ANI

Murli Deora expects India and US collaborate in shale gas exploration
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Murali Deora said here today that the country is planning to enter a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United States during the forthcoming visit of the U.S President Barack Obama in shale gas exploration. ANI

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi meets Industry Minister Anand Sharma in New Delhi
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi met Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, here on Monday. ANI

France supports India's bid for permanent UNSC seat
India's bid to get a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) got another boost on Monday after a top French military official assured of full support. ANI

India, Germany to impart fresh momentum to their efforts for UNSC reforms
India and Germany on Monday decided to impart fresh momentum to their efforts for reforms of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and pledged to work with two other G-4 Members; Japan and Brazil to achieve the desired objective. ANI

Germany supports Indian initiative on International Terrorism
Germany today extended support to Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT), which was proposed by India in the United Nations. ANI

Jharkhand police arrest two Maoists in Palamu
The Jharkhand police arrested two Maoists after a fierce gun-battle in Jharkhand's Palamu district on Monday. ANI

Northeast artistes hold audience spellbound at Dill Haat
On the sidelines of the recently held Commonwealth Games, an attempt was made to showcase India's rich and diverse cultural heritage to the world by artistes from various parts of northeast region of the country. ANI

Parliamentary Committee recommends death penalty for hijackers
A Parliamentary Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture, has recommended for death penalty for hijackers, if they caused death, and also for enhancement of the ambit of the crime to include trains and buses, along with aircrafts. ANI

Naga women cops impress all during Commonwealth Games
Performance of the first all-women police battalion from Nagaland was appreciated by one and all during the recently concluded Commonwealth Games here. ANI

DMK minister Napoleon's car attacked in Madurai
Union DMK minister D Napoleon's car was attacked by the All India Anna Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (AIADMK) activists here on Monday afternoon. However, the Minister is safe. ANI

Suspense in Karnataka continues, Court divided over disqualification issue
The Karnataka High Court was split on the disqualification of 11 Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs by the Speaker and the issue will now be heard by a third judge on Wednesday. ANI

Five armoured corps regiments to get President colours
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will present Colours to five-T 90 regiments at a parade to be held at Babina in Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi Districtn October 19. ANI

Jammu and Kashmir police defuse explosive device in Srinagar
The Jammu and Kashmir police detected an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) outside a police control room and defused it here on Monday. ANI

German Foreign Minister meets PM Manmohan Singh
The German Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle, met Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in the national capital on Monday. ANI

Army organizes exhibition in Madurai to motivate youth
The Army organized a five-day long exhibition in Madurai, to motivate the youth of the country and to create mass awareness. ANI

Forest officials recover body of leopard in Mussoorie
The forest administration in Mussoorie recovered the body of a leopard believe to be killed in a road accident. ANI

Poppy cultivation spread over 92 kanals of land destroyed in J-K
The Jammu and Kashmir's Awantipora Police have destroyed Poppy cultivation spread over 92 kanals of land in village Kawani, falling under the jurisdiction of Police Station Awantipora. ANI

Man dies after fall while cutting grass in Baramulla in J-K
In a tragic incident, a man died here while cutting grass near near Nadyan Nullah, as he fell off the hill. ANI

Govt. launches Rs. 350 cr project to set up radar sensors along coastlines
In a bid to prevent terrorists entering the country from coastal areas, as they did for carrying out Mumbai terror attack, the Government has launched a 350-crore rupees project to set up radar sensors along the country's coastlines for surveillance. he chain of radar sensors along the entire 7,517-km coastline, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep is being set up by the Coast Guard. ANI

Sonia Gandhi calls Nitish Kumar an opportunist
Launching veiled attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday described Nitish as an opportunistic politician. ANI

French Chief of Defence Staff in New Delhi
French Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Edouard Guillaud is in New Delhi ahead of French President Nicolas Sarkozy's visit to India in December, in a bid to enhance military ties between the two countries, as Paris looks to firm up its position as a reliable arms supplier to India. ANI

Maoists trigger landmine blast in Orissa
Maoists triggered a landmine blast near a BSF camp in Orissa's Malkangiri district on Monday. ANI

Mayawati to meet PM today
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati will meet Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Monday to seek a special package for flood hit districts of the state. ANI

Jayalalithaa to hold rally in Madurai today
Despite getting over a dozen threat letters, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Supremo J Jayalalithaa will address a rally here today. ANI

GoM to meet over CWG row
The Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy on the Commonwealth Games will meet here today. ANI

26/11 case: Bombay HC to take up Kasab's hearing today
The Bombay High Court will hear from today the arguments on confirmation of death sentence awarded to Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab for his role in the 26/11 attacks. ANI

Karnataka crisis: High Court to decide rebel MLAs' fate today
The Karnataka High Court will today commence the final hearing on the petition filed by five Independent MLAs challenging their disqualification from the State Assembly. ANI

Biocon and Pfizer Enter into Global Commercialization Agreement
Biocon, Asia’s premier biotechnology company, and Pfizer, the world’s leading biopharmaceutical company, today announced that they have entered into a strategic global agreement for the worldwide commercialization of Biocon’s biosimilar versions of Insulin and Insulin analog products: Recombinant Human Insulin, Glargine, Aspart and Lispro. Pfizer will have exclusive rights to commercialize these Business Wire India

Wipro a Strong Performer in Security and Risk Consulting Services – Forrester
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Vivitek Introduces New D5 Series of Digital Projectors in India
Vivitek, a premium brand of visual display and presentation products, has added the new digital D5 Series projectors to its Indian product line-up. Designed for widescreen video applications and portability, the Vivitek D508, D509, D530, D520ST and D525ST provide brightness, connectivity and 3D-ready options. The Vivitek D5 Series of digital projectors are lightweight and packed with user-friendl Business Wire India

IPS: The Future of Flat Panel Displays
It is widely acknowledged that how technology has changed the lives of countless people. The good thing is that technology keeps changing itself from time to time as well! From the primitive black and white sets to the sleek LCD screens, technology in the television arena has truly come a long way. The latest to capture the imagination of consumers as well as manufacturers is the IPS (In-Plane Sw Business Wire India

Greenpeace Chooses Ameyo as the Solution Powering their Contact Center
Greenpeace is an international NGO working towards the protection and conservation of the environment. The organization is funded entirely by contributions from individual supporters and foundation grants. For the same, they have a dedicated unit that establishes contact with the supporters to carry out fund raising campaigns and also undertake market awareness campaigns about environmental issue Business Wire India

HDFC’s Financial Results for the Half-Year Ended September 30, 2010
The Board of Directors of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC) announced the results for the first half of the financial year 2010-2011, following its meeting on Monday, October 18, 2010 in Mumbai. The accounts have been subject to limited review by the Corporation’s statutory auditors in line with regulatory guidelines. Business Wire India

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