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Indian state will not allow its authority to be challenged: PM on naxalism
Describing naxalism as a grave threat to national security, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today asserted that the Indian State cannot and will not allow its authority to be challenged. ANI

President Pratibha Patil presents 57th national film awards
President Pratibha Patil presented D Ramanaidu, a veteran producer with 130 films in a dozen languages, the Dada Saheb Phalke award for his outstanding contribution to cinema while superstar Amitabh Bachchan received the best actor award for his role in 'Paa' here on Friday during the 57th national film awards presentation function. ANI

Chidambaram says police to take actions against speeches by Geelani
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said on Friday that the Delhi police will take action in accordance to law over the speeches made by the Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and others in a seminar in New Delhi. ANI

India-Japan conclude negotiations on CEPA, but agreement not to be signed during PM's visit
India and Japan will announce the conclusion of negotiations of Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) during Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's three-day visit to Japan which begins on Monday. However, the final agreement will not be signed during the visit. ANI

Prime Minister to embark on three-nation Asia tour on Sunday
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will undertake a three-nation official visit to Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam that begins this Sunday (Oct.24). ANI

Congress protests alleged horse-trading by BJP in Karnataka, turmoil continues
Congress party workers on Friday protested against the alleged horse-trading indulged by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bangalore. ANI

Pakistan Gurdwara invitation for Guru Nanak Dev 541st birth anniversary
To mark the 541st Birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (PSGPC) is celebrating the occasion at Guru Nanak Dev's birthplace, Nankana Sahib, situated in Sheikhupura district of that country. ANI

Normalcy in India- Pakistan relations unlikely, fears former Foreign Secretary V.K.Sibal
India-Pakistan relations are exceedingly complex, and normal tools of diplomacy are not adequate to resolve the multi-faceted problems that face them, according to V. K. Sibal, former Foreign Secretary of the country. ANI

Bhutan King meets President Pratibha Patil in New Delhi
Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck met President Pratibha Devisingh Patil here on Friday. ANI

H.T. Sangliana, 67, is an inspiration for north-eastern youth
H.T. Sangliana, who has been a civil servant and social worker, is today an inspiration for youngsters, especially of the northeast. ANI

Body of third Jaish-e-Mohammad militant recovered from Maluroo
Following the fierce gun battle between the security forces and Jaish-e-Mohammad militants, the security personnel on Friday recovered the body of the third militant killed in the encounter at the Maluroo area on the outskirts of Srinagar. ANI

US President Obama's trip will be historic, says Robert Blake
The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Robert Blake, on Friday said that US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to India would be an historic one. ANI

Congress contemplating disciplinary action against spokesman Mohan Prakash
The Congress party is reportedly planning to take disciplinary action against one of its spokesman, Mohan Prakash, after he equated party general secretary Rahul Gandhi with socialist leader Jai Prakash Narayan on Friday. ANI

Arun Jaitely criticises Centre for allowing pro-sedition conference in New Delhi
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitely on Friday, criticised the Central Government for allowing an anti-India and pro-sedition conference in New Delhi. ANI

Dal Lake beautification work resumes
The cleaning and beautification work of Dal Lake, Kashmir's most famous water body resumed. The operations were stalled for three months when curfews and strikes hit the region. ANI

Shared all information on Headley with India: Robert Blake
US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, Robert Blake, who is in Delhi to finalise the agenda for US President Barack Obama's November visit to India, said today 'all the information they had regarding David Headley was shared with India.' ANI

Rajasthan anti-terrorism squad arrests three Lashkar suspects
Rajasthan's Anti-Terrorist squad has arrested three suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba men. ANI

Three Army personnel killed in landslide in Baramulla
Three army personnel, including a captain, who had laid an ambush near the LoC were killed in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Uri sector of Baramulla District. ANI

Mobile phones seized from former RJD MP Shahabuddin in Siwan jail
A massive raid in the Bihar's Siwan Jail led to the recovery of three mobile phones allegedly from Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin, who has been convicted in seven criminal cases. ANI

Tibetan medicine being upgraded in Dharamshala
The Central Council of Tibetan Medicine (CCTM) organised a three-day workshop on continuing medical education in Dharamshala. ANI

Kashmir gets first snowfall of 2010, heavy rains lash valley
Temperatures dropped in the Kashmir Valley on Friday after the region's upper reaches received the first snowfall of the 2010 winter season, and heavy rains lashed the rest of the valley. ANI

Maoists hideout busted in Gaya
A police search party in Bihar unearthed a Maoist hideout in Gaya district on Thursday. ANI

Rahul Gandhi tells Nitish Kumar to stop 'flaunting' development
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has brought back the debate of Congress "common man versus NDA's Shining India to pin down Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's development plank. ANI

Dikshit pleased over Delhi getting Mission Convergence distinction at international level
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has expressed her pleasure over the city achieving a new milestone through its over two-year-old Mission Convergence program. ANI

President Patil to give away 57th national film awards
President Pratibha Patil will give away the 57th national film awards here today. ANI

Ecron Acunova Expands Operations in Bangalore
Ecron Acunova, one of the leading CROs in India, launched its second facility Functional Services Centre at Whitefield, Bangalore. Centre was dedicated by Prof. Jagdish Sheth, leading thinker on marketing and strategy from Emory University. This development centre is part of the growth plans of the company in the area of Medical and Pharmacovigilance services Business Wire India

ICC Names Castrol As Official Performance Partner
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TERI and the Government of Karnataka Organize the ‘Karnataka Sustainable Development Summit’, a Multi stake-holder discussion on the Best Practices in the area of Sustainable Infrastructure Development in the State
Business Wire India India Limited Schedules Second Quarter Ended September 30, 2010 Earnings Results Conference Call for October 28, 2010 India Limited (Nasdaq: REDF), one of the premier worldwide online providers of news, information, communication, entertainment, mobile and shopping services, will release its results for the Second Quarter ended September 30, 2010, at 8.00 am ET (5:00 am Pacific Time / 6:30 pm India Time) on Thursday, October 28, 2010. In conjunction with this release, Rediff Business Wire India

Polaris Launches School of Financial Technology
Polaris Software Lab Limited (POLS.BO), a leading Financial Technology Company today announced the launch of first phase of The School of Financial Technology, with the acquisition of a 50-acre facility owned by Catalytic Software Ltd., (CSL) Hyderabad; Principal shareholder of CSL being Catalytic Software, Inc. headquartered in Seattle Business Wire India

Geometric Posts 30.5% Q-o-Q Rise in Net Profits; Declares Revenues of Rs. 1,519.31 Mn, a Growth of 12% Q-o-Q
Geometric Ltd. (BSE: 532312, NSE: GEOMETRIC) today announced its Q2 FY 2010-2011 financial results. Highlights for quarter ended September 30, 2010 • 18.5% Y-o-Y growth in revenues in Rupee terms • PAT increases to Rs 138.18 Mn from Rs. 105.85 in Q1FY11, and from Rs 102.36 in Q2FY10; a rise of 30.5% and 35% respectively • Operating profit more than doubles from Rs 55 Business Wire India

Boston IT Solutions unveil their Latest Range of Venom Remote Workstations, Venom Hybrid GPU Compute Appliances, RenderPRO, Igloo NXStor Storage Appliance and Much More!
Boston IT Solutions (India) Private Limited today announced the launch of the latest evolution in their range of server, storage, workstation and hybrid GPU compute based solutions at the Broadcast India 2010 show at the Bombay Exhibition Centre taking place in Mumbai Business Wire India

Biocon Continues to Deliver Strong Performance
Commenting on recent developments, Chairman and Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw said, “This is an exciting time for Biocon. Our strategy of building and unlocking high value innovation in Biotechnology has seen us enter into a new phase of growth. The recently announced global commercialization alliance with Pfizer is a validation of this approach Business Wire India

Complete Range of Industrial Water Testing Equipment now Available from Palintest
Palintest, the leader in water analysis technology, now offers a complete range of testing equipment for industrial water applications. The latest addition to the company’s product range includes a new line of Drop Count Test Kits with patented drop tips to control droplet size while preventing leakage Business Wire India

Brooke Bond Tea Council here to Promote Health Benefits of Tea in Delhi
The Brooke Bond Tea Council held a debate on the subject ‘Is India losing a generation of Tea drinkers?’ at an event held in New Delhi today. The Brooke Bond Tea Council members dispelled myths and misconceptions existing around tea in their discussion and propagated the health benefits of tea Business Wire India

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