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Stranded tourists due to snowfall in Manali, safely rescued
Hundreds of tourists, who were stranded after an unexpected snowfall here, have been safely rescued. ANI

Home Ministry gives 'go ahead' to Delhi Police to register case against Geelani
The Union Home Ministry has given its approval to Delhi Police for registering a case against Kashmir's separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and few others for purportedly giving "hate speeches" at a seminar held in the national capital recently. ANI

Indo-US trade relations balanced than most other countries, say US officials
Describing the relations between India and the United States as a "partnership", instead of a "donor" and " recipient", top US officials on Monday said the forthcoming visit of President Barack Obama will focus on what the two countries can do together. ANI

Prasar Bharti justifies deal on telecast of 2010 Commonwealth Games
Prasar Bharti, while defending its deal with the UK-based SIS Live for telecast of Commonwealth Games, said here on Monday that the selection of the company was made with the approval of Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni. ANI

Coastal surveillance station will be commissioned in Tarapore, says Antony
Defence Minister A.K. Antony said here on Monday that Coastal Surveillance Network (CSN) station at Tarapore in Maharashtra would be commissioned very soon. ANI

Antony tells Army Commanders, situation in the neighbourhood volatile
The Defence Minister, A.K. Antony said here today that the situation in India's neighbourhood continued to be volatile, and will have to be vigilant. ANI

Income Tax raids BJP MLAs houses in Bangalore
Income Tax officials on Monday raided the residences of prominent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs in Bangalore. ANI

Elephant dies of stomach ailment in Gujarat
An elephant, suffering from a stomach ailment died in the forests near Surat in Gujarat. ANI

BJP leader Gadkari defends Ajmer blast accused Indresh Kumar
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari said that the police chargesheet accusing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar in the Ajmer shrine blast, is a political conspiracy. ANI

India aiming for real-time maritime domain awareness: Antony
Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday said that a Coastal Surveillance Network (CSN) station at Tarapore in Maharashtra would be commissioned very soon while inaugurating the 29th Annual Coast Guard Commanders' Conference in New Delhi. He said once it is put in place, the CSN system will provide a big boost to India's real time maritime domain awareness. ANI

Army cycle expedition arrives in Delhi
Former Indian Army chief General J. J. Singh, who is also Governor Arunachal Pradesh, received the cyclists of the 9 Maratha Light Infantry here on Sunday to conclude the expedition titled 'Ace of Spade Aman Yatra (Peace March)'. ANI

Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena demands construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya
Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena, a radical Hindu group, staged a demonstration here, demanding that the government pave the way to construct a temple in Ayodhya following the Allahabad High Court's verdict on the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Mosque title suit. ANI

CPI Marxist leader slams Banerjee over Kolkata metro mishap
Senior Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Biman Bose slammed Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee for her baseless allegations against his party over the recent metro train mishap in Kolkata. ANI

Army Commanders' Confer in New Delhi
Defence Minister A.K. Antony opened the five-day Army Commanders' Conference here on Monday. ANI

J-K interlocutors visit separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah's home
The three-member team of the Central government appointed interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir today met the ailing mother of jailed separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah at latter's residence in Srinagar. ANI

Devegowda demands dismissal of BJP Govt. in Karnataka
Former Prime Minister H.D. Devegowda on Monday called for the immediate dismissal of the B.S. Yeddyurappa-led BJP Government in Karnataka, accusing it of taking the practice of political horse-trading to a new low. ANI

Fate of blueline buses in Delhi to be decided today
The Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely is scheduled to meet the blueline bus owners today to decide the future of the bus services in the national capital. ANI

Terrorism high on agenda of Commonwealth Parliamentary conference
Issues relating to terrorism, naxalism and food security are being discussed during the Fourth India and Asia Regions Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) conference which began here on Monday. ANI

Interlocutors to meet J-K CM Omar Adullah
The three interlocutors appointed by the Central Government to seek out various shades of opinion in Jammu and Kashmir, are scheduled to meet Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and a cross section of people on Monday. ANI

Pak violates cease-fire in Poonch district, one soldier killed
A soldier was killed in indiscriminate firing by Pakistani troops in Krishna Ghati sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch District on Sunday night. ANI

Omar Abdullah to review security measures with Unified Headquarters
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will review security measures with the Unified Headquarters here on Monday. ANI

Intellect&#153 GUB M180 Addresses Banking Efficiency Challenge
Polaris Software Lab Limited (POLS.BO), a leading global Financial Technology company, today announced the launch of Intellect™ Global Universal Banking (GUB) M180, the most comprehensive enterprise banking solution. With a conservatively estimated over 70 lines of business, and well over 1,500 distinct products to be managed, complexity in banking is here to stay Business Wire India

Astral Poly Technik Delivers Robust Topline and EBITA Growth of 46 % and 47% Respectively in Q-2 , Board Declares Interim Dividend of 10%
Astral Poly Technik Ltd. Leaders in manufacturing of CPVC pipes & fitting announced the financial results for the Quarter ended on 30th September , 2010. Overview of Q2 FY 2010 v/s Q2 FY 2009 • Company’s sales from operations has increased by 46%, to Rs.99.60 Crore for the FY 2010 (Q-2) as against Rs. 68.12 Crore in FY 2009 (Q-2). • EBITA has increased by 47% to Rs. 13 Business Wire India

Popular Series Mann Ki Baat Addresses Psychological Problems and Mental Illnesses
After a short break in the telecast owing to the Commonwealth Games, ‘Mann Ki Baat’- Doordarshan’s popular series on Mental Health awareness is back on air, now demystifying Psychological Problems and Mental Illnesses for the regular viewer. The series has already covered psychosocial issues of children, adolescents, women, middle as well as old age Business Wire India

Indo-American Society (IAS) Appoints Mr. Snehal N Muzoomdar as its New President
The Indo-American Society (IAS), one of the premier institutions in the country, promoting Indo-US Educational, Cultural and Economic Cooperation today announced the appointment of its new President, Mr. Snehal N Muzoomdar for the year 2010-2011. Mr. Muzoomdar has replaced Dr. V Rangaraj as President Mr Business Wire India

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Wipro Wins Engagement with Global Financial Messaging Services Titan, SWIFT, to perform high End Testing
Wipro Technologies, the global Consulting, System Integration and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), today announced that it has entered into a relationship with SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), the global provider of standardized and secure messaging services to more than 9000 financial institutions in 209 countries and territories Business Wire India

Citi India Mobilized Over 1000 Employees Across 35 Projects in 26 Cities Joining 45,000 Volunteers Worldwide on “Global Community Day”
Over a thousand Citi India employees joined over 40,000 volunteers on Saturday, October 23, 2010 in more than 75 countries across the world on the company’s fifth “Global Community Day” Business Wire India

UFLEX Ltd Q2 FY10-11 Net Profit Up 341% at Rs. 203 crores
Uflex Ltd, the Bombay Stock Exchange (UFLEX: 500148) and NSE listed, India's largest flexible packaging company has set a benchmark registering a landmark growth of 341% increase in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 at Rs. 203crore as against Rs. 46 crore for the same period last year, the highest growth in any quarter registered so far Business Wire India

New Spectrometer from Ocean Optics Ensures Accurate Measurements in Extreme Environments
A new accessory from Ocean Optics ( is broadening the range of applications for its field-portable spectrometers. The SteadiQ provides a temperature controlled atmosphere, helping to stabilize temperature effects and eliminate temperature drift in inclement conditions or extreme temperatures from -20C to 50°C Business Wire India

MSLGROUP Launches New Brand Vision and Identity
MSLGROUP, Publicis Groupe’s flagship speciality communications, PR and events network, today launches a new brand identity and vision created to meet the rapidly changing needs of clients and marketplaces Business Wire India

Fact Certifier Launches Online Background Check Services For Individuals Across India
Fact Certifier today announced the launch of its background check services for individuals across India online at This service will enable individuals and families to check background history of people before they hire or otherwise start a relationship with Business Wire India

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