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CPI-Marxist cadre responsible for death of two PCAPA members, says Mukul Roy
Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy today blamed Communist Party of India (Marxist) cadres for the death of two civil liberty activists recently. ANI

Farooq Abdullah slams Kashmiri 'pro-freedom' lobby for 'seditious' remarks
National Conference President and Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday condemned the recent remarks made by Kashmir's 'pro-freedom' lobby. ANI

BJP demands arrest of Geelani, Arundhati Roy for sedition
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday demanded from the Government the arrest of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and writer Arundhati Roy for their recent objectionable remarks over Kashmir's integration with India. ANI

Congress Party appoints new State Chiefs
The Congress Party announced today the names of new Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) presidents, which were approved by the Congress President Sonia Gandhi after the deliberations. ANI

Chandigarh IT companies incur losses due to economic depression
The Information Technology (IT) companies in Chandigarh are incurring huge losses since past few months due to an unsupportive economic scenario. ANI

Siliguri sex workers organize fashion show
Sex workers organized a fashion show in West Bengal's Siliguri District. ANI

Media should stop paying attention to persons like Arundhati: Congress
Congress party on Tuesday urged the media to avoid giving unwanted attention to individuals like novelist Arundhati Roy who do not represent the national voice. ANI

840 kg of adulterated sweets confiscated in Ajmer
Rajashthan Police and the Department of Food and Civil Supplies (DFS) has confiscated about 840 kilograms of adulterated sweets in Ajmer. ANI

Supreme Court vacates stay on Godhra trial
The Supreme Court on Tuesday vacated its stay order in the 2002 Godhra communal riots case, thereby paving way for the trial court to pronounce its verdict. ANI

Supreme Court cancels bail to Satyam's Raju, asks him to surrender by Nov. 8
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered former Satyam chairman B. Ramalinga Raju and five others to surrender by November 8 in connection with the multi-crore financial scam case. ANI

Hearing in Babri demolition case postponed till Nov. 18
A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Tuesday fixed November 18 as the next date of hearing in the Babri mosque demolition case. ANI

Jethmalani supports Kashmir interlocutors, embarrasses BJP
Noted criminal lawyer and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani on Tuesday opposed the party line by coming out in support of the Kashmir interlocutors, saying it is childish and churlish to accuse them of internationalising the issue. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee details steps taken to promote inclusive growth
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said that the objective of the Government is to make development more inclusive by strengthening food security, improving education opportunities and health facilities in rural and urban areas. ANI

10-year-old boy Chinese boy survives 20-storey plunge
A 10-year-old boy from China miraculously survived after falling from the 20th floor of an apartment building. ANI

India, Cyprus exchange views to promote tourism
India and Cyprus on Tuesday exchanged ideas in the tourism sector with a view to promote tourism between the two nations. ANI

Himachal Pradesh Government to build international airport near Shimla
The Government of Himachal Pradesh has announced plans to build an international airport near state capital Shimla. ANI

Indian Air Force Commanders Conference reviews preparedness
The four-day biannual Indian Air Force (IAF) Commanders Conference began in New Delhi on Tuesday. ANI

Youth activists in Kolkata protest against recent metro train mishap
Youth activists of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), protested against recent derailment of a metro train in Kolkata. ANI

Boycott Bihar Assembly polls threaten Maoists
The Maoists have issued new threat to the people of Bihar's Gaya District to boycott the Assembly polls in the State. ANI

Elect me, I will turn Bihar into a developed State by 2015, promises Nitish Kumar
During the ongoing campaign for Assembly polls in the State, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said that Bihar will become a completely developed State by 2015 if the people vote his Government back to power. ANI

'Coal India IPO a success because of consumer trust', claims Shriprakash Jaiswal
Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal has said that the success of the Coal India Initial Public Offering (IPO) is due to the increasing trust of investors in the Company. ANI

Rahul Gandhi advocates upliftment of poor in Bihar
Campaigning for the ongoing State Assembly polls, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has advocated upliftment of the poor for the development in Bihar. ANI

Campaigning for third phase of Bihar Assembly polls ends today
Campaigning for the third phase of Bihar Assembly polls will end on Tuesday evening. ANI

China's Guangdong province bans barbeque stalls in 11 cities ahead of Asian Games
The Chinese province of Guangdong has decided to ban street barbeque stalls in 11 cities between Nov 1 and Dec 20, a period during which the city of Guangzhou will host the 16th Asian Games and the Asian Para Games. ANI

Think tank says China will be second most powerful country of the world by 2050
BEIJING - The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) has said in its Report on National Competitiveness of China that the country will emerge as the world's most powerful nation by the year 2050. ANI

US officials describe India's plan to sign CSC "a positive step"
United States officials here on Monday termed India's plan to sign the Convention on Supplementary Compensation (CSC), as a positive step and said this will enable their companies to begin nuclear commerce with the emerging South Asian giant. ANI

United States not to intervene on Kashmir, says US officials
Senior United States officials on Monday reiterated the U.S. policy of no intervention on the Kashmir issue while stating that it was for India and Pakistan to resolve the conflict. ANI

India Japan wish to see peaceful rise of China
Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his Japanese counterpart Naoto Kan today discussed China's growth in great detail and both the leaders shared the view that the rise of China has to be peaceful. ANI

US aware of India's concerns over outsourcing and H1B visa issue
The United States is aware about the concerns of Indian companies on the outsourcing and H1B visa issues, which are likely to figure up in the discussions to be held during the forthcoming India-visit of the United States President Barack Obama. ANI

Sania Mirza Joins Aide et Action South Asia’s Launch of Punni Ki Kahaniyan- asks Young Indians to Stand for Values of Diversity Which India Stood.
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SRF Q2 PAT Rises by 77% and Revenue by 42%
• Board approves 80-20 JV to set up a polyester film plant in Bangladesh • H1 net profit after tax (PAT) at Rs. 176 crore, a growth of 9% • Debt-Equity ratio improves from 0.91 to 0.58 • Board approves interim dividend of Rs. 7 per share SRF Limited, a multi-business entity engaged in the manufacture of chemical based industrial intermediates, posted a net profit after tax (PAT) of Rs Business Wire India

Wipro Announces Solution for Electronic Bank Account Management Based on EMC Documentum xCP
Wipro Technologies the global Consulting, System Integration and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) today announced that it is collaborating with EMC® Corporation to develop an electronic bank account management solution for the Corporate Banking sector of the Financial Services industry Business Wire India

Juniper Introduces Smartphone Software to Defend Your Mobile Life
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) today introduced the Junos® Pulse Mobile Security Suite, comprehensive security software for protecting mobile devices and defending your mobile life whether they are used for work, for play, or both Business Wire India Launched
Recently, a social services website has been launched called that showcases bad driving, traffic violations and dangerous road etiquettes. This initiative has been undertaken to create awareness about traffic sense and road responsibilities. The website, which was launched on 4th October, 2010, in the past 13 days has received good response Business Wire India

Indian Driver Finishes 6th in Thrilling Formula Kart Stars Grand Final
The Mumbai-born driver is the first Indian national to participate in the series, which is renowned for being won by World F1 Champion, Lewis Hamilton. Now living in Dubai, 15-year old Shahaan started racing in 2008 and his career is being guided by 2005 World Karting Champion and GP3 contender, Oliver Oakes Business Wire India

Gutenberg Communications Selected as Communications Partner for the U.S-India Business Council Presidential Executive Mission to India
Gutenberg Communications, a global, strategic communications firm offering public and investor relations services, today announced that it has been selected by the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) to lead a communications campaign for “The Business and Entrepreneurship Summit” on November 6th, 2010 during President Barack Obama’s first State Visit to India Business Wire India

Ameyo Enables Increased Contact Rates for Symphony BPO Malaysia
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Ramco Posts Global Income of USD 11.04 M; Revenues Grow 23% Sequentially
Ramco Systems Limited (BSE - 532370, NSE – RAMCOSYS, MSE – RSST); a leading software company focused on consulting, products, and managed services, today announced, the results for the second quarter of FY 2010-11 Business Wire India

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