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Assam entrepreneurs generating employment for others
With peace and normalcy gradually returning to Assam, the attitude of the youth in the region is going through a paradigm shift. They are now driven by a burning desire to set up their own businesses. ANI

Industrial training institute for women in Nagaland
In an effort to empower women in the northeastern region of the country, the government has initiated many skill development programs and vocational training initiatives to ensure that women in the region can continue to take firm and steady steps towards a better future. ANI

Fishing much more than a hobby in Meghalaya
Fishing is no more just a recreational activity in Meghalaya, but has transformed into a popular annual sporting event that draws huge crowds from each and every part of the state. ANI

Free open-heart surgery for children in Manipur
Over the years, both Manipur Government and the Centre have initiated and supported many schemes and projects that focus on the socio- economic upliftment of people in the state. ANI

Telecom Ministry will soon be sending a note on VSNL issue to Cabinet: Sibal
Union Communications and Information Technology (IT) inister Kapil Sibal today said the Department of Telecom (DoT) would soon be sending notice to the Cabinet for their approval to sell off surplus land, which was earlier with tate owned telecom services provider Videsh Sanchaar Nigam Limited (VSNL). ANI

Delhi plays host to northeastern cultural evening
New Delhi recently hosted a northeastern cultural evening where artists from different tribes of the region showcased their rich culture and traditions. ANI

Lawmakers slam Bedi, Puri for offensive remarks on politicians
Cutting across party lines, several lawmakers on Monday criticized civil society activist Kiran Bedi and actor Om Puri for using 'derogatory and defamatory' language against politicians while addressing the gathering at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi during Anna Hazare's fast for a strong and effective Lokpal Bill. ANI

Kiran Bedi asks Agnivesh to probe the purported disparaging video
Former senior police officer and civil society activist Kiran Bedi on Monday urged her former associate social activist Swami Agnivesh to seek investigation into purported disparaging video footage. ANI

Northeast craft museum opens at Guwahati
The first ever-northeast craft museum has been opened in Guwahati. ANI

Personal remarks and breach of privilege unfair, says Kejriwal
RTI crusader Arvind Kejriwal, a key figure in Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption, today said the remarks made by fellow civil society activist Kiran Bedi and actor Om Puri for ridiculing politicians during the anti-corruption rally in New Delhi that irked the lawmakers are not acceptable. ANI

North East crafts fair opens in Chennai
Throwing light on the art of northeastern region, a 12-day North East Crafts Fair showcasing handmade decorative items made of bamboo, cane and jute is being organised in Chennai. ANI

PTSD after Anna campaign
How does one just go about life after a major new story captivates a nation like the Anna fast? A fortnight of obsessive and compulsive disorder of watching any and every bit of news. Absorbing one raucous TV debate after the other till one was saturated. And then, more of the same. ANI

Allahabad HC fixes September 12 for land acquisition case hearing
A full bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday fixed September 12 as the next date of hearing for the NOIDA and Greater NOIDA land acquisition cases. ANI

Bedi says she has no knowledge of privilege notices in Parliament
Former senior police officer and civil society activist Kiran Bedi on Monday said she had no knowledge or idea of a Privilege Motion being moved against her in Parliament for using 'derogatory and defamatory' language against politicians. ANI

Karnataka High Court rejects bail plea of Yeddyurappa
Karnataka High Court on Monday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa in the land notification scam. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee confident of India's capacity to face international financial crisis
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that India's robust performance in difficult times shows that it could actually come out stronger from any international financial crisis. ANI

Maoists destroy school building in Gaya, students urge government to rebuild them
With the aim of forcing children to join their ranks, by blocking future opportunities, Maoists destroyed a school building in Barha village of Bihar's Gaya District. ANI

Opposition parties appear to be in favour of 'Right to Recall'
Opposition parties on Monday appeared to be on the same wavelength as veteran social activist Anna Hazare on the issue of the 'Right to Recall' a Member of Parliament if he or she was not meeting the expectations of the people, who had elected them. ANI

Govt. officials fear visiting Maoist affected areas of Orissa
Young tribals in a Maoist-infested area of Orissa are facing the brunt of unemployment as no government official has visited Malkangiri region since last year to recruit them, due to Maoist fear. ANI

Haren Pandya case: Gujarat HC acquits all accused
The Gujarat High Court on Monday acquitted all the 12 accused in the former Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandya murder case ANI

Manmohan Singh felicitates Baburam Bhattarai on becoming Nepal PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has congratulated Baburam Bhattarai on being elected as the new Prime Minister of Nepal. ANI

J-K Govt. installs solar lighting units in rural areas
The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has installed solar lighting units under the Remote Village Electrification (RVE) programme in many households in Kulgam District. ANI

Hazare's condition improving: Dr. Trehan
India's top cardiologist Dr. Naresh Trehan, who closely monitored Anna Hazare during his fast for a strong and effective Lokpal Bill, today said the health of 74-year-old social activist is gradually improving. ANI

Economic blockade leads to price rise in Manipur
Fuel prices have soared up due to the 28-day economic blockade in Imphal over a demand for the conversion of Sadar Hills into a full-fledged district ANI

VHP leader denounces proposed communal violence bill
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) international president Ashok Singhal has warned of a big movement if the proposed Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill 2011 is passed by Parliament. ANI

Gulf Air plane skids off runway at Kochi Airport, seven injured(Update)
At least seven passengers were injured when a Gulf Air plane from Bahrain with 137 passengers on board, deviated from the runway just before landing at the Kochi international airport early this morning. ANI

Success of Anna's anti-corruption campaign is 'people's victory': Manish Sisodia
Anna Hazare's key aide Manish Sisodia has termed the veteran social activist's crusade against corruption as the 'victory of people' who came forward to fight for the cause. ANI

Ashok Soota Announces Founding Team of Happiest Minds
IT industry veteran Ashok Soota today announced the launch of Happiest Minds along with his founding team members, headed by CEO & MD Vikram Gulati. With a strong team and proven industry track record, Happiest Minds will provide services and solutions around new emerging technologies such as cloud computing, social media, mobility, analytics and security Business Wire India

Paul Writer Announces The Futurist CMO Hall of Fame Awards
Paul Writer announced the names of those CMOs and campaigns inducted into the Hall of Fame Business Wire India

Ameyo Call Center Software enables more efficient Technical Support Operations for Wondersoft
Leading contact center solution - Ameyo becomes the technology behind well-managed technical support unit of Wondersoft. Using Ameyo's unique customer service management tools, diverse product support units of the company were unified under a single Tech support umbrella. Providing remote routing services, Ameyo lifted the restriction of walled office for the support engineers Business Wire India

IndiaMART.com to Step Up B2B Matchmaking at Global Trade Events
-- To participate in several renowned trade shows across the globe in September -- Bring focus on auto components, home decor and engineering, medical & industrial sectors -- Emphasize on business opportunities for Indian SMEs at these global platforms Apart from buoyant domestic market, there lies a huge opportunity in global markets for Indian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Business Wire India

Vanu®, Inc. Signs multi-million dollar Contract with Tata Teleservices Limited
Vanu®, Inc., (www.vanu.com) the leading software radio innovator in the wireless infrastructure industry, and Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL), have signed a contract for the supply of a radio access network solution for deployment in the Tata DOCOMO network Business Wire India

GETIT exclusive Local Search App now on Android
Wondering which will be the latest app to download on your Android? GETIT local search app is the answer. Currently, Android has a massive share of 45% in the operating system market and the pool of Android apps is increasing every day. GETIT, India’s broadest information search service, pioneers the launch of its local search app on Android Business Wire India

Delve into the Era of Growth 2.0 with Frost & Sullivan at GIL 2011: INDIA, the Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership
Global business is at a fascinating crossroads today, uncertainties of the known is delicately balanced by the promise of the emerging. India, a key constituent of the global business ecosystem, finds itself playing a pivotal role in maintaining this equilibrium. Indian business leaders also face the onus of identifying and securing long-term growth in this dynamic environment Business Wire India

Tata Communications Awarded 2011 India Frost & Sullivan Hosted Contact Center Service Provider of the Year
Frost & Sullivan awards Tata Communications “Hosted Contact Center Service Provider of the Year” for 2010. The hosted contact center model is rapidly gaining acceptance as an alternative to premise-based traditional call centers Business Wire India

Tunturi and Milon Partners with ‘Bodyguard’
This year’s most awaited action romantic film” Bodyguard” is all set to hit the screens across the country on Aug 31st. Today, Tunturi, the world leader in fitness equipment and milon, Germany’s number 1 premium circuit training equipment, which recently entered India through an exclusive partnership with Stag International announced their association with the film “Bodyguard” Business Wire India

Heal the world, says Mickey Mehta
It’s not a revolutionary product he’s discovered to get fit quick; or a signature service he’s created that promises health for life Business Wire India

Fear Factor outside India can bring Stock Markets Down, says Ajit Dayal
In view of the current economic crisis gripping the world, Equitymaster, India’s first finance website is conducting an urgent WebSummit with Ajit Dayal, Director, Quantum Asset Management Company Ltd to discuss the recent developments in the global economy and its impact on the stock markets. The Websummit will be aired on Monday, 29th August at 5.30 pm (IST) Business Wire India

ITShastra Recognized As Best Software Solutions and Services Provider in Mumbai by BIG Brands Research
ITShastra, a software development, testing and design company for worldwide business needs and offshore project delivery, today announced that it has been named a Best Software Solutions and Service Provider in Mumbai by BIG Brands Research Business Wire India

Softcell Technologies Achieves Five Symantec Specializations
Softcell Technologies Limited, today announced that it has achieved Symantec Specializations in the area of Data Protection, Enterprise Security, Storage Management, Data Loss Prevention and Small and Midsized Business (SMB). Symantec Specializations recognize and reward partners who have built expertise around a particular technology or market solution. Softcell is a Symantec Platinum Partner Business Wire India

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