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Beyond the Impasse – Options for the Microfinance Sector?
ACCESS Development Services brings together government ministers and industry experts to focus their attention on how to move beyond the crisis in the industry. Andhra News

Ajit Singh likely to take over as Civil Aviation Minister
There is intense speculation that Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh, who has recently agreed to be a part of the UPA, is going to be appointed as the next Civil Aviation Minister. ANI

Militants are waiting to infiltrate J-K during snowfall, says Indian army official
General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 15 Corps of the Indian Army, Lieutenant General Syed Atta Hasnain, on Monday said the militants are active in border areas and waiting to infiltrate Jammu and Kashmir during the snowfall in the valley ANI

Air Chief visits Eastern Air Command, stresses on importance of operations in North East
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, on Monday stressed upon the importance of operations, infrastructure development in the North East Region with an aim towards increasing accessibility to the North East, induction of new equipment alongside maintenance of and use of old equipment, aviation and maintenance safety and most importantly the welfare of the air warriors. ANI

Anand Sharma to attend eighth WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva
Union Minister for Commerce, Industry and Textiles Anand Sharma will be attending the 'Eighth Ministerial Conference' of World Trade Organization to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from December 15 to 17. ANI

Lalu slams Anna for calling lawmakers 'goons'
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday hit out at veteran social activist Anna Hazare for calling the parliamentarians 'goons'. ANI

Maharashtra Opposition takes on Govt. over increase in cotton price
The debate over raising the minimum price for cotton in Maharashtra continued to escalate on Monday as leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) smashed cars outside the legislative assembly. ANI

Mamata Banerjee pays homage to AMRI Hospital victims
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday paid homage to the victims, who died in the devastating fire that took place at the AMRI Hospital in Kolkata last week. ANI

Eminent sociologists criticise Team Anna's methods to get strong Lokpal Bill
While deliberating on the crisis of governance in the 37th All India Sociological Conference held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, eminent sociologists Professor Andre Beteille, Professor K L Sharma and Professor K Choudhari expressed their opposition to the methods used by Team Anna to secure passage in parliament of a strong Lokpal Bill. ANI

Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio meets Krishna in Delhi
Brazilian Minister of External Relations Antonio Patriota met External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna here on Monday, where the duo discussed issues concerning trade, politics and regional developments between the two nations. ANI

Telecom scam: CBI files chargesheet against Ruias, Khaitans
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed chargesheets against corporate giants Ruias and the Khaitans in connection with the telecom scam.he CBI chargesheet names Ravi Ruia, the Vice Chairman of Essar Group; Anshuman Ruia, Director of the Essar Group; promoters of Telecom, IP Khaitan and Kiran Khaitan; and Vikas Saraf, CEO, Essar Telecommunication. ANI

Fai's claims that he met Indian Ministers denied
The Government of India has rubbished US-based Kashmiri separatist Ghulam Nabi Fai's claims that he had met several Indian Cabinet Ministers in Washington during the last two decades. ANI

Stop targetting Rahul Gandhi, Congress leaders warn Anna Hazare
Congress leaders and activists have warned social activist Anna Hazare to stop targetting party general secretary Rahul Gandhi with the backing of the opposition. ANI

BJP backs Jaitley's presence during Lokpal debate at Jantar Mantar
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Hazare now backs need for rural development
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Monday said here that rural development and the movement against graft needed to go hand in hand if the country was to tread on the path of growth and development. ANI

Lokpal row: Digvijay Singh charges Team Anna of having a political agenda
Reiterating that the government is committed to bring in a strong and effective Lokpal Bill, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Monday hit out at veteran social activist Anna Hazare and his aides saying the anti-graft movement has a political agenda. ANI

Rajasthan former Minister Maderna remanded in judicial custody in Bhanwari Devi case
A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here on Monday remanded former Rajasthan Minister Mahipal Maderna and Parasram Bishnoi, brother of Congress MLA from Luni, Malkhan Singh, in judicial custody till December 24 in connection with the Bhanwari Devi abduction case. ANI

J-K Law Minister Sagar escapes attempt on life by militants
Jammu and Kashmir Law Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar escaped an attempt on his life by militants, who attacked his entourage Sunday night as he entered his ancestral house in Srinagar killing one of his security guards. ANI

Don't dictate terms to Parliament, says Sharad Pawar
Taking a dig at the debate held at the Jantar Mantar here by Anna Hazare's team, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said today that the Parliament was the supreme decision making body and it can merely take into account the views expressed by the people, adding that no one can dictate terms to it. ANI

Congress slam opposition for participating in Lokpal debate at Hazare's fast venue
Slamming the opposition leaders for participating in the debate on Lokpal Bill at anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare's fast venue, Congress party on Monday said that the best forum to discuss such a vital issue was the Parliament. ANI

80pc of school kids in China sleep deprived
Most school students in China - nearly 80 percent of them - are not getting enough sleep, an official report has said. ANI

Fake paper bags featuring famous brands are the latest 'in thing' in China
The fever of fake paper shopping bags featuring famous brands is spreading like wild fire in China. ANI

Congress exudes confidence ahead of 2012 Uttar Pradesh polls
Buoyed by the energetic mass outreach campaign undertaken by Nehru-Gandhi family scion Rahul Gandhi in the poll bound Uttar Pradesh, Congress party has been exuding confidence in the run-up to the 2012 state polls. ANI

Tibetan PM-in-Exile launches film on drug abuse, TB in Dharamshala
The Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, Lobsang Sangay, has launched 'Kyema', a film made to spread awareness among the Tibetan community on drug abuse and Pulmonary Tuberculosis (TB). ANI

Congress party hoodwinked nation, says BJP leader Anant Kumar
Supporting veteran social activist Anna Hazare, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anant Kumar has said the ruling Congress party has hoodwinked the nation by trying to legislate a weak Lokpal Bill. ANI

DMK holds one day fast over Mullaperiyar Dam row
Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) activists began a one-day state-wide fast in Tamil Nadu, demanding the Central Government's intervention in resolving the Mullaperiyar Dam row. ANI

Government will take right decision on Lokpal Bill: Virbhadra Singh
Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Virbhadra Singh has said that the Congress party-led Central Government would take the appropriate decision regarding the legislation of the Lokpal Bill ANI

Cadence and Ministry of Finance, Win Delhi Leg of TAKE Solutions World Corporate Golf Challenge ’11 – 12
Winning the Delhi leg amidst tough competition, four teams made their way to the National Final of the TAKE Solutions World Corporate Golf Challenge. The Delhi leg of the annual event concluded, at the Golden Greens Golf Club, Gurgaon yesterday Business Wire India

Aspect Appoints Sanjay Puri as Director for Channels and Alliances in India
Aspect, a leading provider of Microsoft platform solutions, announced the appointment of Sanjay Puri as director for channels and alliances for India, SAARC and the Middle East. In this role, Sanjay will be responsible for driving the company’s channel and business growth strategy across the regions. He will be based out of Aspect Gurgaon office Business Wire India

Sequel Logistics Bags ET NOW-IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Award
-- Mr. Sujoy Guha, Director & CEO, and Mr. Sharad Jobanputra, Chairman, Sequel Logistics Private Limited, thrilled to receive the award under Transport & Logistics Category -- Mr Business Wire India

Largest Development Bank in Sri Lanka Chooses Polaris’ Intellect Core Banking Solution
Regional Development Bank (RDB), the largest development bank with the third largest branch network of 253 branches in Sri Lanka, today announced that they have chosen Polaris Financial Technology Ltd. (POLS Business Wire India

Indusface Releases IndusGuard 4.0 with Next Generation Features for Greater Integrated Control over Website Security Management
Indusface, an award winning information security organization is pleased to announce the latest version of its next generation web security product, IndusGuard 4.0. This new version gives the user power of comprehensive, customizable and meticulously structured daily website security which will effectively scan websites daily checking for vulnerabilities and malware Business Wire India

Indian LED Lighting Market Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 45.53 percent till 2015, Notes Frost & Sullivan
Energy-efficient lighting technologies and the need to develop alternate technologies is gaining importance in India due to issues of energy deficiency, electrification of remote rural regions, and energy sustainability. Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lighting is considered the key emerging segment in the Indian lighting market, driven by the move towards energy-efficient lighting solutions Business Wire India

Atempo Adds Critical Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Support to Award-Winning Data Management and Archiving Solution
Atempo, a leading provider of cross-platform data protection and archiving solutions, has announced that Atempo Digital Archive (ADA), a robust file archiving solution for businesses, is now fully compatible with the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) platform, an open-source data format that provides a file system interface to data stored on LTO-5 tape media Business Wire India

New Delhi Bags the Most Competitive City Position for the Second Consecutive Year in the India City Competitiveness Rankings by Institute for Competitiveness
Business Wire India

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