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BJP dismisses support to FDI in retail
Demanding an immediate rollback of the government decision to approve foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Tuesday said that his party never favoured the entry of foreign companies in the retail sector. ANI

Outcome of no confidence vote exposed Congress and Opposition, says Reddy
Yuvajana Sramika Rythu (YSR) Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday said the outcome of the vote of no confidence in the Andhra Pradesh assembly has exposed the real nature of the ruling Congress and the Opposition party, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). ANI

2G scam: Swamy reiterates demand of convicting Chidambaram
Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday reiterated his demand of convicting Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram over the latter's alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

Mayawati pulls up opposition parties for targeting BSP
Ahead of the 2012 state assembly polls, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday lashed out at the opposition parties for defaming her party. ANI

Nation pays homage to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil led the nation in paying homage to Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on his 56th Mahaparinirvan Diwas here today. ANI

BJP extends solidarity with lower caste community ahead of UP polls
Eyeing upon the forthcoming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday extended its solidarity with the lower caste community, while criticising Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Government and the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre for fuelling underdevelopment, poverty and unemployment. ANI

Dominic Sangma, budding young filmmaker from Meghalaya
Dominic Megam Sangma from Meghalaya, has become one of the few documentary filmmakers from the northeast whose documentaries has been selected for international film festivals like the Munich International Film Festival, the International Students Film and Theatre Festival and the International Film Festival of India. ANI

UPDS signs accord with Centre
It was a historic moment for the people of Karbi Anglong when members of the United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) inked a peace accord with the Centre in New Delhi recently. ANI

Fashion industry making waves in Nagaland
The youth in Nagaland have always kept abreast with the latest fashion trends and the last few years have witnessed this trend consciousness transform into a serious and popular career option. ANI

New Land Use Policy Scheme to benefit people of Mizoram
The new land use policy scheme (NLUP)of the Mizoram Government is helping to generate employment for thousands of people living in the rural and far flung areas of the state. ANI

Seventh Indian Mujahideen terrorist arrested in Bihar
Purnia (Bihar), Dec.6 A joint team of security officials, comprising officers of the Delhi and Bihar Police, and their counterparts in central policing outfits, have confirmed the arrest of a seventh Indian Mujahideen activist. ANI

Kerala BJP leaders meet national leadership, discuss Mullaperiyar Dam issue
A delegation of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders from Kerala met senior party leaders here on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing row with Tamil Nadu over the 116-year-old Mullaperiyar Dam. ANI

India asks Facebook, Google to remove offensive web content
Alarmed over the offensive and objectionable content available on websites, India has asked operators of social media networks, including Facebook and Google, to screen user content and remove any offensive material. ANI

Singhvi rules out delay in tabling of Lokpal Bill
Congress party spokesman and chairman of parliament's sub-committee on law and justice that is working on the Lokpal Bill, on Tuesday said that there would be no delay in submitting the first draft before parliament. ANI

Law Minister Khurshid warns Anna Hazare to be wary of his team
Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid has warned social activist Anna Hazare to be wary about his team, which he feels is "working in their own personal interests". ANI

Paswan dubs Anna's anti-graft campaign as 'unconstitutional'
Terming veteran social activist Anna Hazare's anti-graft campaign as 'unconstitutional' in its approach, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said that he did not support the former's actions, who has become an inspiring figure for many after his face-off with the government. ANI

'Slapping' Punjab sarpanch in denial as case is filed against him
Shiromani Akali Dal sarpanch Baljinder Singh on Tuesday remained defiant and claimed that he had not slapped a non-permanent female teacher at a function held in Punjab's Muktsar district. ANI

'No delay in Lokpal Bill report', says Singhvi
The Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee that is working on an acceptable Lokpal Bill, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, on Tuesday hinted that the anti-graft legislation could be presented before lawmakers within 'a couple of days'. ANI

Victim of ULFA, Sanjoy Ghose's anniversary to be celebrated tomorrow
The Charkha Development Communication Network will felicitate writers from Ladakh with "Sanjoy Ghose Ladakh Women Writers Awards" announced for the region in October 2011on the occasion of its Founder's Day function on Wednesday. ANI

Rickshaw pullers delegation calls on Vice President Ansari
A delegation of Non-Motorised Transportation (NMT) with special emphasis to promote 'cycling' as a mean to overcome the issues of transfix congestion, life style diseases, pollution and daily commuting challenging called on Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari here on Tuesday. ANI

Mayawati slams opposition parties for targeting BSP
Attacking opposition parties for targeting the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday said such attacks would only work to her advantage in next year's assembly elections. ANI

Nation remembers Dr. B R Ambedkar on his 56th death anniversary
The nation on Tuesday paid tribute to Dr. B R Ambedkar on his 56th death anniversary. ANI

Security tight across UP on Babri demolition anniversary
Security was tight in prominent cities and town of Uttar Pradesh on the 19th anniversary of the demolition of Babri mosque in Ayodhya. ANI

Omar justifies AFSPA withdrawal decision as based on logic, not emotion
Justifying his decision to withdraw the controversial Armed Force Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said his action is based on logic and not emotion. ANI

BMW India co-hosts Official Fan Screening of ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ with Viacom 18 Motion Pictures in Mumbai
Twelve days before the film’s worldwide release, BMW India co-hosted the official fan screening of the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ together with Viacom 18 Motion Pictures on 4 December 2011 at Mumbai. BMW India Headquartered in Gurgaon (National Capital Region), BMW India is a 100% subsidiary of the BMW Group. Till date BMW Group has invested 1 Business Wire India

Women Power Recognised at ET NOW-IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2011
-- Ritu Singal, MD, Raglan Group awarded 'Woman Entrepreneur of the Year' -- NR Narayana Murthy gave away the special award at the felicitation ceremony Breaking the glass ceiling, Ms. Ritu Singal embodied women power at the ET-NOW IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2011 Ceremony held in Mumbai recently Business Wire India

CSC to Host Technology and Business Solutions Conference in India
CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced that it is bringing its globally renowned annual Technology and Business Solutions Conference (TBSC) to India for the first time. TBSC creates a common platform for the global IT service provider’s vast ecosystem of partners and customers to share insights and expertise, analyze business challenges and discuss future developments in IT Business Wire India

Brickwork Finance Academy Offers a New Course in Sovereign Ratings
Brickwork Finance Academy (BFA), Bangalore introduces a course in Sovereign Ratings. The first of its kind in the country, this course provides in-depth knowledge about country risk assessment and analyzing financial crises. The course is available for the first 25 selected students only Business Wire India

SCMHRD Initiates Mock Test for SNAP Aspirants
SCMHRD Pune, a management education major, has continued with its aspirant interface programs outside the regular route of digital and campus related activations. Known for its path breaking management teachings and excellent industry interface, the institute has always been the fore runner in the education space with its multiple programs Business Wire India

Belkin Appoints Supertron Electronics, to Deepen Foothold in Indian Market
Belkin India, a leading provider of interconnectivity solutions across computing and consumer electronic devices, announced Supertron Electronics Ltd as the national distributor for the recently launched keyboards and mice range. With the launch of the keyboards and mice range, Belkin has completed it range of products around the computer screen Business Wire India

Research In Motion Announces Sunil Dutt as Managing Director for India
Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the appointment of Mr. Sunil Dutt as Managing Director for India. Sunil Dutt is an industry veteran with 27 years of extensive experience in the Indian Mobile Technology and Telecom sector. “Sunil Dutt brings a wealth of experience to RIM Business Wire India

Capgemini is Selected by Unilever for Major Global Transformation Programme
Capgemini UK plc, part of the Capgemini Group, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, has been selected as Unilever’s global business intelligence partner, to work alongside Unilever IT and business teams in delivering a major transformation programme over the next three years Business Wire India

HomeShop18 Wins ‘E-Retailer of the Year’ Award
HomeShop18, India’s largest virtual retail venture, has won the ‘E-Retailer of the year’ award by Star Retailer at Franchise India 2011. This award is an acknowledgement of its role in building the scale and credibility for e-commerce business in India Business Wire India

Ocean Optics Expands OEM Team
To meet the growing global demand for its OEM engineering services, Ocean Optics (, the industry leader in miniature photonics has appointed David Creasey, Ph.D., to the newly created position Director of OEM Business. Creasey will lead the company’s dedicated OEM sales and engineering teams in providing expert integration support to original equipment manufacturers Business Wire India

Tritech’s StarFish Range Proves a Sales Success
StarFish Seabed Imaging Systems, the shallow water sidescan sonar system from Tritech International, has proved a market success since its launch in 2007. Sales of the range have continued to rise since the launch of the original StarFish 450F Business Wire India

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