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4th Edition of Bangalore Nano Successfully Concluded
4th Edition of Bangalore Nano Successfully Concluded. Two days of intense discussions on nanotechnology, Nanotechnology holds the solution to substitute depleting natural Resources Andhra News

FIITJEE students shine in KVPY selection
More than 100 students from FIITJEE's Long Term Classroom Program has demonstrated exemplary scholastic brilliance to qualify in "Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)" 2011 stage 1 from FIITJEE Delhi Center in Delhi NCR Zone. Andhra News

Rajasthan pavilion, a big hit at this year's trade fair
The 31st edition of India International Trade Fair this year which witnessed the participation of almost every state of the country showcasing their diverse art, culture and industry saw Rajasthan pavilion being immensely popular among the visitors. The pavilion was successful in capturing the state's vibrant and diverse art and culture under one roof. ANI

Mamata urges AMRI Hospital fire victims' family members to help punish culprits
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has urged family members of people who were choked to death after being trapped in a massive fire at Kolkata's AMRI Hospital to wait for the post-mortem report and assist the government to take stern action against the hospital authorities. ANI

West Bengal govt. cancels AMRI Hospital's license
The West Bengal has cancelled the license of AMRI Hospital after at least 89 people died from suffocation from a massive fire that engulfed the super-specialty hospital located in Kolkata's Dhakuria's area. ANI

Nitin Gadkari mocks Sonia Gandhi on her 65th birthday
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari today mocked United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi on her 65th birthday stating that rather than infusing light in the lives of the common man, as claimed by Congress party supporters, her government had sucked it out. ANI

DMK conducts meeting to discuss Mullaperiyar dam row
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Friday held a crucial meeting to decide the party's stand over the Mullaperiyar dam row that is the bone of contention between Tamil Nadu and Kerala. ANI

Anna Hazare strongly opposes parliamentary panel's 'weak' Lokpal Bill draft
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare today strongly lashed out at the Central government and Parliamentary Standing Committee for 'betraying' the people by drafting a 'weak' Lokpal Bill. ANI

Himachal Pradesh receives fresh snowfall
Tourists and locals witnessed fresh snowfall in Kullu town of Himachal Pradesh on Friday. ANI

No change in output-sharing deal with RIL, says Jaipal Reddy
Union Oil Minister S. Jaipal Reddy today said that the Central government does not plan to alter its production-sharing contract with Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). ANI

Pranab Mukherjee highlights India's 'consultative' cooperation with Africa
India's approach to cooperation with Africa is consultative, responsive and based on Africa's own assessments of its needs, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said today. ANI

World's largest tea park opens in Siliguri
Covering an area of approximately 60 acres, the world's largest tea park was inaugurated by state authorities in West Bengal's Siliguri District recently. ANI

Farmers in West Midnapore finding alternative means of livelihood
Farmers in a Maoist-hit region of West Midnapore District in West Bengal are reaping good profit after adopting advance methods of apiculture or beekeeping. ANI

Six board members of Kolkata Hospital arrested
Six board members of the Kolkata-based private super-speciality AMRI Hospital have been arrested by police on charges of negligence. ANI

PM grieves over loss of life in Kolkata hospital fire, sanctions relief
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has expressed grief over the loss of lives in the fire accident at AMRI Hospital in Kolkata. ANI

AMRI Hospital Fire: Acharya accuses Mamata Govt. of working irresponsibly
With over 70 people dying in a massive fire that broke out in the centrally air-conditioned private hospital at Dhakuria in the southern fringes of Kolkata this morning, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) lawmaker Basudev Acharya termed it a shameless incident and accused the West Bengal Government of working irresponsibly. ANI

Officials seize illegal sandalwood in Himachal Pradesh
Officials of the Anti Corruption Bureau in Himachal Pradesh conducted a special raid at Jeori village in Kinnaur District and seized around 20 tonnes of sanders wood, also known as red sandalwood, on Thursday suspected to being smuggled into China through Tibet. ANI

Arms and ammunition recovered in Poonch during police search
Based on intelligence inputs, a Special Operation Group of the state police conducted an extensive search in Sheen Dara region of Poonch District of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. ANI

Vilasrao Deshmukh, prominent lawmakers call for UN Parliamentary Assembly
Nearly 40 sitting members of parliament from India, cutting across party lines, support an appeal addressed to the UN and the governments of its member states "to establish a Parliamentary Assembly at the United Nations." ANI

Kolkata hospital toll rises to 73, Health Minister Azad condoles tragedy
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday expressed his heartfelt condolences over the deaths of victims in the tragic fire at Kolkata's Amri Hospital. ANI

Maoists gun down two villagers in Jharkhand
Maoist ultras on Thursday gunned down two innocent persons in Basia village in Jharkhand's Gumla District. ANI

Sonia Gandhi's supporters celebrate her 66th birthday
Supporters and admirers of Congress President Sonia Gandhi thronged outside her 10 Janpath residence here on Friday to celebrate her 66th birthday. ANI

Death toll rises to over 50 as patients choke to death in Kolkata hospital fire
Hours after a major fire broke out at the AMRI Hospital in Kolkata, fire fighters and rescue workers continue to dig out bodies of patients, who were choked to death after being trapped inside the centrally air-conditioned private hospital located at Dhakuria. ANI

Surat diamond traders welcome Chinese court's verdict
Diamond traders of Surat, famous for being experts in the art of cutting the 'ice', celebrated the verdict of a Chinese court to release of 14 of their fellow traders who were in prison for nearly two years on charges of alleged smuggling. ANI

Dev Anand's son and nephew recall his cherished memories
The son and nephew of Bollywood superstar Dev Anand, who died at the age of 88 in London after a cardiac arrest, mourned his demise and recalled some cherished memories about him. ANI

Lok Sabha condoles death of people killed in Kolkata hospital fire
The Lok Sabha on Friday expressed grief over the death of innocent people killed in the fire that broke out at the AMRI Hospital in Kolkata this morning. ANI

Lokpal report tabled in Parliament
Amid the mounting pressure by veteran social activist Anna Hazare for the passage of a strong and effective Lokpal Bill, the much-awaited report on the anti-graft bill was tabled in the Parliament on Friday. ANI

40 killed in Kolkata hospital fire, FIR registered(Update: Kolkata)
The death toll in Kolkata's AMRI hospital fire has climbed up to forty. ANI

Bhopal gas victims protest against police atrocities
Victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy staged a protest against police personnel in Bhopal after being beaten up over a demand for compensation from the government. ANI

Lokpal report to be tabled in Parliament today
The Parliamentary Standing Committee will table the Lok Bill report in Parliament on Friday. ANI

Mamata promises to develop IT sector for overall development in West Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that her government would take all possible steps to develop the Information and Technology (IT) sector in the state with an aim to increase employment opportunities and ensure that overall development takes place. ANI

Anna Hazare says Government lacks will to remove graft
Alleging that the Central Government is delaying the passage of the Lokpal Bill, veteran social activist Anna Hazare has said the former lacks will to remove graft. ANI

Can Pakistan's peace overtures be taken at face value?
The world, as we know it, seems to be going topsy-turvy of late. Pakistan, a sworn enemy of India since its inception as a Nation, seems to be warming up with India after six plus decades. At the same time, its relationship with its most abiding ally, the United States (US), is on the brink of a breakdown. ANI

Massive fire at Kolkata hospital, 22 feared dead, many more trapped
At least 22 people are feared killed in a devastating fire which broke out in the basement of the AMRI hospital in Kolkata's Dhakuria area. ANI

Major fire engulfs private hospital in Kolkata
A major fire engulfed a private hospital in Kolkata early on Friday morning. ANI

Top Indian CISOs Chart Out Security Strategy for 2020 at 9.9 Media's CSO Summit
CSO Forum, the largest community of Chief Information Security officers in India, concluded the 4th Chapter of its Annual event, “CSO Summit” at Corinthian’s Club, Pune on December 3rd. The theme for this year’s event was “Security 2020” Business Wire India

TERI Organizes Panel Discussion on the Eve of International Mountain Day
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Semler Research Center Announces its Strategic Expansion with the Launch of the Asia CRO Alliance
Semler Research Center announces the expansion of regional operations across Asia with the launch of the ‘Asia CRO Alliance’ (ACA,, the first ever exclusive integrated network of CROs originating from Asia. The ACA currently has presence in six countries and delivery capabilities in fourteen countries across Asia Business Wire India

Indian Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Raise the National Security Concern with Prime Minister
The Indian Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Association (TEMA) today in a communication to the Honorable Prime Minister, Government of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh and the Honorable Minster of Home Affairs Shri P Chidambaram raised the issue of susceptibility of the Indian telecommunication network to collapse at any critical juncture due to lack of initiative on the part of the UPA Government Business Wire India and Jade Magnet Join Hands to Offer Design Solutions to Indian MSMEs
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Digit Announces Zero1 Awards™ 2011 Winners
Digit, India’s most read technology magazine, published the winners of their coveted Zero1 Awards 2011 in their December 2011 magazine issue. Zero 1 Awards felicitate the best performing products of the year across various categories, based on lab tests and reviews of hundreds of tech products launched throughout the year Business Wire India

Telenet Systems Adopts Sequans’ New Generation LTE Semiconductor Solutions for LTE Devices in India
India Telecom–4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE:SQNS) announced that Telenet Systems, a Mumbai-based designer and manufacturer of communications products, will build TD-LTE USB dongles and desktop CPE based on Sequans’ new generation LTE semiconductor solutions Business Wire India

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