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Clinton meets Manmohan Singh
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday met India's Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, at his official residence in New Delhi. ANI

No evidence against Amar Singh in cash-for-vote scam: Kishore Chandra Deao
Former chairman of the committee inquiring Cash-for-vote scam, V. Kishore Chandra Deo on Tuesday stated that no prima facie evidence was found against the federal lawmaker Amar Singh after his key aide, Sanjeev Saxena was arrested for his alleged role. ANI

Another Mumbai blast victim dies of injury
Another victim of the triple blasts that rocked Mumbai succumbed to injury on Tuesday at Sir J. J. Group of Government Hospital. ANI

Clinton pushes India on market access
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday urged India to open markets faster, as American companies hope to make billions of dollars in new businesses. ANI

Clinton meets Sonia Gandhi
US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday met Sonia Gandhi, the chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance, in New Delhi. ANI

US must stay on in Afghanistan till it can defend itself against Taliban: Krishna
The United States and other countries to work very closely with the Government of Afghanistan and not think about moving out early, said External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Tuesday. ANI

India should not be concerned about NSG reprocessing restrictions: Clinton
India should be anxious or concerned about the new enrichment and reprocessing transfer restrictions agreed to by the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday, adding that Washington remains fully committed to expanding the civil nuclear cooperation with New Delhi. ANI

US has told key ally Pak to deal with violent extremism in its own interest: Clinton
The United States has told key ally Pakistan that it must deal with violent extremism firmly in its own interest, said visiting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after the conclusion of the second US-India Strategic Dialogue here. ANI

India, US express satisfaction with momentum of bilateral ties
Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Tuesday revealed that both New Delhi and Washington have expressed satisfaction with the momentum of their bilateral relationship and all round progress of cooperation. ANI

Deshmukh takes charge of science and technology ministry
Newly appointed Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Tuesday took charge of the ministry in Delhi. ANI

Rita Bahuguna Joshi calls Rahul Gandhi 'the most trusted leader of India
Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Tuesday described Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi 'the most trusted leader of India,' while lauding his efforts in reaching out to the masses ANI

Pawan Bansal discusses Yamuna river action plan in Delhi
Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, presided over a meeting of the Upper Yamuna River Board Committee here on Tuesday. ANI

Maoists threaten surrendered ultras of dire consequences in Jharkhand
Surrendered Maoists living in Jharkhand are reportedly under threat from the ultras, as the rebels are blasting their houses and killing their family members. ANI

Asaram Bapu skips hearing on death of two disciples at hermitage
Hindu godman Asaram Bapu on Tuesday skipped the hearing of an inquiry commission, probing the mysterious death of two boys studying in his hermitage in 2008. ANI

Mukherjee seeks global support to combat money laundering, militancy funding
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, on Tuesday urged for global support to combat money laundering and financing of militancy. ANI

Clinton's opening remarks at US-India Strategic Dialogue
Following is the text of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's opening remarks at the second US-India Strategic Dialogue held in New Delhi on Tuesday. ANI

India welcomes US steps to remove Indian firms from its entity list
India on Tuesday welcomed steps taken by the United States to remove Indian entities from the U.S. Department of Commerce's 'Entity List' and realignment of India in U.S. export control regulations. ANI

India, US commit to expand strategic consultations to ensure global stability, prosperity
India and the United States on Tuesday said that they intend to expamd strategic consultations to ensure global stability and prosperity. ANI

India, US commit to broaden, deepen global strategic partnership
India and the United States on Tuesday agreed to take steps to broaden and deepen their global strategic partnership while recognising the achievements made by the two governments since the first bilateral strategic dialogue held in Washington in June 2010. ANI

India, US to explore joint experiments on international space station
Recognising the research opportunities available on the International Space Station, India and United States on Tuesday agreed to explore the possibilities of joint experiments. ANI

India, US welcome increase of 30 percent in bilateral trade
India and United States on Tuesday welcomed the increase of 30 percent in bilateral trade in 2010 over the previous year and the balanced and positive growth in services trade. ANI

US, India reiterate commitment to cooperation in defence, security and counter-terrorism
India and the United States on Tuesday reiterated their commitment to further bilateral cooperation in defence, security and counter-terrorism. ANI

India, US to host higher education summit in Washington
India and United States plan to host a Higher Education Summit in Washington on October 13 to highlight and emphasize the many avenues through which the higher education communities in both nations collaborate. ANI

US-India nuke pact: Need to resolve issues that remain on this major investment by both nations, says Clinton
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said that the civil nuclear agreement between her country and India represents a major investment by both countries. ANI

US encouraged by 'promising' Indo-Pak dialogue: Clinton
Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said that Washington welcomes the resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan, describing it as the most promising approach to resolve bilateral issues and disputes between the two countries. ANI

C.P. Joshi to inaugurate national register and national transport portal
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Dr. C.P. Joshi will inaugurate the "National Register and National Transport Portal" here tomorrow. ANI

Clinton condemns 13/7 attacks, pledges support, protection to India from future attacks
Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said that the United States condemned the recent terror-related attack in Mumbai, which claimed 19 lives and left over 130 injured, in the strongest possible terms. ANI

Wetland conservation in Kashmir
In the wake of increasing pollution, environmentalists in Srinagar conducted a workshop on the protection of wetlands and migratory birds from environmental hazards and encroachments. ANI

Mukul Wasnik to inaugurate job fest for differently abled
Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik, will inaugurate job fest for differently abled here tomorrow. ANI

Uranium find in Andhra Pradesh
The scientists from the Department of Atomic Energy (DAR) have found massive uranium deposits at the mines in Tummalapalle village in Andhra Pradesh's in Kadapa District. ANI

CVC appointments: PJ Thomas withdraws plea
Former Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) PJ Thomas on Tuesday withdrew his plea from the Delhi High Court in which he had sought a stay on the appointment of his successor till the President decides on the appeal against his dismissal ANI

Telangana crisis: Manmohan Singh meets Andhra leaders
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday met leaders of Andhra Pradesh, who demanded the creation for a separate state of Telangana. ANI

People of Kashmir have spoken, heed the message
The massive turnout in the recently concluded Panchayati Raj elections in J and K is not only a reiteration of the belief in participatory democracy in the troubled region but equally a message to all the forces that have been opposing the strengthening of the process and institutions. ANI

Need for political compromises to resolve fisheries disputes: Nirupama Rao
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has underlined the need for "some kind of political compromises" to resolve the frequently occurring fisheries disputes between India and Sri Lanka. ANI

MEA proposes independent body for implementation of aid projects.
India' s economic clout has been growing leaps and bounds , the country is fast emerging as one of the biggest regional donor state, whether it is a billion dollar line of credit for Bangladesh, a big scale housing project in Sri Lanka, or a 1 .5 billion dollar disbursement for capacity building in Afghanistan. ANI

Second US-India Strategic Dialogue begins in Delhi
The second strategic dialogue between the United States and India has begun at Hyderabad House here this morning. ANI

Assam flood situation still grim
The overall flood situation still remains unchanged in Assam's Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Golaghat and Sonitpur Dhemaji Districts. ANI

EC team to review poll preparedness in Uttar Pradesh
A team of Election Commission (EC) officials, led by Chief Election Commission S Y Quraishi, will be in Uttar Pradesh for three days from today to assess poll arrangements for next year's assembly elections. ANI

Clinton meets Shiv Shankar Menon
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is on a three-day official visit to India, met National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon here today. ANI

Clinton, Krishna to hold US-India strategic dialogue
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will lead their respective delegations in the Second US-India Strategic Dialogue to be held here on Tuesday. ANI

India's One97 Communications invests S1M$ in The Mobile Gamer (TMG) of Singapore
Mobile Social game creator TheMobileGamer Pte Ltd (TMG) of Singapore, received series A funding of S$1 Million from One97 Communications of India. TMG is a publisher of mobile social games like Club Wars, Monster Fight and Fun Factory for South East Asia. Distributed directly through and via social networks, TMG has more than 500,000 subscriber base for its games Business Wire India

UFLEX Commissions Al-Ox Coater, CPP-film line at Egypt Plant
-- Planned investments in Egypt pegged at US$ 135 million for BOPP films, PET and CPP films -- The first line to produce 35000TPA of BOPP film commenced operations -- Second line to produce 12000 TPA of CPP film also commenced operations and third line to produce 30000 TPA of PET film is under implementation & expected to commence by Dec., 2011 / Jan Business Wire India

Ratnakar Bank's inaugural Certificate of Deposits (COD) Programme gets assigned [ICRA] A1+ highest short-term rating
Ratnakar Bank today announced that ICRA Limited, an associate of Moody’s Investor Service, has assigned a rating of [ICRA] A1+, its highest short-term rating, for the Rupees 375 crore Certificate of Deposits Programme of Ratnakar Bank Business Wire India

ESPN STAR Sports Launches India’s first 24x7 High Definition Sports Channels
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Hotelogix Migrates to Amazon Web Services for More Flexibility
Hotelogix, a Hotel Management System for small and mid-sized hospitality businesses from HMS Infotech, has recently migrated to Amazon Web Services (AWS). This migration ensures further flexibility to the customers besides encompassing all of the hotel/motel industry's daily activities, including reservations, front desk operations, point of sale terminals, and housekeeping management Business Wire India

Sify collaborates with LIVE, Loyola College, Chennai to offer job-oriented Training in Learning Design
Sify Software Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ : SIFY), today announced their collaboration with Loyola Institute of Vocational Education (LIVE), Loyola College, to offer job-oriented certificate program in Learning Design Business Wire India

Motorola Solutions Announces Shipment of One Millionth MOTOTRBO™ Two Way Radio
Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) announced the delivery of its one millionth MOTOTRBO™ two way radio. MOTOTRBO is a comprehensive communication solution with a portfolio of portable and mobile radios, repeaters, data applications and services Business Wire India

HP Adds two Indian Organizations to its Global HP Catalyst Program
HP has announced the addition of two Indian organizations, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University and Learning Links Foundation to its global 21 additional organizations from 12 countries are joining the HP Catalyst network of leading institutions transforming STEM teaching and learning worldwide Business Wire India

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