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AFSPA row: 'No is not an option', says Omar Abdullah
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday reiterated his demand for withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from peaceful areas of the state, and said that he would not take 'no' for an answer from the Indian Army. ANI

Maharashtra CM Chavan says Team Anna free to take part in elections
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said veteran social activist Anna Hazare and the members of his core team are free to take part in the upcoming elections. ANI

Rajasthan's Pushkar annual camel fair draws foreign tourists
Foreign tourists arrived in large numbers at India's largest cattle and camel fair in the town of Pushkar in Rajasthan amidst tight security on Wednesday. ANI

Millions of Hindus bathe in sacred rivers on occasion of Kartik Purnima
Tens of hundreds of Hindu devotees took a dip and offered prayers in sacred River Ganges on the occasion of the festival of 'Kartik Purnima' across India on Thursday. ANI

Five-day Renuka Fair ends in Himachal Pradesh
The traditional Lord Parshuram-Renuka Fair ended on Thursday in Sirmour district, Himachal Pradesh. ANI

Sikh devotees celebrate 543rd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak
Sikh devotees took a holy dip in the sacred pond at the Golden Temple here on the 543rd birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev, on Thursday. ANI

Tiny tot from India gifts Google its new Doodle
A seven-year-old school student Varsha Gupta won the national-level third 'Doodle4Google' contest organised here on Wednesday. ANI

Supply of fuel resumes in blockade-hit Manipur
Manipur heaved a sigh of relief on Thursday as the state government took steps to ensure that supply of fuel resumes at 28 selected oil pump outlets. ANI

Yashwant Sinha slams Manmohan Singh for calling Gilani a 'man of peace'
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha today criticised Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for calling his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani a 'man of peace.' ANI

Committees on nuke plant will address concerns of protesters, assures V Narayanasamy
Minister of State in the PMO V Narayanasamy today said that the committees constituted by the Central and State Governments would address the issues raised by the protectors as they expressed their apprehensions over the safety aspects of the nuclear plant. ANI

Mohan Bhagwat says RSS supports Anna but not 'joined' him
Asserting that Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) has not joined Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement, its chief Mohan Bhagwat today said that his organisation will always support all movements against corruption. ANI

CBI questions ex-Rajasthan Minister Maderna in Bhanwari Devi case
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths are questioning sacked controversial Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna in connection with the mysterious disappearance of a nurse Bhanwari Devi. ANI

Mamata intervened at police station to prevent violence: W. Bengal Governor
West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan has defended Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her controversial intervention in getting two of her party men freed from a police station, saying she did so to prevent violence. ANI

UPA allies equally responsible for high inflation and graft: BJP
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain has held the allies of the Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) equally responsible for the increasing inflation and corruption in the country. ANI

Maoist violence in Orissa, Jharkhand disheartening: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has voiced his disappointment over the high level of Maoist violence in Orissa and Jharkhand. ANI

Hazare says he is waiting till end of winter session, threatens to start another movement
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare has threatened to start another movement again if the Lokpal Bill is not introduced and passed during the Winter Session of Parliament. ANI

Digvijay slams RSS leader Kumar, says he never labelled Hindus as militants
Reacting sharply to Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar criticism , Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh has said he never labelled all Hindus as militants, adding that he only considered people with a fundamentalist bent of mind as extremists. ANI

Belkin India enters Nepal
-- Strengthens foothold in SAARC region -- Appoints Neoteric Nepal as Distributor for the territory Belkin India, a leading provider of interconnectivity solutions across computing and consumer electronic devices, announced that the company has extended its operations and established presence in Nepal Business Wire India

Bosch Power Tools opens its first exclusive Fischer store in Kolkata
-- Fischer fixing systems along with Bosch Power Tools to offer a complete range of offerings/solutions for construction and new industrial applications -- Products can be seen and tested by craftsmen, technicians, and civil engineers to meet their technical requirements Vijay Pandey, Vice President Bosch Power Tools, India Business Wire India

Birlasoft Announces Shan Bala as CEO
Birlasoft, the global IT services arm of the C K Birla Group announces the appointment of Shan Bala as the Chief Executive Officer. Shan was heading Global Sales and Marketing for Birlasoft prior to this appointment. Shan has held many senior leadership positions in the past including with Satyam Computer Services (later known as Mahindra Satyam) Business Wire India

TERI University Celebrates its Annual Green Festival “Aahvaan 2011”
Preparing the youth for creating a green future for the present and future generations is a responsibility of academic institutions, especially those engaged in professional education and research Business Wire India

SIOM – Taking Operations Management higher
Leading operations management institute SIOM has its admissions open for the year 2012-2014. Always aimed towards world class management programs with an emphasis on Operations Management, SIOM has become a name to reckon with in the business of Operations Management Business Wire India

Symbiosis goes Mobile and Video Savvy for SNAP 2011
Education giant Symbiosis has gone mobile to ensure reach to students preparing for the exam. Known for taking up its student savvy marketing initiatives, Symbiosis has launched that gives aspirants the exclusive ability to surf for SNAP 2011 related content via mobile Business Wire India

National Final of BMW Golf Cup International 2011 concluded in Gurgaon
BMW India held the National Final of BMW Golf Cup International 2011 at the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon on 05 November 2011. The winners of the National Final of BMW Golf Cup International 2011 will participate in the World Final of the BMW Golf Cup International 2011 which is scheduled to be held in Singapore from 05 – 10 March 2012. Dr. Andreas Schaaf, President, BMW India and Mr Business Wire India Launches ‘Emerging Business Forum’ for SMEs
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