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SAARC nations resolve to work together to fight terrorism and piracy
At the conclusion of 17th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Addu City, Maldives, Southsian nations resolved to root out terrorism. ANI

Dip in industrial output results in economic slowdown, says Ahluwalia
Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, today expressed concern on the country's slow economic growth, which was highlighted by the dip in the industrial output. ANI

Over 15,000 tax disputes settled by Income Tax Settlement Commission
The Income Tax Settlement Commission, Union Finance Ministry, has settled over 15,000 tax disputes involving over 1.35 lakhs tax proceedings in its life time since 1976. ANI

BCCI needs to be brought under RTI Act, says Ajay Maken
Reiterating his objective to bring the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) under the purview of Right to Information Act, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken today said that the move would prevent money laundering. ANI

Mirwaiz hails Manmohan Singh for discussing Kashmir issue with Gilani
Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today hailed Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for taking up the Kashmir issue with his Pakistan counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani. ANI

Pallam Raju calls for speeding up construction of border roads
Minister of State for Defence, Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju, has called for speeding up the construction of strategic border roads. ANI

DRDO conducts fifth successful flight of UAV RUSTOM-1
Indigenously designed and developed RUSTOM-1 made fifth successful flight this morning while flying at an altitude of 2300 ft AGL (above ground level) and at a speed 100 knots during 25 minute of cruise near Hosur. ANI

Second meeting of Security Advisory Council to Civil Aviation held
The second meeting of the Security Advisory Council to Civil Aviation (SACCA) was held here today under the chairmanship of Secretary Dr. Nasim Zaidi. ANI

Maken sanctions ex-gratia assistance to Desh Prem Azad
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken has sanctioned ex-gratia assistance of Rs.3,44,703 to Desh Prem Azad, a former cricket coach, from National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons. ANI

Antony advocates IDSA to become a world-class institute
Emphasising that monopoly is a dangerous thing any field, be it politics, security or even bureaucracy, Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Friday urged the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA) to compete with others and become the tallest among them. ANI

Year-long "Shiksha Ka Haq" campaign launched
The Central Government today launched its ambitious 'Shiksha ka Haq' campaign with an aims to create awareness among people about the Right to Education and their entitlement to free and compulsory education. ANI

Advani seeks explanation from Sonia Gandhi over rampant corruption
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani on Friday hit out at Congress President Sonia Gandhi and demanded an explanation from her over all the corruption charges levelled against the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government. ANI

India will finalise a border mechanism with China, opines Antony
Defence Minister A. K. Antony on Friday said that before the end of the year India would be able to finalise a border mechanism with China. ANI

Digvijay Singh pulls up BJP for targeting UPA in cash-for-votes scam

Krishna condoles demise of Indian diplomat T. Cherian
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has condoled the untimely demise of Consul General of India at Mazar-e-Sharief, T. Cherian, who expired yesterday, having succumbed to serious head injuries, due to a fall at his residence. ANI

Unified Command to decide on AFSPA, says Antony
Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday said the Unified Command would take a decision on the revocation of controversial anti-militancy law, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from certain regions of Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Digvijay rubbishes Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's claims, says 'he is free to go anywhere'
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday rubbished spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's claims that his visit to Rahul Gandhi's parliamentary constituency of Amethi was cancelled due to political pressure from Delhi, and said he is free to go anywhere he wishes in the country. ANI

Don't politicize AFSPA issue in Kashmir: Azad
Speaking on the revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)' from Jammu and Kashmir, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has said there is no need to politicise the controversial issue. ANI

'Anna should make his stand clear on links with RSS and BJP': Digvijay Singh
Asserting that Team Anna has the backing of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday said veteran social activist Anna Hazare should make his stand clear on his links with the saffron outfit. ANI

BJP leaders slam government over corruption
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders have slammed the ruling Congress party for not trying to bring back black money stashed in Swiss banks, which could be used in the development projects in rural areas. ANI

I am not working to gain political mileage: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has said his work was not politically motivated, but rather was creating awareness in society against corruption. ANI

Sukhbir Singh Badal takes a dig at Rahul Gandhi
Taking a dig at Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal welcomes him to campaign in upcoming state elections, as it would 'ensure Congress' defeat'. ANI

Naqvi terms Congress, BSP, SP as 'triplet of graft'
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has lashed out at the three main political rivals of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh by mockingly terming them as the 'triplet of graft.' ANI

Raj Realty - Raj Estate Mira Road Mumbai, 1BHK 2BHK Flats in Mira Road Mumbai
Raj Estate - Ready Procession Project in Mira Road Raj Estate is an exclusively planned ultra modem residential township at a well- connected “win - win” location ahead of Kashimira, just off the Western Express Highway Business Wire India

Raj Realty G.N.Residency Ready Procession Project in Mira Road, Flats in Mira Road
G.N.Residency is an entirely designed ultra modem residential township by Raj Realty in Mira Road, Mumbai. Raj Realty G N Residency offers well ventilated 1 BHK & 2 BHK apartments with size range 691 sq ft - 985 sq ft. The floor plan is thoughtfully designed to maintain a fine sense of concord and uniqueness. G.N.Residency is 2.5km from Mira Road Railway Stations. G.N Business Wire India

A Unique Online Tool “CAR VIEW” to Redefine Choosing a Car
Car Videos – one of Indias premier auto portals today launched "CAR VIEW" an online audio visual tool to enable car buyers make the right choice. Today in the car market there are over 150 models to choose from with over one thousand five hundred variants being offerred, this often confuses a buyer and makes it harder to decide Business Wire India

IIHT Partners with Microsoft to Launch Learning programs on Cloud
IIHT along with Microsoft launched, a one of its kind certification program “IIHT Certified Cloud Expert” Business Wire India

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Continues India Expansion with Opening of Larger New Delhi Showroom
-- Rolls-Royce Motor Cars New Delhi relocates to larger showroom -- Opening coincides with the New Delhi launch of Ghost Extended Wheelbase Rolls-Royce Motor Cars continues its expansion in India with the opening of a new, larger showroom at Mohan Co-operative Industrial Estate, Mathura Road, New Delhi. The award-winning Ghost has seen exceptional demand since its 2010 launch in India Business Wire India

Hansraj College Wins Inaugural TerraGreen Quiz at the TERI University Fest
Teams from Hansraj College, New Delhi and TERI University, New Delhi were the big winners at the first ever TerraGreen Quiz, held as part of “Aahvaan”—the TERI University annual cultural festival. Open to colleges across NCR and India, the quiz saw participation from a number of other Delhi colleges Business Wire India

Alicat Mass Flow and Pressure Devices ATEX Approved
Alicat Scientific, Inc. offers its Mass Flow Meters, Mass Flow Controllers, and Pressure Equipment with an ATEX approved -X option. With this ATEX rating, Alicat’s precision devices are even easier to integrate into a wide range of hazardous settings or applications, without sacrificing functionality Business Wire India

Labsphere Adds Goniophotometers to lllumination Test Range
Labsphere, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of goniophotometers to its light measurement product line. As part of a cooperative agreement with UL Verification Services Inc., Labsphere will now promote and sell high quality Type C goniophotometers, a product which completes the company’s full range of IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) LM-79 test and measurement solutions Business Wire India

The Akshaya Patra Foundation Completes 11 years Serving mid-day Meals on 11.11.11
On 11.11.11, The Akshaya Patra Foundation completed 11 years of serving mid-day meals to children in government schools, as an implementing partner of the central and state government. 11th November is always a special day for Akshaya Patra, for it was on this day 11 years ago, that the Foundation began to feed 1500 school children from 5 schools in Bangalore Business Wire India

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