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India committed to address contemporary challenges of all nations on its rim: Krishna
Asserting that Indian Ocean is of strategic importance to all its member nations, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Tuesday said India is committed to take initiates to address the contemporary challenges and developmental aspirations of all nations on its rim. ANI

'Naxals are worst violators of human rights', says Chidambaram
Stating that the Naxals are the worst violators of human rights, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that the people at large need to understand that the rebels are involved in widespread cases of human rights violation. ANI

Reorganisation bid of UP invites flak, Congress dubs it poll gimmick
Slamming the bid to divide Uttar Pradesh into four parts, Congress leader Renuka Chaudhary dubbed it as an election sop for the locals of the poll bound state. ANI

BJP terms Mayawati's announcement of splitting UP a 'political stunt'
Hours after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati announced that the state cabinet has approved a proposal to split the state into four regions, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) terming it to be a political stunt on Tuesday said the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Government had no intention of fulfilling this policy. ANI

BJP demands an apology from Rahul Gandhi over his 'begging' remarks
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday demanded an apology from Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi for his statement on the migration of people from Uttar Pradesh to other states of India. ANI

Bhanwari Devi case fallout: Gehlot Cabinet resigns, reshuffle soon
Under sharp criticism over a series of recent controversies including the mysterious disappearance of a nurse Bhanwari Devi, the entire Rajasthan Cabinet resigned today thereby paving the way for Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to carry out a reshuffle. ANI

'Need to bring Group C and D officers under Lokpal': Kejriwal
Right To Information (RTI) crusader and veteran social activist Anna Hazare's key aide Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the members of the Standing Committee need to bring officers of Group C and D within the ambit of the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Mamata Banerjee initiates educational and sanitation programmes in WB
In a new roadmap for development, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the launching of educational and sanitation programmes in the region. ANI

India launches new generation strategic missile Agni-4
India today successfully test fired the most advanced long-range missile system Agni-4 from an island off the Odisha coast. ANI

Supporters of Sikh faction slam Advani as his 'Jan Chetana Yatra' enters Amritsar
Supporters of the Mann faction of the collection of Sikh political parties slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani as his anti-graft tour entered Punjab's Amritsar city on Tuesday. ANI

Kalam pitches for promoting spiritual tourism and agriculture in Bihar
Stressing on the need for economic development in Bihar, former President, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, on Tuesday outlined a framework for developing the state as a hub for spiritual tourism and a brand for agro products. ANI

Kissan enters Limca Book of Records for creating 'world's largest Jammy art'
Hindustan Unilever-owned household brand Kissan has entered into the Limca Book of Records for creating 'world's largest Jammy Art' in Mumbai. ANI

Terrorism with cross- national linkages pose critical challenge in South Asia: Antony
Asserting that terrorism continues to be a problem for nations in South Asia, Defence Minister A.K Antony today said that the gamut of security issues facing various nations in the region is largely non-traditional and asymmetric. ANI

India, UK agree to set up partnership fund for pro-poor renewables
India and UK today agreed to set up partnership fund for pro-poor renewables on a priority basis to scale up installation of renewable energy technology in a cost effective and efficient manner. ANI

End of uranium sales ban will give impetus to India, Australia relations: Rudd
Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd on Tuesday backed Prime Minister Julia Gillard's bid to lift the ban imposed on the sale of uranium sales to India, stating that the acceptance of the proposal would further strengthen relations between the two nations. ANI

Digvijay Singh questions credibility of CAG report on 2G scam
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday claimed links between Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and questioned the latter's report on the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

'We find positive signs in relation with Pak in economic co-operation area': Antony
Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday said the positive outcome of talks between the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and his Pakistani counterpart, Yusuf Raza Gilani, on the sidelines of the recently concluded 17th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit, have paved way for strengthening bilateral ties. ANI

Uttar Pradesh to be divided into four parts, announces Mayawati
With state assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh a little over six months away, Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday announced that the state cabinet has approved a proposal to split the state into four regions. ANI

Manmohan Singh wants next decade to be 'a decade of innovation'
Describing innovation as a 'game changer', Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the country was currently witnessing innovation in rights-based delivery through the Right to Work, Right to Information and Right to Education, while a Right to Food Security was on the anvil. ANI

Need to build on all existing measures to combat piracy: Krishna
Describing piracy as a priority challenge, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Tuesday said: "We need to build upon existing national, regional and multilateral measures to enhance coordination to combat piracy." ANI

BJP's Hussain questions genuineness of Rahul Gandhi's concern for Dalits
Responding to the campaign of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain has mockingly said that young Nehru-Gandhi scion was concerned about the welfare of Dalits in just one state and not the entire country. ANI

BJP accuses Congress of inaction on inflation
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain has blamed the Congress party for playing politics on the issue of uplifting the poor and not doing enough to control a surging inflation. ANI

Disney and PVR Nest Launch’ My City My Parks’ initiative
Disney, an international family entertainment brand and PVR Nest; the CSRarm of PVR Cinemas, the most premium film entertainment company in India; launched a first-of-its-kind initiative ‘My City My Parks’ under Young Expressions today at PVR Cinema, Phoenix Mills, Mumbai Business Wire India

Software AG Unleashes the Power of Business Process Management
Software AG, a global leader in software and services for Business Process Excellence with operations serving 10,000 customers across 70 countries, has announced the Indian leg of Process Forum Asia, 2011 to be held on November 24th, 2011 at The Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. Process Forum Asia 2011, Mumbai is part of a multi-country event also being held in Singapore and Malaysia Business Wire India

New CA Cloud 360 Solution from CA Technologies Helps Enterprises Accelerate Time to Value with Cloud Initiatives
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) unveiled CA Cloud 360, a new solution that provides enterprises with a prescriptive approach to validate and select which applications and business services are best suited for private, public and hybrid clouds or traditional models Business Wire India

Groupon Promoters to Launch a New E-Commerce Business in India
To cater to the growing demands of ever increasing online customers, Rocket Internet, a key promoter behind Groupon International, will invest in a new e-commerce website next month. This website will promote retailing of a wide range of Fashion & Lifestyle products showcasing both Indian and International labels Business Wire India

SCHWING Stetter Holds one of the Largest Stalls at EXCON 2011
SCHWING Stetter India, one of the pioneers of concrete construction equipment in India, is gearing up for a momentous participation at EXCON 2011, the sixth international exhibition on construction equipment & construction technology trade fair, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), India’s premier industry association Business Wire India

Siemens PLM Software Recognized by Dataquest Magazine as the Leading PLM Vendor in India Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders. Business Wire India

Altair Appoints Miles Mahoney as President of its HiQube Business Intelligence Software Division
Altair Engineering, a leading global provider of simulation, advanced computing and enterprise analytics solutions, today announced the appointment of Miles Mahoney as president of its HiQube business intelligence software division Business Wire India

Kailash Tower New Project in Vasai by Chetana Developers, Kailash Tower Vasai Mumbai
Kailash Tower is an upcoming residential project by Chetana Developers. Kailash Tower is located at Vasai Link Road, Nallasopara East, Mumbai. Kailash Tower offers 1 BHK apartments with the size range of 550 sq ft - 560 sq ft. Kailash Tower is 2.5 km from Vasai Railway Station. Kailash Tower Mumbai Specification: R.C.C. framed structure and Earthquake resistant Business Wire India

Nimsoft CEO Chris O’Malley Declares Transformation of IT From Infrastructure Owner Into Service Broker
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GETIT Launches an Exclusive Microsite for Cars
Planning to buy a new car soon? Now you will have all the right answers. GETIT, India’s leading information services provider, launched a special section on its website dedicated to cars and car enthusiasts. The aim is to let users share information, views, reviews and tips amongst themselves Business Wire India

MediaValueWorks India’s First Cloud-based PR & Communications Platform Offers Distribution of Organisation’s Success Stories to Global Media
MediaValueWorks India ( offers India’s first cloud based service for Global Public Relations enabling ‘Local Businesses to Communicate Effectively with Global Media’. We help our clients communicate across growth markets by publishing their messages in both local and international media Business Wire India

Bhartiya Announce the Appointment Ajay Malhotra as New Group CFO
Bhartiya is strengthening its management team with the appointment of Ajay Malhotra to the position of Group Chief Financial Officer. Ajay is a commerce graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University and is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary with over 22 years of experience, last 11 years in financial services Business Wire India

Parental Stress a Cause of Autism in Children
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David Dobson Defines the “New Normal” of IT at CA World 2011
CA WORLD - CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) Executive Vice President and Group Executive, Customer Solutions, Group David Dobson defined the “new normal” for IT organizations experiencing the confluence of trends, technologies and events in a world dominated by an anytime, anywhere, uninterrupted customer experience Business Wire India

Vinay Unique Residency Virar Mumbai, Vinay Unique Residency 1BHK 2BHK Apartments Virar
Vinay Unique Construction presents 12 acres mega township Vinay Unique Residency , located at Virar (West) in Mumbai. Vinay Unique Residency offers unbelievably affordable 1BHK, 2BHK apartments in the size range 590 sq ft - 850 sq ft Business Wire India

Kissan Enters the Limca Book of Records for the World's Largest Jammy Art creation in India
Kissan India’s favourite household brand for jams, squashes and tomato ketchups, from the house of Hindustan Unilever Limited, today created a fresh record which gains the brand an entry into Limca Book of Records Business Wire India

Government of India ,TB Experts Discuss Integration of TB Screening for Pediatric TB in Child Health Programmes, on Children’s Day at Seminar Organised by Global Health Advocates India
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