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PM to leave for Bali tomorrow to participate in India-ASEAN Summit
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will embark on a visit to Bali, Indonesia, on Thursday to participate in the ninth India-ASEAN Summit and the sixth East Asia Summit. ANI

West Bengal CM Mamata terms Maoists to be criminals
West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday issued a stern warning to the Maoists and termed the ultras to be criminals ANI

BJP welcomes Delhi HC verdict in cash-for-vote case
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday expressed relief after the Delhi High Court granted bail to Lal Krishna Advani's former aide Sudheendra Kulkarni and two former party lawmakers in the 2008 cash-for-vote case. ANI

Rajasthan CM Gehlot reshuffles cabinet, drops tainted ministers
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who was under sharp criticism over a series of recent controversies including the mysterious disappearance of a nurse Bhanwari Devi, reshuffled his cabinet on Wednesday and dropped several tainted ministers in an endeavour to recoup the trust and confidence of the people of the state. ANI

India not concerned with other countries' technology, says Saraswat
Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) chief V.K. Saraswat on Wednesday said the country makes missiles in order to meet security as opposed to competing with the latest technologies launched by other countries. ANI

Delhi High Court grants bail to cash-for-vote scam accused
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted bail to two former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmakers and Lal Krishna Advani's former aide Sudheendra Kulkarni along with two other accused in the 2008 cash-for-vote case. ANI

Digvijay Singh clarifies Rahul Gandhi's 'begging' remarks
Clarifying Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's 'begging' remark, senior party leader Digvijay Singh said Gandhi had indirectly attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena Party for trying to chase people out from the state through violent means. ANI

Bihar CM Nitish hails decision to cut petrol price
Welcoming the slashing of petrol prices by 3.2 percent or Rs. 1.85 per litre across the country, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said fuel prices should be regulated according to international oil prices. ANI

Bihar CM Nitish welcomes Mayawati's announcement of splitting UP
Strongly supporting the decision of the Mayawati Government to divide Uttar Pradesh into four smaller parts, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said the division of the state would ensure better management and future development. ANI

Cabinet approves Bill prohibiting unfair practices by institutions
The Union Cabinet today approved an official amendment to prohibit unfair practices in Technical Educational Institutions, Medical Educational Institutions and Universities Bill, 2010. ANI

Cabinet approves compensation for NTPC project in Uttarakhand
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved the setting up of a high-level committee headed by the Power Ministry to finalise compensation for the discontinued project site of Loharinag Pala in Uttarakhand ANI

British Columbia premier visits Golden Temple
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark accompanied by the Canadian province's health minister Mike de Jong and other officials, visited the Golden Temple here today. ANI

FNVA, IIC to hold conference on 'River Waters: Perspectives and Challenges for Asia'
Foundation for Non-violent Alternatives (FNVA), an institute for developing peace studies, and the India International Centre (IIC) will hold a three-day conference on 'River Waters: Perspectives and Challenges for Asia' beginning here on Friday. ANI

UP govt. encouraged SP workers to jump barricades at Phulpur rally: Digvijay Singh
Days after union ministers and some Congress legislators roughed up Samajwadi Party (SP) activists during a black flag demonstration against Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, party leader Digvijay Singh alleged that everything was planned by Mayawati Government. ANI

Maharashtra Government wants more money to develop Naxal hit areas
Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has said more money is needed to ensure proper development in Naxal-hit areas of the state. ANI

Mehbooba Mufti finds Omar frivolous over AFSPA
Criticising Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for his proposal to partially revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti said the former seemed frivolous about the issue. ANI

Baba Ramdev finds Gaddafi in Congress leaders
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev is finding characteristics of Muammar Gaddafi in various leaders of Congress party. ANI

Pak vows to open commerce, ease visa rules to improve ties with India
Pakistan has agreed to start business in a major way with India by February, and ease visa rules in the latest sign of normalising trade relations with its nuclear-armed rival. ANI

Karnataka HC grants anticipatory bail to Yeddyurappa
The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to state's former Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa in connection with the complaints relating to alleged irregularities in denotification of government lands. ANI

CA Technologies Unveils Cloud Commons Marketplace and Developer Studio for Building, Selling and Buying Enterprise Class Cloud Solutions
CA WORLD – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) unveiled new features and functionality to the Cloud Commons® ecosystem including the new Cloud Commons Marketplace that facilitates the buying and selling of cloud services and content, and the Cloud Commons Developer Studio, for planning, building and testing cloud-based software solutions Business Wire India

CA Technologies New Cloud Solutions Deliver Business Agility
CA Technologies today announced several new and enhanced agile cloud solutions that deliver business services across public, private or hybrid clouds. These solutions provide the basis for customers to drive business services from the planning and model stage to deployment and operations Business Wire India

Brickwork Ratings reaffirms “Stable” Outlook for the Indian Banking Sector
Brickwork Ratings maintains a “Stable” outlook for the Indian banking sector in the coming six to twelve months. This outlook is based on a rational view of past performance of the banking industry, positives and challenges faced by banks, the regulatory environment and implications of Euro Zone crisis and other events in the world economy Business Wire India

Ozonegroup Launches Ozone Urbana, an Integrated Township Development
Ozonegroup, one of the leading property developers announced today the launch of the largest integrated township in Bangalore - Ozone Urbana. Spread across an area of 150 acres and situated on NH7 near BIAL airport, Ozone Urbana is a self contained township with homes and commercial developments with a potential to employ 50,000 people Business Wire India

SCHWING Stetter Launches ‘NIMO’
SCHWING Stetter India, one of the pioneers of concrete construction equipment in India, today announced the launch of their new product - NIMO. NIMO enters the Indian market as an enterprising mini concrete mixer. The product was unveiled by Anand Sundaresan, Managing Director, SCHWING Stetter India, and Mr. V.G. Sakthikumar, Chief Operating Officer, SCHWING Stetter India at the press conference Business Wire India

PVR bluO Opens First ever Inter-school Pin Strike Bowling Tournament
PVR bluo added yet another feather in its long list of accomplishments by organizing the First Edition of India’s First Inter-school Bowling Tournament at two of its centres at Ambience Mall, Gurgaon & Vasant Kunj. The 4 Week Long Tournament that commenced on November 7 would end with the finale on December 1 Business Wire India

Humane Society International Praises Crowne Plaza Bengaluru-Electronics City for Leadership in Animal Welfare
Humane Society International is praising the Crowne Plaza Bengaluru-Electronics City Hotel and Resort for being the first in the Indian hospitality industry to phase out its procurement of eggs from hens confined in cages or continually confined indoors in sheds Business Wire India

Citi Micro Entrepreneur Awards Announced the Governing Council for its 2011 Programme
The Citi Micro Entrepreneur Awards (CMEA), today announced the members of its Governing Council for the 2011 Awards program. Chaired by Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), the Governing Council comprises eminent persons including, for the first time, Mr Business Wire India

Ananda in the Himalayas Continues its Winning spree - Wins Prestigious ‘Tatler’ and ‘SpaFinder’ Awards 2011
‘Ananda in the Himalayas’, India’s first and only Destination spa, has yet again consolidated its leadership position by winning two prestigious awards for the year 2011 – The ‘Tatler’ Spa award and ‘SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award’ Business Wire India

AREVA Completes Installation of Heavy Components of the Primary Cooling System at Olkiluoto 3
The Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) EPR™ reactor project in Finland met a major milestone this autumn with the installation of the fourth and last pump of the primary cooling system and its connection to the auxiliary piping and onsite power system. http://www.newscastwire.com/en/org/areva?event=270 MORE ABOUT AREVA supplies solutions for power generation with less carbon Business Wire India

Mobile Phones to outnumber World’s Population in 2012
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), one of the world’s largest professional societies will be holding its annual Pinkerton lecture for the second time in India on November 21, 2011. The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Mike Short, President of IET and Vice President Public Affairs, Telefonica Europe at the Infosys Convention Centre, Electronics City, Bengaluru Business Wire India

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