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China doing Kargil like attack is 'out of question', says India
Rubbishing the recently published Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) report that says China could do a Kargil type attack against India, government sources have said 'it is out of question'. ANI

Mamata blames previous government for rise in infant deaths in WB
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday blamed the previous Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Government for the series of infant deaths, which have occurred in the state. ANI

BJP slams Congress over its failure to combat rampant corruption
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday asserted that the ruling Congress Party was not in a position to tackle corruption and worked on the policy of sabotaging persons, who fought against this rampant menace. ANI

India could support supplementary financing for Euro Zone, says Mukherjee
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday asserted that India could consider supplementary financing for Euro Zone, after making a credible assessment of the solvency issue. ANI

Pallam Raju calls for cooperation from Pakistan to fight militancy
Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju on Wednesday said that it is baseless for India and Pakistan to point fingers at each other on the boiling issue of militancy and maintained that a conclusive approach for dialogue should be encouraged to deal with the menace of militancy gripping the neighbouring countries. ANI

Migratory birds arrive in huge numbers in Rajasthan
People of Jaipur witnessed the arrival of a large number of migratory birds including flamingos, cormorants and stilts in the city. ANI

Kashmir saffron farmers anticipating bountiful yield
Farmers in Pulwama town of Jammu and Kashmir are anticipating a higher yield of saffron crops, assisted by plenty of rainfall and adequate climatic conditions in the region. ANI

Art lovers throng to witness mural exhibition in Thiruvananthapuram
Art lovers thronged Thiruvananthapuram which is hosting a seven-day long mural paintings exhibition, showcasing the finest and rarest art works. ANI

Inland fish farming gaining popularity in Tamil Nadu
Inland fish farming has gained popularity and has emerged as a main source of livelihood for the farmers in Mankarai village near Pennagram Taluck in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri district, as they incurred huge losses in the fields. ANI

Kerala to become first state in India to facilitate e-filing of RTI
The e-filing of RTI conceived by the Kerala State IT mission will make Kerala the first state in India to facilitate online RTI queries. ANI

Editors Guild deplores Justice Katju's draconian views on media
The Editors Guild of India has deplored comments made by Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju about media and media professionals, which it said was "ill-considered, sweeping and uninformed." ANI

Karnataka HC adjourns hearing on Yeddyurappa's bail plea till Thursday
The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday adjourned till tomorrow further hearing on the bail plea of former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who is currently lodged in Bangalore's Central Prison. ANI

Rahul Gandhi assesses Uttar Pradesh situation ahead of polls
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi visited a village in Chandauli District here on Wednesday and interacted with the villagers. ANI

Canada's Minister of International Trade to visit lndia
Canada's Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, Ed Fast, will lead a trade mission to India from November 3 to 9 to promote increased trade and investment between Canada and India. ANI

Digvijay Singh slams Team Anna for anti-Congress remarks
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Wednesday lashed out at the members of veteran social activist Anna Hazare's team over the latter's comments against his party. ANI

Salman Khurshid says Advani's demands would mean a parallel trial into 2G scam
Hitting out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani for wanting to conduct a parallel trial into the 2G Spectrum scam, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said that the details of the proceedings of the court cannot be divulged as the case is subjudice. ANI

Advani wants all facts of 2G scam made public
Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani today said that the country would like to know all the facts related to the multi-billion dollar 2G scam. ANI

Partial lifting of economic blockade providing no relief in Manipur
The news of the Sadar Hills District Demand Committee (SHDDC) lifting the blockade in Manipur, following a written assurance from the State government to upgrade Sadar Hills as a full fledged district, has brought no respite to the people of the Manipur as a counter economic blockade by United Naga Council (UNC) continues to be in full swing along the national highways. ANI

Paramilitary forces bust Maoist hideout in Gaya
The Central Reserve Police and Cobra forces busted a Maoist hideout in Bihar's Gaya district on Tuesday. ANI

Two smugglers arrested in Lucknow while trying to sell banned leopard skin
Police personnel in Lucknow arrested two smugglers along with leopard skin on Tuesday. ANI

Hema Malini, Asha Bhosle back anti corruption crusaders
The anti-corruption movement has not only electrified the masses in India, but also drawn the attention of Bollywood stars like Hema Malini and veteran singer Asha Bhosle who extended their support for the cause led by social activists Anna Hazare and Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev. ANI

PM wanting to review RTI Act wrong: Advani
Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani has criticised a recent statement made by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to critically review the Right to Information (RTI) Act to improve its functioning. ANI

Reservation quota politics hots up in run up to Uttar Pradesh polls
Lucknow, Nov 2 (NAI): The politics of reservation took centrestage in Uttar Pradesh, with political parties accusing each other of using reservation to sway voters. ANI

Lokpal Bill to be ready by Winter Session of Parliament: Vilasrao Deshmukh
Union Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has said the Lokpal Bill would be presented before the Parliament in the upcoming Winter Session. ANI

Cannes Summit to focus on coordinated approach to put global economy back on track: PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Wednesday said that it is important for the Cannes Group of Twenty (G-20) Summit to signal a strong and coordinated approach to put the global economy back on track. ANI

Assam Biologists educate villagers on bird conservation
Biologists in Assam are making the villagers aware about the importance of birds with the objective of increasing their numbers in near future. ANI

Revocation of AFSPA in J and K: Imperatives and options
The milieu of normalcy witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir (J and K) during the preceding summer has given enough reason for cheer ANI

UFLEX Ltd Q2 FY11-12 Net Profit at Rs. 57 crore
Uflex Ltd, the Bombay Stock Exchange (UFLEX: 500148) and NSE listed, India's largest flexible packaging company has achieved the consolidated revenue for the September quarter of 2011 of Rs. 1097 crore as against Rs. 859 crore for the same quarter last year, up 28%. The higher revenue growth is attributed to new capacity expansion, & increased utilization Business Wire India

Hat-trick of Awards for Indusface by Deloitte, NASSCOM and Red Herring
Indusface, a leading information security organization is pleased to announce that it is a winner in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 in India, NASSCOM Emerge 50 and Red Herring Top 100 Asia. In the intricately connected world we live in, the need for securing and safeguarding information is extremely important Business Wire India

Ramco Systems to Showcase Business Results on the Cloud at the Gartner Symposium
Ramco Systems (BSE - 532370, NSE – RAMCOSYS, MSE – RSST); a software company focused on consulting, products and managed services, will participate as a platinum sponsor in the first-ever Gartner Symposium to be held in India by Gartner, the world’s leading IT research and advisory company. The prestigious event will be held at Hotel Renaissance, in Mumbai from 21-23 November, 2011. Mr. R Business Wire India

Ameyo Communication Suite Manages Interactions for Largest Financial Services Firm in Bangladesh
Ameyo Customer Interactions Management tool becomes the technology powering the customer care unit of IDLC. The operations ranged from business administration to legal processes and with a disparate set up of work operations; there was a rising need for consolidation of the work process Business Wire India

Supreme Court dismisses Petition Filed by Asianet
The Honorable Supreme Court of India has dismissed the interlocutory application filed by Asianet Satellite Communications Ltd. (Asianet) seeking early hearing of their appeal against the TDSAT order denying the company discounted services from ESPN Software India Pvt Ltd (ESIPL). Asianet Satellite Communications Ltd Business Wire India

ISACA Survey: IT Professionals in India Say Growing “Bring Your Own Device” Trend Increases Risk
India is one of the fastest growing mobile markets worldwide and the domestic mobile phone market is increasingly moving toward smartphones Business Wire India

Veteran Entrepreneurs launch startup Incubator, AngelPrime
Veteran entrepreneurs - Bala Parthasarthy, Sanjay Swamy and Shripati Acharya - today launched AngelPrime, a unique “incubator” that plans to launch multiple startup companies focused in three areas: Electronic Payments, eCommerce, Smartphones & Tablet-based applications Business Wire India

Citi Wealth Advisors opens Smart Broking Branch in Pune
Citi Wealth Advisors (CWA), a retail business unit of Citigroup Global Markets India Private Limited, today announced the launch of its Smart Broking branch in Pune. Located at ICC Tech Park, Senapati Bapat Road, the branch was inaugurated by Anand Selva, Country Business Manager, Global Consumer Group, Citi India, in the presence of Citi seniors and clients Business Wire India

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