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AFSPA row: 'Ample scope to address concerns of security forces', says Omar
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said that he would continue with his efforts for the revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), as there was ample scope for addressing concerns of the Army. ANI

Resolution to divide Uttar Pradesh not an election stunt, says Mayawati
Amid sharp criticism from various political outfits, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday clarified that the resolution to divide the state into four smaller parts was not an election stunt. ANI

Shivpal Yadav meets Governor, demands dismissal of Mayawati Govt.
Leader of Opposition, Shivpal Yadav, met Uttar Pradesh Governor B.L Joshi here on Monday and demanded the immediate dismissal of the Mayawati Government for not moving the 'No Confidence Motion' in the state assembly. ANI

BJP chalks out strategy ahead of Winter Session of Parliament
With all eyes being set on the Winter Session of Parliament beginning tomorrow, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders met at party veteran Lal Krishna Advani's residence here on Monday to chalk out a strategy to take to task the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre, which is engulfed in various scams. ANI

Pramod Tiwari slams Mayawati for moving resolution to split UP
Congress leader Pramod Tiwari on Monday criticised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for moving a resolution in the state assembly to split the state into four parts. ANI

Bihar CM Nitish takes a U-turn on his comments endorsing division of UP
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday took a U-turn from his earlier stand on the division of Uttar Pradesh, and said that he never intended to comment upon a particular case, such as division of the state, as recently proposed by Mayawati. ANI

Price hike sparks protests in Chennai
Activists of the Democratic Youth Federation of India took to the streets here on Monday to protest against the recent increase in the price of milk and bus fare. ANI

India asks US to correct map showing PoK as part of Pakistan
India has expressed its displeasure on the incorrect depiction of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PoK) as part of Pakistan by the US State Department in its official map and demanded that an immediate correction should be made in the map. ANI

Congress pulls up Mayawati over proposed resolution of splitting UP
Hours after the Uttar Pradesh Assembly passed a controversial resolution on splitting the state into four parts by voice vote, the ruling Congress Party on Monday hit out at chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati saying a state reorganisation commission should be formed to look into these matters. ANI

Delhi CM Dikshit announces compensation for kin of eunuchs killed in fire
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today announced a compensation of rupees two lakh for the next of kin of the eunuchs, who were killed in a major fire that broke out at a community function of transgender congregation here on Sunday evening. ANI

Single senior citizens meet potential mates to start live-in relationships
Elderly single men and women in Gujarat recently participated in a unique matchmaking event that promotes live-in relationships. ANI

'Priority of Uttar Pradesh is to get rid of corruption and crime': BJP
With Uttar Pradesh Assembly passing a controversial resolution on splitting the state into four parts by voice vote, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing the various political outfits of deviation from the real issue on Monday said the priority of the state is to get rid of corruption and crime ANI

Travails of displaced tribals of Bastar
An eerie silence welcomes me as I walk down the row of houses, not a soul in sight. I know that from every tiny window in these little brick-walled units, watchful, suspicious eyes follow my every move. ANI

'Inclusive Asia' necessary for stability in region: Mathai
Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai on Monday said "India is a meeting point of influences of West, North, East and South East Asia." ANI

Maoist fear prevails in absence of police station in Orissa village
Maoist fears prevail in the absence of a police station in the village block of Kundei in Orissa's Nabrangpur District, as the locals live under constant fear of being attacked by the ultras. ANI

India, Bangladesh reiterate commitment to strengthen co-operation on border related issues
Highlighting the fact that both India and Bangladesh attach the highest importance to their bilateral relations, both nations reiterated their commitment to further expand and strengthen mutual cooperation on security and border related issues. ANI

State-Maoist peace talks a complex process: West Bengal Governor
West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan has termed the process of talks between the state government and the Maoists as an inherently 'complex' one. ANI

Sharad Yadav slams Congress for curbing political dissent
Janata Dal United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav has criticised the Congress-led Central Government for allegedly attempting to curb all political dissent. ANI

Sriprakash Jaiswal slams Mayawati's 'divide UP' formula
Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's proposed resolution to split the state into four parts, terming it a political stunt. ANI

VHP leader Togadia up in arms against Muslim reservation
Expressing his anguish over Muslim reservation, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) general secretary Praveen Togadia has said that not even a single Muslim will enjoy reservation if a Hindu is denied employment. ANI

Kapurthala prison firing leaves about four dead, 15 injured
At least four prison staff or inmates have died and 15 others injured following a heated confrontation between prison officials and inmates at Kapurthala's Modern Jail on Sunday. ANI

SP to move no confidence motion against Mayawati Govt.
The Samajwadi Party (SP) has decided to move a no-confidence motion against the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) government in the state assembly during its Winter Session, which began today. ANI

UP Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi says Mayawati has a phobia about Rahul Gandhi
The president of the Uttar Pradesh unit of the Congress party, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, has claimed that state Chief Minister Mayawati has a phobia of Rahul Gandhi, as he has the potential to remove her from office and power. ANI

No rift with alliance Congress party, says Trinamool leader
Trashing reports of increasing differences between ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and its key alliance partner, the Congress party, senior TMC lawmaker Sukhendu Shekhar Roy has denied the existence of any rift. ANI

Atempo Announces Unique Social Initiative for the Media and Entertainment Industry
Atempo, Inc., a leading provider of cross-platform data protection and archiving solutions, announced its social initiative, which is sponsoring the Archival Pavilion at Broadcast India 2011 Business Wire India

Leading Real Estate Developer chooses Ameyo for Customer Interactions Management
Ameyo becomes the technology of choice for high-value customer experience management operations of Peninsula Land Limited. The leading real estate developer was looking for a solution to enhance their customer’s experience as well as their customer reach program Business Wire India

JCB India Leads at EXCON 2011 Launches New Products across all categories to present its customers with a wide array of choices
JCB India Ltd. will have the LARGEST stand at Excon in the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre from November 23rd-27th, 2011. JCB will showcase an Innovation Centre at the stand which will have great innovation in current & futuristic technology in a 3D film. JCB will showcase its range of machines and technology suited for Indian conditions Business Wire India

NDTV Profit Announces ‘A Search for India's Stock Market Hero’
NDTV Profit and Hero MotoCorp Ltd, the world's largest manufacturer of two wheelers launch ‘A Search for India’s Stock Market Hero’. This new and exciting contest gives an opportunity to every stock market enthusiast to WIN Rs. 50,000 EVERY TWO HOURS and UP TO Rs. 2 LAKHS EVERY DAY FOR THE NEXT THREE MONTHS Business Wire India

High Passenger Demand for Mobile Apps at Brazil’s Largest Airport
There is significant demand among smartphone- carrying passengers at Brazil’s largest airport, São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), for mobile access to trip-related information while moving through the airport Business Wire India

Ipomo, RIM and Vodafone Announce Winners of the Aptitude Competition for Excellence (ACE 2011) in Bangalore
Ipomo, a leading mobile learning technology company, Research In Motion (RIM) and Vodafone today announced the winners of Aptitude Competition for Excellence (ACE 2011), a unique inter colligate test for engineering and management students in Bangalore and Mysore. The ACE 2011 program commenced from October 10th, 2011 and was conducted in 2 phases Business Wire India

The Pilates and Altitude Training Studio launches Corporate Fitness Programs
The Pilates and Altitude Training Studio comprising of Pilates, Altitude Training, Physiotherapy and Nutrition Consultancy, has announced it’s unique corporate fitness program for executives who are unable to practice a healthy regime due to dearth of time from their hectic lifestyle Business Wire India

GVK Biosciences presented the Frost & Sullivan Growth Leadership Award in Contract Research Service Market
GVK Biosciences (GVK BIO), Asia’s leading drug discovery research and development organization, announced that it was awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2011 Best Practices Award for Growth Leadership in the Contract Research Services Market. The Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Leadership is presented to the company that has demonstrated excellence in capturing an impressive growth rate Business Wire India

Open Source India 2011 Kick-Starts Today
Day 1 of Open Source India was enlightening, enriching and happening. There were discussions, there were workshops and there were interactions. Needless to say, all of them were aimed at increasing the usage and applicability of FOSS in individual lives as well as public platforms Business Wire India

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