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NTPC to establish 4,000MW power plants in Karnataka and Chhattisgarh
NTPC has signed an MOU with the Karnataka government and Power Company of Karnataka Limited (PCKL) to establish a 4,000 MW coal based thermal power project at Kudgi in Karnataka's Bijapur district. ANI

Assam's Dibru Saikhowa National Park fast developing into major tourist attraction
Located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, the Dibru Saikhowa biodiversity reserve, lying between the Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts of Assam, is fast developing into a major tourist attraction in the northeast region. xtremely rich in both flora and fauna, the park was declared a biodiversity and a biosphere reserve in 1997. ANI

Mizo Idol 2011: A platform for young artists to showcase their talent
Mizo Idol 2011, a state level talent hunt, is turning out to be the most popular annual event among the youth of Mizoram who are opting for music as a full time career. ANI

Vayalar Ravi inaugurates heads of missions conference of GCC countries
Union Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi inaugurated two-day sixth annual conference of heads of Indian missions of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries as well as Jordan, Yemen, Malaysia, Maldives, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa and Iraq, here today. ANI

Proposals to provide Aakash tablets to students
The National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) aims to leverage the potential of ICT in providing high-quality, personalized and interactive knowledge modules over the internet in any-time, any-where mode. ANI

Centre considering separate community policing wing: Chidambaram
The Central government will consider setting up a separate wing for community policing with entirely different uniform, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said today. ANI

NCAER to undertake study of prevailing scenario in farm sector
National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) had submitted a proposal for integration of information on food crop production, markets and consumption and assessment of alternative scenarios for the food crop. ANI

SSC to recruit over 90,000 constables in CPOS
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will be conducting examination for recruitment of Group 'B' Non-Gazetted and Group 'C' Non-Technical Personnel for the Central government. ANI

Historic agreement signed between Centre, Assam and UPDS
A tripartite Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) was signed today between the Central government, the Assam government and the United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) in the presence of Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. ANI

Centre to develop Ayodhya as tourist hub
The Union Tourism Ministry has sanctioned a project for revitalization of Ayodhya (Faizabad) as a special tourist destination in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Manipur hosts third edition of "Badhte Kadam"
There are several societies in Manipur that are working hard to help the physically challenged by bringing the talented among them in the public eye. ANI

ULFA commander Paresh Baruah stalling peace talks with Centre
Paresh Baruah, the chief of the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), has been regularly issuing threats and trying to create hurdles in peace talks between the Arabinda Rajkhowa led ULFA Central Committee and the Central Government. ANI

New train flagged off from Dimapur, to connect Assam, Nagaland
Improving connectivity between the northeastern states is the topmost priority of both the central and the state governments. ANI

12th India-Bangladesh Home Secretary talks end fruitfully
Home secretaries of India and Bangladesh have had a twelfth round talks this week in which they discussed several key issues of mutual benefit to the two nations. ANI

IITF 2011 showcases the rich traditions, culture of northeast
The ongoing India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2011 in New Delhi provides a global platform for craftsmen and entrepreneurs from different states of the country. Many artisans from the northeast are using the opportunity to expand their market. ANI

Pakistan needs to do more to fight militancy, says Preneet Kaur
Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Friday said that Pakistan needed to do more than it was doing in its fight against militancy. ANI

Gandhi accuses BSP legislators of using Centre's flagship programme for personal gains
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday hit out at the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Government in Uttar Pradesh for using the Central Government's flagship rural employment programme for personal gains and for amassing illegitimate wealth. ANI

PM is concerned over financial woes of Air India: Vayalar Ravi
With Air India pilots warning of another agitation, including a strike, if talks on their demand for pay parity and other issues they had raised during their strike in May, were not started before this month end, Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi on Friday urged the pilots not to go on a strike, and said the Prime Minister is extremely concerned about the beleaguered national carrier. ANI

Pawar's attacker sent to judicial custody for 14 days
A Delhi Court on Friday sent Harvinder Singh, who had slapped Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, to judicial custody for 14 days. ANI

BKU announces economic, social blockade of Delhi on Jan. 5, to stop rails country-wide
Bhartiya Kissan Union (BKU) today announced plans to gherao Delhi on January 5, ensuring national capital's total economic and social blockade, if the Centre failed to accept the long pending demands of the farmers, who are under heavy debt and resorting to suicides. ANI

Mamata Banerjee refuses to comment on Kishenji's killing
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday refused to comment on the killing of top Maoist leader Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji. ANI

Uproar in Parliament over FDI issue, both Houses adjourned
Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day on Friday over Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) issue with opposition expressing strong resentment against the government's decision. ANI

Yechury urges Centre to revoke its decision over FDI in retail
Communist Party of India (Marxist) lawmaker Sitaram Yechury on Friday urged the Centre to revoke the decision of 51 percent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi brand retail, and said his party was ready to discuss the issue on the basis of an assurance that the government will consider the sense of the House. ANI

Build a culture of competition, says Moily
Corporate Affairs Minister Dr M. Veerappa Moily has said that the time has come for all stakeholders in the growth of Indian economy to come forward and launch a national movement to build a culture of competition to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and inclusive growth and become a part in ushering second generation of reforms. ANI

Maoist sympathiser equates death of Kishenji as culpable homicide
Maoist sympathiser and social activist Varavara Rao has condemned the death of Maoist leader Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji, who was killed in an encounter with security forces at Burishol village in Jangalmahal area of West Bengal, ANI

Election Commission to engage with voters through social media soon
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has planned to integrate citizens with the electoral process through the popular social media on the internet particularly the youth. ANI

BJP, Left oppose government's move to allow FDI in retail sector
Unsatisfied with the government's decision to open the 450 billion dollar worth retail market to global supermarket giants, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) have warned that foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail will create unemployment in the country. ANI

Lalu slams Nitish, says RJD will present factual report on Bihar
With Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar all set to present the report card of his government on completing the first year in office during the second term on November 25, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav has said that his party will release a factual report of the prevailing conditions in the state, and will expose the hypocrisy and pretence of the ruling state government. ANI

Paswan threatens to quit Lokpal parliamentary panel
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and member of the parliamentary panel of Lokpal Bill Drafting Committee, Ram Vilas Paswan, has threatened to resign if there is no reservation for lower castes, women and minorities. ANI

Dinesh Trivedi calls for discussion as Cabinet clears FDI in multi-brand retail
With the Cabinet approving 51 percent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi brand retail, Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) lawmaker Dinesh Trivedi has called for a larger discussion and debate on the issue. ANI

TERI and ADaRSH Organize the ‘Regional Conference and Exhibition on Innovations in Green Buildings – the GRIHA approach’
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in consonance with Association for Development and Research on Sustainable Habitats (ADaRSH) today organized the regional conference on green building design – Innovations in Green Buildings – The GRIHA Approach. Present on the occasion were Sh. S.V Ranganath, Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, Dr Business Wire India

AOL India Launches CoolAge, a first of its kind Product Targeted at the Youth in India
AOL India has launched an online and mobile-web product for Indian colleges called CoolAge. ( or This web, mobile product and platform allows each colleges to publish articles, stories, pictures and videos of all the activities that happen in their respective colleges Business Wire India

Symbiosis International University announces SNAP enrollment Deadline
The Symbiosis International University has announced Friday, 25th November 2011 as its last date to make payment against the registrations for the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP). This test is conducted pan India by Symbiosis every year for its various Post Graduation programs Business Wire India

C-DAC bags International Data Corporation (IDC) HPC Innovation Excellence Award
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), the premier R&D organization under the Ministry of Communications and IT, Govt of India has bagged the IDC HPC Innovation Excellence Award announced at the International Data Corporation (IDC) briefing on the sidelines of Supercomputing Conference 2011 held at Seattle, WA Business Wire India

Indian Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Seeks Prime Minister’s Protection
The Indian Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Association (TEMA) today in a communication to the Honorable Prime Minister, Government of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh asked for a level playing field for the home grown telecom equipment manufactures Business Wire India

ECODISC Offers Explosions Panels Online
Online pressure management specialist ECODISC has developed an explosion panel range to guard against the threat of explosion within silos and bucket elevators. Manufactured in accordance with industry legislation, ECO Panel is designed to open at a pre-determined burst pressure and acts as an efficient and cost-effective means of protecting process plant Business Wire India Launches New Products Section
In its continued endeavour to help SMEs promote their products online and connect with buyers,, India’s largest B2B Marketplace, has recently launched a new products section entirely dedicated to promote products at the global level. The section which can be accessed through http://products.tradeindia Business Wire India

Bio Bodyfuelz Ltd Tie-Up with Online Nutritional Supplement Leader
Bio Bodyfuelz Ltd, the Pioneers in sports and performance nutrition, has tied up with online Nutritional Supplement leader for online sales for Bodyfuelz range of products. The products which will be sold on are Bodyfuelz Musclemax, Bodyfuelz Fastcharge, Bodyfuelz Fat Burner, Bodyfuelz PWRSports, Bodyfuelz Fitnez, Bodyfuelz Glucosamine, and Bodyfuelz Glutamaxxx Business Wire India

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