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Ramdev slams Centre over price rise
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday slammed Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre over price rise. ANI

Digvijay Singh lauds Anna's decision to break his vow of silence
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday praised veteran social activist Anna Hazare's decision to break his vow of silence after more than 15 days. ANI

Congress slams Advani over comments on 2G scam
Congress Party on Thursday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani for his comments on the ongoing probe into the 2G Spectrum scam. ANI

Arunachal CM Tuki visits 'killer bridge' at Seppa
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Thursday visited the site of incident, where more than 64 persons drowned and rest were rescued unharmed in a hanging bridge collapse at Seppa in East Kameng District. ANI

Arunachal CM Tukki visits 'killer bridge' at Seppa
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Thursday visited the site of incident, where more than 64 persons drowned and rest were rescued unharmed in a hanging bridge collapse at Seppa in East Kameng District. ANI

BJP delegation meets President Patil, demands probe into Goa illegal mining scam
In a bid to expose the patronage of Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government to the illegal mining in Goa, a delegation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by party president Nitin Gadkari met President Pratibha Devisingh Patil here on Thursday and demanding the constitution of a special investigation team to unearth the racket. ANI

Chinese envoy snubs Indian journalist when asked about incorrect map
Chinese Ambassador to India, Zhang Yan, today got into a spat with an Indian journalist and asked him to shut up when the later asked him about the map of a Chinese company showing Arunachal Pradesh as part of the Chinese territory. ANI

Major fire breaks out near naval dockyard in South Mumbai
A major fire has broken out near the naval dockyard in South Mumbai. ANI

Demand for goats surges ahead of Bakrid
The demand for goats has risen ahead of the feast of Eid-ul-Adha also known as Id ul Zuha or Bakrid a festival of sacrifice, in different parts of the country. ANI

Will SAARC leaders remember operation cactus next week? (RECOLLECTIONS OF A COMMUNICATOR)
The leaders of the eight SAARC nations who are gathering in Addu Atol, Maldives next week-from 10 to 11 November- have their theme "Building Bridges", which aims at improving communication and cooperation in the region. ANI

Will India along with other BRICS nations be 'game changers' at Cannes G20?
Europe is reeling under intense debt crisis, after Greece it is inevitable that Spain and Italy may follow suit and face acute financial stress and huge debts, US economy is floundering too, Occupy wall street protests are growing louder, getting bigger and even violent. ANI

Army not in favour of AFSPA revocation from J-K
Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General KT Parnaik on Thursday said unless interference from Pakistan was not neutralized, it may not be correct to revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) even partially. ANI

Kochi dog 'adopts' abandoned kittens
In a bizarre incident a female dog named Minnu at the house of Mr. Narayanan in Kerala's remote village of Thiruvaniyoor near Kochi is nurturing three abandoned kittens which were found in a rubber farm a month ago. ANI

Kashmir's secretariat moves to winter capital Jammu
In accordance with traditional custom, state authorities in Jammu and Kashmir shifted operations of Darbar, State Secretariat, from the summer capital of Srinagar to winter capital Jammu amid tight security on Wednesday. ANI

Ludhiana has a school for children of women prisoners
The creche and nursery school set up by the authorities of a women's prison in Ludhiana is providing education for children of prisoners to become educated and learned as any other child in the society. ANI

Computer operator from Bihar winner of rupees five crore in KBC
In a first ever in the history of Kaun Banega Crorepati, (KBC) Sushil Kumar a computer operator from Bihar's Motihari town of East Champaran district became the maiden winner of rupees five crore prize in the episode telecasted on November 2. ANI

Karnataka High Court grants bail to Yeddyurappa
The Karnataka High Court on Thursday granted bail to former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who was arrested over two cases of corruption for illegally denotifying land in and around Bangalore. ANI

Cash for votes scam: Amar Singh allowed to go abroad for treatment
Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, facing prosecution for his alleged role in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, was on Thursday allowed by a Delhi court to go abroad for treatment of his kidney ailment. ANI

Calcutta High Court grants continuation of stay of Singur Act
The Calcutta High Court on Thursday granted continuation of the stay of the trial court order validating the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act which has been challenged by the Tatas. ANI

2G scam: Kanimozhi bail plea dismissed
A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Thursday denied bail to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Member of Parliament Kanimozhi and seven others accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case. ANI

Now, Track-II bid to neutralise Anna Hazare
The government on Wednesday got positive feedback from its Track-II contacts established with anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare. ANI

BJP accuses Manmohan Singh of covering corruption, defending tainted minister
Slamming Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his perceived hesitation in probing exposed scams, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain has questioned the latter for 'covering corruption' and defending 'tainted 'ministers. ANI

India lauds Pakistan's decision to grant 'Most Favoured Nation' status
Hailing Pakistan's decision to grant 'Most Favoured Nation' to India, Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma has said the gesture marks a 'paradigm shift' in bilateral engagements. ANI

Mukherjee 'hiding list of black money accounts: Gurudas Dasgupta
Senior Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta has accused Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and the Congress Party of ' intentionally covering up' the list of 700 account holders in Swiss banks, which was given to India by the French government. ANI

Congress has disgraced democracy: Advani
Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani has said the Congress-led UPA government has disgraced the democratic structure of the country. ANI

Loyalty Marketing Takes Precedence in India’s Burgeoning Consumer Market
India’s continued economic growth has fueled an emerging opportunity for brands and retailers to engage consumers, according to the new 2011 COLLOQUY Cross-Cultural Loyalty Study Business Wire India

MasterClassTM Training & Consulting LLP Opens Hyderabad Center
MasterClassTM Training & Consulting LLP, well known corporate training & consulting company has launched its operations in Hyderabad today. Led by Strategy and Marketing Guru Ambrish Chheda, the company is planning to train over 1,000 CXO level and mid-level professionals & owners of Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through its seminars and workshops spanned across the year Business Wire India

Acropetal Technologies Ltd., receives the SEI CMMI-SVC Level 3 Certification
Acropetal Technologies Ltd., a leading global Information Technology (IT) outsourcing service provider listed in NSE & BSE proudly announces the achievement of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMi) Level 3 for Services Version 1.3 certification. This is a glowing endorsement of Acropetal’s ability to provide high quality IT solutions through robust software engineering processes Business Wire India

7th Edition of ‘The Great Indian October Fest’ will Feature Exotic Varieties of Beer
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Travel Smart overseas with Matrix Data Solutions on Smartphones
Matrix Cellular, the leading service provider of international telecommunication services, has introduced new services to its bouquet of international telecommunication solutions, addressing the innate need of people to stay connected at all times Business Wire India

Belkin Introduces ‘Belkin Utsav’ for Channel Partners
Belkin India, a leading provider of interconnectivity solutions across computing and consumer electronic devices, announced a festive program Belkin Utsav to add to the celebration, for their channel partners. The program began on October 1st 2011 and ends on December 31st 2011. The program will empower channel partners to gift loved ones using Sodexo Gift Passes Business Wire India

The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi Wins ‘Best Business Hotel in NCR’ at 7th Hospitality India and Explore the World Annual International Awards 2011
The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi has been voted as the Best Business Hotel Brand in NCR at the 7th Hospitality India & Explore the World Annual International Awards 2011 in a gala event held at Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi Business Wire India

Grand Jury formed ahead of ET NOW – IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2011 Ceremony
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Janesh Moorjani to lead Enterprise and Public Sector Business for Cisco India and SAARC
Cisco today announced that Janesh Moorjani has joined the India & SAARC sales organisation as President – Enterprise and Public Sector for the region. In this role, he will lead Cisco’s direct sales organisation across all Enterprise verticals and also the Public Sector segment. Janesh will be based out of Mumbai and will report to Naresh Wadhwa, President and Country Manager for Cisco in India Business Wire India

Group FMG Opens State-of-the-Art Global Operations and Technology Center of Excellence (COE) in Chennai, India
Group FMG, a global high-impact marketing solutions company headquartered in New York City and London, announces the opening of its Operations and Technology Center of Excellence (COE) Business Wire India

Shell Celebrates Five Years as World Number One Lubricants Supplier
Shell has topped the list of the world’s leading lubricants suppliers for the fifth year running, according to new research into the global lubricants market. The research, conducted by Kline & Company* (“Kline”), gives Shell more than 13% of the market by volume in 2010 and a two per cent lead over its nearest competitor Business Wire India

CCE-UPES : Quality learning for the Working Professional
Centre for Continuing Education at University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun aims at providing quality distance education to the working professionals. Advances in technology and market dynamism make continuing education essential. Moreover, industry demands a steady increase in knowledge and skills of a professional Business Wire India

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