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Expenditure on rural development schemes open to CAG audit: Jairam Ramesh
Union Rural Development and Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Jairam Ramesh today said that expenditure on all the schemes of the two ministries will be open to audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) both in the Centre and the states. ANI

MHA asks state governments to forward property returns of IPS officers
Union Home Ministry has reminded state governments once again to ensure that all property returns submitted to them by the IPS officers in their cadre are forwarded to the Central government forthwith. ANI

CBEC observes vigilance awareness week
As a part of the vigilance awareness week being observed from October 31 to November 5, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), Ministry of Finance, organized an interaction with officers and staff, here today. ANI

Fuel hike depends on international markets: Farooq Abdullah
Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that hike in fuel prices were the result of change in crude oil prices in the international market. ANI

Tibetan protestor attempts self-immolation opposite Chinese Embassy
In repetition of the self immolation by a nun in Dawu county of Ganzi in Sichuan province, a Tibetan-in-exile in Delhi attempted self-immolation at the Embassy of China demanding Tibet's independence from Beijing. ANI

Fruit Show in Srinagar
The horticulture department of Jammu and Kashmir organised a fruit show on Thursday, with an aim to spread awareness among orchardists about growing rare and profitable varieties of fruits. ANI

Gujarat anticipates bumper production of cotton
Cotton growers of the Rajkot in Saurashtra region of Gujarat are elated at the prospects of earning higher profits from the bumper output this season. ANI

Arunachal is an integral part of India, no scope for China to enter: Tuki
Recently elected Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who is visiting New Delhi, said on Friday that his state is an "integral part of India and will remain so". ANI

Indian diplomat poet talks of hope, belief in tomorrow
Indian diplomat Abhay Kumar has come out with another book of poem, titled "Candling the Light." ANI

Digvijay Singh pacifies Mamata, says Govt. taking all steps to tame inflation

BJP accuses Rahul Gandhi of " silence" on corruption, fuel price hike
Lashing out at Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, who is on a surprise visit to Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain on Friday question over latter's silence on various corruption scandals that had emerged in the past one-year and the continuous increase in fuel price. ANI

Advani says he's on same track with Anna, but feels country's legal system is adequate
Stating that even though he supported veteran activist Anna Hazare's fight for a strong Jan Lokpal Bill, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Friday said that he did not think that the country's legal system lacked laws to fight graft. ANI

Kiran Bedi mocks Digvijay Singh over 'tube light' remarks on Team Anna
Commenting on Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh's latest tweet where in he described the members of veteran social activist Anna Hazare's team as 'tube light', former Indian Police Service officer and civil society activist Kiran Bedi on Friday mockingly said that the former possesses a very good dictionary, and added that it would be inappropriate to pose a challenge to it. ANI

Satyam fraud case: SC grants bail to Ramalinga Raju
The Supreme Court today granted bail to former Satyam chairman B. Ramalinga Raju and his brother B Rama Raju in connection with the massive corporate fraud case. ANI

Panchayat poll to take place in Jharkhand after 32 years
Panchayati Raj Minister V. Kishore Chandra Deo, has written to Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on the holding of elections to panchayati raj institutions (PRIs) in the State after a long gap of 32 years. ANI

Digvijay Singh congratulates Anna on breaking his fast
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday congratulated veteran social activist Anna Hazare on breaking his 19-day vow of silence. ANI

Scarcity of fuel impairs daily life in Manipur
Despite the Sadar Hills District Demand Committee (SHDDC) lifting the economic blockade in Manipur, the counter embargo imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) on National Highways 39 and 37 has adversely affected normal life, as there has been an acute shortage of petrol and diesel in the state. ANI

Man attacks church in Mangalore
In a freak incident, a man broke into the St. Alphonsa Church in Mangalore and damaged an idol of Jesus Christ on Thursday. ANI

Anna Hazare ends vow of silence at Rajghat
Veteran Social activist Anna Hazare broke his 'vow of silence' after paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat today. ANI

UPA Government belongs to corporate houses: A B Bardhan
Senior Communist Party of India (CPI) leader A B Bardhan has said the Congress party-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government belongs to corporate houses. ANI

Hazare's crusade has aroused awareness against graft: Jaitley
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley has said that the movement launched by veteran social activist Anna Hazare against corruption and nepotism in public life has aroused mass awareness. ANI

Congress no longer with commoners: Shahnawaz Hussain
Reacting to the latest hike in petroleum prices, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain has said the Congress party is no longer with the common man ANI

Windows Phones up for Grabs with ‘I unlock Joy’ Program for Developers, Students
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Steria Announces its Third Quarter 2011 Revenue Organic Growth of 4.1%
-- Consolidated revenue for the third quarter of 2011 amounted to €412.2 million, a growth of 4.1% on a like-for-like basis. -- Over the quarter the Group continued to post a solid growth trend in the public sector (+6%). -- Third quarter order intake increased by 23.6% versus the third quarter 2010 Business Wire India

Arthritis, the New Epidemic in India; Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research called for greater awareness and action to fight different forms of Arthritis, including Rheumatoid Arthritis, a growing concern in India. Hospital experts said, Rheumatoid Arthritis has emerged as a common ailment in the country affecting around one million people Business Wire India

Aron Govil Named among 25 Most Influential Indians in North America
Aron Govil was named among the top twenty five (25) Most Influential Indians in North America by Global Indian Origin (GIO) organization of India in its latest publication. Business Wire India

Ixsight Technologies drives International DQ efforts through partnership with IAIDQ
Mumbai-based Ixsight Technologies Pvt Ltd ( Ixsight) became the first company in India to partner with the International Association for Information and Data Quality ( IAIDQ) Together, Ixsight and IAIDQ aim to promote best practices in information quality and data governance for the India and South Asia region Business Wire India

Dr Kulwant Rai, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, IILM Institutes and Banyan Tree Schools, left for his heavenly abode on October 18th, 2011
Entrepreneur, Industrialist, Philanthropist, Educationist, Dr Kulwant Rai was a self made man. Born on November 4th 1924, in a family of wealthy landowners, he lost his father at the age of 12. After completing his graduation from Hailey College of Commerce, Lahore, in 1946, Dr Rai chose not to join the family business. Instead he moved to Delhi with Rs Business Wire India

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