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PM condoles passing away of legendary singer, filmmaker and poet Bhupen Hazarika
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has condoled the passing away of Assam's acclaimed singer, film director and poet Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, who died at Mumbai's Kokilaben Hospital today following multiple organ failure. ANI

Activists condemn killing of RTI activist in Ahmedabad
Activists in Ahmedabad today condemned the killing of an Right to Information (RTI) activist, who was actively involved in exposing illegal slaughter houses in Gujarat, by unknown assailants. ANI

BJP protests against latest petrol price hike in Rajkot
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today protested against the recent petrol price hike by the state-run oil companies in Rajkot, Gujarat. ANI

Fourth annual conference of CAT to be held tomorrow
The fourth conference of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) will be held at New Delhi on Sunday. ANI

Azad re-elected as Partners in Population Development Chairperson
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has been unanimously re-elected as the Chairperson of Partners in Population Development (PPD), for a further three year term, at the just concluded executive cCommittee and the annual board meetings of PPD held at Pretoria, South Africa. ANI

Shinde to represent India in Shanghai Cooperation Organization meet at St Petersburg
Union Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde will represent India at the meeting of the heads of governments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in St Petersburg on November 7. ANI

Sunderbans Youth leaving in search of better livelihood
Two years after Cyclone Aila, which wrecked havoc in the Sunderban region youth are leaving for cities like Delhi, Bombay, Kolkata, Gujarat and Andaman and Nicobar islands for better employment prospects. ANI

Nagas torch three vehicles during blockade
Nagas torched three vehicles and damaged three others for defying shutdown call in Manipur on Friday. ANI

Littered shells in Kashmir
The festive season of Diwali brings with it the familiar deafening sounds of fire crackers, signifying the driving away of evil spirits, a celebration of the victory of good over evil. The converse is true on occasion, where blasts signify not festivity, but devastation, even death. ANI

Digvijay Singh condemns killing of RTI activist in Ahmedabad
Condemning the killing of an Right to Information (RTI) activist, who was actively involved in exposing illegal slaughter houses in Gujarat, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday said a thorough investigation should be done into the case. ANI

Digvijay Singh backs UP cop for speaking against Mayawati
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday backed Devendra Dutt Mishra, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in the Uttar Pradesh Fire Service Department, who hit out at state Chief Minister Mayawati and her government over their involvement in various corrupt activities. ANI

Following controversy, Anna Hazare to shut his blog
Reacting sharply to allegations by his ex-blogger Raju Parulekar who accused prominent Team Anna members of leading the veteran social activist into a "blackhole" for their vested interests after the latter took exception to his views on disbanding the Core Committee, Anna Hazare on Saturday said he will shut his blog. ANI

Anna's campaign losing its credibility: Digvijay
Raising questions over the course of social crusader Anna Hazare's anti-graft campaign, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday said the latter's campaign is losing its credibility because he is constantly changing his statements. ANI

Opposition holds protests against fuel price hike
The overnight hike in fuel prices by rupees 1.82 has resulted in opposition parties protesting strongly against the decision.ctivists and supporters of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) party took to the streets in Bhubaneswar in protest against the latest fuel price hike. ANI

Advani questions Sonia Gandhi's silence over black money, inflation
Lashing out at Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Saturday questioned her 'silence' on issues such as black money, graft and inflation. ANI

RTI activist Nadeem Saiyed killed in Ahmedabad
A Right To Information (RTI) activist, who was actively involved in exposing illegal slaughter houses in Gujarat, was killed in Ahmedabad's Juhupura area on Saturday. ANI

Digvijay Singh slams Ramdev for calling him 'monster son'
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday slammed yoga guru Baba Ramdev for calling him a 'monster son' ANI

Three additional paramilitary battalions assigned to Bihar to combat Maoists
Keen to tackle the Maoist threat in Bihar, the Central Government has decided to deploy three additional battalions of paramilitary forces and a helicopter for this exercise. ANI

Maharashtra CM seeks Centre's green signal for elite township project
Maharashtra chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has appealed to the Ministry of Environment to endorse the first phase of the Lavasa hill city township project located between Mumbai and Pune. ANI

Advani slams PM, says he is taking instructions from Sonia Gandhi
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani has assailed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh once again for taking instructions from United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, and not acting on his own rational notions. ANI

Andhra CM inaugurates 50 plus companies in Sri City, Foresees 1 Lakh Jobs by 2014, Stresses on Skill development for Economic Growth
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Sri NallariKiran Kumar Reddy inaugurated Sri City- South India’s largest private sector owned multi-product Special Economic Zone (SEZ) - on the 4th of November 2011 in Tada (55 kms away from Chennai). Smt. Aruna Kumari Galla, Hon’ble Minister for Mines & Geology, GoAP, Smt Business Wire India

Astral Poly Technik Deliver Robust topline & PAT Growth of 36% and 30% respectively in Q-2
Astral Poly Technik Ltd., leaders in manufacturing of CPVC pipes & fittings announced the financial results for the Quarter ended on 30th September, 2011. Overview of Q2 FY 2011-12 v/s Q2 FY 2010-11 -- Company’s sales from operations increased by 36%, to Rs.135.81 Crore for the FY 2011-12 (Q-2) as against Rs. 99.60 Crore in FY 2010-11 (Q-2). -- EBITA has increased by 19% to Rs. 16 Business Wire India

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