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PM expresses grief at Haridwar tragedy
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday expressed grief over the loss of precious lives in the stampede at Haridwar. ANI

2G scam: CBI to give UASL policy file to Subramanian Swamy
A Delhi court on Tuesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to give the certified copy of a file concerning 2G spectrum allocation to Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy, who is seeking prosecution of the then Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the case. ANI

Development, not guns, the driving force in Bastar
News of the construction of a road near a settlement in rural India is always welcome. When a road connecting Bijli Village of Narayanpur District in South Chhattisgarh came up, it did more than bring accessibility: it signalled the hope of normalcy sooner than its residents expected. ANI

Advani calls RSS his second family
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani on Tuesday touted the Hindu right wing group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as his second family. ANI

Morpho receives Certificate of Approval in India for UID Program
MorphoTopTM, Morpho's latest fingerprint image capture terminal has been officially certified for India's unique identification (UID) Program. ANI

'Every ally has the right to exert pressure': Sriprakash Jaiswal
With Trinamool Congress (TMC) lawmakers all set to meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to seek greater coordination between the UPA Government and its allies, Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Tuesday said that putting pressure on the ruling government was the right and duty of every coalition partner. ANI

Maoists resist paramilitary force, attack temporary camp in Latehar
In a desperate bid to prevent the control of counter-insurgency troops, Maoist ultras launched a vicious attack on a temporary paramilitary camp in Jharkhand's Latehar District on Tuesday, injuring five personnel of the Jharkhand Jaguar-a specialised anti-Maoist police force. ANI

UNIDO to launch pilot project to eco-label hotels in Shimla
The United Nation's Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will launch its pilot project to eco-label hotels in the hill town of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, with an aim to protect the environment and make people aware about the steps that need to be taken to conserve energy. ANI

Advani an 'evergreen Prime Ministerial personality', says Rajnath Singh
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh lauded party veteran Lal Krishna Advani for his long and eventful political life on Tuesday, and said the latter is not a contender, rather an 'evergreen prime ministerial personality' of the party. ANI

Agnivesh entering 'Bigg Boss' House with objective of achieving social transformation
Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Tuesday said that he would use his stay in the reality show Big Boss 5 to create awareness about various maladies that exist in Indian society and to promote steps to remove them. ANI

16 killed in Haridwar stampede(Update: Haridwar stampede)
At least 16 persons were killed and over 30 others wereinjured in a stampede that broke out during a religious procession to commemorate the centennial of a spiritual leader's birth at a ashram in Haridwar's Chandidweep area on Tuesday. ANI

Advani spends birthday at home in Delhi, BJP leaders praise his role
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday wished senior party leader LK Advani on his 84th birthday and praised him for the steps that he is taking to root out corruption from the country. ANI

Over 1 million Chinese men found to be sterile
At least a million men in China are sterile and have fertility problems. ANI

Over 30 injured in Haridwar stampede
Over 30 people have been reported injured in a stampede that took place at the Har Ki Pauri Ghat in Haridwar during a religious ceremony. ANI

Yeddyurappa gets bail
The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday granted bail to state's former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, who was arrested over two cases of corruption for illegally denotifying land in and around Bangalore. ANI

Bangalore court to hear Jayalalithaa's disproportionate assets case
A special court in Bangalore is to resume hearing in the 66 crore disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday. ANI

Kalam's safety review has failed to satisfy nuke plant protestors, expert laments
K M Balu, one of the experts appointed by the Central Government to review safety norms in the Koodankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli District, has expressed his disappointment over the protest against to former president and top nuclear scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's safety review of the plant. ANI

24 Trinamool lawmakers to meet PM
At least 24 Trinamool Members of Parliament will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday to seek greater coordination between the UPA government and its allies. ANI

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar criticises Digvijay Singh
Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has criticised Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh for his critical remarks against him, yoga guru Baba Ramdev and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare. ANI

Advani continues to target Congress on black money issue
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani continues to target the Congress party-led Central Government on the black money issue. ANI

Hazare's anti-graft movement showing political hues: Prithviraj Chavan
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan regards the anti-graft movement of social activist Anna Hazare to be having a political agenda. ANI

India for a strong Japan, says former envoy
India wants to see a strong Japan in the context of China's rise, according to a former Indian envoy to Japan. ANI

CompTIA and ITpreneurs Collaborate on New Cloud Computing Credential
CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for the global information technology (IT) workforce, and ITpreneurs, the leading provider of competence development solutions for IT best practices, announced today they are collaborating on a new cloud computing skills credential Business Wire India

Ameyo Powers Highly Successful Call Center Operations for VADS BPO, Malaysia
VADS Berhad - a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia is using Ameyo as the technology for its contact center processes. The outbound call center was established to create new business opportunities and serve as a parallel revenue-generation unit Business Wire India

Kronos Unveils Revolutionary New Time Clock Built for Today’s Modern Workforce
Kronos Incorporated today unveiled a revolutionary new time clock, the Kronos® InTouch™, which will reshape the way organisations think about, and employees interact with, their workforce management solutions Business Wire India

Jade Residences New Launch Wagholi Pune, Dheeraj Jade Residences Wagholi Pune, Call 9225140343
Jade Residences – New Launch in Wagholi by Dheeraj Realty, a highway touch project with close proximity to Vimanangar. This exclusive residential development allows you to live your imagination to the fullest. Jade Residences a residential project in Pune offers a choice of 1, 1.5, 2 & 2.5 bedroom flats, all equipped with every modern amenity imaginable Business Wire India

Kronos Time Clock Survey shows Respondents Around the World have Cheated Employers to Get More Pay – With India, China, and Australia Leading the Pack
Kronos announced its revolutionary new Kronos® InTouch™ time clock,Kronos Incorporated also released the results of a new survey commissioned by The Workforce Institute™ and conducted online by Harris Interactive in October 2011. The survey reveals that employees in Australia, Canada, China, France, India, Mexico, the U.K., and the U.S Business Wire India

Polaris Positioned as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for International Retail Core Banking
Polaris Software, a leading global Financial Technology Company, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Polaris in the Leaders Quadrant of the recently released 'Magic Quadrant for International Retail Core Banking (IRCB) 2011' report1 for its IntellectTM Global Universal Banking (GUB) Business Wire India

GETIT Launches Website for Best Deals and Discount Coupons
Looking for the best deal on a product or service? Search no more, GETIT, the leader in local search and free classifieds in India has announced the launch of its new Hotdeals website providing best deals across categories. Users can access Hotdeals through the link http://getithotdeals.in/ and view 1000s of deals in various categories, for respective cities Business Wire India

WNS Recognized as CIMA Training Partner
WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, was recently recognized as a training partner by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the world's largest professional body of management accountants Business Wire India

Wipro Technologies Wins engagement with UK based Food Retailer - Premier Foods
Wipro Technologies, the global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), has been chosen by Premier Foods, the United Kingdom’s largest food producer, as a strategic technology partner. Premier Foods plc (LSE: PFD) produces and markets over 40 iconic British brands Business Wire India

The Premier of New South Wales to Visit India
The Premier of the Australian State of New South Wales, Mr. Barry O’Farrell, will lead a week-long trade and investment mission to India from November 12th to 18th to increase and promote bilateral ties between India and New South Wales (NSW) Business Wire India

AngelPrime Partners introduces first-ever CTO-in-residence program
AngelPrime, a business incubator started by veteran entrepreneurs and former UIDAI volunteers - Bala Parthasarthy, Shripati Acharya (Snapfish) and Sanjay Swamy (mChek/ZipDial) - today announced the first-ever CTO-in-residence program, targeting technologists, hackers and geeks Business Wire India

Agni CZ Gold Jewels the largest available Diamond Jewellery Brand on an expansion spree
Launched in 2004, Agni CZ Gold Jewels has set a record by becoming the largest available branded jewellery brand, crossing 5000 retail jewellery outlets. Mr. Ramesh Shoor, Director, Agni CZ Gold Jewels, proudly said, “Agni has emerged as the leader in availability and has always offered splendid designs and top jewellery brand quality with certification Business Wire India

Nature Wanderers and Canon Join Hands for the Third Time to Invite Participation for India’s Only Live Photography Contest – Canon Wild Clicks 2011
Building on the success of the last two years, Nature Wanderers and Canon, today announced the launch of the 3rd edition of the “Canon Wild Clicks” contest for serious amateur photographers across India Business Wire India

Bharatiya Global Infomedia Ltd. (BGLOBAL) wins DELOITTE Technology Fast 50, 2011 Award
DELOITTE Technology Fast 50 India 2011 has awarded Bharatiya Global Infomedia Limited as one the fastest growing and dynamic technology companies in India. This award was presented in a glittering function held at Hotel Taj Gardenia, Bangalore on 21st Oct’2011 by NASSCOM Chief Mr. Som Mittal. Mr. S.K Mittal (Executive Director, Bharatiya Global Infomedia Ltd Business Wire India

Adiquity Launches Asia's first Real Time Bidding (RTB) Exchange for Mobile Ads
Adiquity Mobile Ads Platform announced the launch of its Real Time Bidding (RTB) exchange for Mobile Ads. This places Adiquity alongside a select group of global mobile RTB exchanges, and the first mobile RTB exchange from Asia. Adiquity enables Mobile Publishers generate higher monetary returns from their Mobile properties Business Wire India

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