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Laurus Edutech launches integrated skill exchange portal
Quibus Technologies, technology arm and subsidiary of Laurus Edutech, one of the leading skill development training companies has launched, a skill exchange portal which is repository for several skilled resources across country. ANI

Prashant Bhushan beaten up inside his chamber for statements on Kashmir
Senior Supreme Court lawyer and Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan was beaten up inside his chamber here by young men for his alleged comments on Kashmir. ANI

Defence Minister Antony rules out increasing Naval presence in South China Sea
Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Wednesday said the Indian Navy has no plans of increasing its presence in South China Sea, and added that the country merely wants uninterrupted trade between the two Asian giants. ANI

Former PM Devegowda condemns attack on Prashant Bhushan
Former Prime Minister H.D. Devegowda on Wednesday condemned the dastardly attack on Supreme Court lawyer and Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan within the premises of the Supreme Court. ANI

'Jan Chetna Yatra' would bring about a revolutionary change in Indian politics: Advani
Expressing confidence that his 'Jan Chetna Yatra' would bring about a revolutionary change in the country's politics, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani on Wednesday said the intention of his mass awareness campaign is not to bring a change in power, but to bring a change in the political system. ANI

Congress condemns attack on Prashant Bhushan, terms it reprehensible
Condemning the attack on Supreme Court lawyer and Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan, Congress Party on Wednesday said it is an extremely strange and despicable thing that has taken place inside the apex court, and added that there is a need to find out the true identity of the perpetrators responsible for the 'wicked act'. ANI

IAF is witnessing an unprecedented phase of modernization, says Air Chief
The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, on Wednesday the Indian Air Force (IAF) is witnessing an unprecedented phase of modernization and capability enhancement and can effectively respond to any attempts at undermining India's National Security. ANI

Defence Minister Antony underlines Indian Navy's role in providing security in the region
Assuring India's maritime neighbours of the country's "unstinted support for their security and economic prosperity", Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday said the Indian Navy has been "mandated to be a net security provider to island nations in the Indian Ocean Region". ANI

Government initiates steps to extradite Dawood aid Iqbal Mirchi from London
Acknowledging the arrest of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's close aide, Iqbal Mirchi, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Wednesday said that the government shall take up measures to extradite him from London to face trial. ANI

Shivani Bhatnagar case: Delhi HC acquits former IPS officer Sharma
The Delhi High Court today acquitted former Haryana cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer R. K Sharma and two others in connection with the murder case of senior journalist Shivani Bhatnagar. ANI

Opening of major road leads to brisk business in J-K valley
Locals are witnessing a rise in business following the opening of the historical Mughal Road in Rajouri District of Jammu and Kashmir, which has cut down transportation cost of produce and improved accessibility to the Kashmir Valley. ANI

Manmohan Singh seeks support from Jayalalithaa for Kudankulam project
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has sought continuing support from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for the Kudankulam nuclear power plant. ANI

Salman Khurshid refrains from making remarks on Lokpal Bill
Reaffirming the government's commitment to introduce an effective Lokpal Bill, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said he would not be able to speak at length on the bill, as the Standing Committee of the Parliament is reviewing the various provisions of the bill. ANI

Advani thanks Nitish for welcoming his 'Jan Chetna Yatra' in Bihar
Expressing his gratitude to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for flagging off his 'Jan Chetna Yatra', Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani on Wednesday said he had never seen any of his nationwide tours being given such a big boost on the very first day. ANI

India and Vietnam to strengthen exchanges to combat terrorism
Emphasising that India and Vietnam face common security challenges from terrorism and piracy, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said that both nations have agreed to strengthen exchanges in these fields. ANI

IIT students' satellite 'Jugnu' to be launched into space
A satellite built by students of IIT Kanpur, 'Jugnu', was launched with the latest version of India's indigenous Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday. ANI

ISRO's PSLV C-18 launched successfully
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) PSLV C-18 was successfully launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Wednesday. ANI

Hazare threatens another hunger strike if Lokpal Bill not passed soon
Veteran social activist and anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare has threatened to launch another hunger strike if the Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed during Parliament's Winter Session. ANI

Omar hints at removal of AFSPA in parts of Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has indicated that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) might be lifted from certain parts of the Kashmir Valley. ANI

Redoubled vigil has deterred infiltration in Kashmir: General Hasnain
General Officer Commanding of Indian Army's XV Corps, Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain has said that a stern vigil is being maintained along the Line of Control (LoC), which has deterred infiltration bids by militants from across the border into the Kashmir Valley. ANI

Hegde slams govt. decision to release tapes of Lokpal Bill talks
Karnataka Lokayukta and civil society activist Justice Santosh Hegde has criticised the Central Government's plans to release edited tapes of panel discussions. ANI

Unprecedented support for nationwide anti-graft tour: Advani
Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani, who began his 38-day 'Jan Chetna Yatra' from Bihar's Sitabdiara village on Tuesday, reckons that the support for his yatra is the greatest achievement of his political career. ANI

Sterlite Industries (India) LimitedUpdate on Tuticorin Copper Smelter Unit
The Special Leave Petition relating to the Tuticorin based Copper Smelter Unit of Sterlite Industries (India) Limited (‘SIIL’) was listed on October 11, 2011 in Hon’ble Supreme Court for ‘Interim Directions’. Business Wire India

Arthritis, A Growing Concern in India; Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
On the occasion of World Arthritis Day, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital called for greater awareness and action to fight against various types of arthritis, especially Rheumatoid Arthritis, a growing concern in India. Rheumatoid Arthritis has emerged as the most common ailment in the country affecting young people. If untreated, Arthritis could well become the biggest epidemic of the country by 2013 Business Wire India

CA Technologies to Deliver ERwin Data Modeling Solution for Microsoft SQL Azure
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced CA ERwin® Data Modeler for Microsoft SQL Azure, a powerful new solution that helps customers manage and integrate their database infrastructure with the Microsoft SQL Azure cloud database environment Business Wire India

India increasingly Vulnerable to Online Threats, finds Study
The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 11 (SIRv11), released by Microsoft Corp. today, reveals that in India, infection trends increased in the first half of 2011, in contrast to the generally improved security scenario worldwide Business Wire India

Knowlarity Communications is a Finalist for the 2011 Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award
Knowlarity Communication Pvt. Ltd. announced today it has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Asia award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the Asian business region. The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Asia Business Wire India

Chief Minister Narendra Modi to Inaugurate Asia’s largest Solar Farm being set up by Moser Baer Clean Energy at District Banaskantha on 14 October 2011
-- The 30-MW, Rs Business Wire India

New Projects Sai Ambience and Sai Vision Launched by Wadhwani Constructions
Sai Vision Pimple Saudagar : Super Luxurious 2 & 3 BHK Apartments Project Under Construction at Pimple Saudagar, Pune By Wadhwani Constructions. The Ambience to soothe the vision is an inherent part of Sai Vision. Just enjoy the sprawling greens combined with aesthetically designed marvel and discover the happy moments in life Business Wire India

Delnex Media Launches, an E-Commerce Portal
Delnex Media Private Limited has launched an e-commerce portal Starting with books, the company has plans to sell more products like apparel and electronics very soon. The Delhi based company was founded by K V Gautam, who in the past launched entertainment portal and financial portal Tiffly Business Wire India

HWM Leak Detection Equipment Helps Save Water in Mooresville, N.C., USA
The town of Mooresville in North Carolina (USA) has been using HWM leak detection equipment to save time, money and water in its 240 miles of water mains, complying with new state regulations in the process Business Wire India

New FIRERAY 3000 Optical Beam Smoke Detector for Wide Area Fire Detection
Fire Fighting Enterprises Ltd., the leader in beam-type fire detection, is pleased to introduce the new FIRERAY 3000 end to end infrared optical beam smoke detector. The detector offers particularly cost effective protection of large, open area spaces and in situations where ceiling-mounting is difficult or inappropriate Business Wire India

BMC Software Brings Alternate Power and Lights to a Village in India
BMC Software (NASDAQ:BMC), has launched an unique initiative to “gain by saving” by replacing lighting fixtures in its Pune office facilities with higher efficiency LED Lights from Hanul Technologies resulting in over 65 percent savings in power Business Wire India

The New York Times Launches India Ink
The New York Times today announced the launch of India Ink, an English-language Web site offering news and analysis about Indian politics, culture, business, sports and lifestyle. The site, nytimes Business Wire India

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