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Govt. committed to ensure good industry-labour relations: PM
Affirming that the government is committed to doing everything possible to ensure good industry-labour relations, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Thursday said there are areas where there is a need to strike a balance between the needs of a growing economy and the interests of working people. ANI

Myanmar assures not to use its territory for insurgent activities against India: MEA
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said New Delhi has received assurances from Myanmar that its territory will not be allowed to be used for insurgent activities against India. ANI

President, PM wish newly wed Bhutan's royal couple
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh have conveyed their heartiest felicitations to His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, King of Bhutan, and Her Majesty Ashi Jetsun Pema, Queen of Bhutan, on their royal wedding. ANI

Ambala RDX laden car case transferred to Delhi Police for further probe
The investigation into the case of the explosives seized from a car parked outside the Ambala Cantt Railway Station has now been transferred to the Delhi Police for further probe. ANI

Hisar by-election: Anna's anti-corruption campaign will not affect Congress, says Savitri Jindal
The Chairperson of Jindal Steel and Power Limited, Savitri Jindal, on Thursday said veteran social activist Anna Hazare's anti-corruption campaign will not trim down the votes of the Congress Party in the Hisar by-poll. ANI

Cabinet approves bills to help banks recover debts
The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved introduction of the Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2011 in the Winter Session of Parliament. ANI

Prashant Bhushan attack: Violence should always be condemned, says Ambika Soni
Condemning the assault on Supreme Court lawyer and Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Thursday said violence is not the solution for resolving any matter and the matter would be investigated thoroughly. ANI

Pottery workshop in kashmir helps resurrect the dying art form
A two day pottery workshop, aimed to revive the state's traditional art of pottery, was organized at Islamic University of Science and Technology situated in Awantipora, Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Uma Bharti wants Advani to be Prime Minister
Extending all support to Lal Krishna Advani's 'Jan Chetna Yatra', Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti on Thursday said that she sees the party veteran as the most suitable candidate for the Prime Minister's post. ANI

SC reduces compensation for Uphaar tragedy victims
The Supreme Court on Thursday nearly halved the sum of compensation to be paid to the victims of 1997 Uphaar Cinema fire tragedy case. ANI

Rajnath Singh distances himself from Prashant Bhushan's attacker Bagga
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh on Thursday denied any link with Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, who has claimed responsibility for the assault on Supreme Court lawyer and Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan. ANI

Cabinet approves new overseas raw material acquisition policy
The Union Cabinet today approved the policy for acquisition of raw material assets abroad by profit making Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs). ANI

China bans sex-related ads on TV, radio
The State Administration of radio, film and Television (SARFT) in China has imposed a ban on sex-related advertisements on the country's radio and TV. ANI

Kullu Dussehra draws crowds
Hundreds of devotees led by the head of former royal family participated in the annual deity procession, 'Narsingha Jaleb', during the weeklong Dussehra festival in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh. ANI

Tsunami mock drill conducted in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry
A tsunami mock drill, codenamed Exercise IOWAVE 11, was conducted along the coastal regions of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry by UNESCO's Inter-governmental Oceanographic Commission on Wednesday. ANI

Manmohan Singh condoles demise of senior Congress leader Silvius Condpan
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has condoled the demise of senior Congress leader Silvius Condpan, who breathed his last at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on October 10. ANI

Orissa tribals use communication technology to herald change in region
In an attempt to bring development in the Maoist-affected areas of Orissa, activists are helping tribals to set-up services of recording and broadcasting news about incidents taking place in the remote areas. ANI

Major terror attack foiled in Ambala, explosives seized from car
Averting a major tragedy, Police have seized a large amount of explosives, including detonators and timers from a car parked outside the Ambala Cantt Railway Station. ANI

Polling underway for Hisar by-election
Polling is underway for the Hisar Parliamentary constituency by-election being held today. ANI

Advani blames Congress for 'snags' in nationwide tour
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran L.K Advani has blamed the Congress party for the snags that have hit his nation wide tour and called it an attempt to hinder his tour against corruption. ANI

Congress-BJP tussle heats up over Hazare`s RSS links
The ongoing tussle between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party over social activist Anna Hazare's alleged links with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has turned into a political potboiler. ANI

Shanti Bhushan willing to defend Sanjeev Bhatt in Supreme Court
Senior lawyer and social activist Shanti Bhushan has expressed his willingness to defend arrested Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjeev Bhatt in the Supreme Court if the latter approached him. ANI

H.E. Mr B L Joshi Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh Inaugurates 39th National Convention of Company Secretaries
“Company Secretaries are innovative cross functional professionals’ said B L Joshi, Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh while inaugurating the 39th National Convention of Company Secretaries here today. While highlighting the changing role of company secretary, he spoke at length about transparency, disclosure, ethics etc Business Wire India

Belkin Launches the Power Pack; Keeping Users on the go
Realizing the need of charged battery to stay connected for mobile phone and tablet users, Belkin India, a leading service provider of interconnectivity solutions across computing and consumer electronic devices today launched a portable charging device called The Belkin Power Pack. The Power Pack is available in three models that have been designed specifically as per user’s requirements Business Wire India

Faster Boarding at Vienna Airport with SITA’s Common-Use Self-Boarding Solution
Passengers flying with any airline from Vienna International Airport will enjoy faster and more efficient boarding as the world’s first common-use self-boarding gates go into operation there. The gates, provided by air transport IT specialist SITA, are being installed throughout Vienna’s terminals, including the new terminal Skylink, which will open mid-2012 Business Wire India

SITA Launches Air Transport Command Centre in Singapore
SITA today officially opened a global command centre in Singapore for the proactive monitoring and management of its communication and IT solutions used by hundreds of airlines and airports around the world. This follows the opening of SITA’s first centre in Montreal last year and supports the company’s ambition to deliver “zero downtime” to the air transport industry Business Wire India

Yebhi.com woos Customers with its new TV Campaign
Yebhi.com – a leading lifestyle portal from the stable of Bigshoebazaar India pvt ltd has recently rolled out a TV campaign. The Creative duties of the TVC is handled by a Mumbai based Advertising agency Eleven Brand works ltd. The idea behind the campaign is to induce consumers to “want more”. Yebhi.com is about wanting more, and getting it Business Wire India

LiveMedia Continues its Thrust on Engaging its Viewers
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‘Be the Wanderer’ - India’s First Online Travel Contest to Fulfil the Travel Wish-List of Two Lucky Winners
For the first time ever, The Wanderers is holding the ‘Be the Wanderer’ contest to encourage people to break away from the monotony of routine and discover offbeat places in India. The contest which started on October 1, 2011 is India’s first online travel contest to sponsor an all-expenses paid 10-day trip across India, in comfort and style, for a team of two winners Business Wire India

Kreeo is a Finalist for the 2011 Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award
Kreeo (i-nable Solutions 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

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