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After by-poll victory in Banswada, Telangana issue hots up again
After triumphant victory of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in Banswada assembly seat, party chief K Chandrashekhar Rao's son KTR Rao has said that today's result proves that people have zero tolerance on Telangana issue. ANI

Hisar by-polls: Kuldeep Bishnoi of Haryana Janhit Congress leading
Kuldeep Bishnoi of Haryana Janhit Congress is leading over his nearest rival Ajay Chautala of Indian National Lok Dal by over 11,000 votes after two rounds of counting for the by-polls to the Hisar Lok Sabha seat. ANI

Suspended Gujarat cadre IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt gets bail
A sessions court in Ahmedabad on Monday granted bail to Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjeev Bhatt, who was arrested for allegedly forcing his subordinate to file a false affidavit against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, implicating him in the 2002 Godhra riots. ANI

Engineer Rashid flays anti-militancy law in Kashmir
Independent MLA, Engineer Rashid has called for the relaxation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Digvijay Singh says Hazare 's key aides are politically motivated
Slamming key aides of veteran social activist Anna Hazare, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has said that they are politically motivated and essentially anti-Congress in their approach. ANI

Government should explain steps taken to retrieve black money: Advani
Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani, who is currently touring Madhya Pradesh as part of his 'Jan Chetna Yatra', has demanded that the Central Government should explain the steps taken to retrieve the black money deposited in Swiss banks. ANI

India to coordinate position on Libya, G20 at IBSA summit
As the leaders of three fast growing nations India, Brazil and South Africa prepares to hold talks at fifth IBSA summit in Pretoria on Tuesday, there is immense pressure on these countries which are non -permanent members of the Security Council to leverage their rising global influence to stop state atrocities in Libya. ANI

Congress should learn a lesson from Hisar by-polls result: BJP
Terming the results of the Hisar by-polls to be a victory of the democratic forces, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said the Congress Party should learn a lesson from it and stop covering up corruption, as the people of the country are distressed with the functioning of the UPA Government. ANI

Diwali brings good business for potters in Tripura
Potters in Paulpara village located on the outskirts of Agartala are extremely delighted, as their dull business has again turned bright with the arrival of Diwali, the 'festival of lights'. ANI

Sanjeev Bhatt granted bail, Setalvad lauds decision of Ahmedabad sessions court
Terming the granting of bail to Gujarat cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjeev Bhatt to be a victory of justice, human rights activist Teesta Setalvad on Monday said the decision of the sessions court in Ahmedabad would re-establish people's faith in the judicial system. ANI

Salman Khurshid refuses to comment on rift within Team Anna
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday refused to comment on the rift within Team Anna, and said the government does not interfere with the choices of the civil society activists. ANI

Kiran Bedi claims Hisar by-polls verdict shows voters support Jan Lokpal Bill
Former senior police officer and civil society activist Kiran Bedi on Monday said the trend of the by-polls in Haryana reveals that the electorates support and want a strong and effective Jan Lokpal Bill that would help to combat corruption. ANI

Mukherjee calls upon Asian Development Bank to harness skills
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday called upon Asian Development Bank (ADB) to cover new ground through study and research on how Asian countries can help harness skills and innovations for sustaining growth. ANI

India keen to cover development of futuristic technologies with Canada for Defence, Internal Security
India and Canada have proposed to cover development of futuristic technologies for Defence and Internal Security to prepare both the countries for evolving futuristic threats. ANI

India hopes to conclude double taxation treaty with Philippines
Emphasising that there is a need for transparent arrangement with a legal framework for exchange of information between India and Philippines relating to banking and tax related matters, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday hoped that Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) may be signed in January next year. ANI

By-polls verdict seen a blow to Congress
The results of the by-elections to the four seats in the country came as a jolt to the Congress Party as it failed to create its charisma and suffered a humiliating defeat. ANI

Congress Party admits defeat in Hisar by-polls
Expressing disappointment over the Congress Party's dismal performance in the Hisar by-polls, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said the party shall try to recognise the reasons behind it. ANI

Communists fear spiralling inflation in India
Leaders of the Communist party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) met here today and discussed the global economic slowdown and its impact on India, which is engulfed by spiralling inflation. ANI

Khurshid terms Sanjeev Bhatt's release a tribute to Indian legal system
Hours after a sessions court in Ahmedabad granted bail to Gujarat cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjeev Bhatt, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday termed the verdict to be a tribute to the Indian legal system and the judges. ANI

Telangana shutdown hits normal life in Hyderabad
Normal life in Hyderabad was crippled as public transport goes off the roads after activists of the Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC), a body demanding separate state called for one-day shutdown on Monday. ANI

Bhajan Lal's son Kuldeep Bishnoi wins Hisar by-polls
Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) candidate Kuldeep Bishnoi, son of former Haryana Chief Minister Bhajan Lal, won the Hisar by-poll on Monday defeating his nearest rival Ajay Chautala of Indian National Lok Dal by more than 6323 votes. ANI

Supreme Court issues notice to Anna Hazare
The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to veteran social activist Anna Hazare on a public interest litigation seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the allegation of mismanagement of funds by Anna's NGO Hind Swaraj Trust. ANI

BMW India Showcases BMW xDrive, intelligent all-wheel drive system at the BMW Xperience 2011
BMW India is hosting the BMW Xperience at Gurgaon, National Capital Region from 16 – 23 October 2011 at the specially designed test course. The event was kicked off by a vibrant and captivating performance by Raw BANG - a proficient group of Australian percussionists and tap dancers Business Wire India

IDBI Federal Unveils 3-in-1 Lifesurance Savings Plan
Offering long-term savings, with the triple benefits of bonuses, guaranteed additions, and life cover; private insurer IDBI Federal Life Insurance today announced the launch of its latest product Lifesurance Savings Insurance Plan. “Today’s changing consumer lifestyles presents ever increasing demands for financial security in the future Business Wire India

Financial Results For The Half Year Ended September 30, 2011
The Board of Directors of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC) announced the results for the first half of the financial year 2011-2012, following its meeting on Monday, October 17, 2011 in Mumbai. The accounts have been subject to limited review by the Corporation’s statutory auditors in line with regulatory guidelines Business Wire India

Netcore Acquires Ravience, A Multi-Modal Mobile Marketing Service Provider
Digital real-time communications company Netcore Solutions today said that it has acquired Ravience, a Mumbai-based mobile marketing services provider, for an undisclosed sum. Ravience is focused on helping brands engage with their customers using its multi-modal response management suite 'Responage' Business Wire India

Global Convergence on the Assessment of Biosafety of GM Foods
For over a decade, Sathguru Management Consultants’ Center for Executive Education and Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, delivered a series of executive development programs with the view to improve management dynamics among senior managers, policy makers and academics from both the private and the public sector in India and abroad Business Wire India

Atelier Magazine to Spread its Wings with a Motive to Reach all high end Clients throughout India by this Financial Year
Atelier…a European brand launched its october issue magazine in Lure, Traveren Green, New Delhi followed by a hot party. After establishing itself in Italy, France, United Kingdom, Nederland, duchland and in countries of Middle East the lifestyle magazine is now spreading its wings to establish itself in India. A magazine is focussing to reach the circulation of 30,000 very soon in India Business Wire India

NABH Signs MoU with 3M India Ltd to Help Hospitals in India Reduce the Risk of Infections and Improve Patient Outcomes
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Sterlite Industries (India) Limited Notice of the Results for the Second Quarter and Half Year Ended 30 September 2011
Sterlite Industries (India) Limited (NYSE: SLT) (BSE: STERLITEIND) will announce its results for the Second quarter and Half Year ended 30 September 2011 on Monday, 24 October 2011. Business Wire India

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