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Laurus Edutech partners with NSDC, to skill over 1.1 million people
Laurus Edutech, a leading skill development company, hasigned a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to set up an SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) jointly with an objective to train over 11 lakh students over the next 10 years by setting up over 540 centres. ANI

Arvind Kejriwal attacked with slipper in Lucknow
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare's key aide Arvind Kejriwal was attacked by a youth named Jeetendra Pathak, who hurled a slipper at him here on Tuesday. ANI

Fear of Maoists stalls development work in Orissa
The fear of Maoists has brought several development projects to a complete halt in Khaprakhol Block of Orissa's Bolangir District. ANI

BJP accuses Congress Party of hypocrisy
Accusing the Congress Party of being two-faced, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday criticised the ruling party for the underhand dealings with Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Government in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt arrives in India
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt arrived here on Tuesday on a five-day visit to India. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee to inaugurate economic editors' conference tomorrow
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate a two-day Annual Economic Editors' Conference (EEC-2011) here tomorrow. ANI

Pallam Raju assures defence procurement to private industry
Minister of State for Defence Dr MM Pallam Raju on Tuesday assured the creation of a private industry of a level playing field in defence procurement. ANI

Intra-IBSA trade almost touching 20 billion dollar mark: Manmohan Singh
Emphasising that despite the global economic slowdown India-Brazil-South Africa economies have registered a steady growth rate, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said our intra-IBSA trade is almost touching the 20 billion dollar mark. ANI

Yeddyurappa bail plea adjourned till Oct.20
The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday adjourned the bail pleas of former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, who was arrested in connection with two corruption cases, till October 20. ANI

Cash-for-vote scam: Delhi HC defers Amar Singh's bail plea
The Delhi High Court has deferred till Wednesday the hearing on the bail plea of Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, who was arrested in connection with his alleged role in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam. ANI

Ralegan Siddhi sarpanch fails to meet Rahul Gandhi following communication gap
After sarpanch of Anna Hazare's village failed to meet Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, Congress lawmaker PT Thomas today apologized to the Ralegan Siddhi sarpanch for the communication gap. ANI

Khurshid skips Aligarh Muslim University function, saddened by teachers protest
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid, who skipped the founder's day function of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) due to teachers protest against his visit on Monday, said he was deeply saddened by the protests. ANI

Advani takes on UPA II, says results of by-polls significant
Terming the Monday by-elections results as very significant, veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani on Tuesday said that the result were a reflection of UPA II's inability to govern. ANI

Ramdev asks Anna Hazare to clarify 'seditious remarks' by Prashant Bhushan
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has asked veteran social activist Anna Hazare to clear his stand on the remarks made by his aide Prashant Bhushan on the Kashmir issue. ANI

Security forces bust Maoist camp in Jharkhand
Security forces busted a Maoist camp and recovered huge cache of ammunition in near Jharkhand's Garhwa District. ANI

Militancy curbed by 50 percent in Jammu and Kashmir, claims Kuldeep Khoda
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda has said that militancy in the state has dipped by 50 percent in comparison to the previous year. ANI

Kejriwal accuses Government of playing power politics
Slamming Central Government over various scams, veteran social activist Anna Hazare's key aide Arvind Kejriwal has said that the Government plays politics of power, corruption, and crime whereas they are fighting for truth, and honesty. ANI

Communists accuse Mamata of inaction over Maoist issue
Communist Party of India-Marxist CPI (M) leader Biman Bose has accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of inaction against Maoists. ANI

IET Substation Technology Event Open to Virtual Delegates from Around the World
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) today announces that its 2011 Substation Technology conference will run simultaneously as a virtual event so that delegates from all over the world can participate from their desks Business Wire India

OCM Unveils the First Wave of Resurgence
-- Introduces its new Brand Identity -- First brand revamp since 1924 -- Major expansion plans OCM India Limited, a leading men’s apparel fabric manufacturer & retailer of India and a part of WL Ross & Co. LLC, today unveiled an image makeover with a fresh and new brand identity. This is the first version of OCM's brand revamp ever since the company's beginnings in 1924 Business Wire India

Drishti-Soft Launches Ameyo 3.0 - The Next-Level of Automation
Earlier today, Drishti-Soft the company behind the popular Ameyo version 2.0 announced the release of the upgraded Ameyo version 3.0. Packed with the more features than its predecessor. The new version also includes some new advancement such as user enhancements and an intuitive graphical interface. "These advancements are a long time coming." Said Bishal Lachhiramka CEO at Drishti-Soft Business Wire India

Andaman Holidays Launches Toll-Free Number for Tourists
Andaman Holidays, a leading Destination Management Company based at Port Blair has launched a Toll Free Number Facility - 1800 102 4080, for the first time in the Islands. This facility would enable potential tourists from the mainland to get in touch with Team Andaman Holidays and obtain more information on Andaman and its places of tourist interest Business Wire India

Canon Announces its New Flagship DSLR- Canon EOS-1D X
-- Canon brings a revolution in professional imagining by announcing EOS-1D X which is an Integration of EOS-1Ds high image quality and EOS-1D continuous shooting speed. A complete package for all professionals who seek high speed and high image quality -- A 35mm full-frame, 18 Business Wire India

Chhattisgarh Tourism Board Appoints 20:20 MSL as its Strategic Communications Partner
20:20 MSL, part of MSLGROUP, Publicis Groupe’s flagship speciality communications, PR and events network and the largest PR network in India, today announced that it has been selected by Chhattisgarh Tourism Board as their strategic communications partner in India. A relatively young state, Chhattisgarh is one of India’s richest bio-diversity habitats and fastest growing tourism destinations Business Wire India

SWIFT Celebrates Twenty Years of Collaboration with Indian Financial Community
SWIFT, the member-owned cooperative that provides the communications platform, products and services to connect more than 9,700 banking organisations, securities institutions and corporate customers in 209 countries, has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of India going live on its network with a series of events that paid tribute to past, present and future milestones Business Wire India

Collabera ranked 58 in the list of Top 100 Global Providers of Financial Technology
Collabera, a leading end-to-end information technology consulting, services and solutions company, announced its ranking in the FinTech 100 for the third year in a row. The rankings were unveiled at the BAI Retail Delivery Conference & Expo in Chicago yesterday Business Wire India

Celebrate the Festive Season with New Women Categories on
To celebrate the festive season,, a leading lifestyle portal has added two new categories exclusively for the women subscribers. The two new categories, Jewelry and Designer Ethnic Wear will add spark and shine this festive season. In addition to these two categories, Yebhi Business Wire India Generates 5 US$ eCPM Global Monetisation for No. 1 App Developer from South-East Asia on Nokia Ovi generates maximum Ad-monetisation for No. 1 App Developer company, Twist Mobile, from South-East Asia on Nokia Ovi store. Twist Mobile is the 1st Asian company to receive 10MN downloads on Nokia Ovi with a total of 15 apps in their portfolio., a Global Mobile Ad Network for App Developers, is the leader in In-App advertising for J2ME Apps Business Wire India

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