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India accords reception to Bangladesh PM at 'Tin Bigha' Corridor Crossing Point
The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, was in the Bangladeshi enclaves of the Dahagram and Angarpota on an official tour today. She crossed 'Tin Bigha' Corridor through India into Bangladesh and back through Pathgram area. ANI

'Battle against corruption has taken a very weird turn', says Kejriwal
Stating that the battle against corruption has taken a weird turn, veteran social activist Anna Hazare's key aide Arvind Kejriwal today recalling the attack on him asked the supporters of 'India against Corruption' to be tolerant enough to bear the accusations. ANI

Congress leader says BJP culpable for Karnataka graft scams
Congress General Secretary B.K. Hari Prasad on Wednesday riticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and held the national party leadership equally responsible for the graft scams being faced by former Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa, who is presently in judicial custody. ANI

Yeddyurappa hurt over allegations, keen to be treated as ordinary prisoner
Karnataka Housing Minister V Somanna on Wednesday said former chief minister B. S. Yeddyurappa is extremely upset against allegations that he faked his illness in order to avoid going to the jail. ANI

CAG not exceeding its constitutional authority, says Pranab Mukherjee
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is not exceeding its constitutional authority by exposing financial irregularities. ANI

'There is a global imbalance of jobs and qualified persons', says Sibal
Union Human Resource and Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said that there exists a global imbalance of jobs vis-…-vis qualified persons and also cited the prevailing scenario in the US that boasts of qualified persons but no jobs, in contrast to the trends experienced in India. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee feels inflation will come down to seven percent by year end
Expressing concern over high inflation, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said that it is expected to come down to seven percent by the year end. ANI

Swami Agnivesh condemns attack on Arvind Kejriwal
Social activist and Anna Hazare's estranged aide Swami Agnivesh on Wednesday criticised the attack on RTI crusader Arvind Kejriwal, and said ifferences should be sorted out through talks. ANI

Youth fest organized in Jammu Kashmir
A two-day youth festival organized in the state saw the participation of hundreds of college students from J-K and other states. ANI

French Foreign Minister to visit India tomorrow
French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe will be on a three-day visit to India beginning on Thursday. ANI

Hurt by criticism, Yeddyurappa prefers to get treatment at Bangalore Central Jail
Stung by criticism over his health issues being a farce and an excuse for him to stay out of jail, former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Wednesday refused to take further treatment at the Victoria Hospital here so as to return to the prison. ANI

Demand for Chinese made firecrackers on rise
The demand for made in China firecrackers has led to brisk business for the shopkeepers and wholesalers during this year's Diwali season. ANI

Kiran Bedi calls for strong Lokpal
Former senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Kiran Bedi has called for an effective Lokpal Bill to counter corruption, even as Rajinder Singh, a Hazare aide quit the anti-graft movement citing political compromise as the reason for doing so. ANI

Khursheed accuses BJP of making light of corruption in Karnataka
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khursheed has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of not being serious about the corruption cases against former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa. ANI

Dialogue with Maoists in progress, says interlocutor Sujato Bhadra
Human rights activist and Maoist interlocutor Sujato Bhadra has said the dialogue with the rebels is in progress and would continue. ANI

Kejriwal assault sparks fierce outcry from socio-political spectrum
The assault on civil society activist Arvind Kejriwal has sparked of a fierce outcry from political leaders and members of the civil society. ANI

Team Anna misleading country: Digvijay Singh
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has said that veteran social activist Anna Hazare and his team are misleading the country over their association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). ANI

Advani slams Chidamabaram on Telangana issue
Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani has said the words of the central government on the Telangana issue cannot be trusted. ANI

Salman Khursheed to showcase his acting prowess during governors' conference
Law Minister Salman Khursheed, who is well known for his administrative and political skills, will now showcase his talent as an actor, taking part in the drama titled "Sons of Babur" during the three-day conference of governors that starts on October 29. ANI

First ever HCL Flagship Store Launched in Delhi-NCR
-- Customers will get access to the entire range of HCL’s products - HCL Desktops, ME Laptops, ME Gaming Consoles, All-in-Ones and other IT accessories & peripherals in the Flagship Store -- HCL Store footprint increases to 8 in Delhi NCR and 32 all over India HCL Infosystems Ltd Business Wire India

First Results from Ongoing Phase III Trial Show Malaria Vaccine Candidate, RTS,S* reduces the risk of Malaria by half in African Children aged 5 to 17 Months
First results from a large-scale Phase III trial of RTS,S, published online in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), show the malaria vaccine candidate to provide young African children with significant protection against clinical and severe malaria with an acceptable safety and tolerability profile Business Wire India

Cryo-Save India Releases New Age Parenting Survey 2011
As per a survey conducted by Cryo-Save India, the Indian arm of Europe’s largest family stem cell banking company, a surprising 61% of couples expecting babies did not know of new age healthcare possibilities such as genetic testing and stem cell banking although a majority of them claimed that they would invest the most on the health of the child Business Wire India

Madhucon Sugars selects Sathguru’s S-Cube Sugar ERP Solution
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Singapore International School’s Confluence Commemorates the 40th Anniversary of World Economic Forum
The Simulated Economic Forum commemorated the 40th anniversary of World Economic Forum which was among the highlights of the two day programme -Confluence hosted and conducted by Singapore International School, Mumbai. Confluence 2011, a unique amalgamation of competitive and exhibition events, was based on the concept of knowledge challenge Business Wire India

Non Communicable Diseases Need to Include Social and Economic Impact of Blindness; L V Prasad Eye Institute
On the occasion of India’s first symposium on Public Health and the Eye, organized by L V Prasad Eye Institute, leading healthcare experts from across the world highlighted that Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) now need to include reference to the massive social and economic impacts of blinding conditions like cataract, glaucoma, diabetes and age related macular degeneration (AMD) Business Wire India

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Citi India Partners with 12 NGOs for Economic Inclusion Projects in 2011
Citi India today announced that it has partnered with 12 NGO’s in 2011 towards social development projects to promote economic empowerment in India. Citi India has sharpened its focus around the concept of Economic Inclusion, which integrates Financial Inclusion, Market Access and Financial Education Business Wire India

Perfios Launches Cloud Based Application for Independent Financial Advisors
-- Perfios Advisor provides a holistic view of client’s portfolio which enables the advisor to provide better services to clients -- Independent Financial Advisors can enable their clients to login directly to their Perfios account through their website -- Perfios is promoted by serial entrepreneur V Business Wire India

Grohe Announces Consumer Offer as a Festival Season Bonanza
Grohe from Germany, the world’s number 1 brand in sanitary fittings, heralded the festive season with the launch of special consumer offer- “Designed to Delight”. The scheme provides our consumers across India an opportunity to bring home the world’s best designed bathroom at delightful prices Business Wire India

Grand Kerala Shopping Festival Launches Online Diwali Video Greetings
In an ambitious move to reach out to northern parts of the country, the South Indian Bank Grand Kerala Shopping Festival will send online Diwali video greetingsto three lakh persons all over the country. The greetings programme is expected to further popularise the annual shopping festival which is drawing more and more national and international travellers to God’s own Country Business Wire India

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