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Karunanidhi to arrive in New Delhi to meet jailed daughter
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi will arrive in New Delhi today to meet his jailed daughter, M.K. Kanimozhi. ANI

National Advisory Council meets to discuss key issues related to urban poverty
National Advisory Council (NAC) Chairman Sonia Gandhi today met its members in New Delhi and discussed a wide range of issues that affect the urban poor. ANI

Congress leader holds party workers responsible for defeat in Hissar by-elections
Consequent to his rout including loss of security deposit in the recent by-elections in Hissar, Haryana, Congress party candidate Jai Prakash today blamed his party workers for sabotaging his assured chances of victory. ANI

Communist party leaders on hunger strike in Kolkata to protest against inflation
Several Communist Party of India (CPI) leaders are holding a 24-hour fast in Kolkata to protest against inflation and alleged scams by the Central government. ANI

France backs India's bid for permanent UNSC seat
French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has backed India's bid for a permanent seat in the United Nation Security Council (UNSC). ANI

Advani slams Manmohan Singh for lacklustre approach in dealing with graft
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani today criticized Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for his lacklustre approach in dealing with rampant graft in the country. ANI

Admiral Verma draws attention of Chiefs of Navies for united action against piracy
Drawing attention of the world leaders of Navies and Coast Guards to the need for united action against piracy at sea, Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma has said that it has morphed into an elaborate network of operations to extract enormous quantities of ransom. ANI

Indo-French joint military exercise concludes in Uttarakhand
The first ever Indo-French joint military training exercise, Shakti, concluded at Chaubattia, Uttarakhand, today. ANI

Pawar calls for reforms in agriculture marketing
Union Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Minister Sharad Pawar has called for reforms in agricultural marketing. ANI

Chinese electric lights in huge demand
Business of Chinese electric lights is booming in West Bengal ahead Diwali, the festival of lights. ANI

Radhakund community members of observe 'Ahoi Ashtami'
Mothers belonging to the community of Radhakund kept a fast for the well being of their sons on the occasion of 'Ahoi Ashtami' in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

NATO's operation in Libya is "finished": French FM Juppe
French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has said that NATO's operation in Libya can be considered over now that Muammar Gaddafi is dead and the new regime is in control of the entire country ANI

Krishna hopes peace and stability will return to Libya after Gaddafi's death
External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna on Friday expressed hope that peace would soon return to Libya after the death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in his hometown of Sirte. ANI

BJP calls for President's Rule in Manipur
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation today met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and demanded imposition of President's Rule in Manipur, which is reeling under a two-month-long economic blockade. ANI

Time has come to withdraw AFSPA from certain areas: Omar Abdullah
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday declared that the time has come to consider withdrawing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from certain areas of the Kashmir Valley. ANI

Indian aromatic candles huge hit abroad
The fragrance of aromatic candles prepared in Mangalore has reached world over with a rise in its demand, particularly, in the US, UK and Europe. ANI

Sweety and Delhi Diwali
It is that time of the year again. Dress up and look like a Christmas tree, hey it is Diwali! Delhi wakes up from its summer slumber and looks so pretty during the festive season that I just don't miss London and its summer sales. ANI

Jharkhand has wealth in the backyard
The thick forests in the tranquil village of Jirwa in Simariya Tehsil of Jharkhand's Chatra District belie a gloomy past. With bare land where a lush forest cover stood, the forests had been felled over the years by indifferent and greedy hands. ANI

UP MLA Umlesh Yadav the first 'Paid News' casualty
The Election Commission has disqualified a woman MLA from Uttar Pradesh for three years from contesting any election for Parliament, State Legislature, Assembly or Legislative Council for incorrect statement of election expenditure incurred on news items in two Hindi dailies. ANI

Allahabad HC quashes land acquisition of three Grater Noida villages
The Allahabad High Court on Friday quashed the notification of three villages of Gautam Budh Nagar District for development of Greater Noida and Noida Extension areas. ANI

Myanmar to cooperate with China to seek proper solution to dam issue
Trying to ease Beijing's concerns over the halting of a Chinese-funded mega dam, Myanmar's Vice-President Tin Aung Myint Oo has vowed to cooperate with China in seeking for a proper solution to the issue. ANI

Manmohan Singh announces steps to expedite pending CBI cases
Emphasising that delay in the trial of cases remains an area of serious public concern, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday said the committee under a retired Supreme Court Judge will be set up to review cases pending trial for more than 10 years. ANI

Diwali candles made by Delhi's specially abled people attracts crowds
In preparation for the upcoming Deepavali a week long fair exhibiting candles and earthen lamps made by specially abled persons was organized by the Blind Relief Association. ANI

Govt. moving forward on comprehensive agenda to curb corruption: PM
Emphasising that the agitation on Lokpal has brought the issue of cleaning up of our public life right at the top of national priorities, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday said that the government is moving forward expeditiously on a comprehensive agenda to curb corruption. ANI

Nepal PM Bhattarai supports participatory democracy
Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has said that the highest measure of democracy was the maximum participation of the toiling masses in the state, not the extent of freedom or equality. ANI

Advani flays government for rampant corruption
Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K Advani has said that everybody has lost faith in the ruling Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, as it failed to take steps to root out corruption. ANI

Right to Food Act soon for Indians: Rahul Gandhi
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has said the Centre would soon come out with a comprehensive Right to Food Act. ANI

Maharashtra Govt. to review Hazare's security: R.R Patil
Maharashtra Home Minister R.R Patil has said that appropriate security measures would be provided to veteran anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare. ANI

Health Minister Azad visits Japanese Encephalitis afflicted children in Gorakhpur
Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad visited children afflicted by Japanese Encephalitis at a hospital in Gorakhpur and enquired about efforts to control the killer virus that has already claimed at least 450 lives in the state. ANI

Kejriwal accuses Government of trying to tarnish Team Anna's image
Strongly defending fellow campaigner and associate Kiran Bedi over allegations of corruption levelled against her, civil society activist Arvind Kejriwal has accused the central government of trying to tarnish the image of Team Anna to weaken the nationwide movement against corruption. ANI

Awareness is the key to curb Breast Cancer - Suneeta Reddy, Apollo Hospitals
October is the breast cancer awareness month and is dedicated to increasing awareness about breast cancer issues, especially the importance of early detection. Commemorating the Breast Cancer Awareness month, Ms Suneeta Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals, feels that every woman should contribute to the cause and spread awareness among women of all age groups Business Wire India

HCL Learning forays into Management Education
HCL Learning, an education and talent development division of HCL Infosystems Ltd., today announced its alliance with the prestigious Annamalai University of Tamil Nadu. As part of the alliance, HCL Learning will be launching the MBA-IMS Program (Infrastructure Management & Security) via distance learning mode. The duration of the program is for two years Business Wire India

Sify Technologies to Report Unaudited Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2011-12 on Friday, October 28, 2011
Sify Technologies Limited (Nasdaq NM: SIFY), a leader in Managed Enterprise, Network and IT Services in India with global delivery capabilities and a pioneer in consumer internet services, announced that it will report its unaudited IFRS financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2011-12 ended September 30, 2011 on Friday, October 28, 2011 before the market opens Business Wire India

CBaySystems honored by Govt. of Karnataka at Bangalore 2011
CBaySystems, India’s largest clinical documentation solutions outsourcing company today announced that it was honored by the Government of Karnataka at the Bangalore 2011. CBaySystems has received the award for the “Highest new jobs creator – ITeS category” in the Software Technology Parks of India (STP) Karnataka IT Export Awards. Mr. Murugesh R Nirani, Mr Business Wire India

Amul Launches New TV Campaign
Amul is synonymous with empowerment of the marginal and underprivileged by placing the tools of development in their hands. The Amul Pattern has established itself as a uniquely appropriate model for rural development and especially for the women farmers by linking the producer to the market by eliminating the exploitative middleman Business Wire India

Rediff.Com Reports Results for the Second Quarter ended September 30, 2011
Our overall revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 were $5.1 million, an increase of approximately 1% over the corresponding quarter last fiscal year. Within this, revenues from India Online increased 1% while our U.S. Publishing business was relatively unchanged, all compared to the corresponding period last fiscal year Business Wire India

Frost & Sullivan’s Mega Trends Projections for the Country at GIL 2011: India, the Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership
Frost & Sullivan has developed the top Mega Trends that will influence and shape the world in the coming years and has launched a Visionary Innovation Research Program Business Wire India

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