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Karunanidhi meets Manmohan Singh in New Delhi
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi today met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at his official 7, Race Course Road residence in New Delhi. ANI

Khurshid takes a dig at Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement
Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid has lashed out at veteran anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare and his associate Kiran Bedi for campaigning against the Congress party in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Nepal PM assures India to check fake Indian currency racket
Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai on Saturday stressed on mechanisms to counter fake Indian currency racket. ANI

Ahluwalia calls for effective implementation of development schemes
Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has called for effective implementation of developmental schemes while addressing the chief ministers of different states during the National Development Council (NDC) meet here today. ANI

Mamata Banerjee urges Maoists in West Bengal to give up arms
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today urged Maoists to give up arms and resolve all issues through dialogue. ANI

Raja, Kanimozhi will come out clean in 2G-scam: DMK
Reacting to the charges framed against former Union Telecom Minister A. Raja and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi for their alleged involvement in the 2G-spectrum scam, DMK spokesperson T.K.S. Elangovan today said that they will come out clean. ANI

Forensic experts, probe officials reconstruct Ishrat Jahan shootout in Ahmedabad
A team of forensic experts and investigation officials on Saturday reconstructed the Ishrat Jahan shootout in Ahmedabad to look into key details of the killing. ANI

Food inspectors conduct surprise raids in Patna, Kanpur to prevent adulteration of sweets
Ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali, police officials along with food safety and health officials, conducted surprise raids in Patna and Kanpur on Saturday. ANI

Indo-Tibetan Border Police to celebrate raising day on Monday
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) will celebrate its raising day in New Delhi on Monday. ANI

MEA denies media reports on Chidambaram's absence to receive Sheikh Hasina at Teen Bigha
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) today said that media reports over Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's absence to receive Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Teen Bigha were based on incomplete facts. ANI

Indo-Oman joint air exercise concludes in Jamnagar
The four-day joint exercise between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) concluded here on Friday. ANI

Dhiraj Deka, Assam's budding fashion designer
Budding young talent, Dhiraj Deka is a well-known fashion designer from Assam. ANI

China in Nepal
When Beijing sent in the high-profile Yang Houlan as its Ambassador to Nepal in June 2011, the obvious intention was to assert itself in that country as it wrestled endlessly with its enduring political crisis. ANI

People in Karnataka can have video view of Chief Minister's Office
D.V. Sadanand Gowda, who has accepted to became Karnataka Chief Minister 'accidentally' over two months ago, is today feeling confident of leading the state towards progress and transparency and disclosed that he will soon install a video camera in his working office ANI

Country needs a Lokpal, but Jan Lokpal is not the final answer: DVS Gowda
Emphasising that there is a need of strong Lokpal Bill, Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadanand Gowda on Saturday it is the need of the hour for the whole country as people are aggrieved of corruption. ANI

Gowda says he became Karnataka CM accidentally, now confident to lead
Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadanand Gowda on Saturday said he was not an aspirant for the post but became the chief minister of the state 'accidentally'. ANI

Nepal PM Bhattarai meets Chidambaram
Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai met Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram here today. ANI

2G scam: Raja, Kanimozhi and 15 others charged
The special CBI court on Saturday ordered framing of charges against 17 accused including former Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi in connection with their alleged roles in the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

School children hold anti firecracker campaign in Siliguri
More than 100 schoolchildren participated in an anti cracker campaign to spread awareness against the use of firecrackers before the festival of Diwali in the city. ANI

A childhood in peril
The startling political unrest in the Kashmir Valley in the summer of 2010 had prompted the Central Government to appoint a team of interlocutors to prepare a broad roadmap for the state. For over a year since their appointment in October 2010, the three members, Dileep Padgaonkar, Radha Kumar and M.M ANI

French Army shares its Afghan experience during Ranikhet joint military exercise
In order to further strengthen defence cooperation and carry forward the bilateral ties between the two nations, troops of the Indian and the French Army participated in a joint exercise called Shakti-2011 in the mountainous region here similar to the conditions in the areas of Afghanistan. ANI

Silver glitters at Dhanteras
Silver coins and currency notes are in great demand for the feast of Dhanteras which falls a day before Deepavali in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Subodh Kant Sahay criticises Hazare for campaigning against Congress
Congress leader Subodh Kant Sahay has lashed out at veteran social activist Anna Hazare for campaigning against Congress in the recently concluded Hisar by-polls ANI

Mamata blames Left Front rule for backwardness in West Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that the rule by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) led-Left Front was the cause for the backwardness of the state. ANI

India to form central coordination organisation to tackle Japanese Encephalitis
Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has said that we need to formulate a central coordination organisation to tackle Japanese Encephalitis. ANI

Communists want Manmohan Singh to end economic blockade of Manipur
Supporters and members of Communist Party of India (CPI) have sought the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to end the economic blockade of Manipur. ANI

RSS expresses support for Tibetan cause
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar has said that Tibet was never a part of China and the Indian government should reconsider its decision and review its policies concerning Tibet. ANI

Wrangler announces its “True Wanderer”
After a week long dream ride, Wrangler’s top ten True Wanderers have successfully completed the journey filled with mean paths and terrains across India. But the journey did not end there Business Wire India

Sezal Glass Announces Major Expansion Plans
Sezal Glass Ltd one of the leading Indian player in the Architectural Glass business today announced plans to further expand its value- addition glass business. As a part of the expansion program, Sezal will invest about Rs. 500 crores to expand its value-added glass business with manufacturing set ups spanning across the geographical limits of the country Business Wire India

Suneeta Reddy extends her Support to Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
Suneeta Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals, has been actively working towards spreading Breast Cancer Awareness and contributing to the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign initiated by Apollo Hospitals in association with the Times of India Business Wire India

Polaris Revenues Up by 31%
-- Intellect Revenues Up by 32% Sequentially and 68% Annually -- Quarter Revenues Cross 500 crore Polaris Software Lab Limited (POLS.BO), a leading global Financial Technology company, today announced the second quarter results for FY 2011-12. Key Performance metrics For the quarter ended September 30, 2011, Revenue grew by 31% Y-o-Y to Rs. 509.74 crore from Rs. 388 Business Wire India

Citi’s Sixth Annual “Global Community Day” Mobilizes 40,000 Employee Volunteers in more than 78 Countries
Citi volunteers around the world demonstrated their commitment to make a positive difference through the company’s sixth annual “Global Community Day,” on Saturday, October 22.‬‪ In India, Citi organized 34 activities across 26 towns in India, including Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneshwar, Indore, and Lucknow, to name a few Business Wire India

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