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Delhi blast suspects sent to judicial custody till November 8
The September 7 Delhi High Court blast suspects Amir Abbas Dev and Wasim Akram Malik were today sent to judicial remand for 14 days. ANI

Congress slams Advani over support to Yeddyurappa
The Congress Party on Monday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani over his statement in which he cautioned former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S Yeddyurappa. ANI

ITBP celebrates its 50th Raising Day
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), the paramilitary security outfit deployed along Sino-Indian border celebrated its golden jubilee Raising Day here on Monday. ANI

Bhutan's King meets Chidambaram, Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi
The visiting King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk, today met Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi. ANI

PDP accuses Omar Abdullah Govt. of being involved in corruption
The opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) staged a protest here on Monday and levelled charges of corruption against the ruling National Conference (NC) Government and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. ANI

Jaya Prada welcomes Delhi HC verdict to grant bail to Amar Singh
Actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada on Monday welcomed the Delhi High Court's decision to grant bail to Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh in the 2008 cash-for-vote case. ANI

BJP seeks justice for its members in cash-for-vote scam case
Hours after the Delhi High Court granted bail to Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh in the 2008 cash-for-vote case, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday sought ' justice' for its members and demanded action against those who benefited from such dubious deals. ANI

Karnataka High Court defers Yeddyurappa's bail plea
The Karnataka High Court on Monday deferred the bail plea of former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who was arrested over two cases of corruption for illegally denotifying land in and around Bangalore, till October 28. ANI

M B Samaga to get 'Aravinda Kannada Award'
M.B Samaga, editor of 'Dehali Kannadiga' a Kannada monthly published from Delhi, has been selected for this year's prestigious 'Aravinda Kannada Award' for the contribution to the language outside Karnataka. ANI

2G scam case: Court reserves Kanimozhi's bail plea order till Nov. 3
A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court has reserved its decision on the bail plea of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi in connection with the 2G spectrum scam case till November 3. ANI

Sunni Muslim clerics assure Congress of full support in Uttar Pradesh polls
Sunni Muslim clerics representing the Barelvi sect have assured their support to the ruling Congress Party for the 2012 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. ANI

BJP seeks justice in 2G scam case, allegedly involving Chidambaram
Hoping that justice is delivered in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday accused the government of backing Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in the case and said that the later should also be put behind bars for he is equally culpable as former Telecom Minister A. Raja. ANI

Up the rocky path to good health

Cash-for-vote scam: Delhi HC grants bail to Amar Singh
The Delhi High Court on Monday granted bail to Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, who was arrested in connection with his alleged role in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, on medical grounds. ANI

UP flat buyers sulk over builders decision to review development policies
After the Allahabad High Court quashed land acquisition in three villages of Devla, Yusufpur Chak Saberi and Asadullapur in Greater Noida respectively, buyers in Uttar Pradesh have expressed unhappiness over the judgment. ANI

No end to Arunachal crisis: AICC observers exit within four hours
They came like a cyclonic storm and passed over the politically disturbed Arunachal Pradesh sky within four hours, leaving clouds of suspense still floating and a big question mark - what next? ANI

Central ombudsman should be allowed to intervene at state level only in bigger charges: Khurshid
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid as said the Central Ombudsman should be allowed to intervene at the state level only in cases of bigger graft charges. ANI

Digvijay Singh says allegation against Kejriwal of fund misuse is serious
Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh has said that the allegation made by Swami Agnivesh against Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal about funds being diverted to the latters's NGO is a serious matter.wami Agnivesh had earlier questioned the use of funds donated by the public, claiming that the money deposited in the trust run by Kejriwal lacks credibility. ANI

Subramanian Swamy wants Chidambaram to be prosecuted in 2G scam
Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy has said he expects Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to be prosecuted for his alleged role in 2G scam. ANI

Advani fears 'doom' for the country under Congress governance
Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani has said the country will be doomed if the Congress is allowed to continue its 'ill-governance'. ANI

GVK Biosciences Extends the License of its SAR Databases to Astellas Pharma
GVK Biosciences (GVK BIO), Asia’s leading drug discovery research & development organization, announced today that Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo:4503, “Astellas”) extended and renewed its license to the GVK BIO SAR Databases (GOSTAR). GOSTAR (GVK BIO Online Structure Activity Relationship (SAR) Database) is an online scientific database product of GVK BIO Business Wire India

Ahead of Diwali, TERI’s Solar Lanterns Light up Lives of Under-Privileged Children of Gyan Shakti Vidyalaya in NOIDA
Taking forward TERI’s ambitious global initiative “Lighting a Billion Lives”, DR R K Pachauri, Director General, TERI today distributed 30 more solar-powered LED lanterns to the under-privileged children of Gyan Shakti Vidyalaya, residents of the Yamuna Khader area, a slum cluster, not far from the bright lights of the national capital Business Wire India

WATMEDIA Pvt. Ltd. wins the 2011 Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award
WATConsult truly India’s leading social media agency has announced today that they have bagged the 2011 Red Herring’s Top 100 Asia Award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the Asian business region Business Wire India

Frost & Sullivan Launches its Program ‘TechVision 2020’ and Reveals the Top 50 Technologies and Innovations that are Reshaping the World at GIL 2011: India, the Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership
The TechVision 2020 Program is flagship research by Technical Insights (TI), the Technology Research and Consulting division of Frost & Sullivan. An annual research initiative of the Technical Insights team, TechVision 2020 program’s primary objective is to identify key technologies that will impact our lives in this decade Business Wire India

Proud recipients of the Prestigious Ipma International Project Excellence Award 2011
Tecnimont ICB Pvt Ltd (TICB), the Indian subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont Group, announces to be awarded the IPMA International project excellence Award 2011, “PRIZE WINNER” in Big Size project category for the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) Carbon Dioxide recovery (CDR) Project Business Wire India

Labsphere 2M Integrating Sphere System at Aurora Light Lab
Labsphere, through its exclusive UK distributor Pro-Lite Technology, has supplied a custom two-meter integrating sphere system to lighting manufacturer Aurora Lighting for use in its new light lab. Aurora focuses on energy efficient LED lighting solutions Business Wire India

Ocean Optics Offers Excellent Spectrometer Thermal Stability
To maintain thermal stability of spectrometers operating in variable environments, Ocean Optics ( has released the USB-TC small-footprint heating device. Compatible with the company’s USB2000+ and USB4000 miniature spectrometers, the unit attaches directly to the spectrometer and maintains wavelength thermal stability to within +/-0.025 pixels/ ºC Business Wire India

Elfab Launches first ATEX-approved Wireless Burst Detection System
Pressure relief specialist Elfab has launched the industry’s first ATEX-approved burst detection system, Radio-Tel™. The new system combines the latest wireless technology with Elfab’s proven non-invasive detection system, Flo-Tel™+. Suitable for the largest sites, Radio-Tel™ features real-time process monitoring of disc status and temperature Business Wire India

The New BMW 6 Series Coupe debuts in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
The new BMW 6 Series Coupe was launched at the GQ Men of the Year Awards on 29 September 2011. The new BMW 6 Series Coupe will make its first cinema appearance in the upcoming Paramount Pictures feature film “Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol”, scheduled for worldwide release in December 2011 Business Wire India

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