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RBI's interest rate hike will impact growth: Pranab Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee reckons that the today's monetary policy announcement by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would help in getting the country back to a more comfortable inflation situation. ANI

Cabinet approves revised proposal for National Manufacturing Policy
The Cabinet approved the revised proposal of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, to put in place a National Manufacturing Policy. ANI

Vice President Ansari greets nation on Deepawali
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has greeted the people of the country on the auspicious occasion of Deepawali. ANI

Congress condemns Anna's tirade against the Govt.
Congress Party on Tuesday strongly condemned veteran social activist Anna Hazare's recent tirade against the government. ANI

Four security personnel injured in attacks in Kashmir Valley
Four security personnel were injured in two more terror attacks reported in Anantnag and Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. ANI

Govt. will take balanced view on AFSPA withdrawal in Kashmir: Pallam Raju
Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju on Tuesday said the Central Government will take a balanced view on the need for withdrawing or not withdrawing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from specific areas of the Kashmir Valley. ANI

India is a not a high-risk country, says Preneet Kaur
Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Tuesday assured that India was not a high-risk country and was a safe place to visit. ANI

Manmohan Singh greets nation ahead of Diwali
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has greeted the nation ahead of the auspicious and joyous occasion of Diwali. ANI

Specially abled persons celebrate Diwali in Bhubaneshwar
Several specially abled persons of all age groups celebrated Diwali here on Monday. ANI

Home made chocolate in Tamil Nadu in big demand from the corporate sector
Homemade chocolate makers and housewives who have mastered the art of confectionary in the state of Tamil Nadu have lured coporate buyers with a wide range of products. ANI

BJP accuses UPA Govt. of providing shelter to the corrupt
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday accused the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government of providing shelter and protection to all those indulging in corrupt practices. ANI

Cabinet approves restructuring of Geological Survey of India
The Union Cabinet today approved a proposal for the restructuring of the Geological Survey of India (GSI). ANI

Mountaineering institute to be set up in Dirang
The Union Cabinet today approvedthe setting up of a National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) at Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh as an autonomous institute. ANI

Cabinet approves increase in India's quota in IMF
The Union Cabinet today approved the increase in India's quota in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a result of the fourteenth general review of quotas. ANI

Cabinet approves new wages for journalists
The Union Cabinet today decided to implement the wage board recommendations for journalists and non journalists providing a quantum jump in their salaries. The recommendations will be implemented with some modifications. ANI

Salman Khurshid tells Team Anna, talk directly not through media
In an apparent reference to veteran social activist Anna Hazare's latest comments, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday urged the civil society activists to communicate directly with the Central Government rather through media. ANI

Three-hundred thousand youth in Naxal-hit areas to get jobs
In an endeavour to start a major developmental initiatives in the 60 naxal affected districts, the Centre has drawn up a blueprint to provide jobs to three hundred thousand youth. ANI

Krishna to visit Tokyo for fifth Indo-Japan strategic dialogue
External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna will be paying an official visit to Japan from October 28 to attend the fifth annual India- Japan Strategic Dialogue. ANI

Three CRPF personnel injured in Srinagar grenade attacks
Three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured in two back-to-back grenade attacks here on Tuesday. ANI

Hyderabad schools install student-friendly electronic white boards
Private schools in the city have installed electronic white boards in classrooms to make lessons more interesting and student friendly. ANI

Demand for dry fruits on rise after reports of spurious sweet
Ahead of the festival of lights Diwali people in Rajasthan are preferring to buy dry fruits as against sweetmeats following reports of adulterated sweets. ANI

President Patil greets nation ahead of Diwali
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has greeted the nation ahead of the auspicious and joyous occasion of Diwali. ANI

Rajasthan unfurls tricolour on 209-foot long pole in Jaipur
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot hoisted the Indian flag on 209 foot long pole here. It is said to be the tallest in India. ANI

Uttarakhand Congress leaders discuss 2012 poll plans with Sonia Gandhi
Congress party leaders from Uttarakhand called on party president Sonia Gandhi here to discuss strategy for the upcoming state assembly elections. ANI

Advani says Manmohan Singh wrong to ridicule him on black money issue
Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani has lashed out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for ridiculing him on the black money issue. ANI

We encourage improved relations between India, neighbours: says US envoy
US Consul General in Kolkata Dean R Thompson has stressed on the need to have better relations with neighbouring countries to foster economic prosperity. ANI

This Diwali bring home Shri Ganesh - The Lord of Success & Good Beginnings
Sailor Pen in association with William Penn – The World Pen Store, has launched a limited edition fountain pen “Shri Ganesh” this week, just in time to usher in Lord Ganesh on the auspicious occasion of Diwali Business Wire India

Eiffel Olympia is a new Township Venture in Hinjewadi offered by Eiffel Group Pune
Eiffel Group’s proposed Township Project Eiffel Olympia offers easy accessibility to Hinjewadi and all major destinations in Pune. Only 145 kms from Mumbai, Eiffel Olympia comes with a promise which only the fastest appreciating land in Pune can keep. With every possible amenity in place, to provide a premium feel these plots give solution if customer search involves luxury and growth in value Business Wire India

Bharatiya Global Infomedia Limited Organized a Seminar on October 13th, 2011 on HOMELAND SECURITY in Coordination with India Trade Promotion Organization and Supported by Ministry of Home Affairs
At the recently organized 14th India International Security Expo’2011, New Delhi, by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), Bharatiya Global Infomedia Limited took an opportunity to organize a seminar on one of the most pressing topics in the current days, i.e. Homeland security Business Wire India

Spanco Awarded UID - AADHAR Project by Bank of India
Spanco is appointed by Bank of India to carry out the enrolment procedure for issuing AADHAR Numbers to citizens of Maharashtra staying in Kolhapur, Pune and Ratnagiri Zones which also cover the districts of Sangli, Satara, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Dhule, Ahmedanagar, and Sindhudurg. Spanco will collect of demographic and biometric data for UID enrolment along with KYC data as required by the bank Business Wire India

Forbes Technosys selected as a Red Herring Top 100 Asia Tech Startup
Red Herring announced its Top 100 Asia award at the Red Herring Asia Forum in Hong Kong, in recognition of the leading private companies from Asia, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries. Red Herring’s Top 100 list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs Business Wire India

New Ocean Optics Measurement System for Quality Inspection of Solar Simulators
Ocean Optics ( has introduced an optical measurement system for absolute irradiance measurements of solar simulators and other radiant sources. The RaySphere enables measurement of absolute irradiance (mW/cm2/nm) over different spectral ranges from the UV to the NIR (380-1700 nm) Business Wire India

PageTraffic Wins at Red Herring Top 100 Asia Awards
PageTraffic, a leading Indian SEO agency, got the distinction of winning the Red Herring 100 Asia Award 2011. The award recognizes PageTraffic’s global footprint, stellar service standards, positive reviews and consistent success in meeting client’s marketing objectives Business Wire India

Mode Stripping SMA Cables for High Power Laser Systems
Fiberguide’s new line of high power mode stripping SMA cable assemblies provides a higher power alternative to traditional laser delivery cables for high power laser welding, marking, cutting and drilling equipment. The assemblies have also proven effective for use as diode laser pigtails in diode pumped solid state (DPSS) systems Business Wire India

Sterlite Industries (India) Limited Unaudited Consolidated Results for the Second Quarter and Half Year Ended 30 September 2011
Sterlite Industries (India) Limited (“SIIL” or the “Company”) has announced its unaudited consolidated results for the Second Quarter (“Q2”) and Half Year (“H1”) ended 30 September 2011. Business Wire India

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