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Arrested IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's wife seeks Chidambaram's help
Apprehending danger to her husband's life, Shweta Bhatt, the wife of arrested Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjeev Bhatt, has written a letter to Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram requesting him to intervene and take stalk of the current situation. ANI

BJP's n*ked dictatorship is manifest in full force in Gujarat: Congress
In an apparent reference to the arrest of suspended Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjeev Bhatt, Congress Party on Monday blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for vendetta politics and gagging the voices of dissent. ANI

Difficult geographical terrain at India-China border hampers surveillance: Air Chief
Stressing on the intrusion at the border areas, Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne on Monday said the difficult geographical terrain between the Indian and Chinese border impeded the surveillance of the contentious area. ANI

FIR has been registered under Chidambaram's pressure, says Swamy
Terming the FIR registered against him to be a political vendetta, Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy accusing Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram today said the motive seems to have been his stand on the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

Karnataka Congress condemns arrest of suspended IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt
Activists of the opposition Congress Party in Karnataka on Monday condemned the arrest of suspended Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjeev Bhatt by the Gujarat Police. ANI

Consultation is important prior deciding to carve out Telangana, says Azad
Union Health Minister and Congress in-charge for Andhra Pradesh Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said more consultations are required before taking a decision to carve out a separate state of Telangana. ANI

Six killed in Tawang as suspension bridge collapses
In a tragic incident, six villagers were washed away and killed when an under-construction wire rope suspension bridge at Khetnallah over Tawang Chu (river) connecting Gyamdong village in Tawang district bordering Bhutan collapsed at around 6 a.m. on Sunday. ANI

Khalsa College's 81-yr-old Sikh Museum to be digitized
Rare books, manuscripts and handwritten documents of the 16th to the early part of the 19th century, covering events related to Sikh gurus and the Anglo-Sikh Wars, are soon to be digitised. ANI

Selja calls for increased use of public transport in urban areas for sustainable development
Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja has called upon the people to join hands in formulating the urban agenda based on the principles of sustainable development, so that quality of life of all urban citizens in the country specially the lower income and disadvantage groups can be enhanced. ANI

Jayanthi Natarajan says India committed to improve inclusive growth
Minister of State for Environment and Forest Jayanthi Natarajan on Monday said that the government was committed to improving living standard and eradication of poverty through inclusive growth. ANI

Telangana Congress leaders meet Manmohan Singh
An eleven member delegation of Congress leaders from Telangana on Monday met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and urged him to ensure resolution of separate state issue in a time bound manner. ANI

Pakistan Commerce Minister meets Manmohan Singh in Delhi
Pakistan's Commerce Minister Makhdoom Muhammad Amin Fahim met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here on Monday in an effort to strengthen trade ties between the two countries. ANI

Siliguri steps up security for Durga Puja
In the wake of recent bomb blasts in the country, security has been beefed up in Siliguri during the ongoing Hindu festival of Durga Puja. ANI

Afghan President Hamid Karzai to visit India
The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, will be on a two-day visit to India beginning Tuesday at the invitation of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. ANI

Omar breaks silence, refutes 'murder' charges levelled by PDP
Amid the strident campaign by the People's Democratic Party (PDP) over the alleged custodial death of National Conference (NC) worker, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today refuted all the charges levelled against him, accused the Opposition of twisting all the facts, and said that he had nothing to hide, and had initiated a probe into the incident. ANI

Custodial death row: Mehbooba Mufti accuses Omar of being involved in corruption
Amid chaos in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly over the alleged custodial death of National Conference worker Syed Muhmmad Yusuf Shah, People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti accusing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of being involved in corruption on Monday said that her party has no faith in the probe initiated by the state government. ANI

Montek and Jairam reach agreement on 'poverty line'
Amid a raging controversy over the Rs 32 per capita per day poverty line definition, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia met Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh here on Monday. ANI

Changing geo-political scenario, tough challenges ahead for India
Even if India admits to China's massive defence build-up along its border and New Delhi plans to match Beijing's steps, North Block has to improve its diplomatic maneuvering capability with Islamabad, now inching towards Beijing after straining its relations with the US. ANI

Hopes pinned on Sonia Gandhi to resolve Arunachal political crisis
Hopes are still pinned on UPA chairperson and Congress party president Sonia Gandhi to resolve the political and leadership crisis in Arunachal Pradesh. ANI

Anna Hazare supporters conduct campaign in Amethi
Supporters of India's anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has started a fresh campaign by targeting Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi constituencies in Amethi to garner support for the passage of the Jan Lokpal Bill. ANI

Gujarat Congress accuses state of 'Hitler-like mentality'
The main opposition Congress Party in Gujarat has condemned the recent arrest of whistleblower police officer Sanjeev Bhatt, saying the state government suffered from a 'Hitler-like mentality.' ANI

National Conference denies attempt to cover up custodial death in Kashmir
Senior National Conference (NC) leader Abdul Rahim Rather has slammed the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) for politicizing the alleged custodial death of a senior NC worker Syed Muhammad Yusuf. ANI

Anna Hazare awarded 'Mahatma' title by followers
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare was presented with the title of 'Mahatma' (Noble Soul) by his followers in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar District. ANI

Ghulam Nabi Azad urges Telangana agitators to end strike
Union Health Minister and Congress in-charge for Andhra Pradesh Ghulam Nabi Azad has appealed to demonstrators agitating for the creation of a separate Telangana state, to end their strike as it is causing massive inconvenience to the common people. ANI

President greets nation on Durga Puja
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today greeted the nation on the occasion of Durga Puja. ANI

Shell Lubricants Announces Lucrative Offers on Shell Rimula range of Lubricants for its Consumers
Shell lubricants, the global market leader in finished lubricants has announced lucrative offers for truck and tractor owners. The offer is applicable on Shell Rimula Heavy duty diesel engine oil. Shell Rimula Energized Protection range, actively fights against acids, deposits and wear, providing engine durability truck owners and tractor owners can count on Business Wire India

Canvera Launches “Recommend a Photographer” Service, India’s leading online photography company, today launched a unique service to connect consumers and businesses with professional photographers. This service called “Recommend a Photographer” allows anyone looking to hire professionals to specify their needs on Canvera will then research the market and provide recommended matches given the specified needs Business Wire India Launches full Version -Free for Limited Use a pioneer in DNC scrubbing solutions have launched the full version of DNC scrubbing services, Free for limited use, aimed at solving challenges for telemarketers in complying with TRAI regulations and scrubbing the calling lists daily. "This is an important step towards DNC/DND compliance with TRAI." says Sachin Bhatia, VP Business Development, of Drishti-Soft Business Wire India

HomeShop18 Presents its Most Awaited “Diwali Dhamaal”
HomeShop18, India’s largest virtual company announces the biggest nationwide promotion of the year “Diwali Dhamaal” on TV channel and “Diwali Bonanza” on the website During this promotion all shoppers will win 100% assured gifts with every purchase and will be eligible for the Bumper Lucky Draws until October 31st, 2011 Business Wire India

Sterlite Industries (India) Limited Announces Filing of 2011 Annual Report on Form 20-F
Sterlite Industries (India) Limited (the "Company") announced that it has filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended March 31, 2011 containing its audited consolidated financial statements under IFRS, for the year ended March 31, 2011 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Business Wire India

TL Jones India Opens New Office in Bengaluru
In response to increasing demand within the Indian elevator industry, protection and information system specialist TL Jones has now opened an office in Bengaluru, catering for the southern market Business Wire India

Alicat Pressure Controllers Rocket into the Atmosphere
Pressure controllers from Alicat Scientific ( have been selected for use in NASA sounding rockets to control payload attitude. Alicat PC Series absolute pressure controllers provide the speed, accuracy and durability required for this mission-critical function. Photo: Business Wire India

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