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Karzai suggests "European Model" for peace and development in South Asia
Stating that Asia has a great potential for development and growth, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday suggested the "European Model" to achieve this potential. ANI

APITU chairman Tuglik accuses Gamlin of misusing CM's bungalow
Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes Union (APITU) Chairman Bamang Tuglik has criticized Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin for misusing the official CM's bungalow. ANI

Rampant corruption in J-K Govt. is evident in every sphere of society, says Mufti
Reiterating her party's claim of the involvement of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah over the custodial death of National Conference (NC) worker, People's Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said rampant corruption in the state government is evident in every sphere of the society. ANI

Advani's 'Jan Chetna Yatra' to focus on 'good governance and clean politics': BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said party veteran Lal Krishna Advani's forthcoming 'Jan Chetna Yatra' is aimed to encourage 'good governance and clean politics' ANI

Anna accuses vested interests of trying to polarise his team
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare, who has threatened the Congress-led UPA Government with another agitation if the Jan Lokpal bill was not passed by the Winter Session of the Parliament, on Wednesday said certain vested interests are lobbying hard to polarise his team of crusaders. ANI

Gas leak scare due to truck accident in UP, authorities evacuate surrounding areas
Inflammable gas tank leak due to a truck accident near Baragaon town in Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi District on Wednesday forced authorities to evacuate villagers from the surrounding areas. ANI

Afghan President Karzai reaches out to 'brother' Pakistan in India
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai reached out to 'twin brother' Pakistan on Wednesday in an effort to reassure its increasingly isolated strife-ridden neighbour that a deal to boost economic and security cooperation with rival India will not harm ties. ANI

Whither our Kashmiriyat?
All eyes are on Jammu and Kashmir again. The political establishment seems to have gone on the backfoot over a slew of charges and counter-charges on issues that have raised the hackles of the people. ANI

Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai to visit Sri Lanka
Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai will be on a three-day visit to Sri Lanka beginning on Saturday. ANI

Justice Markandey Katju appointed Press Council of India Chairman
Former Supreme Court Judge Justice Markandey Katju was on Wednesday appointed as the Chairman of the Press Council of India. ANI

Village hospital in West Bengal suffers due to Maoist menace
Normal work, including treatment of outpatients came to a standstill at the government hospital in Dahijuri village of West Bengal's West Midnapore District due to the rise in Maoist attacks. ANI

HIV-positive tested orphan children face problems of shelter in Jaipur
Unfortunate orphan children suffering from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Jaipur are forced to endure another trauma as locals are not keen to rent out their houses to the voluntary fora and other NGOs to run care homes for such children. ANI

Kapil Sibal launches tablet computer
Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal launched 'Akash' (a 35 dollar tablet) here on Wednesday. ANI

India-Afghanistan pact puts pressure on Pak to rein in militants, negotiate peace settlement
Afghanistan has signed a strategic partnership with India in a move that puts pressure on Pakistan to rein in militants and negotiate a peace settlement. ANI

Continuous strikes hassle Andhra Pradesh commuters
Ongoing strikes in Andhra Pradesh over the demand for the creation of a separate Telangana state are inconveniencing commuters. ANI

Suspected supporters of blockade set ablaze two trucks in Imphal
Suspected members of the United Naga Council (UNC) in Imphal torched two trucks loaded with petroleum on the National Highway 37 last night. ANI

Congress had only taken steps to infuse new talent into its pool: Rahul Gandhi
Highlighting the difficulties faced by young and enterprising individuals keen on entering the Indian political system, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has stressed that Congress was the only political party that had taken steps to infuse new talent into its pool. ANI

Security should remain the primary concern in Jammu and Kashmir
The political crisis that has enveloped Jammu and Kashmir (J and K), could not have come at a more inopportune time. Even as abuses, flying fans and murder charges dominate the political landscape of the Valley; the security forces are involved in a grim battle to counter yet another resolute attempt by Pakistan to up the ante of terrorism in Kashmir. ANI

Congress accuses Hazare of playing politics over graft
The Congress party has accused veteran social activist Anna Hazare of playing politics on the issue of corruption by constantly slamming parties and lawmakers. ANI

President Patil greets nation on Dussehra
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, who is in Vienna on the second leg of her eight day visit to Switzerland and Austria, has sent her greetings to her fellow countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, which will be celebrated across the country tomorrow. ANI

EU's two choices for aircraft carriers on ETS; buy or reduce
The European Union has once again reiterated its stand to impose a carbon emission levy on airlines from January 1, 2012, leaving the ball rolling in court of the private airlines to choose what is suitable for them. ANI

BJP holds Congress responsible for Manipur economic blockade
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused the Centre and the Manipur Government of failing to prevent the rise in prices of essential commodities. ANI

BJP slams Centre over revised poverty line row
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman has slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government over the revised poverty line row. ANI

Tibetan government-in-exile suspects of Chinese hand in Dalai Lama's visa row
Criticising the South African government for not issuing a visa to the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan government-in-exile said South Africa was acting under Chinese pressure. ANI

Anybody can dream of becoming Prime Minister in a democracy: Mukherjee
Reacting to the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) claim of forming the next government in 2014, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said anybody can dream of becoming prime minister in a democracy. ANI

Vaiko accuses Colombo of colonising Tamil minorities
Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) Chief V. Gopalswamy, also known as Vaiko has slammed the Sri Lankan government for oppressing and colonising its Tamil minority community. ANI

India and Russia agree to step up defence ties
India and Russia have agreed to step up defence ties and are ready to take all necessary measures to further expand the cooperation on a mutually beneficial basis. ANI

CCAvenue partners with Indusface, selects IndusGuard to safeguard its online transactions
Indusface, a leading end-to-end information security organization is pleased to announce that South Asia’s leading payment gateway, CCAvenue has chosen Indusface’s IndusGuard to provide an increased level of web security and protect the payment service it provides to its merchants thereby significantly increasing the overall value proposition given to their customers Business Wire India

Krishna Motukuri Joins ibibo Group as MD, E-Commerce
Ibibo group announces the appointment of Krishna Motukuri, an Amazon veteran, as Managing Director of its e-commerce businesses. Motukuri was Associate Director at Amazon, where he spent seven years leading teams in a variety of divisions, including search, co-op marketing, global expansion and supply chain. He also co-founded Amazon's Bangalore center in 2004 Business Wire India

Connectindia.in Crosses 1,00,000 Customers
Connectindia (www.connectindia.in), India’s biggest internet and mobile plans e-commerce marketplace has surpassed 1,00,000 consumer telecom plans sale in August, 2011 Business Wire India

New Friendster Site Announces New Social Games to Gain Momentum in India
MOL AccessPortal Pvt. Ltd, Asia’s leading payment service providers recently re-launched Friendster, the pioneer social networking site as a social gaming platform which is gaining momentum with increasing users and premium games. Friendster has attracted more than half a million new users and now includes over 40 premium games Business Wire India

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