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Striking workers of Maruti Suzuki India urge authorities to end deadlock
Striking workers of Maruti Suzuki India Limited knocked at the doors of the district administration on Monday with two letters addressed to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. ANI

Jayalalitha orders judicial probe into firing on Dalits
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha on Monday ordered a judicial probe into the killing of six locals during police firing in Ramanathapuram district. ANI

Mumbai residents clean up Juhu beach after Ganpati Visarjan
With the ten-day long festival of Ganesh Chaturthi coming to an nd on Sunday with Ganpati Visarjan, scores of residents and college students gathered at the Juhu beach here today and actively participated in the clean-up drive. ANI

Gulbarg Society case: RSS leader Madhav welcomes SC verdict
Applauding the Supreme Court's decision into the 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre case, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Ram Madhav on Monday said that this case had been unduly politicised during the past few years, and added that all the facts will now emerge as the case has been transferred to the concerned magistrate in Ahmedabad. ANI

Gulbarg Society case: Advani lauds SC verdict on Modi
Welcoming the verdict of the Supreme Court into the 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre case, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani today said the decision has brought great relief to the party and to everyone who regards Narendra Modi as the model Chief Minister of the country. ANI

SC verdict on 2002 riots does not exonerate Modi, says Moily
Commenting on the verdict of the Supreme Court into the 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre case, Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily today said it doesn't exonerate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi of the charges levelled against him for his role in the carnage. ANI

Zakia Jafri disappointed over SC verdict on Gujarat riots case
Zakia Jafri, the wife of former MP Ehsan Jafri who was killed in the Gulbarg Society carnage during the 2002 riots, expressing disappointment with the Supreme Court's decision today said that she would fight for justice till her last breath. ANI

Imphal residents take part in silent anti-AFSPA rally
Hundreds of people took part in a silent rally here on September 11. ANI

Geelani differs with Omar Abdullah on Kashmir unmarked graves issue
The chairman of the separatist Hurriyat Conference (Geelani), Syed Ali Shah Geelani, has demanded a probe by the United Nations on unmarked graves as well as human rights' violation rampant across Jammu and Kashmir, rejecting the idea of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) mooted by Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah. ANI

Cash for votes scam: Delhi court reserves order on tainted Amar Singh
A lower trial court in New Delhi on Monday reserved its order on the plea for bail filed by former Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh for his alleged role in the 2008 case of cash-for-vote scam that rocked parliament. ANI

Gujarat Govt. committed to ensure that 2002 riots case victims get justice: Vyas
Welcoming the Supreme Court's verdict into the 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre case, the Gujarat Government on Monday expressed its commitment to ensure that the victims get justice as early as possible ANI

Supreme Court has not given any clean chit to Modi: Congress
The Congress on Monday said the Supreme Court's decision to refer the 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre case to a Gujarat magistrate's court, could not be seen as a clean chit for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi or his government ANI

Incessant rains in Udaipur cause flood-like scenario
Incessant rains in Udaipur, Rajasthan, have caused the city's scenically located lakes and river to overflow, disrupting normal life. ANI

Modi not involved in 2002 Gujarat riots, reiterates BJP

BJP hails Supreme Court's decision in Gujarat riots case
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has welcomed Monday's Supreme Court's decision to direct a Gujarat trial court to examine the alleged role of Chief Minister Narendra Modi and other officials during the 2002 communal riots in the state. ANI

Desperate Kanpur doctors using non-medical staffers
Doctors in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, are using the help of non-medical staff in various health check procedures due to a lack of workforce in hospitals. ANI

Maldives' Defence Minister receives Guard of Honour in Delhi
Maldivian Defence Minister Thalhath Ibrahim Kaleyfaanu was given a guard of honour here on Monday at the start of his five-day official visit to India. ANI

Hindu devotees perform ancestors' salvation ritual in Allahabad
Hindu devotees performed 'Pind Daan' (ancestors' salvation ritual) on banks of rivers in Allahabad and Gaya on Monday during the Pitr-paksha (16-lunar day period as per Hindu calendar). ANI

Legal Aid Clinic opens at Amity to deal with the cases of UP State Legal Services Authority
Former Supreme Court judge Justice (retired) Altamas Kabir has inaugurated a legal aid clinic on the Amity Uiniversity campus that will exclusively deal with cases of the Uttar Pradesh Legal Services Authority. ANI

Setalvad terms SC verdict on Modi a huge step forward
Terming the verdict of the Supreme Court into the 2002 riots case to be a huge step forward, human rights activist Teesta Setalvad on Monday said the decision to direct a Gujarat trial court to examine Chief Minister Narendra Modi's alleged role into the case cannot be considered as his victory. ANI

Winds of change in Chhattisgarh
Over time, the enduring image of Chhattisgarh, in particular Bastar has been of a region wracked by violence, skirmishes between the state security forces and the Naxals entrenched in the area. ANI

Manmohan Singh asks states to formulate 'State Highway Development Programmes'
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday urged the various state governments to formulate their respective 'State Highway Development Programmes' for a coordinated and time-bound development of roads in their respective states. ANI

Good roads essential for India's overall growth: PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday, said having good roads is essential for India's overall growth, and called for fine tuning of the public-private partnerships in the construction of national highways both in the short and long term. ANI

Less rainfall makes West Bengal farmers anxious about paddy crops
The low level of rainfall has made farmers in West Bengal apprehensive about their paddy crops this year. ANI

Doctors from Canada, India raise awareness about Haemophilia
Experts from Canada and India will come together this week in Delhi to help patients with haemophilia. ANI

Thrissur's annual mask dance festival enthrals area's residents
Residents thronged Kerala's Thrissur district on September 11, to catch a glimpse of the spectacular mask dances, an annual event held during the harvest festival of Onam. ANI

Gulbarg Society case: SC grants relief for Modi by referring case back to lower magistrate's court
The Supreme Court on Monday referred the case against Gujarat Chief MInister Narendra Modi in the Gulbarg Society massacre back to the court of the district magistrate. ANI

Drishti's Contact Center Software Ameyo Wins TMC Labs Innovation Award 2011
Drishti, a leading communication solutions vendor bags the prestigious TMC Labs Innovation Award 2011. The award organized by TMC, a global media company is presented by Customer Interaction Solutions magazine. Drishti won the award for its Ameyo Communication Suite - the contact center software powering millions of customer interactions across the globe Business Wire India

Tata Communications receives 2011 India Frost & Sullivan Enterprise Data - Service Provider of the Year
Frost & Sullivan named Tata Communications Enterprise Data - Service Provider of the Year for the year 2010. Tata Communications was the market leader in the enterprise data space with a share of 19.1 percent in an INR 6554.3 Crore market in 2010. It offers a wide variety of products including IPLC, DLC, MPLS, Internet, and Ethernet, and is a leading player in the large enterprise space Business Wire India

LifeScan Launches ONETOUCH® SelectSimple™ Blood Glucose Monitor with Audio Alerts
LifeScan, a Johnson & Johnson company launched a breakthrough new blood glucose monitoring device specifically designed to make self-monitoring simple and meaningful for the millions of Indians with diabetes. Called ONETOUCH® SelectSimple™, the blood glucose monitor offers a simple, affordable and effective option for self monitoring of blood glucose levels Business Wire India

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ITShastra Restructures Executive Leadership Team
ITShastra, a software development, testing and design company for worldwide business needs and offshore project delivery, today announced the appointment of Mr. Ramesh Devare as chief operating officer. Devare brings more than 22 years of Global IT experience and strong project delivery management knowledge in the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) domain Business Wire India

Ocean Optics Overture Free Spectrometer Operating Software
Ocean Optics ( has expanded its software offerings with the launch of Overture, a free spectrometer operating platform for simple data and spectral collection. This more basic software is geared to users new to spectroscopy or those who do not require the more advanced features of Ocean Optics’ sophisticated SpectraSuite software Business Wire India

Moorfields Eye Hospital Purchases its 100th Keeler Indirect Ophthalmoscope
In response to the Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the UK purchasing its 100th Keeler Vantage Indirect ophthalmoscope, Keeler has donated a digital version, the Vantage Plus LED Digital, to the hospital. Moorfields is one of the world’s leading eye hospitals, providing expertise in clinical care, research, teaching and education Business Wire India

Religare Capital to help Indian Companies IPO in London
Religare Capital Markets Limited (RCML), the Investment Banking and Institutional Securities arm of leading emerging markets financial services group Religare Enterprises Limited, is organizing a series of seminars across India to help Indian corporates access the London Stock Exchange (LSE). London can be a better venue for IPO depending on the sector, profile and size of the Company Business Wire India

New Online Auction Site – Brings Your Favorite Brands at 5% of MRP announced the launch of their disruptive auction site where buyers compete with limited bidders in quick-format auctions to win products at up to 5% of MRP. The founding team includes ex-eBay, ex-PayPal, IIM-A alumni and eCommerce industry veterans with a mission to break the price barrier for acquiring leading aspirational brands Business Wire India

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