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Nagaland aiming to reach out to bigger markets through handloom sector
The Government of Nagaland continues to host exhibitions to enable artisans and crafts persons to target a bigger market. ANI

Krishna condemns assassination of former Afghan President
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has condemned the assassination of former Afghanistan President Professor Burhanudin Rabbani. ANI

Ramdev slams media persons for posing tricky questions (Update)
Ahead of kicking off his campaign against corruption, oga Guru Baba Ramdev on Tuesday hit out at media persons saying they never put up corruption related questions to the all the heavyweights of ruling Congress Party, but always pose tricky questions to him. ANI

Now, development the watchword in Assam's Kakotiya village
As militancy declines in the northeast, people living in rural areas have been the biggest beneficiaries of speeded up development in states such as Assam. ANI

Manipuris fed up with blasts, extortion
People in Manipur are fed up with blasts, extortion, kidnappings and killings that have made it difficult for them to lead normal lives. ANI

Baichung Bhutia promises to raise funds for earthquake victims
Former Indian footballer Baichung Bhutia on Tuesday said that he would raise funds for the victims of the earthquake that hit Sikkim on Sunday. ANI

Lokayukta Police raids residence, office of Yeddyurappa's son-in-law
Karnataka Lokayukta Police on Tuesday raided residence and office of Sohan Kumar, the son-in-law of former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, over charges of corruption. ANI

Patkar praises Jayalalithaa for taking nuclear plant protesters' cause with PM
Prominent social activist Medha Patkar on Tuesday praised Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for taking up the cause of nuclear plant protesters with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. ANI

Bird flu outbreak confirmed in West Bengal's Nadia District
Bird flu has been confirmed in poultry samples collected from two villages of Tehatta I block in West Bengal's Nadia District. ANI

NCW submits report on Bhatta Parsaul violence, confirms rape
The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Tuesday submitted its final report into the Bhatta Parsaul violence in which it mentioned that police officials deployed in the twin villages of Uttar Pradesh had raped and beaten women during a farmers' agitation earlier this year. ANI

Mamata Banerjee visits quake-hit Sikkim
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited Sikkim on Tuesday after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolted the region. ANI

Nabakishore Singh, Manipur's rising star
Manipur, which has over the years produced many talented persons, has added another feather to its cap through Nabakishore Singh, an eminent doctor. ANI

Civic workers in Mumbai strike against low wages
Over 70,000 workers of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) here have undertaken an indefinite strike from Tuesday, pressing demands for revision of their remunerations. ANI

Former Prime Minister of POK Sultan Mehmood meets Ali Shah Geelani
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) and leader of ruling Pakistan People's Party Barrister Sultan Mehmood Choudhary, who is on a three-day personal visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday met separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani at his residence at Hyderpora in Srinagar. ANI

Gujarat Congress claims its fast exposed Modi Govt.'s corruption
Taking a dig at Chief Minister Narendra Modi's fast under the 'Sadbhavana Mission', the Congress Party in Gujarat on Tuesday claimed the fast of its leaders had exposed corruption by the BJP government in the state. ANI

Tibetan PM-in-exile announces portfolios of new ministers
The Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, has announced the portfolios of new members who have been inducted in the cabinet during the monsoon session of the 15th Tibetan Parliament in Dharamshala. ANI

Karnataka Governor accepts Lokayukta Justice Patil's resignation
Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj today accepted Justice Shivaraj V Patil's resignation from the post of the state's Lokayukta. ANI

Relief, rescue operations on in quake-hit states: Home Ministry
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday informed that massive relief and rescue operations are on in the quake-affected states of Sikkim, Bihar and West Bengal. ANI

Koodankulam nuke plant row: Narayanaswamy to meet protestors
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, V Narayanaswamy, on Tuesday said that he would meet the residents agitating against the set up of the Koodankulam Nuclear power project in Tamil Nadu and request them to end their stir. ANI

Karnataka CM Gowda expresses disappointment over state ombudsman's resignation
Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday expressed his disappointment over the resignation of state ombudsman Justice Shivraj Patil. ANI

Vaghela dubs Gujarat CM Modi's 'harmony' fast a joke
Veteran Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela on Tuesday mocked Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his recently concluded 'harmony' fast and termed it as a joke. ANI

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti takes on Sushma
People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that BJP leader Sushma Swaraj claim that she (Mufti) had praised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was baseless and that she had never made such comments. ANI

Modi's 'Sadbhavana fast' was nothing but 'durbhavna fast' says BK Hariprasad
Taking a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his three-day fast, Congress General Secretary BK Hariprasad on Tuesday said that the 'Sadbhavana fast' was nothing but the 'durbhavna' fast. ANI

Baba Ramdev to begin yatra against corruption today
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev will begin a 1,00,000--km- long yatra' on Tuesday from Jhansi to Prayag to highlight his fight against corruption across the country and the functioning of the political system. ANI

Gujarat Congress leader Vaghela breaks his fast
Veteran Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela broke his three-day fast on Tuesday. ANI

Hazare aides meet Uttarakhand CM to discuss Ombudsman Bill
Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan, close aides of social activist Anna Hazare met Uttarakhand Chief Minister B. C. Khanduri to discuss and offer suggestions for a strong and effective Ombudsman Bill for the state. ANI

Ex-Assam CM Prafulla Mahanta opposes land deal with Bangladesh
Former Assam Chief Minister and AGP leader Prafulla Mahanta has opposed the recent agreement to hand over Indian land to Bangladesh. ANI

Lack of territorial demarcation led to Chinese incursion: Virbhadra Singh
Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Virbhadra Singh, has said the recent bunker demolition by Chinese troops occurred due to lack of territorial demarcation along border areas. ANI

Combine & Coordinate Vocational Education Programme between HRD and Labour Ministry: Plan Panel Endorses ILO’s view during FICCI Skills Summit
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Altair Releases Student Edition of its Popular HyperWorks Computer-Aided Engineering Software Suite
Altair Engineering, a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services, today announced the release of the HyperWorks 11.0 Student Edition, a personal academic version of the popular suite of computer-aided engineering (CAE) software used by manufacturers around the world Business Wire India

Steria’s Vision of Smart Cities
By 2050, a staggering seventy percent of the global population is forecast to live in cities. Therefore, there is a pressing need for us to think about how we might change the way our cities operate to ensure we will live smarter, greener, more sustainable lives, and ICT is set to play a pivotal role in that evolution Business Wire India

Skill Development Policy Framework must Incentivize Development of Vocational Education Institutes: FICCI Senior Vice President R V Kanoria
Mr. R.V. Kanoria, Senior Vice President FICCI and Managing Director, Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Limited, today underlined the need for a policy framework that includes an awareness campaign and an incentivized scheme for facilitating development of institutions for imparting vocational education. Speaking at FICCI’s Global Skills Summit here today, Mr Business Wire India

SunTec Enters Agreement with Nordea to offer Dynamic Pricing and Convergent Invoicing Solution
SunTec, the leading provider of Relationship-based Pricing and Enterprise Billing solutions, announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Nordea, Northern Europe’s top financial services group, to deploy their Transaction Business Management System for Finance (TBMS-F) product suite Business Wire India

WNS Group CEO, Keshav R. Murugesh Talks about Changing People Practices in the BPO Industry at the World Economic Forum in Dalian
Keshav R Business Wire India

Indisoft Expands Global Footprint
Indisoft Consultancy, a software development and consultancy company for worldwide business needs, today announced the launch of its products for the financial sector in the Indian markets Business Wire India

Sify Technologies Partners with Voxbone to Offer Better Toll Free (TF) and Direct Inward Dialing (DID) Services
Sify Technologies Limited (Nasdaq NM: SIFY), a leader in Managed Enterprise, Network and IT Services in India today announced choosing Voxbone to provide worldwide geographical and toll-free telephone numbers Business Wire India

Autodesk Celebrates the Evolution of Creative Finishing
This year at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC 2011), Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), demonstrated its powerful creative software tools for television, film and post-production, with particular focus on Autodesk Flame Premium software (launched last year at IBC) and Autodesk Flare software (launched here in 2009) Business Wire India

Ocean Thin Films PixelTec Delivers High Performance Patterned ITO Coatings
Ocean Thin Films now offers its patented PixelTec™ patterned optical coating technology applied to Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) thin films Business Wire India

Portable Rupture Disc Installation Aid Gets ATEX Approval
Pressure relief specialist Elfab has been awarded ATEX approval for its rupture disc installation aid, Test-Tel™. Test-Tel™ is designed to confirm correct disc installation, as well as ensuring the proper fitting of the industry’s leading ATEX-approved detection system, Flo-Tel™+ Business Wire India

Global Venturez Launches www.IndiaCompanySetup.com Website
Global Venturez, a leading group specializing in online business ventures, announces the launch of its new India Business Setup website. The new website is targeted for global entrepreneurs and firms that may be planning to setup a business in India and require up-to-date information on company formation, foreign investment, taxation and related regulatory regime Business Wire India

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