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No plans to create exclusion zone at Koodankulam plant: Govt. sources
Top government sources have said that there are no plans to evacuate the areas around Koodankulam in the wake of widespread protests over the safety of Russian built nuclear plant. ANI

Unfazed by China's warning India says will continue to drill in Vietnamese waters
Unfazed by China's warning against conducting exploration in Vietnamese waters in South China, India has said that it will continue to drill. ANI

India expresses fresh worries on worsening security situation in Pakistan
India has expressed fresh worries about the future of Pakistan in the wake of unchecked violence in Karachi in which more than thousand people have been killed in the last few months ANI

Numbers of foreigners stranded in quake-hit Sikkim is 40, all evacuated
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday clarified that the number of foreign nationals stranded in Sikkim following Sunday's devastating earthquake is 40 and not 400. ANI

Congress mocks at BJP's indecision over prime ministerial candidate
Congress Party on Wednesday criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for internal conflict over the choice of a prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections. ANI

Jharkhand Police recover arms from Maoist hideouts in Lohardaga
Jharkhand Police on Wednesday recovered explosives and ammunition from different Maoist hideouts in Lohardaga district. ANI

Quraishi terms Anna's demand for 'Right to Recall' impractical
Chief Election Commissioner Dr. S.Y.Quraishi on Wednesday said veteran social activist Anna Hazare's demand for 'Right to Recall/Reject' is an 'impractical proposition' for a country like India. ANI

BJP slams PM over Planning Commission' affidavit with revised BPL cap
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday lashed out at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh over the Planning Commission's affidavit to country's apex court concerning the revised poverty line. ANI

WB Govt. gathering details on earthquake, death toll may rise, says Mamata
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that her government is still accumulating information on the amount of damage caused to life and property following Sunday's devastating earthquake. ANI

India will continue to push defence ties with Japan: Antony
Stressing that bilateral defence interactions will continue to be pursued, Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday said India attaches great importance to continue improvement of relations with Japan. ANI

China does some chest thumping
China's rulers have a problem. They are not sure if they can continue to portray the image of a country interested in a peaceful rise without this coming into direct conflict with a desire to reassert newly defined core interests. ANI

People in J-K are against bifurcation or trifurcation: Dilip Padgaonkar
The chief interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir, Dilip Padgaonkar, on Wednesday said the response they have received so far from the people suggests they are opposed to the bifurcation or trifurcation of the state. ANI

Chidambaram terms Left Wing Extremism to be a greater challenge than terrorism
Emphasising that Left Wing Extremism (LWE) is a major challenge for security and sovereignty for the country than terrorism, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram today said the Centre was open to talks with Maoists provided they suspend violence. ANI

Country, BJP, RSS has given me much more than PM's post: Advani
With critics seeing Lal Krishna Advani's October 'yatra' as an attempt to re-establish himself as the main face of his party ahead of the 2014 general election, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran today indicated that he may not be the prime ministerial candidate. ANI

Bangalore marriage hall collapses after cyclinder blast, four injured
A marriage hall has collapsed in the Sumanahalli area of Bangalore, injuring at least four persons. ANI

Manmohan Singh condemns assassination of Afghan leader Rabbani
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has condoled the tragic death of former Afghanistan President Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani and condemned the fatal terrorist attack on him. ANI

Food Minister Thomas calls for new standardization initiatives
Calling for new initiatives in the area of standardization, Minister of Food K.V. Thomas today said in the era of globalization of economic activities, standardization of products and services has become more important. ANI

India's media is the strength of its election commission: Quraishi
Emphasising that media is not only a watchdog for citizens' welfare, but also plays a vital role in educating them, Chief Election Commissioner Dr. S.Y.Quraishi on Wednesday said India's media is the strength of the election commission. ANI

Rains, landslides hampering rescue operations in quake-hit Sikkim
Hostile weather conditions are hampering rescue and relief operations in quake-hit Sikkim. ANI

Koodankulam nuke plant protestors agree to end fast after meeting Jayalalithaa
Villagers protesting against the against the set up of the Koodankulam nuclear power project in Tamil Nadu have agreed to call off their fast following assurances from Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. ANI

Ladakhi activist calls for reforming system to eliminate corruption
The recent ' fight against corruption' led by Anna Hazare, found overwhelming support from the public, civil society organisations and political parties and the issue of corruption has been brought centre-stage by this amalgamation of forces across the country. ANI

MCD to close all industrial units functioning in residential areas
The Industries Department and the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation has given a list of allottees of industrial units under the Relocation Scheme to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi with a request to take necessary action for closure of these industrial units if they continue to function in residential and non-conforming areas. ANI

Trade unions to protest against inflation, court arrest on November 8
Emphasising that faulty economic policies of the government were responsible for the current shape of the economy, All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) general secretary and CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta has said all the eleven unions recognised by the Centre will participate in a "jail bharo" movement on November 8. ANI

Former POK PM Sultan Mehmood suggests intra- Kashmir conference
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) and leader of ruling Pakistan People's Party Barrister Sultan Mehmood Choudhary on Wednesday suggested the holding of an intra- Kashmir conference to find a solution to the Kashmir issue. ANI

Kiran Reddy wants Telangana campaign to be called off
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Reddy has asked the locals campaigning for separate state of Telangana to call off their stir since it has hit the general public. ANI

Kejriwal campaigns for Lokpal Bill during Haryana by-elections
Ahead of the parliamentary by-elections in Haryana's Hisar District, Right to Information activist and close associate of veteran social activist Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal, has launched a new awareness campaign to promote the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Rahul Gandhi visits quake-hit Sikkim
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday visited quake-hit Sikkim to assess ongoing rescue and relief efforts. ANI

BJP objects to transfer of land to Bangladesh
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has objected to the country's land being given away to Bangladesh without the consent of those associated with it. ANI

Meetings with new faces, new leaders in Singh's New York itinerary
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, is visiting New York to attend the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) after a gap of three years. ANI

It is time for UN to resume a global leadership role: Manmohan Singh
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, while leaving for New York to attend 66th session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) today placed emphasis on the global challenges staring at the world community like the economic slowdown and high inflationary pressures. ANI

Manmohan Singh likely to meet Iran president on UGA sidelines in New York
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, who heads for New York today to attend the 66th session of United Nations General Assembly, is likely to meet Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines. ANI

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Noted Homeopath, Dr Mukesh Batra, Launched his New Book, ""Healing With Homeopathy"" in the Presence of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and BJP MP Maneka Gandhi, in New Delhi, Recently
Reputed homeopath, Dr Mukesh Batra regaled a select crowd of invitees with anecdotes from his 35 years of practice wherein he has treated Prime Ministers including our current one , filmstars , singers and corporate heads at the launch of his practical, self-help book, Healing with Homeopathy, published by Jaico, at The Park, this evening Business Wire India

Meralco selects Tejas Networks for Network Backbone
Meralco, the Philippines’ premier electric services distributor has chosen TEJAS NETWORKS’ high end optical transport (MSPP) solution to run their network backbone across Manila, to provide telecom services. All of the Meralco’s traffic – data and voice, will run on Tejas MSPP equipment. Meralco provides electrification services to a quarter of the Philippine population of 94 million Business Wire India

A New, Ground-Breaking Book,Healing With Homeopathy,by India’s Leading Homeopath,Dr Mukesh Batra
Reputed homeopath, Dr Mukesh Batra regaled a select crowd of invitees with anecdotes from his 35 years of practice wherein he has treated Prime Ministers including our current one , filmstars , singers and corporate heads at the launch of his practical, self-help book, Healing with Homeopathy, published by Jaico, at Reliance Timeout, this evening Business Wire India

Pitney Bowes Launches Rival™ Productivity Series document Inserting Technology in India
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GETIT Launches - A Pathbreaking Online Mall Locator for the 1st Time in India
GETIT Infoservices Pvt. Ltd., the leader in local search and free classifieds in India has announced the launch of, a path breaking online shopping information service which provides the best shopping information and offers in every city, at the India Retail Forum (IRF). GetitMalls Business Wire India

eClerx Ranked in Forbes Asia's 200 Best Under a Billion List
eClerx, a leading knowledge and business process outsourcing firm, today announced that it has been placed for the second time on "Asia's 200 Best Under A Billion" list from Forbes and as a finalist, and the only pure KPO, for the second consecutive year on the "Asia Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise"(MAKE) award list from Teleos Business Wire India

Aetna Joins Consortium on Mobile Health Diabetes Prevention Program in India
Aetna (NYSE: AET), a leading global diversified health care benefits company, announced that it is participating in a diabetes prevention program in India led by non-profit Arogya World that strives to reach one million consumers via mobile text messages Business Wire India

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