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India News on September 23, 2011

BJP criticizes PM for 'shielding' Chidambaram in 2G scam
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday criticized Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for shielding Home Minister P. Chidambaram for his alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. ANI

Dalai Lama offers prayers in McLeod Ganj for Tibet martyrs
Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, on Friday presided over prayers in Himachal Pradesh for the martyrs of the Tibet's freedom struggle. ANI

Mumbai blast victims yet to receive compensation, seek help from NHRC
The victims of various militant attacks in Mumbai have approached the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to receive the compensation promised to them by the Central and state governments. ANI

Supreme Court dismisses Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur's bail plea
The Supreme Court today refused to grant bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, key accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts case. ANI

Delhi High Court blast accused sent to NIA custody till October 7
A Delhi court today remanded Amir Abbas Dev to National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody for 15 days for his interrogation to unearth his suspected role in the September 7 Delhi High Court blast. ANI

Eighth International Abilympics to be held in Seoul
The eighth International Abilympics, a vocational skill competition among the person with disability, will be held in Seoul from September 25-30, Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has said. ANI

Pallam Raju launches DRDO developed performance enhancing drug for high-altitude areas
Union Minister of State for Defence Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju launched a composite herbal formulation named 'Perfomax' that has been developed by the DRDO and has been found to improve physical and mental performance in high altitude and hypoxic conditions at a function held in Leh, Ladakh today. ANI

'Tiger' Pataudi's son Saif Ali Khan thanks media, well-wishers for support
Legendary cricketer Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi's son and Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan on Friday thanked the media and all well-wishers, who stood in support for his family following the demise of his father. ANI

'We need a hero like Anna Hazare in Pakistan' says Veena Malik
Pakistani actress Veena Malik has expressed her desire of having a hero like veteran social activist Anna Hazare in her country, whom the people can follow in the fight against rampant corruption. ANI

Ambika Soni condoles 'Tiger' Pataudi's death
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni has condoled the demise of veteran cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, saying the cricketing fraternity has lost a visionary, a strategist and a spirited team leader. ANI

'Tiger' Pataudi laid to rest at his ancestral home
Former cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, who breathed his last at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi on Thursday evening, was buried at the family's burial ground in Pataudi, 26 km from Gurgaon, on Friday. ANI

Dare to dream in Darbhanga
I am a young girl growing up in eastern part of Bihar, in Darbhanga district. This is the region, traditionally flood-prone, mired in backwardness and poverty. However, I consider myself fortunate, having grown up in a town, having an education up to college level and now looking at opportunities ahead. ANI

In rural India, poverty line is drawn at income of Rupees 25 per day
The Planning Commission has in an affidavit to the Supreme Court said that Rs. 25 per day was sufficient for a person living in a rural area for their expenditure on food, education and health. ANI

NHRC constitutes advisory group on media, human rights
The National Human Rights Commission has constituted its "Advisory Group on the Media and Human Rights" comprising twelve senior media persons representing different major news organizations in the country. ANI

First India-China 'Strategic Economic Dialogue' to take place in Beijing
The first 'Strategic Economic Dialogue' between India and China will take place in Beijing on September 26 and 27. ANI

Friends, fans express grief on the demise of Tiger Pataudi
Friends and fans across the country of former Indian cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi-popularly known as 'Tiger', shared their grief at his sudden demise and conveyed their condolences to his bereaved family. ANI

CRPF sets up four special training institutions to counter Maoists
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has set up four special training centres across the country to counter Maoists insurgency. ANI

Pataudi's death is a great loss to Indian cricket, says former spinner Prasann
Former ace spinner E A S Prasanna expressed his deep grief at the death of Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, who as captain of Indian cricket team played a key role in his career in the international arena. ANI

Congress is at war with its own self, says Jaitley
Commenting on the current political trends related to 2G scam, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley said the Congress is at war within its self. ANI

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi's funeral to be held today
The funeral of former Indian cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, will be held at the family's burial ground in Pataudi, 26 km from Gurgaon city this afternoon. ANI

President Patil to visit Switzerland, Austria from Sept. 30
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will undertake a state visit of Switzerland from September 30 to October 4 at the invitation of President Micheline Calmy-Rey. ANI

DQ Entertainment to Co-Produce Escape Hockey with Imira Entertainment, Enne Productions, TVE
DQ Entertainment, the Global entertainment production and distribution company today announced that Imira Entertainment, Spain’s leading production and distribution company specialising in youth programming and Enne Entertainment Studios and Spanish broadcaster TVE has joined as co-production partners on new 3D animated series Escape Hockey. Escape Hockey Business Wire India

Canon’s Senior Vice President, Dr. Alok Bharadwaj in a New Role
Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, Senior Vice President, Canon India Pvt. Ltd., today took over as President of MAIT for the term 2011-2012. MAIT, the apex body representing India’s IT hardware, training and R&D services sectors. The appointment was announced at the 28th Annual Session of MAIT in New Delhi today Business Wire India

AutoCAD for Mac 2012 Product Portfolio Built for Apple OS X Lion is now available in India
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a leader in 3D design , engineering and entertainment software, debuted a range of new AutoCAD products built for the Mac OS X Lion: AutoCAD 2012 for Mac and AutoCAD WS for Mac software. The new portfolio of AutoCAD products for Mac expands options for millions of users of the popular design, documentation and collaboration software Business Wire India

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