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'BJP has never really digested the loss of office': Congress
Congress Party on Wednesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of seeking to wrest power at all costs for ulterior motives. ANI

Five LeT militants, three troopers killed in J-K gun battle
At least five militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit and three security officials, including an army official and two policemen, were killed in a gun battle in the dense forest in Kralpora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara District. ANI

'We strongly believe Sudheendra Kulkarni is innocent', says Jaitley
Fully backing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani's former key aide Sudheendra Kulkarni arrested in connection with the 2008 cash for votes scam, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, on Wednesday said that we strongly believe that he has not committed a crime and is innocent. ANI

Arunachal political crisis deepens; minister accuses CM Gamlin for his abduction
Arunachal Pradesh political crisis is deepening day by day and controversy over abduction of PHED and Social Welfare Minister Chowna Mein is not dying down, with the senior minister himself accusing Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin for resorting to such terror tactics to garner support in his favour ANI

MCD accountable for building collapse in Chandni Mahal, says Sheila Dikshit
Terming the building collapse incident in Old Delhi's Chandni Mahal area to be unfortunate, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday held the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) responsible for the tragedy. ANI

Afzal clemency resolution stalled in Kashmir Assembly (Update)
With the proceedings in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly being stalled over a resolution seeking clemency for Afzal Guru, a death row convict in the December 2001 Parliament attack case, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah describing the event to be unfortunate today said the lawmakers were asked to vote according to conscience for it was a private members bill. ANI

Chief Election Commissioner Quraishi visits Bhutan
India and Bhutan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a period of five years to facilitate exchange of knowledge and experience, information, material, expertise and technical know how, training of personnel and development of human resources in electoral matters and also for taking up joint initiatives and providing assistance to others. ANI

Mamata Banerjee wins Bhowanipore assembly bypoll
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee won the prestigious Bhowanipore assembly constituency by-poll with a 54,000-vote margin. ANI

Rich must be prepared to pay higher tax, says Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said the rich should be taxed more. ANI

Rahul, Priyanka meet specially-abled persons in Delhi(Reissue)
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Vadra on Wednesday met specially-abled persons, who received three-wheeler scooters from the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, a non-profit organisation, run by Congress President Sonia Gandhi. ANI

BJP to discuss 2G note row during national executive meet on Sept. 30
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M Venkaiah Naidu today said that the party will discuss the recent exposure about the Finance Ministry's note on 2G scam during its two-day national executive meet on September 30. ANI

Leading German firms showcase products at Worlddidac India fair in Delhi
Leading German firms from the fields of education and training are making their presence felt at Worlddidac India in New Delhi. ANI

Tripura achieves breakthrough in bamboo tissue culture
The forest research and development department of Tripura has come up with micro propagation technique that facilitates the supply of a large number of bamboo saplings in a short time. ANI

Theatre competition held to attract youth in Nagaland
In an endeavor to help the children to develop their skill and personality, continuous efforts are being made in Nagaland to attract school children to take up theatre to promote the art form among the youth in the region. ANI

Rahul Gandhi meets specially-abled recipients of three-wheeler scooters
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met specially-abled persons in New Delhi, who had received three-wheeler scooters from a NGO. ANI

India committed to "zero tolerance" towards corruption, says President Patil
Stating that India has a constitution whose principles and institutions have served the nation well, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday said 'we are committed to greater transparency and accountability in governance, as also to a policy of "zero tolerance" towards corruption'. ANI

Advani arrives at Tihar to meet Sudheendra Kulkarni
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani has arrived at the Tihar Jail here to meet his former key aide Sudheendra Kulkarni, who was on Tuesday sent to judicial custody in connection with the 2008 cash for votes scam. ANI

It is Pakistan's annual itch
In 2003, at the UN General Assembly session, soon after Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee had delivered his speech, the then foreign secretary Kanwal Sibal held a briefing at a hotel for the Indian media ANI

UPA Government would collapse under its own contradictions: Jaitley
Reacting to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's comment that the opposition wants to destabilize the government in the hope of forcing early elections, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the UPA government would collapse under the weight of its own contradictions. ANI

Uproar in J-K Assembly over Afzal Guru clemency issue
Uproarious scenes were witnessed in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Wednesday over a resolution seeking clemency for Afzal Guru, who was convicted of conspiracy in connection with the December 2001 attack on Parliament. ANI

Aid will be given to victims of Delhi building collapse: Sibal
New Delhi, Sep 28 Union Human Resource and Development Minister Kapil Sibal has said that all possible help would be extended to the victims of the building collapse in Delhi's Chandni Mahal area near Jama Masjid, which claimed over seven lives. ANI

BJP asks why beneficiaries of cash-for-votes scam not quizzed
Defending cash-for-votes scam whistleblower Sudheendra Kulkarni, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked why beneficiaries of the scam have not been quizzed as yet? ANI

D. Raja slams Congress for cash-for-votes scam role
Communist Party of India (CPI) national council secretary D. Raja has slammed the Congress party for being involved in cash-for-votes scam ANI

BJP demands proper probe against Chidambaram in 2G scam
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought a proper probe into the role of Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in the 2G spectrum scam, as voluminous evidence has emerged against him when he was the country's finance minister. ANI

Wave Group Elevates Management Positions
Wave Group’s board has passed the resolution of elevating the management positions. The changes are effective immediately. Mr. Ponty Chadha, Managing Director Wave Group will now be heading the group as the Chairman & Managing Director (CMD). Mr. Raju Chadha, Joint Managing Director, Wave Group will now lead the Group as the Managing Director and Mr Business Wire India

Wave Infratech performs Bhoomi Pujan and Paath for its New Project
Wave Infratech today performed the Bhoomi Pujan and Paath for its new project – Wave City Center at Sector 32 and 25(A), Noida. Envisioned to be an attraction du jour, Wave City Center is a futuristic project by Wave Infratech, one of India's leading real estate developer Business Wire India

Dhanuka Agritech Limited finds Place in the Prestigious ‘Forbes Asia – 200 Best under a Billion’
Dhanuka Agritech Ltd- Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE: 507717) and National Stock Exchange (NSE: DHANUKA) listed, India’s leading crop protection solutions provider having more than USD 109 million turnover, net income of USD12 million and market value of USD105 million, has been ranked for the second consecutive year in the prestigious ‘Forbes Asia – 200 Best under a Billion Business Wire India

WNS Recognized at the 'Global Process Excellence Awards 2011’ by IQPC for ‘Best Process Improvement Program’
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, was awarded the ‘Best Process Improvement Program’ as part of the distinguished 'Global Process Excellence Awards 2011’, conferred by the International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC) Business Wire India

BGS Global Hospitals Performs a Complex Deep Brain Stimulation Treatment on a 19 Year Old Iraqi Patient with Dystonia Caused by Bullet Injury to the Brain
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“Hotels & Resorts in India” – A Book that Explores the Luxurious Hospitality in India
The mesmerizing and timeless monuments of Indian art and culture are the pillars that retain its marvelous architectural glory. Changes in technology and material trends have brought about a revolution in architecture practices worldwide and the same is palpable in India Business Wire India

Get “Off the Wall” with Vans
One universal truth about Vans is that no matter who owns a pair, he or she has a great story about something that happened in those shoes. Serving as a key component of your personal style; the Vans Classics range now makes its debut in India Business Wire India Launches the Exclusive Online Dexim (USA) range in India, India’s first online accessories store, announces the introduction of exclusive and exhaustive range of Dexim products online. The wide array of Dexim (USA) products available on will include accessories for The Dexim products introduced on include a variety of premium accessories such as silicon and leather protective cases for iPhone 3G/3GS/4G Business Wire India

Dell Announces India as Location for Third Annual “Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network” Event
Dell, along with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women and Endeavor, announced today it will host the third annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) June 17-19, 2012, in New Delhi, India Business Wire India

Awareness Key to Bringing the Death Rate due to Rabies down; 20,000 People Die of Rabies in India Every Year
Lack of awareness is a key factor for the large number of deaths that take place in India due to rabies each year. Of the 55,000 people who die of the disease worldwide, 20,000 deaths take place in India. Rabies, commonly known as hydrophobia, is a deadly viral disease caused by animal bites or scratches and in rare cases even through being licked on an open wound or broken skin Business Wire India

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