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2G note row: Chidambaram's role even now needs to be examined, says D. Raja
Stating that Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's statement on the 2G note does not answer to vital issues, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja today said the role of Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in fixing the price of spectrum in any case needs to be examined because he could have stopped the first-come-first-serve-policy. ANI

India-China border areas have been peaceful and tranquil: MEA
Stating that there is no commonly delineated Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the border areas between the two nations, External Affairs Ministry official spokesperson Vishnu Prakash on Thursday said the India-China border areas have been peaceful and tranquil for a number of years. ANI

2G scam crisis defused, Mukherjee says 'note does not reflect my views'
Amid the raging controversy over the Finance Ministry's note on 2G scam, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee pacifying Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram today said that the controversial note contains factual background with certain inferences which are in no case representative of his personal view. ANI

Malik slams politicians over demand of death sentence for Afzal Guru
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Yasin Malik on Thursday criticized the leaders of various political outfits over their demand of death sentence for Afzal Guru, who was convicted of conspiracy in connection with the December 2001 attack on Parliament. ANI

India is a stakeholder in Afghanistan's stability, says Preneet Kaur
Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Thursday said India is eager to ensure that peace and stability prevails in Afghanistan. ANI

PM visits quake-hit Sikkim, announces relief package of Rs. 1,000 crore
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who visited quake-hit Sikkim on Thursday, announced a relief package of Rs. 1,000 crore for the victims of the fatal incident. ANI

2G scam: Major crisis averted as Mukherjee, Chidambaram stand united on inter-ministerial note
Union Ministers Pranab Mukherjee and P. Chidambaram on Thursday put up a united front before the media on a controversial statement forwarded to the Prime Minister's Office by the finance ministry with regard to Chidambaram's alleged role in the auctioning of 2G spectrum licenses when he was the country's finance minister in 2007 and 2008. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee finds corruption multi-faceted with diverse manifestations
Stating that corruption is a multi-faceted problem with diverse manifestations, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said there has to be a legal framework recognizing the act of corruption as a crime supported by an effective enforcement machinery. ANI

Khurshid meets Chidambaram, says 'all is well'
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday met Home Minister P. Chidamabaram over the controversy surrounding against him following the Finance Ministry's note on the 2G scam. ANI

President Patil to visit Switzerland, Austria
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will undertake a state visit of Switzerland and Austria from September 30 to October 7 to enhance bilateral relations with both the nations. ANI

Vayalar Ravi urges state governments to reduce sales tax on aviation turbine fuel
Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi on Thursday urged the state governments from across the country to reduce sales tax on Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) as it forced the airlines to increase the airfare. ANI

Disabled receive gifts in Delhi, gets throats slit by Maoists elsewhere
On the day when Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi was distributing three-wheeler scooters to the specially-abled persons in New Delhi, in far way Orissa, Maoists dismembered the throat of a polio-stricken Dalit villager in the tribal dominated Narayanpatna area of Koratput District. ANI

35 out of 43 Chinese govt bodies fail 'transparency' test
In a test meant to check transparency of Chinese government departments 35 out of the State Council's 43 departments failed. ANI

Delhi Govt. announces Rs.5 crore for Sikkim quake victims
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today announced that her government would contribute Rs.5 crore in the Prime Minister's Relief Fund for Sikkim quake victims. ANI

Canadian university, college heads to India for student admissions (Re-Issue)
It is that time of the year again, when students wishing to study abroad, begin frantic preparations to choose the correct university. ANI

First batch of pilgrims leaves from Delhi for Haj
The first batch of Hajis was today given farewell at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. ANI

Maoists kill polio-stricken Dalit in Orissa
Maoists killed a polio-stricken Dalit villager in tribal dominated Narayanpatna area of Orissa's Koratput District earlier this week and alleged that he was a police informer. ANI

The Big Game in our neighbourhood (Article)
It was after the 1965 India-Pakistan war that the Chinese gained a significant foothold in Pakistan. China had its own reasons then and today there even more reasons why China would continue to favour Pakistan. Pakistan has been useful to China in the past and will remain so in the times ahead. ANI

Canadian university,college heads to India for student admissions
It is that time of the year again, when students wishing to study abroad, begin frantic preparations to choose the correct university. ANI

TRS leader threatens to continue stir for Telangana state
Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) President K. Chandrasekhar Rao has threatened to prolong their agitation until the demand for separate Telangana state is fulfilled. ANI

We should follow court verdict on Parliament attack convict: BJP
Expressing dissatisfaction over the delay in the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said that the court has decided to punish him through the process of law and that it should be let at that. ANI

India, Pakistan agree to further liberalise trade flows with tentative moves
India and Pakistan have agreed to further liberalise trade flows with tentative moves such as opening a second customs post and issuing more visas. ANI

Bihar flood situation improving, vital aid being given to affected people: Nitish
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has instructed all concerned departmental officials to extend all possible help to people affected by floods. ANI

BJP's Venkaiah Naidu slams Manmohan Singh on 2G scam
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M. Venkaiah Naidu has attacked Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh over the 2G spectrum allocation scam by accusing him of having diverted the country's attention from the massive financial scam. ANI

MP from Arunachal urges Sonia to intervene, as lawmakers feel threatened
Arunachal Pradesh Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy today urgently sought Congress president Sonia Gandhi's intervention, as there is complete lawlessness in the state after a rebellion by a section of Congress MLAs against Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin showing no signs of dissipating. ANI

GetIt Engages with AdLift to Drive Search Market share and Dominate the Directional Media Space in India
AdLift, the leading search engine marketing firm in the US & India, announced that GetIt.com, India’s largest directional media company, has selected AdLift.com to grow its market share within the SEO and PPC space. GetIt appointed AdLift Business Wire India

Amarprakash Launches `The Royal Castle’ Integrated Township @ Chrompet
Amarprakash, Chennai’s leading realty company, is launching `The Royal Castle’ Township at Chrompet. Set in the vast expanse of the most happening southern part of the city, the township is ideally suited for people who seek for the convenience of residing in the city yet enjoying the quality and luxury of gated community. Royal Castle Business Wire India

Infor Customer Roadshow Comes to Mumbai
Infor, a leading provider of business application software with operations serving more than 75,000 customers, today announced the details for the Indian leg of Infor10 On the Road. The event will bring together senior Infor executives, channel partners, press and both Infor and Lawson customers, as Infor shares its new corporate and product strategy Business Wire India

Kosher Tissue Products releases a special version of it Face Wipes Paper Tissue pack with the message: ‘Thank you, Shri Anna Hazare’
Kosher Tissue Products, a Bangalore based firm engaged in the business of making and marketing a range of paper tissue personal care products has released a special version of its [ Face Wipes ] pack - to facilitate people to thank Shri Anna Hazare for his arduous struggle in reclaiming the recognition and respect for the CIVIL SOCIETY. Kosher face Wipes Business Wire India

Amul sponsors Sauber F1 Team in India
India’s largest food brand Amul is the official partner of Sauber F1 team at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix. Monisha Kaltenborn, Chief Executive of the Sauber F1 Team, said: “We are proud that we can announce this partnership with Amul, one of India’s leading brands. Amul products are present in practically every household Business Wire India

Wipro Technologies Recognized as 2011 Microsoft Software Development Partner of the Year
Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) announced that it has won the 2011 Microsoft Software Development Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions, based on Microsoft technology Business Wire India

Nitesh Estates Launches Nitesh Cape Cod at Marathahalli Bangalore – a Luxurious 2BHK, 3BHK Apartments Scheme
Bangalore Properties here. About Nitesh Estates Nitesh Garden Enclave -- Nitesh Wimbledon Park -- Nitesh Caesar's Palace About DiscountedFlats: Discountedflats (India Properties) is a Pan-India group booking channel, which groups individual residential buyers based across India to avail discounts of up to 35% Business Wire India

Women in Leadership India Achievement Awards to recognise the Country’s most innovative and Successful Women
The Achievement Awards ceremony is an integral part of the Women in Leadership India platform, and is taking place on October 13th 2011 at the JW Marriott in Mumbai. In partnership with Monster India, the two-day platform is hosted and organised by French business information group naseba Business Wire India

Lauren Engineers & Constructors and Jyoti Structures Limited form Joint Venture
Lauren Engineers & Constructors, Inc (Lauren) and Jyoti Power Structures (Jyoti) have established a Joint Venture to pursue Engineering, Procurement and Construction projects in India. “This new joint venture brings together a team of professionals with industry-leading experience,” said Cleve Whitener, CEO of Lauren Engineers & Constructors Business Wire India

Lauren Engineers & Constructors and Jytoi Structures Limited form Joint Venture
Lauren Engineers & Constructors, Inc (Lauren) and Jyoti Power Structures (Jyoti) have established a Joint Venture to pursue Engineering, Procurement and Construction projects in India. “This new joint venture brings together a team of professionals with industry-leading experience,” said Cleve Whitener, CEO of Lauren Engineers & Constructors Business Wire India

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