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Delhi blast: Fourth e-mail received by media houses
A fourth e-mail over Wednesday's Delhi High Court blast has reportedly been received by some media organizations. ANI

Congress Core Group discusses Delhi blast
The Congress Core Group today held a meeting here to discuss the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's response to Wednesday's high intensity blast, in which 13 people were killed and 76 were left injured. ANI

President Patil confers 58th National Film Awards
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday gave away the 58th National Film Awards in a function held at New Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan. ANI

Indian cinema has become a global enterprise: President Patil
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday said that cinema was a very powerful medium for conveying messages and it was necessary for promoting constructive and value based thinking for a culturally rich country like India. ANI

Diamond industry in Surat raise security concerns after Delhi blast
Members of the diamond industry in Surat, Gujarat, have expressed their concern as no proper measures have been taken by the state government to step up security and increase vigilance in crowded areas after a high intensity blast rocked New Delhi, in which 13 people were killed and 76 were left injured. ANI

Deadly disease infects locals in Gorakhpur
The number of locals infected with encephalitis has crossed 1,100 in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district. ANI

India's external debt remains within manageable limit: Report
India's external debt has remained within manageable limits despite the increase in absolute terms and the changing composition, the Department of Economic Affairs of the Union Finance Ministry has said in a report. ANI

Family members of Delhi blast victim see bleak future
Stories of pain and survival continue to emerge after a high-intensity blast occurred outside Delhi's High Court, in which 13 people were killed and injured 76 on Wednesday, while family members of the victims see a bleak future. ANI

Rice Sown in 369 lakh hectare, 32.55 lakh hectare more than last year
Rice has been sown in 369.63 lakh hectare as on today, according to Union Agriculture Ministry. ANI

Poor healthcare, abject poverty cause for high infant mortality in Orissa's Maoist-hit areas
Health conditions have deteriorated in Maoist-affected areas of Orissa, as the lack of healthcare and abject poverty has caused infant mortality rate to rise in the state's tribal-dominated districts. ANI

PM directs Home, Law Ministers to tighten Supreme Court security
The Prime MInister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has directed Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid to take steps to tighten ssecurity in and around the Supreme Court complex and at the residences of Supreme Court judges. ANI

Jaitely disappointed with Chidambaram's statement on multiple blast probe
Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP leader Arun Jaitely on Friday expressed his disappointment with the statement of Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram, where he said the government has launched an effective multiple probe into Wednesday's Delhi High Court blast. ANI

India willing to help strengthen Kyrgyzstan's defence
India has assured its willingness to support Kyrgyzstan in strengthening its defence and security apparatus. ANI

India sends UN peacekeeping force to Liberia
A 120-member-strong peacekeeping contingent from India was sent to West Africa's troubled Liberia from New Delhi on Friday. ANI

Minor girl killed in Delhi wall collapse following heavy downpour
The heavy monsoon downpour caused a wall collapse on Friday and claimed the life of a minor girl in Delhi. ANI

Home Ministry calls for steps for enhanced vigil against terror attacks
The Union Home Ministry on Friday said that a detailed advisory is being issued to states across the country reiterating earlier advisories and asking them to take steps for enhanced vigil against terror attacks similar to the Delhi High Court blast. ANI

Assam CM Gogoi slams opposition for doing nothing but politics
New Delhi, Sep 9: Addressing a news conference here today, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi rebutted opposition claims of him and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh undermining democracy by claiming that the Asom Gana Parishad has done nothing to strengthen India-Bangladesh relations. ANI

Ex-Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy appears in Bangalore court with wife
Former Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and his wife Anita appeared before the Karnataka High Court on Friday in connection with another case, a day after both got anticipatory bail from the court. ANI

Assam CM Gogoi calls for strengthening Indo-Bangla ties
Just a day after Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's historic visit to Dhaka, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today called for strengthening the relations between India and Bangladesh stating that it would provide an impetus to the economy of the northeast, which has been badly affected over the years. ANI

Chennai Congress activists on hunger strike, demand hanging of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins
Nearly 1000 Congress activists alongwith kin of those who died during the assassination of late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi sat on a day long hunger strike here on Friday and demanded that Gandhi's assassins should be hanged. ANI

Coimbatore devotees build temple in memory of Sathya Sai Baba
Devotees here have built a temple dedicated to the late spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba. ANI

Chinese artefacts exhibition attract Kolkata residents
An exhibition showcasing 94 Chinese artefacts from ten different museums of China being held here, is attracting the city's residents in droves. ANI

Militancy, a global concern, says Pakistan lawmaker
Pakistan lawmaker Farzana Raja said that militancy was a global issue and added that his country was ready to help the world counter it as she called for stronger socio-political ties amongst South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries. ANI

Tangdar residents now at ease after border infiltration declines in Kashmir
Residents of Tangdar village near the Line of Control are happy to hear that there has been a decline in cross- border infiltration by militants. ANI

Keralites celebrate harvest festival of Onam
People of Kerala celebrated 'Thiru Onam', the final day of their harvest festival, 'Onam' on Friday. ANI

Manmohan Singh to chair meeting of National Integration Council on Saturday
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will chair the 15th meeting of the National Integration Council (NIC), which will be held here tomorrow. ANI

Traffic comes to a standstill as heavy rains lash Delhi
Traffic came to a complete standstill in New Delhi on Friday after heavy rains lashed the capital city at intervals for nearly seven hours. ANI

Delhi HC blast: Govt has promising but not conclusive leads, says Chidambaram
Taking on the opposition in the strongest possible way, Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram on Friday rubbished the former's charge that there had once again been an intelligence failure on the part of the UPA II Government in preventing a tragedy like the bomb explosion outside the Delhi High Court premises on Wednesday. ANI

E-governance gaining ground in Tripura
The concept of e-governance is gaining rapid popularity across the country and the northeast is no exception. The Directorate of Land Records and Settlement (DLRS) in Agartala has recently upgraded all land records. ANI

Self-help groups transforming lives in Assam
With the decline of militancy in Assam several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and cooperative societies with support from the Centre and state government have taken up the huge task of bringing about a change. he Bodo women weavers in the Chatra Ghagrapar village of Assam's Nalbari District are happy working on silk looms that help them supplement their family's income ANI

Government is at war with itself: BJP leaders
The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday alleged that the UPA II Government is at war with itself on many issues. ANI

House of Bamboo in Tripura costing Rs. 1.6 crore
A small bamboo based unit that has come up at Nagichera village in Tripura at a cost of Rs. 1.6 crore is presently providing direct employment to around 40 people in the region. ANI

Investigators yet to come out with specific leads on Delhi HC blast case
Investigators probing Wednesday's bomb blast outside the Delhi High Court are yet to come out with any specific leads two days after the tragedy that has so far claimed 13 lives and injured over 70 others. ANI

Estate expo organised in Guwahati to attract realty industry giants
With the situation improving in Assam, multinational organizations are now venturing into the region to tap the state's huge potential. In tune with this, a five-day long estate expo was held here recently to attract realty industry giants to brief people on affordable housing. ANI

Need to identify the 'poor' in India
Across swathes of our country, the poor are visible everywhere. In villages, hamlets, in forestland or degraded lands, along coastal regions, in the mountains, in urban centres and in industrial areas. For all the visible signs of poverty, there is a huge chunk of these which are invisible. ANI

MANIREDA lighting up Manipur

New course added to Naga students' curriculum
With peace and normalcy gradually returning to the region, both private and government institutions are making huge efforts to lift the standard of education in Nagaland, following which, the Patkai Christian College of Dimapur has introduced a course on human rights education. ANI

Delhi kids take part in candlelight vigil in memory of blast victims
Hundreds of children of various age groups, including students, rewrote the proverb - Two birds with one stone.hile they had gathered to observe International Literacy Day and spread mass awareness about the essence of literacy and academic education on Thursday, they also took out a candlelight vigil in memory of victims of the blast that took place outside the Delhi High Court on Wednesday. ANI

Militant outfits in Manipur now target RIMS
Workers at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal have become the latest victims of militant outfits, who have so far spared no section of the society and very often carry out blasts, kill and kidnap innocent people and extort money from the poorest people in the region. ANI

Jazz group Gautam Ghosh Collective to observe Global Oneness Day on Sept.11
Various dates have a designated cause or issue based theme like World Cancer Day, Earth Day, Anti Tobacco Day etc. Yet strangely enough, no date or day has ever been dedicated specifically to the most noble cause of all-World Unity. ANI

'North East Crafts Fair' organised in Chennai for greater exposure
In an endeavor to provide a national platform for crafts persons from the northeast, a 12-day long 'North East Crafts Fair' was recently organised in Chennai. ANI

Delhi HC blast toll rises to 13 with death of 65-year-old engineer
The death toll in Wednesday's bomb explosion outside the Delhi High Court has risen to 13 with the death of Patiran, a 65-year-old engineer in a hospital here on Thursday. ANI

Cash-for-votes scam: Delhi Court to hear Amar Singh's bail plea
A Delhi court will on Friday resume hearing into former Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh's bail plea in connection with the 2008 cash-for-votes scam. ANI

Tavant Technologies Announces Aggressive Expansion Plans in India
Tavant Technologies – a specialized IT solution and services provider that has won more than 6 Best Employers awards in the last four years – today announced its plans to step up talent search to bolster the company’s aggressive growth plans. This year alone, Tavant has added 8 new marquee names to its customers list, a good indication of the company’s growth pace Business Wire India

Merging Technologies: Enabling Success Offshore and Unconventional Oil and Gas
Offshore India and Unconventional Oil & Gas India (OIUOGI 2011), a unique forum for the industry, with world class conference combined with the exhibition showcasing the latest technological developments, together within offshore and unconventional industries is scheduled to be held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai from 14‐16 September 2011 Business Wire India

ESPN STAR Sports Announces Shahrukh Khan as the face of Nokia Champions League Twenty20
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Plantronics Launches the New Savor M1100 and M20 Bluetooth Headset to raise the Power of Communications
Plantronics, Inc., a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers recently launched its two Bluetooth headsets, the Plantronics Savor M1100 and the Plantronics M20. With these premium headsets, Plantronics further accelerates the industry's transformation in terms of product innovation, technology and availability Business Wire India

ET NOW-IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2011 Receive Massive Nominations
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Chhattisgarh Tourism Board partners with Kuoni Academy
Chhattisgarh Tourism Board, the governing body of one on the fastest growing tourism destinations in India, has entered into an agreement with Kouni Academy to train and educate travel agents in India about the tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh aimed at promoting and encouraging tourism in the State Business Wire India

JRE Group of Institutions Hosts the HR Conclave 2011
JRE Group of Institutions in academic partnership with Raffles Education Limited, Singapore and Educomp Solutions Limited, is hosting the 2011 HR CONCLAVE for the country’s leading HR professionals. The main aim of the conclave is to enlighten students on how to develop a stronger workforce Business Wire India

PVR Nest and Classmate host the 3rd edition of CineArt “Design for Change” Film Leadership Project
PVR Nest and ITC’s premier stationery brand, Classmate, join the world’s largest movement of change by giving an interesting filming extension to the “Design for Change” program ’2011 Business Wire India

U R My Jaan is Releasing on September 23 in India
U R My Jaan film is releasing in theaters all across India on September 23, 2011, was announced by Aron Govil Productions Pvt. Ltd. Business Wire India

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