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  • Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party will meet today at 5 pm to discuss next course of action as the 72-hour deadline set by the party to the government ends today.
  • The US Consulate in Chennai shuts down its visa section for two days following protests over an anti-Islam film near the consulate.
  • Union Food Minister KV Thomas writes to Prime Minister suggesting system balancing economy to meet common man's needs. He suggests a slab system for subsidized LPG. The minister suggests the government to charge Rs. 50 for cylinders between 7-12 and other slabs. This would project the government as sensitive to aam aadmi, he said.
  • Opposition walked out of the Joint Parliamentary Committee meeting on 2G Spectrum scam today. RBI Governor and former finance secretary DV Subba Rao will depose before the meeting.
  • The state home department of Maharashtra agrees to probe NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal in the Maharashtra Sadan scam.
  • Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare to meet Medha Patkar and other social activists today.
  • Congress may call for an all-party meeting soon on Telangana statehood issue as Sonia Gandhi discusses the issue with top AICC leaders yesterday.

  • Auto Component SMEs Find Internet Useful for Business, says IKS Report
    -- IndiaMART.com launches its 2nd report in IKS series, this time on Indian Auto Components sector -- Analyses trends and developments amongst Auto Components SMEs with respect to increased online activity, constraints, measures to tackle issues etc. -- Provides a bird's eye view of the entire sector capturing aspects such as investments, exports, industry developments etc Business Wire India

    3 Winners to Proudly Represent India in Final Stage of the Cross-Country SmarTEST!
    Business Wire India

    Pepperfry.com Wins Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award For 2012
    Pepperfry.com won the Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award in an award ceremony conducted by Red Herring on 12th September in Hong Kong. Red Herring’s Top 100 Asia list is a mark of distinction for promising new companies, teams and entrepreneurs Business Wire India

    BMGI Outlines High Impact Areas for Plant Leadership Over a 2-Day Plant Leadership Conclave
    BMGI was the Knowledge Partner for the Plant Leadership Conclave 2012, held in Mumbai on 30 & 31st August. BMGI highlighted ways and means to achieve transformation and leap frog into the future. The event was organised by Yoogma Business Services. The event comprised of thought leaders (speakers) and delegates (senior management) from India, China & the Middle East Business Wire India

    CupoNation: A One Stop Solution to Save while you Shop Online
    The Gurgaon based startup CupoNation (www.cuponation.in) launched its website today, aiming to be India’s largest coupon portal for online shoppers. The venture is backed by international investors Business Wire India

    Wipro Recognized as the World Sector Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
    Wipro Ltd today announced that it has been included as a member of the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) - 2012 for the third year in succession. This year Wipro has been recognized as the Sector leader for the ‘Computer Services and Internet’ sector Business Wire India

    Akamai Announces Market Traction and Expansion Plans for India
    Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, today announced significant milestones for its India operations. In a sign of growing adoption for its cloud platform in the Indian market, Akamai announced it has crossed the 100 customers mark in the fast-growing Indian market Business Wire India

    Government deallocates three more Coal Blocks
    Deallocations after IMG's report PIB

    Vice President greets citizens on Ganesh Chaturthi
    Vice President Hamid Ansari extends his greetings on Ganesh Chaturthi PIB

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