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Travel India Guide: Recent News from Oct'08

1. Oct 11th 2008: Formula One decides on India as a venue for 2011 racing calendar.

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is reported to have confirmed that India will be added to the Formula 1 race calendar in 2011. He said "There is India and here I can say that the race will be on the calendar in 2011."


2. Oct 11th 2008: Kashmir gets its first rail link.

More than 100 years after Kashmir was promised a rail link, the dream was finally fulfilled on Saturday with the opening of the first train connecting Srinagar to Rajwanshar in south Kashmir's Anantnag district.


3. Oct 12th 2008: Holiday Season & financial crisis

Travel agents in India are reporting a 20 - 25% dip in leisure bookings from the UK and the US for the coming holiday season.


4. Oct 20th 2008: Indian Stock Market & Share Price Index

Detailed Stock Market Index info & live ticker on Indian Stock Exchange, Share prices, BSE Sensex, NSE Nifty & other investments.


5. Oct 21st 2008: Chandrayaan-1, India's First Moon Mission

India's First mission to moon, Chandrayaan-1, is ready to be launched by the Polar Satellite Vehicle (PSLV-C11) on October 22 at 6.20 a.m. from the Sriharikota space port.


6. Oct 31st 2008: Windows 7: The New Operating System From Microsoft

Microsoft is coming up with it's new Operating System named "Windows 7" by late 2009. The pre-beta version was showcased recently by Microsoft. The new OS is said to be more reliable, faster and less memory consuming than Windows Vista.


7. Oct 31st 2008: Chandrayaan-1 First Pictures

Chandrayaan-1, launched on 22nd Oct'08, has started broadcasting it's first pictures. The first picture shows the northern coast of Australia while the second image taken at 12:30 pm from a height of 70,000 km shows Australia's southern coast.


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