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Chidambaram asks police forces to get enrolled in 'Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate Course'
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday asked the police forces to get enrolled in the 'Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate Course' launched by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in partnership with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). ANI

Frisking of Indian envoy unfortunate, security policies need to be reviewed: US
The Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi,Donald Lu, on Friday expressed regret over the pat-down search of Indian envoy to the U.S., Meera Shankar, and said security policies in the country need to be revisited. ANI

Separatists protest over human rights violation in J-K
The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front R (JKLF-R), the separatist political party of Jammu and Kashmir, carried out a hunger strike on the eve of 'International Human Rights Day' here on Friday to protest human rights violations in the State. ANI

Nitish Govt. in Bihar to scrap fund allocation for MLAs, MLCs
The Nitish Kumar Government has decided to scrap the existing allocation of funds for Local Area Development (LAD) scheme for Bihar MLAs and MLCs in an attempt to get rid of corruption. ANI

Girl child found after Varanasi blast sent to orphanage
A one-and-a-half year-old girl child, who was found here after the bomb blast that ripped Varanasi's Dashashwamedh Ghat on Tuesday evening, was sent to an orphanage today. ANI

MHA introduces new online application system for grant of Indian Citizenship
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has introduced a new online application system for faster, simpler and transparent processing/tracking of the applications for grant of Indian Citizenship. ANI

498 reserved posts lying vacant in top govt. hospitals: Azad
Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday informed that 498 posts under the reserved category were lying vacant in three top state-run hospitals in the national capital on account of death, retirement, resignation, non-availability of suitable candidates. ANI

President Patil pitches on the need to produce world-class human resource
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday said globalisation has created an inter-related and an inter-linked world, and asked educational institutions in the country to rise to the challenge of producing world-class human resource to meet the requirements of a globalised world. ANI

Siliguri environmentalists support ban on sale of tobacco in plastic sachets
Environmentalists and anti-tobacco groups in West Bengal's Siliguri district supported the decision of supreme court to ban the sale of tobacco products packed in plastic. ANI

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is 70
Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Sharad Pawar celebrated his 70th birthday with friends and supporters here on Friday. ANI

Maoists kill villager for refusing to join their ranks in Orissa
Suspected Maoists brutally killed a man after he refused to join their ranks in Odiyapentha village in Orissa's Koraput District. ANI

Media reports regarding recall of Rakesh Sood unfounded: MEA
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said the media reports regarding recall of Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood are unfounded, and added that the government has full faith in him. ANI

Nirupama stresses increasing importance of Public diplomacy in international relations
Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said here on Friday that public diplomacy is the vehicle for dissemination of the ideas, interests, concepts, and the approaches that define our foreign policy. ANI

Sonia Gandhi appoints three drafting bodies for Burari AICC Plenary Session
The 83rd All India Congress Committee (AICC) plenary session to be held at Burari on December 18,19 and 20, is likely to come out with three declarations/resolutions - political, economic and foreign affairs. ANI

Bhopal college bans female teachers from wearing western outfits
The administration of a college in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal city has banned female teachers from wearing western clothes and the traditional 'salwar-kameez'. ANI

Pat-down search of Meera Shankar not good public diplomacy: Nirupama Rao
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao today said that the 'pat-down' search of US Ambassador Meera Shankar at a United States airport was not good public diplomacy and that it was awaiting a report from its embassy in Washington. ANI

Agni-II plus missile test fails
The experimental Launch of Agni-2-P Missile experienced a trajectory deviation immediately after the lift-off from the Wheeler island, off the coast of Orissa this morning, leading to the failure of the mission. ANI

BJP targets Sibal over 2G probe panel
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday slammed Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal for announcing a judicial probe into 2G spectrum allocation from 2001 at a time when Parliament is in session. ANI

Indian Army Service Corps pays tribute to spirit of animals
The concluding day of the 250th anniversary and 9th reunion celebrations of Army Service Corps (ASC) kicked off here on Thursday. ANI

Maoists kill two tribals in Orissa
Suspected Maoists have killed two tribal people of Langalakata village under K. Baland Police station in Orissa's Sundargarh district. ANI

SC refuses to strike off Allahabad HC "something is rotten" remark
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to strike off the stinging remarks it made against the Allahabad High Court. ANI

2G scam: JPC demand continues to stall Parliament proceedings
The deadlock in Parliament over the 2G scam continued for the 21st working day on Friday, with the opposition remaining adamant on their demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe. ANI

Samriddhi Automations Private Limited bags the 'IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2010'-Electrical and Electronics Category
Embodying excellence and the spirit of believing in oneself, Mr. Sanjeev Sehgal, Founder-Managing Director of Samriddhi Automations Pvt. Ltd bagged the 'IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2010' in the Electrical and Electronics Category'. Emerging victorious out of the several nominations received for the category, he was felicitated by Honorable Home Minister Mr Business Wire India

The Economist’s Annual Publication The World in brought to Life in India
Over one hundred senior executives from across India gathered last night at The World in 2011 Gala Dinner to debate and exchange perspectives on the year ahead Business Wire India

Indian Heart Patient is First Patient in Asia Treated with Abbott's Groundbreaking Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold
The first heart disease patient in India has been successfully treated with the bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS). Abbott’s BVS is a groundbreaking device designed to restore blood flow by opening a clogged vessel and providing support while it heals Business Wire India

BGS Global Hospitals Equipped with Microdialysis facility for the brain - first in Asia
- An exciting new technology available at BGS Global Hospitals - The first in Asia - Helps predict extent of damage in brain haemorrhage, brain injury and strokes 24 hours in advance - Key patient benefits: Early treatment helps minimize brain damage, reduced complications and overall hospital stay resulting in better outcome Dr. N. K Business Wire India

TERI Celebrates International Mountain day with a panel discussion on ‘Climate Change and Sustainability of Himalayan Ecosystem’
The Energy and Resources Institute, (TERI) in association with National Mission on Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMHSE), the Planning Commission of India and OXFAM India organized a panel discussion on ‘Climate Change and Sustainability of Himalayan Ecosystem’ Business Wire India

Trend Micro Launches Small Business Flagship Line Worry Free 7.0 with Data Loss Prevention and Mac Client Protection
Small businesses face an increasingly dynamic and targeted threat landscape: Not only are there1.5 new pieces of malware being created every second, cybercriminals are aggressively preying upon smaller businesses that are often strapped for IT resources and security expertise at a growing rate Business Wire India

Max New York Life Enters “The Guinness Book of World Records”
Max New York Life Insurance, one of India’s leading life insurance companies, today announced that it has earned its place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The recognition was bestowed upon the company for creating the ‘World’s largest umbrella’. This record setting collapsible umbrella is almost as wide as the dome of Taj Mahal and as high as a three stories building Business Wire India

Sathguru Management Consultants Explores Trilateral Development Models
Since its nascent steps 25 years ago, Sathguru has excelled in offering strategic advisory, financial advisory, sector growth assessment, technology management, information technology solutions, capital markets advisory and registry services to clients in varied sectors Business Wire India

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