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Two killed, several injured in Jammu blast
A three-month-old baby girl and a paramilitary official were killed and several people injured after a shell exploded in the house of a Border Security Force (BSF) soldier in Bishna village here on Friday. ANI

Pharmacovigilance is an important issue of public health: Ansari
Vice President Dr. M. Hamid Ansari said here on Friday that pharmacovigilance is an important issue of public health and the government appreciate its need for the common citizen. ANI

Navy, Air Force conduct joint training exercise in Visakhapatnam
The Navy and the Air Force jointly conducted a training exercise here on Friday with the aim of strengthening the unified command of the Indian defence services. ANI

Encroachments threatening Dal Lake's beauty
Encroachments and negligence by the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority in Jammu and Kashmir is diminishing the beauty of Srinagar's famous Dal Lake. ANI

Curfew imposed in Srinagar after Mirwaiz assault
Curfew was imposed in Srinagar on Friday, a day after All Party Hurriyat Conference Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was assaulted. ANI

26/11, a grim reminder of our perilous neighbourhood: Antony
Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday reiterated the nation's resolve not to allow a repeat of 26/11, which he described as a type mayhem by terrorists in the country. ANI

Lax security at Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal faced lax security as the close circuit television cameras and other surveillance gadgets are not working despite high threat perception to the monument. ANI

Men travelling in Delhi Metro coach thrashed
The Gurgaon Police thrashed men travelling in the ladies coach of the Metro in Gurgaon on Friday. ANI

Cabinet approves development of Vizag's East Quay 1
The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure on Friday approved a project for the Development of East Quay 1 (EQ1) berth by replacing the existing EQ1 berth and part of EQ2 berth for handling Steam Coal in the inner harbour of Visakhapatnam Port on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis. ANI

Cabinet approves two laning of Tindivanam - Krishnagiri section of NH-66
The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure on Friday approved the implementation of a project for the two-laning with/without paved shoulders of the 178.060 km long Tindivanam - Krishnagiri Section of NH-66 from Km 38.150 to Km 216.210 under NHDP-III in the state of Tamil Nadu on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis in BOT (Annuity) mode of delivery. ANI

CCEA approves integrated action plan for tribal, backward districts
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Friday approved the commencement of an Integrated Action Plan (IAP) for Selected Tribal and Backward Districts to cover identified 60 districts as an Additional Central Assistance (ACA) scheme on 100% grant basis. ANI

Supreme Court orders Allahabad HC to do some 'house cleaning'
The Supreme Court on Friday questioned the integrity of some of the judges of the Allahabad High Court, by saying that "something rotten" was going on within that institution. ANI

Pakistan has not kept promises on 26/11: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Friday that Pakistan has failed to keep its promise of bringing the perpetrators of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai to justice. ANI

Injured tigress gets treatment in Uttarakhand
Veterinarians treated a four-year old tigress who was injured in a fight with another animal in the Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand. ANI

Parliament deadlock: Congress MPs decide not to take daily allowance
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Friday said that Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Congress party have decided not to take their daily allowance till Parliament resumes proper functioning. ANI

Nitish, Modi sworn in as Bihar's CM, Deputy CM
Nitish Kumar and Sushil Kumar Modi were sworn in as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar for a consecutive second term on Friday. ANI

Manmohan Singh meets Saudi Arabia's Commerce Minister in New Delhi
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh met Saudi Arabia's Minister for Commerce and Industry Abdullah Zainal Alireza on Friday in New Delhi. ANI

Special plan for development of Naxal-hit districts in India
An Integrated Action Plan (IAP) for development of 35 Naxal affected districts has been approved by the Union Cabinet of India. ANI

Security forces bust Maoist camp in Bastar
Chhattisgarh Police and Central Reserve Police Force personnel in a joint operation busted a Maoist camp in Narayanpur area in Bastar District. ANI

Pakistan has not fulfilled its promise to bring 26/11 masterminds to justice: Chidambaram
Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said that Pakistan has not fulfilled its promise to bring 26/11 Mumbai terror attack masterminds to justice. ANI

Parliament pays tribute to 26/11 martyrs
Both Houses of Parliament on Friday paid tributes to the martyrs of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. ANI

26/11 mayhem a grim reminder of our perilous neighbourhood, says Antony
Defence Minister AK Antony on Friday said that 26/11 Mumbai terror attack was a grim reminder of the perilous state of our neighbourhood. ANI

Economic ties would develop Indo-Saudi strategic partnership
Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Friday said that economic ties would constitute a very solid foundation for the development of Indo-Saudi strategic partnership. ANI

26/11: No closure for the nation
Two years since the barbaric attack by 10 Pakistani trained terrorists that resulted in the death of 166 people in Mumbai, the country's wounds are festering and there is no closure in sight. ANI

Govt. pledges to redouble efforts to bring 26/11 attack perpetrators to justice
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday said that his Government would redouble efforts to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack to justice. ANI

Chidambaram pays tribute to 26/11 martyrs
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday paid tribute to those killed in the 26/11 terror attacks by laying a wreath at the martyrs' memorial at the Police Gymkhana in South Mumbai. ANI

Punish 26/11 perpetrators, India tells Pak
On the second anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, External Affairs Minister, S.M. Krishna called upon Pakistan to punish the perpetrators. ANI

Nitish Kumar to be sworn-in as Bihar CM today
Nitish Kumar will be sworn-in as Bihar Chief Minister for the second term on Friday. ANI

Lex WITNESS hosts India’s first Conference on Legal Knowledge Management
Lex Witness, India’s 1st Magazine on Legal and Corporate Affairs organized a two days conference on ‘Legal Knowledge Management’ at Hotel Sea Princess, Mumbai starting from November 25th, 2010. The Forum was based on key concern areas identified through an extensive survey carried out amongst more than 750 senior legal professionals by the Witness Team Business Wire India Announces Results of Extra-ordinary General Meeting India Limited (NasdaqGM: REDF) today announces the results of its Extra-ordinary General Meeting (EGM) of its shareholders held on November 26, 2010. At the EGM, Rediff’s shareholders unanimously approved all 3 resolutions presented for vote, including the resolution relating to the acquisition of Vubites Business Wire India

Certified ScrumMaster Training with Agile Expert Sanjiv Augustine hosted by Xebia in India
Xebia, an Agile software development and consulting organization, conducted a two-day ScrumMaster training & certification programme, which was held in Gurgaon on 22nd and 23rd of November 2010. With Scrum gaining immense popularity in the software industry, there has been continuous attention to technical excellence and rapid delivery of useful software Business Wire India

India’s Top Security Professionals Congregate at the III Annual CSO Summit
CSO Forum, a 9.9 Media initiative in the security domain, has announced The III Annual CSO Summit 2010 to be held on 3-4 December, 2010 at the Westin, Sohna. The event is expected to draw participation from over 100 top security professionals and experts Business Wire India

Tushaco Wins the Frost & Sullivan Market Share Leadership Award in the Positive Displacement Pumps Market
Tushaco Pumps was recently conferred the Frost & Sullivan Market Share Leadership Award in the Positive Displacement Pumps Market, at a high-profile Awards Ceremony held at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. The Award for Market Share Leadership is presented to a company that has demonstrated excellence in capturing the highest market share within its industry in a specific year Business Wire India

Jury Announced for Frost & Sullivan 2010 India Excellence in Chemicals, Materials and Food Awards
The full line-up of the judging panel for the 2010 India Excellence in Chemicals, Materials and Food Awards has been announced. The jury comprises eminent business leaders who have personified excellence and commitment in their respective fields Business Wire India

The Indian Manufacturing Industry Slow in Adoption of Technology Compared to its Counterparts in Developed Economies – Frost & Sullivan
India has become a growth destination for several global companies. Organizations are becoming increasingly competitive on the efficiency and flexibility of their supply chains and not merely on their product features and quality. They have realized that being technology driven and updated is the key to compete in the global market Business Wire India

Arctern Wins Prestigious Red Herring Asia 100 Award
Arctern Consulting Pvt. Ltd., and affiliate Arctern, Inc. a global provider of information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing services (BPO), has won the coveted ‘2010 Red Herring 100 Asia Award’ at Red Herring’s Asia 2010 Conference & Awards function held in Shanghai, China Business Wire India

Mr. Moon B Shin, MD, LG Electronics India felicitated with the “Man of Electronics” Award at CEAMA’s 31st Annual Function
Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA), concluded the 31st annual function today evening. Sachin Pilot, Hon’ble Minister Of State for Communications & IT was the esteemed chief guest, who felicitated Mr. Moon B Shin, MD LG Electronics India, with the “Man of Electronics” Award. Mr. Moon B Shin receiving the Award Business Wire India

Capgemini Acquires Indian IT Services Firm Thesys Technologies
Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced that it has acquired the India-based IT services company, Thesys Technologies Private Limited (“Thesys”), a Temenos-Certified Services Partner that provides banking implementation solutions to the global financial services industry Business Wire India

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