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Sonia Gandhi monitors execution of central welfare schemes in Rae Bareli
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday visited a couple of villages in her constituency of Rae Bareli to assess the factual implementation of numerous Central Government funded welfare schemes. ANI

Two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants killed in Handwara identified as Pakistan nationals
The two militants who died in the encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara region have been identified as Pakistani nationals belonging to the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT). ANI

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal assures action against erring telecom firms
Telecom minister Kapil Sibal on Monday said notices will be served and a thorough probe will be conducted on all firms for suppressing facts and also for missing roll-out obligations as per the terms and conditions of licence. ANI

Russia asks Pakistan to stop infiltration of terrorists to India
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that compromise is inadmissible when it comes to deal with terrorism, He also said Russia along with International community will back up Pakistan to deal with eradication of the hotbed of terrorism in there country and the neighboring countries and will absolutely support to stop infiltration of terrorism from Pakistan to neighboring countries. ANI

Russian Foreign Minister meets Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Monday. ANI

Nehchal Sandhu to be next Director Intelligence Bureau
Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau Nehchal Sandhu will take over as Director of Intelligence Bureau for a period of two years with effect from December 1. Sandhu, a 1973 batch IPS officer, will succeed Rajiv Mathur of 1972 batch. Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau, Sandhu has been appointed as an Officer on Special Duty. ANI

Government is in favour of aircraft modernization, says Air Chief P.V. Naik
The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P. V. Naik said here today that the steps were being taken to modernise the Indian Air Force. ANI

Over 400 dogs participate in Ludhiana's dog show
Over 400 dogs of 40 different breeds were participated in a dog show organized by the Ludhiana Kennel Club over the weekend. ANI

Migratory Siberian birds arrive in Haripura
Around 140 varieties of migratory Siberian birds arrived in the Haripura Water Reserve here recently. ANI

Home Ministry asks IB, CBDT to probe Radia tape leakages
The Union Home Ministry has asked the Intelligence Bureau and the Central Board of Direct Taxes to probe the leakage of tapes concerning London-based lobbyist Niira Radia.his is a new development related to the 2G spectrum allocation scam. ANI

Nehchal Sandhu to take over as IB chief on Jan.1, 2011
The Union Home Ministry on Monday appointed Nehchal Sandhu, as Officer on Special Duty in the Intelligence Bureau with effect from 1-12-2010. ANI

Villagers complain of police torture in West Midnapore
Villagers in West Bengal's West Midnapore district have complained that police are subjecting them to torture on the suspicion that they are Maoists. ANI

BJP celebrates 'Pride Day' in Indore, Congress protests
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 'Pride Day' celebrations to project the achievements of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, have evoked protests from the rival Congress party. ANI

SGPC sends first Sikh jatha to Bangladesh
To ensure the proper maintainance of Sikh shrines in Bangladesh, the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) on Monday flagged off a Sikh delegation to that country. ANI

British Council teaches students French language in Rajkot
Students from both rural and urban areas are learning French through video-conferencing under the 'Connecting Classrooms' project of the British Council in Gujarat's Rajkot city. ANI

Kalmadi denies any wrongdoing
Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi has denied that he had done anything wrong. ANI

National Racing Championship 2010 kicks off in Chennai
The 13th edition of National Racing Championship 2010 commenced here during the weekend, with 150 drivers participating in the event. ANI

2G scam: Left parties to meet President Patil over Parliament deadlock
Left parties are likely to meet President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Tuesday to urge her to advise the government to accept their demand for Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G scam to end the stalemate in Parliament. ANI

Three militants, policeman killed in Srinagar
At least three militants and a policeman were killed in a shoot-out after the ultras hurled a grenade at security personnel in Srinagar today. ANI

2G scam: CBI submits status report in Supreme Court
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday submitted its status report in the 2G spectrum scam to the Supreme Court. ANI

Legalizing same-s*x marriage may help curb HIV, say experts
Legal recognition to same-s*x marriage may help curbing HIV/AIDS, say experts. ANI

Will there be another Kosi disaster?
The River Kosi in north Bihar has always been defiant and unpredictable. Having its origin in neighbouring Nepal, its downstream flow is through the flat plains of Supaul, Saharsa, Madhubani, and Madhepura in Bihar. ANI

Two militants arrested in Imphal
Manipur Police arrested two cadre of Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) militant outfit. ANI

Jaitapur nuclear plant in Maharashtra gets green signal
The 9900-Mega Watt Nuclear Power Project of Jaitapur, a small port situated in Maharashtra Ratnagiri district received green nod by Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh. ANI

Ten Maoists surrender in Andhra Pradesh
Ten Maoists surrendered before the police in Narsipatnam town of Visakhapatnam district on Sunday. ANI

Russian Foreign Minister to visit India
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will be here today on a day-long visit to discuss details of President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to the country in December. ANI

Ratan Tata moves Supreme Court on telephone tapping of Nira Radia
TATA Group chairman Ratan Tata on Monday moved the Supreme Court against the publication of intercepts of his conversations with Public Relations (PR) representative Nira Radia, who handles the corporate communication for the Tata Group. ANI

Jaganmohan Reddy resigns from Congress
Rebel Congress MP from Kadapa YS Jaganmohan Reddy has resigned from the party after the Congress expressed anger over the episodes telecast on Sakshi television channel owned by him criticised the party leadership. ANI

Sonia Gandhi to visit Rae Bareli today
Congress President Sonia Gandhi will undertake a three-day visit of Rae Bareli from today. ANI

Drishti-Soft announces Strategic Business Association with DQN, Vietnam
Drishti-Soft announces strategic partnership with Dinh Quang Limited Corporation, Vietnam for a mutually beneficial marketing strategy for Ameyo – their award-winning call center software. The association marks integration of the two Asian business environments to streamline issues faced by the rapidly advancing domestic call center market in Vietnam Business Wire India

Element14 Wins ""Engineers’ Favourite Distributor” Award by EDN China
element14, formally Farnell Electronics (I) Pvt Limited the industry’s first fusion of commerce and online community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced that its business in Greater China has won the award for “Engineers Favourite Distributor” at the 2010 EDN China Innovation Awards, for the second consecutive year Business Wire India

Ramco Systems Canada Inc., Inks Deal with Aveos for MRO
Ramco Systems (BSE - 532370, NSE – RAMCOSYS, MSE – RSST); a leading software company focused on consulting, product and managed services, today announced its seventh Aviation Series 5 Software win for its Aviation Suite Business Wire India

NetApp Enables IT to Be More Flexible, Efficient, and Ready for the Future
More customers are rethinking their IT infrastructures and evaluating alternatives to cope with the new realities of today’s business growth and pace. There is a sense of urgency to act now and move from a siloed infrastructure to a shared IT infrastructure that is more efficient and flexible in addressing today’s rapidly evolving business requirements Business Wire India

Cadila Pharmaceuticals secures Wellcome Trust Award
Ahmedabad based pharma major Cadila Pharmaceuticals Limited has received a prestigious Wellcome Trust Award under the new R&D for Affordable Healthcare in India initiative to support a phase III clinical trial of PolycapTM, a combination pill to reduce the risk of Cardiovascular diseases Business Wire India

Jabra Brings Expertise in Sound, Comfort and Design as a Specialist in the Headset Industry
Jabra the specialist in the headset industry today introduced three new products the Jabra CHILL, RHYTHM and ACTIVE which are now available at retail stores nationwide Business Wire India

'Marketing to the Millennial Indian' Seminar at IILM Lodhi Road
IILM Institute for Higher Education organized a full day Marketing Seminar, 'Marketing to the Millennial Indian' on 27th November 2010 at Lodhi Road Campus Business Wire India

Componex Nepcon India and Electronics For You Expo to Partner in 2012
In a joint statement made earlier today, Reed Exhibitions India and the EFY Group have announced a strategic partnership between their companies that will see the launch of a brand new tradeshow for the Indian electronics industry Business Wire India

Launch of SIM Cards Activated Monitoring Stations
SIM Card powered security solution to revolutionize the security space. A New central monitoring application with embedded SIM card was launched by DISPPL at IFSEC 2010. The Digitals India CMS software can centrally monitor the GSM based remote security devices by sending or recieving SMSes Business Wire India

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