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Govt. advocates stringent punishment to food adulterators: Sahay
The Government on Wednesday advocated stringent punishment for those responsible for food adulteration. ANI

Energy security essential for India's double digit growth: Pranab
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday gave a call to make structural reforms in the energy sector to attract investments, adding for this purpose the government has taken a series of initiatives to move towards an energy rich world. ANI

Malhotra demands PM's resignation over Centre's National Sports Policy
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Archery Federation of India President Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Wednesday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh slammed the new guidelines issued by the Centre's National Sports Policy, which mandates that the upper age limit of the heads of sports federations be 70 years, and they can serve for a maximum of three terms. ANI

Physical education to gain more importance in CBSE schools
The physical education is all set to gain more importance in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) run schools. ANI

Country cannot change without support of poor people: Rahul Gandhi
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the country cannot change without the support of the poor people. ANI

Metro services to close three hours before time on Diwali day
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Wednesday announced that metro services in the national capital will be closed three hours before normal time on the occasion of Diwali on Friday. ANI

India attaches great importance to Obama's visit: Prithviraj Chavan
The Government said on Wednesday that it attaches great significance to the visit of the United States President Barack Obama to India commencing from Saturday. ANI

'India to discuss relaxation in US export control regime on dual use items with Obama'
India is expecting a breakthrough on the issue of relaxation of US export control regime on dual-use items during the upcoming visit of the United States President, Barack Obama, this week. ANI

Protest against upcoming Myanmar polls in New Delhi
India-based Myanmar activists staged a sit-in demonstration here on Wednesday to protest against the upcoming polls in Myanmar beginning from November 7. ANI

India eyeing upon Canadian sand gas, shale gas technology: Murli Deora
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora on Wednesday said India is considering the possibility of getting some definite technology from Canada in the field of sand gas and shale gas. ANI

Resumption of Bru repatriation to Mizoram welcomed
The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) has welcomed the resumption of the repatriation of Bru internally displaced persons to Mizoram from today. ANI

India holds bilateral talks with Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Canada
India here on Wednesday held bilateral discussions with delegations of Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Canada, on the occasion of Petrotech 2010, and sought an increased cooperation in Hydro Carbon Sector. ANI

Samajwadi Party revokes expulsion of Azam Khan
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has revoked the expulsion of senior leader Mohammad Azam Khan, who was expelled from the party after Lok Sabha polls last year. ANI

Hurriyat strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir
A strike called by the hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday disrupted normal life here and in other major towns of Kashmir Valley. ANI

SBI official convicted in misappropriation case
The Special Judge for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) cases in Haryana's Ambala District has convicted Lokesh Sharma, former State Bank of India (SBI) Chief Manager, Sector-16, Panchkula (Haryana), and Vijay Kumar, a private person for causing loss of Rs.2.75 lakhs to the bank. ANI

Chidambaram stresses need for police force capacity building
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday stressed the need for capacity building of the police force, and said adequate funds should be provided with matching technology to tackle the crime rate in the country. ANI

Kashmir's famous gardens get a facelift
After three months of curfews and strikes hitting Jammu and Kashmir, the state administration on Wednesday launched a massive facelift drive to beautify the region's famous gardens. ANI

Issuing statements on Kashmir is the latest fashion
It is raining statements in Jammu and Kashmir with the political leadership, self appointed stake holders and a host of other characters going overboard with vague statements that defy logic and are out of context with the existing realities. Probably, this has got something to do with the appointment of the interlocutors by the central government. ANI

Women bring out rally in support of rights activist Sharmila Chanu in Orissa
A women's group in Bhubaneswar staged a protest in support of Manipur civil rights activist Sharmila Chanu, who completed ten years of fasting over a demand to repeal the controversial and draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). ANI

India-U.S. to jointly work to grow their economies: Strobe Talbott
Strobe Talbott, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, has said that India and the United States should work together to enhance their economic might through technological innovation. ANI

Indo-UK joint air drill concludes in West Midnapore
The joint air force drill between India and United Kingdom (UK) held under the banner of 'Indradhanush'-III at Air Force Station Kalaikunda in West Bengal's West Midnapore District concluded on Tuesday. ANI

Sitaram Yechuri criticises Obama's India visit
CPI (M) Politburo member Sitaram Yechuri has termed U.S. President Barack Obama's forthcoming visit to India as a business tour, favorable only for the American economy. ANI

Obama will not come in your way, police assure Mumbaikars
Mumbai Police have given assurances that during US President Barack Obama's visit to the city, Mumbaikars will not be barred from accessing the roads used by his motorcade. ANI

Disappointed Indian Sikhs urge Obama to at least visit Delhi Gurudwara
The news that the Golden Temple in Amritsar will not figure on U.S. President Barack Obama's itinerary has disappinted many Sikh leaders in the region, but they have reportedly urged the U.S. leader to at least visit a prominent Sikh shrine in the capital New Delhi. ANI

Navy to submit Adarsh Society scam final report
The Indian Navy will submit a final report on the Adarsh Housing Society scam based on its internal inquiry on Wednesday. ANI

Radical Sikh bodies shutdown in Punjab throws train schedules off track
Schedules of several trains across Punjab have gone awry in the wake of various Sikh organisations joing hands for a state-wide shutdown. ANI

element14 Celebrates Brand Launch with Limited Edition Toolkits
element14, formerly known as Farnell Electronics, the industry’s first fusion of commerce and online community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced limited edition toolkits for customers in the region as part of the brand launch. From now to January 2011, customers will be rewarded free limited edition toolkits through element14 Business Wire India

Polaris Software Delivers Customer On-boarding Hub Solution to Bank of Montreal (BMO) Capital Markets
Polaris Software, a leading Financial Technology company, today announced that it has completed the first phase of an implementation, of Polaris IntellectTM GUB’s (Global Universal Banking) Customer On-boarding Hub for BMO Capital Markets’ Customer Information File (CMCIF) solution. BMO Capital Markets is the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group Business Wire India

IBF Media to Host Technology CXO Forum on Cloud Computing
IBF Media announced today that it will be hosting an evening conference event on Cloud Computing at the Ista Hotel in Bangalore, India on November 18, 2010 from 6:30pm to 10pm Business Wire India

Intelligent Energy Comes out of “Stealth Mode” in India
Intelligent Energy, the global clean power systems company, has today announced the establishment of Intelligent Energy India Private Ltd. as its Bangalore, India based business liaison office Business Wire India

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