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Fire breaks out in Jaipur's chemical factory
A major fire broke out in a chemical factory located in Sudershanpura industrial area here today. ANI

School students spread AIDS awareness in Rajkot
Students participated in a campaign on the eve of 'World AIDS Day' to spread awareness about the deadly disease here today.tudents also choreographed a dance on the theme of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). ANI

National Integration Camp begins in Imphal
A five-day-long National Integration Camp began here on Tuesday with 150 people participating from Nagaland, Tripura, Bihar and Manipur. ANI

Bike rally in Chennai to spread AIDS awareness
A bike rally was organized on the eve of 'World AIDS Day' to spread awareness about the deadly disease here today. ANI

India's capacity to deal with security challenges will be better by 2012: Chidambaram
Presenting his monthly report for November, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said on Tuesday that India's capacity to deal with security challenges would be better by 2012. ANI

Year 2010 to be observed as "Forensic Year": Govt.
The Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran said on Tuesday that the Government is observing 'year 2010' as "Forensic Year" to revamp and modernize the organizational structure of various Forensic Laboratories, personnel policies, training needs. ANI

Pension records of 13,000 freedom fighters computerized
Presenting his ministry's monthly report for November, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that the government has computerized the pension records of 13,000 freedom fighters this month. ANI

Census 2011 and National Population Register (NPR) almost complete: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that data collection for house listing and housing census and for the National Population Register (NPR) was completed in all states and Union Territories except in a few villages of Chhattisgarh and West Bengal. ANI

Advance Passenger Information System in six international airports: Govt.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran said on Tuesday that Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) in Phase-I has been introduced at six International Airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Cochin. ANI

Government released over 368 crores as disaster relief in November
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that during the month of November, the government had released an amount of Rs.368.01 crore from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) for Bihar to help the government there deal with the after effects of drought and a cyclonic storm. ANI

All 77 integrated check posts computerized: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that steps are being taken to improve immigration procedures. ANI

Border fencing has improved in November: Chidambaram
Presenting his ministry's monthly report for November, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that the government has taken steps to improve border fencing with neighbouring countries. ANI

Over 724 crores released for police forces in states: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that the central government has released over Rs.724 crore or 57.2 percent of the budget provision for the welfare of personnel of central police organizations (CPOs) and central paramilitary forces (CPMFs) for fiscal 2010-11. ANI

Govt. reviewed security, other challengesin Kerala, Assam, Puducherry and Mumbai: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that during the month of November, he had visited Kerala, Assam, Puducherry and Mumbai to review security and other internal administrative matters. ANI

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha activists attack Mirwaiz in New Delhi
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists on Tuesday attacked the All India Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq in New Delhi when he was entering Foreign Correspondent's club to attend a seminar. ANI

Dealing with security-related challenges in country has improved: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that in the two years since the terrorist attack on Mumbai by Pakistani terrorists, dealing with security-related challenges in the country has improved. ANI

No proposal to abolish capital punishment: Govt
Minister of State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran on Tuesday said the central government does not propose to abolish capital punishment awarded to criminals involved in heinous crimes. ANI

Chidambaram says, Direct Taxes Board inquiring into leak of Niira Radia tapes
Home Minister P. Chidambaram said on Tuesday the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is inquiring into alleged leak of tapes of telephone conversations between London-based lobbyist Niira Radia and politicians, journalists and industrialists. ANI

Zaidi takes charge as new Civil Aviation Secretary
New Delhi, Nov.30 .Dr. Nasim Ahmad Zaidi has assumed charge as the new secretary in the civil aviation ministry.e takes over from M. Madhavan Nambiar, who has superannuated. ANI

Punjab MPs demand restoration of direct flights between Amritsar, Canada
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal along with other MPs of Punjab met Union Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Tuesday and demanded restoration of direct flights links between Amritsar and Toronto. ANI

Indian economy to cross 8.9 percent in September quarter
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said today that he was confident of the economy crossing 8.5 percent growth target in the current fiscal year. ANI

Bangalore hosts traditional groundnut fair 'Kadlekai Parishe'
Devotees offered groundnuts and special prayer to Dodda Basavana or Lord Nandi here during a two-day-long traditional annual groundnut fair called Kadlekai Parishe. ANI

2G scam: Left parties ask President Patil to convince Govt. on JPC
Left party leaders on Tuesday called on President Pratibha Patil and urged her to advise the UPA Government to accept their demand for a Joint Parliamentary Probe (JPC) into the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee says investors' money safe from insurance scam
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday investors' money is safe from the recent insurance scam. ANI

Chief Vigilance Commissioner Thomas under scrutiny
The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned the tenability of Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) P J Thomas supervising the CBI's investigations into the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

Coimbatore rally by specially abled for special provisions
Over a thousand specially-abled people carried out a rally here to demand special provisions for them. ANI

Nitish Kumar did not win on good governance, says Mayawati
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has said that the landslide victory of Nitish Kumar-led coalition in Bihar is not due to good governance, but the 15-year misrule of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). ANI

Minor landslide caused crack near Neyyar Dam in Kerala
The cracks the developed on the ground near the Neyyar Dam on Saturday was the result of a minor landslide in the area, said scientists from the Centre For Earth Science Studies (CESS), who visited the site on Monday. ANI

Manmohan Singh condoles death of veteran Congress leader Mahabir Prasad
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday condoled the passing away of former Union Minister and veteran Congress leader Mahabir Prasad, who died here on Monday. ANI

N. Korea to develop nuclear capability for peaceful use
A North Korean daily has said that his country is actively constructing light-water reactors, but only for peaceful use. ANI

AP Singh appointed new CBI director
Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer A.P Singh was on Tuesday appointed the new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a period of two years. ANI

North South divide in Kanglish
An upma, filter coffee tiffin break with Kannadigas visiting Delhi from Karnataka is something I wouldn't miss for anything in the world. With disarming alacrity, they gossip about politics. Kannadiga -1 and Kannadiga - 2 are not from the Bharatiya Janata Party but are BJP supporters from Karnataka ANI

2G scam: BJP sticks to JPC demand
The parliamentary party of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) met here today and decided to stick to its demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G scam. ANI

WikiLeaks: US condemns unauthorized disclosures of confidential information
US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer on Tuesday said that the United States Government has condemned the unauthorized disclosures of confidential information and sensitive national security information. ANI

CWG scam: CBI raids Kalmadi aides Bhanot, Verma
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday raided eleven locations, including the homes and offices of Lalit Bhanot and VK Verma - top aides of Commonwealth Games Chairman, Suresh Kalmadi. ANI

Meira Kumar calls all party meet to end Parliament impasse
Lok Sabha Speaker. Meira Kumar will meet leaders of all political parties on Tuesday in an effort to resolve the stand-off in Parliament over the Opposition demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G scam. ANI

Reliance Showcases its first LTE-TDD Ecosystem with Ericsson
-- Field trial of LTE-TDD showcases outstanding indoor connectivity, outdoor mobility and applications services -- Consumers to access data and high definition videos with unmatched speeds -- Exhibits the complete eco-system for LTE-TDD -- Demonstration using 2 Business Wire India

Wipro Technologies Wins the Global MAKE Award 2010 for the Fourth Time
Wipro Technologies, the global Consulting, System Integration and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), today announced that it has been recognized as a winner of the Global MAKE (Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises) Award 2010. Established in 1998, the Global MAKE Awards are administered by Teleos, an independent research firm based out of the UK Business Wire India

SOLARPLAZA, Leading International Event Organizer in Renewable Energy Makes India Debut
SOLARPLAZA, one of the leading international event organizers in the renewable energy space has now extended its footprint to India. After 6 years of successful existence and over 25 events in other markets, the firm will kick-off its India footprint through The Solar Future: India 2011, which will be held over two days at The Grand, New Delhi on January 24th and 25th 2011 Business Wire India

Pitney Bowes Launches ‘Digital Franking Technology’ with enhanced Capabilities in the Office Mailing
Pitney Bowes India Pvt. Limited introduces digital franking solutions to its customers across India. These solutions will enable organizations to streamline the mailing process and control their postal expenses to a considerable extent Business Wire India

QAI’s Software Testing Leadership Awards 2010 Announced
QAI www.qaiglobal.com the world’s leading workforce development and consulting firm addressing Operational Excellence in IT, BPO and knowledge intensive service organizations, announced the much awaited Software Testing Leadership Awards 2010 at the 10th Annual Software Testing Conference (STC) 2010, at a gala awards ceremony. STC Sony 2010 035 Business Wire India

Akamai-Sponsored Survey Shows that India will Experience Dramatic Growth in Web-Based Applications Over the Next 12 Months
Akamai Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of cloud optimization services, in partnership with IDC, today unveiled the findings of theIDC Asia-Pacific Web Application Survey 2010 titled,"Prepare to Scale Your Web Infrastructure to Meet Imminent Growth in Cloud and Mobility." This survey (http://www.akamai.com/dl/akamai/idc_cloud_mobility_wp Business Wire India

Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Reappoints Gutenberg Communications as its Communication Partner for the Second Annual Women Mean Business Conference
Gutenberg Communications, a global, strategic communications firm offering public and investor relations services, has been reappointed by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women to promote its second “Women Mean Business Conference.” The event will be held on the 8th of December 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in Mumbai, India Business Wire India

INP+,India's Largest Network of People Living with HIV Calls for Availability of Xpert MTB/RIF Diagnostic Tool to Test for TB-HIV Co-infection ,Test Reduce Testing Period from 3 Months to 90 Minutes
India’s largest network of People Living with HIV, INP +, calls for availability of Xpert MTB/RIF Diagnostic tool for the PLHA community on eve of World AIDS Day, 2010. This tool accurately and reliably tests for TB within 90 minutes among PLHA; TB is the leading cause of death among People Living with HIV (PLHA) in India Business Wire India

Blue Star Infotech Launches Enterprise Social Computing Platform for the Indian Mid-Market
Blue Star Infotech (BSI), a provider of software solutions for the global mid-market space, today announced the launch of a new Web 2.0 based Enterprise Social Computing (ESC) platform that will act as a catalyst to empower enterprises to innovate and facilitate co-creation of products and services, achieve better collaboration, information sharing and knowledge management Business Wire India

Sun Pharma Announces USFDA Tentative Approval for Generic Aricept®
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Reuters: SUN.BO, Bloomberg: SUNP IN, NSE:SUNPHARMA, BSE: 524715) announced that USFDA has granted a tentative approval for an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) to market a generic version of Aricept®, donepezil hydrochloride tablets Business Wire India

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