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Anti-outsourcing sentiments in US are of grave concern, says Pilot
Minister of State for Communications and Technology Sachin Pilot said on Thursday that matters pertaining to denial of visas, strong steps against outsourcing in the United States and hiked visa fees were grave issues. ANI

Amar Singh calls for division of UP to boost development
Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Thursday called for the division of Uttar Pradesh to promote speedy development in its economically backward regions. ANI

Sachin Pilot launches unique plan for BSNL customers
Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology (IT) Sachin Pilot on Thursday launched a unique plan "PYARI JODI" combining landline and mobile services of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. ANI

CPI (M) seeks removal of A Raja from Cabinet for 2G scam
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Thursday demanded removal of A Raja from the Union Cabinet for his alleged involvement in the 2G telecom scam. ANI

DRDO conducts successful maiden flight test of Kaveri Engine
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the indigenously designed and developed 'Kaveri Engine' during the Flying Test Bed (FTB) Trials at Gromov Flight Research Institute (GFRI), Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday. ANI

India, U.S in constant touch over Afghanistan: Nirupama Rao
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said on Thursday that both India and the United States, driven by their common goals, maintain a constant touch about all developments related to Afghanistan. ANI

Bihar Govt. delivered justice to every section of society: Nitish Kumar
Countering the allegations made by his political opponents, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said his Government brought back rule of law in the State and delivered justice to every section of the society. ANI

India looks forward to robust cooperation with US in civil nuclear sector
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Thursday said that India looks forward to early realisation of a robust India-United States cooperation in civil nuclear sector. ANI

Indo-US talks to focus on boosting economic cooperation: Nirupama Rao
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Thursday said India and the US will sign pacts in the field of agriculture, space, clean energy and health during the forthcoming visit of US President Barack Obama beginning from Saturday and will discuss ways in which the two nations can further boost economic ties and realise the enormous potential of economic cooperation. ANI

President Patil, Vice President Ansari greet nation on Deepawali
President Pratibha Patil and Vice President Hamid Ansari have greeted the nation on the occasion of 'Diwali'. ANI

Congress President Sonia Gandhi greets the nation on Diwali eve
Congress President and United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Diwali. ANI

Bhubaneswar celebrates Diwali with specially-abled women
People in Orissa's Bhubaneswar city celebrated Diwali with the mentally challenged women on Wednesday. ANI

Fuel scarcity hits mobile towers in Manipur
Scarcity of diesel for the past few months in Manipur has affected mobile phone services here. ANI

Clashes with Maoist sympathisers in West Midnapore: One killed, 18 security men injured
One person was killed and 18 security personnel were injured when a clash broke out between joint forces and Maoist-backed People's Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA) supporters in West Bengal's West Midnapore district today. ANI

Delhi University confers honorary degree on Malawian President Mutharika
Malawian President Bingu Wa Mutharika was conferred an honorary degree by Delhi University here on Thursday for his stupendous works in the African Union. ANI

'Tuticorin Port Trust' lacks passport reading machines
Despite being an important link between India and Sri Lanka, the 'Tuticorin Port Trust' lacks passport reading machines. ANI

Attari-Wagah Border: A modified retreat, "a show that must go on"
Spectators who visit the Attari - Wagah land route to watch the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony opine that even as the two neighbours have decided to tone down the shrill drill, the "show must go on". ANI

Govt. approves Bill to protect women against sexual harassment at workplace
The Government on Thursday approved the introduction of the Protection of Women against Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill, 2010 in the Parliament. ANI

Cabinet approves Ministerial dialogue on Climate Change, technology mechanism
The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the exchange of letters of agreement between the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UND) and the Government of India towards organizing the Informal Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Change : Technology Mechanism." ANI

Cabinet approves renaming of Rajasansi International Airport at Amritsar
The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the renaming of the Rajasansi International Airport in Amritsar as the "Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar". ANI

Govt. approves deputation of Group "A" officers of DoT to TCIL
The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its nod to the proposal of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in relation with deputation of Group "A" officers of Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd. (TCIL). ANI

Cabinet approves proposal to accede to Nairobi International Convention on Removal of Wrecks, 2007
The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal to accede to the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 and to proceed with the amendments to the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 which will become necessary, consequent to the accession of the said convention. ANI

Cabinet approves opening of consulate general of India in Indonesia
The Union Cabinet today approved the opening of a Consulate General of India (CGI) at Bali in Indonesia. ANI

Cabinet approves National Centre for Molecular Materials at Kerala
The Union Cabinet today approved the establishment of a National Centre for Molecular Materials (NCMM) in Kerala as an autonomous institute of the Government of India under the department of science and technology. ANI

Three Maoists killed in Orissa gun battle
At least three Maoists were killed in a fierce encounter with police in Orissa's Malkangiri District today. ANI

Campaigning gains momentum for fifth phase of Bihar polls
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha addressed election rallies in Gaya district to woo voters, ahead of the fifth phase of Assembly elections in the state. ANI

Vice President greets nation ahead of Diwali
Vice President M. Hamid Ansari has greeted the people ahead of the auspicious and joyous occasion of Diwali. ANI

Mumbai looking forward to Obama's visit
The people of Mumbai are preparing to welcome U.S. President Barack Obama on November 6. ANI

Darjeeling bracing for peaceful settlement: Bimal Gurung
Expressing satisfaction over his meeting with Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram earlier this week, Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung believes all contentious issues relating to the formation of an interim Darjeeling Hills Gorkha authority would be resolved soon. ANI

International Campaign for Tibet members to meet Dalai Lama
Members of the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) will meet the Dalai Lama here today. ANI

Ardass Divas held at Akal Takht in Amritsar
To mark the 26th Anniversary of 1984 Sikh massacre in Delhi and other parts of India, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak committee (SGPC) the premier Sikh body of the Sikhs on Wednesday observed "Ardass Divas" (prayer day) at the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs. ANI

President Obama likely to have refueling halt in Pakistan enroute to Mumbai?
Highly placed sources in Washington have revealed that United States President Barack Obama is likely to stop over for a few hours in Pakistan on his way to India. ANI

In Line with its Objectives, Capgemini Regains Growth in the Third Quarter 2010
Capgemini Group reported consolidated revenues of €2,105 million for the third quarter 2010, which, compared to the same quarter of 2009, shows growth of 8.2% on a reported basis and 2.5% on a like-for-like basis (constant Group structure and exchange rates) Business Wire India

Top Industry Stalwarts form IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards Jury
IndiaMART.com, India's largest online B2B marketplace, along with ET NOW has announced the erudite Jury for 'IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2010'. The Jury comprises of eminent business leaders who have personified excellence and commitment in their respective fields. These personalities include Mr. Shiv Nadar, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, HCL Technologies; Mr Business Wire India

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