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Govt. expenditure on modernisation of Central Para Military Forces revealed
The Government on Tuesday informed that it approved a five-year plan (2002-07) for modernisation of six Central Para Military Forces. ANI

Govt. offers special facilities to women personnel in BSF
Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha about the various facilities being provided to the women personnel serving in the Border Security Force (BSF). ANI

American support for India at UNSC was unequivocal, says official
Dispelling the notion that American support to India's role in a reformed United Nations Security Council is more symbolic than substantive, a senior government official said here today that America has given its unequivocal support to an Indian role in the UNSC. ANI

Shortage of IPS officers to deal with security challenges: Ajay Maken
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs Ajay Maken on Tuesday informed that there is a shortage of Indian Police Service (IPS) officers to deal with the security challenges across the country. ANI

Dadwal appointed DG SSB, B.K. Gupta to be Delhi Police Commissioner
Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal has been appointed as Director General of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), while B.K. Gupta, presently posted as Director General (Prisons), will take charge as new Delhi Police Commissioner. ANI

Global economic situation, status of world recovery to be reviewed at G-20 Summit in Seoul, says Rao
Global economic situation, the status of the world recovery as well as the progress of implementation regarding the past G-20 Summit decisions, are some of the expected issues to be reviewed by the world leaders who will participate in the G-20 Summit that begins on Thursday in Seoul, Republic of Korea. ANI

About 50 percent voters turn out witnessed in 5th phase of Bihar polls
An estimated 50 percent voting was witnessed in the fifth and final phase of Bihar State Assembly elections here on Tuesday. ANI

Adarsh Scam: Congress ponders Ashok Chavan's successor in Maharashtra
With Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's putting in his papers before the Congress leadership after his relatives' names figured in the Adarsh Housing Society scam, the Congress Parliament Committee is faced with a new challenge to find out someone who can replace him without affecting the political tug of war in Maharashtra. ANI

Lok Sabha approves Orissa's name as 'Odisha', Oriya as 'Odia'
On the first day of Parliament's Winter Session, the Lok Sabha here today passed the Orissa (Alteration of Name) Bill and approved the name of Orissa state to 'Odisha', and its language to 'Odia' from Oriya. ANI

Kamal Nath blames excess rains for bad condition of roads
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Kamal Nath on Tuesday put the blame on excess rains in the current year for the bad condition of roads in some parts of the country. ANI

Rajya Sabha adjourned in memory of Arjun Sengupta
The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned for the day on Tuesday as a mark of respect to Dr Arjun K. Sengupta, who breathed his last on September 26 at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences after a brief illness. ANI

Chavan hopes to come out clean from Adarsh society scam
After stepping down as Maharashtra Chief Minister following the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam, Ashok Chavan on Tuesday said the scam requires a proper investigation and that he is confident of coming out clean with regard to the different inquiries into his role in the controversy. ANI

Satyam fraud case: Supreme Court rejects Ramalinga Raju's plea
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the plea of former Satyam chairman B. Ramalinga Raju, seeking extension of tomorrow's deadline for his surrender. ANI

Huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered from Maoist hideout in Bankura
Police seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition from a Maoist hideout in West Bengal's Bankura district. ANI

West Bengal farmers switch to new scientific material to protect crops
West Bengal's farmers switched to new scientific material called 'Poly Mulching' (made out of plastic) to protect crops. ANI

Maoists kill three villagers in West Bengal
Suspected Maoists brutally gunned down three villagers, including a woman, in West Bengal's Jhargram district. ANI

Surrendered militants in Tripura demand implementation of rehabilitation package
Over 200 surrendered militants staged a silent protest outside the Police Headquarters in Agartala demanding immediate implementation of rehabilitation packages promised to them by the State government for laying down their arms. ANI

China supportive of rebalancing global economy, says U.S. Treasury Secretary
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said that China is supportive of the G-20 framework for rebalancing the global economy. ANI

Sushma Swaraj targets govt on corruption
Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that the government was scam-ridden and not enough action has been taken in regards to the scams. ANI

ACHR condemns killing of 18 civilians in Assam by NDFB
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Antony recommends CBI probe into Adarsh Housing Society scam
Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday recommended a CBI probe to fix responsibility of the armed forces and defence estates officers in the Adarsh Housing Society scam in Mumbai. ANI

Manmohan Singh and Obama resolve to strengthen India-U.S. strategic partnership
Reaffirming their nations' shared values and increasing convergence of interests, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama have resolved to expand and strengthen the India-U.S. global strategic partnership ANI

Congress eases out Kalmadi and Chavan, hopes Parliament session will be 'productive'
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh hoped that the Winter Session of Parliament will be peaceful and productive, saying that the Government was willing to discuss all issues with the opposition parties. ANI

Maharashtra Governor accepts Ashok Chavan's resignation
Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has accepted Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's resignation in the wake of the Adarsh Housing Society scam. ANI

Gibbs threatened to pull Obama from New Delhi meeting over press dispute
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs had reportedly threatened to pull US President Barack Obama from a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Monday after security tried to restrict the number of U.S. reporters allowed into the event at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. ANI

Obama, Singh personal bond, rapport will take India-US ties forward: NYT
The long and complicated relationship between the United States and India has veered from warm embrace long before independence to the uneasy frostbite of the Cold War to the reconciliation of recent years, built on shared democratic and multicultural values and a desire to balance the influence of a rising China. ANI

Patil calls on India, US to work together for world peace
President Pratibha Patil has said both the US and India have a profound responsibility to work together for peace, stability and security in the world. ANI

Winter Session of Parliament begins today
The Winter Session of Parliament beginning from today is likely to be stormy on a number of issues including Mumbai's Adarsh housing society scam. ANI

Backing for India's UNSC seat 'speaks volumes of how US thinks about India': Experts
United States President Barack Obama's backing for India's bid for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council has been termed as 'significant' for the relation between the two countries. ANI

Adarsh society scam: Sonia Gandhi accepts Ashok Chavan's resignation
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday accepted Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's resignation offer following the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam. ANI

Fifth phase of Bihar Assembly polls begins amid tight security
Polling for the fifth phase of Bihar Assembly elections began on Tuesday morning amidst unprecedented security measures. ANI

Wipro BPO Wins ‘Company of the Year’ Industry Award
Wipro BPO, the Business Process Outsourcing arm of Wipro Technologies, the Global Consulting, System Integration and Outsourcing Business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) has been recognized as the ‘Company of the Year’ in the ‘International’ category, at the ‘BPO Industry Awards 2010’, organized by Economictimes Business Wire India

Ramco Systems Wins an Order from Gulf Petrochem to provide ERP Solutions
Ramco Systems (BSE - 532370, NSE – RAMCOSYS, MSE – RSST); a leading software company focused on consulting, product and managed services, today announced a prestigious order win from Gulf Petrochem (www.gulfpetrochem.com), a fast-growing oil refining and trading company based in Sharjah’s Hamriyah Free Trade Zone Business Wire India

ISACA Survey: IT Professionals in India Anticipate That Employees Will Take More Risks Online
ISACA: Business Wire India

Don Bosco University Ventures into Online Education, Enters into Strategic Partnership with University18
Don Bosco University, India, today announced its foray into the Online Education space with the formation of a strategic partnership with University18, a leading provider of affordable online education Business Wire India

Intuit Participates in U.S.-India Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit
In a historic moment in the U.S.-India strategic relationship, Intuit Inc.’s (Nasdaq: INTU) CEO Brad Smith was honored to play a role in the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) Presidential Executive Mission to India. Smith joined other private and public sector leaders from the United States and India to discuss innovation, education, and removing barriers to economic and commercial cooperation Business Wire India

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