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India News on March 25, 2011

India conveys deep condolences, offers assistance to quake-hit Myanmar
India has expressed deep condolences and offered assistance to Myanmar, where over 25 people are feared dead following a massive earthquake that struck the northeastern part of the country on Thursday night. ANI

Krishna leaves for Saudi Arabia
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna left for Saudi Arabia on Friday. ANI

Jat agitation continues, Centre calls meeting of top civil, police officers

CPI asks Centre to reject Sri Krishna report on Telangana
The Communist Party of India (CPI) has demanded that the Sri Krishna Commission Report on Telangana should be rejected as its observations and recommendations were wrong and impractical. ANI

Coast Guard Station at Ratnagiri to be commissioned tomorrow
The Indian Coast Guard Station (ICGS) at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra will become operation from Saturday. ANI

'Nurture talent, ensure fairness': Antony to DRDO top brass
Defence Minister AK Antony on Friday called upon the DRDO top brass to nurture talent and ensure "fairness at all levels" in order to realise the organisation's goals. ANI

760 companies of central forces to be deployed for WB polls
At least 760 companies of central forces will be deployed for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections. ANI

Kerala polls: UDF promises Re one/kg rice to BPL families
The Election Manifesto of the Congress led-United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala, which was released today, promised rice at one rupee a kilo for all Below Poverty Line (BPL) card holders and at rupees two a kilo for others. ANI

Transport Minister Joshi wants road safety to be incorporated in curriculum
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways C.P Joshi today said that the "Road Safety" should be incorporated in school education curriculum all over the country at the earliest. ANI

Brain storming session on GIM begins tomorrow
The brainstorming session on the Green India Mission (GIM) will be organized here on Saturday. ANI

Hasan Ali fears threat to life from Tapuriah
Asserting that he has been wrongly framed, top tax evader Hasan Ali Khan on Friday said that there is a threat to his life from Kolkata-based businessman Kashinath Tapuriah and his partner RP Goenka. ANI

Manganese ore production to be increased
Union Minister of State for Steel (Independent Charge) Beni Prasad Verma has asked MOIL ltd. to initiate steps to increase its manganese ore production capacity to 15 lakh tonnes (LT) by 2015-16 from 10.93 LT in 2009-10. ANI

Parliament adjourned sine die
The Parliament's budget session ended today, as both the Houses have been adjourned sine-die, curtailing the two-month session, due to the April- May Assembly elections. ANI

Manmohan Singh's remark meant for someone else: Arun Jaitley
Referring to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's remark that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran L.K Advani thinks being Prime Minister is his birth right, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, on Friday said that Dr. Singh's remarks were addressed to Advani, but meant for some one else. ANI

NDRF team to leave for quake-hit Japan
A 46-member team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel will leave for Tokyo tonight by an Air India flight. ANI

India provides humanitarian food assistance to DPRK
India has decided to provide urgent humanitarian food assistance to the people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. ANI

Govt. studying Shunglu Committee report: Sheila Dikshit
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday said her government was studying the report of Shunglu Committee that probed alleged irregularities in the conduct of the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG). ANI

Venkaiah Naidu courts arrest over Shunglu Committee report on CWG
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Venkaiah Naidu courted arrest near Delhi Assembly on Friday demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and action against Lieutenant-Governor Tejinder Khanna over the Shunglu Committee report that probed alleged irregularities in the conduct of the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG). ANI

Liquor offered at Muslim seer's shrine in Amritsar
Devotees in Amritsar offered liquor at the shrine of a Muslim seer Baba Rode Shah during a three-day annual fair, which began on Wednesday.. ANI

Sikhs put off protest as Pak Govt cancels 'plaza construction on gurdwara land' deal
The Pakistan Government has decided to cancel the land deal done by the Pakistan Evacuee Trust Property Board (PETPB) with a local dealer for constructing a plaza over Gurdwara Deewan Khana. ANI

India set to be one of top ten users of broadband in the world: Broadband Forum
New Delhi, Mar 25(ANI-Business Wire India): India's phenomenal growth in broadband in 2010, second only to China and the United States, is leading towards the country soon becoming one of the top ten users of broadband in the world. ANI

Jats refuse to vacate railway tracks despite court orders
Protestors of the Jat community have continued their agitation over reservations in government jobs and educational institutes, despite orders from the Punjab and Haryana High Court directing them to vacate the rail tracks blocked by them, immediately. ANI

Muslim artisans in Lucknow languish
Muslim artisans in the historical city of Lucknow, famed for its rich cultural and historical heritage, its delectable cuisine and its 'tehzeeb' drawn from the glorious traditions of 'Nawabs', are languishing due to neglect. ANI

BJP wants Shunglu Committee report on Commonwealth Games tabled in Parliament
The Bharatiya Janata Party walked out of the Lok Sabha today, over the Government's delay in tabling the Shunglu Committee report, probing the alleged irregularities in the conduct of Commonwealth Games. ANI

Seven Cricket bookies arrested in Udaipur
The Rajasthan police have arrested seven people from Udaipur for their involvement in betting on cricket matches. ANI

Maoists kill security official in Jharkhand
A security personnel has been killed in a clash with the Maoists in Ghatshila in Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district. ANI

Uttar Pradesh to follow SC directive, not to allow Jats to disrupt road, rail traffic
The Uttar Pradesh government has assured that it will follow the directives given by the Supreme Court and Allahabad High Court not to allow Jat agitators block the supply of essential commodities to the national capital, Delhi ANI

SGPC protests against turban frisking at international airports
The Sikh religious body, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), has strongly protested against turban frisking of Sikhs at various International airports and has passed a resolution over the issue at its annual budget session in Amritsar. ANI

Tiger reserve in Jharkhand ravaged by forest fire
The Palamu Tiger Reserve in Jharkhand has been ravaged by fire for several weeks now and forest officials are desperately trying to douse the fire, day and night. ANI

Nine opposition MLAs suspended in Maharashtra for disrupting Assembly proceedings
The Maharashtra legislative assembly has suspended nine MLAs belonging to the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party for disrupting a budget speech by the Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. ANI

Families of Indians stranded in Libya fear for their safety
As air strikes increase in strife-torn Libya, the families of Indian nationals stranded in the country fear for their safety. ANI

Captivating and Magnificent, the new BMW 6 Series Convertible Debuts in India
A perfect symbiosis of aesthetics, dynamism and flowing elegance in every detail, the new BMW 6 Series Convertible offers an unmatched open-top driving experience that doesn’t get any better. The new BMW 6 Series Convertible was launched today at The Leela Palace Kempinski, Udaipur Business Wire India

IIFL Announces Launch of its ‘LifeTime Prepaid, AnyTime Money Back’ Brokerage Product
The IIFL Group today announced the launch of its ‘LifeTime Prepaid, AnyTime Money back’ brokerage product. The product offers complete flexibility to customer with prepaid brokerage beginning from Rs10,000. With the prepaid brokerage, the customer can enjoy reduced brokerage across Equity ‐ cash as well as derivatives, Commodities and Currency markets Business Wire India

Microsoft Announces the Availability of Windows Intune in India
Microsoft India today announced the availability of Windows Intune, a new IT solution to streamline PC and device management and enhance productivity of remote workers for businesses of all sizes across the country Business Wire India

Digitals India Launches the New Improved Solution for GPS Based Vehicle CCTV Surveillance
Digitals India, a leading security technology developer, manufacturer and solution provider launches a unique solution for surveillance of moving vehicle in India Business Wire India

India in Top Three Countries Worldwide for Global Broadband Growth
India’s phenomenal growth in broadband in 2010 –second only to China and the United States – is leading towards the country soon becoming one of the top ten users of broadband in the world. That was the message delivered yesterday at Convergence India by Broadband Forum Chief Executive Officer Robin Mersh as the Forum staged its first ever news conference in India Business Wire India

19th Convergence India 2011 Expo Highlights Growing Significance of Broadband
The emerging role of Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) was topical and definitive at the opening ceremony of the 19th Convergence India 2011 Expo which began at Pragati Maidan today. Envisaging a future for the communications industry to be data heavy, Hon’ble Minister Shri Sachin Pilot emphatically pointed during the inauguration that, “ less than 1% Broadband connectivity is unacceptable” Business Wire India

Dax Networks Launches DX-0528GTE Switch
Dax Networks, one of India’s top five Networking companies, has launched DX-0528GTE-L3-AC, an enhanced, high-performance, managed, stackable Layer 3 switch. Priced at Rs 2,60,290, the DX-0528GTE-L3-AC Switch is designed to provide high density Gigabit desktop connectivity for mid-size and large enterprises Business Wire India

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