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India, Somalia agree to tackle Somali pirates menace jointly
India and Somalia on Monday agreed that there was the need to chalk out a common strategy to tackle the menace of the Somali pirates. ANI

Bidders response to India's new oil, gas blocks was satisfactory: Jaipal Reddy
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Jaipal Reddy on Monday said the bidders response to the country's new oil and gas blocks has been more than satisfactory and encouraging, as India receives 74 bids for 33 oil and gas exploration blocks. ANI

Sibal calls for trained manpower to ensure technological advancement
Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday said that trained and capable manpower is required to ensure that technology and technological advancements delivers to the common man ANI

Kharge inaugurates State-of-the-Art ESIC hospital at Manesar
Union Minister of Labour and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge inaugurated the 100-bedded state-of-the-art ESIC Hospital at Manesar, near Gurgaon in Haryana on Monday. ANI

South African Minister Thabathe calls on Virbhadra Singh
Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, South Africa, Elizabeth Thabathe along with her officials called on Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Virbhadra Singh here on Monday. ANI

Wanted LeT militant killed in J-K encounter
A wanted Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant from Pakistan was gunned down in an encounter with the security forces at Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla District on Monday. ANI

Jaitley hopes Congress takes WikiLeaks cable on cash for vote scam seriously
Asserting that phraseology like 'opportunistic' is completely inconsistent to views expressed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, on Monday said he hopes that the Congress takes WikiLeaks revelations on the cash-for-votes scandal seriously. ANI

Sunil Kumar Lal appointed next Ambassador of India to Spain
Sunil Kumar Lal, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Spain. ANI

Fake pilot scam: Delhi Police issues lookout notice against four persons
The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has issued a lookout notice against three pilots and a flying instructor for allegedly being involved in forging mark sheets to procure licences. ANI

INCCA launch black carbon research initiative NCAP tomorrow
The science plan of the Black Carbon Research Initiative National carbonaceous Aerosols Programme (NCAP) under the aegis of the Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment (INCCA) will be launched here on Tuesday. ANI

Indo-Pak Home Secys meet: Talks positive, progress in right direction, says Pillai
Union Home Secretary G K Pillai after the completion of the first round of talks with his Pakistani counterpart Chaudhary Qamar Zaman here on Monday said that the talks were extremely positive and progress was being made in the right direction. ANI

Tourism Minister calls for enhanced focus on rural tourism
Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai on Monday called for enhanced focus on rural tourism. ANI

Delhi CM Dikshit to meet PM over Shunglu Committee report
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is expected to meet the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, this evening to clarify the findings of the Shunglu Committee report that has held her government directly responsible for losses amassing upto Rs. 280 crores. ANI

'It is rubbish that the petroleum portfolio was taken from me': Aiyar
Former Union Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar on Monday rubbished an expose by whistle blowing website WikiLeaks that he was replaced by Murli Deora as Petroleum Minister in 2006 under US pressure. ANI

Chinese women developing breast cancer at younger ages
A new epidemiology study has revealed that while the prevalence of breast cancer among women in Asia is lower than it is worldwide, those who are hit by it in China tend to develop the illness at a much younger age. ANI

India committed to provide life-saving drugs for poor
Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma today reiterated India's commitment to ensure supply of affordable life-saving drugs for poor people. ANI

Two coast guard ships commissioned
Indian Coast Guard Ships C-150 and C-151 were commissioned by Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Director General Coast Guard in Kochi today. ANI

Puducherry polls: Parties campaign door-to-door to woo voters
The door-to-door campaign continues to be the trend adopted by leaders of political parties to woo the voters in all the 30 Assembly constituencies in Puducherry. ANI

Election Commission to deploy police observers for West Bengal polls
The Election Commission (EC) has decided to deploy police observers to monitor law and order during Assembly polls in West Bengal. ANI

Agitating physiotherapists demanding Govt. jobs arrested in Jammu
Jammu Police on Monday arrested physiotherapists who were staging a protest against the State Government for not providing government jobs to them. ANI

SC criticizes Govt. for not probing source of black money
Expressing dissatisfaction over the probe agencies not looking into sources of black money, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to appraise it on the investigation concerning the national security aspect in the black money case involving Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan. ANI

China introduces partial sea burial so as to not waste space
China has introduced the idea of a partial sea burial, in which most of a person's ashes are sprinkled at sea while a small amount is put in a tiny box and buried in a cemetery. ANI

Following WikiLeaks BJP goes soft on 'Hindutva', focuses on Corruption
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has said the party would soon launch a countrywide campaign 'Sangharsh Abhiyan' against corruption committed by the ruling Congress Government. ANI

Assam polls: Withdrawal of nomination for 2nd phase ends today
The withdrawal of nomination papers for the second phase of Assam assembly polls comes to an end today. ANI

Poll campaign gains momentum in Tamil Nadu
Campaigning has gained momentum in Tamil Nadu ahead of April 13 Assembly polls. ANI

Tiger population in India rises to 1706
As per the second all-India tiger population estimation study, carried out in the designated 39 tiger reserves across the country, there has been an increase of 295 tigers in India. ANI

YSR's brother slaps MLA during Andhra assembly session
Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Minister and YSR Reddy's brother Vivekananda Reddy, today slapped an MLA in the state assembly. ANI

SCs, STs protest against reservation policy in Rajasthan
Members of the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in Jaipur have staged protests against the Rajasthan government's reservation policy. ANI

Industry, health, education are priorities: Mamata
Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has said that if voted to power, the party will give priority to industry, health, education and administrative reforms in the first 200 days of government in West Bengal. ANI

Hasan Ali case: ED to submit status report before Supreme Court
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will submit a status report on its probe into the alleged money-laundering activities of Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan before the Supreme Court today. ANI

Indo-Pak Home Secretaries to meet in New Delhi
Home Secretaries of India and Pakistan will be meeting in New Delhi over the next two days. ANI

West Bengal farmers criticize government over water shortage
Ahead of the state polls in West Bengal, farmers have criticised the state government over poor water supply in Nayagram. ANI

Fujitsu Product Portfolio now Available under DGS&D RC
Fujitsu products are now available under DGS&D RC (Directorate General of Supply & Disposal, Rate Contract). The products that are available under DGS&D RC include select models from Fujitsu LIFEBOOK Notebook series, Fujitsu CELSIUS Workstations and Fujitsu ETERNUS Storage Solutions. “We are happy to bring to your attention the availability of world class Fujitsu products under DGS&D RC Business Wire India

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, Joins GMAC's Elite List of Member B-schools
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, founded by Prof. Bala V. Balachandran is among the top B-schools in the country (Business India, October, 2010 survey; Careers 360, February, 2010 survey) Business Wire India

Anil Kumble Closes Microsoft Tech.Ed 2011 on a High
Fuelling the world cup fever further, Anil Kumble came as the surprise package at Microsoft’s annual technology fair, Tech.Ed 2011. Adding to the tangible energy already pulsating at the Tech.Ed grounds, Kumble was here to deliver the closing key note session on Friday 25, March 2011, addressing a 10,000 people audience (on-ground and online) Business Wire India

Mawana Sugars Limited Forays into Mumbai Market
Increasing its footprints across the country, Mawana Sugars Limited, one of the largest sugar manufacturers in India, today announced its foray into the high-growth market of Mumbai and also strengthening of its product portfolio with the launch of first-of-its-kind and world’s finest specialty sugars under its Brand- Mawana Select Business Wire India

19th Convergence India 2011 Expo Prepares the Ground for Going Green
The 19th Convergence India 2011Expo organized by the Exhibitions India Group, and currently being held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, was today buzzing with business-to-business interactions. In addition to Telecom and Broadcasting, the exhibition floor had strong presence from the Broadband and LTE companies Business Wire India

Blue Star Infotech Ltd Bags Microsoft ERP Order from Christ Nishotech
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