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Virbhadra Singh meets Mozambique Trade Minister
Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Virbhadra Singh met Mozambique Trade Minister Armando Inroga here today. ANI

Workshop on consideration of road safety to be held tomorrow
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways will inaugurate a workshop on "Consideration of Road Safety in Design of Road Projects" here tomorrow. ANI

Manmohan Singh hosts dinner for Gilani at Mohali
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, hosted dinner for his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani midway through the high-voltage India-Pakistan World Cup semi final clash at Mohali on Wednesday. ANI

Labour Minister Kharge chairs 193rd central board of trustees meeting
Union Minister of Labour and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge chaired the 193rd meeting of the Central Board of Trustees, Employees' Provident Fund here today. ANI

Indian Army distributes high yielding hybrid seeds to J-K villagers
As a part of its co-operation with the general public, the Indian Army distributed high yielding hybrid seeds to the locals villagers in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region. ANI

Fire breaks out in Kanpur battery factory
A fire broke out in a battery factory in a densely populated area of Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city on Wednesday. ANI

Manmohan Singh's dinner for Gilani to start shortly
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's dinner for his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani is expected to start shortly. ANI

Black money case: ED gets permission to question Hasan Ali
A sessions court today granted the Enforcement Directorate (ED) permission to question top tax evader Hasan Ali, who is presently lodged in Mumbai's Arthur Road jail. ANI

Hasan Ali case: Tapuria in ED custody for three more days
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has been granted three days custody of Kolkata-based businessman Kashinath Tapuria, the associate of Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan. ANI

LJP activists protest against Centre for poor implementation of MGNREGA
The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) activists staged a protest here on Wednesday to vent their dissent at the Central Government over the poor implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). ANI

Shiney Ahuja gets seven years jail in rape case
A Mumbai court on Wednesday convicted Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja to seven years in jail on charges of allegedly raping his 20-year-old domestic maid. ANI

Gujarat Govt. bans controversial book on Mahatma Gandhi
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced total ban on the controversial book "Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India" by Pulitzer-winning author Joseph Lelyveld in the state. ANI

CPI welcomes PM's initiative to hold talks with Gilani at Mohali
Communist Party of India (CPI) General Secretary A B Bardhan on Wednesday welcomed Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's initiative to hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the World Cup semi final clash at Mohali. ANI

Norway envoy calls on Deshmukh
The Ambassador of Norway in India, Ann Ollstead, called on Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Vilasrao Deshmukh at Krishi Bhawan here today during which she expressed her country's desire to share the successful experiences in the implementation of programs related to local self governance in rural India. ANI

Girls in China to be taught how to resist 'sugar daddies'
Girls in China will be given a crash course on how to resist the sweet talk of "sugar daddies" when they are taught self-respect in schools. ANI

High profile team accompanies Gilani for Mohali match
A high-profile delegation is accompanying Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on his daylong visit to Mohali to attend Wednesday's World Cup semi-final match between India and Pakistan. ANI

Manmohan, Gilani Mohali dinner to include spicy fare
The dishes to be served at Wednesday's dinner to be held mid-way through the World Cup semi-final match between India and Pakistan is likely to include some spicy fare, including Gosht Barra, Tawa Ki Machhi, Tandoori Salmon and Chops Biryani. ANI

CAPART should work for innovation in rural areas: Deshmukh
Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Deshmukh has emphasized that Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) should strive hard to ensure people's participation and partnership with NGOs for effective implementation of Government's programs. ANI

India, Bahrain relations based on historical and civilisational ties: Krishna
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has said that India and Bahrain enjoy warm and friendly relations, which are based on historical and civilisational ties. ANI

Manmohan Singh lauds security agencies, cautions against terror threats
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, today urged police and security authorities to improve their professional standards and build more appropriate and better infrastructure to handle more effectively the threat of terrorism. ANI

Pak PM Gilani arrives in Mohali
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, along with a 45-member delegation, arrived in Mohali to watch the World Cup semi-final clash between India and Pakistan. ANI

Notification for second phase of West Bengal polls issued
The notification for the second phase of West Bengal Assembly polls was issued today. ANI

Power plant equipment reaches Tripura via Bangladesh
Four trailers of equipment meant for the 726 mega watt gas-based Palatana thermal project being executed by the Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) have reached Agartala from Bangladesh. ANI

Sports and politics should be treated separately: Mukherjee
Ahead of the Word Cup semi final match between India and Pakistan on March 30, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said sports should not be mixed with politics. ANI

Andhra CM agrees to set up committee over land scam
In a move to put an end to the deadlock over the allotment of land to Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has agreed to set up a House Committee to look into the alleged irregularities in land allotments. ANI

Tamil Nadu polls: Election department distributing voter slips to voters
Even as campaigning gains intensity in Tamil Nadu, the Election Commission in the state has for the first time begun distributing voter slips to voters. ANI

Agnivesh raps Manmohan Singh for inviting Pak PM to watch WC semi final
Maoist sympathiser Swami Agnivesh has criticised Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for inviting his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani in Mohali to witness the World Cup semi final clash. ANI

BEE Launches Endorsement Labels for Notebooks, Laptops
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) today launched a Voluntary Endorsement Label – BEE STAR Ver 1-- for notebook computers/laptops, which will indicate that the product is among the most energy efficient models available in the Indian market. The label provides an endorsement indicating that a product meets specified criteria of energy efficiency Business Wire India

Multispectral Imaging with Ocean Thin Films SpectroCam
For real-time imaging of organic and inorganic chemicals, Ocean Thin Films’ (OTF) new SpectroCam™ provides a high-quality platform that simplifies the design process for researchers and engineers, reducing time-to-market Business Wire India

Crowcon’s Xgard IR Gas detector now Approved to latest amendment of Marine Equipment Directive
Crowcon’s Xgard IR infrared (IR) gas detector is now approved to the latest amendment of the Marine Equipment Directive (MED, 96/98/EC). This means the low cost detector can be used to detect flammable gases and vapour hazards on tankers, drilling ships, FPSOs, dive vessels, coastguard vessels, ferries and other marine vessels Business Wire India

TL Jones Launches New Touch-Enabled Elevator Landing Call Station
TL Jones has released the latest addition to its COMMANDER™ suite of touch-enabled elevator control products: the L1 landing call station module. Using the latest touch-screen technology, TL Jones’s COMMANDER™ L1 landing call station module has a static display that can be customised to the building with colour, branding and arrow styles Business Wire India

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