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India News on May 26, 2011

Doordarshan still popular among people: Ambika Soni
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni has said Doordarshan is still popular among the people despite the advent of a plethora of other channels. ANI

CBFC reconstituted with appointment of 15 members
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), headed by noted Bharatnatyam dancer and choreographer Leela Samson, was reconstituted on Thursday by the government with the appointment of 15 members. ANI

Railways extend concession to orthopaedically handicapped
Ministry of Railways has issued a notification for extending the concession to orthopaedically handicapped or paraplegic persons in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. ANI

Scandals were busted because of correct use of RTI Act, says Gadkari
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari today said the Right to Information Act has played a major role in unraveling the major scandals in the country. ANI

Maoists torch trucks in Jharkhand
Maoists set on fire at least six trucks in the Naxal-affected Jharkhand's Palamu District on Thursday. ANI

Sibal disagrees with Ramesh, says IITs, IIMs have 'world class' faculties
Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal disagreeing with his ministerial colleague Jairam Ramesh's remarks on IITs and IIMs, on Thursday said the faculties of these institutions are 'world class'. ANI

Home Secretary Pillai emphasizes importance of disaster management
With climate change impacting health, agriculture and habitat of different species, Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai today emphasized the importance of disaster management in view of its rising trend. ANI

Indo-US Homeland Security Dialogue on Friday
The Homeland Security Dialogue between India and the United States will be held here on Friday. ANI

Supreme Court refuses to direct CBSE for re-examination of AIEEE
The Supreme Court today refused to direct the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to conduct a fresh All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), which got involved in a controversy following question paper leaks at several centers. ANI

Fibre optic cables to be installed in villages in two years: Sibal
Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal today said the government would make as many as 5,00,000 villages broadband-enabled in two years, as part of an ambitious fibre-to-home plan. ANI

Morani's bail plea order reserved till May 30 in 2G scam case
A Delhi court today reserved its order on the bail plea of Cineyug Films Director Karim Morani in connection with the 2G spectrum case till May 30. ANI

Antony to lay foundation stone of ICGA at Azhikkal
Defence Minister AK Antony will on Saturday lay the foundation stone of the Indian Coast Guard Academy (ICGA) at Azhikkal in Kerala's Kannur District. ANI

Omar Abdullah wants India-Pakistan composite dialogue to continue
Expressing concern on the shocking revelations made by David Headley implicating the ISI with 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has urged the Central government not to suspend the composite dialogue with Pakistan. ANI

India, World Bank sign 162.7 m dollar Rajasthan rural livelihoods project pact
India and the World Bank have signed an IDA credit of 162.7 million dollars for a Rajasthan rural livelihoods project, which will finance livelihood opportunities for some 400,000 village households in 17 districts of Rajasthan. ANI

Faculty is not responsible for vacuum in research: Kapil Sibal
Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal has said faculty of any academic institution is not responsible for a vacuum in research. ANI

Omar Abdullah warns India against suspension of talks with Pak over Headley case
Expressing concern on the shocking revelations made by David Headley implicating the ISI with 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has urged the Central government not to suspend the composite dialogue with Pakistan. ANI

Supreme Court cancels land allotment to Ganguly
The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the land allotment to former India skipper Sourav Ganguly by West Bengal Government in 2000 and has asked him to surrender the 63.04 'katha' land within two weeks. ANI

DGCA starts inquiry into Faridabad air ambulance crash
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today started an inquiry into the crash of a small medical ambulance aircraft into a densely-populated residential colony in Faridabad on Wednesday night, killing ten people, including all seven on board. ANI

Judicial custody of Samjhauta blast accused Aseemanand extended
A Panchkula court on Thursday extended the judicial custody of Samjhauta blast case accused Swami Aseemanand till June 7. ANI

Wipro Launches WDaaS – a ‘Desktop as a Service’ Solution based on Citrix, Microsoft and HP Technology
Wipro Technologies, Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), in partnership with Citrix and Microsoft, launched Wipro Desktop as a Service (WDaaS), a desktop virtualization solution that delivers desktops, applications and data as an on-demand service. The solution is based on HP technology Business Wire India

Rapaport Launches Rapaport Diamond Price List in Rupee
The Rapaport Group is pleased to announce the launch of the Rapaport Price List in Rupee. It is available to all Rapaport subscribers at no extra charge and can be downloaded from the internet at Indian subscribers will also receive the Rupee Price List via email along with their U.S $ price list Business Wire India

The Dakshana Foundation Announces 74% of JNV Dakshana Scholars Crack the IIT-JEE 2011 and 37 Scholars Qualified in the IIT-JEE in Their First Attempt
The Dakshana Foundation was pleased to announce that its third batch of JNV Dakshana Scholars came through with flying colors and did exceedingly well in the IIT-JEE 2011. Business Wire India

MeraCareerGuide.Com Launches Personal Career Counselling Services Online
The shrinking of student’s occupational choices as they proceed through school years is an educational tragedy Business Wire India

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