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Need for Bangladesh to be more vigilant on border areas: Joint Home Secretary
New Delhi, Nov 18(ANI): The Joint Secretary of Union Home Ministry, Shambhu Singh, on Friday emphasized the need for Bangladesh to step up security on the border. New Delhi, Nov 18(ANI): The Joint Secretary of Union Home Ministry, Shambhu Singh, on Friday emphasized the need for Bangladesh to step up security on the border. ANI

NCPCR seeks reports from Defence Secretary in ragging cases
New Delhi, Nov 18(ANI): The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has taken cognizance of several cases received in the recent past where children of Sainik School in Jharkhand's Koderma district have been allegedly subjected to ragging by seniors which provoked one of the victims to attempt suicide ANI

Belgian delegation calls on Vasan
New Delhi, Nov 18(ANI): A Belgian delegation led by Kris Peeters, Minister-President, Flemish Government called on Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan in Chennai today to take stock of the various cooperation arrangements between the Flemish Government and India and work on the way forward for future course of action ANI

India, British Columbia to extend cooperation in the field of renewable energy
New Delhi, Nov 18(ANI): Premier of British Columbia, Canada, Christy Clark met Union New and Renewable Energy Minister Dr. Farooq Abdullah in New Delhi and held detailed discussions on cooperation between India and British Columbia in the field of renewable energy. New Delhi, Nov 18(ANI): Premier of British Columbia, Canada, Christy Clark met Union New and Renewable Energy Minister Dr ANI

Qaumi Ekta Week to be observed from tomorrow
New Delhi, Nov 18(ANI): Qaumi Ekta Week (National Integration Week) will be observed all over the country from tomorrow. New Delhi, Nov 18(ANI): Qaumi Ekta Week (National Integration Week) will be observed all over the country from tomorrow. ANI

IAF's AN-32 lands at Vijaynagar to mark inauguration of Advance Landing Ground in AP
Vijaynagar, Nov 18(ANI): Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd) J.J. Singh accompanied by Air Marshal S. Varthaman, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command, inaugurated the Advance Landing Ground (ALG) at Vijaynagar today. Vijaynagar, Nov 18(ANI): Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd) J.J. Singh accompanied by Air Marshal S ANI

DRDO wins Innovation Award
New Delhi, Nov 18(ANI): Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been awarded the prestigious Thomson Reuters India Innovation Award 2011 in "Hi-Tech Academic and Government" category ANI

56 progressive dairy farmers from 28 states honoured
New Delhi, Nov 18(ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar gave away Rashtriya Dugdh Utpadak Puraskar 2011 to 56 progressive dairy farmers selected from different states here today. New Delhi, Nov 18(ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar gave away Rashtriya Dugdh Utpadak Puraskar 2011 to 56 progressive dairy farmers selected from different states here today. ANI

Chief Minister Dikshit presents Indira Awards to best Delhi schools
New Delhi, Nov.18 (ANI): Praising government schools in Delhi for imparting quality education to children to make them responsible citizens of the country, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday said government-run schools have outshined public schools in the city in respect of results and overall development of students. New Delhi, Nov ANI

Indian Customs arrest Afghan passenger for possession of heroin
New Delhi, Nov.18 (ANI): Customs officers from Intelligence Unit have confirmed the arrest of a passenger under the NDPS Act, 1985 after he confessed that he had in his possession six kilograms of heroin worth Rs.9 crores in the international market and Rs.30 lakh in the Indian market. New Delhi, Nov ANI

Many flaws in draft grievance redress bill: Experts
New Delhi, Nov.18 (ANI): Mr. Nikhil Dey, co-convener of the National Campaign for People's Right to Information (NCPRI), today asked the government to bring in some crucial changes in the proposed Citizens Right to Grievance Redress Bill, 2011 to make it effective. New Delhi, Nov.18 (ANI): Mr ANI

Shipping Ministry closely monitoring piracy incidents: Vasan
Union Minister of Shipping G.K. Vasan today said his ministry is closely monitoring incidents of piracy through the Director General of Shipping, in close coordination with the Navy, Defence and External Affairs ministries. ANI

Speaker Meira Kumar says division of states issue requires comprehensive discussion
Days after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati announced that Uttar Pradesh should be divided into four smaller states, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Friday said the whole process requires comprehensive discussion and consultation. ANI

Ajay Maken calls for inculcating sports culture among schoolchildren
Sports Minister Ajay Maken today underlined the need to promote sports culture among schoolchildren. ANI

Jharkhand in danger of losing flora and fauna
Dumka (Jharkhand), Nov. 18 (ANI): The state of Jharkhand, Land of the Forests, celebrated 11 years of existence this month. But the forests that give it its name give no cause for celebration. Dumka (Jharkhand), Nov. 18 (ANI): The state of Jharkhand, Land of the Forests, celebrated 11 years of existence this month. But the forests that give it its name give no cause for celebration. ANI

India, British Columbia to extend cooperation in renewable energy field
New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): British Columbia Premier Christy Clark met Minister of New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah here today and held detailed discussions on cooperation in the field of renewable energy. New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): British Columbia Premier Christy Clark met Minister of New and Renewable Energy Dr ANI

Qaumi Ekta week begins with National Integration pledge
New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram administered the National Integration Pledge to the officers and staff of the Ministry of Home Affairs in connection with the 'Quami Ekta Week' today. New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): Union Home Minister P ANI

Ravi Shankar Prasad now questions Government's 'intention' on Lokpal Bill
Washington, Nov.18 (ANI): A senior Afghan opposition figure has warned that his country will in all likelihood plunge into civil and regional war if the United States does not leave a residual force of 20,000 to 30,000 troops in the country after 2014. Washington, Nov ANI

Gadkari alleges Mayawati misusing funds, ignoring scams in UP
Ayodhya, Nov. 18 (ANI): Hitting out at Mayawati over the misuse of funds and various scams in Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has said that the chief minister is spending billions of rupees on statues while the economy of the state remains backward and the youth remained unemployed. Ayodhya, Nov ANI

Central Government ' biased' in funds allocation to states, alleges Jayalalithaa
Chennai, Nov 18 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has alleged that Central Government is biased over allocation of funds to the states. Chennai, Nov 18 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has alleged that Central Government is biased over allocation of funds to the states. ANI

Advani blames dynastic politics for government ruin
Dehradun, Nov 18 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani has blamed dynastic politics as one of the major reasons for what he called 'the ruin of the Congress-led Central Government' ANI

Brilliant Tutorials signs up with CL Educate (Career Launcher) for North and East India
Brilliant Tutorials, the leading testprep company headquartered in Chennai, has signed up with CLEducate (Career Launcher) as a platform partner for the North and East India including about 20 states of the country Business Wire India

Government to Provide Countrywide Optical Fibre Broadband Network: Milind Deora
Government has decided to own and operate a countrywide broadband network with an optical fibre base through which different operators could provide a range of services, Union Minister of State for Communications and IT, Milind Deora announced today while inaugurating 8th Broadband Tech India Conference organised by Bharat Exhibitions. Shri Milind Deora, Shri TR Dua, Shashi Dharan, Mr Business Wire India

A Gateway to World-Class Boarding Education
Oakridge International School - India’s largest international school has announced Admission Test for its Visakhapatnam (AP, India) based international boarding campus for the academic year 2012-13. Students who want to seek international curriculum in a world-class boarding environment can take the test on 11th Dec, 2011. Lt.Col. (retd Business Wire India

Wipro Technologies and Diversey Win ‘IT Outsourcing Project of the Year’ award at National Outsourcing Association Awards
Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) and Diversey, a leading global provider of commercial cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions, have jointly won the ‘IT Outsourcing Project of the Year’ award at the eighth annual National Outsourcing Association (NOA) Awards ceremony Business Wire India

WNS Group CEO among Top 50 Power Executives of Outsourcing Leadership
WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, today announced that the company's Group Chief Executive Officer, Keshav R. Murugesh, was named among the 50 most influential people in the Nearshore Americas region in the outsourcing industry Business Wire India

element14 Optimises Energy Efficiency with RECOM’s latest Power Management Solutions for Asia Pacific
element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced the launch of a new range of power management solutions from RECOM, including AC/DC LED power supplies, micro-size DC/DC converters, switching regulators and AC/DC converters Business Wire India

Coorg – Ooty –Munnar Route Crowned the World's Ultimate Riding Wonder at the Shell Advance Malaysian Moto GP 2011
After several months of searching, Shell Advance, the leading motorcycle lubricant brand, unveiled Coorg to Munnar via Ooty, India, as the world's ultimate Riding Wonder at an exclusive event held at the 2011 Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix. Route Image Business Wire India

JCB India Showcases its might at EXCON 2011
JCB India Limited, India’s No.1 Construction Equipment Company once again leads at EXCON 2011 and will be having the BIGGEST STAND at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bangalore, November 23rd-27th, 2011. JCB will be showcasing its range of machines and technology suited for Indian conditions Business Wire India

Citi and The Financial Times Launch Global Ingenuity Awards to Recognize Emerging Leaders Transforming Cities for the Future
Citi and The Financial Times (FT) announced the launch of The FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action, a global program to recognize individuals who have developed groundbreaking solutions to urban challenges that benefit cities, citizens and urban communities in the fields of education, energy, healthcare and infrastructure Business Wire India

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