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Chidambaram to inaugurate annual DGPs/IGPs conference
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will inaugurate the three-day annual DGPs/IGPs conference, which begins here tomorrow. ANI

President Patil presents "Rajbhasha Shield" to RINL
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday presented the prestigious "Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Shield" to Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL)/ Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) for effective implementation of the official language Hindi. ANI

STF detains 14-year-old boy in connection with Delhi HC blast
One week after a bomb blast rocked New Delhi, killing 13 persons outside the Delhi High Court, the Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police on Wednesday detained a 14-year-old boy for sending two hoax e-mails. ANI

Inflation worrisome, but not unexpected, says Kaushik Basu
Expressing concern over the rising inflation, the Chief Economic Adviser to the Finance Ministry, Kaushik Basu, on Wednesday said it is not an unexpected phenomenon, while asserting the current trend would continue till December 2011. ANI

Congress Party has become frustrated: BJ
Welcoming the Supreme Court's verdict to direct a trial court in Ahmedabad to examine Narendra Modi's alleged role into the 2002 riots case, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said the ruling Congress Party has become frustrated after its successive electoral defeats in Gujarat. ANI

Imran questions age bar on liquor consumption through PIL in Bombay HC
Bollywood actor Imran Khan filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Bombay High Court on Wednesday questioning the state government's decision to increase the age for consumption of liquor from 21 to 25 years. ANI

Govt. accepts recommendations of GoM on corruption
The government has accepted the recommendations made by the Group of Ministers (GoM) on corruption in its first report, aimed at fast-tracking of cases against public servants accused of corruption. ANI

Patil asks for gaining proficiency in one Indian language apart from Hindi
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday made a fervent appeal for increased use of Hindi and other regional languages in day-to-day official work, and-for gaining proficiency in at least one Indian language in addition to one's mother tongue. ANI

Naidu calls for special session of parliament to discuss farmers' woes
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday that there was need for a special session of parliament to discuss solutions to end the woes of farmers. ANI

Tension in Kannauj after police firing kills one
Tension prevails in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh after police killed one person during a clash that broke out between a violent mob and security personnel. ANI

Premature to ascertain cause of accident: Trivedi
Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday said it would be premature to state the cause behind the train collision that occurred here on Tuesday night. ANI

A week after blast, stringent security check of visitors at Delhi HC
One week after a bomb blast rocked New Delhi, killing 13 persons outside the Delhi High Court, visitors to the complex are complaining about the stringent security checks by Delhi Police and also the lack of basic facilities. ANI

Ludhiana school searched after bomb hoax call
A search operation was undertaken at a school in Ludhiana, Punjab, after police received a bomb hoax call on Wednesday. ANI

Sikhs in Moradabad furious over torching of Guru Granth Sahib
Sikhs staged protests in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, over the torching of the Guru Granth Sahib by four unidentified men in a village. ANI

104 succumb to leptospirosis in Surat District in last two months
Leptospirosis has claimed the lives of 104 people in the area around Surat, Gujarat, in the last two months. ANI

Delhi HC blast clues will not be made public: Home Secretary
Union Home Secretary R K Singh on Wednesday clarified that clues on the blast outside the Delhi High Court that claimed 13 lives and wounded over 76, would not be made public. ANI

Defence Ministry trying to speed up defence equipment modernisation: Antony
Defence Minister, A.K. Antony today said that his ministry was undertaking attempts to speed up the process of upgradation of defence equipment of the country, though it required time. ANI

Woes of flood victims in Orissa increase after water recedes
The woes of the flood victims in Orissa have aggravated with the receding of floodwaters. ANI

Thomas to go to Mumbai to resolve high onion prices, export ban
Food and Consumer Affairs Minister K.V.Thomas on Wednesday said he would go to Mumbai to find a permanent mechanism to bring down the prices of onions, as also to end the ban on onion exports. ANI

Railways Ministry confirms nine deaths in Arakkonam train mishap
A spokesman of the Railway Ministry on Wednesday confirmed that the death toll from Tuesday night's train mishap in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu, was nine, and the number of injured was 72. ANI

Students hold anti-Maoist rally in Jharkhand
Hundreds of students and teachers of a school in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district held a peaceful rally against the simmering Maoist insurgency that has gripped the region in its violent tentacles on Tuesday. ANI

Naidu calls for discussion on Swaminathan Commission report
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said there is a need to discuss the M S Swaminathan Commission report in the Parliament, and added that cutting across party lines all the lawmakers must join together to think for the welfare of farmers. ANI

Immersion of Ganesha idols polluting sea off Visakhapatnam
The immersion of idols of Lord Ganesha is having an adverse impact on the environment, leading to pollution of the sea off Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. ANI

J-K Government organises agricultural fair for farmers
The Jammu and Kashmir Government organised a 'Kisan Mela' (Farmer Fair) in the border area of Tangdhar for the first time on Tuesday. ANI

Rampant culling of chickens on in Assam following bird flu outbreak
The outbreak of bird flu in Assam's Dhubri district has forced officials to go on alert to spread of the infection among the people of the area. ANI

Shimla administration fails to curb monkey menace
Residents of Shimla have protested against the failure of the administration to curb the monkey menace bedevilling the resort city. ANI

Authorities step up relief efforts to tackle floods in Orissa
Health authorities in Puri, Orissa, have stepped up relief efforts after floods killed 16 people and rendered thousands homeless in the last one week. ANI

Surat police tighten security in wake of Delhi HC blast
Police in Surat, Gujarat, have taken steps to tighten security in the wake of the recent bomb explosion outside the Delhi High Court. ANI

India to provide humanitarian assistance to Horn of Africa nations
India will provide humanitarian assistance of US$ 8 million to the countries afflicted with severe famine and drought in the Horn of Africa i.e. Somalia, Kenya and Djibouti. The assistance will be provided through the World Food Programme. ANI

Home Secretary says Delhi HC blast probe is making progress
Union Home Secretary R K Singh said on Wednesday that the investigation into the Delhi High Court blast, which killed at least 12 people and wounded 76, is in progress. ANI

US Congress report hails Modi's 'governance and impressive development in Gujarat'
An United States Congressional report has praised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's effective governance for development in the state and said that the rest of the country could look at Gujarat as a role model. ANI

Amar Singh's medical report given to judge hearing cash for votes scam
Lawyers representing former general secretary of the Samajwadi Party Amar Singh in the 2008 cash for votes scam, have submitted their client's latest report to a special judge hearing his plea for bail on health gounds. ANI

Deadly encephalitis claims 22 lives of children in Gaya
Japanese encephalitis, a viral disease, has claimed the lives of at least 22 children in Bihar's Gaya district. ANI

Railway authorities clear Arakkonam train debris
Railway authorities in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu, have begun removing the debris from the crash site, hours after a moving train smashed into a stationary train, killing nine people and injuring over 70. ANI

Hazare not to support Advani's 'politically opportunistic' anti-graft campaign
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare has said he will not support the anti-graft Rath Yatra of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani, because it is driven by political opportunism. ANI

Dinesh Trivedi orders probe into Tamil Nadu train accident
Union Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi today said that he would direct his personal attention into probing the cause behind the train accident near Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu's Vellore District. ANI

Uflex Announces Dividend of 75%
Uflex Ltd, the Bombay Stock Exchange (UFLEX: 500148) and NSE listed, India’s largest flexible packaging company has announced dividend @ 75% (Rs. 7.50 per equity share) for the financial year 2010-2011. Standing on its long-term commitment to the shareholders, the company declared the dividend at the meeting held on September 10, 2011 Business Wire India

200,000 Indians Manage their Money on Perfios
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DST Worldwide Services India rated at Maturity Level 3 of People CMM®
DST Worldwide Services, LLC is pleased to announce that our India location has been appraised and successfully rated at maturity level 3 of the People CMM® by a team led by Rajesh Naik of QAI India Ltd. The appraisal was completed on August 5, 2011. DST Worldwide Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DST Systems, Inc Business Wire India

Jubilant Signs a Multi Million Dollar Contract to Manufacture an OTC Women Health Product
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Analog Devices Announces Winners of Anveshan 2010-11 Student Design Fellowships
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced the winners of Anveshan, ADI India’s Student Design Project Fellowship, aimed at enhancing system-level engineering expertise, among engineering students Business Wire India Rolls Out New Features to Offer Faster and easier B2B Sales and Marketing Solutions, a division of Advanced Business Intelligence & Analytics Pvt Ltd (ABIA), is a leading provider of high-value Sales and Marketing Information., today announced the launch of new and unique features to further enrich client experience Business Wire India

Delivery of Delhi Airport Metro Express Streamlined With Aconex
By supporting multi-company collaboration on a global scale, Aconex has helped to deliver the US$626 million Delhi Airport Metro Express project. Business Wire India

JantaKhoj Launches People Search for Collection Agencies and Lenders
JantaKhoj InfoServices Pvt Ltd, a leading people search and background verifications company, today announced the launch of People Search subscriptions for collections, recovery and lending agencies. These agencies can now look up the addresses and other contact details of more than 500 million people, covering nearly 40% of the Indian population Business Wire India

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