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President to inaugurate seventh ADB/OECD anti-corruption initiative
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will inaugurate the seventh regional anti-corruption initiative of the ADB/OECD for Asia and the Pacific in New Delhi on Wednesday. ANI

India fourth largest producer of crude steel in world: Beni Prasad Verma
Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma has said that India has now become the fourth largest producer of crude steel in the world in 2010 as against the eighth position in 2003. ANI

2G scam: Pranab Mukherjee meets Sonia Gandhi in Delhi
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee met Congress President and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her 10 Janpath residence in New Delhi today. ANI

Subodh Kant Sahai visits CIS countries
Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai is currently on a weeklong visit to CIS Countries of Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhastan in connection with road shows at Moscow, Kyiv and Almaty. ANI

Ways to strengthen collaboration between India, UN-HABITAT discussed
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) Executive Director, Joan Clos, today called on Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja in New Delhi. ANI

'Maoists are trying to kill me,' says Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today claimed that the Maoists are trying to kill her and Union Minister of State for Shipping and Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy. ANI

Defence Communication Seminar to be held in November
The Indian Army in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will organize a Defence Communication Seminar (DEFCOM 2011) on November 2 and 3 at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantonment. ANI

India Post signs MOU with National Stock Exchange for financial awareness
India Post signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with National Stock Exchange (NSE) here today for deploying LCD TV screens in selected post offices across the country. ANI

Chidambaram meets Sonia Gandhi, Pranab Mukherjee likely to meet her later
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram met Congress President and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her 10 Janpath residence in New Delhi today. ANI

Militants surrender at army headquarters in Tinsukia
The army has claimed success and credit for the recent surrender of six members of the Arunachal Naga Liberation Front (ANLF) and one member of the NSCN (Khaplang). ANI

Migrants not safe in insurgent-hit Manipur
Labourers and workers who come to Manipur from other Indian states often find themselves at the mercy of insurgents. Recently, two workers from Bihar were killed. ANI

Dangerous neighbourhood has created complex security scenario: Antony
Describing the 26/11 incident as a watershed moment for the India's defence establishment, Defence Minister AK Antony today said that a sensitive and dangerous neighbourhood has created a complex security environment. ANI

Mukherjee back from US, stays mum on 2G storm
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who arrived back in the country after visits to Washington and New York, said he would not comment on the 2G row till Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returns from the US. ANI

Delhi plays host to Meghalaya's Garo Food Festival
The cuisine of the Northeast reflects the indigenous culture of that region, and, to promote the cuisine of Meghalaya's Garo Hills, a food extravaganza was recently organized in New Delhi. ANI

Police baton charges protesting truck drivers in UP
Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday baton charged truck drivers to disperse them after they resorted to violence to protest the death of their fellow driver who was reportedly killed by a regional transport officer (RTO) after he refused to pay a bribe . ANI

2G note just a summary by a junior official, not a cause for concern: Khurshid
Commenting on the note sent by the Finance Ministry to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on 2G spectrum, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday said it was just a summary by a junior official and not a cause for concern. ANI

Manipur facing economic losses due to blockade for new district
It has been over 45 days since the campaign for the creation of a separate Sadar Hills District began, and with sign in sight of it ending, the state's economic losses are reportedly mounting. ANI

Forest officials create employment for locals in Maoist-affected West Midnapore
In an endeavor to create employment for locals in Maoist-affected West Midnapore, forest officials here started a community hall construction project. ANI

Khurshid meets UK Minister to strengthen co-operation in the field of law
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid today met United Kingdom's Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Kenneth Harry Clarke to further strengthen co-operation between both countries in the field of law. ANI

India successfully test-fires Prithvi-II ballistic missile
India on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, nuclear-capable, ballistic missile Prithvi-II from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur on sea in Orissa. ANI

No unlicensed security agency to operate in Gurgaon before Sept. 30
After police arrested two persons in connection with murder of Gurgaon Toll Plaza attendant, Haryana Police have decided that they will not allow any unlicensed security agency to operate in Gurgaon before September 30. ANI

Suspected Maoists kill Jharkhand leader in Binpur
Suspected Maoists gunned down a local leader, Babu Bose, who was a native of Jharkhand, in West Midnapore's Binpur on Sunday. ANI

2 million Chinese police officers to undergo examination to be on duty
About two million Chinese police officers will undergo a qualification examination in order to carry out their duties this year. ANI

Two arrested for Gurgaon toll attendant's murder
Police have arrested two persons in connection with the murder of a young toll plaza attendant in Gurgaon over payment of toll fee. ANI

Uma Bharti demands Chidambaram's sacking over 2G scam role
Mathura/Noida, Sep 26 Stepping up pressure on the government, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to dismiss Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram over his alleged role in the 2G scam. ANI

MIM chief calls for Centre's intervention on Telangana issue
Expressing concern over the simmering row for the creation of a separate Telangana state, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief and Member of Parliament Asaduddin Owaisi has urged the central government to take measures to quell the unrest at the earliest. ANI

Prashant Bhushan criticises Manmohan Singh over 2G scam
Social activist and lawyer Prashant Bhushan has criticized Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for turning a blind eye to the multi-billion 2 G spectrum scam. ANI

Ramdev's supporter Rajbala succumbs to injuries
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's supporter Rajbala, who was injured in the pre-dawn police action in Ramlila Maidan on June 5, succumbed to her injuries this morning at the G.B. Pant Hospital. ANI

Sikhs demand enactment of a separate marriage act
Sikh leaders and activists have demanded the enactment of a separate codified marriage act for their community at the earliest. ANI

Rescue operations continue in quake-hit Sikkim
Days after a massive earthquake wreaked havoc in Sikkim and brought normal life to a virtual standstill, rescue and salvage operations continued despite series of landslides and incessant rains. ANI

Alexandria – Frost & Sullivan India Healthcare Excellence Awards 2011 Recognises and Celebrates the Crème-de-la-Crème of the Indian Healthcare Industry
The third edition of the India Healthcare Excellence Awards 2011 concluded with an awards night on Thursday, 22nd September 2011 at JW Marriott, Mumbai. An audience of nearly 350 guests applauded the winners at this year's Awards ceremony, one of the most prestigious in Healthcare events Business Wire India

GETIT Launches Online Websites for Dussehra and Durga Puja
Celebrating festivals is now becoming easier! GETIT introduces new websites for Dussehra and Durga Puja celebrations, a very unique concept aimed at the upcoming festivals. These websites are a complete powerhouse of Knowledge and connects people with the splendour of these festivals. The websites for the respective festivals can be accessed through http://mysoredussehra.getit Business Wire India

9X Tashan Has Highest Uptake In Music Genre On Mobile TV
After having created television history by registering an unprecedented growth of over 100 GRPs in the opening week of its launch across the PHCHP Markets, 9X Tashan has set yet another milestone in the television industry. The Super Hit Punjabi Music Channel has garnered over 1 million video views on Zenga Mobile TV across India. 9X Tashan is also available on Apalya & Mundu TV platform Business Wire India

A Joint Report by UNEP, CSIRO (Australia), TERI, IGES (Japan) and Chinese Academy of Sciences highlights the need and urgency of Transition for Asia-Pacific to a ‘Green Economy’
A new ‘green’ industrial revolution is needed in the Asia-Pacific region that catalyzes dramatic improvements in resource efficiency if the countries and communities there are to prosper in the 21st century Business Wire India

Now Celebrate the Vigour of festivities Online
Celebrating festivals is now becoming easier! GETIT introduces new websites for Dussehra and Durga Puja celebrations, a very unique concept aimed at the upcoming festivals. These websites are a complete powerhouse of Knowledge and connects people with the splendour of these festivals. The websites for the respective festivals can be accessed through http://mysoredussehra.getit Business Wire India

U R My Jaan Has Robust Opening All Across India
U R My Jaan an emotional love story starring newcomers Mikaal and Preeti, is the product of debutant director Aron Govil. The movie produced and released by Aron Govil Productions Pvt. Ltd., in over 250 screens across the country had robust opening and had full house cinemas in certain sectors of India. Business Wire India

Uniken's VPSI Technology Wins Top Award For Bank Of India
Bank of India recently won the 'C-Change Enterprise Awards 2011' for 'Best Security Implementation' of STARTOKEN - a secure internet banking technology solution developed by UNIKEN. StarToken is powered by the REL-ID platform developed by UNIKEN and is based on UNIKEN's patented VPSI (Virtual Private Secure Internet) technology, which offers mutual authentication and military grade encryption Business Wire India

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