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Uttarakhand CM designate Bahuguna assures to work with full integrity (Update)
Congress leader Vijay Bahuguna after being selected on Monday to be the next Chief Minister of Uttarakhand assured that he would work with full commitment and devotion to lead the state on the path of progress. ANI

CPI slams economic policies of UPA Govt.
Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja on Monday slammed the economic polices of the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre. ANI

Vijay Bahuguna to be new Uttarakhand CM
The Congress High Command on Monday evening selected Vijay Bahuguna, the Member of Parliament from Tehri Garhwal, to be the next chief minister of Uttarakhand. ANI

Swamy slams Home Ministry for relaxing rules to bring ammonium nitrate
Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Monday criticized the Union Home Ministry for relaxing the rules to pave the way for bringing ammonium nitrate into the country in non-bagged form. ANI

Home Secretary says almost all states agree on need for an effective NCTC
Union Home Secretary R.K ANI

JKCA scam: Abdullah hits back at Mufti, accuses PDP of trying to tarnish his image
National Conference leader and Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) President Farooq Abdullah on Monday hit back at People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti, asking her to check all the facts before making any allegations in connection with a cricket scam in the state. ANI

Decision on Uttarakhand CM soon: Rawat
Senior Congress leader Harish Rawat, one of the contenders for the top post in Uttarakhand, on Monday said that a decision would be reached soon by the party high command and the chief minister would be appointed soon. ANI

Ex-Nigerian president to visit India for five days
Former Nigerian president Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo will undertake a five-day visit of India from March 12 to 16. He will be accompanied by a nine-member delegation that includes prominent Nigerian businessmen. ANI

Patna varsity campus fire destroys 50 huts
At least 50 huts inside the campus of the Patna Veterinary College were destroyed on Monday by a major fire. ANI

JKCA scam: PDP walks out of J-K Assembly, takes potshots at Farooq Abdullah
People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Monday took a dig at Minister for New and Renewable Energy and Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) President Farooq Abdullah after his name surfaced in connection with a multi-crore scam surrounding the sport body. ANI

Lalu Prasad rules out emergence of Third Front
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday ruled out the emergence of Third Front in the country. ANI

Nitish Kumar seeks to score a point over Congress election reverses
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the ruling Congress Party is scared of facing mid-term polls following its dismal show in the recently concluded assembly polls in five states of the country. ANI

TMC to raise NCTC, Teesta water project issue during budget session
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay on Monday said that his party would raise the issue concerning the setting up of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) and the Teesta water project during the budget session of Parliament. ANI

Amar Singh takes credit for success of Akhilesh Yadav
With Akhilesh Yadav all set to take over as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Rashtriya Lok Manch chief Amar Singh on Monday took credit for the former's success, saying his elevation as president of the Samajwadi Party's state unit would not have been possible without his support. ANI

Akhilesh Yadav terms rise of Third Front to be a good start
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister designate Akhilesh Yadav on Monday termed the probable rise of a Third Front in Parliament to be a healthy development. ANI

NCTC will help India counter security threats: President Patil
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday favoured the setting up of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), saying it would improve India's capability to counter internal security threats ANI

India's partnerships with major world powers continue to develop: Patil
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday said that India's partnerships with the major world powers continue to develop. ANI

President Patil speaks on minority sub-quota, opposition protests
The budget session witnessed at least two interruptions by the opposition during President Pratibha Devisingh Patil joint address to parliament on Monday, as she spoke about the government's stance on the issue of a sub-quota for minorities. ANI

Government sincere about fighting corruption: President Patil
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday said the UPA-II Government is committed to promoting corruption-free governance and is sincerely taking action to ensure this. ANI

BJP to oppose every 'interfering' legislature of UPA in budget session: Javadekar
Condemning the Congress party for attacking the federal governing structure of the country, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that it plans to oppose every "interfering legislature of the government" during the budget session of parliament. ANI

Manmohan Singh hopes budget session will be peaceful, productive
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday expressed the hope that proceedings during parliament's budget session would be peaceful, smooth and result-oriented. ANI

Psychometric Applications and Interpretations in Organisations
A seminar with an objective to combine limits of the psychometric tools, its significance, implications and its inherent challenges, recently held at the Centre of Psychometric Research, FORE School of Management, New Delhi Business Wire India

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Survey Reveals that Driving Workforce Productivity Key to Controlling Hiring and Retention Challenges in India
An India-specific survey commissioned by Kronos Incorporated and conducted by People Matters with HR leaders across the IT/ITes, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail sectors reveals that while HR is saddled with hiring and attrition challenges that are tactical in nature, HR needs to focus on improving workforce productivity which is the real underlying challenge Business Wire India

Frost & Sullivan Announces Top 5 Companies Moving in the Right Direction Towards Business Sustainability
Frost & Sullivan has been routinely assessing competent sites of organized sector companies over the last 10 years. From 2009, Frost & Sullivan and The Economic Times have collaborated to jointly host the India Manufacturing Excellence Awards. These assessments have brought to light five major competitive differentiators Business Wire India

Cigniti Technologies Expands Footprint in India
Cigniti Technologies, India’s largest independent software testing firm has expanded its operations by inaugurating a brand new delivery centre spread over 34,000 sqft at the Ascendas IT Park at Hyderabad, today. Mr. T. S. Raghupathy, Executive President of India Cements was the Guest of Honour and inaugurated the facility after a traditional lighting of the lamp Business Wire India

Datacipher Recognized as One of the Leading Juniper Training Partners in APAC by Juniper Networks
Datacipher today announced that Datacipher Solutions Pvt. Ltd., has been recognized as APAC’s leading Juniper Training Partner-2011 Excellence Award in a APAC JNAEP conference. The criteria is the no of students trained, student satisfaction and the trainer qualifications and certifications Business Wire India

IndiSoft India Forays into Indian Financial Market with the Launch of RxOffice NPA
-- Product developed based on the guidelines set by RBI for NPA -- Brings forth the success of Default Management from US Finance Industry to the Indian market -- Product handles seamless integration of various workflows in Default Management like Collection, Possession, Sale and Post Sale Processes Business Wire India

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