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India News on May 17, 2012

  • Jharkand Chief Minister Arjun Munda who survived a helicopter crash recently was discharged from hospital.

Cabinet approves grant of ration money allowance to non-gazetted personnel of A andN Police
The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the grant of ration money allowance at the rate of Rs. 1,697 per month per head to the non-gazetted personnel of Andaman and Nicobar (A andN) Police and such personnel of India Reserve Battalions (IRBn) posted in Andaman and Nicobar Islands with immediate effect. ANI

Punjab Police steps up security at ICP on Indo-Pak border
Security has been stepped up at the Integrated Check Post (ICP) on the India-Pakistan border after Punjab Police received information that militants in Pakistan have planned to destabilise the growing warmth in bilateral trade relations between the two Asian neighbours ANI

People expect good governance, BJP tells Mamata
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said people expect "good governance" from West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, and added that the latter should work hard to meet her pre-poll promises. ANI

Election Commission signs MoU with IFES to become global hub for election management expertise
The Election Commission of India (ECI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Washington-based International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) here on Thursday for developing and strengthening democratic institutions and processes. ANI

Wankhede brawl: Case filed against SRK
The Mumbai police on Thursday filed cases of non- cognizable offences against Shah Rukh Khan and three others in relation to the brawl the actor allegedly got into at Wankhede stadium last night. ANI

Chidambaram speaks in 'Bhojpuri', assures its inclusion among official languages
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday stunned the Lok Sabha when he replied in Bhojpuri to a calling attention motion for inclusion of 'Bhojpuri' in official languages of the country. ANI

Modhwadia seeks Krishna's assistance to facilitate return of Indians stranded in Angola
Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia met External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna here on Thursday, and urged him to take measures to secure the release of Indian workers stranded in Angola. ANI

Presidential polls: Sangma thanks Jayalalithaa, Patnaik on behalf of tribal community
Former Lok Sabha Speaker P.A. Sangma on Thursday welcomed the decision of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to back him for the president's post, and urged the leaders of various other political outfits to also support him. ANI

India will raise Hafiz Saeed issue with Pak: R.K.Singh
Union Home Secretary R.K.Singh on Thursday said that India will raise the issue of 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed at the secretary-level talks to be held later this month in Islamabad. ANI

Foodgrains rot, authorities plan to sell it to breweries
Organisational apathy from Punjab Agro Foodgrains Corporation and lack of storage space has resulted in the loss of more two hundred thousands of sacks of wheat grains here, and the authorities are now planning to sell the rotting grains to breweries as buyers in the market have refused to buy the rotten wheat. ANI

'I was very angry, but not drunk': SRK on Wankhede ban row
Bollywood actor and Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan today justified his scuffle with the security personnel at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday night, saying he got very angry when the security personnel deployed at the spot pushed small children playing on the side of the ground. ANI

Infants' death sparks protest in Kashmir
Locals in Jammu and Kashmir protested here on Thursday against increasing crib deaths due to negligence of the hospital authorities. ANI

SRK will be called for inquiry only after verification of application: Mumbai Police
Mumbai Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Iqbal Shaikh on Thursday said a probe of the incident involving Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan at the Wankhede Stadium is being done, and added that the Bollywood actor will be called for inquiry only after the contents of the application are verified. ANI

Lalu backs SRK over Wankhede brawl
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday backed Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan over reports that the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) is considering imposing a ban on him from the Wankhede Stadium, saying the media is not aware of the Bollywood actor's version of the matter. ANI

Gurgaon hit and run case: Court orders identification parade of accused
A local court here on Thursday ordered identification parade of Suraj Sehrawat, the 21-year old key accused in the hit and run case that mowed down two, including a pregnant woman near IFFCO Chowk in Gurgaon on May 5. ANI

Jamshedpur zoo makes cooling arrangements for animals as summers commence
Zoo authorities at the Tata Steel Zoological Park here are busy making cooling arrangements to protect animals from the scorching heat. ANI

Fifty Indian MPs support global parliament for effective governance
To improve the democratic character of global governance, the world's citizens should be given more responsibility through a global parliament. ANI

Air India crisis: 'Adequate steps taken by aviation ministry, says Praful Patel
Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Praful Patel has refused to comment on the Air India pilots' strike, saying that adequate steps were being taken by the aviation ministry to end the impasse. ANI

HCL Infosystems Wins Cloud Engagement with Narayana Hrudayalaya
-- HCL blu Enterprise Cloud Platform hosts first of its kind implementation for a hospital Information System in the country -- First time in India that the entire HIS Application for large Hospitals is deployed on the cloud Platform HCL Infosystems Ltd Business Wire India

Security Benefits of Cloud Computing Dispel Adoption Barrier for Small to Mid-Size Businesses
According to a new Microsoft study in five geographies, including India, small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) are gaining significant IT security benefits from using the cloud. The study shows that 64 percent of Indian companies have experienced noticeably higher levels of security since moving to the cloud Business Wire India

Qualcomm Ventures Announces the QPrize Venture Investment Competition in India
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the third edition of its venture investment competition in India to identify the industry’s most promising early-stage technology companies. The Qualcomm Ventures QPrize™ competition was first launched in 2009 to promote innovation in the technology industry and is managed by Qualcomm’s venture investment arm, Qualcomm Ventures Business Wire India

Corpus Takes on Cable Digitization Challenge
Corpus Media Labs launches range of products targeted to meet the digitization rollout set to be completed by the end of 2014. The Government is mulling over the deadline set by the Supreme Court for covering the existing Analog mode of cable network into digital mode. Corpus Media Labs ( www.corpus Business Wire India

Gunnebo further Strengthens its Market Position with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) License
Gunnebo India Private Limited, a subsidiary of Gunnebo AB Group, Sweden one the leading suppliers of integrated security solutions have recently acquired licenses from a national Standards Body Bureau of Indian Standards, Government of India for its Minimax brand of Fire Extinguishers Business Wire India

TEMA refutes Booz & Co Report on Indian Telecom Manufacturing
The Telecom Equipment Manufacturer’s Association (TEMA) of India has raised concern in a response to the recent report on the Indian ‘Indian Telecom Equipment Manufacturing sector’. In a communication to the Honorable Minister of Communication & IT Mr Business Wire India

Ruckus Delivers Best-to-Market Wi-Fi with the Introduction of the Fastest and Most Affordable Indoor Smart Wi-Fi Products
Ruckus Wireless™ ( today announced the industry’s highest capacity three-stream (ZoneFlex 7982) and most affordable dual-stream (ZoneFlex 7321) 802.11n Smart Wi-Fi access points for carriers and enterprises requiring increased wireless performance, capacity, unparalleled ease of use and greater business value — particularly within high-density environments Business Wire India

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