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India News on October 11, 2012

  • Income tax department officials carried out searches on the GMR offices in Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The operations were carried till late evening on the suspicion that the company had not disclosed all financial information. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had recently said that GMR was extended undue benefits which added up to Rs 1.63 lakh crore. The company rejected the charges.
  • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to provide security to all the veterans of Operation Blue Star. A security review meeting was held today. The Ministry also took decision of continuing category Z security to Lt Gen Brar after the recent attack on him in London.
  • Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa announced that he will launch his new political party in December.
  • The Delhi Police arrested three people suspect to be belonging to the terror outfit Indian Mujahideen.
  • The Cabinet has approved amendments to the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986. Those who send pornographic multimedia message and emails can be put in jail up to a maximum of three years. The amendments also propose hefty fines between Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 1 lakh for the first conviction. Second time conviction will be awarded a jail sentence for not less than two years and may be extended up to seven years.
  • RTI activists from 16 states appeal the centre to review the Supreme Court judgment on the Right to Information Act, 2005 as it failed to address several important aspects of implementation of Act. The activists came together at a public hearing on the Act in New Delhi on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of the RTI Act.
  • The Cauvery Monitoring Committee orders Karnataka to release a further 8.85 tmcft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu from October 16 to 31.
  • Thieves posing as civic workers stole a 190-meter-long copper cable from the high security zone from near Sena Bhavan. The copper cable provides phone links to the military and intelligence wings.

  • Lucas Indian Service Partners with Vector Consulting Group to revamp its Supply Chain
    Vector Consulting Group, the largest consulting firm in the space of Theory of Constraints consulting in India, has entered into a multi-year engagement with Lucas Indian Service (LIS) to build an agile supply chain using principles of Theory of Constraints Business Wire India

    Häfele Launches its Exclusive Häfele Design Centre In Bangalore
    Häfele India launches its exclusive Häfele Design Centre in Bangalore. One of the latest destinations and one Stop shop for complete interior hardware solutions, appliances, lighting and sanitary designs from Häfele Business Wire India

    Perkinelmer India Receives Frost & Sullivan 2012 Growth Excellence Award for Growth Leadership in Product Line Strategy in Laboratory Analytical Instruments in India
    PerkinElmer, Inc. , a global company focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, announced today that it has won the Frost & Sullivan 2012 Growth Excellence Awards for Growth Leadership in Product Line Strategy in Laboratory Analytical Instruments in India for the success of its business and its positive impact on customers served in India Business Wire India

    Tata Consulting Engineers and Dassault Systèmes Announce Partnership to Bring to Market Innovative Industry Solution Experiences
    Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions and Tata Consulting Engineers Ltd Business Wire India

    Waggener Edstrom India makes Key Hires to Fuel its Growth
    Integrated communications agency Waggener Edstrom Worldwide today announced the addition of two senior hires in India to support its continued growth across the country. It entered India with its first office in Mumbai almost two years ago, followed by an expansion into Bengaluru and Delhi in 2011 Business Wire India

    Akshaya Patra Awarded for its Service During the Flood Relief Efforts in Jaipur
    The district Administration of Jaipur recognized the services of The Akshaya Patra Foundation during the recent floods in Jaipur. Over 50,000 meals were served by Akshaya Patra to flood survivors as part of the relief programme. Sri Business Wire India

    AFTPAI Predicts Rough Phase for Indian Cocoa Sector
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    Getit Powers Antaragini Helpline with 044444-44444
    As Kanpur braces itself for ‘Antaragini’, the Inter-Collegiate festival of IIT Kanpur, GETIT Infoservices Pvt Ltd, India’s leading digital marketing company, brings method to the mayhem as the official information partner for the festival which would be sprawled across 4 days, viz., 11 to 14 October, 2012 Business Wire India

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