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UK Govt to provide 1.5 million pound fund to help Gurkha influx in Hampshire
The UK Government is set to provide a 1.5 million pound fund to ease immigration pressure in a Hampshire town following influx of former Gurkha soldiers. ANI

Pak wants to improve relations with India under 'friendship with neighbours' policy: Khar
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that her government wanted to improve relations with India under its policy of friendship with neighbours. ANI

I will "control" Kayani if I come to power: Imran Khan
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that he will be General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani's boss if he comes to power. ANI

Imran Khan's search for "pure", not "corrupt" politicians in Pakistan
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that his party would continue to interact with various political entities across the political spectrum to invite "pure" politicians, but ruled out the possibility of alliance with any conventional party for now. ANI

Ronald Reagan lasted for 40-mins in bed, says Piper Laurie
Piper Laurie has revealed that Ronald Reagan was a "show-off" in bed and made sure that the actress was aware of the fact that he lasted for 40 minutes. ANI

Iran to review cooperation with IAEA after 'hostile' nuclear report
Iran plans to review its future cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in the wake of a recent 'hostile' nuclear report against Tehran. ANI

Botulism poisoning alert over korma sauce, 1800 jars recalled
Health officials have recalled 1800 jars of Loyd Grossman's korma sauce after two Scottish people from the same family were hospitalised due to botulism poisoning after consuming the product. ANI

Iranian intelligence arrest 'anti-country' BBC Persian service employee
Iranian intelligence authorities have arrested an individual who had been secretly working for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Persian TV channel. ANI

'Recalled' Chinese bullet trains to gradually resume operations after 'modifications'
China will gradually resume the operation of 54 bullet trains, which were earlier called off over safety concerns following a fatal July train crash. ANI

'Poor, illiterate' Indians becoming 'guinea pigs' for Western drugs firms' trials
Pharmaceutical companies in the West have seized on developing countries like India over the past five years as a testing ground for drugs, where the research costs for lucrative products to be sold in the Western nations are very low. ANI

India, Pak 'want to move forward' to re-establish lost 'trust' following SAARC summit: Khar
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that Pakistan and India 'want to move forward' to re-establish trust between the two countries, leading to result-oriented dialogue on all issues, including Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Iran's top ballistic missile program commander killed in 'accidental' explosion
One of the top commanders in Iran's ballistic missile program has been killed in an explosion at a Revolutionary Guard base. ANI

China planning to establish nuclear security training centre in Beijing
Beijing,Nov 14(ANI): China is planning to build a nuclear training centre in Beijing to promote effective security and safeguards. ANI

BIOTRONIK Announces Six-Month Coronary Stenting ENERGY Registry Results Presented at TCT 2011
BIOTRONIK AG announced that the six-month results of the ENERGY Registry were presented last week by Prof. Raimund Erbel at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT 2011) conference Business Wire India

Leica Microsystems Acquires Labindia’s Microscopy and Histopathology Divisions
Leica Microsystems, a world leading provider of microscopy systems and total histology solutions, today announced that it has acquired the microscopy and histopathology business of Labindia Instruments Pvt. Ltd., a leading solutions and service provider in India Business Wire India

Infineon Provides World’s First Chips Compliant to Open Standard CIPURSETM for Secure Transit Fare Collection Solutions and NFC
Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today announced the availability of world’s first security chip solutions compliant to the open standard CIPURSE for public transport applications Business Wire India

dGB Earth Sciences Appoints New Mumbai-Based Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific
dGB Earth Sciences, the leading provider of open source seismic interpretation software to the oil & gas industry, today announced that Jan Stellingwerff Beintema, previously Marketing Director at dGB, is to take on the role of Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific. Jan Stellingwerff Business Wire India

Joe Woody Named Global President of KCI’s Active Healing Solutions™ Business
Kinetic Concepts, Inc. announced the selection of Joseph (Joe) Woody as Global President of Active Healing Solutions™ (AHS), the company’s advanced wound healing business. Woody is expected to join the KCI team in late November. Business Wire India

Better Place Raises $200 Million Series C Financing
With the launch of the first nationwide electric car networks in Israel and Denmark just months away, Better Place announced that it has secured $200 million through a Series C equity financing from a consortium of top-tier investors and partners, nearly doubling the company’s valuation to $2 Business Wire India

Investor Group Including Sony Corporation of America Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire EMI Music Publishing from Citi
Business Wire India

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Deeply Mourns the Death of Evelyn H. Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President and Head of Fragrance Development Worldwide, and Founder of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (ELC) announced the passing of Evelyn H. Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President and Head of Fragrance Development Worldwide, at the age of 75 from complications of non-genetic ovarian cancer. Mrs. Lauder died on November 12, at her home in New York City with her family by her side. Business Wire India

GfK HealthCare Expands Syndicated Physician Studies to Capture Therapeutic Perspectives Across BRIC Markets
Recognizing pharmaceutical manufacturers’ expanding needs for cost-effective syndicated research insights to support market assessment and brand strategy in the growing BRIC markets, GfK HealthCare announced it will build upon its long-standing U.S Business Wire India

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