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Royal Jelly in short supply

Central Asia News.Net Wednesday 4th June, 2008 The Central Bee Research and Training Institute in Pune, India, has been credited for producing Royal Jelly, a variety of highly valued honey.

Indonesia will take part in an international robotics contest scheduled to be held in Pune, India, on Aug.

By Juhan Samuel, Kochi, May 30 : The Jotun Group, one of the world's leading paint groups has announced the opening of three exclusive retail outlets in Kozhikode region of North Kerala.

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Tibetan students clean campus, say 'Thank you India'

In a gesture of gratitude to the Indian government and its people for their continued support, more than 200 Tibetan students from across the country cleaned the Delhi University campus Saturday.

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Maharashtra emerges as major hub for animation industry

Maharashtra is now the new hub for the animation and gaming industry. Mumbai, May 30 : Maharashtra is now the new hub for the animation and gaming industry.

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'Tier 1 Indian cites to lose IT jobs to tier 2 cities'

Kochi, May 29 : In five years, 1.7 million jobs in Information Technology sector in India will move out of tier 1 cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad, to tier 2 cities, Siddhartha ...

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Scientist Gowariker hospitalised for brain haemorrhage

New Delhi News.Net Thursday 29th May, 2008 Former scientific and technology advisor to four Indian prime ministers, Vasant Gowariker has been admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Bandra here, a senior Maharashtra ...

More than 200 HIV advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS and commercial sex workers rallied in the Indian city of Pune on Thursday, calling for the passage of a bill that aims to reduce HIV/AIDS-related stigma ...

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IBM Opens New Global Delivery Center in Pune, India

This is IBM Global Business Services' fourth site in Pune, and it will expand the scope of business and technology expertise already available to clients through its globally integrated network of delivery ...

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Pune-Nashik train from March-end

Pune, March 3: A year after the announcement was made at the Union budget of 2007-08, the Pune- Nashik passenger train has been cleared and will begin before March 31.

Pune, March 3: Victorious Kidss Educares, an implementing IB school, recently celebrated the ‘Umbrella Day.’ The children brought different types of umbrellas and paraded and displayed their umbrellas during the assembly. They did research using various books, encyclopaedias and the Internet and discussed about the umbrella’s history and importance. Some of them made umbrellas in the class using various waste materials.

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UoP students intensify stir

Pune, March 3: Students of ‘earn and learn’ scheme in the University of Pune (UoP) have intensified their agitation against Dr Sambhaji Pathare, the director of the scheme. Students are not happy with the behaviour of the director and are demanding his resignation. Former high court judge B G Kolse-Patil on Monday supported the agitation.

Pune, March 3: For Ramachandra Maruti, a daily wage labourer with the Pune Cantonement Board (PCB), it’s a life or death game. This week too he was seen perched atop highrise buildings, removing illegal hoardings. As usual, he did not have the aid of any safety equipment.

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MNS targets employment office

Pune, March 3: After launching an agitation against the north Indians and forcing them to flee the city, the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has now trained its guns on the state government’s employment exchange for failing to ensure jobs for Maharashtrian youth. The district employment office, with a registration of around two lakh youth, clarified that it was up to the industrial units in the region to recruit those registered with the department.

Pune, March 3: It's as incongruous as it can get. Seated in one classroom are a couple of housewives, a young graduate from Shirur, two Iranian students and three sales persons working in malls. Glued to each word pronounced by the lecturer, they hope to be as proficient as the tutor in spoken English word shortly.

Pune, March 3: It's not just about sex and issues related to HIV. An initiative has been launched for the first time by the City Family Welfare Bureau of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to tap adolescents in around 650 slums with a population of 9-10 lakh in the city and understand their problems. It could be emotional and behavioural, says Dr Anjali Sabne, head of the Welfare Bureau who has had experts from outside Pune training more than 500 anganwadi workers in how to deal with the slum youth.

Pune, March 3: A woman from Pune who was taken to Spain as a nanny for the children from a family of Indian origin has returned with frightening memories of physical and mental abuse. The victim, Kalpana Salunke of Atur Park in Undri, said she left India on January 4 for looking after the children in the family of Neeta Tilokani located at Lanzerote city in Spain.

Pune, March 3: It's yet another jubilant moment for the visual media fraternity of the city as the city-based State Institute of Educational Technology (SIET), more popularly known as Balchitravani, has bagged four national awards for the films that were made in the institute. The awards were presented on March 2 at the valedictory function of 13th All India Children's Educational Audio-Video Festival organised by Central Institute of Educational Technology, at Nehru Bhavan, Delhi.

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Action against agents, lawyers

Pune, February 26: Acting on complaints made by citizens, the sub divisional officer of Haveli, Tanaji Shinde initiated an action against the “agents” and lawyers operating in the parking space of the District Collectorate on Tuesday.

The city police raided the parking area at 11 am and detained around 15 agents and 10 lawyers from the spot. They were taken to the rest room at the citizens’ facilitation center and questioned for about two hours.

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Wages: BAL workers approach labour commissioner

Pune, February 26: With the internal discussions between the Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL) and their workers union, Vishwa Kalyan Kamgar Sanghtana (VKS), yielding no results, union president, Dilip Pawar has approached the Labour Commissioner’s office.

Around 1,650 workers, who were allowed into the Akurdi plant of BAL about four months ago, but were given no work, are peeved of the company not accepting their demands. “We had submitted a list of demands to the Labour Commissioner’s office last week as our internal discussions hit a wall,” said Pawar.