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Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) algorithm is a Nature Inspired Algorithm (NIA) which based in intelligent food foraging behaviour of honey bee swarm. ABC outperformed over other NIAs and other local search heuristics when tested for benchmark functions as well as factual world problems but occasionally it shows premature convergence and stagnation due to lack of balance between exploration and exploitation. This paper establishes a local search mechanism that enhances exploration capability of ABC and avoids the dilemma of stagnation. With help of recently introduces local search strategy it tries to balance intensification and diversification of search space. The anticipated algorithm named as Enhanced local search in ABC (EnABC) and tested over eleven benchmark functions. Results are evidence for its dominance over other competitive algorithms.