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Pride of place for vernacular Indian writing at London Book Fair
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The London Book Fair, which is focussing on India as an emerging market and literary hub this year, will take a look at not only English writing from the south Asian nation but also other vernacular languages, said Alistair Burtenshaw, group exhibition director of the event.

Friday, March 06, 2009 11:59:10 AM

Satyam gets regulator's nod to offload 51 percent stake
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Scam-tainted Satyam Computer Services has received the nod from the India's equities market regulator to begin the process of selling 51 percent stake in the company to a strategic investor through a 'global competitive bidding process', the firm said Friday.

Friday, March 06, 2009 11:55:40 AM

Election commissioners begin two-day Bihar visit
Patna, March 6 (IANS) A three-member Election Commission team, headed by Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami, Friday began a two-day visit of Bihar to assess poll preparedness in the state.

Friday, March 06, 2009 11:33:12 AM

From TVs to free education, it's the season of promises in Andhra
Hyderabad, March 6 (IANS) It is raining promises in Andhra Pradesh ahead of next month's polls to the Lok Sabha and state legislative assembly with opposition parties promising to give voters free colour televisions and even outright cash.

Friday, March 06, 2009 11:23:04 AM

Four injured in grenade blast in Doda home
Jammu, March 6 (IANS) At least four people were injured when a grenade exploded in a house in Jammu and Kashmir's Bhaderwah town Friday morning.

Friday, March 06, 2009 11:13:52 AM

Credit rating firms now target small enterprises
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) As the economic downturn bites and banks become more reluctant to lend to firms that do not have credit ratings, credit rating agencies are aggressively expanding to provide ratings for at least some of India's 12.8 million small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Friday, March 06, 2009 11:04:39 AM

China's largest computer maker targets rural market
Beijing, March 6 (Xinhua) Lenovo, China's largest personal computer maker, aims to sell five million computers in rural areas within three years, China Daily reported Friday.

Friday, March 06, 2009 10:52:46 AM

War, life and colours in a visual canvas (Weekly Art Column, Rainbow Palette)
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Contemporary artist Praneet Soi's figure studies are inspired by the horrors of the 9/11 terrorist attack, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, fundamentalism, and the problems of immigration in the US and Europe. His works are now on display in the national capital in a solo show 'Still, Life'.

Friday, March 06, 2009 10:50:19 AM

Congress claims it's unfazed by AGP-BJP poll pact
Guwahati, March 6 (IANS) Even as supporters and leaders of the regional Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Assam are celebrating their poll alliance, the ruling Congress party insists that it is unaffected by the opposition pact.

Friday, March 06, 2009 10:36:06 AM

Bangalore women prepare to take on molesters
Bangalore, March 6 (IANS) Ahead of International Woman's Day on March 8, women in India's tech capital have a lot to worry about, as young women are being abused and attacked on the grounds of wearing western attire by youth in broad daylight and in crowded places. Now, the women are getting together to confront the goons.

Friday, March 06, 2009 10:29:09 AM

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