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Diaspora delegates exempted from luxury tax
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) True to the Indian credo 'athithi devo bhava' or 'guest is like god', the Tamil Nadu government has exempted delegates attending the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the annual convention of people of Indian origin, from paying the luxury tax charged by star hotels.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 3:43:17 PM

Advani is our candidate for PM, BJP clarifies
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) A day after former vice president and senior party leader Bhairon Singh Shekhawat threw his hat in the electoral ring, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clarified Wednesday that L.K. Advani was its 'unanimous' prime ministerial candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 3:27:56 PM

India needs gender specific drugs, says expert
Chandigarh, Jan 7 (IANS) There is a need to manufacture drugs based on the different needs of males and females, says an expert.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 3:21:24 PM

Mamata's acts are childish: Biman Bose
Kolkata, Jan 7 (IANS) Terming Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's acts as 'childish', West Bengal's ruling Left Front chairman Biman Bose Wednesday said that state's main opposition party lacked any political ideology, after Banerjee led an agitation against the alleged anhandling of a taxi driver by a policeman here.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 3:21:08 PM

Woman income tax official arrested for taking bribe
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) An assistant commissioner of income tax in Bangalore has been arrested for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs.200,000, a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) statement said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 3:20:45 PM

Three held for palming off brass brick as gold
Ahmedabad, Jan 7 (IANS) Three men who attempted to palm off a brass brick as gold have landed themselves in custody, the police said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 3:20:27 PM

Teen prodigy to raise funds for 26/11 victims through her music
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) She is all of 13, but teen prodigy Tara Venkatesan is not just gifted to create classic pieces of music, but also sensitive enough to hold a concert to raise funds for the child victims of the 26/11 Mumbai attack.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 3:06:07 PM

Man who initiated India's new navy school forgotten now
Ezhimala (Kerala), Jan 7 (IANS) The former navy chief who initiated India's new marine academy in this imposing mountainous region on a seashore in Kerala says he was not informed about the school being inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 3:05:33 PM

Satyam directors, employees shocked over 'fraud' by Rajus
Hyderabad, Jan 7 (IANS) Directors of the beleaguered IT major Satyam Computers Wednesday expressed shock the admission of founder-chairman B. Ramalinga Raju to committing a fraud to the tune of Rs.40 billion (Rs.4,000 crore or $823 million) before he resigned, along with Managing Director Rama Raju.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 3:03:36 PM

Medicines worth Rs.10 mn found dumped on road
Bhubaneswar, Jan 7 (IANS) Life-saving drugs worth Rs.10 million have been found dumped on an isolated stretch of road in Orissa, police said Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 3:02:27 PM

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