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Angry teacher inserts pin in Class 2 girl's eye
Raipur, Jan 8 (IANS) A schoolteacher in Chhattisgarh is on the run after he brutally punished a Class 2 student by inserting a pin in her right eye for failing to answer his question, police said Thursday. It left the girl blind in the eye.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 2:51:25 PM

Help hostesses to shed weight, PETA tells Air India
Bhubaneswar, Jan 8 (IANS) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has asked Air India to help its hostesses shed weight instead of sacking them.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 2:50:27 PM

Shocked Satyam employees begin job hunting
Hyderabad, Jan 8 (IANS) Jolted by the biggest fraud in India's corporate history, thousands of employees of Satyam Computer Services have begun hunting for jobs in other companies.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 2:50:00 PM

Rahul Gandhi on way to become prime minister: Mukherjee
Chennai, Jan 8 (IANS) With national elections round the corner, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said Congress party general secretary Rahul Gandhi was set to assume the office of prime minister.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 2:45:56 PM

Former BSP minister faces robbery charges
Lucknow, Jan 8 (IANS) Fifteen people, including a former minister of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), have been named in a 'loot and dacoity' case in Uttar Pradesh, the police said Thursday.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 2:42:33 PM

Petrol pumps start to go dry in capital
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Most petrol pumps went 'dry' Thursday in the national capital, the second day of the strike by oil sector employees, with new supplies yet to reach the fuel stations.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 2:40:56 PM

Global INK will benefit Reunion island
Chennai, Jan 8 (IANS) The new Global Indian Knowledge Network, or Global INK, launched by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Thursday, will be of great benefit in helping an organisation from the tiny island state of Reunion near Mauritius to trace the history of its citizens of Indian origin.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 2:39:32 PM

Shibu Soren loses key by-election
Ranchi, Jan 8 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Shibu Soren Thursday lost a key assembly by-election he needed to win to remain in his post, officials said.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 2:25:25 PM

Indian fishermen to sail with tamper-proof I-cards
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Once bitten, twice shy. Tamper-proof, multipurpose identity cards will be provided to fishermen and others who regularly venture into the sea to plug security loopholes, with the terrorists who attacked Mumbai having sneaked into Indian waters with fake papers.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 2:13:54 PM

Shekhawat concerned with 'political degeneration' of BJP
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Two days after creating a flutter in the BJP by announcing his decision to contest the elections, former vice president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Thursday alleged corruption in the party and declared that he did not 'bother' about party president Rajnath Singh.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 1:58:16 PM

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