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'Irrational tax structure crippling Indian art industry'
Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) An 'irrational tax structure' is crippling the art industry and the government should slash import and value-added taxes (VAT) on artworks to help the sector flourish, says an industry lobby group.

Thursday, March 26, 2009 12:17:10 PM

CBI wants Rajus, ex Satyam CFO to undergo lie detector test
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) wants Satyam founder B. Ramalinga Raju and two others to go through a lie detector test and believes they 'are not sharing everything' in connection with the Rs.78 billion ($1.5 billion) fraud in the IT major.

Thursday, March 26, 2009 12:05:27 PM

Fearing Maoist violence, Bihar seeks four IAF choppers
Patna, March 26 (IANS) Bihar has sought four Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters from the central government for aerial surveillance, particlarly in areas hit by Maoist insurgency, during the Lok Sabha elections in April-May.

Thursday, March 26, 2009 11:50:17 AM

Man seeks wild jumbo's blessings, trampled to death
Raipur, March 26 (IANS) A 70-year-old man in Chhattisgarh was trampled to death by a rampaging wild elephant after he ignored the appeals of villagers and tried to touch the animal's feet to seek its blessings, forest officials said Thursday.

Thursday, March 26, 2009 11:12:43 AM

Top LeT guerrilla among two militants killed in Kashmir
Srinagar, March 26 (IANS) Two guerrillas, including a top militant of the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), have been killed in two separate gunbattles in Jammu and Kashmir, the army said Thursday.

Thursday, March 26, 2009 11:12:07 AM

Markets in green as global bourses make steady gains
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Indian equities markets were ruling in the green Thursday as most bourses around the world displayed positive sentiments on signs that demand in the key US sectors like housing had picked up. About an hour after opening bell, a key index was trading 1.47 percent above its last closing figure.

Thursday, March 26, 2009 11:11:56 AM

Robbers loot bus full of passengers in Delhi
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) In a daring night time robbery on a moving bus, three armed men boarded a Blueline, looted over 35 passengers and decamped with Rs.5,000 in cash as well as mobile phones, police in the Indian capital said Thursday.

Thursday, March 26, 2009 10:52:19 AM

I won't withdraw candidature: Congress rebel Vijayan Thomas
Thiruvananthapuram, March 26 (IANS) He sounds remarkably sanguine for someone whose candidature was rejected by the Congress party in Kerala.

Thursday, March 26, 2009 10:43:06 AM

Nithari redux? Over 80 Ghaziabad kids missing in five months
Ghaziabad, March 26 (IANS) Tied with a rope, four-year-old Rohit was being carried in a gunny bag on a cycle-rickshaw by his kidnapper. The child regained consciousness and the abductor panicked and fled the scene. Rohit was rescued. But over 80 other children missing from Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh since October have not been so lucky.

Thursday, March 26, 2009 9:47:40 AM

Game for politics? Cricket fixers turn poll bookies
Ahmedabad, March 26 (IANS) The second season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) might have moved out of the country, but punters have just moved into the towns of Gujarat. They are here to 'fix' another game just as exciting and unpredictable as cricket - politics.

Thursday, March 26, 2009 9:41:18 AM

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