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Abhinav Bindra gets Rs.3.9 mn Volvo
Chandigarh, Aug 23 (IANS) India's only individual gold medal winner at the Beijing Olympics, shooter Abhinav Bindra, was Saturday gifted a Volvo car worth Rs.3.9 million by the Swedish car manufacturer.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 2:20:21 PM

'86 percent rural Indians use dung cakes, firewood'
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) About 86 percent of India's rural households still use dung cakes and firewood as fuel, a senior government official has said here.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 2:19:41 PM

Man changes sex after divorce, marries a man
Patna, Aug 23 (IANS) A man in a Bihar village underwent a sex change operation after being divorced by his wife, officials said Saturday. She then married a man.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:57:50 PM

Uttar Pradesh beefs up security for Janmashtami
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) In the wake of alerts after recent terror strikes in the country, the Uttar Pradesh government has beefed up security at religious places to ensure that the Krishna Janmashtami celebrations pass off peacefully, officials said Saturday.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:47:19 PM

Maharashtra offers Tatas red carpet for Nano plant
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Maharashtra is ready to offer 'red carpet' treatment to the Tata Group if it wants to shift to the state its plant to manufacture Nano, the much-awaited Rs.100,000 family car, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said Saturday.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:37:30 PM

Congress promises free power, Rs.2 a kg rice in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, Aug 23 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's main opposition Congress party said Saturday it would provide rice at Rs.2 a kg and free electricity to poor families if the party is voted to power in the November assembly polls.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:36:52 PM

Researchers devise technique to detect tooth decay early
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) Detecting the first signs of dental caries that afflicts at least 90 percent of the global population at one time or the other has now become easier, thanks to researchers in Tamil Nadu.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:09:25 PM

Equity markets post losses for second week in row (Weekly Market Review)
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The Indian equities market registered losses for the second straight week on the back of weak global sentiment and increase in crude oil prices.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:07:21 PM

Trinamool to go ahead with Tata plant seige from Sunday
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Mamata Bannerjee's Trinamool Congress is sticking to its plans for an indefinite seige of the Tata Motors' small car project site at Singur from Sunday, party leader Partho Chattopadhya confirmed here Saturday.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:06:45 PM

Shut down leaves normal life paralyzed in Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) Normal life across the Kashmir Valley remained paralyzed for the second day Saturday in response to a two-day shutdown called by the separatists as markets, educational institutions and banks remained shut and transport was off the roads.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:06:24 PM

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