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Armed forces finally get their own pay panel
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Giving in to the armed forces' clamour for a separate pay commission, the government has agreed to delink the pay revision of defence personnel from the civilian employees - when the exercise is undertaken some five years hence, a senior official said Thursday.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 5:58:38 PM

Lt. Gen. Thamburaj new Indian Army vice chief
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Lieutenant General Noble Thamburaj Thursday took over as the vice chief of the Indian Army from Lt. Gen. M.L. Naidu, who retired Wednesday.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 5:43:22 PM

3 Tamil Nadu police officials shifted ahead of by-poll
Madurai (Tamil Nadu), Jan 1 (IANS) Three senior police officials were transferred following reports of violence during the run-up to the Tirumangalam assembly by-poll in Tamil Nadu, a government statement said Thursday.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 5:32:18 PM

Inflation drops further to 6.38 percent
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation dipped further to 6.38 percent for the week ended Dec 20 from 6.61 percent the week before, official data released Thursday said.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 5:29:59 PM

Markets go bullish on New Year's day
Mumbai, Jan 1 (IANS) Indian equities markets turned bullish on the first day of the New Year, with a key index gaining 2.66 percent over its previous close.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 5:16:41 PM

Former government employees robbed, murdered in Chennai
Chennai, Jan 1 (IANS) A middle-aged couple, formerly employed with central government organisations, were Thursday found murdered in their house in southern suburb of Chennai, the police said.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 5:08:04 PM

Priests, nun accused in Abhaya murder case given bail
Kochi (Kerala), Jan 1 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Thursday freed on bail two priests and a nun, who are the accused in the sensational Sister Abhaya murder case.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 5:07:47 PM

Retailers urged to cut price to boost demand
Mumbai Jan 1 (IANS) Retailers should cut prices in the next six months to clear inventories and push sales, an industry representative said here Thursday.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 5:06:42 PM

Bajaj Auto two-wheeler sales down 33 percent
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Bajaj Auto Ltd Thursday reported 33 percent dip in its last month's two-wheeler sales.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 5:06:30 PM

Left Front to kick off poll preparations with Jan 8 rally
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front will begin mobilising cadres for the general elections this year with a rally here Jan 8, hoping it will not suffer the reverses of the panchayat polls last year.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 4:55:12 PM

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