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India, China military ties to get new impetus this year
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The navies and the air forces of India and China are seeking to engage with each other for the first time this year to build up on the goodwill generated by the first joint exercise between the two armies last year.

Friday, August 29, 2008 1:22:50 PM

India's economic growth dips to 7.9 percent
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) India's economic growth slipped to 7.9 percent during the first quarter of this fiscal from 9.2 percent for the corresponding period of the previous year amid concerns over the impact of central bank's tight monetary policy.

Friday, August 29, 2008 1:22:25 PM

Equity markets stay in the green early afternoon
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Indian equitiy markets stayed in the green early Friday afternoon. There was buying interest in realty, banking and oil and gas stocks.

Friday, August 29, 2008 12:52:06 PM

Assam man swims for 26 hours to promote water sports
Guwahati, Aug 29 (IANS) Assam's star swimmer, 26-year-old Elvis Ali Hazarika, has created a sensation by swimming non-stop for 26 hours at a local pool here with the sole aim of promoting water sports among the youth and attracting sponsorship for the discipline.

Friday, August 29, 2008 11:57:25 AM

Violence continues in Orissa despite curfew
Bhubaneswar, Aug 29 (IANS) The communal violence that erupted in Orissa after the killing of five people, including a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader, continued for the seventh day Friday with stray incidents being reported from Kandhamal district despite a curfew, police said.

Friday, August 29, 2008 11:33:29 AM

9/11 hate crime victim not sore any more
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Eight years after 9/11, Rajinder Singh 'Bammi' Kalra feels like a true American. The hate crime victim has come to terms with the trauma he had to undergo after the 2001 terror attacks in the US.

Friday, August 29, 2008 10:46:52 AM

Equity markets start on a positive note
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Indian equity markets, which opened higher Friday following a decline in the inflation rate, were in the green during early trade. Banking and realty stocks were in demand.

Friday, August 29, 2008 10:45:50 AM

National Museum cant expand, faces space crunch
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Strange as it may sound, the National Museum - the country's largest museum - is able to display only a tenth of its 200,000 artefacts as a large part of its premises is being occupied by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Friday, August 29, 2008 10:40:32 AM

'This is worse than the Kosi of folklore'
Murliganj (Bihar), Aug 29 (IANS) Mahesh Rai and his cousin Narendra Rai, both 20, have never before seen the Kosi river wreak such a havoc. Even their fathers, who are in their early 40s, don't remember anything like this.

Friday, August 29, 2008 10:38:37 AM

Kashmir valley under curfew for sixth day
Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) The Kashmir valley continued to be under curfew for the sixth consecutive day Friday even as authorities here booked some separatist leaders under the harsh Public Safety ACT (PSA).

Friday, August 29, 2008 10:14:40 AM

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