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Government to shoulder interest on study loans for poor
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Have you taken an educational loan and are finding it tough to pay the interest on it? Take heart, as the government Thursday decided to shoulder the burden for students from economically weaker sections while they are pursuing the course and for one year thereafter or for six months after getting a job.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 9:08:02 PM

Himachal legislators to get hefty salary hike
Shimla, Aug 27 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly Thursday unanimously passed an amendment bill to hike salaries and allowances of legislators and ministers.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 8:56:05 PM

Swine flu kills three more, India's toll reaches 78
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Swine flu claimed three more lives Thursday, taking India's toll to 78, as health officials maintained that most of the deaths occurred because the patients reported late for treatment.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 8:50:02 PM

India guest country at Moscow Book Fair
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) India will be the guest country at the Moscow Book Fair to be held in the Russian capital Sep 2-7, the National Book Trust said Thursday.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 8:49:56 PM

3G spectrum base price fixed at Rs.3,500 crore
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The wait for next generation telephony is finally over with an empowered group of ministers Thursday fixing the base price of third generation (3G) radio waves at Rs.3,500 crore. It had been earlier pegged at Rs.4,040 crore.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 8:43:09 PM

India ready to share more information about Saeed
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) India is ready to share more details with Pakistan about Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed over his role in the Mumbai terrorist attacks but it is time for Islamabad to act, official sources said Thursday.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 8:38:26 PM

DDA may begin flat allotment process next month
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will allot over 5,000 flats after it gets a report confirming that the software it used for the draw of lots cannot be rigged, an official said Thursday.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 8:37:25 PM

Kalam defends India's nuclear deterrence capability
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Thursday defended India's nuclear deterrence capability even as former National Security Adviser (NSA) Brajesh Mishra rubbished a top scientist's claim that the 1998 Pokhran tests were not successful.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 8:33:07 PM

10 get four-year jail terms in fodder scam
Ranchi, Aug 27 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Jharkhand Thursday sentenced 10 people to four years in jail each for fraudlent withdrawl of Rs.13.69 crore from the treasury.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 8:20:32 PM

Congress snubs party leader for attacking Pawar
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Congress Thursday snubbed senior party leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi for attacking Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar over his handling of the drought situation.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 8:17:09 PM

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