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Meet Chipra Rani, Bengal's longest serving elephant
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) She is 66 - well past the retirement age in government jobs. But Chipra Rani, a gentle jumbo working for the West Bengal forest department, is far from calling it a day.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008 8:35:03 AM

Committee set up to look into pay panel grievances
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Days after several Indian Army officers put in their papers and Indian Police Service officials met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to express their unhappiness over the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, the government Tuesday set up a high level committee to look into their grievances.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008 11:59:04 PM

Tamil Nadu market downs shutters over Hogenekkal
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) One of Asia's largest perishable goods markets, Koyambedu, located on the western suburbs of Chennai, remained closed Tuesday as merchants held protests against Karnataka's opposition to the Hogenekkal drinking water project.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008 11:57:40 PM

Punjab cop kills wife, son, self
Chandigarh, April 8 (IANS) A Punjab Police head constable Tuesday shot dead his wife and 18-year-old son before turning his licensed 12-bore rifle on himself in Mohali district, police said.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008 11:57:16 PM

Haryana village bodies ban paying of power bills
Ambala (Haryana), April 8 (IANS) Upset with the state government's failure to supply regular electricity, at least 25 panchayats or village bodies in Haryana's Ambala district have issued an order to villagers not to pay power bills.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008 11:18:40 PM

Sainik school to come up in Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) The ministry of defence plans to set up a Sainik school in Kadpa district of Andhra Pradesh.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008 11:18:02 PM

Woman detained in Delhi businessman's murder (Lead)
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) In a twist to the murder of city-based businessman Arun Gupta, Delhi Police Tuesday detained a woman who was allegedly into an intimate relationship with him.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008 10:48:58 PM

Tamil Nadu launches premier academy to develop IT skills
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Tuesday evening launched the ICT Academy, a premier organisation to develop IT skills in cooperation with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Tuesday, April 08, 2008 10:42:30 PM

Leading Mumbai builder raided for massive provident fund fraud (Intro Roundup)
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday swooped down on the homes and offices of leading Mumbai realty developers Niranjan Hiranandani and his brother Surendra, and three senior government officials for committing a Rs.1.68-billion fraud on the Employees Provident Fund (EPF).

Tuesday, April 08, 2008 10:42:14 PM

New sports minister Gill unfazed by opposition barbs
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Newly-inducted Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs M.S. Gill Tuesday hit back at critics, saying he had been appointed by the prime minister and he did not want to explain it to anyone.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008 10:16:59 PM

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