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India's wheat procurement highest ever: Chidambaram
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) India's state-run agencies made the highest-ever procurement of wheat of 20.7 million tonnes this year and the situation for rice will be similar by the time the season ends in September, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Friday.

Friday, May 23, 2008 2:21:08 PM

Girls outshine boys in CBSE Class 12 exams (Lead)
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Girls once again outshone boys in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 exams, in which the overall pass percentage was 80.91 percent.

Friday, May 23, 2008 2:20:45 PM

Bihar plans separate polling booths for weaker sections
Patna, May 23 (IANS) Hundreds of separate polling booths will be set up for socially marginalised and weaker sections of society in Bihar to enable them to vote without fear, an official said Friday.

Friday, May 23, 2008 2:19:50 PM

E-recycling major Infotrek acquires European technology
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Indian electronic equipment recycling major Infotrek Syscom Ltd Friday announced that it has acquired European e-waste management technology for its subsidiary Eco Recycling ltd (Ecoreco).

Friday, May 23, 2008 2:18:00 PM

Five tortoise smugglers arrested in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) As many as 58 tortoises were recovered and five smugglers arrested here, police said Friday.

Friday, May 23, 2008 2:17:39 PM

Gujjars gather to block rail tracks in Rajasthan
Jaipur, May 23 (IANS) Agitating members of the Gujjar community in Rajasthan gathered in Bharatpur district Friday to block railway tracks to press their demand for tribal status to facilitate better education and job opportunities even as police fortified the area.

Friday, May 23, 2008 2:17:14 PM

A welcome sign for Indian hockey (Commentary)
Even in the thick of the Indian Premier League (IPL) battles on which the eyeballs of cricket crazy, though not necessarily informed, masses have been fixed for the last few weeks, the silver medal-winning campaign of the Indian hockey team has received some media attention. This is as it should be.

Friday, May 23, 2008 2:16:18 PM

Sports schedule for May 23, 2008
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The following is the sports schedule for May 23, 2008:

Friday, May 23, 2008 2:15:29 PM

Truck-load of explosives seized in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, May 23 (IANS) An unclaimed truck, loaded with about nine tonnes of gelatine explosives, was seized here, the police said Friday.

Friday, May 23, 2008 2:15:03 PM

MiG-21 catches fire in Bengal
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) A MiG-21 aircraft of the Indian Air Force caught fire while landing at West Bengal's Bagdogra airport Friday but the pilot managed to get out unharmed, officials here said.

Friday, May 23, 2008 2:05:02 PM

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