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An American's journey in the footsteps of a Hindi novelist

By Imran Khan-- Aurari (Bihar), Aug 10 (IANS) He sits on a chowki (wooden bed) with villagers, dressed in a lungi and banian (vest), totally at home in the surroundings. But Ian Woolford has travelled far, from a university in the US to a dusty village in Bihar to research Indian rural life inspired by the writings of Hindi novelist Phanishwar Nath Renu....
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Indian Muslims bitterly divided over bigamy

By Khalid Akhter-- New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Do bigamy and Islam go together? The Law Commission of India doesn't think so. Indian clerics of all hues disagree. But they don't seem to have the backing of ordinary Muslims....
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Indian firm to build eye centre in Addis Ababa

By Groum Abate-- Addis Ababa, Aug 8 (IANS) Indian project development firm Overseas Infrastructure Alliance (OIA), involved in diverse projects in Africa's second-most populous nation, will build an eye care centre in the premises of the Zewditu Memorial Hospital here as part of its community partnership programme. The project has been lauded by Ethiopia's President Girma Woldegiorgis. ...
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Hollywood script guru is script-hunting in India

By Robin Bansal-- New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) After the success of "Slumdog Millionaire", Indian films have gained worldwide appeal, says Hollywood script guru Chadwick Clough, who is set to popularise Indian themes in international movies by partnering with a scriptwriting workshop. ...
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Another IIT student down with swine flu, institute on alert

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) After a second student was detected with swine flu, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi alerted its doctors Friday to do the rounds of hostels on the campus and help any student if found exhibiting influenza A (H1N1) symptoms. ...
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LTTE chief KP knew Rajiv Gandhi was to be killed

By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The new chief of the Tamil Tigers who is now in Sri Lankan custody was one of the rare few outside the group's intelligence set-up who knew months earlier that former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was to be assassinated....
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Sania in Vancouver quarterfinals with easy victory

Vancouver, Aug 7 (IANS) Top seed Sania Mirza easily moved into the quarterfinals of the $175,000 Oldum Brown Vancouver Open, beating American Laura Granville 6-2, 6-4. ...
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Kumble, Bindra in ICC's working group to solve Indian players' concern

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Former India captain Anil Kumble and ex-board president Inderjit Singh Bindra were Thursday selected by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in its five-member International Registered Testing Pool (IRTP) working group to resolve Indian players' concern on World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) 'whereabouts' clause....
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Coming before Commonwealth Games: Mega carpool for Delhi

By Richa Sharma and Nayan Sakhuja-- New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) For the Indian capital, where two million car owners use 60 percent of road space but meet only 20 percent of commuting demand, here comes a smart decongestion plan - a mega carpool that harnesses the latest in technology. ...
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TCS eyeing Indian Railways outsourcing contract

Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Software major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is eyeing a Rs.2,500-crore Indian Railways outsourcing contract, a top company official said here Thursday. ...
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