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P. K. Sethi: Co-inventor of the 'Jaipur Foot'

Pramod Karan Sethi, surgeon and inventor: born Varanasi, India 28 November 1927; married 1951 Sulochana Patni (one son, three daughters); died Jaipur, India 6 January 2008

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Cairn shares crash after setback in Rajasthan

Shares in Cairn, the high-flying oil exploration company which entered the FTSE 100 Index earlier this year, crashed 18 per cent yesterday after it unsettled investors with news of a double setback in its key Indian oilfields.

Cairn caps FTSE 100 entry with oil find

Cairn Energy, the independent oil exploration group, yesterday celebrated its entry into the FTSE 100 index of leading companies by reporting its fifth oil discovery this year in the north-west Indian region of Rajasthan and announcing that the field could contain up to 1.2 billion barrels of recoverable reserves.

Michael Harrison's Outlook: An oil giant's road from Rajasthan to ruin

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Bill Gammell: A £2.2bn Indian summer for rugby international who struck black gold

As a tall, rangy winger who won five caps for Scotland at rugby union, Bill Gammell had achieved more by the age of 25 than most people manage in a lifetime. But sport was only the beginning of the adventure for the Edinburgh-born son of a financier. And yesterday came confirmation that the 51-year-old has struck gold again.

Cairn director buys £624,000 of company shares

The deputy chairman of Cairn Energy splashed out nearly £624,000 on shares in the company yesterday, following large share purchases by other company directors recently.

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