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    Manmohan promises end to tyranny of 'inspector raj'
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 24.Announcing a slew of measures ranging from revamping the regulatory framework to a committee for monitoring infrastructure projects besides reviving his Council of Trade and Industry, the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today ...

    'We are living in abnormal times'
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 24. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today lamented that the continuing deadlock in Parliament was preventing him from having frequent interactions with people from various walks of life, including trade and industry. "I ...

    Uma Bharti headed for Hubli
    BHOPAL, AUG. 24.The former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Uma Bharti, who relinquished office on Monday evening in the wake of a non-bailable arrest warrant issued against her by a court in Hubli, Karnataka, left here today by train for Hubli. ...

    Karnataka police on their toes
    BANGALORE, AUG. 24. The Karnataka Chief Minister, N. Dharam Singh, returned here on Tuesday from New Delhi ahead of schedule to oversee security arrangements in view of the expected arrival of Uma Bharti in Hubli on Wednesday. Mr. Dharam Singh ...

    Maharashtra polls on October 13
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 24.The Election Commission today announced the schedule for the Legislative Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Arunachal Pradesh. While the polls in Maharashtra will be held on October 13, Arunachal will go to the polls on ...

    Stripped of title
    ATHENS, AUG. 24.Robert Fazekas, the Hungarian gold medallist in the men's discus event, was disqualified by the International Olympic Committee executive board and stripped of his title on Tuesday for allegedly tampering with a doping ...

    Weightlifting coaches suspended
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 24. The Sports Ministry today suspended national weightlifting coaches Leonid Taranenko of Belarus and Pal Singh Sandhu. The move follows a doping scandal involving top women lifters Pratima Kumari and Sanamacha Chanu at the ...

    Kathmandu blockade off
    KATHMANDU, AUG. 24.Maoist rebels announced today that they were withdrawing the blockade that cut off Kathmandu from the rest of the country. Earlier, the rebels ambushed an army vehicle killing five soldiers. — AP ...

    Talks with FM only: Truckers
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 24.On the fourth day of their indefinite strike, the truck operators have said any further talks will be held only with the Finance Minister. — UNI ...

    SYL row: Plea rejected
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 24.The Supreme Court has upheld its June 4 order directing the Centre to construct the Punjab portion of the Sutlej Yamuna Link canal. It was dismissing a petition by the Amarinder Singh Government seeking its ...

    Rajasthan minister surrenders
    JAIPUR, AUG. 24. The Rajasthan Minister for Forest and Environment, Laxminarayan Dave, against whom an arrest warrant had been issued recently, today surrendered at Jodhpur before Railway Magistrate G.K. Jain. — UNI ...

    California Senate passes anti-outsourcing Bill
    WASHINGTON, AUG. 24. An anti-outsourcing Bill passed by the California Senate will prohibit all levels of the Government from contracting or subcontracting with companies that use foreign labour, media reports said here today. The ban applies ...

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