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Stalemate continues over PAC issue
NEW DELHI, AUG. 13. The denial of the Central Vigilance Commission's (CVC) report on defence purchases to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) dominated both Houses of Parliament today. The issue remained unresolved in the Lok Sabha leading to ...

Opposition vows to fight BJP
NEW DELHI, AUG. 13.Leaders of various Opposition parties today arrived at a broad understanding that their prime political battle is to fight the Bharatiya Janata Party and agreed to continue with bilateral/multilateral meetings to work out the ...
Independence Day dress rehearsal held
New Delhi, Aug 13. A full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations in the capital was held today in front of the historic Red Fort. As part of the effort to ensure incident-free celebrations, the capital's skies would be fully ...
22 bodies recovered from copter wreck
MUMBAI, AUG. 13. Divers of the Oil and Natural Gas Commission found 22 bodies in the wreckage they salvaged today of the MI-172 helicopter that had crashed in the Neelam Offshore Oilfield on Monday. The wreckage was put on board Sea Mac ...
'Demonstrable action by Pak. on terrorism needed'
NEW DELHI, AUG. 13. Demonstrable action on terrorism by Pakistan must precede a possible ceasefire with India, informed sources in the Ministry of External Affairs said today. Stating that the doors to dialogue with Pakistan were open, the ...
Checking of MPs' ID cards to be made mandatory
NEW DELHI, AUG. 13.A review meeting of Parliament security today decided to make foolproof arrangements by installing electronic gadgets and making the checking of identity cards mandatory for everybody, including MPs, before the next session of ...
Two killed, 46 injured in J&K blasts
JAMMU, AUG. 13. One person was killed and 40 persons, including seven security personnel, were injured in an IED blast triggered by militants in Baramulla district of north Kashmir this afternoon. The impact of the bomb planted in a bicycle at ...
Over 70 Dalits injured as Thakurs open fire in U.P. village
MAU (UTTAR PRADESH), AUG. 13. In an outbreak of caste violence, over 70 Dalits were injured, seven of them seriously, when members of the Thakur community opened fire on them following a dispute over a piece of land at a village in this district. ...
New districts despite EC suggestion
BHOPAL, AUG. 13. Three new districts have been carved out in Madhya Pradesh raising the total number of districts from 45 to 48. The districts are Ashok Nagar, Anuppur and Burhanpur. A notification to this effect was issued on August 11. ...
Bid to 'bring' Russian missile into U.S., Briton held
WASHINGTON, AUG. 13. A British national, identified by a section of the media as being of Indian origin, has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for "planning to smuggle a missile into the United States". The FBI's sting ...
Zardari acquitted
ISLAMABAD, AUG. 13. An anti-terrorism court in Karachi today acquitted the former Pakistan Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto's husband Asif Ali Zardari, in a murder case, but he will remain in prison facing other charges. Mr. Zardari was charged in ...
Duty exemption: court takes suo motu note
NEW DELHI, AUG. 13. The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the former Indian cricket captain, Sachin Tendulkar, taking suo motu note of a customs duty exemption of Rs. 1.13 crores on the import of a Ferrari gifted to the ...
Ban lifted on petrol pumps
NEW DELHI, AUG. 13.The Centre has lifted the ban on setting up of petrol pumps and LPG agencies, by allowing State-run oil firms to appoint dealers on their own. The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has done away with the Dealer Selection ...
Temple set afire
BADERWAH, AUG. 13.A 400-year-old temple was set afire by some unidentified persons at a place 15 km from here in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district in the wee hours of today, police sources said. The temple dedicated to snake God, Subernag, was ...

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