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    Militants threaten to kill a hostage today
    MANAMA, JULY 29.Efforts to seek the release of the hostages in Iraq suffered a setback with the kidnappers threatening to kill one of them in case there is no response to their demands by Friday evening. While the militants, in a video sent to ...

    Anxiety mounts
    NEW DELHI/DUBAI, JULY 29. Concerns mounted tonight over the fate of the three Indian hostages in Iraq with their captors threatening to execute one of the seven captives if their demands were not met by tomorrow. As the news of the threat came ...

    `All-out efforts to get hostages freed'
    NEW DELHI, JULY 29.The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, said today that his Government was making all efforts to secure the release of the three kidnapped Indians. "All-out efforts are on and I am hopeful that they will succeed," Dr. Singh told ...

    India to take re-look at Free Trade Agreement with Thailand
    BANGKOK, JULY 29. India will take a re-look at the Free Trade Agreement with Thailand that the Vajpayee Government had worked out last year, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said today. He was speaking to presspersons on board his special aircraft ...

    The uncommon commoner
    BANGKOK, JULY 29On the eve of his first trip abroad as Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh drove home the point to his staff that he would love to do things just as any one else would. He would have liked to do away even with ceremonial send-off that ...

    Court asks Soren to surrender before August 2
    RANCHI, JULY 29. The Jharkhand High Court today directed the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief, Shibu Soren, to surrender in the Jamtara court on or before August 2 in connection with the 1975 Chirrudih massacre case, failing which action would be ...

    My humiliation will cost Congress dearly: Amar Singh
    NEW DELHI, JULY 29. Admitting his party's ``troubled relationship'' with the Congress, the Samajwadi Party general secretary, Amar Singh, today said his ``public humiliation'' at the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi's party in the run-up to the ...

    Nafisa Joseph dead
    MUMBAI, JULY 30.Former Miss India and VJ Nafisa Joseph died in Mumbai on Thursday, ND TV reported early today. She was 25. The report said that it was unclear how she died but it was suspected to be a case of ...

    Cases filed against PW leaders
    HYDERABAD, JULY 29. A day after the CPI-ML People's War held a massive public meeting in Warangal, the police have registered criminal cases against poet P. Varavara Rao, singer Gadar and the Revolutionary Writers Association president, G. ...

    Protests in Manipur
    IMPHAL, JULY 29. Fifty persons were injured during protests in Manipur over the killing of a woman allegedly by the armed forces. The demonstrators have served a 24-hour deadline on the State Government for repealing the Armed Forces Special ...

    Another Godhra accused arrested
    AHMEDABAD, JULY 29. Shoaib Kalandar, another absconding accused in the Godhra train carnage, was arrested today. With this the total number of persons arrested has gone up to 92. Kalandar, an autorickshaw driver, was arrested from the Signal ...

    Bids for TCS IPO
    MUMBAI, JULY 29. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd's initial public offer (IPO) of 5.54 crore equity shares, which opened for bidding today, has received bids aggregating up to 49.95 per cent of the issue size. — ...

    IDBI to merge with IDBI Bank
    HYDERABAD, JULY 29.The Industrial Development Bank of India, the country's largest financial institution, said today that it would merge IDBI Bank, its private banking arm, this fiscal. The Industrial Development Bank of India Chairman, M. ...

    Tata's statue unveiled
    MUMBAI, JULY 29. Amidst heavy rain and showering of petals by IAF helicopters, a statue of J.R.D. Tata, father of Indian civil aviation, was unveiled today at the Old Airport Complex — the office of Air India — in North-West Mumbai. ...

    Ardbo dead
    NEW DELHI, JULY 29. Yet another Bofors pay-off case accused, Martin Karl Ardbo, who was president of the gun manufacturer when the controversial deal was signed, has died in Sweden. He was 77 and was suffering from cancer. — ...

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