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    Mediator appeals to kidnappers
    MANAMA, JULY 30. The fate of the hostages in Iraq continues to hang in the balance as there has been no confirmation that the kidnappers have extended the Friday evening deadline they had set for executing one of them. Diplomatic sources told ...

    Go-ahead on FTA
    BANGKOK, JULY 30. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh does not cease to surprise. Less than 24 hours after startling observers by expressing the Government's intention to take another look at the Free Trade Agreement with Thailand, his Commerce ...

    Kamal Nath rushes back to Geneva
    BANGKOK, JULY 30. Cutting short his stay with the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, for the BIMST-EC meeting here, the Commerce and Industry Minister, Kamal Nath, is rushing back to Geneva tonight as last-ditch efforts are being mounted to resolve ...

    Pak. PM designate escapes Suicide attack
    ISLAMABAD, JULY 30. Five persons were feared killed and 25 injured in a suicide attack on the Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting and Finance Minister, Shaukat Aziz, this evening at Fateh Jang in Punjab province. Initial reports said the ...

    I did not run away: Soren
    RANCHI, JULY 30.After over 10 days in hiding, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader, Shibu Soren, today came out in the open and charged the Bharatiya Janata Party with hatching a conspiracy against him by raking up a three-decade-old case. ``I did ...

    VHP for forum against BJP
    GHAZIABAD, JULY 30.The Vishwa Hindu Parishad International president, Ashok Singhal, has said a political forum to challenge the BJP would soon be formed. ``It is not my individual desire but an urge within all Hindus in the country to form a ...

    Truce extended with Naga rebels
    BANGKOK, JULY 30.The Government today extended the ceasefire with NSCN (IM) for another year following talks with the major insurgent outfit in Chiangmei, about 500 km from here. The ceasefire was to expire tomorrow. — PTI ...

    Parliamentarian Hiren Mukherjee passes away
    KOLKATA, JULY 30. A gifted orator and parliamentarian par excellence, legendary Communist leader Hirendranath Mukherjee symbolised the golden era of Indian parliamentary politics. Mr. Mukherjee, who jocularly referred to himself ``a jack of ...

    Kerry accepts nomination
    WASHINGTON, JULY 30.Vowing to restore ``trust and credibility'' to the White House, Senator John Kerry accepted the Democratic presidential nomination and promised never to ``mislead'' his countrymen into war. Mr. Kerry launched a blistering ...

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