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    Talks yielding positive results: mediator
    MANAMA (BAHRAIN), JULY 31. After detailed discussions, the Iraqi mediator, Sheikh Hisham Al- Dulaimi, and a representative of the Kuwaiti transport company — whose seven employees, including three Indians, have been kidnapped — ...

    'Efforts on to free hostages'
    NEW DELHI, JULY 31. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, tonight said every effort was being made to secure the safe and early release of three Indians held captive in Iraq. "We are all gravely concerned," Dr. Singh told reporters at the ...

    Manmohan for optimum use of energy resources
    BANGKOK, JULY 31. Leaders of the seven-nation BIMST-EC regional grouping who met here today reminded themselves about their vast natural and human resources, and how they must use them to raise their economic standards. "We must accept that ...

    12-member coordination panel
    NEW DELHI, JULY 31. The proposed coordination committee — envisaged as a mechanism for consultation between the United Progressive Alliance Government and the Left parties — will be a 12-member body and will, in all likelihood, ...

    First price rise after oil companies get limited freedom
    NEW DELHI, JULY 31. Oil companies today increased the petrol and diesel prices in line with the rise in international fuel prices. This is the second price revision after the United Progressive Alliance Government assumed office and had to ...

    Differences in JD(U)
    NEW DELHI, JULY 31.Amid divergent views expressed by its national executive members on whether to part ways with the NDA in the event of the BJP returning to its Hindutva ideology, the Janata Dal(U) today decided to have further discussions on ...

    Protests on in Manipur
    IMPHAL, JULY 31.Widespread protests continued in Manipur today with hundreds of people courting arrest, defying prohibitory orders, to press for withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. A New Delhi reports says that the Chief Minister, ...

    Militant killed in Colombo
    COLOMBO, JULY 31.Suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam men shot dead a militant belonging to a rival outfit here today. The gunmen, travelling in a van, killed the person in Colombo's Bambalapitiya area, police said. — PTI ...

    Arun Prakash named New Navy Chief
    NEW DELHI, JULY 31. The new Naval Chief, Admiral Arun Prakash, today said that his main priority would be to augment the present force levels and go in for the acquisition of more modern warships, including nuclear submarines. "The Navy needs ...

    People leave Old Tehri
    OLD TEHRI (UTTARANCHAL), JULY 31.Most of the people, including environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna, have been evacuated from this town, raising hope of an early settlement of the vexed rehabilitation process as well as the commissioning of the ...

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