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    Fresh efforts to end hostage crisis / Captives 'repositioned'
    MANAMA, AUG. 2.After narrowly failing to secure the release of seven persons including three Indian truck drivers who have been taken hostage in Iraq, a fresh effort was mounted today to end the 12-day-old crisis. Considerable ground was ...

    CIA mole moved out over 120 files from office
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 2.Top officials at the Research and Analysis Wing allowed a suspected Central Intelligence Agency mole in their ranks to remove upwards of 120 files from his office just weeks before he fled the country — apparently ...

    '10 conclusions' to strengthen BJP
    PANAJI, AUG. 2. The four-day `chintan baithak' (brainstorming session) of the Bharatiya Janata Party, which concluded here on Monday, has come out with "10-point conclusions" outlining the future course of action, including the ...

    A week full of rain likely
    NEW DELHI, AUG 2. There is good news on the monsoon front. The current spell of rainfall over most parts of the country is likely to continue for at least one more week, according to the India Meteorological Department. Speaking to The ...

    Court notice to Centre, States on SYL canal row
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 2. A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice, R.C. Lahoti, today issued notice to the Centre and the States of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir on the ...

    Soren remanded to custody
    JAMTARA, AUG. 2. The former Union Minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief, Shibu Soren, against whom a non-bailable warrant was issued in connection with the massacre of 10 persons in Chirrudih village way back in 1975, surrendered before a ...

    Sweeping changes in law favoured to prevent criminalisation of politics
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 2. Expressing concern over the criminalisation of politics, the Election Commission has proposed sweeping changes in the law to keep those with criminal records out of the electoral arena. When a person is accused of serious ...

    'Power to impose total ban on gutkha rests with Centre'
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 2. The Supreme Court today struck down as unconstitutional the notifications issued by Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh Governments under the Prevention of Food and Adulteration Act banning manufacture and sale of `pan masalas' and ...

    Bandh hits life
    KOLKATA, AUG. 2. Life in West Bengal was affected today following the 12-hour Bengal bandh called by the Nationalist Trinamool Congress (NTC). — PTI ...

    Hostage `shot'
    DUBAI, AUG. 2. Militants have shot dead a Turkish hostage kidnapped in Iraq, according to a video posted on the Internet.

    Police action
    IMPHAL, AUG. 2. Thirty persons defying prohibitory orders were injured in police action today.

    — PTI

    `Ramdas, Rehman worked to promote peace agenda'
    SINGAPORE, AUG. 2. The former Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral L. Ramdas, has been awarded this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award for Peace and International Understanding, along with the Pakistani journalist, Ibn Abdur Rehman. Both Admiral ...

    Attack plan
    ISLAMABAD, AUG. 2. Pakistani intelligence agents found plans for attacks against the United States and Britain on a computer seized from an arrested Al-Qaeda activist. — AP ...

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