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    Tehri accident toll 27; hopes of finding survivors fade
    TEHRI (UTTARANCHAL), AUG. 4.The toll in yesterday's tunnel cave-in at the Tehri dam site has gone up to 27 with the recovery of 14 more bodies since last night. Hopes of finding any survivors in the debris in the 100-metre-deep tunnel was fast ...

    Pressure on kidnappers to free hostages
    MANAMA, AUG. 4.Amid expectations of an early release of the seven persons, including three Indians held hostage by Iraqi militants, the Kuwaiti transport company, which had employed the hostages, continues to negotiate with the mediator involved ...

    Kalam rejects Dhananjoy's mercy petition
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 4.The mercy petition of the death row convict, Dhananjoy Chatterjee, has been rejected by the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. He was given the death sentence for raping and murdering a 14-year-old schoolgirl in 1990. The ...

    Militants storm CRPF camp
    SRINAGAR, AUG. 4.Two militants stormed a CRPF camp at Rajbagh here today after hurling a grenade and opening fire. Six security personnel were injured in the gunbattle, official sources said. — PTI ...

    Resigns as coalition leader
    COLOMBO, AUG. 4.The Sri Lankan President, Chandrika Kumaratunga, today stepped down from the post of leader of the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) coalition. A statement said it was ``due to pressure of work.'' ...

    UPA-Left panel meets
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 4.The first meeting of the Coordination Committee of the United Progressive Alliance and Left Parties today ended on an optimsitic note with a promise to resolve all contentious issues through dialogue. — UNI ...

    Warrant against Minister
    HYDERABAD, AUG. 4. A local court today issued a non-bailable warrant against Union Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao in a case of alleged cheating. ...

    CCS meets
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 4.The Cabinet Committee on Security today held a meeting to chalk out India's approach to the Defence Secretary-level talks with Pakistan. The crucial talks begin tomorrow. — PTI ...

    Naga talks
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 4.The Government is likely to hold the next round of talks with major Naga insurgent group NSCN (I-M) by the end of September, according to sources. — PTI ...

    SC directive on admissions
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 4.The Supreme Court today directed the Maharashtra Government to carry on with the admission of students into various engineering colleges in the State this year. It can proceed as per the marks obtained by the students in ...

    Free power
    MUMBAI, AUG. 4.With eyes on the coming Assembly elections in Maharashtra, the Congress-led State Government today announced free electricity for farmers from July 1, 2004. — PTI ...

    WASHINGTON, AUG. 4.NASA has dedicated a new supercomputer to honour the memory of India-born astronaut Kalpana Chawla.— UNI

    Police firing
    IMPHAL, AUG. 4.Over 18 persons, including students, were injured in police firing as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Manipur today to protest against the ``custodial'' death of Manorama Devi and seeking the repeal of the ...

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