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Life comes to a standstill in Manipur
IMPHAL, AUG. 9. The Manipur capital had an empty, dishevelled feel on Monday, the first day of the indefinite bandh called by 32 organisations agitating for the revocation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in the State. Government offices ...
Ready to withdraw Assam Rifles: Patil
NEW DELHI, AUG. 9.The Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, today said the Centre was ready to withdraw the Assam Rifles from Manipur but ruled out scrapping the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. "If this is necessary to restore peace in the area, ...
EPF interest pegged lower at 8.5 per cent
NEW DELHI, AUG. 9.The Central Board of Trustees of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation today decided to recommend an interest rate of 8.5 per cent on EPF as an interim measure for 2004-05. The final rate will be decided at the end of the ...
Evolve consensus on water sharing: Vajpayee
NEW DELHI, AUG. 9. The former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, has written to the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, asking him to urgently convene a meeting of political leaders to evolve a consensual approach to the sensitive issue of sharing ...
Tearful family reunion for freed PoWs
WAGAH BORDER (AMRITSAR), AUG. 9. Lance Naik Jagsir Singh and Sapper Mohammed Arif, who were held prisoners of war (PoW) for the last five years by Pakistan, since the Kargil war, today took the final steps to freedom across the international ...
KGL reworks negotiating strategy
MANAMA, AUG. 9. The Kuwaiti transport company, whose seven employees including three Indian truck drivers have been taken hostage in Iraq, appears to have tapped new channels of communication after declaring that it had given up on Sheikh Hisham ...
Red alert issued in Himachal
NEW DELHI, AUG. 9.Armed and paramilitary forces have been put on red alert in Himachal Pradesh as the artificial lake that was formed on the Chinese side of the India, China border after a landslip last month has started spilling over and can ...
India-Pakistan talks begin today
ISLAMABAD, AUG. 9. A high-level delegation led by the Home Secretary, Dhirendra Singh, arrived here tonight for discussions with Pakistani officials on issues of terrorism and drug trafficking. The two-day talks, beginning here tomorrow, form a ...
MBBS admissions: 'Finish counselling by August 20'
NEW DELHI, AUG. 9. The Supreme Court today directed the States and the Union Territories to complete by August 20 the counselling for admission to MBBS courses in Government medical colleges for 2004-2005 and intimate the vacancy position in the ...
CBI asked to expedite Telgi scam probe
NEW DELHI, AUG. 9. The Supreme Court today directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to complete its investigation as expeditiously as possible in the 48 cases relating to the Rs. 30,000-crore Abdul Karim Telgi stamp paper scam. Of the ...
GIRIDIH, AUG. 9. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha supremo, Shibu Soren, today failed to appear in a sessions court in connection with a 1974 murder case owing to sickness, and the court asked him to appear on September 9. He is currently lodged in a ...
Bail plea rejected
PATNA, AUG. 9. The Patna High Court has rejected the bail petition of the Rashtriya Janata Dal Member of Parliament, Md. Shahbuddin, in connection with the case relating to the murder of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) worker, ...
MUMBAI, AUG. 9. The Reserve Bank of India today froze assets of the South Indian Co-operative Bank Ltd. and placed restrictions on its operations, following a run on it by depositors. PTI ...
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