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    Manipur stir intensifies as student leader dies
    IMPHAL, AUG. 16. Manipur was plunged into fresh turmoil today when a student leader who set fire to himself on Sunday died of burns, even as the State Government cracked down on the agitation for the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers ...

    KGL opens new channel with captors
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 16.The fate of Antaryami, Tilak Raj and Sukhdev, the three Indian truck drivers abducted in Iraq on July 21, remains unclear even as well-placed South Block sources said today that their Kuwaiti employers, Kuwait Gulf Link ...

    Duty cut to contain oil price rise?
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 16. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today held two rounds of discussions with the Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, and the Petroleum Minister, Mani Shankar Aiyar, on ways to deal with the spiralling world crude oil prices. ...

    Centre to `wait and watch'
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 16.The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs met here today and decided to continue with the Centre's "wait and watch'' policy on Manipur. The CCPA meeting is the second since the State Government decided to lift partially the ...

    Lalu inspects goods train
    PATNA, AUG. 16.Continuing with his "raids" to set things right, the Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, today turned his attention on alleged irregularities in freight carriage. He stopped the Millennium Parcel Express at the Danapur Railway Station ...

    Thorpe wins
    ATHENS, AUG. 16. Ian Thorpe (in picture) of Australia won the 200m freestyle title at the Olympics on Monday, powering past American Michael Phelps, whose hopes of a seven-gold haul at the Games was shattered as he managed only a ...

    New prosecutor
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 16.The contentious issue of appointing a Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) to conduct the trial in the Best Bakery case before the Mumbai designated court was finally put to rest today, with the Supreme Court appointing Mr. P.R. ...

    Gets bail
    JAMSHEDPUR, AUG. 16. The Chief Judicial Magistrate, A.K. Chaturvedi, today granted bail to the former Union Minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief, Shibu Soren, in connection with a case of violation of Section 144 Cr. P. C. here in 1999. ...

    New deal
    MUMBAI, AUG. 16. Tata Iron and Steel Company Ltd. has acquired the steel business of the Singapore-based NatSteel Ltd. for Rs. 1,313 crores. Under the terms of agreement, NatSteel will spin off its entire business into a wholly owned subsidiary ...

    Cable TV strike
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 16. Many cable TV operators across the country will go on an indefinite strike from tomorrow to demand withdrawal of service tax levied on them. — ...

    Chavez wins
    CARACAS (VENEZUELA), AUG. 16.Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez survived a popular referendum to oust him in a vote that drew a record number of people to the polls. Mr. Chavez immediately claimed victory. — ...

    Shot dead
    COLOMBO, AUG. 16.The Propaganda Secretary and spokesman of the anti-LTTE Eelam People's Democratic Party, Balanadarajah Iyer, was shot dead by "unidentified gunmen" outside his residence here today. ...

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