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    Bid to avert price hike: Duty on petroleum products cut
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 18. In a bid to insulate consumers from soaring world oil prices, the Government today slashed the excise and customs duties on petrol, diesel, kerosene and cooking gas. This decision will lead to a fall in revenue collections ...

    A close watch on North-East: Patil
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 18.The Government today reiterated its willingness to hold talks with political parties and sections of the people in Manipur as part of its efforts to find an amicable solution to the continuing unrest there. Briefing members of ...

    Maoists blockade affects Kathmandu
    KATHMANDU, AUG. 18.Two days after forcing multinational companies, including some Indian firms, to shut down their businesses in Nepal, Maoist rebels today enforced an indefinite blockade cutting off Kathmandu from the rest of the country. ...

    India concerned
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 18. India believes that the situation arising out of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) blockade of Kathmandu is "worrying" and has taken up its security concerns with the Nepalese Government. The Charge d'Affaires of India's ...

    `More measures' to keep oil prices under check
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 18. After rolling back customs and excise duties on petroleum products, the Government tonight said it was ready to take "more measures" to keep the oil prices under check despite spiralling international prices of crude. The ...

    India in tennis semi-finals
    ATHENS, AUG. 18.India's chances of bagging another medal received a boost after Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi beat Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyett of Zimbabwe to enter the semi-finals of the men's doubles event on ...

    NEW DELHI, AUG. 18.Cable TV operators today decided to suspend their indefinite strike till the end of the Olympic Games next month. This follows public disappointment over the blackout of the Olympic silver medal-winning performance of ...

    Stir hits life
    IMPHAL, AUG. 18.An uneasy calm prevailed in Imphal today, the second day of an indefinite strike, as life remained affected. — UNI

    Motion defeated
    SRINAGAR, AUG. 18.The Opposition National Conference-sponsored no-confidence motion against the Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council, Abdul Rashid Dar, was defeated today. — ...

    Bail granted
    NAGPUR, AUG. 18.The District Sessions Court today granted bail to five women, arrested in connection with the murder of gangster Kalicharan Yadav alias ``Akku,'' in a court room here last week. — ...

    Coke, Pepsi costlier
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 18.The two cola giants — Coke and Pepsi — today announced a one-rupee increase in the prices of their soft drinks.

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