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    Uma Bharti issue rocks Parliament
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 20. Amid noisy scenes and uproar over a case against the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Uma Bharti, in a Karnataka court, Parliament was adjourned today with Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal members demanding her resignation. ...

    Inflation nears eight per cent
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 20. The rate of inflation continued its upward spiral for the third consecutive week to touch about eight per cent for the week ended August 7. The exact rate for that week was 7.96 per cent, significantly higher than the 3.89 per ...

    `No question of resigning'
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 20. The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Uma Bharti, who is in the eye of a storm following the issuance of non-bailable arrest warrants against her, today said that she had made no offer to step down. "I met [the former Deputy ...

    Curfew relaxed in Manipur
    IMPHAL, AUG. 20.Curfew was relaxed for 16 hours in Imphal east and west districts from 4 a.m. today as the situation improved in the strike-bound town, while sporadic incidents were reported from some areas since last night. The authorities ...

    Italian wins 20-km walk
    ATHENS, AUG. 20.Ivano Brugnetti of Italy won the gold medal in the men's 20-km walk on Friday. He finished with a personal best time of 1 hour, 19 minutes, 40 seconds -- five seconds ahead of silver medallist Francisco Fernandez of Spain. ...

    Phelps wins fifth gold
    ATHENS, AUG. 20.America's Michael Phelps (in picture) won the 100m butterfly event on Friday to collect his fifth gold medal in the Games. With five golds and two bronzes, Phelps joined Mark Spitz as the only other swimmer to clinch seven ...

    Sonia on power list
    NEW YORK, AUG. 20.The Congress president and UPA Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi, is the world's third most powerful woman after the U.S. National Security Adviser, Condoleezza Rice, and the Chinese Vice-Premier, Wu Yi, the Forbes magazine said ...

    26 injured
    BILASPUR (CHHATTISGARH), AUG. 20. At least 26 people were injured, four of them seriously, when BJP workers clashed with CISF personnel outside the NTPC thermal power project at Sipat, 20 km from here today. The protesters were led by the BJP ...

    Bula's feat
    DHANUSHKODI, AUG. 20.Veteran swimmer Bula Chowdhury fulfilled her lifelong ambition of crossing the seven seas by conquering the Palk Strait. She took nearly 14 hours to cross the stretch today. — ...

    Volte face
    GUWAHATI, AUG. 20.In a volte face, the banned ULFA has reportedly denied its involvement in the Independence Day blast at Dhemaji in Assam in which 13 persons, including 10 children, were killed. — ...

    Unions protest
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 20.Major trade unions along with some independent employees' federations today observed a nationwide protest day to demand higher interest on EPF and rollback of proposals to hike FDI in certain sectors among other issues. — ...

    13 fishermen missing
    HALDIA, AUG. 20.Thirteen fishermen were missing after their trawler, `F V Saisarani', with 14 occupants sank in the Ganga near here last night, the Coast Guard sources said here today. One fisherman swam to safety. — ...

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