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Sunday, July 18, 2004
Kumbakonam mourns the dead
KUMBAKONAM, JULY 17. Shock has given way to uncontrollable grief for the family members of the 90 children who were killed in a school fire at Kumbakonam on Friday. Today this town in Tamil Nadu saw an unending procession of grief-stricken people ...
Army orders inquiry but sees a pattern to protests
NEW DELHI, JULY 17.Even as the Army assured it would begin a court of inquiry within 10 days against Assam Rifles personnel for their role in the death of a Manipuri woman last Sunday, officials here said the protests peaked because the woman ...
Sonia recasts AICC
NEW DELHI, JULY 17. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today recast her team by carrying out a reshuffle of the All-India Congress Committee inducting eight new members into the Congress Working Committee, including G. Venkataswamy, Salman ...
Chautala points a finger at Centre
CHANDIGARH, JULY 17.Even as the Haryana Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala, today virtually accused the Centre of being "hand in glove" with the Amarinder Singh Government in Punjab over the Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal tangle, Congress MLAs in ...
BJP to establish `live contact' with people in Jharkhand
NEW DELHI, JULY 17. Making ``live contact'' with the people over the next six months ahead of the Assembly polls in Jharkhand will be taken up as a major programme by the Bharatiya Janata Party. It is planning to project ``discrimination against ...
Deputy Leaders of Congress in Parliament
NEW DELHI, JULY 17. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today appointed senior leader G. Venkataswamy and Karan Singh as the Deputy Leader of the Congress Party in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha respectively. The Chandigarh MP, Pawan Kumar ...
The new stars and tags
NEW DELHI, JULY 17.The Indian Army has given fresh identification tags to its top brass, in a step aimed at making their ranks easily identifiable. The "georgette patches'' (red collar dogs) worn by Colonels and those above them will now ...
Dreaming of water, drowning in debt
ANANTAPUR (ANDHRA PRADESH), JULY 17. Coconut in outstretched hand, Poojari Anjaneyulu walks out across the fields of Muddalapuram. He waits for the coconut to spin, tilt and fall. It does. This, he assures us, is the spot marked `X.' "Here you ...
Rivers rise in north Bengal
KOLKATA, JULY 17.Bihar and Assam continued to wilt under the onslaught of floods, while in north Bengal, the Mansai river crossed the yellow mark following heavy overnight rains. Rains had been lashing the north Bengal districts since last night. ...
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