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WTO negotiators reach tentative accord
GENEVA, JULY 31.Negotiators working on a new framework for global trade on Saturday reached tentative agreement on major issues and were expected to call in Trade Ministers to approve the deal, trade officials said. Some 20 countries ...
Sudan accepts U.N. resolution
ADDIS ABABA, JULY 31.Sudan today said it would comply with a U.N. resolution threatening it with sanctions if it failed to restore security in the crisis-hit Darfur region. ``Sudan is not happy with the [U.N.] Security Council resolution, but ...
Previous Government too had charge-sheeted Ministers: PM
BANGKOK, JULY 31. THEPrime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today explained the rationale behind his Government having Ministers who had been charge-sheeted. At a press conference held at the end of the BIMSTEC summit here, Dr Singh said: "In public ...
Floods displace 1 million Bangladeshis
DHAKA, JULY 31. For the last two weeks, hundreds of thousands of people in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, have been unable to see the ground beneath their feet. Heavy monsoon rains, the worst this decade, have drenched the city's 10 million ...
`We need to jointly deal with terrorism'
BANGKOK, JULY 31. Security and the state of law and order are a pre-requisite to sustaining economic development. "We need to deal jointly with the menace of terrorism," the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, said here today at the BIMST-EC summit ...
Key anti-LTTE operative shot dead
COLOMBO, JULY 31.A key anti-LTTE intelligence operative, Kandiah Yogarasa (better known as `PLOTE Mohan') was shot dead in the heart of Colombo city this morning by suspected LTTE gunmen. Mr. Mohan (41) was gunned down with a 9 mm pistol ...
`U.S. vulnerable to terrorist attack'
WASHINGTON, JULY 31. Stressing that the status quo is not an option, the Chairman and Co-Chair of the National Commission that looked into the attacks of September 11, 2001, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, urged lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Friday ...
Terminally ill win landmark ruling
LONDON: Terminally ill patients in Britain have won a landmark court ruling that will bar doctors from withdrawing life-support system even when they believe that prolonging the treatment will not save a patient's life. In future, doctors will be ...
Mercury probe set for blast-off
London: Final preparations for a scientific mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, were being made by NASA officials on Friday. The U.S. space agency's $427-million Messenger probe is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida ...
India & World
Musharraf wants reasonable timeframe on Kashmir
ISLAMABAD, JULY 31. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has said that a year-and-a-half, could be the "reasonable timeframe'' for resolution of the Kashmir issue. In an interview to the English daily, Pakistan Observer, Gen. ...
India's concerns addressed: Kamal Nath
NEW DELHI, JULY 31. After four days of hectic negotiations, the World Trade Organisation today reached a deal, which India said ``more than adequately'' addressed its concerns. Emerging from a meeting, the Commerce and Industry Minister, Kamal ...
Pakistan studying proposal for screening Indian films
ISLAMABAD, JULY 31.Pakistan is considering a proposal to allow the screening of Indian movies in local theatres. There is a ban on screening of Indian films after the 1965 war. The Pakistan Minister of Sports, Culture, Tourism, Minorities and ...
For a slice of India in London
LONDON, JULY 31. Come August 15, and a corner of London will reverberate with the sound of Indian classical and folk music. The London Mela, the outcome of a friendship agreement signed between the Mayor of London and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila ...
Iran arrests 18 Tamil Nadu fishermen
DUBAI, JULY 31. Eighteen Indian fishermen based in Qatar have been taken into custody by Iranian authorities for allegedly entering the territorial waters of that country. The fishermen, who are from Tamil Nadu, were nabbed from their two ...
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