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    Chinese villages evacuated, technical team near site
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 13.Several Chinese villages downstream of the artificial lake created by landslips across the Pareechu river in the Tibet Autonomous Region have been evacuated even as the Chinese authorities are constantly monitoring the flow in ...

    Opening Ceremony — a melange of the ancient and modern
    ATHENS, AUG. 13. Like a rose blossoming on a fresh December dawn it unfolded, setting the mood for a great sporting carnival. The Opening Ceremony of the 28th Olympics at the aesthetically-designed Olympic Stadium, immersed in the incandescence ...

    Rampur residents vigilant but relaxed
    RAMPUR (HIMACHAL), AUG. 13. The engineers of the Nathpa Jhakri project and the people of 56 villages living on the banks of the Sutlej are vigilant but much relaxed today. Conflicting reports on impending flooding of the Pareechu river in ...

    Manmohan cautions Ministers on PSE appointments
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 13. In a bid to stop Union Ministers from interfering or influencing top appointments in public sector enterprises, the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has asked all Ministers to ensure that the guidelines and policies evolved by ...

    Murder accused lynched in court
    NAGPUR, AUG. 13. An accused involved in several crimes including murder was lynched by a mob in the premises of a local court in broad daylight even as the police constables escorting him fled the scene. The Joint Commissioner of Police, ...

    Inflation continues to spiral
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 13. The inflation rate maintained its upward spiral to reach a 41-month high of 7.61 per cent for the week ended July 31, mainly due to the surge in prices of fruit and vegetables, edible oil and other manufactured products. Last ...

    It's a private complaint against Taslimuddin: Congress
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 13. The Congress today sought to downplay the issuance of a non-bailable warrant against the Union Minister, Mohammed Taslimuddin, stating that it pertained to a case filed by a private complainant. The party spokesperson, Anand ...

    'POTA court can decide on government plea'
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 13. The Supreme Court today cleared the decks for the POTA special court at Poonamallee near Chennai to take a decision on the Tamil Nadu Government's application seeking withdrawal of cases against the Marumalarchi Dravida ...

    Fresh appeal to save Dhananjoy
    KULUDIHI (WEST BENGAL.), AUG. 13. In a last-ditch effort to save the death row convict Dhananjoy Chatterjee, his mother and wife today sent a fresh mercy appeal to the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. This was stated by Dhananjoy's brother, Bikash ...

    IIM fee
    LUCKNOW, AUG. 13. The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) today did not rule out a hike in their fee structure. They resolved to bring about uniformity in functioning and put up a joint front against any government intervention. — UNI ...

    Cable tariffs
    NEW DELHI, AUG 13. Cable tariffs across the country are set to go up by 2.2 per cent. The Telecom Regulatory Authority said that operators can hike charges in view of the increase in service tax and imposition of education cess. — ...

    No changes
    JAIPUR, AUG 13. (PTI) A Division Bench of the Rajasthan High Court has passed an injunction that no changes would be made in the NCERT textbooks in the current academic session. It gave the order while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) ...

    U.N. vote
    UNITED NATIONS, AUG. 13. The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to extend the year-old Iraqi assistance mission for another 12 months even though it is yet to start working on the ground. — ...

    Protest rally
    COLOMBO, AUG. 13. Police in the Maldives released four people detained today for questioning after several thousand protesters rallied in a rare show of dissent in the one-party nation, residents said. — ...

    Journalist freed
    BAGHDAD, AUG. 13. Militants in the southern Iraqi city of Basra stormed into a hotel, kidnapped a British journalist and threatened to kill him if U.S. forces did not leave the holy city of Najaf within 24 hours. He was set free ...

    No changes
    JAIPUR, AUG 13. A Division Bench of the Rajasthan High Court has passed an injunction that no changes would be made in the NCERT textbooks in the current academic session. It gave the order while hearing a public interest litigation petition. ...

    Moratorium on GTB off
    MUMBAI, AUG. 13. Two weeks after announcing the merger of the Global Trust Bank with the Oriental Bank of Commerce, the Government today cleared the amalgamation scheme, resulting in the lifting of the moratorium imposed on GTB effective ...



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