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Drought, price rise being monitored: Manmohan
Convenes meeting of Chief Ministers for August 17

2 more deaths in Maharashtra
Mumbai: A 62-year-old woman from Thane and a 13-year-old girl from Pune have died of swine flu. Of the seven deaths caused by the infection in Maharashtra, five are from Pune, while one is from Mumbai and the other from Thane. However, ...

Death toll mounts to 11
New Delhi: Four more persons — one each in Pune, Vadodara, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram — died of swine flu on Tuesday, increasing the toll to 11. Kerala recorded its first fatality, and the virus spread to Jammu and Meghalaya. ...

Suu Kyi found ‘guilty;’ sentence reduced
SINGAPORE: In a courtroom drama in Yangon on Tuesday, Myanmar’s junta commuted a tough sentence within minutes of its being pronounced against celebrated democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, according to her ...

It was 7.8 magnitude quake in Andamans
Aftershocks felt in many cities in the south and east of the country

Private hospitals agree to pitch in
BMC resorts to an SMS opinion poll to decide whether to shut down schools

Maharashtra defends giving Tamiflu to suspected cases
MUMBAI: After initially insisting that only those diagnosed with swine flu must take Tamiflu, since Monday the Maharashtra government has been giving the tablets to those whose throat swabs were taken at screening centres. The city, ...

Seven-year-old is second casualty in Gujarat
AHMEDABAD: Gujarat recorded one more swine flu death on Tuesday, taking the death toll in the State to two. A seven-year-old girl died at the Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad government civil hospital in Vadodara. Health Secretary Ravi ...

Azad asks Chief Ministers to step up preparedness
NEW DELHI: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday asked the Chief Ministers to step up preparedness to tackle swine flu. Swine flu has caused the death of 10 people across the country and affected 1,000. ...

Centre denies terror outfits have sneaked into stock market
New Delhi: The Union government on Tuesday categorically denied in the Supreme Court the allegation that certain terrorist outfits had entered the stock market surreptitiously. In a fresh affidavit on the PIL petition filed by the former ...

Chennai Corporation to tap solar energy
CHENNAI: The Chennai Corporation will harness solar energy for its new buildings and those structures that are due for renovation. “A part of the power requirement for lighting and heating components of our new buildings will be ...

IPL-III to start in Hyderabad
Mumbai: Title holder Deccan Chargers will take on Kolkata Knight Riders at Hyderabad in the opening match of the 60-match IPL season 3 to be played from March 12 to April 25, 2010. This was announced by Lalit Modi, Chairman of the IPL ...

Kashyap notches up an impressive win
A stroll in the park for Hidayat; Bhat goes down fighting to Yu Hsing Hsieh

First swine flu death in Kerala
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala reported its first swine flu death with a patient, who was admitted to a private hospital in the city a week ago with severe respiratory distress, succumbing to the illness on Tuesday night. Wilson Lukose (33) ...

Steyn failed drug test during IPL-II
He had a morphine level slightly above normal

Security forces, Maoists exchange fire in Lalgarh
Another political leader murdered allegedly by Maoists on Monday night in Lalgarh

‘U.S. travel alert routine, no threat to foreigners’
NEW DELHI: India has described the U.S. and Canada travel advisories as “routine” and said there is no threat to foreigners in the country. “The U.S. Embassy keeps sending advisories. These are routine and general in ...

Celestial treat for star-gazers
New Delhi: A celestial treat is in store for star-gazers who can look forward to fireworks in the skies in the form of Perseids meteor shower between August 8 and 14. Perseids, a prolific meteor shower is associated with the comet ...

Footballer tests positive for A(H1N1)
Guwahati: The first case of swine flu was reported in Meghalaya’s capital Shillong on Tuesday when a 17-year-old footballer tested positive for A(H1N1). K.H. Lakiang, Director, Health Services (Medical Institutions), told The ...

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