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40 killed in Himachal cloudburst, flash floods
SHIMLA, JULY 16.About 40 persons were killed in flash floods caused by a cloudburst at Shilagarh in Gursa area of Kullu sub-division, 265 km from here, early today, according to Government sources. (The State Government in a press release late ...


Interest rates on crop loans up to Rs. 50,000 reduced
NEW DELHI, JULY 16. After launching the old-age pension and universal health schemes for the underprivileged earlier this week, the Government today announced a Rs. 2,500-crore sop for farmers by drastically reducing the interest rates on crop ...
Not quitting, says Jaswant
NEW DELHI, JULY 16."At the cost of huge disappointment to many of you, I am not leaving the Finance Ministry,'' the Union Finance Minister, Jaswant Singh, said here today. Addressing presspersons on the issue of agricultural credit, Mr. Singh ...
SC orders CBI probe into Taj heritage project
NEW DELHI, JULY 16. Coming down heavily on the Mayawati Government in Uttar Pradesh, the Supreme Court today ordered an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the Rs. 175-crore Taj Heritage Corridor Project near the Taj Mahal in ...
Noor better; funds, goodwill pour in
BANGALORE, JULY 16.The story of Noor Fatima, the little girl from Pakistan, has opened many hearts and purses in India and Pakistan, resulting in the creation of a fund to take care of poor children suffering from heart ailments. The fund will ...
Tohra to be SGPC chief
AMRITSAR, JULY 16.Senior Akali leader, Gurcharan Singh Tohra, will be the new president of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee (SGPC). This was stated here today by the Shiromani Akali Dal president, Parkash Singh Badal, who also ...
Bus service to Dhaka
NEW DELHI, JULY 16.Another bus service, connecting Agartala in India with Dhaka in Bangladesh is all set to be launched in the first week of August, on the lines of the Dhaka-Kolkata and the Delhi-Lahore bus services. The decision was taken at ...
Clue in pistol theft case
NEW DELHI, JULY 16.Almost three weeks after the disappearance of a pistol handed over by Pakistani troops during the 1971 surrender from the National Museum here, the Delhi police seems to have got a crucial clue from the close-circuit TV ...
Actor injured
KOLKATA, JULY 16.The shooting of the yet-to-be named film of director Mani Rathnam was disrupted here this evening when actor Vivek Oberoi met with an accident during a chase sequence and the director complained of chest pain soon after. Both ...
Man arrested
NEW DELHI, JULY 16.A man was arrested at the Delhi airport, while trying to board a plane with cartridges, police sources said. Mohammed Siddiqui was nabbed during frisking, when he was about to take a flight for Chandigarh at around 9.00 a.m. ...



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