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PAC issue stalls Lok Sabha
NEW DELHI, AUG. 7. The Government was put on the mat today with an aggressive Opposition charging it with trying to "cover up monumental corruption" in defence purchases related to `Operation Vijay' ( Kargil War) and riding rough shod over one of ...


Protest rallies in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug. 7. The West Bengal Government employees, cutting across ideological affiliations, and activists of the ruling CPI(M) today marched through the streets across the State to protest against the Supreme Court ruling against strikes by ...
Gujarat Govt. moves HC in bakery case
GANDHINAGAR, AUG. 7. The Gujarat Government has filed an appeal in the High Court against the controversial Vadodara fast track court judgment in the Best Bakery communal riot case in which all the 21 accused were acquitted for "want of ...
Terrorist attack, says U.S.
BAGHDAD, AUG. 7.A massive car bomb exploded outside the Jordanian embassy here on Thursday, hurling cars onto nearby rooftops. Morgue officials said at least 11 persons, including two children and one woman were killed and more than 50 were ...
Two BSF jawans killed
JAMMU, AUG. 7.Two Border Security Force jawans were killed after their patrol party came under a grenade attack in broad daylight in the busy Lal Chowk market area of Srinagar city. The grenade was hurled from the top of a building at the ...
DRDO man questioned
New Delhi, Aug. 7. A man associated with the Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO) Indian Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS) was detained and questioned for suspected connections with Pakistan after he allegedly made ...
Death for Bali bomber
BALI, AUG. 7. An Indonesian court today convicted and sentenced to death by firing squad the ``smiling bomber'', Amrozi bin Nurhasyim, for his role in the October 12, 2002 attack in Bali that killed 202 people, most of whom were foreign tourists. ...
PM down with fever
NEW DELHI, AUG. 7.The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, is suffering from a ``mild viral fever'' and has cancelled all his engagements for the day, PMO sources said today. Earlier in the day, Mr. Vajpayee went to Parliament and voted in the ...
ULFA leader arrested
GUWAHATI, AUG. 7.The Army today apprehended the ULFA women's wing secretary, Bhomita Talukdar alias Deepali, in Barpeta district of lower Assam. On specific information the troops of the Red Horns Division carried out a search in Jangrinpara ...
Arnold in fray
WASHINGTON, AUG. 7. After weeks of indecisiveness, `Terminator' star Arnold Schwarzenegger has finally taken the plunge into politics and thrown his hat into the fray for the recall vote of the Californian Governor, Gray Davis. ``It is my duty to ...
MP's bail plea rejected
PATNA, AUG. 7. The anticipatory bail petition of the Rashtriya Janata Dal MP, Md. Shahbuddin, in connection with the kidnapping and murder of a CPI (M-L) worker three years ago, was turned down by the District and Sessions Judge today. He ...
Buses ablaze
VADODARA, AUG. 7.A mob tonight set on fire three State transport corporation buses here ahead of tomorrow's `Gujarat bandh' called by the Congress and farmers' bodies to protest against the steep hike in electricity tariff for the farm sector. ...



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