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GoM to study quota for poor among forward castes
NEW DELHI, AUG. 11. The Vajpayee Government today took a series of important decisions — clearing a Bill for banning cow slaughter, setting up a Group of Ministers (GoM) on reservation for the economically backward classes among the forward ...


23 ONGC men feared killed in helicopter crash
MUMBAI, AUG. 11. At least 25 persons, including 23 employees of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, were feared killed in a helicopter crash into the Arabian Sea in the offshore Heera Panna Oilfield's Neelam area, about 30 nautical miles west of ...
Sudden mechanical failure?
NEW DELHI, AUG. 11.The helicopter which crashed in the Arabian sea today, killing 25 officials of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) belonged to the private operator, Mesco Airlines (MAL), which had launched "Heli Charter Services''. ...
Govt. ordered to test soft drinks samples
NEW DELHI, AUG. 11. The Delhi High Court today directed the Union Government to get samples of the soft drinks produced by PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd. tested in accredited laboratories for presence of pesticide residues within three weeks ...
Six blasts
BAGHDAD, AUG. 11. Six huge explosions rocked a U.S. military base in Ramadi, 100 km west of here, tonight as mysterious assailants fired on the compound, an eyewitness told AFP. AFP ...
Steps down
MONROVIA (LIBERIA), AUG. 11.The Liberian President, Charles Taylor, the former warlord blamed for nearly 14 years of bloodshed in the country and indicted for war crimes in Sierra Leone, stepped down today as demanded by the U.S and West African ...
RBI to offer VERS
MUMBAI, AUG. 11. The Reserve Bank of India is to introduce a Voluntary Early Retirement Scheme (VERS) for its employees. ``The RBI board has approved the VERS and employees with 25 years of service and those who have completed 50 years of ...
Bhupathi pair wins title
NEW DELHI, AUG. 11.Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi of Belarus defeated Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden and Todd Woodbridge of Australia 6-3 7-6 (7/4) to win the doubles crown in the ATP Tennis Masters tournament at Montreal. PTI ...



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