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SC bans capitation fees
NEW DELHI, AUG. 14. The Supreme Court today banned the collection of capitation fees by professional colleges and warned that charging fees over the approved fee structure in the guise of donation or any other form as also profiteering would not ...


Put on hold issues impeding growth: Kalam
NEW DELHI, AUG. 14. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, today appealed for "a moratorium on all issues which are impediments to the development of the nation'' and exhorted all to "make the mission of Developed India a reality." In the customary ...
No-trust notice served on Govt.
NEW DELHI, AUG. 14. The Opposition today served a notice of no-confidence on the Vajpayee Government, its ultimate weapon in Parliament. This will be taken up at noon on August 18 and the debate will continue till the next day when the Prime ...
Awards for 257 defence personnel
NEW DELHI, AUG. 14.An Ashoka Chakra and 7 Kirti Chakras were among the 257 honours and awards announced to defence personnel on the occasion of Independence Day. According to an official spokesperson, Paratrooper Sanjog Chhetri of the 9 PARA ...
He fought till the end
NEW DELHI, AUG. 14.Sanjog Chhetri of the Special Forces, who was posthumously decorated with the Ashok Chakra, was part of a team tasked for the Rajouri Sector on April 22. The commandos, while approaching the terrorist hideout, drew extremely ...
Honour for BSF personnel
NEW DELHI, AUG. 14. Two President's Police Medal for Gallantry, 42 Police Medals for Gallantry, three President's Police Medals for Distinguished Service and 36 Police Medals for Meritorious Service have been awarded to BSF personnel on the eve ...
Shram Ratna award for a team of five workers
NEW DELHI, AUG. 14.The Centre today announced the Prime Minister's Shram awards for the year 2003 to 38 workmen employed in the Government and Public Sector Undertakings of the Central and State Governments. A team of five workmen has been ...
6 killed in blast
IMPHAL, AUG. 14. Six persons, including three women, were killed and 14 wounded this morning when a bomb exploded at a bridge, as a passenger bus coming to Imphal crossed it at Lilong in Thoubal district of Manipur. Police said the bomb was ...
Tajopur still tense
MAU (U.P.), AUG. 14.Tension prevailed in Tajopur village in Mau district today after Wednesday's incident in which 52 Dalits were injured when Thakurs opened fire on them following a land dispute. Security personnel, including Provincial Armed ...
18 killed in Tripura
AGARTALA, AUG. 14.Striking in a big way hours before Independence Day, the All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) shot dead 18 persons and wounded 26 in Tripura. The militants swooped on Baralunga village in West Tripura district at about 9-30 p.m. ...
Fiat's gesture
NEW DELHI, AUG. 14.Fiat India today said it would pay the import duty of Rs. 1.13 crores that was waived for the Ferrari car gifted to ace batsman Sachin Tendulkar following a controversy over the waiver. ``We have volunteered to pay for the ...
'Broadcasting' AIR's plight
Bhaskar Bora, a casual news reader of AIR, threatening to commit suicide by jumping from the radio tower at Akashvani Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday. He later climbed down following assurances by the Information and Broadcasting Minister, Ravi ...
Resolution approved
UNITED NATIONS, AUG. 14. The Security Council approved a resolution on Thursday welcoming the Iraqi Governing Council and authorising a mission to oversee U.N. efforts to help rebuild the country and establish a democratic government. The vote ...



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