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Pawar heads JPC to probe soft drinks issue
NEW DELHI, AUG. 22. Parliament today appointed a 15-member Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) with the Nationalist Congress Party leader, Sharad Pawar, as chairman, to suggest "suitable safety standards for soft drinks, fruit juice and other ...


ASI submits report on excavations
LUCKNOW, AUG. 22. The Archaeological Survey of India submitted its final report relating to Ayodhya excavations before the Allahabad High Court today. The report was received by the Officer on Special Duty and Additional District Judge, ...
Uplinking guidelines revised
NEW DELHI, AUG. 22. For the second time this year, the Central Government today revised the guidelines for satellite uplinking for news channels with foreign investment/participation to ensure that 51 per cent of the total equity in any such ...
Hurriyat ready for talks
JAMMU, AUG. 22. The All-Party Hurriyat Conference chairman, Moulvi Abbas Ansari, today expressed his willingness to hold talks with the Central Government for finding a peaceful solution to the Jammu and Kashmir issue and said that the Hurriyat ...
Apang, team for joining BJP
ITANAGAR, AUG. 22.The Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Gegong Apang, and all 38 Congress breakaway MLAs of his 42-member coalition Ministry today wrote to the Assembly Speaker, Siton Sena, expressing their wish to join the BJP en masse, raising ...
India beats Pakistan
AMSTELVEEN, AUG. 22.Rising from the ashes like the Phoenix, India scripted a dream win as it humbled arch-rival Pakistan 7-4 to round off its league assignments on a rousing note at the 25th Champions Trophy Hockey tournament here today. — ...
Sri Lankan PM in Chennai
CHENNAI, AUG. 22.The Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, was given a warm reception at the old Meenambakkam airport when he arrived here tonight from Kozhikode by a private jet. Mr. Wickeremesinghe will inaugurate the ...
Khel Ratna award
NEW DELHI, AUG. 22.Athlete K.M. Beenamol and shooter Anjali Bhagwat were today selected for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country's highest sporting honour. Twenty-one sportspersons, including cricketer Virender Sehwag, footballer I.M. ...
Ex-envoy held
LONDON, AUG. 22.A former Iranian ambassador to Argentina, wanted there in connection with the 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural centre, which claimed 85 lives, has been arrested in the U.K., media reports said today. Hadi Soleimanpour (47) was ...
Pak. gesture
NEW DELHI, AUG. 22. Reciprocating India's gesture of releasing the Pakistani boy Munir, who had strayed into Rajasthan, Pakistan will soon work on the freeing of an Indian teenager, Ranjit Kumar, who wandered across the LoC from Jammu. — ...



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