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    Reform public systems, says Manmohan
    NEW DELHI, JULY 18.The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has written to all the Chief Ministers, inviting attention to the need to reform the public institutions at the State and the Central levels. According to the Prime Minister, the reforms of ...

    Ready for talks with other States too: People's War
    HYDERABAD, JULY 18. The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War has said that it is not averse to holding negotiations with other State Governments provided "they give up their repressive measures." In an interview to three ...

    Pakistan for inclusion of bilateral issues
    ISLAMABAD, JULY 18. The two-day SAARC Foreign Secretaries meet here began on a contentious note with Pakistan raking up the issue of the need for expansion of the Council's charter to include bilateral disputes and peace and security in the ...

    Haryana BJP MLAs resign
    CHANDIGARH, JULY 18.All six BJP MLAs in the Haryana Assembly today submitted their resignation, protesting against Punjab's termination of water sharing accords with neighbouring States. The MLAs went to the residence of the Speaker, Satbir Singh ...

    Katiyar quits
    LUCKNOW, JULY 18.The Uttar Pradesh BJP president, Vinay Katiyar, today stepped down from the post after the party leadership asked him to quit in the wake of the BJP's rout in the recent Lok Sabha elections. The former Assembly Speaker, ...

    Flood toll rises
    ITANAGAR, JULY 18. The flood situation in Bihar, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh continued to remain grim, even as north Bengal returned to normality. The death toll in Bihar has risen to 128. ...

    14 killed in air strike
    BAGHDAD, JULY 18. A U.S. air strike targeting a purported militant position in Fallujah demolished a house and killed 14 persons, hospital and local officials said. The Interim Iraqi Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, gave the go-ahead for the ...

    Sonia visits fire victims
    KUMBAKONAM, JULY 18. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today visited the survivors of Friday's school fire here, which claimed 90 lives. Arriving by a helicopter from Tiruchi, she drove down to the Government Hospital, where the injured ...

    Offices set ablaze
    IMPHAL, JULY 18. Five Government offices were set ablaze by agitators continuing protests against the killing of a woman allegedly by the Assam Rifles personnel in Manipur where an indefinite curfew continues to be in force in certain parts ...

    Arrest warrant
    RANCHI, JULY 18. The Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Jamtara, has issued an arrest warrant against the Union Coal Minister and JMM chief, Shibu Soren, and nine others in connection with the two-decade-old Chirdih massacre case. ...

    India loses
    DAMBULLA, JULY 18.Sri Lanka defeated India by 12 runs in the final group `B' match of the Indian Oil-Asia Cup cricket tournament 2004, here on Sunday. Set a daunting target after Sri Lanka posted 282 for four, India mustered 270 for eight in the ...



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