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    India, Pakistan agree on `sustained dialogue'
    ISLAMABAD, JULY 21. The Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan will meet in New Delhi on September 5 and 6, at the end of the first round of the talks on the eight subjects identified under the resumed composite dialogue process. The External ...

    Transaction tax modified
    NEW DELHI, JULY 21. The Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, today modified the proposal to impose a blanket Securities Transaction Tax (STT) on all stock market trading by categorising the various players and levying different tax rates on ...

    'Plans ready to tackle drought'
    NEW DELHI, JULY 21.The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today assured Parliament that his Government was ready with contingency plans to face the threat of drought in several parts of the country. "The Government will spare no efforts in ...

    Three Indians among six taken hostage in Iraq
    MANAMA, JULY 21. Three Indians are among six persons taken hostage by a militant group in Iraq. The captors have announced that the hostages will be beheaded unless their governments declare that all their citizens will be withdrawn from ...

    Police party ambushed
    JAMMU, JULY 21.Four policemen were killed and another was seriously injured when militants ambushed a police party in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir last night. ...

    Soren's house searched
    NEW DELHI, JULY 21.The Jharkhand police today searched the official residence of the Union Coal and Mines Minister, Shibu Soren. They pasted a photocopy of the arrest warrant against him in connection with the 1975 Chiruddih massacre on the wall ...

    Directive to NCERT
    NEW DELHI, JULY 21.The Government today asked the National Council for Educational Research and Training to start work on renewing the curriculum, avoiding ``distortions.'' ...

    Norms for soft drinks
    NEW DELHI, JULY 21.The Bureau of Indian Standards has issued `draft' standards for pesticide residues in ready-to-serve non-alcoholic beverages, including soft drinks. ...

    U.S. military toll 900
    BAGHDAD, JULY 21.A roadside bomb exploded early today, killing one U.S. 1st Infantry Division soldier. With this the number of U.S. military personnel dead since the beginning of military operations in March 2003 has gone up to 900. AP ...

    Easy win
    COLOMBO, JULY 21.Sachin Tendulkar (82 not out) and captain Sourav Ganguly (60) put on 154 runs for the second wicket to power India to a facile eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first match of the second phase of the Indian Oil eighth Asia ...



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