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    Government moves to get hostages released
    NEW DELHI, JULY 22. The Government today stepped up efforts to secure the release of the three Indians taken hostage by a militant group in Iraq on Wednesday even as the United States Embassy in Delhi said it was in touch with its mission in ...

    Natwar Singh's appeal
    ISLAMABAD, JULY 22. India today condemned the abduction of three of its nationals in Iraq and said it was making all efforts to seek their early release. The External Affairs Minister, K. Natwar Singh, here in connection with the SAARC Council ...

    Presidential Reference filed in Supreme Court
    NEW DELHI, JULY 22. The Central Government today filed a Presidential Reference under Article 143 in the Supreme Court in the matter of construction of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal, seeking the court's opinion on the Punjab Government's enactment ...

    Article 143 of the Constitution
    (1) If at any time, it appears to the President that a question of law or fact has arisen, or is likely to arise, which is of such a nature and of such public importance that it is expedient to obtain the opinion of the Supreme Court upon it, he ...

    Speaker anguished
    NEW DELHI, JULY 22. The Lok Sabha Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, today expressed anguish at the way some members were conducting themselves in the House. He told the members that "you don't even allow the Chair to speak" and seemed to behave as if ...

    Quota for Muslims in Andhra Pradesh stayed
    HYDERABAD, JULY 22. The Andhra Pradesh High Court today suspended the State Government Order that provided for five per cent reservation for Muslims in educational institutions and for government jobs in the State. A Division Bench, comprising ...

    Soren case hearing today
    RANCHI, JULY 22. The Jharkhand High Court today posted for hearing tomorrow the Union Coal Minister, Shibu Soren's petition, challenging the non-bailable warrant issued against him in Chirrudih massacre case. A judge declined to hear the plea, ...

    128 killed as train derails
    ANKARA, JULY 22. A high-speed train from Istanbul to Ankara derailed today, killing 128 people and injuring 57, Health Ministry Under-Secretary, Nejdet Unuvar, said. AP ...

    Elected
    NEW DELHI, JULY 22. The chartered accountant-turned-educationist K. Rahman Khan of the Congress was today unanimously elected Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. The Shiv Sena's Eknath Thakur withdrew his symbolic candidature. ...

    Scribes' visa
    ISLAMABAD, JULY 22. India today decided to grant one-year multiple entry visa to executive members of the South Asian journalist body, SAFMA.

    Snag hits Saras
    BANGALORE, JULY 22. A slippery landing has resulted in the indefinite postponement of the ``official'' first flight civilian aircraft — Saras. It failed a landing routine during its third test flight at the HAL airport here on Monday. ...

    Jet Air fares
    NEW DELHI, JULY 22.The Jet Airways today announced a new package, including special Monsoon Super Apex fare on some metro sectors with immediate effect whereby a passenger could fly to metros such as Mumbai for just Rs. 2,500. PTI ...



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