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Shibu Soren resigns
NEW DELHI, JULY 24. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has received the resignation of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader and Coal Minister, Shibu Soren, from the Cabinet. The letter of resignation has been forwarded to the President for ...
Security tightened in 8 Jharkhand districts
RANCHI, JULY 24.Security was stepped up in eight districts of Jharkhand today as a preventive measure following the resignation of the Jharkhand Mukthi Morcha chief Sibu Soren from the Union Ministry. Additional reinforcements have been ...
Hostage crisis will be resolved soon, says Natwar Singh
NEW DELHI, JULY 24.The Government today used Arab television channels to issue an appeal for the safe return of the three Indians held hostage in Iraq while continuing its efforts on various fronts to secure their early release. The appeal ...
Curbs on cash withdrawal from Global Trust Bank
MUMBAI, JULY 24.The Centre today issued an order of moratorium in respect of the crisis-ridden Global Trust Bank and specified that the depositors of the bank would be permitted to withdraw only up to Rs. 10,000 from their savings bank account or ...
They are a bundle of skin and bones
DAB VILLAGE (Nandurbar district), Maharashtra, July 24. Zaimabai Raut's one-year-old son Shravan is a bundle of skin and bones. Every day, she walks 13 km from Tamnai pada where she lives to the nearest primary health sub-centre to treat her son. ...
Sri Lankan MP sent back
CHENNAI, JULY 24.M.K. Eelavendan, a Sri Lankan MP, who arrived here from Colombo this afternoon, was sent back to the island. Official sources said that the MP, representing the Tamil National Alliance, arrived here, on his way to Bangalore to ...
Ten killed in Bihar
PATNA, JULY 24.Ten persons of a family, including three children, were killed by unknown assailants at Jagdishpur village in Siwan district of Bihar on Friday night. Their throats were slit when they were asleep, the Superintendent of Police, ...
Grant for AIDS victims
NEW DELHI, JULY 24. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a $1.5-million grant to the Indian Network of Positive People and People Living With AIDS organisations set up by people with HIV/AIDS. PTI ...
Order to be challenged
NEW DELHI, JULY 24.The BJP today announced that it would challenge in the Supreme Court the Bombay High Court order imposing a fine of Rs. 20 lakh each on it and its ally, the Shiv Sena. The fine was slapped on the parties for the losses caused ...
Rs. 20-crore loss
PATNA, JULY 24.The East Central Railway has suffered losses of Rs. 20 crores due to the recent floods. While the restoration of damaged tracks would cost the railway Rs. 12 crores, the loss in revenue due to suspension of services was estimated ...
Ganguly on match
COLOMBO, JULY 24.Indian captain Sourav Ganguly today shrugged off suggestions that his team was better placed to win tomorrow's Asia Cup match against arch-rivals Pakistan, saying nobody could be termed ``favourites'' in the shorter version of ...
NEW DELHI, JULY 24. The Asom Gana Parishad today demanded that the annual floods in Assam be dealt with as a national problem since it affected the entire northeast. ...
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