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    Iraqi militants extend deadline
    MANAMA, JULY 26. The Iraqi kidnappers of a group of seven persons, including three Indian truck drivers, have deferred the deadline for executing them amid complex negotiations being held through multiple channels. The negotiations have entered ...

    `Diplomat released'
    BAGHDAD, JULY 26. An Egyptian diplomat held hostage by militants in Iraq for three days was released today and was in good condition, Egyptian diplomats said. Mohammed Mamdouh Helmi Qutb, the third highest-ranking diplomat at the Egyptian mission ...

    Global Trust Bank to be merged with Oriental Bank of Commerce
    MUMBAI, JULY 26.Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today announced its intention to merge the troubled Global Trust Bank (GTB) with the public sector Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC). "Oriental Bank of Commerce came on their own and there are lot of ...

    NDA to stay out of parliamentary committees
    NEW DELHI, JULY 26. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) today decided to withdraw from all parliamentary committees, including the standing committees and consultative committees specific to individual Ministries. This will mean that mainly ...

    Order reserved
    RANCHI, JULY 26. The Jharkhand High Court today reserved its order on the petition of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha president, Shibu Soren, challenging the arrest warrant issued against him. The Jamtara sub-divisional judicial magistrate court had ...

    Declines hearing
    KOLKATA, JULY 26. The case relating to the will of Priyamwada Birla could not be taken up today as the judge declined to hear the matter on personal grounds. Justice S.K. Mukherjee told the lawyers of the Birlas and auditor Rajendra Lodha that he ...

    Copter crash
    PATNA, JULY 26. One person was killed when an Army helicopter on a relief mission crashed into the floodwaters at Sonma-Pranpur village in Begusarai district of Bihar today. The deceased was a relief worker. — ...

    Stays trial
    NEW DELHI, JULY 26. The Supreme Court today granted an interim stay till August 2 on the trial proceedings of the Bilkis Yakub Rasool gang rape case. The case has been pending with a court in Ahmedabad.— ...

    Oil prices
    NEW DELHI, JULY 26.The Government today decided to grant the national oil companies limited freedom to fix the prices of petrol and diesel. — PTI



    Gujarat clash
    JUNAGADH, JULY 26.Two persons were killed, one of them in police firing, and eight injured as members of two communities clashed today in Veraval near here. — ...

    Plea dismissed
    NEW DELHI, JULY 26.The Supreme Court today dismissed a public interest litigation petition seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against 25 judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The judges went on mass casual leave following ...



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