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    Over 70 trapped in cave-in at Tehri dam
    TEHRI DAM (UTTARANCHAL), AUG. 3.A cave-in at the Tehri dam late last night has left 70-80 workers trapped inside a tunnel shaft with little hope of rescue. Twelve bodies have been recovered. According to the duty roster, there were 130 workers at ...

    Talks to release hostages in final stages
    MANAMA, AUG. 3.Talks to end the 13-day-old hostage crisis in Iraq appeared to be in the final stages, with negotiators discussing last details of a deal. A statement this afternoon by a representative of the Kuwaiti transport company, whose ...

    RAW IN CRISIS - II
    Internal warnings on mole threat ignored
    NEW DELHI, AUG.3. Research and Analysis Wing analysts warned of the possibility that their organisation may have been penetrated by hostile intelligence services as early as 1994: a full decade before the escape of a suspected CIA mole, Rabinder ...

    NDA withdraws boycott
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 3. The National Democratic Alliance today withdrew its decision not to participate in parliamentary committees. It is learnt that the "lists" of nominees of the NDA parties have been sent to the Speaker's office and the committees ...

    Bhujbal attends meet
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 3.The former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister, Chaggan Bhujbal, today attended a party meeting here along with two other disgruntled leaders. — PTI ...

    Quashed
    LUCKNOW, AUG. 3.The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court today quashed a lower court order rejecting prayer for maintaneance of a Muslim woman after being divorced. — PTI ...

    Cultural ties
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 3.India and Pakistan today discussed a host of issues for fostering people-to-people contacts and deepening bilateral ties at the cultural level. — UNI ...

    Powerful NRIs
    LONDON, AUG. 3.Two Non-Resident Indians — Arun Sarin and Lakshmi Mittal — are among the 25 most powerful people in business in Europe, according to the Forbes magazine. — PTI ...

    Manipur talks
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 3.The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today discussed the prevailing situation in Manipur with major supporting parties of the ruling UPA coalition. — PTI ...

    Savings scheme
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 3.The Senior Citizens Savings Scheme carrying a high 9 per cent interest rate has been operationalised.

    — PTI



    Soren's shifting
    JAMTARA (JHARKHAND), AUG. 3.The shifting of the former Union Coal Minister, Sibu Soren, from a camp jail here to the Hazaribag Central Jail will be decided tomorrow. — PTI ...

    New Russian envoy
    MOSCOW, AUG. 3.The former head of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service, Vyacheslav Trubnikov, has been appointed the country's new Ambassador to India. — UNI ...

    Voyage to Mercury
    CAPE CANAVERAL, AUG. 3.A spacecraft named Messenger rocketed away today on a 8-billion-km journey to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun. — AP ...



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