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    Manipur situation turning volatile
    IMPHAL, AUG. 8. The ongoing Manipur-wide mass agitation against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is likely to escalate this week with the 32 organisations spearheading the campaign calling upon all Government offices to shut down ...

    Hostage issue: differences persist over negotiations
    MANAMA, AUG. 8. Persisting differences between a Kuwaiti transport company, whose seven employees including three Indians have been kidnapped, and an Iraqi mediator involved in ending the crisis, appear to have pushed back the release of the ...

    40 workers trapped in hydel project tunnel after flash floods
    SHIMLA, AUG. 8. At least 40 workers, most of them from Orissa and working for a private construction company, were trapped inside the tunnel of the Parvati Hydel Project after a cloudburst and flash floods in the Barsaini area of Manikaran in ...

    Centre keen on barring criminals from polls
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 8. Keen on debarring ``criminally-inclined'' persons from contesting elections, the Government is contemplating convening an all-party meeting to arrive at a consensus on the issue. ``Our intention is to see that ...

    Five Dalits killed
    PATNA, AUG. 8. Five Dalits, including three women, were shot dead at Kulsia in Madhepura district early today. Police suspect the killings were to avenge the murder of a man of the same village ...

    Ready to fight to the finish: Bilkis
    AHMEDABAD, AUG. 8. Bilkis Yakub Rasool, the only eye-witness in the Panivel village gang rape and mass murder incident believes that she will have no problem in returning to her native village, Randhikpur in the Panchmahals district of central ...

    'Kidnapped'
    BAGHDAD, AUG. 8. Militants in Iraq today claimed they had taken a top Iranian diplomat hostage. A video shown on the Arab-language Al-Arabiya television station showed a man identified as Faridoun Jihani speaking to the camera. ...

    Blasts in Karachi
    KARACHI, AUG. 8. Two bombs ripped through a pro-Taliban Islamic school here today, killing six persons and injuring 14. The blasts went off near a restaurant close to Jamia Islamia Binori Town, a Sunni Muslim school where thousands ...

    Italy refuses to extradite Quattrocchi
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 8. Italy has refused to extradite businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi to face trial in India in the Rs. 64 crore Bofors scam, CBI sources said here today. The sources said the Italian Government denied to honour the red corner ...

    Bandh call
    GUWAHATI, AUG. 8. The banned militant outfit, Karbi Longri N.C. Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF) of Assam has called for a 72-hour bandh on August 14 in two hill districts. The bandh in Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills is to enforce the ...



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