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Cabinet nod for repeal of POTA
NEW DELHI, AUG. 10.The Union Cabinet today gave its nod for repeal of the controversial Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) before it lapses on October 23, three years after the legislation was first brought into force through an ...
Prosecution seeks to withdraw case against Vaiko
CHENNAI, AUG. 10.The prosecution has filed a petition in the trial court here seeking withdrawal of the POTA case against Vaiko, leader of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. The Special Judge for the Prevention of Terrorism Act cases, ...
Victory, says Vaiko
MADURAI,, AUG. 10.Describing as a "victory for all freedomloving people,", the MDMK leader Vaiko said the POTA cases in Tamil Nadu "are testimony to the fascist regime of the All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader, ...
Assam Rifles men fail to turn up
IMPHAL, AUG. 10. The Manmohan Singh Government may insist that the Army is "fully cooperating" with investigations into last month's custodial killing of Manorama Devi but the Assam Rifles men involved are refusing to testify before the official ...
BJP Ministers storm out of education meet
NEW DELHI, AUG. 10. Education Ministers of five Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled States walked out of the first meeting of the reconstituted Central Advisory Board of Education this morning protesting against the inclusion of the National Common ...
Preparations for hanging begin
KOLKATA, AUG. 10. Dhananjoy Chatterjee, sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Kolkata in December 1989, is scheduled to be executed at 4.30 a.m. on August 14. Dhananjoy and his family have been informed of this and ...
Jehadi groups must pack up when Kashmir issue is resolved: Musharraf
ISLAMABAD, AUG. 10. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has said that if Pakistan finds a solution on Kashmir with India, all jehadi organisations operating in the country in the name of Kashmir have to "pack up." In candid comments on ...
Tibetan lake swells
NEW DELHI, AUG.10. The artificial lake that was formed after a landslip in Tibet on the other side of the Sino-Indian border has swollen from 150 hectares to 188 hectares on account of incessant rains. However there was no appreciable discharge ...
DEHRA DUN, AUG. 10. The Uttarakhand Kranti Dal-sponsored bandh to protest against the "sudden" demise of Mohan Baba, evoked a mixed response here today. Mohan Baba died yesterday after being on a fast for more than a month, demanding the shifting ...
Water recedes in Sutlej
SHIMLA, AUG. 10. Amid confusing reports of the increase in the size of artificial lake in Tibet, the water discharge at the 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Project came down to 448 cumecs (cubic metres per second) from 656 cumecs yesterday. The silt ...
Hope revives on hostage issue
MANAMA, AUG. 10. Reviving hopes of the resumption of negotiations, the Kuwaiti transport company whose seven employees including three Indian truck drivers have been taken hostage in Iraq has said that it was once again ready to renew talks with ...
Inflation to go up
NEW DELHI, AUG. 10. Inflation will continue above the 7 per cent mark throughout this month and is expected to peak at 7.9 per cent in the third week of August, a report by DSP Merrill Lynch said today. ...
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