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Manipur lifts Act from parts of Imphal
IMPHAL, AUG. 12. The Manipur Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi Singh, today announced the repeal of the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958 from the Imphal municipal area. The decision, taken at a State Cabinet meeting at the Chief ...
'Centre watching developments'
NEW DELHI, AUG. 12. A crucial meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) tonight decided to watch the developments in Manipur where the Congress-led Ibobi Singh Government withdrew the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) ...
Army on alert, 56 villages evacuated
NEW DELHI, AUG. 12. The Centre said today that the situation created by the blockage on the river Pareechu in China's Tibet province was being closely monitored and the Army, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police and the Himachal Pradesh Government had ...
Major offensive in Najaf
NAJAF, AUG. 12. Thousands of United States troops and Iraqi soldiers launched a major assault on the militiamen loyal to the radical Shiite cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, in Najaf on Thursday, with explosions and gunfire echoing near the city's Imam ...
SINGAPORE, AUG. 12. Lee Hsien Loong, son of Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, was sworn in as the city-state's third Prime Minister today. Mr. Lee, 52, replaces Goh Chok Tong, who now assumes the role of Senior Minister. ...
Court won't stay Dhananjoy execution
NEW DELHI, AUG. 12. The Supreme Court today rejected a petition seeking stay of the execution of Dhananjoy Chatterjee, a convict sentenced to death for raping and killing a schoolgirl in Kolkata, on August 14. A five-Judge Constitution Bench ...
NEW DELHI, AUG. 12. Doordarshan will telecast all India-centric cricket matches, including the two championship trophies and the World Cup till 2007. The Prasar Bharati has reached an agreement with the ICC satellite rights holder, Sony. ...
Lalu Prasad rules out retrenchment in Railways
GAYA, AUG. 12. The Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, today ruled out the possibility of any retrenchment of employees of the Railways or the nationalised banks. He said his decision not to increase fares and freight charges had paid dividends. ...
Life-term for Sobhraj
KATHMANDU, AUG. 12. Charles Sobhraj, the infamous serial killer, was today sentenced to life in prison by a Nepalese court which held him guilty of murdering an American woman here in December 1975. Mr. Sobhraj said he was innocent and would ...
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