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    Kalam wants big budget for education
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 14. On the eve of the 58th Independence Day, the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, has said in an address to the nation that the purpose of education is the "creation of enlightened citizens" and suggested that the expenditure on ...

    Dhananjoy hanged
    KOLKATA, AUG. 14. A few fleeting moments before his death by hanging on his 42nd birthday, Dhananjoy Chatterjee, the rape and murder convict, tried to redeem himself, informed sources said. Standing on the gallows at 4.30 a.m. on Saturday at ...

    'Shwaas' adjudged the best film
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 14.They may be short of experience, but the "young and restless" rule this year's National Film Awards, with first time directors walking away with a major chunk of the country's most prestigious award for excellence in ...

    Modi gets threatening e-mail
    AHMEDABAD, AUG. 14. An e-mail threatening to assassinate the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, was received on the Chief Minister's website, sources said today. The message was sent to the website on August 8 and signed Ahmed Patel ...

    The first gold
    ATHENS, AUG. 14.China's Li Du became the first gold medallist of the Athens Games when she triumphed with an Olympic record in the women's 10-metre air rifle event on Saturday, totalling 502.0 points. Michael Phelps of the United States ...

    ULFA attack
    GUWAHATI, AUG. 14. The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) today exploded two grenades in a cinema hall in Assam's Dhubri district, killing one person and injuring 22. ...

    Legal notice
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 14.The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) today served legal notice on the Human Resource Development Minister, Arjun Singh, demanding an ``unconditional written apology'' from him for his allegation that the organisation was ...

    Sacks brother
    JABALPUR, AUG. 14.The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Uma Bharti, today said her elder brother and State Civil Supplies Corporation Chairman, Swami Prasad Lodhi, had been removed from his post following a senior official's complaint. ...

    Withdraws case
    PATNA, AUG. 14. The Bihar Government today withdrew a criminal case against the Union Minister, Mohammed Taslimuddin. This was announced by the State Law Minister, Shakeel Ahmed Khan, after a high-level meeting at Chief Minister Rabri Devi's ...

    Male situation
    COLOMBO, AUG. 14. Troops patrolled the streets of Maldivian capital, Male, a day after emergency was slapped following violent demonstrations against the President, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. The Government has claimed that it was in ``full control'' ...

    Clashes
    IMPHAL, AUG. 14.Ten persons were injured today in police action when demonstrators protesting against the lifting of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act only in some areas of Manipur turned violent. Separate bandhs called by students and ...



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