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    Set up panel to review closed riot cases
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 17. The Supreme Court today directed the Narendra Modi Government in Gujarat to set up a high-level police team headed by the Director-General of Police to examine which of the 2,000 or so post-Godhra riot cases, closed earlier on ...

    Rathore provides a silver lining
    ATHENS, AUG. 17.Major Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore held his nerves when it mattered and delivered a silver medal for India in the Olympic Games. The double trap marksman improved from being No. 5 at the end of the preliminary phase to finish second ...

    Renew resolve to fulfil promises: Sonia
    CHENNAI, AUG. 17.The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today called upon United Progressive Alliance partners to renew the "resolve to together fulfil the promises made to the people" during the election. She was here to release a commemorative ...

    India defeats South Africa
    ATHENS, AUG. 17.India roared back from a 2-0 deficit to tame South Africa 4-2 in a Pool `B' hockey match on Tuesday. After being completely outplayed in the first half, Dhanraj Pillay, Baljit Singh Dhillon and Dilip Tirkey scored a goal apiece, ...

    Parliament rocked
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 17. The BJP and the Shiv Sena forced the adjournment of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha till the lunch break after stalling the proceedings for more than half an hour. The uproar was over the reported disrespect shown ...

    Centre ready for talks
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 17.The Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, today said the Government was willing to hold ``unconditional'' talks with ``anybody who are willing to talk to us'' to bring normality in Manipur. — ...

    Telgi remanded
    THANE, AUG. 17.A court here today remanded Abdul Karim Telgi, prime accused in the multi-crore fake stamp papers racket, to judicial custody till August 31 in a similar stamp scam case registered against him at the Mira Road Police Station here. ...

    Taslimuddin not to quit
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 17.The Union Minister of State for Civil Supplies, Taslimuddin, today said there was no question of his resignation from the Government. The Minister is in the eye of a storm after the Bihar Government withdrew a criminal case ...

    MSOs' stir
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 17.The all-India strike call by cable Multi-System Operators (MSOs) evoked a partial response with television channel blackouts in most parts of Punjab, Jaipur and Delhi. — ...

    ULFA owns responsibility
    GUWAHATI, AUG. 17.The banned ULFA has owned responsibility for the Independence Day bomb blast in Dhemaji district in Assam in which 13 persons were killed. — PTI ...

    Chandrika's offer
    COLOMBO, AUG. 17.The Sri Lankan President, Chandrika Kumaratunga, has offered to meet the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, V. Prabakaran, if progress were to be made in the stalled peace talks. ...



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