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    Hostages may be released soon
    MANAMA, AUG. 26. The three Indian truck drivers abducted in Iraq are likely to be released soon, with their kidnappers saying that they are willing to release the captives provided their Kuwaiti employer halts operations in Iraq. Apart from the ...

    Parliament approval for Union Budget
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 26. Parliament today approved the 2004-05 Union Budget with the Lok Sabha passing the Finance Bill 2004 with 55 amendments and the Rajya Sabha later returning it. There was no discussion on the taxation proposals in either House; ...

    Give up confrontationist attitude: Vajpayee
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 26. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) today rejected Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's offer to "forget and forgive" any insult felt by their leaders at a meeting with him on Wednesday, and boycotted the entire Parliamentary ...

    Seventh blast in Assam
    GUWAHATI, AUG. 26. Three persons, including two railway police personnel, were injured when a bomb, suspected to have been planted by the ULFA, went off at a railway track in Noonmati at around 9:45 p.m. A similar blast near the same site had ...

    Bobby crashes out
    ATHENS, AUG. 26.Hamish Carter won the men's triathlon gold at the Olympic Games on Thursday, pipping world champion and fellow New Zealander, Bev Docherty, in the final 500m. The Kiwis and Swiss Sven Riederer broke away from the rest in the 10-km ...

    Truckers' union chief arrested
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 26.The Delhi Police today arrested O.P. Agrawal, chairman of the All-India Motor Transport Welfare Association, under the Essential Supplies Maintenance Act (ESMA). — PTI ...

    Blasts kill 5 in Assam
    GUWAHATI, AUG. 26.Five persons, including three BSF personnel, were killed and 58 injured when United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) militants blew up two buses at Goalpara and Kokrajhar districts in Assam today. — ...

    Mosque attacked
    KUFA (IRAQ), AUG. 26.A mortar attack on the main mosque in the Iraqi city of Kufa killed 27 persons and wounded 63 today.

    — AP



    Hutch cuts rates
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 26.Hutch today introduced the lowest local call rates of 99 paise to any other mobile in the pre-paid segment but slapped a fixed charge of Rs. 25 a month. — PTI ...

    74 killed in Najaf
    NAJAF (IRAQ), AUG. 26.A total of 74 people were killed and over 350 wounded on Thursday by gunfire and in a mortar attack as Iraq's most powerful Shia cleric returned to Najaf, where the U.S. forces have been battling the militia of the rebel ...

    March peaceful
    DHAKA, AUG. 26.Thousands of Opposition supporters carrying black flags walked through the capital on Thursday in a peaceful procession to mourn the deaths of 20 persons killed in a weekend grenade attack on a rally. — AP ...



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