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    12 Nepalese hostages killed in Iraq
    MANAMA, AUG. 31. An Iraqi militant group today claimed responsibility for killing 12 kidnapped Nepalese, shifting the focus back to a spate of abductions in Iraq that include three Indians working for a Kuwaiti transport company as well as two ...

    Service tax on exports goes
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 31. The United Progressive Alliance Government today released its first-ever foreign trade policy to double India's share of global trade to 1.5 per cent in the next five years. In a major relief to exporters, the policy does ...

    Chandy sworn in
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 31. The Congress leader, Oommen Chandy, was today sworn in the 19th Chief Minister of Kerala after the resignation of A.K. Antony from the post two days ago. ...

    Adjourned
    HUBLI, AUG. 31. The hearing in the case against the BJP leader, Uma Bharti, in a court here was adjourned for tomorrow, following disruption of the proceedings by lawyers demanding that a High Court bench be set up in Hubli-Dharwad. ...

    35 injured in stampede
    GURDASPUR, AUG. 31.Thirty five people were injured and several vehicles damaged today in a stampede that followed a fire that engulfed a truck carrying material for fireworks during the 400th anniversary celebrations of the installation of the ...

    Bid on life
    JAMMU, AUG. 31. Md. Abbas Azad, brother of the Union Minister for Urban Development and Parliament Affairs, Ghulam Nabi Azad, survived a militant attack in his native Doda district ...

    Moscow blast kills eight
    MOSCOW, AUG. 31.Eight people were killed and 20 injured including children in a car-bomb explosion in between the Rizhskaya Metro station and a shopping mall in central Moscow. Televisions showed a big fire and bodies strewn on the pavement. ...

    Godhra probe
    AHMEDABAD, AUG. 31. The then Intelligence chief, R.B. Shreekumar, today told the Godhra inquiry Commission that the State Intelligence Bureau had information about the return of kar sevaks from Ayodhya. This contradicts the claims of the former ...

    Prisoner swap
    WAGAH, AUG. 31. India and Pakistan today swapped 55 civilian prisoners (36 Pakistanis and 19 Indians) as a goodwill gesture. This comes days before the crucial talks between the Foreign Ministers of the two countries. ...

    Buses blasted
    JERUSALEM, AUG. 31. Two buses were blown up in a southern Israeli city today, killing at least 12 persons and wounding 44. Rescue officials said this appeared to be the first Palestinian suicide bombings inside Israel in six months. ...

    To contest
    MUMBAI, AUG. 31. With some political and social organisations rallying behind him, Salim Khan Durrani, an accused in the 1993 bomb blast case, is all set to contest the Maharashtra Assembly elections from Amboli. ...

    Medical quota
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 31.The Supreme Court today asked the Chief Secretaries of six States to furnish information by this evening about vacancies in the 15 per cent all India quota seats in government medical colleges. PTI ...

    Free travel
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 31. Unemployed persons up to the age of 35, appearing for Central Government job interviews, will have free rail travel facility from September 6. ...



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