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    Andhra farmers lose crores in insurance
    HYDERABAD & ANANTAPUR: In just 36 months from April 2001, more than half a million insurance policies in rural Andhra Pradesh lapsed as people were unable to pay their premiums. Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) data obtained by The Hindu ...

    Peace should continue at all costs: Kasuri
    JAIPUR, SEPT. 7.The Pakistan Foreign Minister, Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, today expressed the hope that India and Pakistan would tread the path of peace and harmony "despite several difficulties." The people in both the countries wanted friendly ...

    Free visas for Pakistani journalists
    NEW DELHI, SEPT. 7.It took an unorthodox setting to produce unusual "results". The Indian and Pakistan Foreign Ministers, Natwar Singh and Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, were subjected to a barrage of complaints about hurdles in the path of journalists ...

    Kashmir the real issue: Shaukat Aziz
    ISLAMABAD, SEPT. 7. The Pakistan Prime Minister, Shaukat Aziz, has asserted that the real issue between Pakistan and India was Jammu and Kashmir, and both should get into the next phase of "some timelines" in the dialogue. In an interview to ...

    BJP reiterates demand on `tainted' Ministers
    BANGALORE, SEPT. 7. The Bharatiya Janata Party president, M. Venkaiah Naidu, said today that "at least now, the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, should drop the "tainted" Ministers in his Government and save from "further disgrace" his Ministry. ...

    Mayawati's threat
    LUCKNOW, SEPT. 7.The BSP president and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, today threatened legal action against a popular Hindi daily for allegedly using ``derogatory and intemperate words'' against her. — ...

    Stir to go on
    LUCKNOW, SEPT. 7.The Oudh Bar Association today said the lawyers' agitation to protest last week's police lathicharge would continue till their demands were met. — ...

    Remanded
    MUMBAI, SEPT. 7.The main accused in the Mumbai child sexual abuse case, John Allan Waters, was today remanded to police custody till September 14. He was extradited from the U.S. in connection with the case registered against him in 2001. — ...

    Clash kills 34
    BAGHDAD, SEPT. 7.Thirtyfour persons were killed when U.S. forces battled militants loyal to radical Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in the Baghdad slum of Sadr City today. — ...

    $20 m. paid
    NEW DELHI, SEPT. 7.Zee Telefilms has paid the first instalment of $20 millions to the BCCI for telecast rights of cricket matches to be played in India. Zee said it would decide ``in a day or two'' who would be its partner for its sports channel. ...

    Deuba coming today
    KATHMANDU, SEPT. 7.The Nepalese Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, will arrive here tomorrow on a five-day visit to discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations. — ...

    Bombs hurled
    KATHMANDU, SEPT. 7. Maoist rebels hurled two bombs at Hotel Malla here, which is west of the Royal Palace today. No one was injured. The hotel was one of the 35 industries that the Maoists' trade union had wanted closed. — ...

    Manipur stir
    IMPHAL, SEPT. 7.Apunba Lup, the apex body of 32 organisations demanding the immediate withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, today said it would ``seek people's support afresh'' to intensify the agitation. — PTI ...

    Samajwadi Party behind MP attack: Mayawati
    LUCKNOW, SEPT. 7.The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president, Mayawati, today alleged that a conspiracy was hatched by the ruling Samajwadi Party to eliminate the party's Unnao MP, who survived an attempt on his life this morning. Reiterating her ...



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