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Smith steps down as Proteas' Twenty20 captainSports/Sports
Johannesburg, Aug 18 (IANS) Captain Graeme Smith Wednesday announced he will stand down as the South African cricket captain from both the versions of limited overs cricket. He quit the Twenty20 post with immediate effect and will also stand down from his 50-over job after the 2011 World Cup.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:13:49 PM

Intensify drive against dengue, swine flu: BJP
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Concerned over the rising number of dengue and swine flu cases, Leader of Opposition in the Delhi assembly V.K. Malhotra Wednesday said efforts should be stepped up and more money pumped in to tackle the diseases.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:10:41 PM

Uttar Pradesh farmers continue agitation
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) The stand-off between farmers and the Uttar Pradesh government continued in Aligarh Wednesday, with protesters refusing to accept the enhanced compensation offered in lieu of their land acquired for building the Noida-Agra Yamuna Expressway.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:08:47 PM

Inverted duty structures in FTAs not good: ACMA
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Automotive Component Manufacturer Association of India (ACMA) Wednesday urged the government to look into the inverted duty structures in free trade agreements (FTAs) which it intends to sign.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:08:32 PM

Kashmir situation worrisome, accepts Omar
Jammu, Aug 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday acknowledged that the situation in the valley was 'worrisome' and hoped that the measures taken by his government to 'break cycle of violence' would yield results.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:08:16 PM

Faculty crunch at premier institutes, admits Sibal
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Premier educational institutes like the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) are facing a faculty crunch with nearly one-third of the posts vacant, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:05:36 PM

US varsity offers $1-million scholarships to Indian students
Bangalore, Aug 18 (IANS) The University of Cincinnati will grant undergraduate scholarships worth $1 million to Indian students from the next academic year, the American university said Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:03:05 PM

Orissa launches biometric ration cards
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) In a bid to bring transparency in the public distribution system (PDS), biometric ration cards were launched in Orissa Wednesday, an official said.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:00:54 PM

RBI suggests action against fake lotteries, prize money
Aizawl, Aug 18 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked the state governments to crack down on fake lotteries and people offering fictitious prize money through SMS, email and letters, RBI officials here said Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:55:08 PM

Kachru's father to be examined in ragging death case
Dharamsala, Aug 18 (IANS) The voice of Rajendra Kachru, father of Himachal Pradesh's medical student Aman Kachru who was ragged-to-death in 2009, will now be heard in a local court where the four accused in the case are facing trial.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:51:08 PM

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