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Flood-like situation in several Punjab districts
Chandigarh, Aug 13 (IANS) Heavy rainfall over the last two days has led to inundation in several districts of Punjab as at least five people died in the 24 hours to Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:45:52 PM

Jammu shutdown extended till Aug 20
Jammu, Aug 13 (IANS) Agitators here Wednesday extended till Aug 20 the Jammu shutdown to press their demand for restoring land earlier allotted to the Amarnath shrine management.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:14:20 PM

Advani wants impartial probe into Monika's doping episode
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Wednesday demanded an impartial and speedy inquiry into the doping charge against weight-lifter Monika Devi, because of which she could not compete in the Beijing Olympics.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:13:25 PM

'Tata Consultancy, Infosys, Wipro to emerge megavendors by 2011'
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) India's leading IT companies Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys Technologies and Wipro Technologies will emerge the next generation of IT service megavendors, leaving behind the likes of IBM and Accenture, according to an industry think tank.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:12:58 PM

Sports Minister orders probe in Monika Devi incident
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Sports Minister M.S. Gill Wednesday ordered an inquiry in the Monika Devi dope controversy. Retired Election Commissioner T.S. Krishnamurthy will inquire into the matter and submit a report at the earliest.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:12:30 PM

Kamraj kin to get aid from Congress
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Kamaladevi, ailing septuagenarian niece of late Congress leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Kamaraj, will receive a monthly pension of Rs.3,000, state party president K.V. Thankabalu announced here Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:12:12 PM

Cairns India starts staffing for Rajasthan operations
New Delhi, Aug. 13 (IANS) Hydrocarbon major Cairns India has begun a recruitment drive to staff its Rajasthan operations, where it is developing the largest Indian onshore oil discovery in over two decades.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:11:53 PM

Antony for quick probe of sexual abuse slur on Indian peacekeepers
New Delhi/United Nations, Aug 13 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday asked for a time-bound probe into charges of sexual exploitation and abuse by Indian peacekeepers in the Congo following UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's demand for 'disciplinary action to the maximum degree permitted by Indian law'.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:11:25 PM

VHP protests in Hyderabad lead to traffic jams
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Vehicular traffic was thrown out of gear at several places here Wednesday as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists staged road blockades as part of their nationwide protests against the cancellation of land transfer to the Amarnath shrine board in Kashmir.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:11:08 PM

Diesel shortage to be probed, says Deora
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Murli Deora convened a meeting of state-owned oil companies for next week to discuss the shortage of diesel in certain parts of the country.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:10:41 PM

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