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Tamil Nadu fuel crisis spells losses for fishermen, rice growers
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's transporters, fishermen, cold storage operators and vegetable and food grain growers could lose at least Rs.250 million a day because of an acute diesel crisis triggered by an unending electricity shortage.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 7:17:17 PM

Haywood a private citizen: US embassy
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The US embassy here Tuesday declined to comment on the row surrounding Kenneth Haywood, an American citizen who was being probed in connection with the Ahmedabad serial blasts, leaving India, saying its 'privacy laws are very strict'.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 7:16:21 PM

Two criminals shot dead in gang war in West Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Two criminals were shot dead by members of a rival gang Tuesday in West Bengal, the police said.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 6:58:52 PM

Ansari seeks clarification of Supreme Court order on bail
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh legislator Mukhtar Ansari, lodged in Ghazipur central jail awaiting his trial on the charge of assassinating BJP legislator Krishnanand Rai in 2005, Tuesday moved the Supreme Court to know if the district court can hear his bail plea.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 6:26:57 PM

Paes steps down as Indian Davis Cup captain
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Leander Paes stepped down as the captain of the Indian Davis cup team Tuesday and S. P. Misra has been named the non-playing captain for the tie against Romania in the World Group play-off in September.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 6:26:09 PM

Delhi Fire Service strength to be doubled
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Delhi Fire Service is set to get a shot in the arm with the recruitment of 1,200 new fire fighters -- a doubling of its numbers.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 6:25:14 PM

Suspended BJP lawmaker wants Soren as chief minister
Ranchi, Aug 19 IANS) A suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Tuesday said that Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Shibu Soren was suitable to be the chief minister of the state.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 6:24:56 PM

Kolkata to host 11 Gen Next foreign artists in October
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The eastern metropolis of Kolkata will host 11 foreign artists in a live workshop-cum-exhibition of contemporary international art as part of its autumn art bonanza.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 6:24:02 PM

Left Front welcomes Mamata's consent for Singur talks
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front (LF) Tuesday welcomed Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's decision to participate in a meeting with the state government on the Singur land row.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 6:10:18 PM

Congress seeks inclusion in Tamil Nadu cabinet
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Congress president K.V. Thangkabalu and Union Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation G.K. Vasan Tuesday subtly reminded the 27-month-old DMK government that it was now surviving at its pleasure.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 6:09:55 PM

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