Richard Melson

August 2006

Indian Express

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Top Stories

Without Natwar lubricant, they wouldn’t have struck oil: Pathak
For Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, it was Natwar Singh and the Congress party that mattered and had it not been for this, there was little chance that Andaleeb Sehgal would have got his foot into the illegal oil door.

Keep unaided institutions out of OBC quota Bill, PM tells Arjun
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is said to have asked H R D Minister Arjun Singh to exclude "unaided educational institutions" from the proposed 27% reservation for OBC in higher education.

The rest in unrest: unions time strikes to welcome weekend
Employees at the Airports Authority of India seem to know how to mix agitation with long, leisurely weekends.

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National Network

Oppn, allies fire at Govt from Natwar shoulder
The din over Pathak Authority Report’s ‘‘leak’’ paralysed both Houses of Parliament today.

Pathak report a cover-up: BJP
The BJP on Monday demanded that a criminal case be registered against all those who had been named in the Paul Volcker report as illegal beneficiaries of Iraq’s oil-for-food programme.

Natwar faces axe, few in Cong shedding tears
The Congress disciplinary action committee will hold its meeting as soon as chairman A K Antony reaches—tomorrow or the day after—to decide on the fate of Natwar Singh who has dared the party by joining hands with Opposition parties against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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Business

BoB, Andhra boards stick with rate hikes
Public sector banks Bank of Baroda and Andhra Bank have decided to retain the interest rate hikes, thus raising the possibility of increased cost of funds for all borrowers.

Jharkhand’s ore only for units in the state, says policy
The Jharkhand government plans to make it compulsory for every investor who has been leased a mine to do value addition to the ores within the state.

Sensex falls 54 pts on Fed, oil concerns
Dalal Street ended lower on Monday amidst concerns over the US Federal Reserve on interest rate moves, weak Asian markets and high oil prices.

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International

Hizbollah surprises Israel with its tactics
On December 26, 2003, a powerful earthquake levelled most of Bam in southeastern Iran, killing 35,000 people. Transport jet carrying aid poured in from everywhere, including Syria.

Arab nations back Lebanon over full Israeli withdrawal
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Fouad Siniora won strong support from Arab states to plead his case at the United Nations for a full Israeli withdrawal even as Israeli warplanes intensified airstrikes and launched a new commando raid in south Lebanon on Monday

15 aid workers slain in Lanka
Fifteen Tamil civilians working for a French aid agency were found slain in northeastern Sri Lanka after battles between rebels and the government in a dispute over water supplies, relief agency officials said on Monday.

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Sports

Hope for hosts as captain drops anchor
Mahela Jayawardene hit an unbeaten 77 to get Sri Lanka within 90 runs of victory in the second cricket Test and a series sweep against South Africa.

Exciting finish in prospect on final day
England captain Andrew Strauss scored a majestic century on the fourth day of the third Test against Pakistan on Monday to set up the prospect of an enthralling finale.

Back to business
The Indian cricketers today practised for four hours at two different venues here on the first day of their skill development camp in the run-up to the tri-series in Sri Lanka.

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