Mush resigned? As the country
anxiously awaited President Pervez Musharraf’s decision on
his impending impeachment, the capital was today awash with
reports that he has already handed over his resignation to the
army along with a set of demands.
Michael Phelps becomes the first
athlete to win eight gold medals in a single Olympics Beijing, August 17
Michael Phelps won an unprecedented
eighth gold medal at the Beijing Games today, surging past yet another
Olympic milestone as the United States won the men’s 4x100m medley
relay in world record time.
US swimmer Michael Phelps poses after the men’s 4 x 100m medley relay final medal ceremony at the National Aquatics
Center during the Beijing Olympic Games. He won the eighth gold medal on Sunday bettering the record of Mark Spitz,
whose seven swimming golds at Munich in 1972 were the most at a single Games. — AFP
talks offer spurned by Samiti
Jammu, August 17
The Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti
(AYSS), spearheading the agitation over the Amarnath land row across the
Jammu region for the past over 45 days, has spurned the offer of
Governor N.N. Vohra to hold talks.
withdraws support to Koda
Ranchi, August 17
The JMM tonight withdrew support to
the 23-month-old Madhu Koda-led coalition government in Jharkhand in an
apparent bid to explore the possibility of making its supremo Shibu
Soren the chief minister with the support of Independent members.
New Delhi, August 17
The Union government is understood
to have extended the visa of controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima
Nasrin, who returned earlier this month after she was bundled out from
West Bengal in November last year.
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