New Delhi/Islamabad, July 22
India today stepped up efforts to secure the safe release of its three nationals held hostage in Iraq along with four others as a video showed the captives making desperate pleas for their lives.
A video grab shows the Indian hostages at an undisclosed location in Iraq. — Reuters
In video: India hopes
Iraqi captors will release hostages. (28k,
Fire: How safe are our schools?
A Tribune survey
many as 90 children were burnt alive when fire engulfed Lord Krishna
Higher Secondary School at Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu on Saturday morning.
Judge refuses to hear Soren plea CJ orders hearing today Ranchi, July 22
The Jharkhand High Court posted for
hearing tomorrow Coal Minister Shibu Soren’s petition challenging the non-bailable warrant issued against him in Chirrudih massacre
Punjab cuts admission fee to MBBS, homoeo courses Chandigarh, July 22
The Punjab Government today slashed the admission fee and fixed the limit of other charges to be taken from students for joining the MBBS, BDS, Ayurvedic and homoeopathy courses in the government recognised private colleges in the state.
Haryana buying power worth
16 cr each day Panchkula, July 22
Haryana Power Utilities is spending Rs 15 crore to Rs 16 crore each day for buying power from Himachal Pradesh and Orissa to meet the increasing demands of power.
Pak extends visa of Indian woman facing deportation
Islamabad, July 22
The Pakistani Government today allowed an Indian doctor, who faces
deportation from Pakistan on expiry of her visit visa, to stay in the country for another 60 days.
Dr Divya Dayanan, 22, now Hafza Aman, married Aman Khan Hoti last year after embracing Islam.
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