August 2, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Conflicting reports on hostage crisis
India has no confirmation of release New Delhi, August 1
The 11-day-old Iraq hostages crisis remained unresolved from the Indian point of view following conflicting reports about whether the hostages had been released or not and two top officials of the Government of India telling The Tribune tonight that there was no confirmation on the release of the hostages.
Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu holds aloft the Asia Cup Trophy after Sri Lanka defeated India in the final at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. Chasing Sri Lanka's score of 228 for nine, India fell short by 25 runs and were 203 for 9 at close.
— AFP photo
victory for developing nations at WTO New Delhi, August 1
Developing countries, led by India
and Brazil, have gained marginal victory at the WTO when the EU, the US
and other developed countries agreed to sign the deal leading to slashing
of billions of dollars in farm subsidies even though a date has yet to be
of MBBS admission schedule irks SC
New Delhi, August 1
Expressing displeasure over
non-adherence to the time schedule for completing admissions to the MBBS
course in government medical colleges, the Supreme Court has asked eight
states, including Punjab, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, to state
reasons for the lapse.
new feature, Forum, provides our readers with an
opportunity to express their views on vital issues facing the
country. The new question being posed is: “How should criminals be weeded out of the entire political
system —Parliament, Legislative Assemblies, the government and
political parties?” Readers are invited to send their letters, not more than 150
words, to: Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune, Sector 29-C,
Chandigarh, with the word 'Forum' mentioned on the
envelope. The answers can also be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief
floods destroy Kothi bridge One washed away, vehicles
(Manali), August 1
Hundreds of vehicles and Army
trucks remained stranded near the tiny village of Kothi, 13 km from
here, north of Manali on the Manali-Leh Highway last night at about
Newly constructed staff quarters at the 200-kilowatt micro hydel project at Kothi, near Manali, washed away by flash floods.
— Photo by M.C. Thakur
brings cheer to farmers in region Chandigarh, August 1
The smile is back on the face of
the farmering community in this region as rain gods have started showing
a bit of kindness to them (farmers).
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