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Alliance to sign pact even if Rabbani opposes
KOENIGSWINTER (GERMANY), DEC. 1. There appears to be a growing rift between the leader of Afghanistan's Northern Alliance, Mr. Burhanuddin Rabbani, and his delegation at the Bonn talks on the country's future. On Saturday, the Interior Minister, ... More
'Afghan village destroyed'
JALALABAD (AFGHANISTAN), DEC. 1. Witnesses said a coalition bombing raid in eastern Afghanistan destroyed a village and killed between 100 and 200 civilians on Saturday. The U.S. military said the bombing ``just did not happen.'' A senior ... More
Breach of contract: historians
NEW DELHI, DEC. 1. The debate on communalisation of education apart, the deletion of portions from four history textbooks of the National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) also amounts to a breach of contract as per which ``no ... More
Naxals blast court building in A.P.
NIZAMABAD, DEC. 1. In continuing attacks, naxalites belonging to the banned People's War Group blasted the munsif and sub-court complex at the revenue divisional headquarters town of Asifabad in Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh early ... More
Ban under study: Advani
NEW DELHI, DEC. 1. The Government is considering a ban on the People's War Group (PWG) under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance (POTO) which has already proscribed 23 terrorist outfits, the Home Minister, Mr. L.K. Advani, ... More
Advani calls for vigil on the border
NEW DELHI, DEC. 1. While calling for the utmost vigil on the borders to counter the threat of terrorists from Afghanistan infiltrating into the country, the Union Home Minister, Mr. L.K. Advani, today said that India was ``closely monitoring'' ... More
Militants kill 7 in Udhampur village
JAMMU, DEC. 1. Seven persons, five of them Hindus, were gunned down by unidentified militants in a remote village of Udhampur late last night. In another incident today, 44 persons were injured, six of them seriously, in a powerful grenade blast ... More
Cemetery vandalised
KANNUR, DEC. 1. The cemetery of the Holy Trinity Cathedral near the District Government Hospital here was vandalised on Friday night with unidentified culprits smashing crosses erected on nearly two dozen graves. As many as 23 crosses were ... More
Probe into blast
NEW DELHI, DEC. 1. A two-member Central team led by the Minister of State for Defence Production, Mr. Harin Pathak, today left for Itarsi in Madhya Pradesh, to probe Friday's blast in an ordnance factory in which three persons were killed. Mr. ... More
We're not for POTO: Sonia
LALITPUR (U.P.), DEC. 1. The Congress president, Ms. Sonia Gandhi, said today that her party was opposed to the Prevention Of Terrorism Ordinance (POTO) because it could be used against innocent people. Addressing a ``Kisan Maha rally'' here, ... More

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