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Israel rains missiles on Arafat's headquarters
GAZA CITY, DEC. 3. Israeli helicopter gunships fired missiles near the Palestinian leader, Mr. Yasser Arafat's headquarters in Gaza City on Monday, retaliating for weekend suicide bombings by Islamic militants which killed 26 persons. The attack ... More
We can discuss safeguards: Vajpayee
NEW DELHI, DEC. 3. While admitting that the Government should have consulted all the Opposition parties before bringing in the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance (POTO), the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today asked the Opposition to ... More
Fierce fighting on at Kandahar
KABUL, DEC. 3. Anti- Taliban fighters battled for control of Kandahar's airport on Monday as American bombers pounded suspected hide-outs of Osama bin Laden in the rugged White Mountains near the border with Pakistan. Fighters loyal to the ... More
Northern Alliance offer
KABUL, DEC. 3. The Northern Alliance agreed on Monday to suggest names of four prominent Afghans to serve as head of a transitional government, the Deputy Prime Minister of the organisation, Mr. Abdur Rasool Sayyaf said. The Alliance submitted ... More
'Centre will abide by court orders on Ayodhya'
NEW DELHI, DEC. 3. The Union Home Minister, Mr. L.K. Advani, today assured the Lok Sabha that the Government would fulfil its prime responsibility to ensure the compliance of all court directives on the Ayodhya dispute. Asserting that the ... More
`Future textbooks will not include derogatory material'
NEW DELHI, DEC. 3. As the controversy over deletion of passages from history textbooks continues, the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, today said that in future, the NCERT would abstain from incorporating, in ... More
Laloo in Patna jail
PATNA, DEC. 3. The former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal president, Mr. Laloo Prasad Yadav, was today shifted to the Patna Central Jail, Beur, ahead of his production before the special CBI court here in connection with the ... More
'TN police guilty'
NEW DELHI, DEC. 3. The Press Council of India has strongly indicted the Tamil Nadu Government for a series of attacks on journalists and concluded that ``there was a calculated attempt by the police to prevent reporting of the incidents which ... More
Enron seeks protection
NEW YORK, DEC. 3. Enron Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in a federal court here and has begun a $10 billions breach of contract lawsuit against rival Dynegy Inc. for pulling out of a last-ditch rescue merger. Enron, burdened with ... More
TANSI case verdict today
CHENNAI, DEC. 3. Judgments in the politically-sensitive `TANSI land deal' and `Pleasant Stay Hotel' appeals, involving the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Ms. Jayalalithaa, will be delivered by the Madras High Court on Tuesday. Ms. ... More

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