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India fully prepared to meet exigencies, says Jaswant
NEW DELHI, DEC.23. India today said that it was fully prepared to meet any exigencies along the Line of Control (LoC) and criticised the remarks of the Pakistani President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, on New Delhi's decision to recall its High ... More
Terrorist suspect overpowered in mid-air drama over Atlantic
WASHINGTON, DEC. 23. Amid heightened security at installations around the U.S. and Europe in the post-September 11 period, an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami was diverted to Boston's Logan International Airport yesterday after a ... More
Pak. military to review situation
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 23. The Pakistan military is expected to hold a number of high level meetings in the next few days to take stock of the regional security situation as the relations between India and Pakistan slide to a new low. Tension has been ... More
Pak. staffer ``caught collecting documents''
NEW DELHI, DEC. 23. India tonight described as ``completely false'' Pakistan's allegation that a Pakistan High Commission staffer was `kidnapped' and `tortured' by intelligence officials here. Sources at the External Affairs Ministry said the ... More
Army destroys 15 Pak. bunkers
JAMMU, DEC. 23. Fifteen Pakistani bunkers were destroyed, two ammunition dumps blown to smithereens and about 25 Pakistani troops severely injured when Indian soldiers opened retaliatory fire on Pakistani positions across the LoC in the Kerni ... More
Arafat firm on attending mass
RAMALLAH, DEC. 23. The Palestinian leader, Mr. Yasser Arafat, issued a defiant challenge today against an Israeli ban on his travelling to a Christmas mass in Bethlehem, saying no one can prevent him from attending the service. ``No one can ... More
Lashkar deputy chief killed
SRINAGAR, DEC. 23. The self-styled deputy chief of Pakistan-based Lashkar-E-Taiba, Saifullah Askari alias Owais, was killed along with his close associate in a joint encounter by the Army and the Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir ... More
Jail break in Bihar
PATNA, DEC. 23. In a daring jail break, over a dozen criminals stormed the Nawada district jail and escaped with a dreaded gang leader and seven of his associates, after killing the sentry on guard and injuring another. Sources said the ... More
Bid to abduct MLA foiled
KORBA (Chhattisgarh), DEC. 23. An attempt to abduct tribal Legislator, Mr. Nankiram Kanwar, was foiled at Kudmura village, 67 km from here, last night. Mr. Kanwar was seriously wounded in the incident, in which about half a dozen people, ... More
Parliament staff held
NEW DELHI, DEC. 23. An official of the Parliament Secretariat has been arrested for allegedly supplying to a Pakistan High Commission staffer certain ``sensitive'' information on national security. Police are probing if officials of the Pakistan ... More
Inflation dips
NEW DELHI, DEC. 23. Commodity prices continued their downward spree as inflation sank to one of the lowest-ever figures of 2.21 per cent in the last two-decades, as against a whopping 8.49 per cent a year ago, due to a fall in the price of ... More

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