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U.S. brands Lashkar, Jaish terrorist outfits
WASHINGTON, DEC. 26. In a bid to further pressure Pakistan and placate India, the United States has formally designated the Pakistan-based militant outfits, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, as ``Foreign Terrorist Organisations.'' ... More
New Delhi for concrete steps from Pak.
NEW DELHI, DEC. 26. India is willing to give every opportunity to the diplomatic effort by the international community to help resolve the current tension with Pakistan, but is also getting ready to face the extreme eventuality of a military ... More
Pak. 'cosmetic steps' a mockery: Jaswant Singh
NEW DELHI, DEC. 26. India today dismissed the ``cosmetic'' steps by Pakistan against organisations suspected of masterminding the December 13 terrorist attack on Parliament, but refrained from mounting more diplomatic pressure on ... More
India harbouring a sinister design, alleges Sattar
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 26. The Pakistan Foreign Minister, Mr. Abdul Sattar, tonight accused India of harbouring a ``sinister design'' against Islamabad and warned that any escalation of tension by New Delhi could lead to a dangerous confrontation. The ... More
'Pak. opposed to war with India'
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 26. In an apparent bid to defuse the escalating tension on the Indo- Pakistan border, thanks to the military build-up and the firing on both the sides, Pakistan today said it was ``strongly opposed'' to war with India. The ... More
16 Pak. soldiers killed
JAMMU, DEC. 26. Sixteen Pakistani soldiers were killed and 19 Pakistani bunkers destroyed in the retaliatory action by Indian troops today, reports said. Heavy exchange of fire in Kerni and Mendhar areas of the Poonch sector on the Line of ... More
3 jawans killed in Pak. firing
JAMMU/SRINAGAR, DEC. 26. Widening the sweep of its mortar shelling, Pakistani troops today targeted forward Indian positions for the fifth straight day killing four persons, including three jawans, in the Jammu-Poonch and Kargil sectors, forcing ... More
Elections in 4 States between February 13 and 21
NEW DELHI, DEC. 26. Elections to the Assemblies of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttaranchal and Manipur will be held between February 13 and 21, 2002. Announcing the schedule, the Chief Election Commissioner, Mr. J. M. Lyngdoh, said polling in Uttar ... More
Centre to invite bids for VSNL, IBP, HCI in Jan.
NEW DELHI, DEC. 26. The Centre has approved the shareholders' and share purchase agreements for the Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) and the IBP Limited. Bids for both the companies will be invited by the end of January. Other decisions ... More
Another spy racket busted
NEW DELHI, DEC. 26. The Delhi police have claimed to have busted yet another spy ring by arresting one person and recovering ``some classified'' documents about the Army. Official sources said one Samayuddin, who was acting as ``Savaari'' ... More
Lone survives bid on life
JAMMU, DEC. 26. The senior Hurriyat Conference leader and People's Conference chief, Mr. Abdul Gani Lone, survived a bid on his life when a grenade hurled at his car exploded on the road in Doda town on Tuesday night, official sources said ... More
New vice-chiefs for Navy, IAF
NEW DELHI, DEC. 26. The Air Force and the Navy today announced new vice chiefs for their respective services. Vice-Admiral John Colin De Silva has been appointed Vice Chief of Naval Staff and Air Marshal S. G. Inamdar has been appointed Vice ... More
Another scam in Bihar
PATNA, DEC. 26. A scam has been detected in Bihar involving over Rs 1,000 crores, in which 23 fertilizer companies got Government subsidy without even selling the nutrients even as the State Agriculture Ministry agreed to order a CBI probe into ... More
Rupee falls
MUMBAI, DEC. 26. Heightened Indo-Pak. border tension, leading to growing concerns of a war, sent the rupee reeling under severe pressure today after banks and corporates rushed to cover short-dollar positions in a nervous, but shallow Interbank ... More

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