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India yet to decide on bilateral meeting with Pak.
KATHMANDU, JAN. 2. The External Affairs Minister, Mr. Jaswant Singh, had a couple of close encounters with his Pakistani counterpart, Mr. Abdul Sattar, here today but the much-anticipated substantive consultations between the two leaders, if at ... More
Militants strike near J&K Assembly complex, one killed
SRINAGAR, JAN. 2. One policeman was killed and 20 persons, mostly security personnel, were injured here today, when militants set off a series of powerful grenade explosions near the State Legislative Assembly complex, they had targeted only ... More
ISI 'ordered' to keep off jehadi outfits in J&K
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 2. Pakistan today declined to comment on reports that its President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, had ordered the Inter- Services Intelligence (ISI) to end backing the militant groups in Kashmir, while Western diplomats maintained that ... More
Justify extradition request: Pak.
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 2. Pakistan has said it is prepared to consider extradition of the 20 ``fugitives from law'' accused to have committed crimes in India and now reportedly taken shelter here if New Delhi gives credible evidence and takes recourse ... More
No weapon will be spared for self-defence: PM
LUCKNOW, JAN. 2. The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today said all military options were open in India's war against terrorism. Addressing an Arya Pratinidhi Sammelan here, Mr. Vajpayee, said no weapon would be spared in ... More
Gujral's plea to SAARC leaders
NEW DELHI, JAN. 2. The former Prime Minister, Mr. I.K. Gujral, has urged leaders of SAARC countries to deepen their collective resolve against terrorism and revive the dormant economic agenda of the grouping. In a letter, addressed individually ... More
Ex-Army staffer held for helping ISI
NEW DELHI, JAN. 2. A former Indian Army telephone operator and part of the spy ring smashed with the arrest of an ISI operative, Samayuddin, from Daryaganj in Central Delhi a fortnight ago, was arrested by the Special Cell sleuths from Deoband in ... More
Curbs eased
COLOMBO, JAN. 2. The Sri Lankan Government today eased the economic embargo imposed on the LTTE-controlled Wanni areas in the island's north in an effort to promote dialogue with the Tamil Tiger rebels.


Anthrax fear
MUMBAI, JAN. 2. The fear of Anthrax gripped the metropolis with two postmen taking ill after inhaling ``suspected'' spores contained in a greeting envelope, which also had a photograph of a person resembling Osama Bin laden. The postmen, Abdul ... More
`E-mail threat to Digvijay a New Year prank'
BHOPAL, JAN. 2. A preliminary probe by the CID into an e-mail message threatening to blow up the official residence of the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr. Digvijay Singh, and the State Secretariat, in Bhopal by human bombs has revealed that ... More
Lashkar threat to blow up Taj
LUCKNOW, JAN. 2. A Pakistan-based Kashmiri militant group, which is suspected to be behind the attack on Parliament on December 13, has threatened to blow up the Taj Mahal, a Government official said on Wednesday. Security around the ... More

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