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Nobody can ask us to pull back: Fernandes
NEW YORK, JAN. 20. The Defence Minister, George Fernandes, today questioned the right of nations to ask India to pull back its troops and raise the fear of a border conflict turning into a flashpoint, and ruled out the threat of a nuclear ... More
Corps commander replaced
NEW DELHI, JAN. 20. The Army commander of one of the country's three strike corps has been replaced. Although on the face of it, the replacement has nothing to do with the Bikaner fire, reliable sources suggested that the commander has been ... More
Pakistan denies transit facility for Indian wheat
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 20 Pakistan has decided not to extend transit facility for the Indian wheat being supplied to Afghanistan under the World Food Programme (WFP), on the ground that it is infected. ``We have decided not to allow the transit of ... More
Musharraf moots four-part peace process
WASHINGTON, JAN. 20. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has suggested a four-part process to defuse the crisis in Kashmir, which among other things, would involve New Delhi and Islamabad to accept the centrality of Kashmir to the dispute ... More
India, US to work out ways to fight terrorism
NEW DELHI, JAN.20 Within days of the visit of the U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, a high-power delegation is arriving here from Washington to expand cooperation on counter-terrorism The team is led by the State Department's pointman on ... More
'Canada wants ties with India strengthened'
OTTAWA, JAN. 20. The Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, John Manley, has embarked on a tour of India that will go the distance in raising bilateral relations to newer heights and starting a process that hopefully will have learnt the lessons of ... More
Bihar Minister sacked
PATNA, JAN. 20. The Bihar Governor, Vinod Chandra Pandey, today dropped the Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Aditya Singh, from the Council of Ministers on the Chief Minister, Rabri Devi's advice. The Chief Minister recommended the ... More
INSAT 3C all set to take off
BANGALORE, JAN. 20. India's third-generation communication satellite, INSAT 3C, is all set to be launched by an Ariane IV launch vehicle in the early hours of January 24 from Kourou in French Guyana. Though the launch window was earlier fixed ... More
Firing along LoC reduced
JAMMU, JAN. 20. Firing by Pakistani troops across the borders has considerably reduced in intensity, frequency and volume in the past few days, defence sources said today. Exchange of fire between Pakistani and Indian troops along the Line of ... More
LTTE extends ceasefire
COLOMBO, JAN. 20. The LTTE has extended its ceasefire, which was due to end on the midnight of January 24, by another month and asked the government to reciprocate. In a statement, the LTTE said it hoped its gesture of ``peace and goodwill'' ... More

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