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Phone call traced to Dubai
NEW DELHI, JAN. 23. In a crucial development in the probe into the shooting incident outside the American Center in Kolkata on Tuesday, Central agencies have traced the telephone number of the caller - Farhan Malik alias Aftab Ansari - to Dubai. ... More
Farhan Malik's extradition may be sought
KOLKATA, JAN. 23. The Dubai-based Farhan Malik alias Aftab Ansari, prime suspect in Tuesday's Kolkata killings - and said to be operating from Pakistan - may be put in the list of India's Most Wanted which the Centre would give to Pakistan with a ... More
Ours is a bigger deal: Musharraf
WASHINGTON, JAN. 23. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, today said he was prepared to accept denuclearisation of South Asia and sign a no-war pact with India. In an interview to NBC TV, he, however, said he would not reciprocate ... More
Bush expresses concern
WASHINGTON, JAN. 23. The United States President, Mr. George W. Bush, is very concerned about the violence in Kolkata where motorcycle-borne terrorists killed five policemen, and is looking forward to getting information on the perpetrators of ... More
Dress rehearsal for R-Day parade
New Delhi, Jan. 23. With marching contingents of the three Defence Services and the mechanised units absent from this year's Republic Day parade, other contingents and additional tableaux tried to fill the void as the full dress ... More
India will not pull back till infiltration stops: Fernandes
NEW DELHI, JAN. 23. India will not pull back troops from the border till it is convinced that Pakistan is firm on curbing terrorism and shelling on Indian territory. ``It is clear from the beginning that unless they stop infiltration and border ... More
LTTE plea sent to India
TORONTO, JAN. 23. The Norwegian peace delegation, which visited Britain on Tuesday, informed the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) that the two requests made by them on peace process in Sri Lanka have been forwarded to the Government of ... More
Annan drops India visit
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 23. The United Nations Secretary, Kofi Annan, who is currently on a visit to the region wanted to include India in his itinerary but had to drop the plan after New Delhi indicated that the dates are not suitable. A spokesman of ... More
Build on Musharraf's steps, says Annan
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 23. The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, said here tonight that there was need for India and Pakistan to build on the steps taken by the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, to defuse the tension between the two ... More
U.S. can use Karachi airport
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 23. The Musharraf Government has decided to allow the U.S. and its allies to make use of the logistic facilities at the Karachi airport for peace-keeping operations in Afghanistan. An agreement between Pakistan and the coalition ... More
VAT launch delay due to Dec. 13 incident
NEW DELHI, JAN. 23. The December 13 terrorist strikes have affected the launch of the Value Added Tax (VAT) in States which is now being postponed by one year to April 1, 2003. The original target of April 1 this year has been missed because the ... More
Bomb hoax in Tis Hazari
NEW DELHI, JAN. 23. A telephone call, claiming that 18 bombs have been planted inside the Tis Hazari court complex here, caused panic and led to disruption of the proceedings till it was declared a hoax. Panic gripped the court complex at ... More

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