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Jaish part of terror underworld: Bush
WASHINGTON, JAN. 30. The United States President, George W. Bush, has warned nations ``timid in the face of terror'' that if they do not act ``America will''. In his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Mr.Bush said terrorist training camps ... More
India keen on cooperation in counter-terrorism
NEW DELHI, JAN. 30. India today said that it was looking forward to strengthen cooperation with the U.S. against international terrorism. Asked to comment on the state of the union address by the U.S. President, George W. Bush, the spokesperson ... More
PM rules out troop pullout for now
NEW DELHI, JAN. 30. Ruling out de-escalation along the Indo-Pak. border, the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today asked Pakistan to translate its promises on cracking down on terrorists into action. ``There is no such proposal at this ... More
India to wait and watch: Jaswant
LONDON, JAN. 30. India would ``wait and watch'' Pakistan's steps to end cross-border terrorism and abandon it as a matter of state policy before deciding on resumption of the Indo-Pak. dialogue, the External Affairs Minister, Jaswant Singh, said ... More
Muslim law board seeks ban on temple-related activity
NEW DELHI, JAN. 30. The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board has demanded that the Central and Uttar Pradesh Governments ban all activity and meetings related to construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya. The Board wanted them to take into their ... More
`VHP ready to sacrifice Govt.'
NEW DELHI, JAN. 30. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today ruled out any climbdown on the Ayodhya issue and declared that it was prepared to sacrifice the NDA Government at the Centre, for that matter any number of Governments, to realise its ... More
`Paradigm shift' in new medium-term export strategy
NEW DELHI, JAN. 30. In a bid to achieve a one per cent share in world trade, the Government today outlined a new medium-term export strategy for the next five years. It envisages an annual export growth of 11.9 per cent over this period by ... More
Cellular roaming charges to be lowered
NEW DELHI, JAN. 30. The latest beneficiaries of telecom sector deregulation will be Internet companies and the on-the-move users of cellular phones. The Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) today announced a 35 to 40 per cent reduction in annual ... More
Trishul test concludes
KOCHI, JAN. 30. The surface-to-air missile `Trishul' campaign, which commenced on January 25, ended today with the completion of test-firing atINS Dronacharya. Two missiles were fired successfully and is said to have met the desired parameters ... More
KOLKATA, JAN. 30. Police today claimed to have achieved yet another major breakthrough in the January 22 terrorist attack on the American Center here, with the arrest of Jamaluddin Nasir, who had allegedly provided backup support to the ... More
Jharkhand Governor to quit
RANCHI, JAN. 30. The Jharkhand Governor, Prabhat Kumar, today announced his decision to demit office amid controversy over his having received pecuniary benefits from an industrialist, Ashok Chaturvedi, now in the CBI dragnet. Though he said he ... More
Rupee plunges to record low
MUMBAI, JAN. 30. Sustained heavy month-end dollar demand sent the rupee reeling under severe pressure to a new record-low close of Rs. 48.5250/5400 per dollar today after testing intra-day historic-lows of Rs. 48.61/63 in volatile trade at the ... More
Pak. puts off SAF games
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 30. Pakistan today announced an indefinite postponement of the South Asian Federation (SAF) games in view of the prevailing tension between India and Pakistan. Arif Hassan, chairman of the organising committee, announced this at a ... More
Another shoe bomber?
SAN FRANCISCO, JAN. 30. Officials shut down 28 gates at the San Francisco International Airport early on Wednesday after security guards detected explosives residue on a man's shoes. The man disappeared into a crowd before guards could question ... More

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