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Fernandes rules out pullout of troops
NEW DELHI, FEB. 1. Asserting that there was hardly any significant evidence of a decline in shelling and infiltration across the border, India today ruled out withdrawal of troops from the western border. Another reason for India's reluctance ... More
J&K Resettlement Act stayed
NEW DELHI, FEB. 1. The Supreme Court today stayed the implementation of the Jammu and Kashmir Resettlement Act, 1982, providing for the resettlement of all those persons who had migrated to Pakistan after March 1947, if they returned to Kashmir ... More
Harsh punishment for cyber crimes
NEW DELHI, FEB. 1. Taking a serious note of the increasing cyber crimes, the Centre, which has framed rules under the Information Technology Act, today announced stringent punishment and penalties for various types of cyber crimes. According ... More
3 civilians killed in Pak. firing
JAMMU, FEB. 1. Three civilians were killed and three injured in unprecedented firing by Pakistan forces in Poonch, Rajouri, Lam, Nowshera and Samba sectors during the past 24 hours. A number of houses were also damaged. Hundreds of shells ... More
Scribe's kidnapper phoned Indian officials: Sattar
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 1. The Pakistan Foreign Minister, Abdul Sattar, has said that the main suspect in the kidnapping of the American reporter, Daniel Pearl, had called three Indian Government officials on his mobile phone. Mr. Sattar was quoted as ... More
Cong. complains to EC against Amitabh
NEW DELHI FEB. 1. The Congress appears to be turning on the heat on the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh. A day after the former UPCC chief, Salman Khursheed, lambasted Mulayam Singh Yadav, the party lodged a protest with the Election Commission ... More
Cong. opposes India hosting LTTE, Colombo talks
NEW DELHI, FEB. 1. The Congress today vehemently opposed the idea of India either hosting or facilitating talks between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the Sri Lankan Government. Responding to queries on the issue, the party ... More
Laloo's counsel shot at
PATNA, FEB. 1. Armed assailants today shot at and injured the RJD president, Laloo Prasad Yadav's counsel in the fodder scam cases, Chittranjan Sinha, after storming his house here, police said. The Additional Director General of Police (Patna ... More
Violence digs the ditches deeper: Hume
NEW DELHI, FEB. 1. The presentation of the Gandhi Peace Prize to the chief architect of the Good Friday Agreement that broke the spectre of violence in Ireland, John Hume, here today once again brought into focus the relevance of Mahatma Gandhi's ... More
GAIL, BSES yet to sign pact
MUMBAI, FEB. 1. The Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) and the BSES Ltd., two top contenders for the Enron's Dabhol Power Company (DPC), today said they were yet to sign the confidentiality agreement for conducting due diligence for sale of 85 ... More

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