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Russia for long-term tie-ups in weapons development
NEW DELHI, FEB. 6. India and Russia today opened high-level talks aimed at defining a new military relationship that could even include co-development of futuristic weapon systems. ``Russia is willing to go beyond the sale and lease of hi-tech ... More
Pak. will not get Kashmir: PM
FEROZEPUR, FEB. 6. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, asserted today that deployment of troops along the border would continue as long as Pakistan continued sponsoring terrorism. India favoured a dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue ... More
Why rake up terrorism issue now, Sonia asks BJP
JATPURA RAMPUR, FEB. 6. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, kicked off her party's campaign for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections with a stinging attack on the BJP, blaming it for the economic backwardness, social disorder and pitiable ... More
Pak. ready to play cricket in India: Musharraf
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 6. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, today extended his analogy of willingness on the part of Pakistan to engage India `any time and anywhere' to the field of sports in general and cricket in particular. At a reception ... More
U.S. hopes Musharraf will act
WASHINGTON, FEB. 6. Although the standoff between India and Pakistan is of concern, the Bush administration is ``pleased'' that both the nations remain committed to finding a peaceful solution, the Secretary of State, Colin Powell, told the ... More
Conflicting reports in scribe case
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 6. The mysterious disappearance of the American journalist, Daniel Pearl, from Karachi for nearly two weeks now took another twist today with a section of the media speculating on the hand of Jaish-e-Mohammed behind the ... More
AI officials reinstated
NEW DELHI, FEB. 6. Four Air India officials, who were suspended after a security lapse enabled two Afghan nationals to travel to London on an Air India flight without tickets or travel documents in October, have been reinstated by the ... More
Tax norms relaxed
NEW DELHI, FEB. 6. The Government has amended the provisions of the valuation of perquisites for certain categories of salaried assessees. It has now been decided that no tax deduction at source would be made under Section 192 of the Income ... More
Exit rules eased
NEW DELHI, FEB. 6. The Centre today decided to relax exit rules for Pakistani nationals who are now in India, for safe passage to their country, an official spokesman said. According to the relaxed rules, the Pakistani nationals would now be ... More
`Resolve Enron issue'
NEW DELHI, FEB. 6. The U.S. today bluntly told India that it should resolve the Enron issue as soon as possible. It also said that economic reforms should be hastened to check mounting fiscal deficit and privatisation should be speeded up to ... More
Safe passage for Pak. nationals
NEW DELHI, FEB. 6. In a significant humanitarian gesture within 24 hours of the tough statement on Jammu and Kashmir by the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, India today decided to relax the present rules to allow Pakistani nationals stranded ... More

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