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India seeks details on Sheikh Omar's role
NEW DELHI, FEB. 19. India today sought information from Pakistan on the hijack of the Indian Airlines plane in 1999 and the attack on the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly in October and also on Parliament in December last following the on-going ...
Pak. rejects demand
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 19. Pakistan has rejected India's request to share information extracted from Omar Sheikh arrested in connection with the kidnapping of the U.S. reporter, Daniel Pearl. A senior official of the Pakistan Government maintained ...
No wave as campaigning ends
LUCKNOW, FEB. 19. Electioneering failed to create a wave in favour of any of the claimants to power in Uttar Pradesh as the din and bustle subsided this afternoon in the rest of the 166 Assembly constituencies, scheduled to go to the polls in the ...
BJP can win even without Muslim votes: PM
VARANASI, FEB. 19. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party would win the elections to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly even if the Muslim vote went against it. Addressing a public meeting here, Mr. ...
CBI raids hawala dealers
NEW DELHI, FEB. 19. The CBI today carried out raids on the premises of three hawala dealers, allegedly involved in providing funds to bring in the arms consignment of Aftab Ansari, official sources said here tonight. They said that the special ...
`No pullback till Pak. fulfils conditions'
NEW DELHI, FEB. 19. Maintaining that troop morale was high, the Defence Minister, George Fernandes, today ruled out a pullback from the Indo-Pak. borders till Islamabad fulfilled the conditions spelt out by New Delhi. ``The troops were moved to ...
It is plague but contained, says Minister
NEW DELHI, FEB. 19. The Central Government today confirmed that the ``mystery disease'' which broke out in a village in Himachal Pradesh last week and claimed four lives was ``pneumonic plague.'' Addressing a specially-convened press ...
Andipatti poll: HC order today
NEW DELHI, FEB. 19. The Delhi High Court will pronounce orders on Wednesday on a writ petition filed by the DMK candidate, `Vaigai' Sekar, seeking postponement of the February 21 polls to Tamil Nadu's Andipatti Assembly constituency, from where ...
Sahni, Azmi honoured
NEW DELHI, FEB. 19. Amid a congregation of eminent litterateurs, 22 authors from different languages were honoured with the Sahitya Akademi Awards, 2001, during the Festival of Letters here today. The prestigious award went to the renowned ...
Ratwatte's arrest ordered
COLOMBO, FEB. 19. Sri Lanka's Attorney-General today ordered the arrest of the former Defence Minister, Anuruddha Ratwatte, in connection with the massacre of 10 persons on the day of the 2001 parliamentary election.

Terrorists held
NEW DELHI, FEB. 19. The Delhi police have arrested the Pakistani terrorists who allegedly planned the kidnappings of cricketers, Sachin Tendulkar and captain Sourav Ganguly to secure the release of key Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, Mohammed Amir ...

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