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Musharraf rules out possibility of nuclear war
ISLAMABAD, JUNE 1.The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, today ruled out the possibility of a nuclear conflict between India and Pakistan, dismissed as ``absolutely baseless'' allegations of Islamabad moving nuclear missiles near the border ...
Indian mission staffer abducted in Pak.
ISLAMABAD, JUNE 1. A staff member of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad was abducted today by plainclothesmen, an embassy spokesman said. India's acting ambassador, Sudhir Vyas, said that complaints had been made to the Pakistan Foreign ...
India lodges protest
NEW DELHI, JUNE 1. India today lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over the abduction of its staffer in its High Commission in Islamabad and said the incident was ''unfortunate and regrettable''. ''Our acting High Commissioner in Islamabad has ...
Cronje dies in plane crash
JOHANNESBURG, JUNE 1.The disgraced former South African cricket captain, Hansie Cronje, banned from the sport after a matchfixing scandal, was killed today when the cargo plane he was travelling in crashed into a mountain range. He was 32. The ...
More foreigners leaving India
NEW DELHI, JUNE 1.The list of countries and international organisations advising their diplomatic staff and citizens to leave India is gradually swelling. Australia today joined the United States and the United Kingdom in advising its ...
Hung Assembly in Goa
PANAJI, JUNE 1. The Goa Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, today put forth his claim to form the next Government in the State after the Assembly elections, held on May 30, threw up a hung Assembly. Mr. Parrikar, after being unanimously elected ...
Oil price hike tomorrow?
NEW DELHI, JUNE 1. The Government is expected to announce an increase in the prices of petrol and diesel on Monday. The hike will be combined with a reduction in the excise duty on the two products to ensure that the burden on the consumers is ...
Two killed in Kashmir blasts
SRINAGAR, JUNE 1. At least two persons were killed and 45 injured in three separate grenade attacks in the Kashmir valley since last night, officials said today. A civilian, Abdul Rashid Parray, was killed and 10 including a top ...
Kalraj Mishra resigns
LUCKNOW, JUNE 1.The Uttar Pradesh BJP president, Kalraj Mishra, has resigned from the post in view of the party's poor performance in the February Assembly polls. He announced his resignation during the opening session of the two-day BJP State ...
Srinath quits test cricket
BANGALORE, JUNE 1.India's bowling spearhead Javagal Srinath today bid adieu to test cricket to focus on next year's World Cup. ``It's a hard decision (to retire from test cricket). Now I will focus on the World Cup,'' the 32-year-old paceman, who ...
Denmark wins
ULSAN (S. KOREA), JUNE 1.Jon Dahl Tomasson struck two goals to hand Denmark a 2-1 win over Uruguay in World Cup Group A today. Tomasson scored in the 45th minute and grabbed the winner seven minutes from time, heading a Jorgensen cross off ...

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