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Talks only after Pak. closes terrorist camps: Advani
AHMEDABAD, JUNE 16.Despite the western world's claim of Pakistan taking steps to stop cross-border terrorism, India has reasons to doubt its sincerity because of the twist it was trying to give to the Kaluchak massacre in Jammu and Kashmir, the ...
Perceptible change in Pak. attitude: Fernandes
VIJAYAWADA, JUNE 16.The Defence Minister, George Fernandes, has said that India has taken several steps to improve relations with Pakistan and hoped that Islamabad would reciprocate, paving the way for easing the tension along the border. He ...
'Al-Qaeda behind Karachi blast'
WASHINGTON, JUNE 16.Three Al-Qaeda members told Moroccan officials that Osama bin Laden commanded his fighters in December to disperse across the globe to attack ``American and Jewish interests,'' The Washington Post reported today. The ...
India may train Sri Lankan troops
COLOMBO, JUNE 16.India is discussing with Sri Lanka a request by the United National Front Government on providing training to its armed forces. Officials said that Sri Lanka was looking for "specialised", high-grade training for its troops by ...
Cong., TMC to merge on July 15?
NEW DELHI, JUNE 16. Six years after it broke away from the Congress, the Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) is all set to return back to its fold. A TMC delegation, led by its chief, G. Vasan, will meet the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, tomorrow to ...
5 killed by militants in Udhampur
JAMMU, JUNE 16. Five persons, including three women, were shot dead by militants late last night in a remote village in Udhampur district of Jammu region. Police sources said today that a group of militants entered the house of one Sobha ...
Petrol to cost less from July 1
NEW DELHI, JUNE 16.Petrol and diesel are likely to cost less by more than 50 paise per litre from July 1 when oil companies revise the prices of both the commodities. ``The fact is crude prices since May 30 have been softening and fell below ...
26 pilgrims drowned
DEHRADUN, JUNE 16.Twenty-six pilgrims were drowned and six injured, two of them seriously, when a private bus in which they were returning from the Badrinath shrine skidded and plunged into the Alaknanda river at Baldora area in Chamoli district ...
Bihar jail siege ends
GOPALGANJ, JUNE 16.The two-day siege at the overcrowded district jail here ended today after the district administration assured the prisoners that it would ``sympathetically consider'' their demands including the release of inmates over 70 years ...
Security reviewed
NEW DELHI, JUNE 16.Security at key points in the Kashmir valley, including the strategically important Jawahar Tunnel was reviewed earlier this week by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Director General, S. C. Chaube. Mr. Chaube visited ...
Pro-Chirac group wins
PARIS, JUNE 16.The French President, Jacques Chirac's center-right won a sweeping parliamentary majority in elections today, taking at least 399 of 577 seats in the National Assembly, according to early computer projections on the TF1 television ...
Summons to Mulayam
LUCKNOW, JUNE 16.A city court has issued bailable warrants against five persons, including two former Samajwadi Party legislators, and summons to the Samajwadi Party leader, Mulayam Singh Yadav, in a case pertaining to the alleged roughing up of ...

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