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Sunday, February 09, 2003
Pak. diplomat, 4 staffers asked to leave in 48 hours
NEW DELHI, FEB. 8. Short of closing down the Pakistani mission, New Delhi today expelled Islamabad's Charge d'Affaires, Jalil Abbas Jilani, and Pakistan responded in kind a few hours later by asking Sudhir Vyas, India's CDA in Islamabad, to leave ...
Five declared persona non grata
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 8. In a retaliatory action, Pakistan today declared the Indian Acting High Commissioner, Sudhir Vyas, another diplomat and three staffers in the mission as persona non grata (PNG) on charges of "spying" and thus plunged the ...
Pak. not interested in good ties, says PM
NEW DELHI, FEB. 8. External threat to internal security was the Centre's dominant theme at the Conference of Chief Ministers on Internal Security here today. Addressing the day-long conference, the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, said that ...
BDR tries to push in people again
COOCH BEHAR (WEST BENGAL), FEB. 8. The Bangladesh Rifles today twice tried to push in people from their side into Cooch Behar in West Bengal. The district magistrate, Chandan Sinha, said the BDR first tried to push in 150 persons near border ...
Dhaka must understand our concerns: Sinha
DHAKA, FEB. 8. While New Delhi has no intention of "pushing" its citizens into Bangladesh, it expects Dhaka to have the "deepest understanding" of India's security concerns, the External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha, has said. "India will ...
An 'Olympic' start to the World Cup
CAPE TOWN, FEB. 8. The English game of cricket known for village atmosphere and social niceties was given an `Olympic' start at the Newlands Cricket Ground here on Saturday night. Described as the `Ceremonies of Africa' and choreographed by ...
Blix back in Baghdad
BAGHDAD, FEB. 8.The chief U.N. weapons inspector, Hans Blix, said here today that he was hopeful of success as he began two days of crucial talks with Iraqi officials on cooperation and disarmament issues. ...
PATNA, FEB. 8.The bandh called by the NDA to protest the growing incidents of crime in Bihar evoked a mixed response in the wake of the safe return of the abducted orthopaedic surgeon, Bharat Singh, on Friday night and the arrest of six members ...
GODHRA, FEB. 8.Continuing the protests against the arrest of Moulana Hussain Umaraji, allegedly involved in last year's Godhra train carnage, minority leaders today took out a silent rally and handed over a memorandum to the Panchamahals ...
Tigress, cubs electrocuted
NAGPUR, FEB. 8.A tigress and four pubs were electrocuted in the tiger reserve at Melghat in Amravati district in Maharashtra, about 175 km from here, forest sources said today. The animals came into contact with high voltage electric wires ...
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