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Tuesday, February 11, 2003
PM decries misuse of religion by terrorists
NEW DELHI, FEB. 10.Misuse of religion by terrorists who use it as a cover for their campaign of hatred was strongly criticised by the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, here today, as he emphasised that "no organisation, whether it claimed to ...
Bodos sign peace accord with Centre
NEW DELHI, FEB. 10. The Centre and the Bodo Liberation Tigers (BLT) have reached an agreement to settle the over a decade-old Bodoland issue. A tripartite Memorandum of Settlement (MoS), signed by the Additional Secretary (Border Management) in ...
Release water for 3 more days, says CRA
NEW DELHI, FEB. 10. Discounting Karnataka's plea against any further Cauvery water releases this season, the Cauvery River Authority, chaired by the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today directed the State to release 4,500 cusecs of water ...
England denies boycott decision
CAPE TOWN, FEB. 10. England today denied they have refused to play their cricket World Cup match against Zimbabwe in Harare. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) spokesman, Andrew Walpole, said the matter was still being discussed. He ...
Germany, France, Belgium block NATO move to protect Turkey
BERLIN, FEB. 10. Germany joined France and Belgium today in blocking the start of NATO military planning to protect Turkey against the threat of an Iraqi missile attack. ``We are joining Belgium and France,'' the Foreign Ministry spokesman, ...
Iraq agrees to use of surveillance planes
WASHINGTON, FEB. 10.Iraq has agreed in unconditional terms for the use of the American U-2 surveillance planes and has pledged legislation next week that would outlaw the use of weapons of mass destruction. "The inspectors are now free to use ...
Pak. ready to send replacement for Jilani
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 10. Pakistan said today that it would send a replacement for Jalil Abbas Jilani, its expelled envoy to New Delhi. The Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman, Aziz Ahmed Khan, told correspondents at his weekly briefing that Pakistan ...
Envoys return home
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 10. Indian and Pakistani diplomats returned home on Monday in the latest round of tit-for-tat expulsions that have further deteriorated relations between the two countries. Sudhir Vyas, acting Indian Ambassador, and four other ...
Shabir Shah held
SRINAGAR, FEB. 10. The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah, was taken into preventive custody by police today while leading a protest march to the U.N. observers office. In the referendum addressed to the U.N. ...
SC directive to U.P. Govt.
NEW DELHI, FEB. 10. Taking serious note of alleged custodial deaths and injuries in Uttar Pradesh, the Supreme Court today sought within 10 days a detailed report from the State Government. The court asked amicus curiae in the case, ...
Kuki militants kill 6 BSF men
IMPHAL, FEB. 10. Kuki militants today killed six BSF personnel at Lokchao in Chandel district of Manipur. The BSF personnel were on a routine patrol when the militants ambushed them not far from their ...
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