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Sunday, February 23, 2003
Dharam Sansad plans agitation for Ram temple
NEW DELHI, FEB. 22. A nationwide agitation through `dharnas' and `satyagrahas' in support of the demand for the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya was announced at the Vishwa Hindu Parishad-led Dharam Sansad here today where several `sadhus' ...
Destroy missiles, says Blix
UNITED NATIONS, FEB. 22.The United Nations Chief Weapons Inspector, Hans Blix, ordered Iraq on Friday to destroy dozens of its missiles with ranges that violate U.N. limits, and gave Baghdad a March 1 deadline to begin the demolition. His ...
Talks tomorrow if Pak. gives up terrorism: PM
KUALA LUMPUR, FEB. 22.The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, said today that India and Pakistan could begin talks tomorrow if Islamabad gave up cross-border terrorism but ruled out the possibility of a meeting with that country's President, ...
Passenger-friendly rail budget likely
NEW DELHI, FEB. 22. In the railway budget to be presented on February 26, the travelling public can expect a bonanza of several new trains and only a marginal increase in passenger fares. On the freight front, the bread and butter of the ...
Warne gets one-year suspension
MELBOURNE, FEB. 22. Australia's leading wicket-taker, Shane Warne, was suspended from playing cricket for 12 months today, days after he tested positive for a banned diuretic. Warne immediately called himself a victim of the "anti-doping ...
Clash at SGPC complex
AMRITSAR, FEB. 22.Ten persons were injured when members of the Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat (SKP) and the All-India Sikh Students Federation clashed inside the SGPC complex here using swords, police said. The clash took place when the SKP ...
Mann charged under TADA
NEW DELHI, FEB. 22.The ghost of Khalistan came back to haunt the Lok Sabha member, Simranjit Singh Mann, 11 years after he allegedly backed its creation at a speech made at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib here, when a Delhi court framed charges of sedition ...
Lucky escape for Naidu
NEW DELHI, FEB. 22.The BJP president, M. Venkaiah Naidu, had a providential escape this afternoon when the helicopter he was travelling in developed a serious technical snag and had to make an emergency landing at Tuenseng in Nagaland. ...
7 killed in Pak. mosque attack
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 22.At least seven worshippers were killed and seven others injured in an attack in a mosque in Karachi this evening as unidentified men opened indiscriminate fire. The incident took place at the mosque Imam Bargha Mehdi, near the ...
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