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Jaswant Singh rolls back fertilizer price hike
NEW DELHI, MARCH 11. The Union Finance Minister, Jaswant Singh, today rolled back the increases in fertilizer prices he had announced the Union budget on February 28 but did not yield on the additional cess he had imposed on petrol and ...
U.S. delays voting on Iraq
UNITED NATIONS, MARCH 11. Faced with tough positions and a certain defeat if the second resolution is put to vote, the United States has delayed voting in the United Nations Security Council earlier set for today. A vote could now come on ...
Hours behind Osama: ISI
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 11. Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has claimed that its agents were hours behind Osama bin Laden. At a briefing, a senior intelligence officer, told the western media: "We were months behind, then weeks and now ...
Nothing short of PM's statement will do: Opposition
NEW DELHI, MARCH 11. The Opposition parties in Parliament today kept up the pressure on the Government to state its stand categorically on the looming war over Iraq. In both the Houses, Opposition members joined hands demanding a statement from ...
Iraq threatens U.S. flights
WASHINGTON, MARCH 11. Iraq forced the suspension of U.S. surveillance flights, threatening one of two planes already in the air, a senior U.S. official said today. The Iraqi threat was fresh evidence of Baghdad's unwillingness to cooperate ...
Jamali invites India for talks
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 11. The Pakistan Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, tonight invited India for talks for a resolution of all differences, while reiterating Islamabad's `principled' position of `moral, diplomatic and political' support to ...
Survey before excavation
LUCKNOW, MARCH 11. The Allahabad High Court today ordered that a general survey of the acquired land in Ayodhya be conducted before the commencement of the excavation work tomorrow.
PM puts off foreign trip
NEW DELHI, MARCH 11. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, has put off his plans to travel to Central Asia and Syria in view of the prevailing international situation. The visits had not been announced officially. Mr. Vajpayee was planning to ...
Mufti disbands SOG
JAMMU, MARCH 11.The Jammu and Kashmir Government today disbanded the anti-militancy Special Operations Group, which faced allegations of human rights violations, and said action would be taken against those responsible for the violations. ...
COOCHBEHAR (W.B.), MARCH 11. Identity cards will be distributed among people residing in the areas bordering with Bangladesh in view of increased ISI activities, especially in north Bengal, the Director-General of Border Security Force, Ajoy Raj ...
FIR against Salman Khan
GURGAON, MARCH 11. An FIR has been lodged against actor Salman Khan for allegedly "manhandling" a press photographer during shooting of a film here on March 3, police said today. In his complaint, Ajay Tomar said on Monday that Khan and his ...
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