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Clock ticking away for Saddam Hussein
WASHINGTON, MARCH 18. The U.S. President, George W. Bush, has issued an ultimatum to the Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein, giving him and his sons 48 hours to leave the country or face war. "All the decades of deceit and cruelty have now ...
Contingency plan to evacuate Indians
NEW DELHI, MARCH 18. The Government has drawn up a contingency plan to evacuate over 50,000 Indians within a week from Kuwait should the need arise in the event of a U.S.-led war on Iraq, the Civil Aviation Minister, Shahnawaz Hussain, has said ...
"It is Bush who should leave"
BAGHDAD, MARCH 18. The Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein, rejected a U.S. ultimatum today to go into exile or face war, and Iraqi television said the country was ready to repel any invaders. Mr. Hussein was shown on television making a rare ...
Two more U.K. Ministers resign
LONDON, MARCH 18. The political crisis facing the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, deepened today after two more Ministers resigned protesting his decision to support an invasion of Iraq without a fresh U.N. mandate, but, much to his relief, ...
Disappointed: India
NEW DELHI, MARCH 18.India is "deeply disappointed" at the United Nations Security Council's inability to "act collectively", specially the failure of the permanent members to "harmonise their positions" on Iraq. "As long as the peaceful ...
PM hopes for peace
NEW DELHI, MARCH 18. The countdown for a U.S.-led war against Iraq may have begun, but the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, on Tuesday exuded confidence that peace would still reign supreme and the "demon of violence" would be consigned to ...
Ansari brought to Delhi
NEW DELHI, MARCH. 18.Aftab Ansari, prime accused in the American Center attack case in Kolkata, was today produced before two courts here in connection with two separate cases of waging war against the state and plotting to kill the President, ...
Abu Salem's remand extended
NEW DELHI, MARCH 18.A Lisbon court has further extended the judicial remand of the underworld don, Abu Salem, and the actress, Monica Bedi, for two more months. CBI sources said here that the new order came upon the expiry of their judicial ...
Prayers at Bhojshala
DHAR (M.P.), MARCH 18.A large number of devotees today offered prayers in front of the disputed Bhojshala shrine in Dhar even as the district administration announced that it had not received any communication from the Centre with regard to ...
Five Pak. soldiers killed
JAMMU, MARCH 18. At least five Pakistani soldiers were killed, several wounded and one of their forward posts, `Chuha', damaged when Indian troops opened retaliatory artillery fire on their frontline positions this afternoon. Defence sources ...

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