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Fugitive Palestine leader held in Baghdad
WASHINGTON, APRIL 16. The commander of the U.S-led forces in Iraq, Gen. Tommy Franks, entered Baghdad for the first time today after four weeks of war even as violence erupted in Mosul for the second consecutive day. A U.S. Central Command ...
A drought this year too?
NEW DELHI, APRIL. 16. With last year's drought wreaking havoc in many parts of the country, the forecast for the 2003 south-west monsoon season comes as a rude shock. The rainfall during the season is likely to be below normal and there is a 21 ...
Govt. invites truckers for talks
NEW DELHI, APRIL 16. While the All-India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) today threatened to intensify the ongoing agitation by truckers by extending its scope to cover even the movement of exempted essential items, the Government woke up to the ...
Vegetables costlier, petrol becomes scarce
NEW DELHI, APRIL 16. Despite an assertion by the All-India Motor Transport Congress that essential supplies stood exempted for the time-being from the truckers strike, people in different parts of the country felt the pinch as prices of ...
U.S. sends dollars to Iraq
WASHINGTON, APRIL 16.The United States is airlifting dollars from the New York Federal Reserve Bank to temporarily replace the Iraqi dinar, according to The Wall Street Journal. As an initial step, U.S. officials charged with the ...
Serious problem in Kerala: Cong.
NEW DELHI, APRIL 16. The Congress has admitted that there is a problem in the Kerala unit of the party and asked the KPCC chief, K.Murlidharan, for a report on the situation and the recent Rajya Sabha elections. "No doubt we have a serious ...
Sinha calls up Powell
NEW DELHI, APRIL 16. After a week of talking past each other through the media, the External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha, and the United States Secretary of State, Colin Powell, re-established direct communication today. In a telephonic ...
Sedition charge
AJMER, APRIL 16. The Rajasthan Government slapped a case of sedition against the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) general secretary, Praveen Togadia, today, after which a city court denied bail to him and extended his judicial remand till April 30. ...
FIRs against Mulayam
LUCKNOW, APRIL 16. Following up the offensive of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, against the Samajwadi Party chief, Mulayam Singh Yadav, police today filed a series of cases against him across the State for alleged misuse of ...
SARS toll up
BEIJING, APRIL 16. Even as the health authorities are struggling to contain the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), five more persons died of the killer virus in Hong Kong today, raising the toll to 61 there. Meanwhile, the WHO ...
Exempted from deposing
RAE BAREILLY, APRIL 16.The Special Court hearing the Babri Masjid demolition cases today exempted the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, and seven others named as accused from personal appearance for the next hearing on April 26. They should ...
Hurriyat calls for strike
SRINAGAR, APRIL 16. The Hurriyat Conference today gave a two-day call for general strike in Kashmir from Friday to protest the two-day visit of the Prime Minister, A.B. Vajpayee, to the Valley. The Hizb-ul-Mujahideen has also called for a general ...
`Fuel prices may fall'
MUMBAI, APRIL 16. The Petroleum Minister, Ram Naik, today said fuel prices might come down further if the international crude prices of Brent fall to around $20-22 per barrel. Mr. Naik said he met the Maharashtra Chief Minister, Sushilkumar ...

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