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Waiting for Pak. response to offer of friendship: PM
SRINAGAR, APRIL 19. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today said he was waiting for a reply from Pakistan for his offer of friendship made at a public meeting yesterday. "They have welcomed my speech but have perhaps skipped another part ...
Deadlock in talks with truckers continues
NEW DELHI, APRIL 19.While the indefinite strike by the truckers entered the sixth day today, there was hardly any forward movement towards breaking the deadlock following the failure of their talks with the Road Transport and Highways Minister, ...
Arab nations want coalition forces to leave Iraq
U.S. offer to Pak.
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 19. The U.S. has asked Pakistan to join a "stabilisation force" which Washington is setting up for peacekeeping duties in Iraq. The peacekeeping force would have troops from several Muslim countries because U.S. authorities ...
No legislation on Ayodhya: BJP chief
NEW DELHI, APRIL 19. The clear message today from the Bharatiya Janata Party president, Venkaiah Naidu, was: drought or no drought, no mid-term Lok Sabha elections, and no legislation on Ayodhya. The Government needed more time for implementing ...
Probe will be impartial: Mayawati
LUCKNOW, APRIL 19.In an apparent bid to look judicious to her critics, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, today issued a directive to avoid unnecessary harassment to beneficiaries of the Chief Minister's discretionary fund granted during ...
Another SARS case in India
NEW DELHI, APRIL 19.Preliminary reports have shown that a New Zealand national, undergoing treatment in the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here, has tested positive for SARS, Health Ministry sources said. Hundred per cent sequencing of his blood ...
Hong Kong sees 12 SARS deaths in a day
SINGAPORE, APRIL 19.Hong Kong today announced that 12 persons had died of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome within the past 24 hours raising the death roll in Hong Kong to 81. The World Health Organisation remained concerned over the SARS ...
Togadia bail plea: Hearing adjourned
AJMER, APRIL 19.The Additional District & Sessions Judge (ADJ) today fixed Monday for further hearing on a fresh bail plea of the VHP general secretary, Praveen Togadia, as arguments could not be completed. UNI ...
POTA invoked against 10
AHMEDABAD, APRIL 19.The Gujarat Government today invoked POTA against 10 persons, including five alleged ISI agents, arrested by the city Crime Branch recently, according to the Minister of State for Home, Amit Shah. ``The anti-terror law has ...
AAFI bans two athletes
NEW DELHI, APRIL 19.The Amateur Athletic Federation of India today banned Punjab's Jagdish Basak, who emerged as the fastest man in the last National Games in Hyderabad, for two years after he tested positive for anabolic steroid, nandrolone. ...
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