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End infiltration to begin talks, PM tells Pak.
NEW DELHI APRIL 23. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today told the Lok Sabha that "stopping cross-border infiltration and destruction of terrorist infrastructure can open the doors for talks'' with Pakistan. His remarks came in the form ...
Cabinet okays steps to curb bulk defections
NEW DELHI, APRIL 23.In a politically-important decision, the Union Cabinet today decided to put a limit to the size of both Union and State Councils of Ministers and to put down the problem of political defections more firmly by removing the ...
Truckers call off strike
NEW DELHI, APRIL 23.The 10-day-old nation-wide truckers' strike was called off this evening following an agreement between the All-India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), which was spearheading the agitation, and the Government. According to ...
Musharraf for comprehensive dialogue
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 23. Pakistan's President, Pervez Musharraf, has responded to the peace offer made by the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, saying Islamabad was prepared to engage in a comprehensive dialogue with New Delhi on Kashmir and ...
Avoid Toronto, Beijing: WHO
LONDON, APRIL 23.Travellers should avoid Toronto, Beijing and China's Shanxi province because of the danger of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the World Health Organisation said today. In the global health agency's latest move to ...
Not acting under outside pressure: Sinha
NEW DELHI, APRIL 23. India's ``first and most preferred option'' in dealing with Pakistan was that of peace, friendship and dialogue, the External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha, said tonight. Replying to a debate on the demand for grants ...
Dawood aide held
AHMEDABAD, APRIL 23.The arrest of three persons by the Gujarat police in Surat has led to the arrest in Mumbai of a close associate of Anees Ibrahim, brother of Dawood Ibrahim. On the lead given by the three, the police later arrested in ...
40 killed in storm
GUWAHATI, APRIL 23.Forty three persons were killed and over 700 injured when a high-velocity tropical storm swept through three districts of Assam last night, rendering nearly 50,000 persons homeless, uprooting trees and destroying communication ...
BJD splits in LS
NEW DELHI, APRIL 23.The Biju Janata Dal Parliamentary party today suffered a split, with four of its MPs seeking a separate seating arrangement in the Lok Sabha. Prasanna Patasani, Prabhat Samantray, Kumudini Patnaik and Jagannath Mallick, who ...
21 fishermen held in Pak.
KARACHI, APRIL 23.Pakistani authorities arrested 21 Indian fishermen today on the charge of fishing illegally in Pakistani waters, police said. The Indians were intercepted in the Arabian Sea, 50 km southeast of the port city of Karachi by ...
LTTE 'not to resume war'
COLOMBO, APRIL 23.The LTTE has described its unilateral suspension of talks with Colombo as the ``end of the honeymoon'', but maintained that it would ``not resume war''. Launching a political offensive in the northern peninsula, senior rebel ...
'Wing seal caused tragedy'
HOUSTON, APRIL 23.A seal from the space shuttle Columbia's left wing was apparently the mystery object that floated away in orbit and it was almost certainly struck by something — like a chunk of foam — before it came off, accident ...

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