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Thursday, February 19, 2004
U.S. closes applications for 2004 H-1B visas
WASHINGTON, FEB.18.The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has received enough petitions for the H-1B visas for the Fiscal Year 2004 that it will no longer accept new petitions for first-time employment. The ...
Musharraf appeals to clergy to eliminate terrorism
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 18. As India and Pakistan agreed on a road map for composite dialogue, the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, made a passionate appeal to the clergy in the country to eliminate the scourge of terrorism and ...
Donors call for early peace talks
WASHINGTON, FEB. 18. The Sri Lanka donors co-chairs group has called for an early return to peace talks that have been suspended since April 2003. "A return to the peace table along with strict adherence to the terms of the ceasefire agreement is ...
India & World
`Liberal visas' for cricket lovers
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 18.There is good news for the cricket-lovers in India. Pakistan has decided to take a "liberal view" of the requests seeking visas to watch the India-Pakistan matches in March/April. The Pakistan Foreign Secretary, Riaz Khokar, ...
`U.S. supportive of India-Pakistan dialogue'
WASHINGTON, FEB.18.The Bush administration has said that it has been very supportive of the steps taken by India and Pakistan as far as the bilateral dialogue is concerned; and while this direction has much to do with the leadership of the two ...
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