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`Impersonation' in Sri Lankan poll
COLOMBO, APRIL 2. Sri Lanka's Elections Commissioner, Dayananda Dissanayake, tonight said he had received ``several complaints of large-scale impersonation'' from the northern electoral districts, but added that he would await ``independent ...

Another milestone for Europe
BRUSSELS, APRIL 2.The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) today welcomed seven new members into its fold, and their flags were hoisted at the alliance's headquarters here during a formal ceremony. The expansion increases the alliance's ...

Arafat could become target, says Sharon
MANAMA, APRIL 2. Ten days after killing Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, head of the Palestinian militant group, Hamas, the Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, has issued a thinly-veiled warning that the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, could become a ...

Humanitarian action — how legitimate is it?
LONDON, APRIL 2.If there is one word which sums up the modern Western mentality, it is ``humanitarian''. When political, religious or even moral motives for action are seen as less than wholly legitimate, the humanitarian claim is a kind of trump ...

U.S. ignored German advice on WMD?
BERLIN, APRIL 2. An Iraqi defector nicknamed Curveball who wrongly claimed that the former Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, had mobile chemical weapons factories was on Thursday at the centre of a bitter row between the CIA and Germany's ...

Sailing tall, in the last lap
SINGAPORE, APRIL 2.Spreading the message of "friendship across the oceans," in its wake, `INS Tarangini' the Indian Navy's sail training ship, today left the Changi Naval Base in Singapore to cover the penultimate stretch of a circumnavigation ...

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  • Bill moved in Pakistan to institutionalise role of Army
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    India & World
    Pakistan detains 24 Indian fishermen
    ISLAMABAD, APRIL 2. Pakistan Coast Guard has arrested 24 more Indian fishermen along with their boats for allegedly fishing in Pakistani waters. The Maritime Security Agency arrested the men in two boats yesterday and today in the Arabian Sea ...



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