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Friday, September 17, 2004
CPC begins deliberations on `ruling capacity'
SINGAPORE, SEPT. 16.The Communist Party of China (CPC) today began deliberations on measures to enhance its "ruling capacity," as the plenary session of the powerful Central Committee opened in Beijing. At the top of the agenda of the fourth ...
`Release prisoner records'
WASHINGTON, SEPT. 16. A Federal judge sitting in New York has ordered the Bush administration to release records related to the treatment of prisoners in Iraq, giving Washington 30 days to comply with the order. Judge Alvin Hallerstein ...
CIS meet adopts anti-terror agenda
MOSCOW, SEPT. 16.The post-Soviet Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will set up a Security Council to jointly combat the terrorist threat. Meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Thursday the leaders of the CIS voiced strong support for Russia ...
U.K. to review Parliament security
LONDON, SEPT. 16. In unprecedented scenes, not witnessed in living memory, a group of pro-hunt campaigners stormed the House of Commons on Wednesday afternoon and managed to reach within inches of the front benches where Ministers and the Prime ...
Iraq war is illegal, says Annan
UNITED NATIONS, SEPT. 16. Nearly 18 months after the U.S.-led war against Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein, the U.N. Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has termed the invasion as ``illegal'' that contravened the world body's charter. With a spurt ...
India & World
Satellite network to link African Union
JOHANNESBURG, SEPT. 16. India today proposed an ambitious $50 million programme to connect all the 53 nations of the African Union by a satellite fibre optic network. India's offer of a "connectivity mission" among the African nations was ...
Handshake with the liberator
JOHANNESBURG, SEPT. 16. "It was the best part of my visit to South Africa. I have always drawn inspiration from him and wanted to meet him," the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, said after meeting Nelson Mandela here today. A handshake with the ...
Delhi, Dhaka discuss cross-border terrorism
DHAKA, SEPT. 16. With the water sharing talks ending without any tangible results, the Home Secretaries of India and Bangladesh began their two-day deliberations today on issues, including cross-border terrorism, that the two neighbours ...
``India solidly behind Sri Lanka's integrity''
COLOMBO, SEPT. 16. The Chief of the Naval Staff, Arun Prakash, said today India was "solidly behind" Sri Lanka's integrity and sovereignty and it was the country's stated policy that it "would like to underwrite the integrity" of the ...
Panel set up
COLOMBO, SEPT. 16.The Sri Lankan Government has set up a high-level Inter-Ministerial Committee, headed by its Foreign Affairs Minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, to study the "implications of the Sethusamudram project on Sri Lanka and its economy and ...
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