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Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Bill to prohibit sale of F-16s to Pakistan
WASHINGTON, APRIL 4. The Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional caucus on India and Indian Americans, Gary Ackerman, has announced legislation that would prohibit the sale of F-16 jets to Pakistan and all other military assistance unless ...
Sri Lankan government official shot dead
COLOMBO, APRIL 4. "Unidentified gunmen" shot dead a senior Sri Lankan government official in the eastern Batticaloa district this afternoon adding a new turn to the year-long internecine feud in the east. Eastern police, who suspect the LTTE's ...
Eight militants killed in Saudi shootout
MANAMA, APRIL 4.After a gun battle that has lasted nearly 24 hours, Saudi forces have killed eight suspected militants in the northern town of Al-Ras. The clash began early on Sunday when security forces tried to raid a house where the ...
Pakistan to buy Chinese frigates
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 4. On the eve of the three-day bilateral visit of the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Pakistan and China today concluded an agreement for the construction of four F-22P frigates for the Pakistan Navy. Mr. Wen Jiabao arrives here at ...
Bush to attend funeral
WASHINGTON, APRIL 4. The United States President, George W. Bush, and the First Lady, Laura Bush, will attend Pope John Paul II's funeral on Friday, the White House has announced. The Press Secretary said the full delegation will be ...
Charles' wedding postponed by a day
LONDON, APRIL 4.The wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles has been postponed by a day so as not to clash with the Pope's funeral on Friday. The marriage will now take place on Saturday. An official announcement late on Monday said ...
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Threats to bus uncalled for, says Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 4. Pakistan has said that the threats to the Muzaffarabad-Srinagar bus service by certain groups in Jammu and Kashmir were "uncalled for" as only "genuine Kashmiris" would be travelling on the inaugural run on April 7. "We see ...
Reservation for women in legislatures under consideration: Somnath
SINGAPORE, APRIL 4.The Lok Sabha Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, today informed the 112th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Manila that the question of reserving seats for women in the Lower House of the Indian Parliament as also State ...
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