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Businessman to pass on evidence to Russian prosecutors
A criminal matter: Britain
LONDON: British Government refused to be drawn into the allegations made by Andrei Lugovoi saying it was a "criminal'' matter and not an "issue of intelligence''. A Foreign office spokesman told The Hindu that the Government was still ...
Fuel restrictions in Vanni, says LTTE
COLOMBO: The army on Thursday claimed to have gunned down three Tamil Tiger cadres including a member of the LTTE intelligence wing in Batticaloa. The Defence Ministry said the soldiers came under fire and repulsed the attack. The LTTE accused ...
Pakistani author alleges harassment by Government
ISLAMABAD: The author of a new book on the Pakistan military's business empire was left scrambling for a venue to launch her work after an elite club in the capital where the event was scheduled for Thursday turned her away at the last minute, ...
Thaksin calls for early polls
SINGAPORE: Thailand's deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was disenfranchised as a political leader in a court ruling in Bangkok on Wednesday night, has urged the military junta to "hold general elections as soon as possible". With ...
Attack on cleric family
PESHAWAR: At least 13 persons were killed in an attack on the house of a prominent anti-Taliban tribal leader in the Tank district of the North West Frontier Province on Wednesday night. Pir Attique-ur-Rehman, an influential tribal leader of ...
Fiji to lift emergency
WELLINGTON (NEW ZEALAND): The Public Emergency Regulations in force in Fiji since the December military takeover will end at midnight on Thursday. The interim Prime Minister and military commander Commodore Bainimarama made the announcement in a ...
Nepal elections in November
KATHMANDU: Major allies in the ruling eight-party coalition in Nepal have agreed to hold Constituent Assembly elections by the end of November instead of mid-June as has been mandated by the interim Constitution. At a meeting, the allies asked ...
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Gas pipeline deal draft to be ready by June 30: Iran
First phase of project to be completed by December 2008
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