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Case-by-case clearance for Hurriyat leaders, says Govt.
The Government is not averse to allowing more leaders of the All- Party Hurriyat Conference to travel to Pakistan but will consider all such requests on a case-by-case basis, sources close to the Union Home Minister clarified here today.

Lashkar bid to sneak into airport
A red alert has been sounded across the Kashmir Valley following an attempt by a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) fidayeen (suicide squad) to sneak into the high-security Srinagar airport.

 S.E. Asia tour reaffirms close ties: Vajpayee
The Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, today said that his visit to Vietnam and Indonesia was part of the ``Look East'' policy and would ``reaffirm the closeness of our relations at the highest political level''.

Tremors rock parts of Kerala, T.N. again
Tremors rocked Kottayam and Idukki districts in Kerala and the western and southern districts of Tamil Nadu this morning, injuring more than half-a-dozen people and causing widespread damage to buildings.

Samata rebels to keep off Mysore meet
The two-day national council meeting of the Samata Party begins in Mysore tomorrow under a cloud, with the dissidents led by Mr. Raghunath Jha deciding to boycott the meet.

 Bush victory confirmed
Republican Mr. George W. Bush was today officially declared winner of the bitterly-contested presidential election after Congress certified the electoral college votes.

Inflation rate up
The annual rate of inflation for the week ended December 23 has been provisionally calculated at 8.02 per cent which is marginally higher than 8.01 per cent recorded in the previous week.

Rly. officials kidnapped
Tribal militants today abducted nine officials of the North East Frontier Railway today.

CBI notice against law, say Hindujas
The Special Judge, Mr. Ajit Bharihoke, today issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation and posted for January 10 hearing on the applications filed by the Hinduja brothers, expressing willingness to appear before the court but seeking cancellation of a CBI lookout notice seeking their detention on their arrival in India.


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