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 Sheikh Hasina calls up Vajpayee, expresses regret over incident
Bangladesh today came in very strongly at the highest political level to express regret at the inhuman treatment of Indian security forces on the border.

BSF men might have strayed by mistake
Twenty BSF men who were attacked by Bangladesh Rifles personnel on Wednesday last, might have strayed into Bangladeshi territory by mistake, the BSF DIG, Mr. I. J. Singh, said today.

One killed in Sopore blast
One person was killed and 25 injured as militants exploded an improvised explosive device (IED) in Sopore town of Baramulla district in north Kashmir today. The IED was planted in a hand-cart packed with vegetables near Sopore police station, 55 km from here, an official spokesman said.

Adoption racket busted, 34 infants rescued
The alleged trafficking of children from Lambada (Adivasi) families in Andhra Pradesh, under the guise of `adoption', which rocked the State two years ago, has surfaced once again.

Malkangiri people want Tamil refugees shifted
Tension prevails in this district headquarter town in southern Orissa following an agitation launched by the local people demanding the shifting of the Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka settled here a few years ago, to some other area.

Villagers stall work at Tehri dam
Scores of villagers, enraged by the arrest of more than 50 people, today stormed the Tehri hydel project site, stalling construction work at the 2,400-MW dam once again, police said here.

Left to target DMK-BJP combine
The Left parties will direct their fire towards the DMK-BJP combine during the campaigning for the coming Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu while preferring to maintain a distance from the AIADMK-led front.

No entry for Tehelka reporter
A senior correspondent of tehelka.com was today barred from entering the Prime Minister's residence at 7, Race Course Road, suggesting that an unofficial ban on Tehelka was being enforced. The website's exposure on defence deals has stirred a political storm.

Pak. leaders use wedding for India-bashing
India bashing reached a crescendo here at a function to mark the wedding of the brother of the All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader, Sheikh Abdul Aziz.

PM writes to Sonia on passage of budget
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, is believed to have made a last minute appeal to Ms. Sonia Gandhi, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, to allow the budget process to be debated and voted in a normal manner.


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