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Gunbattle leaves 3 militants dead
Three militants are reported to have been killed in a fresh gunbattle between security forces and the militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) holed up in a mosque at Shangus, Anantnag district, in south Kashmir.

 Birendra's 'ghost' banished
A Hindu priest broke a sacred taboo today, consuming a meal laced with animal marrow, to lay the ghost of Nepal's murdered King Birendra and take on the woes of the troubled royal family.

A bus to Muzaffarabad now?
Imagine hopping onto a bus in Srinagar and heading out beyond the Line of Control towards Muzaffarabad in Pakistan- occupied Kashmir!

 Timothy McVeigh executed
A defiant and unrepentant Timothy McVeigh was today executed in Terre Haute, Indiana, for the blowing up of a federal building in Oklahoma City six years ago that killed 168 persons, including 19 children.

U.P. rules out fresh notification in Ayodhya case
Despite a strident Congress demand for a fresh notification to try three Union Ministers and others in the Ayodhya case, the Uttar Pradesh Government today ruled out taking such an action.

T.N.: Centre may call for new list of judges
With the AIADMK Government raising objection to seven of the eight names recommended during the DMK regime early this year, for appointment as judges of the Madras High Court, the Centre is likely to call for a fresh list of names from the Chief Justice of the High Court.

Pak. navy to go nuclear
The chief of Pakistan's navy, Admiral Abdul Aziz Mirza, has said the navy has geared up to go nuclear by equipping its surface as well as submarine platforms, and awaited the study commissioned by the government to nuclearise the armed forces.


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