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Advani to spell out Govt. stand in Parliament today
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17. The Union Home Minister, Mr. L. K. Advani, is expected to spell out in Parliament tomorrow the Vajpayee Government's response to the December 13 terrorist attack. This will be the first detailed statement of facts and intent ... More
Cong. backs Govt.: CPI(M) sounds a note of caution
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17. The Congress today came out strongly in support of the Government in dealing with the situation emerging after last week's terrorist strike on Parliament, even as the CPI(M) warned that any military action across the border ... More
Army heightens vigilance
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17. The Army is exercising heightened vigilance in the wake of Thursday's attack on the Parliament House. Highly-placed Government sources said leave sanctioned for senior officers had been curtailed. Personnel already on leave, ... More
House-owner, property dealer arrested
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17. A property dealer and the owner of the house used as a hide-out by the ``fidayeen'' (suicide squad) which carried out the December 13 attack on Parliament have been arrested by the Delhi police along with a student staying on ... More
Al-Qaeda fighters fleeing Tora Bora
TORA BORA (AFGHANISTAN), DEC. 17. Tribal fighters and U.S. special forces chased Al- Qaeda guerillas through the mountains of eastern Afghanistan on Monday after conquering their complex of caves and tunnels. Some tearful Al-Qaeda fighters ... More
15 injured in grenade attack
SRINAGAR, DEC. 17. Fifteen pedestrians were injured, when a grenade thrown by militants at a security vehicle at Thajiwara, in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, missed its target and fell on the road, official sources said. The injured ... More
Set on fire
PANAJI, DEC. 17. Miscreants allegedly set a place of worship afire in Socorro village in north Goa last night. Police today said that cases have been registered against the unidentified miscreants. The Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Parrikar, ... More
First Global chief held
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17. Enforcement Directorate (ED) sleuths today picked up Mr. Shanker Sharma, owner of First Global, a stockbroking firm, and his wife Ms. Devina Mehra, for alleged FERA violations during the recent stock market scam. Mr. ... More
Talks on Dec. 21
KOHIMA, DEC. 17. The Centre and the NSCN (I-M) would hold the next round of talks at Bangkok on December 21. The NSCN(I-M) chairman, Mr. Isak Chishi Swu, and the general secretary, Mr. T.H. Muivah, said today that the Prime Minister's special ... More
Coup attempt
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Haiti), DEC. 17. Armed commandos stormed the National Palace today, taking over radio communications and killing at least two policemen and two passersby before police recaptured the building, officials said. - AP

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`I was trying to clean the ball'
BANGALORE, DEC. 17. In his first public statement on the issue, batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar today clarified that he was indeed trying to clean the ball in South Africa and never intended to do ``anything wrong'' when he was penalised by the ... More

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