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India recalls envoy to Pak.
NEW DELHI, DEC. 21. In a dramatic development, India today decided to recall its High Commissioner and terminate land transport links with Pakistan as part of its effort to exert ``maximum pressure'' on Islamabad to crack down on the terrorist ... More
Pak. not to accept terrorists' bodies
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 21. Pakistan has declined to receive the bodies of the five terrorists killed in the December 13 attack on Parliament on the plea that given the ``inherently biased attitude'' of the Indian agencies any ``unilateral decision'' on ... More
`Pak. will not respond in kind'
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 21. While regretting the Indian decision to recall the High Commissioner to Pakistan and suspend the rail and road services between the two countries, Pakistan has said that it has decided not to respond `in kind' to New Delhi's ... More
`It is a message for Pak.'
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 21. The Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Mr. Vijay K. Nambiar, said here today that India's decision to recall him from Islamabad was meant to ``deliver a message'' to the Pakistan Government. ``I suppose it is reflected in ... More
Bush blocks Lashkar finances
WASHINGTON, DEC. 20. The U.S. President, Mr. George W. Bush, moved to block the finances of two more groups allegedly linked to terrorism - a Kashmir-based group that ``aimed to disrupt Indo- Pakistan relations'' and an organisation that ``gave ... More
Australia targets Harkat, LTTE
SINGAPORE, DEC. 21. The Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, responsible for the December 2000 hijack of an Indian Airlines flight to Kandahar, and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have been listed by Australia on a list of ``recognised foreign ... More
China favours Indo-Pak. talks
BEIJING, DEC. 21. The Pakistan President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, today asked China to use its ``influence'' in finding a solution to the Kashmir issue. Beijing, however, said the ``best way'' was for New Delhi and Islamabad to resolve the ... More
India can influence events: Ranil
COLOMBO, DEC. 21. India can still influence events with regard to the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, the island-nation's Prime Minister, Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, said here on the eve of his three-day visit to New Delhi that begins ... More
`Troop movement a precautionary measure'
NEW DELHI, DEC. 21. The movement of the Army's strike forces towards the border is a ``purely pre cautionary measure'' necessitated by the continued presence of over 1.25 lakh additional Pakistani troops along with heavy armour in the vicinity, ... More
Boycott continues
NEW DELHI, DEC. 21. The Opposition parties today continued their protest against the Defence Minister, Mr. George Fernandes, by boycotting a meeting of the Consultative Committee meeting chaired by him here. Persisting with their demand for the ... More
BJP dissidents join Cong.
RAIPUR, DEC 21. The Chhattisgarh Vikas Party today formally announced its merger with the Congress, within 24 hours of its formation after splitting from the Chhattisgarh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). With this the strength of the ... More
U.P. ban on smoking
LUCKNOW, DEC. 21. The Uttar Pradesh Government has banned smoking in public places to comply with the Supreme Court order in this regard. In an order on Thursday, the Government prohibited smoking in all public places. - ... More
Karzai to be sworn in today
KABUL, DEC. 21. The Afghanistan's interim government was all set to take power with Mr. Hamid Karzai set to be sworn-in as interim leader tomorrow even as 53 British Marines arrived here as the vanguard of a multinational peacekeeping force in ... More
Fiji readmitted to Commonwealth
SINGAPORE, DEC. 21 Fiji has been readmitted to the decision-making councils of the Commonwealth, an official statement said. The decision was taken by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) in London after the Pacific nation went to ... More

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