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Lashkar chief quits as Pak. freezes assets
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 24. Pakistan today took a small step towards defusing the crisis arising out of the Indian decision to recall its High Commissioner by freezing the accounts and assets of the militant outfit, the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), and the ... More
India backs Ranil's peace process
NEW DELHI, DEC.24. India today extended full support to the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe's proposal to push forward the peace process in the island nation. In a joint statement issued at the end of Mr. Wickremesinghe's ... More
Pakistan asked to withdraw staffer
NEW DELHI, DEC. 24. Hardening its diplomatic stance, New Delhi today asked Islamabad to withdraw its staffer - accused of espionage - within a week, and reinforced its demand for further action against the Pakistan-based militant outfits, ... More
Indian charge 'absurd'
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 24. Pakistan today rejected the charge made by the Indian Government that the staffer in the Pakistan Mission in New Delhi, Mr. Mohammad Sharif Khan, was caught red-handed while receiving sensitive documents from an employee in ... More
Nepal ready for SAARC summit
NEW DELHI, DEC. 24. Nepal is all set to host the long-delayed summit of the South Asian nations despite the shadow being cast by the rising tensions between India and Pakistan. The envoy of Nepal to India, Mr. Bhek Bahadur Thapa, said his ... More
Al-Qaeda man held in J&K
JAMMU, DEC. 24. The Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested an Al-Qaeda terrorist who is said to have been entrusted with the task of establishing modules of the outfit in various parts of the country, including in Delhi, by involving foreign ... More
'Osama could be dead'
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 24. Osama bin Laden could have been killed during the heavy air assault on Afghanistan's eastern Tora Bora region, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said today. ``There was a very intense bombing campaign conducted in the ... More
Army chief to head CoSC
NEW DELHI, DEC 24. The Chief of Army Staff, Gen. S. Padmanabhan, will take over as Chairman of the Chief of Staff Committee (CoSC) with effect from December 31. Gen. Padmanabhan will succeed the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sushil Kumar, who ... More
MoU against piracy
MUMBAI, DEC. 24. In an effort to fight piracy afflicting the movie industry, cable operators, film makers and artistes today signed a Memorandum of Understanding here, envisaging, among other things, certain codes for television channels. The ... More
IA gesture to hockey players
NEW DELHI, DEC. 24. Indian Airlines has decided to give 50 per cent concession to hockey players of national level on its flights. The airline is already extending the facility to national cricket players. For this, the budget of the Indian ... More
Naxals blast police station
WARANGAL, DEC. 24. Naxalites of the People's War Group blasted the Hanamkonda police station here tonight. Two visitors to the station and a constable suffered minor injuries in the explosion, which was heard several km from the business arcade ... More

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