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India bans over-flights, cuts mission strength
NEW DELHI, DEC 27. India today stepped up its diplomatic offensive against Pakistan by reducing the strength of the respective High Commissions by 50 per cent, banning all over-flight facilities to Pakistan and restricting the movement of the ... More
Pakistan hits back
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 27. In less than an hour after India announced second set of diplomatic measures against Pakistan in protest against the latter's alleged inaction against those responsible for the December 13 attack on Parliament, Islamabad ... More
Pak. rules out nuclear war
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 27. Pakistan today ruled out the possibility of a nuclear conflict with India despite the escalating tension and denied the latter's charge that it had moved its missiles closer to the border. The Press Secretary to the Pakistan ... More
Border firing
JAMMU, DEC. 27. Pakistan Rangers today opened heavy fire on the Indian positions in Samba, Akhnoor and Ranbir Singh Pura sectors along the international border (IB). Security sources said the firing started at 6.30 a.m. targeting Galar and ... More
Talks offer renewed
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 27. Pakistan today renewed its offer of talks between the President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, and the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, during the SAARC summit in Kathmandu early next month. ``We have no hesitation. We ... More
U.S. action puts Pak. in a dilemma
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 27. Pakistan is on the horns of a dilemma following the Bush administration's decision to formally designate the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Muhammad as Foreign Terrorist Organisations. This was evident from the discomfort ... More
Jayalalithaa acquitted in 'coal import case'
CHENNAI, DEC. 27. A Special Court today acquitted the former Chief Minister, Ms. Jayalalithaa, and nine others in the multi-crore `coal import deal case'. When the order was delivered, the faces of all the accused brightened. The defence ... More
Lower growth forecast
NEW DELHI, DEC. 27. The National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has lowered its forecast for economic growth this year to 4.8 per cent and its latest update of the economy during October- December 2001 has revealed a 11 per cent ... More
Osama in Pakistan?
KABUL, DEC. 27. The terrorist mastermind, Osama bin Laden, is believed to be with `friends' of a Pakistani religious party leader, Afghan Government sources said today. Mohammad Abeel, spokesman for the Defence Ministry in Kabul, said Laden ... More

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