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Jaswant non-committal on meeting Sattar
NEW DELHI, JAN. 1. A day before his departure to Kathmandu, the External Affairs Minister, Mr. Jaswant Singh, was non-committal on the possibility of meeting his Pakistan counterpart, Mr. Abdul Sattar, at the SAARC summit. With a summit meeting ... More
Crackdown continues
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 1. Continuing its crackdown against militant outfits and extremist religious organisations, the Pakistan Government is said to have detained more than 150 activists of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammad.However, senior ... More
Give Musharraf a chance, says Bush
WASHINGTON, JAN. 1. The United States President, Mr. George W Bush, has once again praised his Pakistan counterpart, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, for cracking down hard on terrorist outfits. ``Terror is terror and the fact that the Pakistan President ... More
Let us start a dialogue: Sattar
CHENNAI, JAN. 1. Pakistan's Foreign Minister, Mr. Abdul Sattar, has said that ``We need to stop the build-up and start the process of dialogue (between India and Pakistan) so that whatever problems are seen by one side or the other can be ... More
Chance encounters at Kathmandu not ruled out
KATHMANDU, JAN. 1. The External Affairs Minister, Mr. Jaswant Singh, will not avoid running into his Pakistani counterpart, Mr. Abdul Sattar, on the margins of a South Asian summit here over the next few days. But India insists that there can be ... More
2 jawans killed in ambush
SHIMLA, JAN. 1. Two armymen were killed and four injured in a terrorist ambush - the first of its kind in Himachal Pradesh - in Kangra district today. Troops were on their way to a firing range at about 8.30 a.m. when the terrorists opened fire ... More
6 killed in Poonch dt.
JAMMU, JAN. 1. Six persons were killed by unidentified militants in Poonch district of the Jammu region, , police sources said here today. Two militants entered the house of Khetarpal, son of Makhan Lal, resident of the Maganar area in Poonch ... More
STD, ISD curbs
SRINAGAR, JAN. 1. STD and ISD services were withdrawn from all private public call offices (PCOs) and cybercafes in Kashmir valley today following reports of misuse of the facilities by militants. The misusecame to light, especially after the ... More
Tax relief
NEW DELHI, JAN. 1. To market India as a safe and secure destination in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S., the Government today exempted the tourism industry from service tax. The exemption would be available for ... More

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