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SAARC summit delayed by a day
KATHMANDU, JAN. 4. The prospects for an Indo-Pak. dialogue here remain up in the air as the opening session of the summit of South Asian leaders scheduled to begin here this afternoon was postponed by a day due to the delayed arrival of the ... More
Pak. relaxes ban on TV channels
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 4. Sports fans and news junkies heaved a sigh of relief today after Pakistan said cable operators could resume transmissions of five Star TV channels banned in the wake of escalating tensions with India. The Pakistan ... More
`Pak. curbing terrorism'
BEIJING, JAN. 4. Amid the tense Indo-Pak. relations, the Pakistani President, Pervez Musharraf, has assured China that he is taking ``necessary measures'' to combat terrorist activities from the Pakistani soil, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said ... More
Crackdown in Punjab province
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 4 For the first time since the latest crackdown on jehadi outfits, Pakistan extended the net to the Punjab province, considered the hub of some of the main Pakistan- based militant organisations. Reports from different parts of ... More
Hijackers figure in list sent to Pak.
NEW DELHI, JAN. 4. The much-talked about list of 20 fugitives submitted by New Delhi to Islamabad consists of hijackers, terrorists, narcotics traffickers and criminals who have taken shelter in Pakistan. The list, submitted to the Pakistan ... More
`Just a list, no evidence'
KATHAMANDU, JAN. 4. Pakistan today confirmed that it had received a list of 20 wanted men from India, but insisted that New Delhi had provided no evidence so far. The spokesman for the Pakistan President, Rashid Qureshi, said that without proper ... More
We can have a calming influence: Blair
LONDON, JAN. 4. The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has warned that a confrontation between India and Pakistan will have ``far-reaching consequences'' and can destabilise the entire region if it gets out of control. Speaking to British ... More
Indo-U.K. joint declaration to be signed
NEW DELHI, JAN. 4. India and Britain are expected to sign a joint declaration during the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair's stay in the capital. Mr. Blair who arrived in Bangalore today is expected to sign the ``New Delhi Declaration'' with ... More
Zaeef plea rejected
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 4. Pakistan has arrested the former Taliban ambassador to Islamabad, Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, on charges of overstaying in the country and shifted him to a Peshawar jail after turning down his request for asylum. - ... More
Satish Dhawan passes away
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JAN. 4. The Indian scientific community today bade adieu to Satish Dhawan, the man who shaped the country's space programme and was the longest serving director of the Indian Institute of Science. Prof. Dhawan will be ... More
Deposit for LPG cylinder cut
DIGBOI, JAN. 4. The Government today announced a steep reduction of 22 per cent in the security deposit for new LPG connections to Rs. 700 per cylinder. The deposit on new LPG cylinder had been reduced from Rs. 900 to Rs. 700, the Petroleum ... More
Lone's house attacked
SRINAGAR, JAN. 4. Unidentified gunmen attacked the house of senior Hurriyat Conference leader, Abdul Gani Lone, here last night but no loss of life or damage was reported, police said today. Mr. Lone and his family members were inside the house ... More
Delhi-Kabul air link
NEW DELHI, JAN. 4 Air link between India and Afghanistan is likely to be revived from January 15, with the Centre having given permission to the Mahan Airlines of Iran to operate two weekly flights via Kabul. It will also service a third direct ... More

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