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Act tough on terrorism, Bush tells Musharraf
WASHINGTON, JAN. 8. The United States President, George W. Bush, has characterised the situation in South Asia as ``still serious'' and called on the Pakistan leader, Pervez Musharraf, to take a tougher stand against terrorism. ``I think it is ... More
Israel offers support in fight against terrorism
NEW DELHI, JAN. 8. Israel today offered full support to India in its fight against terrorism but hoped that an Indo-Pak conflict would be avoided and a dialogue resumed. At a press conference this evening, the visiting Israeli Foreign ... More
Ordinance to hike excise duty?
NEW DELHI, JAN. 8. In a bid to halt the accelerating fiscal deficit, mainly because of a substantial revenue shortfall, the Union Cabinet today decided to do away with the inhibiting clause in the Central Excise Tariff Act which prohibits an ... More
`Musharraf address will clear the cloud'
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 8. The senior U.S. Senator, Joseph Lieberman, said here tonight that the new policy by the Pakistan President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, on tackling militancy would transform Indo-Pak. relations. Mr. Lieberman, who is part of the ... More
Pak. army top brass review situation
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 8. Amidst growing pressure from the United States to crack down on the jehadi elements and create a conducive atmosphere for talks with India, the Pakistan military top brass met at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi and ... More
We favour dual citizenship: PM
NEW DELHI, JAN. 8. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today came close to suggesting that his Government has sorted out the issue of dual citizenship which would facilitate Indians settled abroad to make their contributions in the progress ... More
LeT attack foiled
SRINAGAR, JAN. 8. An army man and two militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba were killed today when the Pakistan-backed militants attempted to storm a military camp in Kupwara in north Kashmir, sources said. The militants, believed to be a suicide ... More
New T.N. Governor
NEW DELHI, JAN. 8. Two former Indian Police Service (IPS) officers were today named to take up gubernatorial assignments in Tamil Nadu and Nagaland. While P. S. Ramamohan Rao will be the new incumbent of the Raj Bhavan in Chennai, Shyamal Dutta ... More
I-T deadline extended
NEW DELHI, JAN. 8. The Finance Ministry today extended the last day for filing income tax returns under the `one-of-six' scheme to March 31, 2002, from the previous last date of November 30, 2001. No penalty will be imposed if the returns are ... More
Govindacharya out of RSS
NEW DELHI, JAN. 8. The BJP leader, Govindacharya, has been removed as a `Pracharak' from the RSS, the spokesman said here today. ``He is no more a Pracharak. He has been informed of this decision,'' the spokesman, M.G. Vaidya, told reporters ... More

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