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Pak. offers talks on phased withdrawal of troops
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 29. For the first time since the military build-up on both sides of the border following the December 13 attack on Parliament, Pakistan today made a formal offer to India for talks on a phased withdrawal of troops to defuse the ... More
Stop cross-border terrorism first: India
NEW DELHI, JAN. 29. India today rejected Pakistan's offer of talks for a phased pull out of troops from the borders and reiterated that tensions between the two sides could ease only after Islamabad curbed cross-border terrorism ... More
Suspects' killing upsets Bengal police
KOLKATA, JAN. 29. The West Bengal police are upset over the way the suspects of the American Center attack were gunned down at Hazaribagh on Monday. The police feel that the suspects, if caught alive, could have provided precious clues to the ... More
`Temple any time after March 12'
NEW DELHI, JAN 29. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has emphasised that it has no plans to further delay the start of construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya now scheduled to begin ``any time after March 12''. Its governing council began a two-day ... More
Hopeful of catching Veerappan: police
CHENNAI, JAN. 29. The Director-General of the Tamil Nadu Police, B.P. Nailwal, is hopeful of apprehending the elusive forest brigand Veerappan soon. When contacted, Mr. Nailwal told The Hindu that the search operations in the Sathyamangalam ... More
Oslo for truce panel with Delhi approval
TORONTO, JAN. 29. Norway has proposed the setting up of a high-level committee, comprising international and local representatives approved by India, to monitor the envisaged permanent ceasefire between the Sri Lankan armed forces and Liberation ... More
HC allows impleading of Jayalalithaa
NEW DELHI, JAN. 29. The Delhi High Court today allowed impleading of the AIADMK supremo, Jayalalithaa, in a petition by her DMK rival in the Andipatti constituency in Tamil Nadu from where she is seeking election to the Assembly. Justice ... More
Sworn in
RAIPUR, JAN. 29. The Chhattisgarh Cabinet was today expanded with the induction of four of the 12 BJP MLAs who had deserted the party to join the Congress, with one of them getting a Cabinet rank. Those inducted were Tarun Chatterjee, Ganguram ... More
SC order on sex tests
NEW DELHI, JAN. 29. The Supreme Court today directed all States to confiscate ultrasound machines used to determine the sex of the foetus in clinics running without a licence. ``State Governments are directed to take immediate action if such ... More
Petrol, diesel to be cheaper
NEW DELHI, JAN. 29. The prices of petrol and diesel are set to fall on April 1 when the complex system of administered prices for the petroleum sector is finally dismantled. The first step will be taken in the 2002-2003 budget when the Rs. 9,000 ... More
Possible terror attacks
MUMBAI, JAN. 29. The city was put on a high alert following a tip-off by the CBI and the Intelligence Bureau of a possible terror attacks, the Mumbai Police Commissioner, M.N. Singh, said today. Talking to reporters after addressing a seminar ... More

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