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We can facilitate Indo-Pak. talks: Bush
WASHINGTON, FEB. 13. The United States President, George W. Bush, has said that while the U.S. hopes to facilitate a meaningful dialogue between India and Pakistan, it is ultimately left to the Governments of the two countries to sit down and ...
60 p.c. voter turnout in Punjab
CHANDIGARH, FEB. 13. Moderate polling, with initial estimates indicating 60 to 62 per cent voter turnout, was reported from Punjab today. Except for stray incidents of clashes, the election process in nearly 18,000 polling stations was fairly ...
Musharraf talks of 'Indian n-test'
WASHINGTON, FEB. 13. Even as the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, was putting forth his known views on Kashmir as being the ``core'' or the ``main'' dispute between India and Pakistan on Tuesday, he made a few observations which raised ...
Disinformation campaign: PM
NEW DELHI, FEB. 13. India today rejected any third-party mediation in Jammu and Kashmir and dismissed as ``kite-flying'' the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf's charge that New Delhi might have conducted a secret nuclear test. ``These ...
First phase of U.P. poll today
Security was tightened today in Uttar Pradesh and Manipur for the first phase of Assembly polls and a high alert sounded in Uttaranchal for its first-ever legislative exercise tomorrow. In Uttar Pradesh as many as 185 companies of Central ...
Another round of `big ticket' privatisation
NEW DELHI, FEB. 13. Another round of ``big-ticket'' privatisation is on the way within the current fiscal, with the Government preparing for sell-off of equity in Maruti Udyog Limited, Indian Petrochemicals Limited, Jessops Engineering and ...
Tatas take over VSNL
MUMBAI, FEB. 13. The Tatas today took charge of the Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) after signing shareholders' agreement with the Union Government for acquisition of 25 per cent stake in the telecom major for Rs. 1,439 crores. Immediately ...
New NSG chief
NEW DELHI, FEB. 13. R. S. Mooshahary, an IPS officer of Kerala cadre, today took over as the Director-General of the elite National Security Guards (NSG) here. Before his appointment as NSG chief, he was D-G (Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau) ...
Houses attacked
IMPHAL, FEB. 13. Suspected extremists attacked the houses of at least 10 election candidates in different parts of Imphal since Tuesday afternoon. Police said the security guards assigned to the candidates opened fire in the air to scare away the ...
Phone may go off I-T scheme
NEW DELHI, FEB. 13. Owning a telephone as one of the criteria under the one-by-six scheme for mandatory filing of income tax returns is likely to be withdrawn in the coming Budget. ``Telephone is no longer a luxury item. Many people, who do not ...

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