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'Breakthrough' in a day or two, says Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 15. Pakistan today expressed the confidence of achieving a ``major breakthrough'' in the next 24 to 48 hours in the case of kidnapping of The Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, from Karachi, 23 days ago. Addressing a ...
'IA plane hijacker is suspect'
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 15. The Pakistan police today said they had identified Mansur Hasnain - main architect of the December 1999 hijacking of the Indian Airlines plane from Kathmandu to Kandahar - as the main suspect who plotted the kidnapping of the ...
Vote for political stability: Vajpayee
LUCKNOW, FEB. 15. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today called upon the people of Uttar Pradesh to elect a party which could provide political stability and worked in unison with the Government at the Centre. During the last Assembly ...
Mediation will not help: Rice
WASHINGTON, FEB. 15. At a time when the visiting Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has been vociferously calling for mediation by the United States between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue, the Bush administration has made it known ...
14 militants killed in Poonch
MENDHAR (Poonch), FEB. 15. Fourteen militants were killed by the security forces in the Poonch sector of Jammu early today in two operations. In the first in Mendhar sector, nine militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba were killed. Army officers, who ...
Implement arrest guidelines: SC
NEW DELHI, FEB. 15. The Supreme Court today directed Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab to indicate the action taken against police and other officials who had failed to comply with its earlier 11 `guidelines' on arrest laid down ...
Asylum seekers go on the rampage in U.K.
The Blair Government today faced allegations of treating asylum seekers like "cattle'' after Britain's biggest asylum detention centre was burnt down allegedly by angry detainees in a sensational escape attempt following a riot triggered by ...
It was assassination, says Karzai
KABUL, FEB. 15. Senior security officials of the Afghan interim administration assassinated the Aviation and Tourism Minister, Abdul Rahman, the interim leader, Hamid Karzai, said late today. In a statement read out on his behalf by the ...
MCC abducts, kills official
PATNA, FEB. 15. The Divisional Forest Officer of the Shahbad forest division, Bihar, Sanjay Kumar Singh, was today abducted and later killed by the MCC activists in Rohtas district. The MCC activists abducted the DFO, his bodyguard and a Ranger ...
Li behind bugging?
WASHINGTON, FEB. 15. The Chinese President, Jiang Zemin, believes fellow politburo member, Li Peng, was behind the planting of electronic listening devices aboard the President's new U.S. jetliner, which was earlier blamed on the U.S., it was ...
Mauritius President quits
PORT LOUIS, FEB. 15. President Cassam Uteem of Mauritius, whose post is largely honorary, tendered his resignation today, national radio reported. The resignation follows Mr. Uteem's refusal to sign into law a piece of anti-terrorism ...
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