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Flash: Abducted U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl is dead,says State Department. President George W Bush has expressed condolences to family of Pearl.

Heavy to moderate turnout in Uttar Pradesh, Manipur
NEW DELHI, FEB. 21. The final phase of polling for the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Manipur ended today amidst violence which killed a BJP activist and saw large-scale booth- capturing as the two States recorded heavy to moderate ...


Exit polls predict hung Assembly in U.P.
NEW DELHI, FEB. 21. Exit polls today predicted a hung verdict in Uttar Pradesh with the Samajwadi Party emerging as the largest group in two surveys and the BJP in one at the conclusion of the third and final phase of polling for the State ...
India hopes UAE will deport Iqbal Mirchi
NEW DELHI, FEB. 21. After the deportation of Aftab Ansari, India is hoping that the authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will take action against Iqbal Mirchi, a key player in the Dawood Ibrahim underworld network who allegedly runs a ...
Talks difficult: Musharraf
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 21. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, today said that while Pakistan was in favour of resuming a dialogue with India, it was not possible without defusing tensions on the borders. In an informal talk with journalists at ...
I did not say it: PM
NEW DELHI, FEB. 21. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today refuted the reports and the suggestion that the BJP is prepared to spurn the Muslim vote. In a lengthy rejoinder, the Prime Minister took on the Opposition parties which have ...
Pact at hand in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, FEB. 21. A battle between the Sri Lankan Navy and the LTTE erupted off the island's northeastern coast today as the Government said the two sides were close to signing a mutual ceasefire agreement by Saturday. Two navy personnel, ...
INSAT 3C operational
BANGALORE, FEB. 21. INSAT 3C, India's latest multi-purpose geostationary satellite, is operational, P.S. Goel, Director, ISRO Satellite Centre, has said. This adds 30 transponders to the existing capacity. The satellite, launched on January 24 ...
Copter crashes
BHOPAL, FEB. 21. The Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee president, Radhakishan Malviya, had a miraculous escape this afternoon when the State Government helicopter in which he was travelling along with the singer, Anuradha Paudwal, and two ...
Jagpravesh Chandra dead
NEW DELHI, FEB. 21. The veteran Congress leader and former Chief Executive Councillor of Delhi, Jagpravesh Chandra, died here today. He was 89. The grand old man of Delhi politics, Mr. Chandra, was keeping indifferent health for some time. ...
No curbs on travel: WHO
NEW DELHI, FEB. 21. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it does not recommend any ``special restrictions on travel or trade to or from India'' because of the plague cases reported from Shimla district. In its weekly Disease Outbreak ...
Plague will not spread, says Thakur
CHANDIGARH, FEB. 21. The Union Health Minister, C. P. Thakur, today said the outbreak of plague in Himachal Pradesh had been contained and there was no chance of it spreading to other region. ``The Himachal Pradesh Government, the PGI, ...

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