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Sri Lanka Govt., LTTE sign ceasefire accord
VAVUNIYA, FEB. 22. The Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are set to begin an indefinite and mutually-agreed ceasefire from Saturday midnight for the first time since 1994, with both sides signing letters ...
India hails pact
NEW DELHI, FEB. 22. India today welcomed the MoU between the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE as it could initiate a ``substantive dialogue '' between the two sides. A statement by the Ministry of External Affairs said this MoU could lead to ...
Daniel Pearl is dead
NEW YORK, FEB. 22. The Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped last month in Pakistan while trying to make contact with Islamic extremists, was slain by his captors, U.S. officials have said. A statement issued by ...
India condemns murder
NEW DELHI, FEB. 22. India today condemned the murder of Daniel Pearl and asserted that his killing illustrated that ``forces of terror'' continued to operate from Pakistani soil. Nirupama Rao, spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, ...
Resolve to fight terror strengthened: Bush
WASHINGTON, FEB. 22. There is shock, anger and outrage here at the brutal murder of Daniel Pearl. Officials here are not saying much about the grisly videotape, reviewed by authorities in Pakistan. ``The murder of Pearl is an outrage and we ...
Labour laws liberalised
NEW DELHI, FEB. 22. In a major move to implement radical labour reforms, the Union Cabinet today gave its approval to changes in the labour law to make it easier for employers to resort to closure or lay-off in economically unviable private ...
Sonia for all-party meet on Ayodhya
NEW DELHI FEB. 22. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, has written to the Prime Minister to convene an all-party meeting on the Ayodhya issue. She has drawn Atal Behari Vajpayee's attention to the concern and anxiety throughout the country , ...
Mosque can be allowed: VHP
AYODHYA, FEB. 22. Almost close on the heels of the RSS suggestion that a mosque can be built near the proposed temple in Ayodhya, the VHP today said it is ready to allow the construction of a mosque outside the `Parikrama Marg' but will not ...
Plague scare in village
FATEHABAD (Haryana), FEB. 22. A day after the Union Health Minister, C.P. Thakur, said the outbreak of plague in Himachal Pradesh had been contained, detection of cases similar to the killer disease in a Punjab village close to this district has ...
CBI raids on officials
NEW DELHI, FEB. 22. The CBI sleuths today conducted nation-wide searches on non-gazetted and gazetted junior, middle level and senior government officials against whom the agency had got complaints of corruption. While no details were ...
Panel's term extended
NEW DELHI, FEB. 22. Even as the National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution commenced its work of finalising the report, the Union Cabinet today extended its term by one month till March to enable it to submit its ...

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