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'Fidayeen' strike at temple in Jammu
JAMMU, MARCH 30. In the first-ever attack by a suicide squad (`fidayeen') in the heart of the Jammu city, two terrorists struck the usually heavily-crowded Raghunath temple at 10.20 a.m. today. Both were killed and are yet to be identified. The ...
India, China plan push to economic ties
BEIJING, MARCH 30. The External Affairs Minister, Jaswant Singh, concluded his consultations with the Chinese leadership here today amid the palpable optimism that Sino-Indian relations are poised for a take-off. The substantive decisions taken ...
Israeli troops keep Arafat confined
RAMALLAH (WEST BANK), MARCH 30.Tightening their hold on this Palestinian town, Israeli troops rounded up hundreds of men on Saturday, enforced a strict curfew, traded fire with gunmen and kept Yasser Arafat confined to his three-storeyed office ...
Abdul Gani Lone to get back his passport
NEW DELHI, MARCH 30. The Centre is believed to be coming round to the view that the senior Hurriyat leader, Abdul Gani Lone, be allowed to have his passport back. For now, the proposal is to allow Mr. Lone to have a passport, valid for one year. ...
No de-escalation: Fernandes
BANGALORE, MARCH 30.There is no possibility of a de-escalation on the India-Pakistan border till the two most important outstanding issues are resolved by Pakistan, the Defence Minister, George Fernandes, said here on Saturday. Speaking to ...
5 killed as jail siege ends
CHAPRA, BIHAR, MARCH 30. The two-day siege of the Chapra jail ended today after a clash between the inmates and the police leaving five prisoners dead and four policemen, including a Superintendent, injured. To end the siege the police decided ...
ISD rates lowered
NEW DELHI, MARCH 30. The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited today announced lower international tariffs from Monday. Changes have also been there in one STD distance slab. The rate cut meets a Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) directive in ...
Quake hits Kutch.
NEW DELHI, MARCH 30.An earthquake, measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale, rocked the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat this morning, Meterological Department sources said. The tremor, which occured at 11-48 am was epicentered at latitude 23.4 and ...
Interest rates cut on deposits
NEW DELHI, MARCH 30. In a further blow to small investors and salaried class, the Government today announced reduction in interest rates on Special Deposit Scheme, General Provident Fund and on other deposits from 9.5 per cent to nine per cent. ...
Queen Mother dead
LONDON, MARCH 30. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, died peacefully in her sleep at 1515 GMT (2045 IST), Buckingham Palace announced today. She was 101. "The Queen was at her mother's bedside," a Palace spokesman said. "Her condition ...

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