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We'll consider Hurriyat proposal: Fernandes
SRINAGAR JUNE 20. The Defence Minister, George Fernandes, said here today that the All-Party Hurriyat Conference proposal of "sending the troops back to the barracks'' and allowing its leaders to visit Pakistan would be taken into consideration ...
BJP against allowing Hurriyat leaders to visit Pak.
NEW DELHI, JUNE 20. The Bharatiya Janata Party today rejected outright the Hurriyat Conference proposal that its leaders be allowed to go to Pakistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) to broker a ceasefire after talking to the Government ...
Parliament must take lead in poll reforms: Speaker
BANGALORE, JUNE 20. The Lok Sabha Speaker, Manohar Joshi, has asked the Centre to act on the May 2 judgment of the Supreme Court making it incumbent on those contesting elections to furnish their assets and liabilities, educational qualifications ...
Pak. ordinance to regulate 'madrassas'
ISLAMABAD, JUNE 20. Acting on his promise made on January 12 to curb religious fundamentalism and sectarianism, the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has promulgated an ordinance to regulate the functioning of `madrassas' (religious schools) ...
Big powers' stand reduced tension: Advani
NEW DELHI, JUNE 20. Tension between India and Pakistan has lessened ``primarily'' because of the stand taken by the United States, Russia and Britain, but New Delhi will make its own assessment of the situation based on ground realities, the ...
India signs extradition treaty with Spain
MADRID, JUNE 20. India and Spain today signed a major treaty here to extradite criminals and terrorists wanted by the two Governments, stepping up cooperation with European nations in the global fight against terrorism. The extradition treaty ...
Qazi new Pak. envoy to U.S.
ISLAMABAD, JUNE 20. Pakistan has appointed Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, who was till recently the High Commissioner to India, as its new Ambassador to the United States replacing Maleeha Lodhi. Pakistan's Ambassador to China, Riaz Hussain Khokhar, ...
Rise in grain offtake
NEW DELHI, JUNE 20.There has been a dramatic increase in the offtake of foodgrain from the Central pool this year due to higher export of wheat and lifting from the Public Distribution System by the Below Poverty Line population and the open ...
Scare in Washington
WASHINGTON, JUNE 20.The White House was briefly evacuated last evening after air traffic controllers (ATCs) detected a Cessna single-engine plane violating airspace above the capital city. — UNI (Details under International ...
Bofors case: CVC, CBI to move SC
NEW DELHI, JUNE 20. The Central Vigilance Commission and the Central Bureau of Investigation will file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court judgment setting aside the agency chargesheet against the Hinduja brothers in the ...

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