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Govt. clears HPCL, BPCL disinvestment
NEW DELHI, JAN. 26. The long-pending controversy over disinvesting oil sector companies finally ended today with a decision to carry out a strategic sale of the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) while reducing Government equity in ...
Brahmos steals the show
NEW DELHI, JAN. 26. The Brahmos missile, three varieties of attack helicopters, T-90 tanks, mine ploughs and Mobile Decontamination System were among the country's latest sophisticated defence acquisitions and inductions unveiled at this year's ...
Take 'risks for peace', U.S. tells India, Pak.
DAVOS (SWITZERLAND), JAN. 26.The United States today asked India and Pakistan to take "risks for peace" in the subcontinent and work to normalise relations. Addressing the World Economic Forum, an annual gathering of over 2,000 political and ...
Bush for pre-emptive strikes
WASHINGTON, JAN. 26.The U.S. President, George Bush, has signed a top secret directive authorising pre-emptive strikes against nations close to acquiring nuclear weapons. The directive, okayed last May, authorised the Pentagon and the CIA to ...
West needs a new enemy for unleashing violence: Khatami
NEW DELHI, JAN. 26. After the collapse of Marxism, the West had to create a "new enemy'' in the form of an extremist vision of Islam, the visiting Iranian President, Mohammad Khatami, said tonight. Admitting "mistakes'' by some Muslims, he ...
'More extradition pacts in the offing'
ON BOARD IAF, JAN. 26.After France, India is likely to sign extradition treaties with some more countries, including Bahrain, the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, said. In an informal chat with reporters on board the IAF Raj Hans while ...
Nepal police chief shot
KATHMANDU, JAN. 26.The Nepal's armed police force chief, Krishna Mohan Shrestha, his wife and a bodyguard were shot dead today by suspected Maoists in the suburbs of Kathmandu while taking a morning walk, officials said. Mr. Shrestha, his ...
4 Chhota Rajan men held
DUBAI, JAN. 26.The Dubai police have arrested four men of Chhota Rajan gang in connection with the murder of Sharad Shetty, a former close associate of gangster, Dawood Ibrahim here a week ago. Karan Singh Narsingh Rajit, Manoj Muddanna, Amar ...
CRPF to man J&K towns
JAMMU, JAN. 26. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is all set to replace the Border Security Force (BSF) in Srinagar city and other major towns of the Kashmir Valley in which they have been deployed for counter-insurgency operations. The ...
Persecution alleged
PRATAPGARH, JAN. 26.A day after the Uttar Pradesh police arrested Uday Pratap Singh and slapped POTA on him and his son, the jailed independent MLA, Raja Bhaiyaa, his wife today wrote to the President and the Supreme Court alleging persecution by ...
Indians pass dope test
KOLKATA, JAN. 26.All members of the Indian World Cup cricket team have cleared the dope tests conducted on them during the recent New Zealand trip, the BCCI president, Jagmohan Dalmiya, announced here today. ``We have received the report. They ...
Deported
MUMBAI, JAN. 26. India today succeeded in securing the deportation of Mohd Altaf, a key person behind the Ghatkopar bomb blast and an alleged activist of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), from Dubai. Altaf was arrested in ...

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