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Portugal ready to hand over Abu Salem: Minister
NEW DELHI, FEB. 20. Portugal has agreed to hand over the underworld don, Abu Salem, to India, the Government informed the Rajya Sabha today. "We do not have an extradition treaty with Portugal. But it has said that he (Abu Salem) would be ...
Pak. Air Force chief killed in plane crash
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 20. Pakistan's Air Chief, Mushaf Ali Mir, along with 16 others, including his wife and two Air Vice-Marshals, died this morning as the Fokker plane in which they were travelling crashed in the low hills, near Kohat, in the North ...
Dawood brother, aide remanded
MUMBAI, FEB. 20. The underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's brother, Iqbal Shaikh Kaskar, and his aide, Ezaz Pathan, were remanded to police custody today by two separate courts here. After formally arresting them at the Sahar airport here on their ...
Low-level smear campaign by Congress: PM
SHIMLA, FEB. 20. In his first public reaction to the "beef eating" allegations made against him, the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today accused his political opponents of launching a "low-level smear campaign" against him. Addressing ...
We are for temple, says PM
MANDI(HIMACHAL PRADESH), FEB. 20. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today advocated the cause of Ram temple in Ayodhya and said he would prefer to die than eat beef. "We want to build the Ram Temple at Ayodhya . We are confident that ...
Tax benefits on housing loans may stay
NEW DELHI, FEB. 20.The coming budget is unlikely to drastically alter the current tax benefit that is applicable to housing loans, the strong economic logic against it forwarded by the Kelkar Committee notwithstanding. There are three reasons ...
Three killed in Dhar
DHAR (MADHYA PRADESH), FEB. 20. One person died when police fired on a mob of mourners today and two members of a minority community were killed as violence broke out again in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. Police opened fire at Amjhera ...
Student dies in police firing
MADHEPURA (BIHAR), FEB. 20.A student was killed today and several injured when police opened fire on rampaging groups, which insisted on using unfair means during the intermediate examination at the C.M. Science College centre, near Sonebarsa in ...
Kenya gets points
JOHANNESBURG, FEB. 20. The International Cricket Council (ICC) rejected New Zealand's request to switch their World Cup Group B match against Kenya and awarded the points to the home team today. The ICC executive board refused to reschedule ...
Rules may be amended
NEW DELHI, FEB. 20.Appropriate amendments will be made in the Prevention of Food Adulteration rules after finalising the changes of standards of packaged drinking water and mineral water as recommended by the Bureau of Indian Standards, the ...

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