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U.S.-led forces move into Basra
SOUTHERN IRAQ, MARCH 22.United States and British troops moved into the strategic southern port city of Basra today and thousands of beleaguered Iraqi soldiers in the south surrendered in the face of the major push. In Baghdad, more than 20 ...
`Over 4 lakh Iraqis flee their homes'
GENEVA, MARCH 22.An estimated 300,000 to 450,000 people have fled their homes in northern of Iraq, the United Nations said in its latest humanitarian situation report on Iraq obtained today. Most of the displaced people had fled Kirkuk, Erbil ...
`War will be on a scale never before seen'
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH (QATAR), MARCH 22.U.S. General Tommy Franks, in his first briefing since the start of the U.S.-led war against Iraq, said on Saturday that the campaign would be ``unlike any other in history''. Mr. Franks spoke in Qatar, which ...
Consensus eludes all-party meet
NEW DELHI, MARCH 22. An all-party meeting on Iraq today failed to come up with a joint statement, with the Government refusing to use the word "condemn" to criticise the American military action as demanded by the Opposition. The Prime ...
Curbs on recruitment
NEW DELHI, MARCH 22. The Expenditure wing of the Union Finance Ministry has sent out a notice that fresh recruitment will be restricted to one-third of the vacancies that arise in government jobs. A total of 30,000 posts in 21 Ministries had been ...
Two BSF jawans killed
JAMMU, MARCH 22. Two BSF jawans were killed when militants ambushed a patrol party at Pindi Jamola in Kalalkas area in Rajouri district of Jammu on Friday. They were identified as Koushal Chandra and Subash Chandra. Two ultras were gunned down ...
Jayasuriya quits
COLOMBO, MARCH 22.Ace Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya today quit as skipper of the national side. ``I have tendered my resignation to the Minister of Sports, (Johnston Fernando). With my decision, I have given the selectors to opt for a new ...
SAF games put off
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 22. The Pakistan Government has decided to postpone the ninth South Asian Federation (SAF) games in the wake of the U.S.-led war on Iraq and the overall security situation in the region. The decision was taken at a meeting ...
Mild tremor
PUNE, MARCH 22. A mild tremor was experienced in the Koyna region of Maharashtra today, according to the Indian Meteorological Department here. The quake, which registered 3.8 on the Richter scale, had its epicentre at latitude 17.4 degrees ...



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