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Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Sandstorms slow allies' march to Baghdad
NEAR KARBALA (IRAQ), MARCH 25.Fierce sandstorms that reduced visibility to a few feet slowed American and British forces to a crawl and thwarted air missions on Tuesday as the U.S.-led forces edged closer to the Iraqi capital. Baghdad residents, ...
Pandits confront Advani
NADIMARG, MARCH 25. Squarely blaming the State administration for Monday's massacre in this south Kashmir village, several Kashmiri Pandits today demanded that they be allowed to migrate from the Kashmir Valley. Heart-rendering scenes were ...
Advani sees 'Pak. hand'
SRINAGAR, MARCH 25. Blaming Pakistan for the terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir, the Deputy Prime Minister, L. K. Advani, today said the responsibility of security principally lay with the Centre, and called for proper cooperation between ...
PM announces relief
NEW DELHI, MARCH 25. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today announced a compensation of Rs.1 lakh each to the next of kin of the 24 Kashmiri Pandits gunned down by militants in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. Mr. Vajpayee made the ...
BJP pressure to put off VAT
NEW DELHI, MARCH 25. With the April 1, 2003, deadline for the implementation of the State-level value added tax (VAT) fast approaching, the Centre is facing increasing pressure from within the BJP to put off the implementation till April 1, 2005. ...
SC declines to hear plea against excavation
NEW DELHI, MARCH 25. The Supreme Court today declined to take up for hearing a writ petition seeking a direction to stop forthwith the excavation work at the `disputed site' in Ayodhya going on from March 12. A Bench, comprising Justice S. ...
BPCL, HPCL workers go on strike
NEW DELHI, MARCH 25.Workers of the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited today went on strike across the country protesting the privatisation of the two oil majors but supply of petroleum products and ...
German kidnapped in Manipur
IMPHAL, MARCH 25.A German national identified as Woolfe was kidnapped on Monday near Moirang Lamkhai in Bishnupur district by suspected Kuki Revolutionary Army militants. An official involved in funding of Non-Governmental Organisations, he ...
FIR against Bihar Minister
SITAMARHI (BIHAR), MARCH 25.On the directive of a local court, an FIR has been filed against the Bihar Minister for Information and Public Relations, Sitaram Yadav, under ``non-bailable'' sections on the charge of ``committing atrocities'' on a ...
AI fares hiked
NEW DELHI, MARCH 25.Air India today hiked its fares across the board by 5 per cent from April 16 and also decided to impose a fuel surcharge of $10 per coupon from April 1, following a decision to this effect by the International Air Transport ...
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