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Iraq War Updates

U.S. paratroopers open northern front; Baghdad pounded again
IRBIL (IRAQ), MARCH 27. Kurdish militiamen and U.S. special operations troops linked up with more than 1,000 U.S. Army paratroopers today to secure the area around a strategic air strip, as the first large coalition ground force in northern Iraq ...


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  • U.S. says it will oppose any U.N. effort to lay out a road map for post-war Iraq that will remove decision-making from the allies.
  • U.S. forces move closer to Baghdad on several routes.
  • U.S. planes destroy Iraqi tanks trying to ...
    VHP launches 'satyagraha'
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 27. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad today launched a week-long "satyagraha" here demanding that the Government immediately hand over the undisputed land in Ayodhya for the construction of a Ram temple. "The temple movement is a ...
    Advani sees 'terrorist hand' in Pandya murder
    AHMEDABAD, MARCH 27.Even as police are still groping in the dark for clues to the murder here on Wednesday of the former Gujarat Minister of State for Home and Revenue, Haren Pandya, the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, today said he suspected ...
    TRAI puts off new tariff regime
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 27. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today announced the postponement of the new tariff regime and inter-connect user charges (IUC) by one month to May 1. ``The various proposed alternative tariff plans have ...
    RBI order to co-op. banks
    MUMBAI, MARCH 27.Reserve Bank of India today extended the 0.5 per cent cut in savings accounts to all primary cooperative banks, bringing it to 3.5 per cent. PTI ...
    100 kg of RDX seized in J&K
    JAMMU, MARCH 27.Security forces have recovered 100 kg of RDX and other explosives from a village in Banihal area of Jammu and Kashmir which militants had planned to use for disrupting movement of traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, ...
    Hizb splits
    ISLAMABAD, MARCH 27.The Pakistan-based militant group, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, has split, with a dominant section rejecting the leadership of Syed Salahuddin and forming a separate unit in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir following the killing of its ...
    Missile test by Russia
    MOSCOW, MARCH 27.The ``Topol'' missile, fitted with a dummy warhead, was fired from the Plesetsk launch centre in the northwest of the country and hit its designated target on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the far-east, a military spokesman said. ...
    IT pros detained
    MUMBAI, MARCH 27.In yet another incident involving harassment of Indian IT professionals abroad, leading IT company i-flex Solutions Ltd today said the London-based CEO of its Dutch subsidiary has been detained in the U.K. while 14 other ...



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