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Iraq War Updates

Coalition troops encircle Baghdad
NEAR BAGHDAD, IRAQ, APRIL 6. U.S. forces encircled the Iraqi capital today and the U.S. Central Command said 3,000 Iraqi fighters were killed in a show-of-force foray into Baghdad by American armoured vehicles.


First US plane lands in Baghdad
BAGHDAD AIRPORT, April 6. The first U.S. military aircraft landed at Baghdad airport today, a senior source in the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division's aviation brigade, who was at the airport, said. The C-130 military transporter landed at about 0800 ...
Union Minister Shanta Kumar quits
NEW DELHI, APRIL 6. The Rural Development Minister, Shanta Kumar, has resigned from the Union Cabinet. He met the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, this evening and submitted his resignation, official sources said. The Prime Minister has ...
Govt. machinery geared up to tackle SARS
NEW DELHI, APRIL 6. As the killer pneumonia infection — severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) — continued to increase its global spread, the Centre today made it mandatory for all air passengers to furnish their health and travel ...
Agni-III test-fire this year: Fernandes
NEW DELHI, APRIL 6.India is developing `Agni-III', a long-range surface-to-surface missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads, and is making all efforts to test fire it this year, according to the Defence Minister, George Fernandes. "The ...
Aishwarya not to act with Salman
MUMBAI, APRIL 6. Actress Aishwarya Rai said today that the Salman Khan chapter was a "nightmare" in her life and that she would "not work with him anymore". "I have maintained a dignified silence about him and his wrong doings, but he (his ...
'Cannot be withdrawn'
NEW DELHI, APRIL 6. The Delhi High Court judge, Shameet Mukherjee, cannot withdraw his resignation, which was tendered in the wake of the controversy linking his name to the DDA scam, and it should be accepted, the Law Ministry has said in its ...
Countdown tomorrow
BANGALORE, APRIL 6. In a major step prior to the launch of India's multi-purpose satellite, INSAT-3A, later this week, the European space consortium, Arianespace, has given the go-ahead following the launch readiness review held at the spaceport ...
Anti-VAT rally
NEW DELHI, APRIL 6. The Bharat Udyog Vyapar Mandal will organise a one-day rally on April 8 to protest the VAT here. The rally will coincide with the crucial meeting of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers scheduled on the same ...



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