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Looting in Baghdad streets as Saddam regime 'falls'
BAGHDAD, APRIL 9. United States troops swept into the heart of Baghdad to an ecstatic welcome today, as Saddam Hussein's 24-year rule crumbled into chaos and looting. Invasion forces have yet to find any banned chemical or biological arms, a key ...
Regime change was priority: Blix
MADRID, APRIL 9. The invasion of Iraq was planned well in advance, and the United States and Britain were not primarily concerned with finding any banned weapons of mass destruction, the chief U.N. weapons inspector, Hans Blix, said in an ...
'Pak. in a much worse category'
NEW DELHI, APRIL 9.The External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha, said today that ``if lack of democracy, possession of weapons of mass destruction and export of terrorism were reasons for a country to make pre-emptive strike in another country, ...
Many training camps closed, says Kasuri
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 9. The Foreign Minister, Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri has claimed that Pakistan has closed a `lot of training camps' of people being trained for fighting in Kashmir. In an interview to a UN news agency, Integrated Regional Information ...
Saddam's secret archives in Moscow?
MOSCOW, APRIL 9.Saddam Hussein's secret archives could already be in Moscow despite the CIA's bid to block their evacuation by firing at the Russian diplomatic convoy near Baghdad on Sunday, media reported today. Quoting intelligence sources ...
'SARS being monitored'
NEW DELHI, APRIL 9. The Centre today outlined the series of steps taken by it to prevent the entry of the killer disease — severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) — into the country and isolate and treat a case, if reported. In ...
Militants free German
IMPHAL, APRIL 9.The German national, Heinrich Wolfgang, who had been kidnapped by the Kuki Liberation Army (KLA), was released safely this evening by his captors, according to official sources here. UNI ...
Cut in oil prices likely
NEW DELHI, APRIL 9.The Petroleum Minister, Ram Naik, today hinted at reduction in the prices of petrol and diesel at the next fortnightly review due on April 15, in line with the fall in the international oil prices. PTI ...
Order reserved on ASI plea
LUCKNOW, APRIL 9. The Allahabad High Court today reserved its order on the Archaeological Survey of India's petition seeking two more months for completion of excavation at the disputed site in Ayodhya. The special full bench of the High ...
Cong. expels rebel candidate
NEW DELHI, APRIL 9. In a bid to send out a strong message to the Karunakaran faction of its Kerala unit, the Congress today decided to expel the Kasaragod District Congress Committee president, Kodoth Govindan Nair, from the party for six years ...
INSAT-3A launch today
CHENNAI, APRIL 9.The biggest and most expensive Indian satellite so far, INSAT-3A, will be launched from the French Guyanese space centre, Kourou, tomorrow. An Ariane-5G rocket was to have placed two satellites, including the INSAT-3A, in a ...
Stalin arrested
CHENNAI, APRIL 9. The city police arrested the former Chennai Mayor and DMK MLA, M. K. Stalin, from his Velachery residence late tonight, even as hundreds of party supporters had thronged there on hearing about his imminent arrest and raised ...



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