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Iraq War Updates

Lawlessness spreads in Baghdad
BAGHDAD, APRIL 11.Lawlessness spread in Baghdad on Friday even as the fighting dwindled to occasional bursts of machine-gun fire. Thousands of Iraqis — including entire families — went on looting sprees and plundered engineering and ...


Time to procure AJTs is near, says Fernandes
BARMER, APRIL 11. The Defence Minister, George Fernandes, said today that his Ministry had cleared the proposal for procuring advanced jet trainers (AJTs) for the Indian Air Force. But a decision on selecting one of the two front-runners was yet ...
Jaswant moved to tears
BARMER (RAJASTHAN), APRIL 11. The Finance Minister, Jaswant Singh, who today inaugurated the "Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS)", became emotional when a widow, whose husband died in Assam in counter-insurgency operation after two ...
'LTTE has set up de-facto State'
NEW DELHI, APRIL 11. The Sri Lankan President, Chandrika Kumaratunga, has said that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has established a "de facto separate State" in the north of her country and in parts of the east since entering into ...
V.C. Shukla joins NCP
MUMBAI, APRIL 11. Stating that the Congress had deviated from its policies and ideology, the senior leader and former Union Minister, Vidya Charan Shukla, today resigned from the party to join the National Congress Party led by Sharad Pawar. ...
SARS virus identified
WASHINGTON, APRIL 11.Scientists today said they had identified the virus behind the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) — the deadly illness spreading worldwide — and proposed naming it after the doctor who first identified the ...
Resignation accepted
NEW DELHI, APRIL 11. The resignation of the Delhi High Court judge, Shameet Mukherjee, in the wake of the DDA scam has been accepted despite a last-ditch effort by him to avert it. The resignation, which has been sent from the Rashtrapati Bhavan ...
Veerappan sighted?
BANGALORE, APRIL 11. The Karnataka Special Task Force has intensified combing operations in the Muthathi forest area following reports that the forest brigand, Veerappan, had been sighted there. Cowherds reported that they had seen the brigand ...
Hmar houses set ablaze
GUWAHATI, APRIL 11. Clashes between the Hmar and Dimasa communities in Assam's North Cachar Hills district continued today with a group of Dimasa tribals raiding Chengfung under Maibong police station and setting ablaze 80 Hmar houses, taking ...



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