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U.S. forces enter Tikrit
BAGHDAD, ARPIL 13. Fierce fighting was heard late tonight on the edge of Saddam Hussein's traditional northern stronghold of Tikrit after Iraqi tribal leaders offered to surrender as the U.S.-led coalition forces closed in. There were ...


India can be a model for Iraq: Chalabi
NEW DELHI, APRIL 13. Ahmed Chalabi, head of the Iraqi National Congress and tipped to lead a post-war government in Iraq, has said that the Indian democratic system should be taken up as a model for his country. He also expressed his desire to ...
We want peace with neighbours: PM
GANGTOK, APRIL 13. Without naming Pakistan, the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today said India wanted peace and friendship with all its neighbours but added ``one cannot clap with one hand''. At a public meeting at the TNA grounds here, ...
Samata crisis may lead to realignment in Delhi
NEW DELHI, APRIL 13. The latest development in the Bihar unit of the Samata Party could see a possible realignment within the "Janata parivar" at the Centre as the tussle between the two top leaders, George Fernandes and Nitish Kumar, took a turn ...
Togadia defies ban, distributes tridents
AJMER, APRIL 13.The VHP leader, Praveen Togadia, was tonight arrested after he distributed tridents to Bajrang Dal activists here defying ban and prohibitory orders. Mr. Togadia distributed the tridents among a gathering of 3,000 Dal activists ...
Truckers stir from today
BHUBANESWAR, APRIL 13.Over 27 lakh trucks will go off the highways all over the country from tomorrow in support of the indefinite `chakka jam' agitation called by the All-India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) to press for its ten-point charter ...
'Beijing in SARS list'
BEIJING, APRIL 13.The World Health Organisation (WHO) today put the Chinese Government on notice by adding Beijing to the list of cities affected by SARS. China has been claiming that the outbreak of the killer disease has been ``effectively ...
16 killed in ferry disaster
DHAKA, APRIL 13. The toll in the Kishoreganj ferry disaster in Bangladesh stood at 16 today with the recovery of 13 bodies. About 100 persons were still missing. The two-storied m.v. Sharifpur, packed with about 200 people, capsized in the ...
India beats S. Africa
DHAKA, APRIL 13.India beat South Africa by 153 runs to register their second win in the three-nation one-day international cricket tournament here today. — PTI PTI ...
Inflation rate up
NEW DELHI, APRIL 13.Inflation rate surged to a two-year high at 6.24 per cent during the week-ended March 29 from about 1.6 per cent an year ago, as the Iraq war pushed up input costs and prices of manufactured items. PTI ...
Blast near U.S. Embassy
KABUL, APRIL 13.A large explosion was heard in east Kabul, near the U.S. Embassy late on Sunday night. Emergency vehicles and military trucks were seen rushing to the blast scene moments after the explosion. There were no immediate reports of ...



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