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Talks with truckers fail
NEW DELHI, APRIL 17. The chances of an early end to the nationwide truckers strike were dashed following the failure of the talks between the Government and a delegation of the All- India Motor Transport Congress today. After the crucial ...
India's first SARS case found in Goa
NEW DELHI, APRIL 17.The first confirmed case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in the country has been reported from Goa, with a 32-year-old marine engineer testing positive for the deadly disease. The patient, who sailed from Hong ...
Armitage to visit India, Pak. next month
NEW DELHI, APRIL 17. The U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Armitage, is slated to visit the subcontinent in early May. The specific dates for his trip to India and Pakistan are expected to be announced shortly. Preventing an escalation of ...
No arms inspection, says Syria
CAIRO, APRIL 17.Syria's Foreign Minister said today that his country would not accept arms inspections, but would join forces with the world to rid the entire West Asia of weapons of mass destruction in line with its recent proposal to the United ...
Haren Pandya murder: 4 held in Hyderabad
HYDERABAD, APRIL 17. An ISI operative, stated to be the prime suspect in the killing of the former Gujarat Minister, Haren Pandya, was arrested in a raid, organised jointly by the personnel of the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Andhra ...
Shelling in Kargil
SRINAGAR, APRIL 17. One person was reported killed and six were injured in artillery and mortar shelling between Indian and Pakistani troops along the Line of Control in Kargil. A defence spokesman said, ``Pakistani troops resorted to ...
Govindacharya quits politics
JABALPUR, APRIL 17.The former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary, K. N. Govindacharya, today announced that he was quitting from the active politics. ``I have taken this decision after two years of intense review and introspection ...
Bail plea rejected
AHMEDABAD, APRIL 17. The special court, set up to try the accused in the Godhra train carnage case, held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), today rejected the bail applications of 56 persons. It also extended by eight days the ...
Quake rocks China
BEIJING, APRIL 17. A strong earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale struck Delingha city in northwest China's Qinghai province today, the state media reported. There is no immediate report of casualties or damage to property, Xinhua news ...



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