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PM extends `hand of friendship' to Pakistan
SRINAGAR, APRIL 18. Saying that the gun was no solution to any problem, the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today began his two-day visit to Kashmir with a call for friendship with Pakistan but said it should be extended from both sides. He ...
Truckers to move essential goods for one more day
NEW DELHI, APRIL 18. An immediate end to the truckers' strike was nowhere in sight as the stir entered its fifth day today. However, the possibility of a solution being found in the next couple of days cannot be ruled out. Significantly in a ...
Asghar Ali pulled the trigger: CBI Director
NEW DELHI, APRIL 18. The four persons apprehended by the Central Bureau of Investigation for last month's killing of the former Gujarat Home Minister and senior BJP leader, Haren Pandya, had "unmistakable links" with the Inter-Services ...
Transfer of power within weeks: Chalabi
BAGHDAD, APRIL 18. Amid mounting protests demanding that the U.S.-led coalition leave Iraq quickly, the Opposition leader, Ahmad Chalabi, promised today that power would begin to be transferred to Iraqis within weeks. Elsewhere, limited ...
SARS patient discharged
PANAJI, APRIL 18. The country's first confirmed Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) patient was today discharged from the Goa Medical College Hospital (GMCH), where he had been kept in isolation, after he had been cured of the ailment, the ...
First stealth warship launched
MUMBAI, APRIL 18. As the naval band played the marching tune of "Sare Jehan Se" and the crowd lustily cheered, India's first stealth warship was launched here today. Before launching the indigenously designed and built frigate, Kaumudi ...
New British envoy
NEW DELHI, APRIL 18. Michael Arthur has been appointed the new British High Commissioner to India to succeed Sir Rob Young and he is expected to assume charge in October. ``I am absolutely delighted at the prospect of coming to Delhi later ...
Laloo wields the lathi
GAYA, APRIL 18. The RJD president, Laloo Prasad Yadav, today picked up a `lathi' to control the party workers who clashed in his presence at the Gandhi Maidan here, during a meeting called to garner support for the party's ``sampradayikta bhagao ...
Tamils, Muslims clash in Sri Lanka
MUTTUR, APRIL 18. Muslim and Tamil mobs clashed in eastern Sri Lanka today, witnesses said, as Cabinet Ministers met to solve the latest crisis threatening the island's peace bid ahead of a huge donors' meeting in Tokyo. Police fired teargas ...



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