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Centre convenes meet on SARS tomorrow
NEW DELHI, APRIL 22. Even as three new suspected cases of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome were reported from Delhi, Jaipur and Nasik, the Union Health Minister, Sushma Swaraj, today announced that a meeting of the State health authorities ...
Fernandes to be screened
NEW DELHI, APRIL 22. Like all other passengers landing in India from abroad, the delegation led by the Defence Minister, George Fernandes, to China, will also undergo screening for SARS when it returns. "All the members of the delegation will ...
Pak. ready to name official to discuss agenda for talks
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 22.Pakistan today formally welcomed the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee's offer of dialogue while complaining that he had "contradicted himself" by invoking conditionalities. Pakistan also expressed its readiness to nominate ...
Marchers throng Najaf, Karbala; Saddam aide held
BAGHDAD, APRIL 22. One of the former Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein's most-feared lieutenants landed in U.S. hands today, Muhammad Hamza al-Zubaydi, who was captured on Monday by the Iraqi opposition and turned over to American authorities for ...
'U.S. tried to discredit inspectors'
LONDON, APRIL 22. U.S. officials tried to discredit U.N. weapons inspectors working in Iraq in a bid to win Security Council support for military action, the U.N.'s chief inspector said in an interview aired today. Hans Blix said the U.S. and ...
Split among striking truckers
NEW DELHI, APRIL 22.Even as there were reports of violence following a clash between two factions of striking truckers, an early end to the transporters' strike in the country looks elusive on the ninth day of the agitation. However, there were ...
Hurriyat not to meet Vohra
SRINAGAR APRIL 22. The Centre's interlocutor, N.N. Vohra, today began his "mission Kashmir" with the meetings with the Opposition National Conference and Communist Party of India. The All-Party Hurriyat Conference and the Democratic Freedom Party ...
Six killed in blast near Srinagar
SRINAGAR, APRIL 22. IN A fresh wave of violence, six persons, including a 12-year-old boy, were killed and 12 injured in a powerful blast near Tral, about 45 km from here today, while security forces gunned down 17 militants in Rajouri and Poonch ...
Govt. staff to join strike
NEW DELHI, APRIL 22.The All-India State Government Employees Federation and the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers have decided to join the nationwide strike called by the central trade unions on May 21 to protest the ...
Togadia defiant
AJMER, APRIL 22.Soon after his release from prison on conditional bail that he would not defy the ban on trident distribution in Rajasthan, an unrelenting VHP leader, Praveen Togadia, today announced that the programme would continue in the ...
Sheila Kaul chargesheeted
NEW DELHI, APRIL 22. The CBI today chargesheeted the former Minister in the P.V. Narasimha Rao Government, Sheila Kaul, and her two personal staff members in a housing scam case of 1996. The chargesheet accused the former Union Urban ...
Purulia: notice to Centre
NEW DELHI, APRIL 22.The Delhi High Court today issued contempt of court notices to the Union Government, the Union Home Secretary and the Joint Secretary (Judicial) in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for not fulfilling an undertaking given to ...
Sri Lanka on alert
COLOMBO, APRIL 22.Expressing ``deep dissatisfaction'' over the unilateral suspension of negotiations by the LTTE, the Sri Lankan President, Chandrika Kumaratunga, today ordered the military to be on maximum alert all over the island. Ms. ...
Indians freed in Russia
MOSCOW, APRIL 22.A criminal ring specialising in trafficking illegal migrants has been busted in Russia and nine Indians held captive by Pakistani members of the group have been released. Russia's Federal Security Service said the Indians were ...



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