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36 killed in Frontier Mail fire
CHANDIGARH, MAY 15. At least 36 persons were killed and 13 injured when three coaches of the Amritsar-bound Frontier Mail from Mumbai caught fire early today. Unofficial sources put the toll at 38 dead and said 20 were injured. It all happened ...
We have to go step by step: Jamali
ISLAMABAD, MAY 15. The Pakistan Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, has said that he is convinced about the seriousness of the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, in taking forward the peace initiative, but at the same time warned of ...
More sops for textile sector
NEW DELHI, MAY 15. Yielding to the demands from his party, the Union Finance Minister, Jaswant Singh, today announced further concessions for the textiles sector. The latest decision practically overrules the announcements made in his reply to ...
IT executive discharged by U.K. court
LONDON, MAY 15. The London-based chief of the Dutch subsidiary of the Indian software company i-Flex, Senthil Kumar, was today discharged by a court here after the Netherlands Government failed to convince Britain to launch extradition ...
Azhar defies ban?
ISLAMABAD, MAY 15. Defying the ban orders of the Pak.-occupied Kashmir (PoK) Government, the chief of the proscribed militant outfit, Maulana Masood Azar, is believed to have entered its territory. It is not immediately clear if he entered PoK ...
Petrol, diesel prices cut
NEW DELHI, MAY 15. The public sector oil companies have cut the prices of petrol and diesel by over a rupee a litre, even as international crude oil prices have begun moving up once again. The price cut announced today follows a consistent ...
BSNL cuts cell rates
NEW DELHI, MAY 15. Barely a day after slashing rates for its fixed line phones, the BSNL today announced cut in tariffs of its cellular services CellOne. While the tariffs for the pre-paid scheme were reduced in the range of 8.33 per ...
Heavy rain forecast along A.P., Orissa coast
BHUBANESWAR, MAY 15. The severe cyclonic storm over the west central Bay has remained stationary and lay centred about 600 km south southwest of Paradip, the weatherman at the Meteorological Centre here said this evening. The system is likely ...
Blasts rock Shell outlets in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, MAY 15. A series of bomb blasts rocked 18 gas stations owned by the multinational oil giant, Shell, in the southern port city of Karachi early today injuring one person, a senior police officer said. The police chief, Tariq Jamil, ...
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