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We need intermediaries, says Pak. Foreign Minister
WASHINGTON, MAY 16. Pakistan's Foreign Minister, Khurshid Mehmud Kasuri, has held out the hope that the international community, including the United States, will remain "engaged" in South Asia; and that the "helping out" by Americans did not ...
China mulling over Indian proposal
NEW DELHI, MAY 16.There has been no immediate response from the Chinese leadership to a radical proposal made by the Defence Minister, George Fernandes, that Indian and Chinese naval forces should cooperate in anti-smuggling and anti-piracy ...
Change views on terrorism, Advani tells Pak.
ON BOARD SPECIAL AIRCRAFT, MAY 16. Expressing the hope that India's third peace initiative would have some "scope" in the present international climate, the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, today said India was not asking Pakistan to change ...
Pak. to release 20 Indian prisoners today
ISLAMABAD, MAY 16. As a follow-up to the May 6 confidence building measures (CBMs) announced by Pakistan's Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Islamabad would hand over to the Indian authorities tomorrow at the Wagah border 20 Indian ...
Train accident probe begins
LUDHIANA, MAY 16. The Commissioner for Railway Safety, Bhupinder Singh, today began his inquiry into Thursday's Frontier Mail fire by meeting the injured passengers in hospitals to get a "first hand account" of the tragedy that claimed 38 lives. ...
Arrest warrants against parents of Shilpa Shetty
AHMEDABAD, MAY 16.The Surat police have issued arrest warrants against Sunder and Sunanda Shetty, parents of the Hindi film star, Shilpa Shetty, on charges of extortion. The Surat Police Commissioner, D.K. Gupta, told mediapersons that the ...
Extended
LUCKNOW, MAY 16.The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court today extended till July 23 the stay on the arrests of the Samajwadi Party president, Mulayam Singh Yadav, and others, in connection with the cases filed by the Uttar Pradesh ...
Ship sinks
KOLKATA, MAY 16.Despite all efforts by the Kolkata Port Trust and the Coast Guard, the Indonesian cargo vessel, Sigiti Biru, with 5327 tonnes of soda ash and 150 tonnes of diesel, sank tonight in the Bay of Bengal near Sandheads in West ...
Out of hospital
BEIJING, MAY 16. An Indian citizen, who had to spend over three weeks in isolation in a SARS-only hospital here, was discharged today after recovering from typhoid fever. — ...
Arrest stayed
JODHPUR, MAY 16. Justice Parakash Tatia of the Rajasthan High Court today stayed till May 23 the arrest of the senior VHP leader, Acharya Dharmendra, after hearing arguments from both the sides on a petition filed by his counsel, Hastimal ...
ICC releases prize money
NEW DELHI, MAY 16.The International Cricket Council (ICC) this week released a cheque for over $9,00,000 to the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the squad members for their brilliant display in the world's biggest cricketing event, ...



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