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PM hopes Pak. will act on curbs against Hizb
LUCKNOW, MAY 21.The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today welcomed Pakistan's action to ban the activities of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and said there was no reason to adopt a soft attitude towards terrorism. He expressed the hope that ...


Strike hits Left-ruled States
NEW DELHI, MAY 21. The day-long nationwide general strike, spearheaded by the Central trade unions, brought the Left-ruled States to a virtual halt today while it evoked a partial response elsewhere in the country. There were reports of stray ...
'Let infiltration not be the barometer'
NEW DELHI, MAY 21.The Defence Minister, George Fernandes, today said that incidents of infiltration and fire fights in Jammu and Kashmir should not be the "barometer" for assessing the merit of the Indo-Pakistan peace initiatives. Confidence ...
Bihar doctor rescued, police see MLA's hand
PATNA, MAY 21. In a pre-dawn operation, the police today freed eminent neurosurgeon of Bihar Ramesh Chandra from the clutches of his captors, who were allegedly patronised by the Samata Party MLA from Piro, Sunil Pandey. Dr. Chandra was ...
Al-Qaeda plot to crash plane into Jeddah building foiled
DUBAI, MAY 21.Saudi Arabian authorities have foiled an attempt by the Al-Qaeda to hijack a passenger plane and crash it into a building in Jeddah, by arresting three suspects, even as the U.S., Germany, Canada and Britain closed their embassies ...
Pak. files cases against Salahuddin aides
ISLAMABAD, MAY 21. In what appears to be yet another signal to further the Vajpayee peace initiative, the Pakistan Government tonight registered cases against two lieutenants of the Hizb-ul- Mujahideen chief, Syed Salahuddin, on grounds of ...
Ban on Shoaib Akhtar
DAMBULLA (SRI LANKA), MAY 21.Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar (27) was banned today for two one-day internationals and fined 75 per cent of his match fee for tampering with the ball during a tri-series match against New Zealand here. He was ...
Sikh shot at, injured in U.S.
WASHINGTON, MAY 21.An Indian Sikh was shot at and seriously injured by a group of white men in the latest incident of hate crime in the U.S., triggering fresh concern among the immigrants who have condemned the attack. At least two white men ...
LTTE revives demand
COLOMBO, MAY 21.Exactly a month after it snapped talks with Colombo, the LTTE today re-invoked its old demand for an interim administrative mechanism, with the lion's share for itself in governing Sri Lanka's Tamil majority north and east. ...



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