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Musharraf offers 'ceasefire' along Line of Control
ISLAMABAD, AUG. 12.The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has offered a conditional ceasefire along the Line of Control if India is willing to reciprocate and reduce the strength of its forces in the Kashmir Valley and cease "atrocities" in ...


'Nothing new', says India
NEW DELHI, AUG. 12. India said today that there was "nothing new" in the suggestions made by the Pakistani President, Pervez Musharraf, for a ceasefire along the Line of Control and in Jammu and Kashmir. "They have not been found effective in ...
Death for spurious drug sellers mooted
NEW DELHI, AUG. 12.The Union Health Minister, Sushma Swaraj, said here today that the Government would soon bring in legislation to increase the punishment from life sentence to death sentence for those who manufacture or sell spurious drugs ...
Munir goes home with gifts, fond memories
NEW DELHI, AUG. 12.Munir Mohammad Bilal at 13 had every reason to be petrified when this past June he was caught by five Border Security Force personnel while straying into India from the Mochipur area of Bahawalpur district in Pakistan. But ...
Wreckage of ONGC copter found
MUMBAI, AUG. 12. Divers of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation today located the wreckage of the helicopter that crashed 30 nautical miles off the Mumbai coast yesterday killing 25 persons. The copter was found in the pre-dawn hours lying ...
ONGC Chairman's car attacked
MUMBAI, AUG. 12. Employees of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), agitated at the helicopter crash which killed several of their colleagues, today smashed the windowpanes of the ONGC Chairman and Managing Director, Subir Raha's car, ...
Explosives, arms seized
SOLAPUR, AUG. 12.A large cache of explosives and arms was seized from Mungalwarpeth and Begampeth areas of the city today and eight persons were arrested in this connection. Police had undertaken a massive combing operation following the ...
3 tribals shot dead
PURNEA (BIHAR), AUG. 12.Activists of the North Liberation Army (NLA) activists gunned down three tribals and injured seven at Kaspara village in this district late last night. The Police Superintendent, A. K. Verma, said here today that the ...
Kidnapped boy returns
PATNA, AUG. 13.The seven-year-old schoolboy, Siddhant Parmar, who was kidnapped on July 24, returned home to the surprise of his parents and the police today. The nephew of the Sugarcane Minister, Raghvendra Pratap Singh, and son of a bank ...
Microsoft loses suit
SEATTLE, AUG. 12.A Federal jury in Chicago awarded the University of California and a browser technology company $520.6 million after finding on Monday that their patents were infringed by Microsoft Corp. The suitcharged that Microsoft had ...



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