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Bhutan Army captures top militants
GUWAHATI, DEC. 17. The Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) achieved major successes today in its operations against the north-eastern militants in India camping in Bhutan when it captured a dozen top men of the outfits. The arrested included Mithinga ...


They couldn't get it right
KILL DEVIL HILLS, (North Carolina), Dec. 17. One hundred years after the Wright brothers' first flight, an attempt to re-create the moment failed Wednesday when a replica craft could not get off the ground and sputtered into the mud, media ...
Linking of rivers: official quits
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17. The Member-Secretary of the Task Force on Interlinking of Rivers, C.D. Thatte, has resigned from the high-profile body citing "differences'' with the Chairman, Suresh Prabhu. Dr. Thatte, former Secretary, Ministry of Water ...
Work on LoC fence will continue: Fernandes
BANGALORE, DEC. 17. The work on the fence along the Line of Control will continue despite protests by Pakistan, the Defence Minister, George Fernandes, has said. "It is their business to protest and our business to do our work," he told ...
New judge for apex court
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, has appointed the Chief Justice of the Uttaranchal High Court, Justice Sarosh Homi Kapadia, as a judge of the Supreme Court. His appointment will take effect from the date he assumes ...
Amarinder, Bhattal leave it to Sonia
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17.Efforts to defuse the crisis within the Punjab unit of the Congress gained momentum today with the party president, Sonia Gandhi, meeting the Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, and the dissidents' leader, Rajinder Singh Bhattal, ...
Rallies, rioting rock Iraq
BAGHDAD, DEC. 17.Sustaining the momentum of attacks following the capture of the former Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein, a suicide bomber smashed a truck laden with explosives into a small bus near a police station today, killing at least 17 ...
No-trust move defeated
PATNA, DEC. 17.The opposition NDA-sponsored no-confidence motion against the Rabri Devi Government was today defeated by a voice vote as the movers of the motion did not press for a division. — ...
Stamp scam: State plea rejected
MUMBAI, DEC. 17. The Bombay High Court today rejected the Maharashtra Government plea urging transfer of the investigation in the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam from the Special Investigation Team to the Central Bureau of Investigation. ...
U.K. may deport actor
LONDON, DEC. 17. Indian film actor, Dalip Tahil, is reported to be facing deportation from Britain after the Home Office turned down his appeal to be allowed to stay on here to complete his work in the BBC's drama ``EastEnders''. Mr. Tahil came ...



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