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DMK team calls on Sonia
NEW DELHI, JAN.17. The Congress and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) today carried forward the agreement to have an alliance in Tamil Nadu for the Lok Sabha elections with a three-member DMK team led by its deputy general secretary, M.K. ...

Musharraf calls for 'jehad' against extremism
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 17. In his first major policy speech after the January 6 India-Pakistan joint statement, the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, today signalled complete disengagement of the state from "jehadis" and "jehadi" outfits, calling ...

Parliament to meet on January 29
NEW DELHI, JAN. 17. The decks have been cleared for early Lok Sabha elections with the Government today announcing the reconvening of Parliament on January 29. During the session, which is to end on February 5, the Government would seek a ...

Gorshkov deal cleared
NEW DELHI, JAN. 17.The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) today approved the Rs. 2,800-crore deal for the Russian aircraft-carrier Admiral Gorshkov. This is the second multi-thousand crore deal by the Vajpayee Government in the last six months. ...

INSIGHT
Do turkeys enjoy thanksgiving?
It's not good enough to be right. Sometimes, if only in order to test our resolve, it's important to win something. In order to win something, we need to agree on something." After a tour d'horizon, the author of The God of Small Things calls for a " minimum agenda" as well as a plan of action that prioritises global resistance to the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Here is the text of her speech at the opening Plenary of the World Social Forum in Mumbai on January 16, 2004:

THE GREG CHAPPELL COLUMN
Tough climb to the top — the Aussie way
BRISBANE, JAN. 17. Australia has built a reputation on the sporting field for toughness. This doesn't happen by accident, for it has a lot to do with attitude and the conditions in which we grow up. We have a climate that encourages outdoor ...

Situation under control
BHOPAL, JAN. 17.The situation was under control today in Jhabua district after the communal clashes at Amkhut village on Friday, in which one person was killed and nine were injured. The trouble later spread to the neighbouring Alirajpur town in ...

Violence in Noida
NOIDA, JAN. 17. Police fired in the air and resorted to a lathicharge to quell a violent mob in a Greater Noida area as protests against the scrapping of the Gautam Budh Nagar district took a violent turn today. Amid a shutdown for the fourth ...



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