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Blair advocates pre-emptive strikes
LONDON, MARCH 6. The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has called for changes in international law to allow pre-emptive military action against countries suspected of human rights violations or seen as a threat to others. Echoing the ...

Shia concerns delay signing of Iraqi Constitution
MANAMA, MARCH 6.Declining to accept any major curbs on their power in a post-war Government, Iraqi Shias have stalled the adoption of an interim constitution that was being signed on Friday. Intense behind the scenes activity is now going on so ...

China hikes defence budget by 12 per cent
SINGAPORE, MARCH 6.China's defence expenditure will go up by 11.6 per cent in 2004 as against the budget of the previous year. The ongoing second annual session of China's National People's Congress (NPC or Parliament) was informed of this ...

Kerry, Bush tied in opinion poll
WASHINGTON, MARCH. 6. In the first major poll since Senator John Kerry virtually locked up the Democratic Party nomination, the Massachusetts politician and the U.S. President, George W Bush, are tied. And the `bad' news for the Democrats is that ...

Pardon of Khan only conditional, says U.S.
WASHINGTON, MARCH 6. In formally announcing the visit of the United States Secretary of State, Colin Powell, to South Asia on March 14, the State Department has made it known that while the "important forward movement" made by India and Pakistan ...

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    Jaish behind Parliament attack: ex-ISI chief
    ISLAMABAD, MARCH 6. The former chief of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has surprised observers by his statement on the floor of the Pakistan Parliament that the proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammad was behind the December 13, 2001 Parliament attack ...

    `China will be glad to help improve India-Pakistan ties'
    SINGAPORE, MARCH 6.China today expressed its willingness to ``play a constructive role in improving [the] relations between India and Pakistan, if the two countries would like it to.'' The Chinese Foreign Minister, Li Zhaoxing, said Beijing ...

    Indologist dead
    BEIJING, MARCH 6.A Chinese indologist and a disciple of Rabindranath Tagore, Wei Fengjiang, died on Friday in east China's Hangzhou city. Wei, a renowned scholar on India, was closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi, sources said here today. Wei ...

    Held for alleged murder of Indian diplomat
    WASHINGTON, MARCH 6. Mohammed Aslam, who is alleged to have kidnapped and killed the Indian diplomat, Ravindra Mhatre, in Burmingham, England, in 1984 has been arrested in the United States, Immigration officials said today. The 48-year-old ...



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