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Monday, March 29, 2004
Karzai defers polls till September
KABUL, MARCH 28.The Afghanistan President, Hamid Karzai, today announced that the country's landmark post-Taliban elections would be held in September, three months later than originally scheduled. ``The joint Election Commission with UNAMA ...
Now, Gandhi posters to the aid of ANC
DURBAN, MARCH 28.South Africa's ruling African National Congress has placed huge Mahatma Gandhi posters here in an attempt to win over the "Indian vote" which is regarded as crucial to the election of the KwaZulu-Natal province. One poster ...
Fighting in Congo after `coup attempt'
KINSHASA (CONGO), MARCH 28.Government forces battled attackers at military installations and a TV station in Congo's capital Kinshasa in what diplomats called a coup attempt against the President, Joseph Kabila. Fighters loyal to the late ...
Sistani reiterates opposition to U.S. plan
MANAMA, MARCH 28.In yet another setback to American plans to usher in Iraq's political transition, the country's top Shia spiritual leader has threatened to issue a religious edict that would make the U.S.-scripted transfer of power to Iraqis ...
Pakistan ends operation against Al-Qaeda
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 28. Pakistan today announced end of 12-day military operation against the Al-Qaeda and Taliban in Wazirstan tribal agency bordering Afghanistan on the plea that objectives of the mission have been achieved. The announcement ...
`Outsourcing will continue to increase'
WASHINGTON, MARCH 28. At a time when the issue of outsourcing is a political hot potato in an election year, a majority of American corporate executives feel that outsourcing information technology services to third countries will continue to ...
India & World
`No jail for innocent civilians crossing borders'
WAGAH, MARCH 28. In yet another manifestation of the thaw in India-Pakistan relations, the two countries have agreed that border residents will not be jailed if they entered each other's territory inadvertently. ``We have reached an ...
Salman Rushdie in millionaires club
LONDON, MARCH 28. Salman Rushdie has become the first British Asian writer to join the Asian millionaires club with a personal wealth estimated at £7.6 million. Mr. Rushdie, who put Indian writing in English on the world literary map with ...
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