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Pakistan opens fire across Line of Control
NEW DELHI, JAN. 18. In the first major violation of the ceasefire agreement in force since November 2003, the Pakistan Army today fired a dozen mortar rounds across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir tonight. The 81-mm mortars were ...
No violation: Islamabad
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 18.Pakistan tonight said that it has not violated the ceasefire effective on the Line of Control (LoC) since November 2003. Inter-State Public Relations (ISPR) Director-General, Shaukat Sultan, maintained that Pakistani soldiers ...
High Court summons Advani in Babri case
LUCKNOW, JAN. 18. In a decision that may revive proceedings against him, the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court today issued notice to the former Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, to appear before it on February 25 in the Babri Masjid ...
Pappu Yadav's bail cancelled
NEW DELHI, JAN. 18. The Supreme Court today cancelled the bail granted by the Patna High Court to the Rashtriya Janata Dal member of Parliament, Pappu Yadav, accused in the Ajit Sarkar murder case. A three-judge Bench comprising Justice N. ...
New drawback rates announced
NEW DELHI, JAN. 18. The Finance Ministry today revised all industry drawback rates factoring in the education cess. "As the education cess is being collected as duties of excise/customs, the element of education cess has been factored in the ...
Wealth cases: Supreme Court rejects Jayalalithaa's plea
NEW DELHI, JAN. 18. A five-member Bench of the Supreme Court today dismissed the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa's ``curative petition'' seeking a direction to recall the earlier orders shifting the two wealth cases against her and four ...
A380, a triumph of science and engineering
TOULOUSE (FRANCE), JAN. 18. Airbus showed off its giant A380, a double-decked behemoth that could revolutionise long-haul flying, at a lavish ceremony on Tuesday with European leaders gathered for the first official look at the world's largest ...
25 British Indians jailed in fake marriages scam
LONDON, JAN. 18. Twenty-five British Indians, including 14 women, have been jailed for running a "lucrative'' racket in fake marriages to facilitate the entry of illegal immigrants into Britain. The Leicester-based racket arranges sham ...
Pakistan goes to World Bank
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 18. Conceding that it was not a "good omen" for the Indo-Pakistan peace process, Pakistan today petitioned the World Bank seeking its arbitration in the dispute over the Baglihar hydropower project, being constructed over the ...
India, Canada to develop tsunami warning system
NEW DELHI, JAN. 18.Canada and India would be able to sort out differences on civilian nuclear cooperation over time, the Canadian Prime Minister, Paul Martin, said at a joint press conference with his counterpart, Manmohan Singh, today. Mr. ...
Roddick races past Labadze
MELBOURNE, JAN. 18. Andy Roddick cannot stand still. He is forever on the move. Some part of him is in motion constantly even when he is sitting. If he were to opt for meditation lessons, his teacher would have serious problems. He is what you ...
First series win for Bangladesh
DHAKA, JAN. 18. Opener Nafis Iqbal hammered his maiden Test century on Tuesday to help Bangladesh draw the second Test match against Zimbabwe and record its first-ever series triumph by 1-0. Chasing a target of 374 runs, Bangladesh posted 285 ...
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