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    U.S. offer will have to be actively considered, says Pranab
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 27.The United States has grabbed the initiative in the race for bagging an order for 126 fighter jets needed by the Indian Air Force by offering licensed production of the sophisticated F-16s and F-18s and also hold talks on ...

    Revelry amid sunken hopes
    DOMKHEDI (MAHARASHTRA), MARCH 27. Against the stark backdrop of their partially submerged homes, the adivasi residents of Domkhedi celebrated Holi, dancing all night to the sensuous rhythm of giant drums. Many villages such as Domkhedi ...

    Medha Patkar stopped for several hours at Hapeshwar
    BARODA, MARCH 27. The leader of the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA), Medha Patkar, was stopped by Gujarat police on Saturday morning for several hours at Hapeshwar when she crossed over by boat from Domkhedi village in Maharashtra. She was asked ...

    Security on Nepal, Bhutan borders to be strengthened
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 27. The Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, today indicated that the security on the borders with Nepal and Bhutan would be strengthened. The Union Cabinet had approved the raising of 20 additional battalions for this purpose, he ...

    Resolve Kashmir to prevent another Kargil: Musharraf
    ISLAMABAD, MARCH 27. India and Pakistan should adopt a ``positive'' attitude towards the Kargil war and resolve the Kashmir issue to prevent repetition of Kargil-type incidents, the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has said. To an e-mail ...

    Amrita Thapar is Miss India
    MUMBAI, MARCH 27. Amrita Thapar (in picture) was declared Pond's Femina Miss India-Universe here tonight. She was crowned by last year's winner Tanushree Dutta. — UNI ...

    Interesting final day on the cards
    BANGALORE, MARCH 27. It was Test cricket at its gripping best. With the huge crowd in a hushed silence, the fast and furious Mohammed Sami thundered in and delivered a vicious short-pitched delivery, which Virender Sehwag barely managed to keep ...

    ``Beauty is being beautiful in mind, deed''
    MUMBAI, MARCH 27. Sindura Gadde (20) and Niharika Singh (22) were crowned Miss India World and Miss India Earth respectively at the function held here. Hailing from Pune, Ms. Thapar clinched the title from amongst the 23 contestants. She holds ...

    Top Lankan officials rise in revolt
    COLOMBO, MARCH 27. Top Sri Lankan cricket officials and former national players rose in revolt on Sunday against the government's suspension of the nation's cricket board, electing a new committee headed by controversial former president Thilanga ...

    Bail granted
    MUMBAI, MARCH 27.The personal assistant to Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, Ravindra Mhatre, was released on bail today in connection with the car accident he was involved in at suburban Vile Parle on Saturday. Two women were killed and four others ...

    Indian Airlines downs Air-India, enters last four
    HYDERABAD, MARCH 27. Four-time Olympian Dhanraj Pillay asserted his class in the Indian Airlines' hard-fought 3-2 win over Air-India in a super league match and helped it move into the last four stage of the Senior National hockey championship ...

    Re-elected
    JAMMU, MARCH 27.Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has been re-elected secretary of the Jammu and Kashmir unit of the CPI (M). The election took place during a two-day State conference of the party that ended here on Saturday. — ...

    Pope blesses faithful
    VATICAN CITY, MARCH 27.An ailing Pope John Paul appeared at his window to bless the faithful on Easter Sunday but failed in his attempt to speak. His appearance brought tears from the eyes of many of those assembled. — ...

    Eyes Cabinet berth
    RANCHI, MARCH 27. Kamlesh Singh, who was absent in the Jharkhand Assembly when the NDA sought a vote of confidence on March 15, tonight expressed his desire to seal a berth in the Munda Cabinet during the proposed expansion on March 29. -- PTI ...

    Narrow escape
    TIRUPATI, MARCH 27.About 47 passengers of an Andhra Pradesh State Road Corporation bus on its way to Bangalore from Tirumala had a providential escape today when it crashed into the parapet wall on the ghat road while coming down the hills. ...

    Political overtones to Beirut blast?
    MANAMA, MARCH 27. Two Indians have been injured in a blaze caused by a bomb explosion in an industrial area of the Lebanese capital Beirut. Lebanese security authorities said the two Indians were among the eight persons injured in the blast ...



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