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  • Pope's condition worsens, enters 'terminal phase'
    PARIS, APRIL 1. Pope John Paul II's condition worsened steadily throughout the day today and doctors attending on him said he was in "the terminal phase" of his illness. As the Pope clung to life, the world's 1.1 billion Catholics monitored his ...

    Green signal for Delhi ODI today
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 1. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi said today that permission for staging the One-Day International cricket match between Pakistan and India at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium here would be given on Saturday following the ...

    ``Caravan will move on''
    PORT LOUIS, APRIL 1."Whatever Pakistan wants to discuss, we will," the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, said here at a press conference when asked about the agenda for his coming meeting with the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, in New Delhi ...

    Only restoration of democracy will normalise ties, says Benazir
    JAIPUR, APRIL 1.The Pakistan People's Party leader, Benazir Bhutto, said today that the full restoration of democracy in her country was a prerequisite for improving India-Pakistan relations. The former Pakistan Prime Minister, who is on a ...

    Court criticises Executive for non-compliance of orders
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 1. The Supreme Court today came down heavily on the Executive for non-compliance of court orders and said that if this trend continued then "that is the end of the rule of law." A Bench, comprising the Chief Justice R.C. Lahoti ...

    ``Approval should come from domicile State of donor, recipient''
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 1. The Supreme Court has held that the approval for human organ transplant has to be issued only by the Authorisation Committee (AC) of the State to which both the donor and the recipient belong, and not by the committee of the ...

    Maintaining the political balance
    PORT LOUIS, APRIL 1. In public engagements today, the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, took exceptional care to maintain his bi-partisan line with reference to the domestic politics in Mauritius. He had, in the view of some local commentators, ...

    Working on the beach front
    PORT LOUIS, APRIL 1. He was put up at one of the most beautiful beach resorts on this island; yet the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, confessed he did not get the time to get to the sand or wet his feet in the waters of the Indian Ocean. He ...

    Pakistan's no
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 1. Pakistan has denied permission to a number of non-Hurriyat, Kashmiri political leaders, including Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami, to travel to Muzaffarabad by bus from Srinagar on April 7. Official ...

    Mugabe's party wins
    HARARE, APRIL 1. Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF won the parliamentary election denounced by the opposition and the Western powers as a sham.With 84 of the contested 120 parliamentary seats, ZANU-PF took 51, with Morgan Tsvangirai's ...

    Team to negotiate India-Mauritius trade pact
    PORT LOUIS, APRIL 1.India and Mauritius have agreed to set up a team to negotiate within a year a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement to boost bilateral trade in goods and services, promote investment flows and facilitate ...

    Time to get into battle-mode again
    If you are looking for a catchword for the ensuing India-Pakistan one-day series, here's my choice — hectic. The action will be hot and heavy in very humid conditions. And mind you, it will be hectic off the field as well as we traverse the ...

    India keen to set the record straight
    KOCHI, APRIL 1. At the Nehru Stadium here on Friday, Sourav Ganguly practised his big, bold shots, the sort he has executed in the middle during better times. Under pressure due to lack of form with the willow — especially in the longer ...

    Passenger threatened
    JAMMU, APRIL 1. A passenger scheduled to travel to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir by the Srinagar-Muzafarrabad bus has been threatened over telephone by a terrorist outfit. Khalid Hussian, a retired Deputy Commissioner,and his wife, Naseem Firdous, ...

    Michael Schumacher impressive
    MANAMA, APRIL 1. The thing about young blood in sport is that it's supposed to be electrifying. As sport begins to throw up more and more adolescent champions, it has progressively grown more and more aggressive. And, that works fine for the ...

    VAT in place
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 1.Twenty-one States today shifted to the Value-Added Tax regime, despite protests from traders. However, eight States, mostly those ruled by the BJP, have refused to implement the tax. — ...

    J.P. Yadav keeps Railways in the fray with all-round show
    MOHALI, APRIL 1. All-rounder Jai Prakash Yadav produced a scintillating performance to keep Railways in the fray with a five-wicket haul and followed it up with a lively half century on the third day of the Ranji Trophy final against Punjab at ...

    Officials suspended
    JAIPUR, APRIL 1. The Rajasthan Government today suspended the Chief Wildlife Warden, Arun Sen, and seven other forest officials in connection with lapses that led to the disappearance of tigers from the Project Tiger Sariska National ...

    IHF suspends Gagan Ajit and Daljit Dhillon
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 1. The Indian Hockey Federation has suspended Punjab players, Gagan Ajit Singh and Daljit Singh Dhillon, for the assault on Indian Oil player Bikramjit Singh during the National championship at Hyderabad on March 27. Reacting ...



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