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Friday, May 05, 2006
Villepin defiant, will not step down
Premier's position becoming untenable
Terrorist tag removed
KATHMANDU: Nepal's Government has announced an indefinite ceasefire and removed terrorist tag slapped on the Maoist rebels with immediate effect and invited them to the dialogue table. Wednesday's Cabinet meeting also scrapped the Red Corner ...
Curbs on free expression
PARIS: Governments and organisations around the world have made gestures of support for journalists on World Press Freedom Day on Wednesday, but at least one reporter was killed and dozens of leaders came under fierce criticism for infringing on ...
India & World
Indian-origin Sunita Williams to make maiden space expedition
She will serve as a flight engineer on NASA's six-month mission
Improvement needed in SAFTA: Menon
ISLAMABAD: : Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Shivshankar Menon told the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry here on Thursday that improvements in the South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) to be operationalised from July 1, 2006, were ...
Arcelor offer but with a rider
CLEVELAND: The CEO of Arcelor SA said the company would consider Mittal Steel's unsolicited takeover bid if the offer was large enough and made in cash. ...
Indian housemaids in Qatar better off now
DUBAI: Harassment of Indian housemaids in Qatar has come down significantly after the Indian embassy intervened to legalise the recruitment process, a senior embassy official said. Despite an earlier ban by the Indian Government on recruiting ...
Bahrain to scrap sponsorship system
DUBAI: Bahrain is set to scrap the sponsorship system for Indian expatriate workers and others, Kingdom's Crown Prince Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa informed Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi. ``The Crown Prince said Bahrain ...
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