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24 Kashmiri Pandits gunned down in Pulawama in Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar, (PTI), March 24: In a first major strike after Mufti Mohammed Sayeed government came to power, about 15 heavily armed militants gunned down 24 Kashmiri pandits, including 11 women and two children, in a village in Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir in wee hours today. The militants...
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India, Russia express concern over US-led war on Iraq
Moscow,(PTI), March 24: Russia and India have expressed their deep concern at the US-led military action against Iraq and devastating bombardment of the country. In their telephonic conversation Sunday Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha "agreed tha...
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Day of Setbacks for US
By - Naseer Al-Nahr, Arab News War Correspondent Baghdad, 24 March: Iraqi troops and paramilitary fighters loyal to President Saddam Hussein held up a US advance toward Baghdad yesterday, inflicting casualties and taking American prisoners on the fourth day of war. Pockets of resistance in southe...
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India growing producer of illicit heroin: U.S. body
Washington, (IANS) March 24: India is becoming a growing producer of illicit heroin even as it is the world's largest producer of legal opium, says a U.S. report. The International Narcotics Control Strategy Report for 2002, prepared by the U.S. Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforceme...
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Saddam Vows to Crush Allied Forces
Baghdad, Iraq, March 24: - With U.S.-led forces closing in on Baghdad, a composed Saddam Hussein (news- web sites) tried to rally his people and his troops with a stirring address Monday in which he vowed that allied forces would be crushed and "victory will be ours soon." U.S. officials said Amer...
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Shock And Awe : In the Iraq War-Font
Baghdad, March 23: The US unleashed its full military might against Iraq Friday with waves of air strikes that turned much of Baghdad into an inferno as Washington declared President Saddam Hussein was ‘finished’. Huge explosions rocked the ancient city of five million people, sending balls of f...
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Improving Cambodian-Thai relations are in well progress
Bangkok, Mar 22 (TNA): Efforts to restore bilateral relations between Cambodian and Thailand are bearing good fruits, with Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra saying today that the improving relations are believed to be in well progress. In his weekly radio programme, "Premier Thaksin talks with th...
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War is "depressing"
Bangkok, March 23: Thais say the war in Iraq has made them lead a more austere life and that they feel depressed and sorry for the Iraqi people. A total of 2,186 people across the country were surveyed from Thursday to yesterday about the impact that the war in Iraq is having on them. Of the total...
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ASEAN official warns against radicalizing the region moderate Moslems
Singapore, March 22 (Xinhuanet): ASEAN Secretary-General Ong Keng Yong Saturday warned that the ASEAN must guard against extremists exploiting public anger over the US-led war against Iraq to instigate anti-US/UK feelings and to radicalize the region's moderate Moslems. In his lecture given at th...
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US, British forces moved halfway to Baghdad: Pentagon
Washington, March 22 (Xinhuanet) US and British forces were "making considerable progress" as they have moved 150 miles (240 kilometers) into Iraq from Kuwait, halfway to Baghdad, the Pentagon said Saturday. "The oil fields in the south are being saved to benefit the Iraqi people. Coalition force...
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Khun Sa cronies look for new patrons
Released from American jails but still stranded in the host country's immigration holding center, six of the former Shan warlord's associates are hopefully looking for sponsors who would help deliver them from the agony of waiting, said a former inmate now back in Thailand. "Chalee (Yangwiriyakul a...
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Declaration of our attitude in regard to the Iraq War, by NLD - the Burmese Opposition Party
Rangoon, March 22: The National League for Democracy, the opposition political party in Burma led by Noble Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi in a written statement released from Rangoon on war in Iraq alleged that the present war unleashed by America and its coalition partners are due to the “dictatorship...
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Grenade attack wounds 13 U.S. troops in Kuwait
Kuwait (Reuters), March 23: A grenade attack wounded 13 American soldiers in a command tent in Kuwait early on Sunday, the U.S. military said, and broadcast reports said another U.S. soldier was being questioned about the incident. U.S. Central Command, which is running the war on Iraq, said in a...
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All party meet to discuss Iraq fails to agree on joint resolution
New Delhi, (PTI), March 22: An all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee here today to discuss the Iraq crisis failed to agree on a joint resolution even as the Government rejected the Opposition charge that it was hesitating to directly condemn the US for the military act...
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The Yangon visit
Editorial: The just-concluded official visit of Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia to Myanmar has opened new opportunities to further expand areas of cooperation between the two countries. The signing of three MoUs on building a Friendship Road; on Account Trade and establishment of Joint Trade Comm...
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War threatens humanity: Pope
Pope John Paul, in his first public comment on the outbreak of hostilities in Iraq, said on Saturday the war threatened the whole of humanity, and that weapons could never solve mankind's problems. "When war, like the one now in Iraq, threatens the fate of humanity, it is even more urgent for us to...
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Myanma Gems Emporium fetches over US$ 18.2m
Yangon,March 21: - Gem merchants bought 51 jade lots for US$ 3,059,638 through competitive bidding yesterday evening at 40th Myanma Gems Emporium. Altogether 78 jade lots were sold for US$ 5,915,120 yesterday. Gem merchants bought 446 jade lots for US$ 14,227,093 up to 20 March. Altogether 24 ge...
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U.N. investigator interviews political prisoners in Myanmar
Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), March 23: A United Nations (news - web sites) investigator who is assessing the human rights situation in Myanmar interviewed political prisoners in Yangon's main Insein prison on Saturday, U.N. officials said. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, declined t...
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Sri Lanka negotiators leave Japan with little progress
Tokyo, (AFP), March 22: The last of the Sri Lankan peace negotiators were leaving Japan after four-days of talks, hoping that Tokyo would drum up millions of dollars in foreign aid for reconstruction, diplomats said. The Sri Lankan government delegation left Friday, shortly after the talks ended...
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No request for Lankan base
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island - March 23: Contrary to expectations, a US request to use Sri Lankan facilities to refuel warships and aircraft and to secure related facilities in the event of an attack on Iraq, was not made, a ministerial source told the Sunday Island. US Ambassador Ashley Wil...
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