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Two killed in Bihar bandh violence
Ex-ministers injured; rail & road traffic paralysed
PATNA, March 5 — A Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) worker was killed in police firing and several former RJD ministers were injured in a lathi charge during the 12-hour statewide bandh in Bihar today which brought life in Bihar to a standstill and disrupted rail and road traffic.

Nitish inducts 3 ministers
PATNA, March 5 — Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today inducted three ministers from his coalition partners, including the JMM (S), and appeared to hold out the carrot of speakership to the Congress amidst reports of a possibility of a split in it ahead of the trust vote likely on March 10.

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Volte-face by Laloo on Jharkhand
PATNA, March 5 — In an apparent bid to woo pro-Jharkhand legislators, RJD President Laloo Prasad Yadav today took a U-turn on the Vananchal issue promising that his party would not oppose creation of a separate state out of Bihar.

Policemen arrest RJD chief Laloo Prasad Yadav as he leads party workers and MLAs during the Bihar bandh in Patna on Sunday. — PTI

‘Minimum N-deterrent must’
KAIGA (Karnataka), March 5 — Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today reiterated India’s commitment to a time-bound and comprehensive global disarmament but asserted that this would be guided by “strategic autonomy and the need to maintain a credible minimum nuclear deterrent”.
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Militants kill 6 jawans in camp
SRINAGAR, March 5 — At least six Army jawans were killed and nearly a dozen others injured when militants attacked their camp in the Ganderbal area early this morning, police sources here said.

Pakistan against arms race with India: Musharraf
ISLAMABAD, March 5 — Pakistan’s military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf today said Islamabad did not want to indulge in arms race with India but “our deterrence will remain as always.”

Clinton may stop over in Pak
WASHINGTON, March 5 — US President Bill Clinton may stop over in Islamabad for “a few hours” on his return journey from Mumbai, according to sources.

Israel approves Lebanon pullout
JERUSALEM, March 5 — Israel’s Cabinet decided unanimously today to pull Israeli troops out of Lebanon by July and signalled a withdrawal could take place even without a peace deal with powerbroker Syria.

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Prohibition in holy cities
Punjab to have excise police
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — The new Punjab excise policy, approved by the Council of Ministers here tonight, introduces prohibition in the religious cities and towns of the state....
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