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Jaswant-Powell talks focus on
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USA anxious to see Indo-Pak dialogue

New Delhi, January 17
The list of 20 terrorists and criminals India gave to Pakistan 18 days ago was the focus of one-on-one discussions the visiting US Secretary of State Colin Powell had with his Indian counterpart Jaswant Singh.

Indian Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh gestures while meeting US Secretary of State Colin Powell at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Thursday. — Reuters photo


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Border Security Force men rehearse for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Thursday. — Reuters

Club Missiles can be N-tipped
New Delhi, January 17
Though it is not known whether the Indian Navy has already been armed with nuclear weapons, this smallest of the three services can be equipped with nukes at a short notice.


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2 civilians die in Jammu blast
Jammu, January 17
Two civilians were killed and eight others were wounded in an IED blast that rocked the busy Kanak Mandi here this evening. According to the police, 10 persons were wounded when the IED, planted in a drain, exploded. One of them died while being taken to hospital. 

12 Pak UAVs moved out of Mianwali
Jammu, January 17
Pakistan has moved 12 of its 24 Chinese-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) out of the Mianwali airbase in Sialkot to an undisclosed destination to avoid detection by spy satellites and instead ferried in F-7 planes loaded with airborne warning and control systems (AWACS) during the past 72 hours.

Pak troops reduce firing along LoC
Jammu, January 17
Firing and shelling by Pakistani troops have considerably reduced along the Line of Control and international border in Jammu and Kashmir in the past two days, defence sources said here today.

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Jammu-Srinagar road reopened
Heavy snowfall in Kashmir valley

Srinagar, January 17
Heavy snowfall continued in many parts of Kashmir valley triggering avalanches even as one-way traffic was restored on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, which remained closed for the past two days, official sources said today.

’84 riots: Tytler ‘led’ mob
New Delhi, January 17
Senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler had led a mob that killed two Sikhs at a gurdwara in the walled city and also burnt the shrine during the 1984 riots, an eyewitness told the Justice Nanavati Commission today.

BJP drops 41 sitting MLAs
Releases lists for UP, Uttaranchal
New Delhi, January 17
In an all-out effort to retain power in the biggest state, the BJP today released the list of candidates for Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal dropping 41 sitting MLAs, including three of its own ministers.

Cong manifesto woos farmers
Promises 24-hour power to villages
New Delhi, January 17
The rural population and farmers are the main focus of the Congress poll manifesto in Punjab with the party also promising some sops for the urbanites. The manifesto, which has been submitted to the Congress high-command for final approval, will be released in the next few days.


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