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Hurriyat threatens to pull out of talks
Srinagar, February 25
  Abbas Ansari  In a significant development, the Abbas-led Hurriyat Conference today threatened to pull out of the talks with the Centre in case the “ongoing human rights violations” in Kashmir were not stopped within a month. Addressing mediapersons here, the APHC chairman, Moulvi Abbas Ansari, alleged that there was no improvement on the human rights front despite assurances from the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr L.K. Advani.
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Sonia kicks off Haryana roadshow
Faridabad, February 25
The much publicised two-day tour of the state by the Congress President, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, began here this morning. The tour marks the beginning of the election campaign of the Congress in Haryana for the Lok Sabha poll.
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India for peace with Pak, says PM
New Delhi, February 25
With the eye on minority votes, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee said today that India wanted to live in peace with Pakistan and appealed to the Muslim community to get out of the “fear psychosis” and “vote bank politics”.
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Congress President Sonia Gandhi at Palwal on the first day of her two-day ‘roadshow’ in Haryana on Wednesday and (right) Muslims listen to a speech by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on Wednesday. Congress President Sonia Gandhi at Palwal on the first day of her two-day ‘roadshow’ in Haryana on Wednesday and (right) Muslims listen to a speech by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on Wednesday. — PTI & Reuters photos


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PTU Vice-Chancellor submits resignation?
Chandigarh, February 25
 Prof Y.S. Rajan The Punjab Technical University Vice-Chancellor, Prof Y.S. Rajan, is believed to have submitted his resignation and requested to be relieved by February 27. The government is likely to forward the VC’s request to the Governor, Justice O P Verma, who is also the PTU Chancellor.

CBI indicts Gujarat police in Bilkis case
New Delhi, February 25
The CBI has indicted the Gujarat police for shoddy investigation in the Bilkis gang-rape case and murder of her several relatives and family members during post-Godhra riots and closing the probe, in its report placed before the Supreme Court.

Sexual harassment case: Nalco CMD turns in
Mumbai, February 25
C. VenkatramanaC. Venkatramana, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Nalco, today surrendered before the Mumbai police in a case in which he was accused of sexually harassing a subordinate, the police said.

UK charities scam linked to Sangh Parivar
Washington, February 25
A report to be released in the House of Lords in London today provides alarming evidence linking UK-based charities to Sangh Parivar groups in India.
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Indian, US pilots share experiences
Gwalior, February 25
The United States could share its experience in high altitude precision bombing with India, a senior US Air Force officer indicated here today. “The two countries are likely to project the subject of sharing experiences in the high altitude precision bombing to be included in the next series of combat exercise,” Col J.A. Hill, Air Attache, US Embassy in India, told a group of visiting newspersons here.

Arif joins BJP
February 25, 2004
Blast in space centre kills 6
February 24, 2004
PM launches insurance scheme from Lucknow
February 23, 2004
Pak tour from March 10
February 22, 2004
2 pc additional DA for Central staff
February 21, 2004
30 hurt as blast rocks Amritsar Dist Courts
February 20, 2004
Indo-Pak roadmap for peace
February 19, 2004
EC not to let ball hit ballot
February 18, 2004
Indo-Pak talks begin
February 17, 2004
Kanwaljit SAD choice for Patiala
February 16, 2004

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