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not backing terror: Holbrooke Islamabad, April 25
Pakistan should focus on
militancy within its borders instead of worrying about India’s
presence in Afghanistan as there is no evidence to suggest that
New Delhi is backing the extremists, US Special Envoy Richard
Holbrooke has said. “Pakistan does not have to worry about
India in Afghanistan. They need to worry about the miscreants in
western Pakistan,” Holbrooke said in an interview with Geo
News channel at the US State Department in Washington.
for stronger ties with Pak Special US envoy
for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke has reiterated
the US commitment that Pakistan and America are true friends and
there is no tension between the two countries.
Pakistani infiltrator arrested
Captured militant Moieen Ullah being produced before the media by the Army in Srinagar on Saturday.
(Right) The arms that were recovered following a tip-off by Ullah. Tribune photos
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space for wheat in mandis Labour shortage slows down
loading Bathinda, April 25
Wheat stocks have started
overflowing on the streets around grain markets of the Malwa belt
because of glut caused due to the slow pace of lifting due to shortage
of labour. The sprawling grain market here was choked with bags full of
wheat awaiting carriage by procurement agencies. The farmers reaching
here from rural areas with their produce were facing difficulty in
finding space to offload the grain.
talks only after polls, says Rahul
Kolkata, April 25
Congress general secretary Rahul
Gandhi said today that he was not ready to be prime minister yet and
added that the issue of post-poll alliances would be decided by
“senior leaders” of his party after the Lok Sabha elections. “I
would refuse (the prime minister’s post)...for two reasons. One is
that I am now working on the organisation of the Congress. It is
important that a pro-poor youth Congress organisation is developed,”
Rahul Gandhi told mediapersons.
as PM: Chorus grows stronger in BJP Vadodara/Bangalore, April
More support today poured in from
within the BJP for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the party’s
prime ministerial candidate with senior leaders Arun Jaitley and M.
Venkaiah Naidu saying they will be happy to see him in the top post.
However, both Jaitley and Naidu made it clear that Advani is the
party’s prime ministerial candidate for the current Lok Sabha poll.
Front will miss majority, says Pawar
New Delhi, April 25
NCP leader Sharad Pawar today
expressed doubts about CPM general secretary Prakash Karat’s
assessment that Third Front would have good numbers and the Congress may
have to provide outside support to it in forming the next government. He
maintained that the Third Front would not have “sufficient” numbers
to form the government.
India Votes In lions’
den, a polling booth for a solitary voter While politicians and
officials derive their importance from the office they hold in a country
with its repulsively strong VIP culture, 59 year-old Bapu Bharat Das
certainly qualifies to be an EP (exclusive person) if not a VIP. He is
India’s only voter with a polling booth all to himself. Since Bapu has
been a conscientious voter, this booth has been recording cent percent
polling for the last decade.
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Chandigarh, India, 160030
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Copyright : The Tribune Trust, 2006.