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U.S. troops advance towards Iraqi border
IN THE KUWAITI DESERT, MARCH 19. Long columns of U.S. troops, armoured vehicles and trucks advanced through swirling sand towards the Iraqi border today, positioning themselves to invade on short notice. With just hours left before the United ...
Psychological warfare on
MANAMA, MARCH 19.The U.S. has begun psychological operations aimed at sapping the will of the Iraqi troops. A U.S. warship has been broadcasting messages on the procedure that Iraqi soldiers, seeking to surrender, should follow. For instance, ...
Bahrain's offer to Saddam
MANAMA, MARCH 19. Bahrain, a United States ally, today offered sanctuary to the Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein, in a last-ditch bid to avert a war, Bahrain's official BNA news agency reported. King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa made the offer at ...
17 Iraqi soldiers surrender
WASHINGTON, MARCH 19.Even before the first shots have been fired the media here is reporting that at least 17 Iraqi soldiers have surrendered along the de-militarised zone, with at least one television network saying that the Pentagon has ...
First AI flight leaves for Kuwait
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, MARCH 19. With hours left for the expiry of the U.S. ultimatum to Iraq, Air India is rushing four flights to Kuwait to bring home over 1,000 Indians. One plane left for Kuwait City this evening. "Over 1,250 Indians have ...
PMO official offered to help underworld: Bhujbal
MUMBAI, MARCH 19.The Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Chhagan Bhujbal, today stunned the Assembly by saying that someone from the Prime Minister's Office had reportedly offered his services to the underworld to get certain officers of the ...
Hurriyat meet postponed
SRINAGAR, MARCH 19. The All-Party Hurriyat Conference's executive committee meeting, which was expected to take a decision on holding talks with the Centre's new interlocutor on Kashmir, N.N. Vohra, today has been postponed. A spokesperson said ...
Carbide suit dismissed
NEW YORK, MARCH 19. A civil suit filed on behalf of the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy, which killed thousands in 1984, has been dismissed by a federal district Judge here. It was not known if the plaintiff would file an appeal. The suit was ...
`Oil will be delivered'
BERLIN, MARCH 19. Saudi Arabia would keep delivering oil ``whatever happens'' during a war in Iraq, the country's Oil Minister, Ali Naimi, said in an interview published today. ``A war is looming and that obviously has consequences for the ...
Latif replaces Waqar
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 19. The Pakistan skipper, Waqar Younis, was today sacked and replaced by the wicketkeeper, Rashid Latif, while former skipper, Javed Miandad, has been brought back for his third stint as coach. PTI ...
Lapang wins vote
SHILLONG, MARCH 19.The Congress-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance Government, headed by D.D. Lapang, today won the vote of confidence in the House on the opening day of the Budget session by voice vote.
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