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Road map for Peace

The US State Department April 30, 2003 released the text of the "roadmap" to a permanent solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The roadmap specifies the steps for the two parties to take to reach a settlement, and a timeline for doing so, under the auspices of the Quartet ? the United States, the European Union, the United Nations, and Russia.

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Updated on Jun 26, 2003 07:30 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com

Indian Railways: The Lifeline In Limbo

150 years after it first chugged on course of a glorious ongoing journey, Indian Railways bears a rather dual distinction today. It is the second largest rail network under one management but with largest number of accidents the world over. From a 'Puffing Dragon' to 'Electrical Giant on rail' and then a lifeline to the country, Indian Railways has come a long way but its infrastructure and the system has not.

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Updated on Jun 21, 2003 06:30 PM IST
PTI | ByNadeem Ahmed (HindustanTimes.com), New Delhi

Rail mishaps: Reasons & remedies

A range of factors like human error, antiquated communication and safety equipment, signalling system, ageing bridges and tracks, increase in traffic have led to rail accidents in India over the years.

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Updated on Jun 25, 2003 01:17 PM IST
PTI | ByNadeem (HindustanTimes.com), New Delhi

Railways: The Best of Web

There are a number of web sites on Railways which are frequently visited by train buffs across the world. Following is the collection of some of such sites in Indian context.

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Updated on Jun 21, 2003 03:09 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Indian Railways: Key Facts

Indian Railways which carries over 11 million passengers & one million tonnes of freight everyday has over 62,000 kms of track.

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Updated on Jun 21, 2003 03:14 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Compensation rules for accident victims

In case of a train accident, the victims are entitled to compensation according to the gravity of the injury. In the case of death, the victim's family can claim Rs 4 lakh from the Railway Claims Tribunal, a quasi-judicial body.

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Updated on Jun 21, 2003 02:55 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Railways raring to go accident-free

Having resolved to finally remove the stigma of being world's most accident-prone railway network, Indian Railways is pinning its hopes on 'Accident Collision Device' and 'Railways Vision 2050' projects.

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Updated on Jun 25, 2003 01:17 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Rail mishaps in India - A chronology

Indian Railways remains prone to 'man-made' disasters despite a series of announcements made and steps taken to check the trend.

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Updated on Jul 02, 2003 07:18 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

India's worst air disaster

It has gone down as the worst chapter in the history of civil aviation in India. On 12th November, 1996, a Saudi B747 collided with a Kazakh IL76 about 40 miles west of New Delhi killing all the 365 people on board the two aircraft.

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Updated on Jun 20, 2003 04:19 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com

1993 Peace accord

The agreement, signed during China visit of Indian PM PV Narasimha Rao in September 1993, was clearly focused on evolving a framework of CBMs between India and China. Several other pacts were also signed during his visit.

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Updated on Jun 20, 2003 12:05 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com

'Panchsheel' Principles

This historic agreement, signed on 29 April 1954, was conceptualised to be the basis of a very friendly relations between India and China. But it became null and void later in the wake of 1962 Sino-Indian war.

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Published on Jun 18, 2003 03:36 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com

The Universe at her feet

"Since being crowned this past September, I have received so much love from people all over Latin America. I not only represent my home country of Panama, but I have a chance to represent my Hispanic heritage and get the chance to empower my young Latin sisters." - Justine Pasek

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Updated on Jun 16, 2003 08:06 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Indian particiapnts at Miss Universe

It was only fair that with a perfect blend of beauty and brains, Indians went on to conquer the Universe not once but twice - Sushmita Sen in 1994 and Lara Dutta in 2000. Will Nikita Anand be third time lucky? Keep watching this space.

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Published on Jun 16, 2003 12:17 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

An incredible journey

India at Miss Universe. Well, it has been an incredible journey, not least for Sushmita Sen who heralded the arrival of the Indian beauty on world stage by grabbing the prestigious crown in 1994. In an exclusive for HindustanTimes.com, she talks about what it means to conquer the Universe. "Winning a beauty contest has more to do with responsibility than glamour", says Sushmita.

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Updated on Jun 16, 2003 12:24 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Naxal outfits enjoy political support: CP Thakur

MCC enjoys the support of Laloo Prasad Yadav, says CP Thakur.

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Updated on Dec 15, 2005 02:53 AM IST
PTI | BySanjay Kumar (HindustanTimes.com), New Delhi

An incredible journey

Indrani Rahman, a married Muslim mother of one, was elected by the country's press to represent India at Miss Universe pageant when it was first held in 1952 in Long Beach, California. There was no Indian participation after that till 1964 when Meher Castelino Mistri, winner of a revamped Miss India Contest, returned to Miami Beach, Florida. Meet the incredible women who put India firmly on the world beauty map.

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Published on Jun 02, 2003 09:56 AM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Third time lucky?

19-year-old Delhiite Nikita Anand is fond of travelling and meeting peole. A student of fashion designing, Nikita is currently enjoying her status as the most beautiful girl in the country. But make no mistake - there's a very serious head upon her pretty shoulders. Staying firm to one's roots is the real challenge in life, she feels. According to her: "Strong family ties are one of our biggest strengths."

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Published on Jun 02, 2003 09:56 AM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

What you always wanted to know about Miss Universe

Some interesting facts and figures about the biggest beauty pageant in the world.

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Updated on Jun 16, 2003 08:12 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Pakistan?s broken promises

Pakistan has relentlessly pursued its agenda of intrigues and maintaining pressure on the Kashmir issue since 1947 with two main objectives: To extend its frontiers and divert the attention of its masses from developmental issues by keeping the tension alive. The first and immediate breach of promise was the violation of the Stand-still Agreeement. It came within a few weeks of Pakistan?s birth...

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Updated on Jul 24, 2003 06:25 PM IST
PTI | ByVijaya Sharma (HindustanTimes.com)

Indo-Pak war 1971

The decisive win for Indian forces in the 1971 resulted in the disemberment of Pakistan and liberation of Bangladesh and with over 90,000 Pakistani soldiers as prisoners and occupying one-third of Pakistani territory India was in the most advantageous position to settle the outstanding issue of Kashmir once and for all. But, as history would suggest India frettered away the advantage.

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Updated on Jul 24, 2003 06:23 PM IST
PTI | ByPrakash Pillai HindustanTimes.com

The Kargil war- 1999

Unnerved by the defeats of 1971 war, the Pakistan army initiated operation Topac, by pushing terrorists into J&K and striking at civilian and military targets from the earliy 1990s. With almost a decade of terrorism failing to make an impact and the terrorists running out of steam against the Indian Army and para-military, Pakistan army chalked out another plan in its endeavour to annex...

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Updated on Jul 24, 2003 06:24 PM IST
PTI | ByPrakash Pillai (HindustanTimes.com)

Who is to be blamed?

India considers that the Instrument of Accession signed by the Maharaja of J&K, could not be conditional as mere acceptance by the Governor General was complete and final as per provisions. Pakistan alleges that India had manipulated the Instrument of Accession and that the people of Jammu and Kashmir wanted to join Pakistan at the time of partition.

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Updated on Jul 24, 2003 06:22 PM IST
PTI | ByPrakash Pillai (HindustanTimes.com)

2002 air crashes toll lowest since '47

Fewer than 1,400 people died in air accidents worldwide in 2002, the lowest number of deaths since 1947, according to the Aircraft Crashes Records Office in Geneva.

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Published on May 22, 2003 02:02 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, Geneva

'Human error bane of IAF'

A recent study by two Indian Air Force officers has revealed that more than half the accidents involving IAF jets are caused by human error.

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Updated on Jun 20, 2003 04:21 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, Chandigarh

Naxalism: The 'war' against anti-peasant forces

Carrying on a bloody legacy of Marx-Le Mao-inspired 'protracted people's war', Naxalites have cultivated links with Nepali Maoists, LTTE and even the ISI. They are also part of CCOMPOSA, first global coalition of Red terror.

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Updated on Jun 04, 2003 12:46 PM IST
PTI | ByNadeem Ahmed (HindustanTimes.com)

What Ails Indian Aviation System?

Every crash leads to a lot of hue and cry, high-pitched blame game, a high-profile probe, search for scapegoats, new recommendations and then a set of govt pledges to stem the rot. But...

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Updated on May 22, 2003 05:29 PM IST
PTI | ByNadeem (HindustanTimes.com), New Delhi

Alliance Air's troubles: Planes, pilots...

It is more than six-years-old but still dubbed as 'fledgling' airline by many and 'faulty' by many others. Be it the planes or pilots, teething problems keep haunting the Alliance Air, the subsidiary of Indian Airlines.

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Published on May 21, 2003 04:55 PM IST
PTI | ByNadeem (HindustanTimes.com)

VVIPs who flew to death

Death of Lok Sabha Speaker GMC Balayogi and senior Cong leader Madhavrao Scindia in plane crashes reinvigorated the age-old debate on air safety in India.

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Published on May 21, 2003 04:53 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com

Indian Airports Look Up

Our airports are yet to fully match the international standards but fortunately a sense of urgency and determination to do so is now much evident in Govt actions and plans.

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Published on May 21, 2003 04:51 PM IST
PTI | ByNadeem (HindustanTimes.com)

The Compensation Rules

Air passengers are entitled to compensation in a wide range of situations, including crashes, denied boarding, relocation of assets under aerodrome rules.

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Published on May 21, 2003 04:40 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com
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