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Former president of Pakistan has been granted bail after spending seven months under house arrest, prison officials have confirmed

Nehru dynasty wilts in heat of general election

INDIA'S THIRD general election in three years comes to an early climax tomorrow, when voters in the baking hot and impossibly remote Bellary constituency decide between Sonia Gandhi, Italian-born president of the Congress party, and the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) most effervescent female politician, Sushma Swaraj.

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Cricket: Tendulkar now ready as captain

SACHIN TENDULKAR claims he has been pressed into taking over as India's Test captain, a job he had not previously been mentally prepared for.

Benazir Bhutto to stay in exile

THE SELF-IMPOSED exile of the Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto in Dubai shows no sign of ending.

Pakistan silences media 'enemy'

LONG-SIMMERING FEARS that Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, was preparing to silence his chief remaining adversary, the print media, received ugly confirmation yesterday when it was learned that the country's most courageous editor had been arrested.

Convicted Bhutto `is now exiled'

THE LONG-RUNNING grudge match between the Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, and the former prime minister Benazir Bhutto entered a new and perhaps terminal phase this week when the latter boarded an aircraft in London but got off not in Pakistan but in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

Outlook: Power giant needs a spark of strategy

EVER SINCE privatisation, National Power has been the lumbering giant of the electricity industry, regularly outsmarted and outmanoeuvred by its smaller and nimbler rival, PowerGen. When it lurches into action, however, it pays to get out of the way. Keith Henry, until yesterday its chief executive, failed to jump quickly enough and was duly crushed under its weight.

What's old, shiny and round and refuses to die?

The 45rpm single of course, says Tim Healey, a record label chief who has discovered that the 50-year-old format is still the best for new bands

Week in the life: Tea and cake while waiting for the judge; Benazir Bhutto

BENAZIR BHUTTO, the former prime minister of Pakistan, is clearly unsure about the leopards. The skin of one animal lies on her black- tiled floor. The other, stuffed and snarling, rears up next to it in alarming fashion.

Sharif fights to strangle free speech

NIGHT AFTER night on the streets of Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi, men armed with sticks and iron bars fight for the freedom of Pakistan's press.

Bomb aimed at Pakistani PM kills four

NAWAZ SHARIF, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, narrowly escaped assassination yesterday when a bomb exploded under a bridge shortly before he was due to cross it, killing four people.

Nat Power in pounds 2bn Drax sale

BRITAIN'S BIGGEST power station was put on sale yesterday with a pounds 2bn price tag as part of a deal to allow National Power to buy an electricity supply business.

Pakistan army chief quits

THE POLITICAL landscape in Pakistan was plunged into confusion last night when the army chief, General Jehangir Karamat, resigned.

Coup fever grips Pakistan

PAKISTAN LURCHED a step nearer the abyss yesterday when 12 people, according to one report, were killed in Karachi during a general strike in the city. It was called by one of the numerous feuding political terror gangs, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement.

Frontline Rawalpindi, Pakistan: The woman fighting crime and prejudice

FROM HER desk, senior house officer Begum Shamshad Ashraf looks out on to a battlefield. Her office itself is the same as a police officer's room anywhere, with its framed photographs, miniature flags and a thick belt curled up on a side table.
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