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Saturday

Cairo: Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refuses to bow to mounting pressure to quit but sacked his Cabinet which later resigned, as death toll rose to 48 in nationwide demonstrations and clashes with police which enters the fifth day.

Washington: After being duped by a California-based "sham" university, scores of Indian students in the US are now enduring the ignominy of being forced to wear radio collars around their ankles so that authorities can keep track of their movements.

Sunday

Dubai: Qatar-based Al Jazeera channel, which has given nearly round-the-clock coverage to the uprising against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, is shut down in Egypt.

Washington: US President Barack Obama has vowed to build a "true global, strategic partnership" with India and stressed on advancing bilateral economic ties and making progress on nuclear security efforts, as he dropped in during key talks between National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon and his counterpart Tom Donilon.

Monday

Peshawar: Six people, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police, are killed and 19 others injured when two police vehicles are targeted by a suicide bomber and a roadside bomb in this northwestern Pakistani city.

Cairo: Embattled President Hosni Mubarak sacks his interior minister in a revamped cabinet and appoints a new intelligence chief to mollify opposition groups which called for a million people to take to Cairo's streets tomorrow to demand his ouster.

Tuesday

Cairo: Facing massive public protests seeking his ouster, embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he does not intend to run for another term after three decades in power but refused to bow out immediately.

Washington: Harnessing the potential of internet, an Indian American family has embarked on an ambitious project of connecting classrooms across the world to bring in virtual real time interaction among school students.

Wednesday

Cairo: Violent clashes break out between pro-and anti-Hosni Mubarak demonstrators and a soldier died in Egypt as Army fired warning shots, a day after a defiant President says he would not seek another term in September but  would neither quit immediately.

Boston: An Indian-American doctor has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by a US court for committing health care fraud with his wife and has been ordered to forfeit over $43 million in cash and property gained through the fraud.

Thursday

Lahore: A bomb goes off at a Sufi shrine in  the old quarters of this eastern Pakistani city killing two persons and injuring 27 more, an official spokesman said.

Cairo: Egypt's new Vice President Omar Suleiman offers more concessions and Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq apologises for yesterday's violence to calm the popular uprising ahead of tomorrow's deadline set for the embattled President Hosni Mubarak to quit.

Friday

Islamabad: The ruling Pakistan People's Party authorises Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to dissolve his jumbo cabinet and form a smaller council of ministers amid demands for political reforms from the opposition and international donors.

Islamabad: A US Congressional delegation protests the "continued illegal detention" of an American diplomat in Pakistan during a meeting with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who said the matter would be decided by the court.

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First Published: Sat, February 05 2011. 13:53 IST
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