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2006-02-18 01:58:27

By Aamir Ashraf ZERO POINT, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan and India resumed a train service across the Thar desert on Saturday, 40 years after it was suspended following the second of the three wars between the two South Asian rivals. Sitting on camels, paramilitary troops patrolled the desert as the train carrying around 250 passengers arrived at Pakistan's southern border village of Khokhropar for its onward journey to Munabao in India's Rajasthan state. Many passengers burst into...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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