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  • Pope John Paul II dead
    VATICAN CITY, APRIL 2. Pope John Paul II died in his apartments in the Vatican at 9.37 p.m. local time tonight. As the lights in his apartments were switched off, a strange hush fell over the thousands of people gathered in Saint Peter's Square ...

    World leaders pay tribute
    WASHINGTON, APRIL 2. THEU.S. President, George W. Bush, said on Saturday that with the death of Pope John Paul II ``the world has lost a champion of human freedom.'' In London, the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, said the world had lost a ...

    Foolproof security for bus passengers: Centre
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 2. As the countdown for the proposed Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus has begun, security and intelligence agencies have started reviewing the security measures being taken to provide a safe journey to passengers. The historic bus ...

    Ready to discuss all issues: PM
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 2. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, tonight said that India favoured a "freer flow" of ideas and people with Pakistan. He was speaking to reporters at the airport after returning from "very successful" visit to Mauritius. ...

    Nitish Kumar woos Paswan
    PATNA, APRIL 2. The senior Janata Dal (United) leader, Nitish Kumar, today began a fresh exercise to form a minority government in Bihar. He sought the support of six political parties and 17 independents. This effort comes almost a month after ...

    Indians pull off an easy victory
    KOCHI, APRIL 2. Sourav Ganguly began his trudge back to the pavilion looking dazed. Usually the one to know where his stumps are, the southpaw had moved far too across to play Naved-ul-Hasan down the leg-side only to see his leg-stick ...

    Indifferent batting form still a cause for concern
    Viv Richards, the former West Indies captain, maintained that his batting form could be gauged by the manner in which he caught in the slips. Sourav Ganguly found out that the reverse holds true as a couple of fierce square cuts went whizzing ...

    Basu to step down as CPI(M) Polit Bureau member
    KOLKATA, APRIL 2. The veteran CPI(M) leader and former West Bengal Chief Minister, Jyoti Basu, will seek the party's approval for relinquishing his post as Polit Bureau member due to failing health. The 91-year-old Marxist leader, among the ...

    In custody
    IMPHAL, APRIL 2.A U.S. national, Daniel Herbert Peger, has been sent to judicial custody for entering Manipur without valid documents, official sources said today. — ...

    Quakes hit Sumatra
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 2.A series of moderate intensity quakes were experienced since late last night in the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the Indian Meteorological Department said here today. The island was rocked by a massive quake on Monday. — ...

    Memorials planned
    CHANDIGARH, APRIL 2.The Haryana Government today decided to build memorials for the Agriculture Minister, Surender Singh and the Power Minister, Om Prakash Jindal, killed in a helicopter crash on Thursday. — ...

    Actress to be questioned
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 2.The CBI will question Bollywood actress Nagma in the gutkha case. Her name allegedly figured in the confessional statement of an accused. The agency has claimed that it had evidence linking underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to the ...

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