Enough evidence to damn Pak: Vajpayee
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee,
today said that India had enough damning evidence to establish
Pakistan's involvement in the recent hijacking of an Indian
'Masood can come to Pak.'
Masood Azhar, a Harkat-ul-Mujahideen cleric
who regularly propagated global ``jehad'', can return home if his
Pakistani identity is established, a Pakistan military spokesman
has said. Azhar was released on Friday along with two other
militants for the freedom of the hostages aboard a hijacked
Indian Airlines plane.
Hijackers in Pak. military base?
After remaining in Afghanistan for nearly four
days after the hijack drama, the five hijackers and the three
extremists released by India may have moved to a Pakistani
military facility in Zhob.
Gujarat ban on staff joining RSS goes
The BJP Government in Gujarat has amended
the Gujarat Civil Servants Conduct Rules, lifting the ban on
participation by Government employees in the activities of the
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
LCA test flight by January end
The much awaited indigenously built light combat
aircraft (LCA) would be finally test flown by the end of this
month, according to Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Principal
Scientific Adviser to the Government. He was giving a lecture as
part of the 87th session of the Indian Science Congress here.
Nine Chinese-made 107-mm sophisticated rockets
have been recovered from near the Mam stadium in Jammu city,
where the State-level Republic Day function is held every year.
Cold wave in north
The northern region smarted under intense cold
conditions today and dense fog for the third consecutive day
affected train services and flight schedule.
Yashwant Sinha to start pre-budget meetings today
It is budget time again in the Union Finance
Ministry with the D-day of February 29 fast approaching. The
Finance Minister, Mr. Yashwant Sinha, today started the formal
process of budget making by holding a meeting with the Deputy
Chairman of the Planning Commission, Mr. K.C. Pant, on the
quantum of gross budgetary support to be provided to various
Departments and State Annual Plans.
PM's call a diversionary tactic, says Opposition
Political parties today termed as a
``diversionary tactic'' the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari
Vajpayee's statement that major powers should declare Pakistan a
terrorist state. A widespread view was that it was an attempt to
divert attention from the Government's ``bungling'' of the hijack
'India should learn a lesson'
India should learn a ``lesson'' from the
hijacking of the Indian Airlines aircraft, ``Commander'' Naseer
Ahmed Mujahid of Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda outfit, claimed in a