India must trust me, says Gen. Musharraf
General Pervez Musharraf, Chief Executive of
Pakistan's military-led Government, has said that India's
attitude of questioning the legitimacy of his regime and its
consequent reticence to engage him diplomatically, is not in the
interest of progress in bilateral relations.
Jaswant-Talbott talks to focus on terrorism
Even as efforts to hammer out an Indo-U.S.
nuclear accommodation reach a crucial stage, Pakistan and its
support for international terrorism are looming large over the
tenth round of the dialogue between the External Affairs
Minister, Mr. Jaswant Singh, and the U.S. Deputy Secretary of
State, Mr. Storbe Talbott, in London this week.
Karmapa can stay on: Fernandes
The Defence Minister, Mr. George Fernandes,
today became the first member of the Vajpayee Government to
express a view on the question of the future of the 17th Karmapa,
Ugyen Trinley Dorje, in India.
Central team 'quizzes' Karmapa
With uncertainty still surrounding
the ``status'' of the 17th Karmapa, Ugyen Trinley Dorje, a high-
level Central team consisting of members of the Intelligence
Bureau, Research and Analysis Wing(RAW) and the Ministry of Home,
quizzed the Karmapa, his 24-year old sister and five other
associates on Saturday on their arduous journey into India.
Russia names India, China as allies
Russia has updated its military and security
doctrines, naming India and China among its ``allies and
strategic partners'' and pointing to the West as the source of
potential military threats.
India asks Pak. to extradite hijackers
India on Saturday asserted that the five
hijackers of the Indian Airlines plane were in Pakistan and asked
Islamabad to extradite them to this country to stand trial.
BJP, JD(U), Samata talks today
In a bid to defuse the tension over seat
adjustments in Bihar, the BJP president, Mr. Kushabhau Thakre,
has invited top leaders of the Samata Party and the Janata Dal(U)
tomorrow for talks on the issue.
Singapore PM coming today
The Singapore Prime Minister, Mr. Goh Chok
Tong, will begin a six-day State visit to India tomorrow with a
diplomatic agenda suited to ``make friends'' with the present
coalition Government in New Delhi as he himself has indicated.
U.S. Embassy announces reward
In an apparent sign of frustration at the
lack of progress in the investigation into the November 12, 1999,
serial rocket attacks on United States and United Nations
installations in Islamabad, the American Embassy here announced a
``substantial monetary reward'' for information about the
Blast damages power tower
The Uri-Wagoora power transmission line at
Kutipora in Budgam was damaged in a blast which disrupted the
power supply in Kashmir Valley.
Indian diplomat beaten up
An Indian High Commission staff member, Mr.
P. Moses, was badly beaten up by Pakistani intelligence
operatives after he left his Islamabad home late this afternoon
to go to church.