Proxy war in J&K will be defeated: Advani
The Vajpayee government has decided to embark
on an `offensive strategy' to meet the challenge of terrorism in
Jammu and Kashmir. This was decided after a high-level review,
presided over by the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, of
the security situation in the state.
Indian High Commission staffer freed after strong protest
Mr. P. Moses, the Indian High Commission
official abducted in Islamabad yesterday, was released in the
early hours of Monday by Pakistani authorities after a strong
protest was lodged by the High Commission with the Foreign
Despicable acts, says New Delhi
India today lodged a strong protest with
Pakistan on the intimidation and abduction of Mr. P. Moses, a
staff member of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad and
condemned the ``despicable acts of the Pakistani authorities'' as
beyond the realm of civilised behaviour.
'Musharraf remarks not encouraging'
India today said that it was not
``encouraged'' by the remarks of the Pakistani military ruler,
Gen. Pervez Musharraf about resuming the stalled dialogue with
First phase of Assembly polls notified
The notification for the first of the three-
phase elections scheduled in February for four State Assemblies
and byelections in 11 States was issued today.
China's support to Pak. regime
China today offered the much-needed backing to
Pakistan's military government declaring that it would continue
to foster its ``comprehensive partnership'' with Islamabad,
irrespective of changes taking place internationally or
U.S. likely to press Pak. on terrorism
The Clinton Administration is sending two
senior officials this week to Islamabad to assess the broad
political direction of the three month-old regime of Gen. Pervez
Musharraf and its readiness to crack down on terrorist groups
operating inside Pakistan.
U.S. Senator for separate ties with India, Pak.
leading American Senator, Mr. Sam
Brownback, said today that a ``more detailed route map back to
democracy'' and ``work done dealing with terrorism'' would help
encourage the U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton, to visit
Palpung monastery all set to receive Karmapa
The outer walls are being decorated
by artisans of Tibet, the interiors are being decked up, the
entrance has been embellished colourfully and the gold-plated
throne is in place. The monks peep out of their rooms on the
arrival of any vehicle, eagerly awaiting the 17th Karmapa, Ugyen
Trinley Dorjee, at the Shera Biling Palpung monastery, about 8 km
Tense moments for Chandrika's security
A suspected letter-bomb, addressed to the Sri
Lankan President, Ms. Chandrika Kumaratunga, was defused by the
bomb disposal squad here this morning, just a day short of a
month after a failed assassination attempt on Ms. Kumaratunga by
a suicide bomber.