Centre wary of debate on autonomy demand
The Centre is keeping its fingers crossed as
it tries to discern the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Dr.
Farooq Abdullah's motives in cranking up ``the autonomy'' debate
in the State Assembly.
BJP opposes package
The Bharatiya Janata Party is unmistakably
opposed to any autonomy package for Jammu and Kashmir that would
take the State back to the pre-1953 status. It will oppose any
attempt by the State Government to adopt through its Assembly the
recommendations of the State Autonomy Committee report.
58 bodies found at British port
In one of the worst cases of death through human
trafficking seen in recent times, the bodies of 58 illegal
immigrants were discovered by British customs in the back of a
lorry at the port of Dover today.
Govt. to seek Cronje's extradition
The Indian Government and its investigating
agencies are in ``close touch'' with South African authorities
for the extradition of disgraced captain Hansie Cronje to India
where he faces charges on match-fixing, the Sports Minister, Mr.
S. S. Dhindsa, said today.
Cronje to be grilled today
Disgraced South African cricket captain
Hansie Cronje takes the witness stand for cross-examination
tomorrow at the government inquiry into alleged match-fixing with
the ground well-prepared for an easy ride.
France, India see eye to eye on terrorism
France today expressed support to an India-
sponsored global convention of international terrorism and to
consider setting up a joint working group with New Delhi to
counter the menace.
Tamil parties want LTTE in council
Sri Lanka's main Opposition United National
Party (UNP) and the moderate Tamil parties today expressed
reservations over the Government decision not to include the LTTE
in the proposed interim council for the northern and eastern
provinces unless the rebel outfit gave up violence and joined the
Rabri calls meeting ahead of Nitish
In a game of one-upmanship, the ruling RJD and
the principal Opposition combine, NDA, have both convened
separate all-party meetings in a bid to contain caste-related
killings which have rocked the State in recent days.
Prospects brightened marginally today for a
possible participation by ethnic Indians and other minorities in
Fiji's proposed transitional civil administration.
CID probe into cook's death
The Uttar Pradesh Government has ordered a CID
enquiry into the death of the cook of the slain priest of
Mathura, Brother George. The cook, Vijay Ekka, had died in police
custody on Sunday.
Dara outfit activists held
Mr. Mukesh Jain, general secretary of the
Delhi- based outfit, Delhi Sri Dara Singh Bachao Samiti, was
arrested from a hotel in Keonjhar today along with two others on
charges of spreading communal hatred in the region.