Situation in Kashmir changing rapidly: PM
Reiterating that India wanted peace in Jammu
and Kashmir, the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today
blamed Pakistan for exercising its influence for withdrawal of
the ceasefire that derailed the recent peace process.
Another Deendar activist held
Another Deendar Anjuman activist, Shaik
Hashim Ali (24), was arrested by the CID sleuths from the Imliban
bus stand here this morning.
IAF officer held in church blasts case
The investigation by the Corps of Detectives
(CoD) into the series of explosions in churches has revealed that
an Indian Air Force officer was part of the conspiracy and had
also passed on sensitive information regarding defence
establishments to Pakistan.
Kumaramangalam undergoes dialysis, still critical
The condition of the Union Power Minister,
Mr. Rangarajan Kumaramangalam, who is battling for life at the
All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), continues to be
``critical'' with no signs of improvement during the last 24
Sonia 'childish', says AIADMK
The AIADMK chairperson, Mr. K. Kalimuthu, today
termed the Congress(I) president, Ms. Sonia Gandhi, ``childish''
and ``infantile'', signalling the end of the bonhomie between the
Hizb firm on Pak. involvement
The Hizb-ul-Mujahideen tonight disowned the
statement made by Mr. Fazal-ul-Haq that the militants could
consider resumption of negotiations with the Indian Government
without insisting on involvement of Pakistan in the first phase.
Rain delays Gopal's entry into forest
The journalist-emissary, Mr. R.R. Gopal, in his
effort to rescue the Kannada film actor, Mr. Rajkumar, and three
other hostages, is yet to enter the Satyamangalam forests due to
heavy rain in the Thalawady, Thalamalai, Thimbam forest areas.
61 crew feared dead
As rescue efforts intensified to salvage the
crippled Russian submarine lying at the sea-bed for the last six
days, reports suggested that its captain and 60 of the 116 seamen
are feared dead.
Two suspected ISI agents held at Patna airport
Two suspected agents of the Inter-Services
Intelligence of Pakistan were arrested at Patna airport yesterday
while trying to board a Kathmandu-bound private aircraft, police
Hike in prices of petroleum ruled out
The Petroleum Minister, Mr. Ram Naik, today
ruled out any immediate hike in the prices of petroleum products,
but said it would be reviewed once the flare up of international
crude prices stabilises.
An aircraft strayed into the Indian territory
from the Nepal side and remained in the airspace for about 10
minutes, a Home Department spokesman said, adding that the six-
seater aircraft strayed into the airspace about 50 km inside upto
the Maharajganj and Kushinagar districts and later returned.
The Union Minister for Rural Development, Mr.
Sunderlal Patwa, today complained of uneasiness in the Rajya
Sabha and was rushed to the All India Institute for Medical