LS to discuss PM's remarks under Rule 184 today
The six-day standoff in Parliament between
the Government and the Opposition over the Prime Minister, Mr. A.
B. Vajpayee's statement on the Ayodhya issue ended today, with
both sides agreeing to a discussion under Rule 184 in the Lok
India, Pak. must move beyond stated positions, says Lone
The senior Hurriyat leader, Mr. Abdul Gani
Lone, who returned from Pakistan yesterday, has once again
suggested that the minimum that the Vajpayee Government could do
to take the ``ceasefire'' initiative forward was to restore the
passports of the Hurriyat leaders, and let them travel freely to
Pakistan where they could explain their perceptions about the
Army officer killed in gunbattle
Two militant outfits, Lashkar-e-Taiba and
Jaish-e-Mohammad, struck again today claiming the lives of an
Army Major and a jawan, besides causing injuries to six,
including four Border Security Force personnel and a child.
Ayodhya panel summons RSS chief, Basu
Concerned at the recent utterances of the RSS
chief, Mr. K. S. Sudarshan, that the demolition of the Babri
Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992 was caused by a bomb blast,
the Justice Liberhan Commission today summoned him to adduce
evidence as a witness on December 20.
Rao's 'kitchen cabinet' guided blast: Sudarshan
The RSS chief, Mr. K. Sudarshan, has said that
his statement about a bomb explosion causing the demolition of
the disputed structure at Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, was based
on a fax message sent to the then Prime Minister, Mr. P. V.
Narasimha Rao, by a member of his Cabinet, hailing from
Bush, Gore continue 'vigil'
The fate of the U.S. presidential election
today was awaiting a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that could
determine whether the Texas Governor, Mr. George W. Bush, or the
Vice-President, Mr. Al Gore, would move into the White House.
CBI court asks Hindujas to appear on Jan. 19
A special court for CBI cases today rejected
the plea of the three Hinduja brothers that they have a right to
be heard before issue of process in the chargesheet filed against
them in the Bofors payoffs case.
J.H. Patel passes away
Senior Janata Dal (U) leader and the former
Karnataka Chief Minister, J. H. Patel, died here in the early
hours of today. He was 71.
Move to declare postal strike illegal
Spurred by the Delhi High Court's
observations, the Government machinery was activated today to
tackle the eight- day-old postal strike.
VIP movement affected
Movement of senior political leaders has been
restricted in Manipur with their security guards joining the
five-day old `arms down' strike by Manipur rifles'jawans,
official sources said today.
Stones arrive in Ayodhya
Stones intended for use in the garbhagriha
(sanctum sanctorum) of the controversial Ram temple, which the
Vishwa Hindu Parishad proposes to build at the site of the
demolished Babri mosque here, were unloaded from trucks today
after a ritual puja.