Steps taken to curb attacks on Christians: PM
The much-awaited meeting between the Prime
Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, and Kerala Church leaders, which was
hanging fire till Saturday night, took place today. However, the
meeting was a low- key affair, with many of the Catholic bishops
failing to join the delegation.
'Ready to lay down my life'
The Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, today
accused Pakistan of direct involvement in the recent militant
attacks. Addressing a meeting of the BJP's State unit delegates
at Kumarakom, where he is vacationing, the Prime Minister said
the militant organisation involved in the incidents was helped by
the Government of Pakistan and this points to Pakistan's direct
involvement in the incidents.
2 die in police firing, bomb attack in Nepal
Two people were killed today in police firing
in southeastern Nepal while the homes of three leaders of the
ruling party became the target of bomb attacks, officials said.
Malkani's line on Nepal sparks row
Even before the Hrithik Roshan controversy,
which led to anti-India rioting in Nepal, has died down, a senior
Bharatiya Janata Party leader has exploded a bombshell prompting
the party and the Ministry of External Affairs to rush in with
statements denying that they have anything to do with those
I'm sorry, says Malkani
In a damage control exercise, the BJP leader,
Mr. K.R. Malkani, tonight withdrew his controversial remarks on
Nepal that upset the Nepalese Government.
'Pak. agencies masterminded Chattisinghpora massacre'
Residents of Chattisinghpora village in Jammu
and Kashmir, the scene of massacre of 35 sikhs in March this
year, are convinced that the attack was part of a conspiracy by
the Pakistani intelligence agencies, but are forced to adopt a
tactical ambivalence for fear of another attack, a report
published in the New York Times said today.
Hizb wants a full Hurriyat team
The pro-Pakistan militant outfit, Hizb-ul-
Mujahideen, has insisted that if all the seven executive council
members of the All-Party Hurriyat Conference did not travel to
Pakistan it would be an ``exercise in futility''.
LTTE man deported
A Sri Lankan-born LTTE member, found guilty of
manufacturing a submarine for the Tamil rebels in Thailand, has
been deported by Thai authorities to Norway, the country of his
2 killed in bomb attack
Two Trinamool congress supporters
were killed and three others injured in a bomb attack by
miscreants in the South 24 Parganas district early this morning,