India calls for composite dialogue with Pak.
For the first time since the Kargil
hostilities in May/June 1999, India today formally conveyed its
desire to Pakistan for early resumption of a ``composite
dialogue'', but not without pointing out the sore points that
continued to be a matter of concern.
Musharraf regrets Lashkar 'threat'
The Pakistan Chief Executive, Gen. Pervez
Musharraf, today expressed regret over the reported threat made
by the Lashkar-e-Taiba to target the office of the Prime
Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee.
PM, Li happy with LAC delineation process
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee,
and the visiting Chinese leader, Mr. Li Peng, today expressed
satisfaction at the progress made on the clarification of the
Line of Actual Control on the disputed border and hoped the
process would be completed at the earliest.
PM reviews J&K security situation
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee
reviewed tonight the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in
the wake of the attack yesterday on the Chief Minister, Dr.
Farooq Abdullah. He summoned his senior colleagues - Mr. L. K.
Advani, Mr. Jaswant Singh, Mr. George Fernandes, and Mr. Brajesh
Mishra - for an assessment of the situation in the troubled
Bid to disrupt R-Day foiled
The Jammu and Kashmir police claim to have foiled
three major plans of militants to disrupt the Republic Day
celebrations. A spokesman said the plans were hatched in
Baramulla, Srinagar and Pulwama districts.
BJP leaders not for making temple a poll issue in U.P.
The Bharatiya Janata Party does not seem to be
in favour of taking up the Ram temple issue for the Uttar Pradesh
Assembly elections which can be held anytime between October this
year and March 2002.
Stephen Hawking meets President
The 45-minute-long meeting of the celebrated
physicist, Prof. Stephen Hawking, and the President, Mr. K.R.
Narayanan, at Rashtrapati Bhavan here this evening was marked by
mutual appreciation that saw both lavishing praise on each other.
In fact, the First Citizen described the meeting as ``an
An important step forward
The meeting between the Chief Executive of
Pakistan, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, and the Indian High Commissioner
in Islamabad, Mr. Vijay Nambiar, takes the peace process in the
Subcontinent an important step forward--from an indirect to a
direct communication between the two countries.
PM hopeful of solution to border row with China
The Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, on Sunday
said he was hopeful that a ``satisfactory solution'' would emerge
in the boundary dispute with China. ``Talks are going and maps
are now being exchanged,'' he said at a press conference here.
Visit if only Pak. stops hostile stance: Jaswant
The External Affairs Minister, Mr.Jaswant Singh,
has not ruled out a visit by him to Pakistan during the year but
said that could only be possible if Islamabad halted its support
to cross-border terrorism and ended hostile propaganda against
7 killed in NDA meeting
Seven persons, including two NDA
leaders, were shot dead and 15 others injured when a group of
anti-socials attacked an alliance meeting at Rosera, in
Samastipur district today, police sources said.