Sheikh Hasina calls up Vajpayee, expresses regret over incident
Bangladesh today came in very strongly at
the highest political level to express regret at the inhuman
treatment of Indian security forces on the border.
BSF men might have strayed by mistake
Twenty BSF men who were attacked by
Bangladesh Rifles personnel on Wednesday last, might have strayed
into Bangladeshi territory by mistake, the BSF DIG, Mr. I. J.
Singh, said today.
One killed in Sopore blast
One person was killed and 25 injured as
militants exploded an improvised explosive device (IED) in Sopore
town of Baramulla district in north Kashmir today. The IED was
planted in a hand-cart packed with vegetables near Sopore police
station, 55 km from here, an official spokesman said.
Adoption racket busted, 34 infants rescued
The alleged trafficking of children from
Lambada (Adivasi) families in Andhra Pradesh, under the guise of
`adoption', which rocked the State two years ago, has surfaced
Malkangiri people want Tamil refugees shifted
Tension prevails in this district
headquarter town in southern Orissa following an agitation
launched by the local people demanding the shifting of the Tamil
refugees from Sri Lanka settled here a few years ago, to some
Villagers stall work at Tehri dam
Scores of villagers, enraged by
the arrest of more than 50 people, today stormed the Tehri hydel
project site, stalling construction work at the 2,400-MW dam once
again, police said here.
Left to target DMK-BJP combine
The Left parties will direct their fire
towards the DMK-BJP combine during the campaigning for the coming
Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu while preferring to maintain a
distance from the AIADMK-led front.
No entry for Tehelka reporter
A senior correspondent of tehelka.com was
today barred from entering the Prime Minister's residence at 7,
Race Course Road, suggesting that an unofficial ban on Tehelka
was being enforced. The website's exposure on defence deals has
stirred a political storm.
Pak. leaders use wedding for India-bashing
India bashing reached a crescendo here at a
function to mark the wedding of the brother of the All Party
Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader, Sheikh Abdul Aziz.
PM writes to Sonia on passage of budget
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari
Vajpayee, is believed to have made a last minute appeal to Ms.
Sonia Gandhi, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, to allow the
budget process to be debated and voted in a normal manner.