4 killed in grenade attack on Charar-e-Sharief shrine
Four women were killed and 60 others injured,
some of them seriously, when unidentified militants threw a
grenade at the shrine of Sheikh Nooruddin Noorani in the premises
of the famous Charar-e-Sharief mosque in central Kashmir on
Friday. The incident evoked strong protests and the situation in
the town turned violent.
Labour creates history
The Labour Party, led by Mr. Tony Blair, wrote
itself into the record books today as it re-entered office with
an unprecedented majority for any party winning a second
consecutive term following Thursday's general election blighted
by the lowest voter turnout since 1918. With a turnout of less
than 60 per cent, questions were raised about the new
Government's moral authority.
India, Pak. can coexist peacefully: Advani
The Centre's initiative of inviting the Pakistan
Chief Executive, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, for talks, even while
terminating the ceasefire against terrorist operations in Jammu
and Kashmir has started yielding positive results, the Union Home
Minister, Mr. L. K. Advani, said here today.
'No rethink on alliance with DMK'
The BJP leader and Union Home Minister, Mr. L.
K.Advani, today said the BJP's ties with the DMK ``were good''
and would continue.
Musharraf briefs commanders
The top brass of the Pakistan military today,
for the first time, formally deliberated on the invitation
extended by the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, to the
Chief Executive, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, to visit New Delhi for
PM condition stable
The condition of the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal
Behari Vajpayee, remained stable today, a day after undergoing
knee-joint replacement surgery at the Breach Candy hospital here.
Nepal Massacre: Probe panel begins work
A high-level committee, constituted by the
Nepal king, Gyanendra, to probe the June 1 palace massacre, began
its work today and is expected to submit its report after three
days of investigations that would include inspecting the shooting
site, interviewing survivors and conducting ballistic tests.
'Make the summit Lahore Plus'
The proposed Vajpayee-Musharraf summit should be converted into a
``Lahore Plus'' exercise as it would finally get the Pakistani
military on board and also ``help undo Kargil'', the BALUSA
group, a Track-II initiative by leading opinion-makers from India
and Pakistan, has said.
ABM Treaty: 'Russia needs to be consulted'
India is opposed to any unilateral abrogation of
the 1972 Anti- Ballistic Missile Treaty, the Defence and External
Affairs Minister, Mr. Jaswant Singh, said in an interview