Musharraf hopes to 'change course of history'
The Pakistan military ruler, Gen. Pervez
Musharraf, today maintained that his approach of ``open
mindedness'' during talks with the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal
Behari Vajpayee, at their coming summit would be directly
``proportionate'' to the approach of the Indian side.
Truce extension draws flak
The extension of the four-year-old ceasefire
with the NSCN (I-M) for another year without territorial limits
in Naga inhabited areas in the north-east has evoked sharp
criticism from political parties in Assam and Manipur, which have
blamed the Centre for rushing through it without consulting them.
Red alert in Manipur
Security measures have been beefed up on an
unprecedented scale in all parts of Manipur to ensure that there
is no untoward incident in the aftermath of the extension of the
ceasefire with the NSCN(IM) to the Naga-populated areas in north-
Hurriyat leaders under house arrest
Apprehending large-scale demonstrations in
response to the All-Party Hurriyat Conference call for protests
against ``state terrorism'' after Friday prayers, the authorities
placed the APHC chairman and a few other leaders under house
arrest while some others were detained as a precautionary
Hurriyat to be checkmated
The decision to house-detain two senior
leaders of the All-Party Hurriyat Conference, Prof. Abdul Gani
Bhat and Syed Ali Shah Geelani, is being described here as part
of a decision not to let the separatist voices vitiate the
atmosphere in the run-up to the Vajpayee-Musharraf summit next
Speculation over Musharraf visit dates
There is intense speculation in the media
here about the dates of the Pakistan military ruler and Chief
Executive, Gen. Pervez Musharraf's visit to New Delhi for a
summit meeting with the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee.
Musharraf quid pro quo to Pak. parties?
In what appears to be a quid pro quo deal
with political parties in the build-up to the coming New Delhi
summit meeting, the military government has virtually ended its
ban on political rallies.
Bid to blow up U.S. Embassy in New Delhi; 2 held
An attempt by international terrorist, Osama
bin Laden, to blast the United States Embassy here has been
foiled by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police in coordination
with the Intelligence Bureau after the arrest of two suspected
terrorists, including a Sudanese national, and recovery of high-
Pak. condemns arrest
Pakistan today alleged that the arrest of the
Hurriyat leaders and incidents of increased violence by the
security forces in Kashmir demonstrated that New Delhi continued
to ``rely on brutal use of force to suppress the just struggle of
the Kashmiri people.''
Will Bush play the Russia card?
There is only one man who can salvage what
from all indications has been a disastrous maiden political
venture into Europe for the U.S. President, Mr. George W. Bush.
And that man is his Russian counterpart, Mr. Vladimir Putin.
India, Russia to market missile
The successful test-firing of the PJ-10
supersonic cruise missile is an ``element of strategic
partnership'' between India and Russia, a senior Russian
Government member said.