ARD to stay away from all-party meet
The military government's grand plans of
building a consensus on the coming summit meeting between the
Pakistani President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, and the Prime
Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, suffered a setback today with
the Alliance for Restoration of Democracy (ARD) deciding to stay
away from the ``all-party meeting'' here tomorrow.
Sonia for all-out war against AIDS
India today called for global, national
and regional level initiatives to meet the challenge of the
HIV/AIDS epidemic and internationally-funded research to find
vaccines and therapeutic drugs so that benefits were available to
all across the globe.
Osama to target U.S. installations in India
Peeved by the arrest of his associates by the
Delhi police, international terrorist Osama bin Laden has asked
his groups to set off blasts at all United States installations
in India, according to a message received from the American
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
'India, Pak. may withdraw forces from Siachen after summit'
The forthcoming Indo-Pak summit may result in
an agreement by both sides to withdraw from Siachen, a newspaper
report said here today.
India, U.S. to discuss fight against terrorism
The third round of the India-United States
Joint Working Group on counter-terrorism, scheduled to begin
later today, is the first such meeting since the Bush
administration came to office early this year. A range of issues,
including Afghanistan and Osama bin Laden, are likely to figure
in the talks.
AP to release water
The Andhra Pradesh Government has agreed to
release 190 cusecs of water from the Kandaleru reservoir for
mitigating the acute drinking water shortage in Chennai.
14 MCC ultras killed
At least 14 hardcore activists of the outlawed
Maoist Communist Centre were killed and two injured in an
encounter with police at Samlong and Jamuari forest areas of
Latehar district late on Monday night.
Five officials abducted
Five officials of the Irrigation Department
were kidnapped for ransom by unidentified persons in Bihar's West
Champaran district yesterday but two of them later escaped from
24 Myanmar nationals held
Twenty-four Myanmar nationals were arrested
while trying to sneak into Pakistan, crossing the International
Border along Ganganagar district in Rajasthan, the BSF sources
'Which is the real Vajpayee?'
Is the Pakistan President, Gen. Pervez
Musharraf, engaged in an exercise to figure out the ``true
personality'' of the Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, before he
meets the latter at Agra on July 15? Yes, if one goes by his
remarks at a session with a group of Pakistani editors here today
where he is believed to have talked about two poems of Mr.
Vajpayee, which gave a contrasting picture of his personality.
Chauhan may visit India
Mr. Jagjit Singh Chauhan, a campaigner for
Khalistan, may leave for India tomorrow.