NDA to keep off tea party
The ruling National Democratic Alliance this
evening decided to keep away from the Pakistani High
Commissioner's ``high tea'' for Gen. Pervez Musharraf here on
BJP not invited, Cong. rethink
It seems that some BJP leaders started
shouting too early and too loudly that they would not attend the
``tea-party'' being hosted by the Pakistan High Commissioner, Mr.
Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, for till this evening none of the party
leaders had been invited - although some names are supposedly on
JKLF strikes a different note
The All-Party Hurriyat Conference suffered a
setback today with one of its constituents - Jammu and Kashmir
Liberation Front (JKLF) - deciding to boycott the tea party at
the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi in honour of the
President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, on Saturday. All the seven
executive members of the APHC have been invited to the party.
'Indo-Pak. issues important for U.S.'
The Bush administration has said that while
the outcome of the coming Agra summit will have to be left to the
Governments of India and Pakistan, the issues the two countries
are going to deal with was not only important to them but also to
the United States.
Undeclared directive to panel: Karunanidhi
The DMK leader and the former Tamil Nadu Chief
Minister, Mr. M. Karunanidhi, has alleged that the Chief
Minister, Ms. Jayalalithaa, had clearly indicated how the report
of the one-man commission of inquiry should be. ``All that the
inquiry commission has to do now is to reaffirm it in its
report,'' he said.
Nawab wants Musharraf to plead Junagadh's case
As if the Kashmir dispute is not enough, the
`Nawab of Junagadh' has sprung up from nowhere to claim that
accession of Junagadh (now part of Rajasthan) to India is
disputed and that Pakistan should not ignore the sentiments of
the `subjects of Junagadh' as and when it takes up the issue with
'No PoWs in Pak. jails'
Pakistan today maintained that there was not
a single Prisoner of War (PoW) in any of its jails and if there
was any evidence to the contrary the military government was
prepared to look into the matter.
Bangladesh train arrives
The Bangladesh passenger train,
first after 36 years, arrived at the Indian border at 3.20 pm
today, welcomed by hundreds of women and children on this side of