Blair coming for talks today
New Delhi, Oct. 4. As preparations for the attacks against the
Taliban regime in Afghanistan gain momentum, the British Prime
Minister, Mr. Tony Blair, is coming here for consultations
tomorrow. He will arrive here after a four-hour working visit to
Evidence enough to indict Osama: Pak.
Islamabad, Oct. 4. On the eve of the working visit of the British
Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair, Pakistan today declared that the
material provided by the U.S. certainly provided ``sufficient
basis for indictment'' of Osama Bin Laden for his alleged
involvement in the September 11 attacks.
New U.S. list likely today
Washington, Oct. 4. An indication of how serious the Bush
administration views terrorism in the context of the Indian sub-
continent, especially in relation to Jammu and Kashmir, could
come as early as tomorrow when the State Department is expected
to come out with its ``list'' of foreign terrorist organisations.
PM upset over handling of 'hijack'
New Delhi, Oct. 4.With embarrassment writ large on its face over
the so-called hijacking of the Alliance Air flight from Mumbai to
Delhi late last night, the Government today ordered a high-level
probe, headed by the Special Secretary in the Home Ministry, Mr.
S. B. Mahapatra, into the incident.
Ahmedabad ATC denial
Ahmedabad, Oct. 4. The Ahmedabad airport authorities have denied
that the Air Traffic Control (ATC) sent any message to the pilot
of the Mumbai-Delhi Alliance Air flight about the alleged
Tearful farewell to Scindia
Gwalior, Oct. 4. The country's top political leadership, friends,
relatives, industrialists, heads of former princely states and
thousands of admirers in and around Gwalior today converged at
the Chatri grounds here to bid farewell to Madhavrao Scindia.
With a prayer on their lips and heads bowed, they watched his son
Mr. Jyotiraditya perform the last rites, not far from the spot
where nine months ago Scindia performed the last rites for his
Russian plane crashes into sea
Moscow, Oct. 4. A terrorist bomb is feared to have caused a
Russian passenger plane, with 76 people on board, to plunge into
the Black Sea today, Russian security sources said. The three-
engine TU-154 belonging to a Siberian airline was on a chartered
flight from Tel Aviv to Novosibirsk in Siberia when it burst into
flames and fell into the sea, 180 km off the Russian coast.
Modi to take oath on Sunday
Gandhinagar, Oct. 4. Mr. Narendra Modi was today formally elected
leader of the Gujarat BJP Legislature Party to be sworn in on
Sunday as the 14th Chief Minister of the State.
Number plates: time extended
New Delhi, Oct. 4. The date of introduction of the proposed new
high security registration plates for vehicles in the country has
been postponed to June 30, 2002.
Another holy book burnt
Chandigarh, Oct. 4. In yet another incident of sacrilege, some
unidentified persons today burnt a holy book at a place of
worship in Punjab's Ropar district, police sources said.
Visit put off
Moscow, Oct. 4. The Russian vice premier, Mr. Ilya Klebanov has
postponed his three- day visit to India, scheduled to begin on
Sunday, owing to delay in recovery of the sunken nuclear
submarine ``Kursk'', the NTV channel reported.