Terrorist camps across the border not targeted now: Advani
New Delhi, Oct. 19. While ruling out the possibility of aiming at
terrorists training camps across the border ``at this point of
time'', the Union Home Minister, Mr. L.K. Advani, today asserted
that the ``pro-active'' policy against terrorists would continue.
Blair counsels restraint
London, Oct. 19. The British Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair, has
urged India and Pakistan to exercise ``restraint'' and said the
only way to resolve their differences is through negotiations,
``not through violence.''
'Taliban waiting for ground war'
Islamabad, Oct. 19. Within hours after Washington disclosed that
a small contingent of commandos were in Afghanistan in what could
be the beginning of the deployment of ground forces, the Taliban
Ambassador to Pakistan, Mullah Abdul Saleem Zaeef, declared here
that there was no change in the Taliban policy on Osama bin Laden
and that it was ready for a ground war.
Jaswant Singh refutes Pak. claim
New Delhi, Oct. 19. The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS),
which met here tonight, dismissed reports of sustained and
enhanced firing along the border.
Pak. warns of consequences
Islamabad, Oct. 19. The Press Secretary to the Pakistan
President, Maj. Gen. Rashid Qureshi, has said that ``Indians know
well that if they resort to any adventure they will suffer
FIR filed against VHP leaders
Ayodhya, Oct. 19. The Central Reserve Police Force, in-charge of
inner cordon security at the makeshift temple at the Ramjanma
Bhoomi-Babri Masjid complex, today filed an FIR against Vishwa
Hindu Parishad leaders in connection with the storming of the
sanctum sanctorum on Wednesday even as proposals have been made
for declaring Ayodhya a `no-flying zone' and strengthening of
'Orders not violated'
New Delhi, Oct. 19. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad today came out in
defence of the forcible entry by its leaders at the makeshift Ram
temple at Ayodhya and maintained the organisation leaders did not
violate any orders.
SC rejects plea on U.P. CM
New Delhi, Oct. 19. The Supreme Court today rejected an interim
application seeking directions to restrain the Chief Ministers of
Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal from functioning on the ground that
they had completed their five-year term and also stoppage of
salary and allowances to the Ministers and MLAs.