Taliban should have no role, says PM
New Delhi, Oct. 30. The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee,
today said India was making strenuous efforts to promote a broad-
based post-conflict government in Afghanistan in which the
Taliban did not have any role.
FBI fears another attack
Washington, Oct. 30. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has
warned Americans for the second time this month that terrorists
may attack the country, possibly this week.
We desire a dialogue: Pak.
Islamabad, Oct. 30 A day after the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal
Behari Vajpayee, announced that he does not have to travel to New
York to meet the Pakistan President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf,
Islamabad maintained that it desired a dialogue with India and
was prepared to continue the Agra process ``anywhere, any time
and at any level''.
Pak. n-arms in safe hands, hopes Fernandes
New Delhi, Oct. 30. Speaking against the backdrop of
international concern over Pakistan's nuclear weapons falling
into the wrong hands, India today hoped that those in charge of
the arsenal are ``responsible'' enough not to allow this to
No break during Ramadan: Rumsfeld
Washington, Oct. 30. The Defence Secretary, Mr. Donald Rumsfeld,
has ruled out a halt in American airstrikes on Afghanistan during
the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. A report from Jabal Saraj in
Afghanistan said that in continuing U.S. attacks, a huge
explosion hit the Bagram front lines, about 40 Km north of Kabul,
today sending up a mushroom cloud that billowed at least 1000
feet into the air.
Pak. begins talks to end blockade
Islamabad, Oct. 30. Alarmed over reports of continued blockade of
the Karakoram Highway (KKH) by the pro-Taliban supporters in the
North-West Frontier Province - to protest the Musharraf regime's
support to the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan - the
Pakistan Government has started negotiations with leaders of the
Cong. seeks another SRC
New Delhi, Oct. 30. The Congress has urged the Centre to set up a
new States Reorganisation Commission (SRC) to look into the
demands for reorganisation of existing States.
Krishnaswamy, new IAF chief
New Delhi, Oct. 30. Air Marshal S. Krishnaswamy will take over as
the next chief of the Indian Air Force on December 31, succeeding
Air Chief Marshal A.Y. Tipnis.
New Delhi, Oct. 30. The anthrax scare today spread to the
Rashtrapati Bhavan. A suspicious looking envelope was received at
the office of Officer on Special Duty (OSD) around noon and it
has been sent to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases
(NICD) for testing.
Place of worship demolished
Nasik, Oct. 30. A place of worship was demolished, one person was
killed and vehicles and kiosks were set on fire in fresh
incidents since yesterday in villages near Maharashtra's Malegaon
town prompting the Army to stage a flag-march and impose curfew.
BSF jawan killed
Jammu, Oct. 30. A BSF jawan was killed in unprovoked Pakistani
artillery shelling in the Panjtari post of Domana sector of the
Jammu region on Monday. Sources said the head constable, Gopal
Ram, was patrolling the area which came under enemy fire.
POTO draconian: Sonia
New Delhi, Oct. 30. It wasn't exactly smooth sailing for the
Government at the all-party meeting. It got a taste of what was
in store on the new anti-terrorism bill with almost all the
Opposition parties attacking it.