India, Russia sign declaration to combat terrorism
Moscow, Nov. 6. India and Russia today signed a new Moscow
Declaration on ``international terrorism'' and made a joint
statement exclusively on ``strategic issues'' of global
importance. The statement called for the creation of ``a new
cooperative security order'' as the launch-pad for the
development of ``a multi-polar world''.
Koodankulam deal concluded
Moscow, Nov. 6. A deal for construction of a nuclear power plant
in Tamil Nadu with technical and financial assistance from Russia
was signed here today on the sidelines of the Prime Minister, Mr.
A.B. Vajpayee's visit.
Pak. curbs Zaeef's briefings
Islamabad, Nov. 6. The Pakistan Government is said to have
directed the Taliban embassy here to ``restrict'' its activities
and asked its envoy, Mullah Abdul Salaam Zaeef, not to brief the
Pak. denies copter crash
Islamabad, Nov. 6. Amid reports that a U.S. helicopter engaged in
operations in Afghanistan had crashed in Baluchistan, there was a
daring attempt to attack the Quetta international airport early
Govt. bid to allay fears on POTO
New Delhi, Nov. 6. In a bid to evolve its strategy to take on the
Opposition in the coming winter session of Parliament during a
debate on the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance (POTO) and dispel
misgivings, the Government today held a briefing for the partners
of the ruling NDA coalition, a few Central Ministers and select
Probe into Malegaon riots
Mumbai, Nov. 6. The Maharashtra Government has decided to hold a
judicial inquiry into the recent riots and arson in Malegaon and
nearby villages in Nasik district.
Bhubaneswar, Nov. 6. About 8.5 kg of silver articles and 25 gm of
gold jewellery were stolen from the Lingaraj temple here today.
Seats for kin of jawans
New Delhi, Nov. 6. The Centre is keen on earmarking a certain
percentage of seats for the kin of jawans killed in action in the
new medical college here which is likely to start functioning
from November 15.
Another infant dies
Lucknow, Nov. 6. The Uttar Pradesh Government today ordered an
inquiry into the causes of death of 11 infants, who allegedly
died due to shortage of oxygen cylinders at the K.G. Medical
College here, even as one more infant died at the unit taking the
toll to 12.
Pak. frees 41 fishermen
Jamnagar, Nov. 6. Forty-one Indian fishermen belonging to the
Saurashtra region of Gujarat, reached Okha port in Jamnagar
district early today.