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Russia to speed up supply of T-90 tanks to India
NEW DELHI, FEB. 8. With the military stand-off with Pakistan yet to abate, Russia today agreed to speed up supplies of advanced T-90 tanks to India. It had initially planned to dispatch a limited number of ready-to-use T-90 tanks during the ... More
Rail fares may go up
NEW DELHI, FEB. 8. Faced with dismal internal resource generation, the Railways has sought a higher budgetary support from the Planning Commission. If indications emanating from the Commission and the Railway Board officials are to be believed, ... More
Let the issue rest here: Cong.
NEW DELHI, FEB. 8. Even as the BJP continued its attack on the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, the Congress today preferred to take note of the clarification offered by the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, that he meant no disrespect to ... More
Musharraf `hopeful' of Pearl's release
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 8. Raising hopes of an early release of the abducted American journalist, Daniel Pearl, the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, today said he was ``extremely hopeful'' that the case would be solved successfully. Addressing a ... More
No alternative to Cong.: Laloo
ALIGARH, FEB. 8. Launching his election campaign in Uttar Pradesh, the RJD president, Laloo Prasad Yadav, today said there was no alternative to the Congress at the Centre for secular forces in the country in the present scenario. Addressing a ... More
Militants holed up in mosque free civilians
SRINAGAR, FEB. 8. Two militants holed up today in a village mosque in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir freed four civilians, including the Imam of the shrine, who sought to negotiate their surrender, after keeping them hostage for several ... More
Colombo insists on right to intercept suspicious vessels
COLOMBO, FEB. 8. A draft truce agreement between Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE provides for cessation of hostilities on land, at sea and from the air, but discussions are continuing between the two sides on military action in ... More
`India facing debt trap'
NEW DELHI, FEB. 8. Moody's, the international credit rating agency, today pointed to the Indian Government's inability to rein in its huge public sector deficit, saying the country was heading towards a debt trap. ``The current trend of ... More
Harbhajan joins police
CHANDIGARH, FEB. 8. Star off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been appointed a Deputy Superintendent of Police in Punjab and is planning to quit his job in Indian Airlines. Harbhajan is at present playing the Ranji trophy quarter-final against ... More
Direct flights to China
NEW DELHI, FEB. 8. A direct air link between India and China would be established from March 28 with the first-ever flight between Beijing and New Delhi, China's Ambassador to India, Hua Junduo, said today. The flight, to be operated by China ... More
Blaze in airport
MUMBAI, FEB. 8. A major fire broke out in the domestic terminal building of the Chhatrapati Shivaji airport in suburban Santa Cruz this afternoon. No casualties were reported and the air services were not disrupted, police said. The fire broke ... More
Emergency aboard IA flight
DUBAI, FEB. 8. An Indian Airlines' inaugural flight, IC-895, from Jaipur to Dubai via Delhi on Thursday had an emergency in flight when a passenger fiddled with the emergency latch on the exit door, endangering the lives of passengers, including ... More

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