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Sunday, February 17, 2002
Court verdict only solution to Ayodhya dispute: PM
LUCKNOW, FEB. 16. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, said here today that his efforts to solve the Ayodhya dispute through negotiations had failed as both the parties concerned were equally rigid in their stance. The court verdict was the ...
LUCKNOW, FEB. 16. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad today expressed ``surprise'' over the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee's remarks that his efforts to find a solution to the Ayodhya issue had failed, saying it had no knowledge of ``where and how'' ...
Mulayam-Sonia rift widens
NEW DELHI, FEB. 16 Cracks in the secular camp opened a bit wider today when the Samajwadi Party leader, Mulayam Singh Yadav, told the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi to ``keep quiet'' or he would see to it that she was ``exposed''. He was ...
Musharraf rules out handing over of 'fugitives'
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 16. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has ruled out handing over the 20 `fugitives' wanted by India and said Pakistan would not give any face-saving device to enable India to withdraw its troops from the ...
Team for Shimla to investigate 'plague-like' infection
NEW DELHI, FEB. 16. A team of scientists from the Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDE), Gwalior, is rushing to Shimla, capital of Himachal Pradesh, to join in the probe into the outbreak of a ``plague-like'' infection there. So ...
Suspense persists over Pearl's fate
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 16. The fate of the abducted Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, continues to be in suspense even as Pakistan's police question more suspects and raid more hideouts. A day after the Pakistan Interior Minister, Moinuddin ...
Manipur repoll peaceful
IMPHAL, FEB.16. Repolling at 31 polling stations in 12 Assembly constituencies in Manipur ended peacefully today, official sources said. No untoward incident was reported from any part. The repoll was held after large-scale ballot snatching, ...
Strike hits life in J&K
SRINAGAR, FEB. 16. Normal life was disrupted throughout the Kashmir Valley today due to a general strike called by the Hurriyat Conference and a trade union to protest the alleged gunning down of a Government employee by the security ...
3 militants held
AHMEDABAD, FEB.16. The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the Gujarat Police today arrested three members of the Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islami, a Pakistan-based banned terrorist organisation, and seized 4.2 kg of RDX and weapons from them. According to ...
First Global chief remanded
MUMBAI, FEB. 16. The chairman of First Global stockbroking company, Shankar Sharma, held by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on the charge of indulging in unauthorised deals with foreign institutional investors, was today remanded to judicial ...
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