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No clear winners in sight
LUCKNOW, FEB. 17. As the campaign for the second phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections came to an end, there were no clear winners in sight. This is despite the bold claims of runaway victories made by some political parties. The final round ...
One killed in poll violence
LUCKNOW, FEB. 17. One person was killed and a candidate of the Kalyan Singh-led Rashtriya Kranti Party was among two injured when assailants opened fire at a village in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh district today, police said here. The RKP ...
It could be plague, says Thakur
NEW DELHI, FEB. 17. Even as investigations into the plague-like epidemic in a village near Shimla continued, accusing fingers are being pointed at the Himachal Pradesh Government for failing to take preventive measures despite repeated ...
Church attacked near Mysore
MYSORE, FEB. 17. A mob stormed a church in Hinkal on the outskirts here and went on the rampage, injuring four persons, including a woman. According to police, a group of 70, sporting saffron `bandanas' and wielding lathis, barged into the Holy ...
VHP defies PM, begins yagna
AYODHYA, FEB. 17. Brushing aside Prime Minister's statement that all concerned should await the court verdict on Ayodhya issue, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad today began a 100-day ``Sri Ram Naam Jap Yagna'' at Karsevakpuram as part of its programme ...
Maoist kill over 130 in Nepal
KATHMANDU, FEB. 17. In their deadliest strike, Maoist rebels killed 133 people, including 129 security personnel, in two separate assaults in Nepal, losing more than 100 of their cadres in counter-offensive. The heavily armed Maoists launched ...
Militants kill 8 in J&K
JAMMU, FEB. 17. Eight Hindus, including four women and two children, were massacred by unidentified militants on Saturday night in Bamal Narala area of Kalakote tehsil of Rajouri district of Jammu region. Police sources told The Hindu that ...
Pearl still not traced
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 17. There was no word on the whereabouts of the missing Wall Street Journal journalist, Daniel Pearl, as the 48-hour deadline set by the Pakistan Interior Minister for a major breakthrough in the case ended. Authorities are on ...
Li denies bugging plane
HONG KONG, FEB. 17. The former Chinese premier, Li Peng, today disputed press reports that he was behind the reported bugging of a new U.S.-made jetliner ordered for the Chinese President, Jiang Zemin. Citing U.S. intelligence reports, The ...
Blasts kill 16 Pak. soldiers
JAISALMER, FEB. 17. More than 16 Pakistani soldiers have been killed and several injured in four landmine blasts close to that country's border with Bikaner and Sriganganagar in Rajasthan, sources today said. All four blasts took place on ...
Inflation falls
NEW DELHI, FEB. 17. Hitting a new low of 1.13 per cent in 2002, inflation continued to fall in the first week of February as against 8.62 per cent in the corresponding period of the previous year, mainly due to price fall in manufactured ...

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