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Security blanket over Ayodhya as VHP is firm on shila daan
AYODHYA, MARCH 14. In defiance of the Supreme Court verdict, the `sant mandal' of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has announced that it will continue with the programme of performing a ``shila daan'' and ``puja'' on the acquired land around the ...
Order encompasses entire acquired land, clarifies SC
NEW DELHI, MARCH 14. The Supreme Court today clarified that a part (para 3) of its interim order passed on Wednesday which said that ``no religious activity of any kind by anyone either symbolic or actual including `bhumi puja' or `shila puja', ...
We will implement court order: PM
NEW DELHI, MARCH 14. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today said that the situation in Ayodhya was ``fully under control'' and sought to allay the apprehension of any untoward incident tomorrow. He reiterated his Government's commitment ...
Follow coalition dharma, Govt. told
NEW DELHI, MARCH 14. Still unhappy over the Centre's stand on the Ayodhya issue, the BJP's allies today asked the Government to follow the ``coalition dharma''. A day after they described as ``highly objectionable'', the Government stand ...
Hand over disputed land: VHP
NEW DELHI, MARCH 14. The latest demand of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad is that Parliament should legislate to hand over the (disputed) land for construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya. The VHP general secretary, Praveen Togadia, and the Bajrang Dal ...
Man surrenders, claims he killed Pearl
LAHORE, MARCH 14. Pakistani police today said they had detained a man who claimed to have murdered the Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl. Adnan Khan, alias Sami, was arrested after he went to the offices of a newspaper in Lahore and ...
Musharraf plans referendum?
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 14. Is the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, planning to get himself elected President for another period of five years through a referendum in the next few weeks?Yes, if one were to be go by indications from several quarters ...
Three killed in train blast
LUDHIANA, MARCH 14. Three persons, including a woman, were killed and 27 injured in a blast in a second class compartment of the Dhanbad Express at Doraha, about 20 km from here, late last night, officials said. The General Manager (Northern ...
Trade unions protest
NEW DELHI, MARCH 14. Holding out a warning to the Centre that its ``anti-labour'' policies would be met with stout resistance, the Central trade unions today decided to observe a ``total shutdown'' in the public sector on April 16. The AITUC ...
21 Job seekers killed
LUCKNOW, MARCH 14. In a ghastly tragedy, 21 youth who had come to take part in an army recruitment drive were killed and three seriously injured in the Lucknow Cantonment area early this morning when the slab of a septic tank on which they were ...
2 shot dead by ultras
GUWAHATI, MARCH 14. Suspected ULFA militants shot dead 85-year-old Prabhabati Basu, widow of noted freedom fighter and Tamrapatra awardee, Kanaialal Basu, and her son, Bhaskar, at Dhapdhepi- Khatabari village in the Dhubri district of Assam ...

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