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Tuesday, March 19, 2002
LS passes POTO Bill
NEW DELHI, MARCH 18. The Lok Sabha tonight passed the controversial anti-terrorist legislation described as ``draconian'' by the Opposition, which walked out calling it a ``dark day'' in history even as the Union Home Minister, L.K. Advani, gave ...
PM, Advani condemn VHP vandalism
NEW DELHI, MARCH 18. Both the Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, and the Union Home Minister, L.K. Advani, today cut a sorry figure over the Vishwa Hindu Parishad vandalism in the Orissa Assembly on Saturday. Both condemned the incident in ...
Allies, Opposition for ban on VHP, Bajrang Dal
NEW DELHI MARCH 18. The BJP-led Government came under fire from its allies for the second consecutive day today, this time over Saturday's storming of the Orissa Assembly by VHP and Bajrang Dal activists. The Trinamool Congress, the Janata Dal ...
Many minority students in a fix
GANDHINAGAR, MARCH 18. In an apparent discriminatory move, the BJP Government in Gujarat has denied the riot-stricken minority students the option of appearing in the secondary and higher secondary board examinations - which began today - in a ...
'Ready for talks without conditions'
SRINAGAR, MARCH 18. The former Prime Minister of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), Sardar Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Khan, who is chairman of Pakistan's National Kashmir Committee (NKC), is ready for an unconditional dialogue with India to find an ...
PM to visit J&K after budget session
NEW DELHI, MARCH 18. The Vajpayee Government today indicated its intention to kick- start the Kashmir reconciliation process. During the course of his reply to the debate on the motion of thanks to the President's address, the Prime Minister, ...
Harbhajan roughed up
GUWAHATI, MARCH 18. Ace off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was roughed up by police at the team hotel here, prompting the Indian team to hold an emergency meeting to reconsider playing tomorrow's one-day match against Zimbabwe. The team, however, ...
Asthana given charge
NEW DELHI, MARCH 18. Even as the fate of Air Marshal Manjit Singh Sekhon hung in the balance, the Air Force today asked the Deputy Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal T. M. Asthana, to temporarily man the post vacated by him at ...
21 held in shrine attack
CHANDIGARH, MARCH. 18. Twenty-one persons had been arrested in connection with yesterday's attack on two mosques and adjoining shops and houses at Loharu in Bhiwani district, the Haryana Assembly was informed today. The Chief Minister, Om ...
Probe into church attack
ISLAMABAD, MARCH. 18. Pakistan today launched a high-level investigation into the grenade attack on a church here which left five persons, including the wife and child of an American diplomat, dead. The Government also strengthened security at ...
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