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Probe all allotments made since 1983: NDA MPs
NEW DELHI, AUG. 8. Even as the stalemate over the petrol pump allotment scam continued in Parliament today with both the Houses adjourning yet again within minutes, the Congress countered the Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign by challenging ...
EC team submits report on Gujarat
NEW DELHI, AUG. 8. The full Election Commission, consisting of the Chief Election Commissioner, J. M. Lyngdoh, and the Election Commissioners, T. S. Krishnamurthy and B. B. Tandon, left today for Ahmedabad on a three-day tour to review Gujarat's ...
`Govt. devising new strategies to counter suicide attacks'
NEW DELHI, AUG. 8.The Government is devising new strategies to tackle the situation arising out of frequent incidents of `fidayeen' (suicide) attacks by terrorist groups, the Deputy Prime Minister, L. K. Advani, has said. Addressing the ...
Revised farm credit norms for drought-hit States
NEW DELHI, AUG. 8.The Centre today announced measures for revising the credit and insurance norms to mitigate the plight of farmers in the drought-affected States. Stating that the current drought was worse than the one experienced in 1987, the ...
No role for `observers': Omar
NEW DELHI, AUG. 8. The Minister of State for External Affairs, Omar Abdullah, today said "observers" were free to travel to Jammu and Kashmir for the Assembly elections and draw their own conclusions about the polls. They would, however, not have ...
`Gujarat minorities may not be able to vote'
NEW DELHI, AUG 8.The situation in Gujarat is not conducive for members of the minority community to vote fearlessly, the high-level Election Commission team, which toured Gujarat last week, is understood to have told the commission. In its ...
Arrests in T.N. India's internal matter: Fernando
NEW DELHI, AUG. 8.The Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Tyronne Fernando, said today that action taken against pro-LTTE elements in Tamil Nadu was an "internal matter'' for India. Speaking at the Foreign Correspondents Club, Mr. Fernando ...
Sharma being hounded, says wife
NEW DELHI, AUG. 8. With Madhu Sharma, wife of the main accused in the Shivani murder case, R. K. Sharma, showing up before the media at Panchkula in Chandigarh today, the Crime Branch team is planning to question her to get a clue on her ...
Attack will be a failure: Saddam
BAGHDAD, AUG. 8.The Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein, said today he was not frightened by U.S. threats to topple his administration and warned that those who attacked Iraq would be "digging their own graves". Marking the anniversary of the end ...
Vaiko houses searched
CHENNAI, AUG. 8. The `Q' Branch police today searched the residences of the MDMK leader and MP, Vaiko, and eight other party functionaries, who are being held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA). Later in the evening, police also ...
HRD Ministry clarifies
NEW DELHI, AUG. 8.The Human Resource Development Ministry today said in a statement that the report, `Right to education a distant dream', published in these columns on Thursday was factually incorrect. The Constitution (93rd Amendment) Bill ...

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