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Flagrant attempts by Pak. to disrupt J&K polls: PM
NEW DELHI, AUG. 15.There have been testing times — the wounds inflicted by terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and the horrific communal violence in Gujarat — but India has always stood the test of a secular nation, the Prime Minister, ...
Farooq questions relevance of Kashmir panel
SRINAGAR AUG.15. The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah, today questioned the ``relevance'' of the Kashmir Committee, headed by the former Union Law Minister, Ram Jethmalani, who is scheduled to begin the first round of talks with ...
Schemes for the poor
NEW DELHI, AUG. 15.On the 55th anniversary of Independence Day, the Central Government announced a number of new socio-economic initiatives. Prominent among them are: * A participative social security scheme for the poor and the middle ...
'Hope they are not empty promises'
NEW DELHI, AUG. 15.The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today said the economic projects announced by the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, in his Independence Day speech should not be "empty promises". "I hope the promises are not empty ...
EC decision on Gujarat likely by Saturday
NEW DELHI, AUG.15. Ending days of suspense, the Election Commission is likely to announce its decision on holding the Gujarat Assembly elections by Saturday, sources in the Commission said today. The sources said that efforts would be made by ...
Madhu Sharma points a finger at Mahajan
CHANDIGARH, AUG. 15. At a late-night meeting with television reporters, Madhu Sharma, wife of the absconding Haryana cadre IPS officer, Ravi Kant Sharma, alleged that the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, and the Information ...
Petrol, diesel to cost less
NEW DELHI, AUG. 15. For the first time after free pricing of motor fuels were introduced from June 1, the oil companies today announced a cut of up to 21 paise in the retail selling prices of petrol and diesel, reflecting a stable global crude ...
Bombs hurled
PATNA, AUG. 15.Fifteen passengers were injured when miscreants hurled bombs at the 301 up Rampurhat-Barharwa passenger near Kotalpokhar station, about 15 km from Jharkhand's Pakur district in Howrah division, early today. Two crude bombs ...
'Ban will go'
COLOMBO, AUG. 15.A day after Sri Lanka and the LTTE agreed to begin formal talks next month in Thailand, the Cabinet spokesman, G.L. Peiris, said today that the Government would stick to its promise of lifting the four-year ban on the rebels but ...
Self-immolation bid inside HC
PATNA, AUG. 15. A Bihar Agriculture Department employee, Chandan Bhattacharya, today made a bid to immolate himself inside the Patna High Court premises for alleged non-payment of salaries. He suffered burns and is in hospital in a critical ...

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