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President returns ordinance on poll reforms to Cabinet
NEW DELHI, AUG. 22. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, is understood to have returned to the Union Cabinet the ordinance to amend the Representation of the People Act, seeking certain clarifications on some of the controversial provisions in the ...
Pak. not averse to joint patrolling
KATHMANDU, AUG. 22.While favouring neutral monitoring of the Line of Control, Pakistan is not averse to considering the Indian proposal of joint patrolling of the LoC if tensions come down and confidence is built between the two countries. ...
SAARC is different: Sinha
KATHMANDU, AUG. 22. The External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha, today said that he would not speak on India-Pakistan relations on Nepalese soil and repeatedly stressed that ties between New Delhi and Islamabad should not hamper the SAARC ...
Robin Singh likely to lead team for Champions Trophy
NEW DELHI, AUG. 22. With top Indian cricketers refusing to sign the sponsorship contract, the veteran all-rounder, Robin Singh, is likely to lead the second-string team for next month's Champions Trophy in Sri Lanka. Besides Singh, 13 of the ...
Aussies agree to sign contract
NEW DELHI, AUG. 22.The Australian players today agreed to sign the International Cricket Council's contract provided it agreed to consult them before concluding commercial arrangements for events other than those already sold. "This outcome ...
Delhi police question Madhu Sharma, daughter
CHANDIGARH, AUG. 22.A team of the Delhi Police, Crime Branch, today questioned Madhu Sharma, wife of the IPS officer, Ravi Kant Sharma — wanted in the murder of the Indian Express correspondent, Shivani Bhatnagar — and her ...
Hurriyat, Shabir Shah invited for talks
NEW DELHI, AUG. 22. The Kashmir Committee (KC), headed by the former Union Law Minister, Ram Jethmalani, has formally invited the All-Party Hurriyat Conference and Shabir Shah, chairman of the Democratic Freedom Party for "continuing the dialogue ...
Reconsider decision: Jethmalani
HYDERABAD, AUG. 22.Undeterred by the Election Commission's notification today ordering polls in Jammu and Kashmir from September 16, the Kashmir Committee chairman, Ram Jethmalani, reiterated his plea to reconsider the decision and postpone ...
BJP chief relinquishes land
NELLORE, AUG. 22.The BJP president, M. Venkaiah Naidu, has decided to relinquish the land allotted to him in his native Nellore district and have it distributed among the landless poor. A newspaper had reported that Mr. Naidu had got nearly 5 ...
18 killed in plane crash
KATHMANDU, AUG. 22.Eighteen persons aboard a twin Otter plane that crashed this morning in Pokhara have died. ``There were 15 passengers — 13 Germans, one American and one Briton in the plane and all were killed,'' an official from the ...
One killed in BSF firing
BARASAT, AUG. 22.One Bangladeshi was killed in BSF firing near the India-Bangladesh border at Swarupnagar area in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district today, police said. BSF opened fire after four Bangladeshis, challenged near the border, ...
Four militants nabbed
SRINAGAR, AUG. 22.Police today nabbed four foreign militants and rounded up 38 locals on suspicion of being conduits for Valley-based militants and their bosses abroad, sources said. A Pakistani militant, Nuaman Ahmad, who was injured in an ...

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