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44 p.c. turnout in first phase of J&K elections
BARAMULLA/ KUPWARA, SEPT. 16. Amid coercion by security forces, a partial election boycott, a general strike call given by the All-Party Hurriyat Conference, and a spate of militant attacks in which a policeman was killed and eight persons were ...

Bid to disrupt polls
SRINAGAR, SEPT. 16. Militants made at least 20 abortive attempts since Sunday evening to disrupt the first phase of elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Two persons were killed and as many injured in these attacks. The Director-General of Police, ...
Musharraf does not need any provocation to attack India: PM
NEW YORK, SEPT. 16. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, has taken exception to mediapersons drawing a link between the Gujarat events and the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf's criticism of India at the United Nations Security ...
Colombo-LTTE talks begin
SATTAHIP (THAILAND), SEPT. 16.Colombo and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam started direct talks here today, with the latter making a strong claim for "a leading and pivotal'' role in the administration and economic development of ...
We have not yet heard Modi tapes: BJP
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 16. Even as the Congress came down heavily on the "communally combustible content'' of the speeches of the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, the BJP continued to pretend that it had not heard the Modi audio tapes that were ...
Exemption for Sanjay Dutt
MUMBAI, SEPT. 16.Film star Sanjay Dutt and 88 co-accused in the 1993 bomb blast case were today granted exemption for two weeks by a Special Court. In a related development, Shaikh Aziz, one of the accused, filed a petition, challenging the ...
SC orders video-filming
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 16.The Supreme Court today ordered video-filming of the entire area along the Manali-Rohtang road in Himachal Pradesh, where advertisements were painted on rock faces by Pepsi, Coca Cola and others, to determine the extent of ...
SC poser on ordinance
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 16. The recent Presidential ordinance, neutralising an Election Commission order on candidates' background, was today challenged in the Supreme Court, which asked the Government whether it had the power to supersede the court's ...
Probe begins into accident
GAYA, SEPT. 16. A five-member railway inquiry team headed by the Commissioner of Railway Safety, Eastern Circle, Mahesh Chandra, today recorded statements of 60 persons, including the driver and guard of the Rajdhani Express that derailed on ...
Institute land taken over
LUCKNOW, SEPT. 16.Civic authorities here took over of the land meant for the Indira Gandhi Institute and demolished some of its rooms and the foundation stone to facilitate the construction of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati's Ambedkar ...
Pak. hands over suspects
ISLAMABAD, SEPT. 16. Pakistan is believed to have handed over one of the key suspects in the September 11 terrorist attacks, Ramzi bin al-Shaiba, and four of his associates to the U.S. Reports from Karachi said Ramzi and his associates had been ...

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