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President's rule only option in Gujarat: EC
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 18. Even as the Election Commission today urged the Supreme Court to return the three-point Presidential reference unanswered as they were hypothetical questions, it stuck to its stand that imposition of President's rule in ...
Separation only if autonomy is denied: LTTE
SATTAHIP (THAILAND), SEPT. 18. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam said today that it was ready to accept "autonomy and self-governance'' in northern and eastern Sri Lanka and asserted that separation was only "the last resort''. Terming as ...
`India backs peace process'
SATTAHIP, SEPT. 18. The chief negotiator of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Anton Balasingham, today said that he was confident that India would be the first to welcome a resolution of Sri Lanka's ethnic conflict. "India is fully ...
Gujarat Govt. ready to make Modi tape public
AHMEDABAD, SEPT. 18. After consistently maintaining that there was no audio tape of the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi's controversial anti-minority remarks, the State Government said today that it was willing to make it public. "We ...
Two NC workers shot dead
SRINAGAR, SEPT. 18. Days ahead of the second phase of polling in Jammu and Kashmir, militants made and abortive bid on the life of a National Conference candidate from Bandipora and shot dead two party workers today even as separate incidents ...
Seize the opportunity, Mehbooba tells Kashmiris
PANZAN (BUDGAM), SEPT. 19. The degree of fairness in the first phase of elections to the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Monday has attracted the young generation in this part of central Kashmir's Budgam district to participate in the elections, ...
Decision on hiking FDI deferred
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 18. The Union Cabinet today considered the N.K. Singh Committee report on Foreign Direct Investment, which had suggested a raise in the FDI caps on various sectors, including civil aviation, telecom and insurance, but deferred a ...
Sanjay Dutt in court
MUMBAI, SEPT. 18. Film actor Sanjay Dutt charged with conspiracy in the 1993 serial blasts case, today appeared in a special court in keeping with a judicial directive, even as the judge exempted him till September 30. Mr.Dutt has been charged ...
Naveen not `perturbed' over developments
BHUBANESWAR, SEPT. 18. Will the change effected in the leadership of the Biju Janata Dal parliamentary party by six dissident MPs on Tuesday mark the beginning of the party president and Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik's 's downfall in Orissa ...
Quake again
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 18.An earthquake of moderate intensity, measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale, today rocked the North Andaman Islands. But there were no immediate reports of any loss of life or property. — PTI ...
Water to T.N. stopped
BANGALORE, SEPT. 18.The Karnataka Government has stopped the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu following an incident in which five persons jumped into the Kabini Reservoir in H.D. Kote taluk on Wednesday, sources told The Hindu. Of ...
`Implement CRA decision'
NEW DELHI, SEPT.18.The Union Water Resources Minister, Arjun Charan Sethi, today urged the Karnataka Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, to implement the decision of the Cauvery River Authority for release water to Tamil Nadu. In a letter to Mr. ...

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