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SC directs Karnataka to release water to T.N.
NEW DELHI, OCT. 4. Despite stiff resistance from Karnataka, the Supreme Court today directed it to release forthwith 9,000 cusecs of water (about 0.8 tmcft) daily to the Mettur dam in Tamil Nadu in the manner indicated in the September 8 order of ...
Cabinet to discuss court order: Krishna
NEW DELHI, OCT. 4.Virtually ruling out any release of water, the Karnataka Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, told reporters here that the State Cabinet and an all-party meeting in Bangalore tomorrow would consider the Supreme Court direction. He ...
Nepal King sacks PM
KATHMANDU, OCT. 4.Nepal's King Gyanendra tonight dismissed the Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, and his Cabinet, and declared himself the interim executive head of the Himalayan Kingdom. The announcement, broadcast nationally, came a day ...
'Pak. failed all tests to end cross-border terrorism'
NEW DELHI, OCT. 4.India today said it continued to hope that Pakistan would "accept" the results of the successful elections in Jammu and Kashmir even as the Foreign Secretary, Kanwal Sibal, said that Islamabad had failed "all tests" to end ...
Electoral laws to be stringent
NEW DELHI, OCT. 4. The Union Cabinet today decided to make the provision for disqualification under the Representation of the People Act for conviction in respect of heinous crimes like rape and murder more stringent. As per the decision, apart ...
Jogi meets PM after courting arrest
NEW DELHI, OCT. 4.Taking a cue from his Punjab counterpart, the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Ajit Jogi, took to the streets here today and courted arrest along with his entire Cabinet, senior party leaders, and Congress MPs and MLAs from the ...
PM for financial autonomy to panchayats
NEW DELHI, OCT. 4. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, said today that the Government would introduce a Constitution Amendment Bill, after evolving a political consensus, to give financial powers to the panchayati raj institutions ...
Akash test-fired
BALASORE, OCT. 4. India today successfully test-fired its most sophisticated medium range surface-to-air missile Akash from the Interim Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-Sea, about 15 km from here, official sources said. The missile was fired ...
Pak. tests Hatf-IV missile
KARACHI, OCT. 4. Pakistan today successfully test-fired a medium range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Hatf-IV (Shaheen). It could carry a nuclear warhead and hit targets within the range of 700 km. An official announcement in Islamabad ...
Bomb scare at SC
NEW DELHI, OCT. 4.Tension prevailed in the Supreme Court after an anonymous telephone call to the police control room that a bomb planted in the court complex would explode. The control room received a call around 11 a.m. that a bomb had been ...
IAF clarifies
NEW DELHI, OCT. 4. The Indian Air Force (IAF) today said none of its aircraft was flying over the village in North Dinajpur district near the Indo-Bangladesh border from where there were reports that an unidentified airplane had intruded into the ...
Narrow escape for Mehbooba
JAMMU, OCT. 4.The People's Democratic Party vice-president, Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed, had a narrow escape today when an IED exploded in a village in Doda district. Eyewitness said Ms. Sayeed was on her way to address a public rally at Guha, ...

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