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4 accused in Parliament attack case convicted
NEW DELHI, DEC. 16. The Special POTA court today convicted three of the four accused in the Parliament attack case, Syed Abdul Rehman Geelani, Shuakat Hussein Guru and Mohammed Afzal, of conspiracy to commit terrorism and acts amounting to ...
Justice for all, say BJP
GANDHINAGAR, DEC. 16.The caretaker Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, who led the BJP to an impressive victory in the Assembly elections, was today unanimously elected leader of the legislature party. His swearing-in as Chief Minister will ...
Violence again in Vadodara
VADODARA, DEC. 16. Violence erupted again in the sensitive Nagarwada and Fatehpura areas tonight causing tension in this disturbed city. Police said members of two communities were engaged in heavy stone throwing and arson from 10 p.m. in ...
Quattrocchi in Italy; passport impounded
SINGAPORE, DEC. 16. Malaysia's Court of Appeal today ordered the impounding of the "travel documents'' of Ottavio Quattrocchi, Italian businessman, the request for whose extradition to India in connection with the Bofors payoff investigations and ...
Pak. to file fresh cases against Azhar
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 16.The Pakistan Government has decided to register fresh cases against the Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Masood Azhar, an accused in the case relating to the attack on the Indian Parliament and released by a Pakistani court, in order to ...
Prabhu heads task force on linking of rivers
NEW DELHI, DEC. 16.The Government has appointed former Union Minister, Suresh Prabhu, as the Chairman of the Task Force on Interlinking of Rivers. He has been given a Cabinet rank. Former Secretary, Water Resources, C.C. Patel, has been ...
Bomb scare in Parliament
NEW DELHI, DEC. 16. Police were thrown into a tizzy today following a telephone call claiming that bombs had been planted within the Parliament House complex. The call was received by the Police Control Room around 11-30 a.m. Police and the ...
'Al-Qaeda threat' to Nagpur Council Hall
MUMBAI, DEC. 16. Security has been stepped up to an unprecedented level in and around the Legislative Council Hall in Nagpur following information conveyed by the United States that the Al-Qaeda has threatened to blow it up. This information ...
Congress worker shot in J&K
SRINAGAR, DEC. 16.A Congress worker was shot at and wounded, a labourer was killed and another person abducted in the Kashmir Valley in separate incidents on Monday. Militants shot at and wounded Mohammad Yousuf Mir at Norpora Kokernag in ...
Nod for Information Bill
NEW DELHI, DEC. 16.Parliament today approved the Freedom of Information Bill which envisages access to government information and files to every citizen in an effort to promote greater transparency, openness and accountability in administration. ...
Polaris chairman held
CHENNAI, DEC.16. The Indonesian police have detained the Chairman and Managing Director of the Chennai-based Polaris Software Ltd., Arun Jain, who had gone to Jakarta on a business call. Rajiv Malhotra, head of the bank ware division of the ...

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