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Modi begins second stint as CM
AHMEDABAD, DEC. 22. Narendra Modi began his second stint as the Gujarat Chief Minister with the swearing in of a 16-member two-tier Ministry today in the presence of the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, and a host of other dignitaries. ...
Militants gun down three children in J&K
JAMMU, DEC. 22. In yet another gruesome act, militants killed three children at a village in Poonch district and in an encounter that followed, two of the assailants were gunned down. Heavily armed militants barged into the house of Munshi Khan ...
Another Hurriyat leader released
JAMMU, DEC. 22. After a break, due to criticism over the release of political detenus, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has re-started the process and released the senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and general secretary ...
BJP to finalise poll strategy for 5 States
NEW DELHI, DEC. 22. Fresh from its gains in Gujarat, the Bharatiya Janata Party will be finalising a strategy for the Assembly elections next year. While in Himachal Pradesh it will have to fight the anti-incumbency factor, in Madhya Pradesh, ...
Bulk of troop withdrawal over
NEW DELHI, DEC. 22. Most of the million Indian and Pakistani troops have gone back to their peace stations exactly a year after they were mobilised in an eyeball-to-eyeball posture for 10 months, said senior army officers here. But several ...
NSCN(I-M) leaders to meet PM
NEW DELHI, DEC. 22. Indian passports have been issued to the leaders of the Naga insurgent group, NSCN(I-M), expected to arrive here on December 27 and meet the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, the next day, official sources said here today. ...
Sabotage theory gains credence
KURNOOL, DEC. 22. Buttressing the theory of sabotage, the teams investigating the accident of the Kacheguda-Bangalore Express near Pendekal in Kurnool district, in which 20 persons were killed and 80 injured, recovered a hacksaw frame and broken ...
Devices removed
SINGAPORE, DEC. 22. North Korea today announced that it was dismantling the internationally-sponsored surveillance devices at its plutonium-yielding research reactor which would now be used to ``produce electricity''. The move, which followed the ...
Extradition request
NEW DELHI, DEC. 22. Notwithstanding the deportation of underworld don, Anees Ibrahim, by Dubai authorities to Pakistan, the CBI has sent its extradition request, highlighting his role as one of the main conspirators of the 1993 Bombay bomb ...
LPG import
NEW DELHI, DEC. 22. An unplanned shutdown of a crucial unit of the Reliance refinery at Jamnagar has forced state-run oil companies to import LPG to meet the domestic demand of cooking gas. Seventeen cargoes of LPG are being imported for ...
Oil shortage ruled out
NEW DELHI, DEC. 22. Seeking to allay fears of disruption in crude oil supplies in the event of a war in Iraq, the Government has said it has contracted enough supplies from countries beyond the conflict zone. ...

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