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Pak., Bangla overstayers should be deported: Advani
NEW DELHI, JAN. 7.The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, has said that Pakistani and Bangladesh nationals who were living in India illegally should be located and deported. Addressing the Conference of the Chief Secretaries and the ...
Laying conditions for talks not healthy: Haass
HYDERABAD, JAN. 7. While stating that ``normality'' in Indo-Pakistan ties is ``not impossible,'' Richard N. Haass, Director, Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State, today said that India, like Pakistan, had an interest in removing ...
Pak. n-blackmail no worry: Fernandes
HYDERABAD, JAN. 7. The Defence Minister, George Fernandes, said here today that Islamabad's ``nuclear blackmail'' need not be a cause for worry since ``there will be no Pakistan left'' if India retaliated with atomic weapons. The Pakistani ...
National ID cards soon
NEW DELHI, JAN. 7.Hours after the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, spoke of a ``serious threat'' to internal security from illegal Pakistani and Bangladeshi nationals staying in the country and the need to ``throw them out'', the Centre and ...
Revised opinion of Military Intelligence in Gilani case not tenable, says Govt.
NEW DELHI, JAN. 7. The revised opinion of the Military Intelligence (MI) that the document in the possession of the Kashmir Times journalist, Iftikhar Gilani, was of "no security value" has been termed "not tenable" by the Central ...
BSNL, MTNL cut mobile STD tariff
NEW DELHI, JAN. 7.Joining the tariff war in cellular telephony, BSNL and MTNL today slashed their mobile-to-mobile STD tariff to bring it slightly lower than the private operators' rates. BSNL brought it down to Rs. 4.80 a minute from Rs. 9, ...
Cold wave intensifies
NEW DELHI, JAN. 7.Cold wave conditions worsened in the country's northern, central and eastern regions, which have so far claimed over 120 lives, as icy winds tormented the people. Kanpur experienced the coldest day in 12 years as the mercury ...
Hurdle in peace process
NAKORN PATHOM (THAILAND), JAN. 7.Sri Lanka's fledgling peace process today saw its first hurdle of opinion with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terming a sub-committee on de-escalation (SDN) ``irrelevant'' and saying that it saw no ...
Turns hostile
MUMBAI, JAN. 7.Salman Khan, film actor and witness in the case of the alleged Bollywood nexus with the underworld, today turned hostile in a special court, saying he had not received any threat to act in a film. He is the 13th Bollywood ...
'Sants' killed
PANIPAT, JAN. 7.Two `sants' were killed at Chandoli village in the district last night. Unidentified persons came to the camp where the `sants', 80-year-old Shiv Nat and 65-year-old Maya Ram, were staying and began consuming alcohol and offered ...
Bus blast: suspect flees
MUMBAI, JAN. 7.One of the four persons held under the POTA provisions in connection with the December 2 blast in a bus in the suburb here, Syed Kwaja Yunus Syed Klwaja Ayub, escaped from custody early today while being taken to Aurangabad. He ...
OCA to return medals
NEW DELHI, JAN. 7.Ending the three-month long trauma of distance runner Sunita Rani, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) today announced its decision to return to the athlete the two medals she won at the Busan Asian Games in October last year. The ...

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