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Envoy's car blocked again
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 20. For the second day running, personnel of the Pakistan intelligence agencies allegedly obstructed the official flag car carrying the Charge d' Affaires, Sudhir Vyas. However, Pakistan strongly denied India's charges that its ...
India lodges protest
NEW DELHI, JAN. 20.As relations with its western neighbour sink to a new low, India today lodged a strong protest with Pakistan on the harassment of its diplomats in Islamabad. The Government today summoned the Acting High Commissioner of ...
Truce ends telecom war, for now
NEW DELHI, JAN. 20.The conflict among phone companies offering different types of services was put on the backburner following the intervention of the Information Technology and Communications Minister, Pramod Mahajan. Though the dispute has the ...
Quit jobs, militants tell Muslim policewomen
JAMMU, JAN. 20. After the "purdah" diktat, militants now have asked Muslim women to quit jobs in the Jammu and Kashmir police and set January 25 as the deadline or "face serious consequences". Reports reaching here said the threat was carried ...
A-G clears disinvestment of oil PSUs
NEW DELHI, JAN. 20. The Attorney-General, Soli Sorabjee, is understood to have given a favourable opinion on disinvestment of the oil public sector undertakings, HPCL and BPCL, which were acquired and nationalised in the 1970s through Acts of ...
Quit notice to U.S. missionary
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JAN. 20.The Rural SP, T.K. Vinod Kumar, today issued a notice to the American Missionary, Joseph Cooper, who was attacked by suspected RSS workers at Kilimanoor on Friday last, to leave the country within a week. Mr. Kumar, ...
'Dawood aide' killed
DUBAI, JAN. 20.Sharad Shetty, a Dubai-based businessman suspected to be a close associate of the underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim, was gunned down by two gunmen at the India Club here last night. The killers pumped five bullets into Mr. Shetty ...
Akash again test-fired
BALASORE, JAN. 20.The medium range surface-to-air missile, Akash, was successfully test-fired again from the Interim Test Range at Chandipur-on-sea, about 15 km from here, today. This is the second Akash missile test from the ITR in the last ...
Train derails
GUWAHATI, JAN. 20.An explosion triggered by extremists led to the derailment of the engine and five coaches of the 5960-down Dibrugarh-Howrah Kamrup Express in Assam's Karbi Anglong hill district today. However, no casualty has been reported so ...
Ketan Parekh remanded
KOLKATA, JAN. 20. After eluding the Kolkata police dragnet for over one-and-a-half months, stock-broker Ketan Parekh was today sent to police remand in the Rs. 120-crore stock scam after he surrendered in court. Rejecting the prayer for ...
Rein in Pak., says Vajpayee
PORT BLAIR, JAN. 20. Stating that Pakistan had become a ``centre'' for terrorist activity, the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today urged the international community to put an end to it and expressed concern that no action was being taken ...

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