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Pak. urged to release Indian fishermen
NEW DELHI, JAN. 31.India today called on Pakistan to release 400 Indian fishermen and a number of civilian prisoners in its custody even as Bangladesh was handed over an aide memoire to stop illegal immigration. According to sources, ...

Aggressive 'tailing' of diplomats: Pak.
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 31. Islamabad today complained to the Indian mission here of "aggressive tailing'' of two of its top diplomats in New Delhi. The complaint came less than a week of lull in tension between the two countries. Relations between ...
Surprising, says India
NEW DELHI, JAN. 31. India today claimed that the Pakistani statement regarding aggressive chasing of its top diplomats in New Delhi was "surprising". Reacting to reports from Islamabad, official sources said that the Indian Charge d'Affaires, ...
World Cup sponsors can remit money in forex: SC
NEW DELHI, JAN. 31.Clearing the decks for the smooth flow of money for staging the 2003 cricket World Cup in South Africa, the Supreme Court today allowed major sponsors, including LG Electronics India (LGEI), to remit foreign exchange for the ...
Kiwis not to play in Kenya
WELLINGTON, JAN. 31. THENew Zealand Cricket Council has said its team would not play the scheduled World Cup match in Kenya next month, claiming that the security risk for players was too high. After a day-long board meeting today, the Council ...
Thailand ready for extradition treaty
BANGKOK, JAN. 31. India and Thailand today struck a broad political consensus on the possibility of addressing their security concerns in a cooperative fashion and also agreed to place their potential partnership on a forward trajectory. No ...
War not justified: Blix
NEW YORK, JAN. 31. The chief U.N. arms inspector, Hans Blix, challenged a series of accusations Washington has lobbed at Iraq, saying inspection teams had found nothing to back them up, in an interview published today. Mr. Blix told The New ...
Sants protest pollution of Ganga
LUCKNOW, JAN. 31.Thousands of Hindu `sants' and `sadhus' today observed a fast and threatened to boycott their traditional bathing at the Sangam — the confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati at Allahabad — ...
Denied bail
NEW DELHI, JAN. 31.A Delhi court today refused to grant bail to the two accused whose car had intruded into the convoy of the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, on the night of January 28. Dismissing the applications of Ashok Kumar and Dahren ...
SC directive on CRA meet
NEW DELHI, JAN. 31. The Supreme Court today asked the Attorney-General, Soli Sorabjee, to inquire from the Centre the possibility of fixing an early meeting of the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) headed by the Prime Minister to resolve issues. ``If ...
SC continues stay
NEW DELHI, JAN. 31.The Supreme Court today continued its stay of the trial proceedings in the Rs. 64 crores Bofors payoff case and fixed March 11 for hearing an application by the CBI seeking resumption of the trial. — PTI ...
Hiten Dalal convicted
MUMBAI, JAN. 31.A special court today convicted tainted stock broker, Hiten Dalal, and three others, sentencing them to seven years' rigorous imprisonment for allegedly defrauding the Canbank Mutual Fund to the tune of Rs. 103 crores. The others ...

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