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PM, Kanchi Acharya discuss Ayodhya issue
NEW DELHI, FEB. 4. The one-on-one meeting of the Shankaracharya of Kanchi, Jayendra Saraswati, with the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, this evening has once again brought Ayodhya to the centre-stage of politics. Although officially the ...
NASA `removed' 5 experts who warned about shuttles
NEW YORK, FEB. 4. The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) removed five members of a nine-person panel and two of its consultants after they warned it last year that its shuttles faced safety troubles and urged an increase in ...
Leaders to pay tributes to Kalpana
NEW DELHI, FEB. 4. Leaders will pay tributes to the India-born astronaut, Kalpana Chawla, at a condolence meeting to be held in the Parliament House Annexe tomorrow evening. Organised at the suggestion of the Prime Minister, Atal Behari ...
4 breakaway Cong. MLAs in U.P. Cabinet
LUCKNOW, FEB. 4.The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, on Tuesday inducted into her Cabinet four breakaway Congress MLAs who had joined her party on Monday. Earlier during the day, she had dropped 13 Ministers belonging to her Bahujan ...
Detained U.S. aircraft cleared
NEW DELHI, FEB. 4.The authorities are understood to have cleared the crew of the U.S. cargo aircraft detained in Mumbai of any mischief and asked it to file a fresh flight clearance plan prior to allowing it to proceed to Male. The aircraft ...
Standoff with Bangladesh continues
NEW DELHI, FEB. 4.There is no change in the situation as far as the 213 persons stranded on the "zero line'' of the India-Bangladesh border is concerned, the Foreign Office spokesman said today. Asked if there had been an exchange of fire ...
Indian diplomats in Baghdad stay put
DUBAI, FEB. 4. Indian diplomats in Baghdad are staying put in the Iraqi capital amid reports that some other missions here are leaving the country as fear of the U.S.-led war on Iraq mounts. "We have no schedule to leave Baghdad," B.B. Tyagi, ...
U.P. MLA convicted
NEW DELHI, FEB. 4.A sitting independent MLA of Uttar Pradesh, Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari, was convicted by a designated court today under TADA, nine years after the police arrested him on charges of masterminding the kidnap of a Delhi-based trader and ...
Oil struck in Rajasthan
NEW DELHI, FEB. 4.In another boost to the country's efforts to increase domestic hydrocarbon production, Scottish multi-national Cairn Energy has struck an estimated 20 million tonnes of oil and gas reserves in Barmer district of Rajasthan. ...
Sanjay Dutt's statement recorded
MUMBAI, FEB. 4.In a move to present film star Sanjay Dutt as a prosecution witness in the `Bollywood-underworld' nexus case, the Mumbai police today recorded his statement in connection with his alleged telephonic conversation with the ...
U.S. allocates $ 53 mn for India
WASHINGTON, FEB. 4. The United States has earmarked $53.35 million for India, which is almost one-sixth of what it has allocated for Pakistan in its 2004 budget presented by President George W. Bush to Congress yesterday. The administration ...

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