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We'll not back regime change in Iraq by outside forces: PM
NEW DELHI, MARCH 12. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today ruled out support for a regime change brought about by outsiders in Iraq. "If a change has to come about, it should be done by the people of that country. No outside power has ...
Serbian PM assassinated
PARIS, MARCH 12.The Serbian Prime Minister, Zoran Djindjic (50), who was instrumental in the downfall of the former Serbian President, Slobodan Milosevic, was assassinated in Belgrade shortly before 1 p.m. local time today. He was rushed to ...
Excavation begins amid tight security
FAIZABAD, MARCH 12. Excavation work began a little after noon today near the disputed Ramjanmabhoomit-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya as directed by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court to see whether or not a temple had existed where the ...
Increase in domestic air fares likely
NEW DELHI, MARCH 12. Reeling under the impact of an increase in the prices of Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), domestic airlines appear set to effect a 10 per cent increase in passenger fares. But there is an interesting twist to it: After its ...
LTTE pondering options
COLOMBO, MARCH 12. The LTTE today said it was considering suspending participation in the peace talks as a form of protest against Monday's sinking of one of its merchant vessels by the Sri Lanka Navy. The chief negotiator, Anton S. ...
SIMI leader held
NEW DELHI, MARCH 12.A prominent leader of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India, Noman Badar alias Falahi (30), has been arrested by a Special Cell team of the Delhi Police. Falahi, who hails from Haldwani area of Uttaranchal, had been ...
JeM militant killed
NEW DELHI, MARCH 12.A plan of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad to carry out a strike in Delhi or Mumbai similar to the Parliament attack was foiled today with the killing of a top Pakistani terrorist of the outfit, Manzoor Dar alias Sirajudin ...
3 injured in ULFA attack
GUWAHATI, MARCH 12.Cadres of the banned ULFA hurled a grenade at the Bongaigaon police station in lower Assam this evening when the oil town was in complete darkness due to a power cut. Two policemen and a civilian were injured as the grenade ...
Foreigner freed
JAIPUR, MARCH 12.A Danish national, Thomas Jensen, who was abducted here four days ago, was freed today from his kidnappers on the Ajmer Highway near Bagru, a senior police official said here, Nine men were arrested in this connection, the ...
Iraq shifts its ambassador
NEW DELHI, MARCH 12. Iraq has abruptly shunted out its Ambassador to India, Saleh al-Mukhtar, to Vietnam in the midst of a possible U.S. attack on his country. This follows the U.S. blacklisting the Indian company, NEC Engineering Private ...

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