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Mayawati's 'governance' draws flak in Parliament
NEW DELHI, APRIL 21. The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati's `style of governance' was the subject of an animated discussion in both the Houses of Parliament today. In the Lok Sabha, Opposition and Treasury benches alike called upon the ...
Mulayam's arrest stayed
LUCKNOW, APRIL 21. The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court, comprising Justice Vishnu Sahai and R.C. Pandey, today granted stay on any arrest of the Samajwadi Party president, Mulayam Singh Yadav and other senior leaders till May 16 on the ...
India, China agree to sustain bilateral cooperation
SINGAPORE, APRIL 21. China and India today agreed to sustain the ongoing bilateral process of clarifying the Line of Actual Control. The two countries reaffirmed their commitment to formulate additional confidence-building measures with a ...
Blackwill quits, to return to Harvard
NEW DELHI, APRIL 21. The U.S. Ambassador to India, Robert D. Blackwill, today announced that he had resigned his post as envoy to return to academic pursuits at the Harvard University, a decision that would take effect at the "end of summer", ...
Vohra begins his mission in Kashmir
SRINAGAR APRIL 21. The Central Government's interlocutor on Kashmir, N. N. Vohra, today arrived here on a six-day-visit to further his "political mission'' to break the deadlock on the Kashmir problem. After his arrival, Mr. Vohra confined ...
Three SARS cases in Pune
MUMBAI, APRIL 21.Three persons — a man who recently returned from Jakarta, his mother and sister — have been quarantined in a Government hospital in Pune, with each of them testing positive for the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in ...
LTTE suspends talks
COLOMBO, APRIL 21.Lankan Government "for the time being'', plunging its latest six-month-long direct talks with Colombo into yet another phase of uncertainty. Raising the known rebel tactic of brinkmanship to higher levels, the Tigers declared ...
SARS patient weds, guests quarantined
PUNE, APRIL 21. Julia D'Silva, one of the three Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) patients in Pune, today got married in a local church and was then admitted to the isolation ward of a private hospital here. The wedding took place in ...
BJP keen on ending truckers' stir
NEW DELHI, APRIL 21. Although the deadlock persisted as the truckers' strike entered the eighth day, there were perceptible signs of anxiety both on the part of the Centre and the BJP to prevent the stir from getting prolonged. The fear of a ...
Jay Garner in Baghdad
BAGHDAD, APRIL 21. The retired U.S. Lt. Gen., Jay Garner, who is overseeing Iraq's reconstruction after the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime, arrived in the Iraqi capital today. ``What better day in your life can you have than to be able to ...
Togadia gets bail
AJMER, APRIL 21. A local court today granted bail to the VHP leader, Praveen Togadia, on condition that he would not defy the ban on distribution of tridents, a charge on which he was arrested eight days ago. Granting the bail on two sureties of ...
U.P. Cabinet reshuffle
LUCKNOW, APRIL 21.In a minor reshuffle of her Cabinet, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, today inducted two more Ministers — both in the rank of Ministers of State. Surendra Singh Patel and Ansar Ahmed were sworn in as Ministers ...
Bridegroom shot at
GHAZIABAD, APRIL 21.A man, who was getting married to the daughter of the Uttar Pradesh Samajwadi Party leader, Narender Bhati, was shot at and seriously wounded by gunmen during the ceremony here last night, police said today. PTI ...

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