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Jamali calls up PM, invites him to visit Pak.
NEW DELHI, APRIL 28. India and Pakistan broke the political ice today and moved closer towards a resumption of the long-stalled bilateral dialogue when the two Prime Ministers had a telephonic conversation. In the first direct bilateral ...
Curbs on Jehadi outfits?
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 28. Hours before the Pakistan Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, picked up the phone to talk to his Indian counterpart, Atal Behari Vajpayee, and convey Pakistan's readiness to accept his ``hand of friendship'', ...
Pilots' stir may be declared illegal
NEW DELHI, APRIL 28. The Government today toughened its stand against the agitating Air-India pilots by moving to get their strike declared "illegal". With a majority of the AI pilots refusing to fly due to the SARS scare for the past three days, ...
12 chargesheeted
MUMBAI, APRIL 28. Air-India today chargesheeted 12 of the 27 suspended pilots accusing them of refusing to operate and `abandoning' their flights at various destinations. However, no action was taken against Kennil Khan, president of the Indian ...
Two more test positive for SARS
NEW DELHI, APRIL 28. The Centre today announced that two more persons had tested positive for the dreaded Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. With this, the total number of confirmed cases in the country has gone up to nine. The Centre also ...
France for lasting defence ties with India
NEW DELHI, APRIL 28. France has offered a long-lasting military relationship to India in view of the similar vision shared by both countries on the global geo-political situation. Deeper ties could particularly evolve in joint development, ...
Kalam unveils Shivaji statue
NEW DELHI, APRIL 28. The President, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, unveiled an equestrian statue of the Maratha warrior, Shivaji, in the Parliament House complex here this evening in the presence of the leading lights of Indian polity. He also unveiled a ...
Saddam is alive, claims Aziz
WASHINGTON, APRIL 28. Iraq's former Deputy Prime Minister, Tariq Aziz, has told American interrogators that Saddam Hussein survived two air strikes launched to kill him, USA Today reported today. Mr. Aziz, who is being questioned at an ...
Man held near PM's residence
NEW DELHI, APRIL 28. A 51-year-old man armed with a toy gun found near the Race Course residence of the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, was arrested by police today. SPG personnel posted at Mr. Vajpayee's residence spotted Mohammad Yaqub ...
New Pak. envoy to U.K.
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 28.Pakistan's tough talking journalist-turned-diplomat, Maleeha Lodhi, has been appointed the country's new High Commissioner to Britain. Ms. Lodhi, who has worked as Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. twice in the ...
Exports up
NEW DELHI, APRIL 28.India's exports surged to $51.71 billions for the first time in 2002-03, brightening the prospects of achieving one per cent share in world market well before 2007, but high oil import bill bloated its trade deficit to $7.6 ...
Last date for TDS returns
NEW DELHI, APRIL 28.The Finance Ministry has extended uniformly the last date for filing of income tax returns for tax deducted at source (TDS) to September 30. This has been done in order to give effect to certain proposal contained in the ...

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