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Pak. to restore diplomatic ties; road, rail and air links
ISLAMABAD, MAY 6. The Pakistan Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali tonight unveiled the much-awaited confidence building measures (CBMs) to pave way for a dialogue with India by agreeing to the proposals made by the Prime Minister, Atal ...
Inadequate, says India
NEW DELHI, MAY 6. India today described as "completely inadequate'' the Pakistani Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali's response to the hand of friendship extended by the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee. Official sources said that ...
Women's Bill scuttled again
NEW DELHI, MAY 6.The Women's Reservation Bill was deferred yet again in the face of stiff resistance by some Opposition parties and a section of the ruling National Democratic Alliance in the Lok Sabha today. Opposition to the Bill led to the ...
A charade: Shabana
NEW DELHI, MAY 6."It is just a charade. If the BJP, the Congress and the Left want it then the passage of the Bill should have been ensured. But just by sheer lung power it was deferred. Where is democracy? The truth is that the men don't want ...
Attack on Sikdar a serious matter, says Advani
NEW DELHI, MAY 6. Even as agitated BJP and Shiv Sena MPs demanded an inquiry into the assault on the Union Minister and BJP leader, Tapan Sikdar, in West Bengal yesterday, the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, called up the West Bengal Chief ...
An administrative issue: Antony
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MAY 6. The Kerala Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, has said that the question of banning the distribution of `trishul' (trident) by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad was an administrative issue for the Government and it had to be decided ...
Centre to write to States on cow slaughter ban law
NEW DELHI, MAY 6.The Union Cabinet today took the first step towards the formulation of a stringent Central law to ban cow slaughter by deciding to write to all States requesting them to allow the Centre to come out with such a legislation. ...
Indian in Beijing SARS list
BEIJING, MAY 6.``One person from India is now receiving medical treatment'' in Beijing as a ``suspected case of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome'', according to an official of the Communist Party of China, Cai Fuchao. Briefing reporters, ...
Walter Sisulu dead
JOHANNESBURG, MAY 6.Walter Sisulu, who for five decades helped shape the strategy of the march to racial equality in South Africa, died here at 9 p.m. (8 p.m. GMT) on Monday after a long illness. He was 90. ``His absence has carved a void. A ...
Laloo, Rabri exonerated
PATNA, MAY 6.The RJD supremo, Laloo Prasad Yadav, and the Bihar Chief Minister, Rabri Devi, have been given a ``clean chit'' by the Income Tax Department vis--vis expenses incurred on the marriage of their eldest daughter, Misa, a senior ...
SC reserves verdict in Bofors case
NEW DELHI, MAY 6. The Supreme Court today reserved judgment on the appeals filed by the CBI and the Central Vigilance Commission challenging a Delhi High Court order quashing the chargesheet against the three Hinduja brothers in the `Rs. 64 crore ...
ULFA leader's house attacked
GUWAHATI, MAY 6. The house of the ULFA ``commander-in-chief'', Paresh Baruah, was attacked by unidentified gunmen, who came in a vehicle early this morning and opened indiscriminate fire, in Assam's Dibrugarh district, police said here. The ...
Galloway suspended
LONDON, MAY 6.Britain's ruling Labour Party suspended leading anti-war politician, George Galloway today over an outspoken attack on the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and the U.S. President, George W. Bush, during the war on Iraq. The ...

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