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"Pak. needs to take firm, credible steps"
NEW DELHI, MAY 7. In a measured official response to the proposals made by Pakistan last night, India today announced that it had sought an agreement (Agre'ment in diplomatic parlance) for the appointment of a new High Commissioner to Islamabad. ...
Our CBMs far larger: Pak.
ISLAMABAD, MAY 7. India's description of the confidence building measures (CBMs) announced by the Pakistan Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, as "inadequate" has not gone down well here. Before New Delhi's official statement, the ...
Bill not dropped, PM tells women
NEW DELHI, MAY 7. Agitated over the stalling of the Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, representatives of the several women groups stormed the Prime Minister's residence this morning and expressed their displeasure in an ...
MPs press for rollback of phone tariffs
NEW DELHI, MAY 7. The Government was put in the dock by its own members in the Lok Sabha today when the BJP joined hands with its NDA allies and the Opposition to press for a rollback of the new telephone tariffs. Though the Communications ...
Indian patient in Beijing 'SARS-free'
SINGAPORE, MAY 7.An Indian patient in Beijing, who figures in China's list of foreigners with suspected Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), has successfully cleared the ``Quick Test''. According to official sources in Beijing, the Indian ...
Bhagalpur riots: 6 convicted
PATNA, MAY 7.The Third District and Sessions Judge of Bhagalpur, R.C. Jha, convicted six persons and sentenced them to life imprisonment in one of the cases relating to the Bhagalpur riots, in which more than 1,200 were killed in 1989. Nine ...
Bengal CM's directive
KOLKATA, MAY 7.The West Bengal Chief Minister, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, today directed the police to arrest the person responsible for attacking the PWD Minister, Amar Choudhary, last night. Mr. Choudhury was returning from Jeliakhali in ...
Ultras butcher 31 in Tripura
AGARTALA, MAY 7.Extremists butchered 31 non-tribals, including eight children and six women, kidnapped two and injured six others, besides setting ablaze houses, in three separate incidents in Tripura today. A group of insurgents of the banned ...
DDA scam: Hotelier remanded
NEW DELHI, MAY 7.Hotelier and one of the accused in the DDA scam, Vinod Khatri, who surrendered before a Delhi court this afternoon, was remanded to seven days CBI custody by a Special Court. The Special Judge, Prem Kumar, remanded Mr. Khatri ...
Ex-judge's remand extended
NEW DELHI, MAY 7.A Delhi Court today extended till May 12 the CBI remand of the former Delhi High Court Judge, Shamit Mukherjee, arrested for alleged links with the DDA scam accused and pronouncing ``favourable'' orders. The Special Judge, ...
UP introduces quota in judiciary
LUCKNOW, MAY 7.In a significant decision, the Mayawati Government in Uttar Pradesh has introduced reservation in the judiciary, beginning with the appointment of presiding officers in the labour courts and industrial tribunals under the new ...

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