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Ban applies to Hizb too: Pak. Minister
ISLAMABAD, MAY 19. In a quiet move, the Pakistan Government is believed to have decided to treat the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant outfit on a par with the banned groups such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammad. The decision has direct ...
Pak. for composite dialogue
ISLAMABAD, MAY 19. Pakistan today reiterated that a "composite and sustained dialogue" was the road map for talks with India. "We want composite, meaningful and sustained dialogue on all outstanding issues," the Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman, ...
4 women, 2 children beheaded in Rajouri
JAMMU, MAY 19. In a gruesome act of reprisal against the family of a security services personnel, militants belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammad beheaded six members, four women and two infants, in Chowikan Kotedara village of Rajouri district last ...
Former CBI officer in a spot
KOLKATA, MAY 19. The high-profile former CBI additional director, U. N. Biswas, landed in the thick of controversy today after officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau recovered 24 kg of a psychotropic substance, used in making a heroin ...
Massive protest against U.S. presence in Iraq
BAGHDAD, MAY 19. Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets of a Baghdad suburb today to demand an Iraqi Government and the withdrawal of U.S. forces. The demonstration by mainly Shia Muslims underscored rising discontent with Iraq's Western ...
Nalin Surie, envoy to China
NEW DELHI, MAY 19.Nalin Surie, currently Additional Secretary (East Asia) in the Ministry of External Affairs, has been named India's new Ambassador to China. Mr. Surie will succeed Shivshankar Menon, who moves as High Commissioner to Pakistan. ...
Ari Fleischer to quit
WASHINGTON, MAY 19. The White House Spokesman, Ari Fleischer, said today that he will be quitting his present job in July and entering the private sector. He notified the President, George W. Bush, of the decision on Friday. Mr. Fleischer has ...
Sinha rejects Pak. plea on terrorism
LONDON, MAY 19. The External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha, today rejected Pakistan's argument that it had no control over terrorists who continued to cross into Jammu and Kashmir as they were from outside the region and belonged to ...
Gold prices soar
NEW DELHI, MAY 19.Gold prices soared across the country following an aggressive buying by stockists, triggered by a sharp upsurge in international trend. The prices touched a five-month high in Delhi, gaining further ground. An ongoing upsurge ...
Kidnapped man rescued
PATNA, MAY 19.The police have rescued the kidnapped city jeweller, Sanjay Dayal, from an apartment in Kadamkuan locality here and arrested nine members of an inter-State gang allegedly headed by the son of a former CPI MLA of Jharkhand. Acting on ...
7 killed in blast
AHMEDABAD, MAY 19.Seven labourers were killed and at least an equal number injured in a blast inside an oil tanker at the Alang ship breaking yard today, district police sources here said. The blast could have been caused due to a gas leak. ...
Shilpa's parents in a fix
MUMBAI, MAY 19.The parents of actress Shilpa Shetty, Surendra and Sunanda, appear to be in a spot with the Surat police claiming to have clinching evidence against them in a case of alleged extortion in the form of telephonic conversation. The ...

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