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BJP stands by old agenda but won't thrust it on allies
RAIPUR, JULY 18. The Bharatiya Janata Party today declared that it was ready to re-assert its old agenda — Ayodhya, a uniform civil code and scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution conferring a special status on Jammu and Kashmir ...

Ayodhya: Let the party decide, says PM
RAIPUR, JULY 18.The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today said he did not want to get into the controversy over the demand of the VHP and the RSS for legislation for construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya as the issue was being discussed ...
Foreign origin issue
RAIPUR, JULY 18. Will the Bharatiya Janata Party make an issue of the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi's Italian birth? There were references to the contrast between the "leadership" of Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, and that of the ...
Lisbon court turns down Monica Bedi's extradition
NEW DELHI, JULY 18. A Portuguese court has turned down India's request to extradite Monica Bedi, companion of Abu Salem, who is a key accused in the 1993 Bombay serial blasts case. This has come as a jolt to India's efforts to get the duo ...
British expert on Iraq dead?
LONDON, JULY 18. David Kelly, a former British UN weapons' inspector in Iraq, who had emerged as a key figure in the Blair Government's row with the BBC over allegations that it ``sexed up'' an intelligence dossier on Baghdad's weapons capability ...
Pandya's father refutes charges
AHMEDABAD, JULY 18.Vithhalbhai Pandya, father of the former Gujarat Minister of State for Home, Haren Pandya, has refuted the allegation that his deceased son had "virtually instigated" a violent mob to attack Muslims in the Paldi locality here ...
Cabinet rank for NCM chief
NEW DELHI, JULY 18.The National Commission for Minorities chairman, Tarlochan Singh, has been granted the status of Union Cabinet Minister. The Commission's vice-chairman, M.S. Usmani, has been given the status of Minister of State, an ...
Pak. curbs on JKLF chief
ISLAMABAD, JULY 18.The Pakistan Government has banned the chief of the Pakistan Chapter of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief, Amanullah Khan, from travelling abroad and cancelled his passport, the Front claimed today. The ...
Yasin Malik gets bail
NEW DELHI, JULY 18.A Delhi court today granted bail to Yasin Malik, chief of the Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), in a 10-year-old TADA case. The Special Judge for CBI cases, S.N. Dhingra, granted bail to Mr. Malik on his furnishing a ...
Farmhouse searched
SIRSA (HARYANA), JULY 18.Punjab Vigilance sleuths searched the farmhouse of the former Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, at Balasar near here for the second day today in connection with a corruption case registered against the Akali Dal ...
Train derails
AHMEDABAD, JULY 18.Three coaches of the Ahmedabad-Patan express jumped rails today when the train was about to reach Patan station in Mehsana district in north Gujarat. Though there were about 200 passengers in the train, none was injured nor was ...

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