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`Fidayeen' storm media enclave in Srinagar; 2 killed
SRINAGAR, MARCH 9.Two militants who stormed a building housing the Press Information Bureau and the State Information Department in the Press Enclave on Residency Road here this evening were shot dead by security forces in a late-night operation. ...
E.C. orders removal of `India Shining' hoardings
NEW DELHI, MARCH 9. The Election Commission today ordered the immediate removal of `India Shining' and other state-sponsored propaganda advertisements and huge hoardings in several places across the country. The Deputy Election Commissioner, ...
Pakistan test-fires Shaheen-II
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 9.Pakistan today test-fired a 2,000 km-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. A statement by the Musharraf Government said the test "reflects Pakistan's resolve to maintain minimum ...
Congress focus on unemployment, farm sector
NEW DELHI, MARCH 9. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today said the party would focus on unemployment and the agriculture sector during the Lok Sabha election campaign. Ms. Gandhi, who presided over a meeting of the Congress Working ...
India, Pakistan begin talks on Rajasthan-Sindh bus link
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 9. India and Pakistan today began technical-level talks on the possibility of starting a bus service between Rajasthan and Sindh province as part of the efforts to enhance people-to-people contacts. An eight-member Indian team, ...
Polls now in five phases
NEW DELHI, MARCH 9.The Lok Sabha elections will now be held in five phases, instead of four phases. This follows a request from Tripura for postponement of the polls in the State in view of a local festival. The northeastern State will go to ...
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