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Heavy fighting near Baghdad: hostages' fate uncertain
MANAMA, APRIL 11. Amid uncertainty over the fate of the three Japanese hostages, Iraqi fighters and American troops today fought a grim battle for control of a key road junction on the outskirts of Baghdad, while there was relative calm in ...
Eight hostages freed
DUBAI, APRIL 11.Eight foreign hostages, including an Indian, held in Iraq have been released, a masked man said on a videotape aired by an Arabic television station said today. ``We have released them in response to a call from the Muslim ...
SINGAPORE, APRIL 11. With the Japanese Government having rejected the demand that its troops in Iraq be withdrawn in exchange for the freedom of the three captives in Iraq, the crisis over the death threat served on them remained unresolved by ...
Peace campaigners attacked in Vadodara
VADODARA, APRIL 11.About a dozen Bharatiya Janata Party and Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists attacked the young volunteers of "ANHAD" (Act Now for Harmony and Democracy) in Vadodara today. They were on a countrywide tour campaigning for peace and ...
EC rejects BJP plea to extend campaign deadline
NEW DELHI, APRIL 11.The Election Commission today rejected the plea of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party to extend the deadline of 10 p.m. for election campaigning, in the wake of the controversy over the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani's late ...
Jogi injured in accident, operated upon
MUMBAI, APRIL 11. The former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Ajit Jogi, who was seriously injured in an accident near Raipur, tonight successfully underwent a neuro surgery at the Bombay Hospital here. "The operation was successful as per the ...
CBI to probe paper leak
RAJKOT/NEW DELHI, APRIL 11. The Government has decided to order a CBI probe into the leakage of question paper of the CBSE pre-medical examination on Saturday night. The new dates for the test, scheduled for today, will be announced by the Board ...
`My vote is for BJP front'
CHENNAI, APRIL 11. Actor Rajnikant today pledged his vote for the alliance led by the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in the State, but said he would not commit his fans' support to any particular front or formation. Addressing a press ...
18 fishermen arrested
KARACHI, APRIL 11. Pakistani coast guards arrested 18 Indian fishermen for their alleged illegal entry into the country's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, an official said today. AP ...
5 undertrials escape
JAIPUR, APRIL 11. Five undertrials escaped from the Nimbaheda sub-jail in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan today after cutting the iron bars of their prison cell. UNI ...
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