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    From what position should I quit, asks Vajpayee
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 12 When the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief, K.S. Sudarshan's interview suggesting that the top two leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party "step aside" ripped through the party headquarters, the former Prime Minister, Atal ...

    Ready to discuss fresh CBMs with Musharraf, says Manmohan
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 12.The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today said he was willing to discuss fresh confidence building measures (CBMs) with the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, when he arrived here on April 16 for a three-day ...

    Hurriyat to meet Musharraf, seeks time with Manmohan
    SRINAGAR, APRIL 12. The Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today said that it would meet the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, during his visit to New Delhi on Saturday next. It also approached the Central Government for an ...

    Gallantry, service awards presented to 63 personnel
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 12. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, today presented the gallantry and distinguished service awards to 63 service personnel and civilians in a simple and poignant ceremony here. The ceremony was made more memorable by Mr. ...

    `There cannot be a break between RSS, BJP'
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 12. The outburst by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief, K.S. Sudarshan, in a television interview was the result of the "fact" that while the Vajpayee Government had many achievements to its credit, it fell far short of the ...

    `Comply with court orders on rehabilitation'
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 12. An emergency meeting of the Narmada Control Authority today directed the basin States of the Sardar Sarovar Project to comply with the recent Supreme Court order on rehabilitation and resettlement of the project-affected ...

    "Sikkim will gain from China's move"
    KOLKATA, APRIL 12. "The Sikkim Government hopes that the Chinese decision to show the State to be a part of Indian territory in a new official map handed over to the Government of India yesterday will hasten the re-opening of the India-China ...

    Narmada disaster toll mounts to 60
    BHOPAL, APRIL 12.The death toll in the Dharaji tragedy has been mounting each day and with the recovery of more bodies the number of pilgrims swept away and killed when water was released from the Indira Sagar dam last Thursday evening has gone ...

    Zaheera, mother to be re-examined
    MUMBAI, APRIL 12. The special public prosecutor, Manjula Rao, today made an application in the special court hearing the retrial of the Best Bakery case seeking re-examination of Zaheera Sheikh, her mother Sehrunissa, and younger brother ...

    India should remain a parliamentary democracy: Somnath
    SINGAPORE, APRIL 12. The Lok Sabha Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, on Monday met the Speaker of the Singapore Parliament, Abdullah Tarmugi. He also held talks with the City-State's Education Minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, before leaving for ...

    Left welcomes India-China pacts
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 12. The two Communist Parties today welcomed the content and direction of the agreements between India and China and hoped that the future would see a much closer cooperation between the peoples of the two countries and ...

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