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Lalu-Paswan duel echo in Parliament
NEW DELHI, DEC. 9.The stand-off between the Government and the Opposition over the National Democratic Alliance demand for a reply from the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, on the Lalu-Paswan public quarrel rocked Parliament today and led to the ...

"Accused saved my life"
MUMBAI, DEC. 9. Prosecution witness Lal Mohammed today told the court that one of the accused in the Best Bakery case, Munna alias Harshad Ravjibhai Solanki, saved him and his family during the riots on March 1, 2002, by allowing them to stay in ...

NDA to move privilege motions against Patil, Pranab
NEW DELHI, DEC. 9. A meeting of the National Democratic Alliance leaders here today unanimously decided that while it will pursue an aggressive parliamentary strategy — as part of this its members will be movingprivilege motions against the ...

"Inflation will be controlled soon"
NEW DELHI. Dec. 9. The Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, today assured the Lok Sabha that the Government would soon rein in inflation and bring down the prices of essential commodities. "I am confident that the worst is over. The ...

We will not go ahead with talks: ULFA
GUWAHATI, DEC. 9.The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) today said it would not proceed further with peace talks as the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh's letter to the Jnanpith award winner, Mamoni Raisom Goswami, on the talks was ...

Key witness to carnage `set on fire'
AHMEDABAD, DEC. 9.Bibi Bano, who survived the Naroda-Patiya communal carnage in 2002 but lost eight members of her family, including her husband, is now fighting for her life in hospital after allegedly being set on fire by Tanvir, a person known ...

Government should intervene in Reliance battle: CPI leader
NEW DELHI, DEC. 9.The Communist Party of India (CPI) leader, Gurudas Dasgupta, today sought the Government's intervention in the ongoing rivalry in the Reliance Industries Limited as it reflected badly on India and would affect the in-flow of ...

VHP, Al-Qaeda's basic ideologies are same: Buddhadeb
KOLKATA, DEC. 9. The West Bengal Chief Minister, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, today strongly criticised fundamentalist terrorism, equating the Vishwa Hindu Parishad with the Al-Qaeda in their basic principles. "Just as we are against the VHP, we ...

Militant attack
SRINAGAR, DEC. 9. Militants today killed two policemen and injured five, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police, when they attacked a camp of the Special Operations Group of the local police at Imam Sahib near Shopian, 55 km from here. The ...

Mani Ratnam taken ill
PANAJI, DEC. 9.Film director Mani Ratnam complained of uneasiness when he entered Kala Academy here this evening for the closing ceremony of the 35th International Film Festival of India. He was attended to by a mobile hospital and later taken ...

Bollywood in Gilgit
GILGIT, DEC. 9. Indian cinema is a subject of fascination in many parts of the world. Closer home on the sub-continent, in cities such as Lahore or Islamabad, people are quite obsessed with Indian movies and film music. The situation is no ...

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