Jethmalani sees no conflict with President
Insisting that he was speaking for the
Government, the Union Law Minister, Mr. Ram Jethmalani, today
asserted that there were no differences of opinion between the
President and the Prime Minister over the question of ``review''
of the Constitution. He said the Government would appoint a
review panel and it could announce the names of the ``review
commission'' within the next 10 days.
A step backward, U.S. tells Pak.
The United States has deplored a Pakistani
Government decree that judges take an oath of allegiance to the
provisions of military rule, seen as a step back from promises to
restore civilian rule. The decree has added to the gap between
Washington and Islamabad, which are also at odds over Kashmir
issue, nuclear tests and ties with the Taliban.
Justice must be affordable, says President
While lauding the judiciary for its
progressive and humanitarian role, the President, Mr. K.R.
Narayanan, lamented that justice was still not affordable to the
I will not stop VHP from building temple: Gupta
The Uttar Pradesh Government will not come in
the way of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) or the Bajrang Dal
constructing a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya unless
it became a law and order problem.
Bid on NC MLC
Unidentified militants last night made an abortive
bid on the life of the ruling National Conference MLC, Mr. Javed
Hussain Shah.A group of militants hurled a grenade towards the
residence of Mr. Shah in Roop Nagar area causing an explosion.
However, there was no loss of life or injury.
Four killed in Pak. blast
At least four persons were killed and 25
others injured when a bomb exploded inside a mosque in the Afghan
Basti area of Karachi today, reports said. A second blast
occurred near a court building in the city a few hours earlier,
injuring seven persons. This bomb was planted on a motorcyle
parked outside the court building.
New SC judges sworn in
Three new judges were today sworn in at the
Supreme Court by the Chief Justice, Dr. A. S. Anand, in the Chief
Indian juniors are world champs
Even as India's senior cricketers were caving
in against the Pakistanis at Perth in the Carlton and United
Series, the nation today received the heart-warming news of a
trophy triumph for its under-19 team in the World Cup, with a
comfortable six-wicket victory over the host, Sri Lanka.
Azhar forms group to wage 'jehad'
Masood Azhar, the Pakistani cleric released
in the terrorists-for-hostages deal by the BJP-led Government on
December 31, has announced the formation of the Lashkar-i-
Muhammadi (LiM), a new outfit, to wage ``jehad'' (holy war)
Mars lander may be crying for help
NASA may have received a cry for help from
its lost Mars Polar Lander. The U.S. space agency on Wednesday
broadcast commands to Mars to try to establish if a signal
detected earlier in the week was sent by the missing craft.