Cabinet to discuss talks with militants
The Union Cabinet is likely to discuss on
Tuesday the proposed dialogue with the militant groups in Jammu
and Kashmir. It is only after this discussion that the incipient
Kashmir diplomacy can be presumed to have the collective
endorsement of the Vajpayee Government.
Talk with us, says Pak.
Pakistan tonight urged India to heed the call
of the All-Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) for a ``complete halt
to the brutal repression of the Kashmiri people'' and enter into
a ``meaningful and result-oriented talks with Islamabad for
resolution of the Kashmir dispute.''
Indian peacekeepers take position along Lebanon border
After showing valour in Sierra Leone, 50
Indian peacekeepers today took positions along the Lebanese-
Israeli border in a zone formerly occupied by Israel.
Jethmalani's conduct warranted CBI probe: AG
The unfolding Ram Jethmalani controversy has
centred round the relationship between the executive and the
Militants blow up goods train, snap rail links
Railway connection between Assam and the rest
of the country was snapped as suspected NDFB militants blew up a
goods train between Ghograpar and Rangiya railway staions in
Nalbari district, about 50 kms from here, around 5 a.m. this
Hurdles ahead in Indo-Nepal ties
As the Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Girija
Prasad Koirala, arrives here tomorrow to revive engagement at the
highest level, India is ready to signal its political commitment
for a solid cooperative relationship with a very important
Hizbul threatens to call off ceasefire
The Hizbul Mujahideen today threatened to
review its decision on ceasefire in Kashmir if the Indian
Government does not clarify the statement made by the National
Security Advisor, Mr. Brajesh Mishra.
Swamy opposes talks
The Janata Party president, Dr. Subramanian
Swamy, today opposed ``unconditional talks'' with the Hizbul
Mujahideen saying such a course would be detrimental to national
integrity and communal harmony.
Probe into plane crash
The Civil Aviation Ministry has ordered a
probe into the plane crash in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday in
which five people, including the crew, were killed.
Mahendra Chaudhry may visit India soon
The ousted Fijian Prime Minister, Mr.
Mahendra Chaudhry, who will hold talks with the Australian Prime
Minister, Mr. John Howard, tomorrow, is expected to visit India
Fiji rebels take more Indians hostage
Fijian nationalist supporters of the
jailed coup leader, Mr. George Speight, took about 20 ethnic
Indian families hostage today and were terrorising people in a
rice and sugar farming district, witnesses said.
28 immigrants smuggled into Britain
A lorry driver was today charged with
smuggling 28 immigrants, believed to be from the Indian sub-
continent, into Britain only a month after 58 Chinese immigrants
were found suffocated in the back of a lorry here.