Vajpayee justifies peace efforts
The Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, today
reasserted that notwithstanding his Government's efforts to
explore peace in Jammu and Kashmir, there would be no let-up in
the fight against cross-border terrorism.
Give peace a chance: Hizbul
The Hizbul Mujahideen chief, Syed Salahuddin,
has said his outfit wants to give peace a try in Jammu and
Kashmir and denied that it declared the ceasefire under any
Rs. 50 crores among 11 demands
On the seventh day of the Rajkumar kidnap
crisis, the second cassette sent across by the forest brigand,
Veerappan, has 11 demands although his voice could be
authenticated only with one particular demand, sources told The
Hindu here on Saturday.
Second round fails to take off
A meeting between Hizbul Mujahideen (HM)
commanders and Army officers at an undisclosed destination to
work out ceasefire modalities failed to take place today as two
of the four commanders who represented the HM in the first round
of talks were not available.
Govt. wants Hizbul to withdraw deadline
The Indian Government expects the Hizbul
Mujahideen leadership to withdraw the August 8 deadline set by
Syed Salahuddin if there has to be further progress in the
incipient peace process in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sri Lankan MPs lodged in hotels, safe houses
As the numbers game intensified for the
parliamentary vote on Sri Lanka's controversial Constitution
Bill, the ruling People's Alliance (PA) tried to secure its
strength in the House by sequestering its MPs in five-star hotels
and other safe houses in and around the capital.
Pak. parties to seek end to military rule
A meeting of all political parties in Pakistan
is scheduled for tomorrow in Lahore for evolving a common action
programme to pressure the military government into restoring the
Pakistan for tripartite talks
Pakistan has once again asserted that the
Kashmir problem could be resolved only through tripartite talks
involving India, Pakistan and the All-Party Hurriyat Conference
(APHC) , the Radio Pakistan reported tonight.
Lala Amarnath passes away
Lala Amarnath is no more. He passed away in
sleep early Saturday morning after having been bed-ridden for
more than a month. The world of cricket has lost one of its
colourful characters. He was 88.
Speight denied bail
The Fijian coup leader, Mr. George Speight,
pleaded ``not guilty'' to charges of unlawful assembly, unlawful
burial and carrying weapons in public, when he, along with 12
associates, was produced in a Suva magisterial court today.