'Our stand on J&K unaltered'
India today reiterated its commitment to peace
and reconciliation with Pakistan but insisted that it would not
allow Islamabad to unilaterally define the terms of a renewed
political engagement between the two nations.
Creating trust my mission: Pant
The Centre's interlocutor, Mr. K.C. Pant,
arrived here today on a six-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir,
expressing the hope that his efforts would ultimately lead to a
political settlement of the complex Kashmir problem.
CWC meet focus on U.P.
The Congress is gearing up for the battle in
Uttar Pradesh. The party today decided to focus single-mindedly
on the State, in a desperate bid to turn things around. Though
the three-hour meeting of the Congress Working Committee dealt
with a range of issues from the outcome of the recent Assembly
elections, to India-Pakistan relations, especially in the context
of the Government's invitation to Pakistan's Chief Executive,
Gen. Pervez Musharaff, and the situation in West Asia, the focus
by all accounts was on the impending battle in Uttar Pradesh.
It is up to my children: Sonia
The Congress president, Ms. Sonia Gandhi,
today broke her silence on the question of her children joining
politics, saying the decision would be made by them. ``In our
family, children are taught to take their own decisions,'' Ms.
Gandhi told presspersons after the CWC meeting at the AICC
Jayalalitha to press for revival of corruption cases against Karunanidhi
Making clear her intent to take on the DMK on
the issue of corruption, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms.
Jayalalitha, today announced that she would press the Centre to
revive the corruption cases against the former Chief Minister and
DMK president, Mr. M. Karunanidhi, on the basis of the Sarkaria
Bomb attack on VHP leader
Mahant Nrityagopal Das, a senior trustee of the
Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, was injured in a bomb attack near the banks
of the Ghaghra river in Ayodhya early this morning. The security
guard of the mahant and some sadhus accompanying him were also
Five members of film unit injured in violence
The members of a Tamil film unit and a group of
people clashed at Mandyakoppal on the banks of the Cauvery in
Srirangapatna taluk on Sunday evening.
Ultimatum to Prabhakar
The Uttaranchal police will take steps to
declare the former Test cricketer, Mr. Manoj Prabhakar, a
proclaimed offender if he does not surrender or is not arrested
by the Delhi police pursuant to a non-bailable warrant against
him in connection with a chit fund scam case.
70 more cows slaughtered
Seventy cows were butchered in a village in
Gurgaon district of Haryana close on the heels of the slaughter
of 100 cows at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.