India seeks high-profile role in Afghanistan
Moscow, Nov. 7. The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee,
today sought a high- profile role for India in regard to
Afghanistan and ruled out a meeting with the Pakistan President,
Gen. Pervez Musharraf, during his visit to New York later this
India, Russia to build super-fighter
Moscow, Nov. 7. India and Russia have agreed to jointly develop a
fifth-generation strike aircraft, a senior Russian Government
official announced here at the end of the four-day visit to
Russia by the Prime Minister, Mr. Vajpayee.
Pak. asks Indian embassy employee to leave
Islamabad, Nov. 7. In a retaliatory action, Pakistan today asked
an employee in the Indian High Commission Government to pack up
and leave the country for his alleged activities ``incompatible
with his official status'' (euphemism for spying).
Global crackdown on Al-Qaeda finances
Washington, Nov. 7. In a fresh crackdown on the flow of funds to
terrorist organisations, especially the Al-Qaeda, law enforcement
agencies today raided several establishments all over the United
States as Washington put pressure on foreign governments to
tighten the financial squeeze.
Lashkar, Jaish not yet on ban list
Washington, Nov. 7. The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for
South Asia, Ms. Christina Rocca, said on Tuesday that to the best
of her knowledge the State Department had not yet put the
Laskhar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammad on the list of Foreign
Terrorist Organisations (FTOs).
Pak. firm on 'pause' during Ramadan
Islamabad, Nov. 7. Pakistan has not given up its demand that the
United States and its allies should halt the military campaign in
Afghanistan during the holy month of Ramadan beginning on
Qatari gunman killed
Doha, Nov. 7. A Qatari gunman today opened fire on a Qatari air
base being used by the U.S. and was killed by guards returning
fire, Qatar and the Pentagon said. No other casualties were
reported. The gunman's motive was Unknown.
Ban sought on 'Asoka'
Bhubaneswar, Nov. 7. Activists of the Kalinga Sena organised a
demonstration outside a cinema hall here today demanding a ban on
the screening of the Bollywood film `Asoka' in Orissa.
English from Standard III
Patna, Nov. 7. The Bihar Government has decided to introduce
teaching of English language in government schools from Standard
Next Govt. by Feb.: Rajnath
New Delhi, Nov. 7. The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr. Rajnath
Singh, today indicated that elections to the Assembly would be
held by February next, saying the next government would be in
place by that time.
Held for graft
New Delhi, Nov. 7. Acting on a tip-off, the CBI today arrested
the Chief Commissioner of Central Excise, Delhi, Mr. Someshwar
Mishra, for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs. 10 lakh from an
industrialist. The CBI also arrested the alleged bribe giver, Mr.
Ashok Chaturvedi, proprietor of the Flex Industries, and one of
his employee for offering the bribe.