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Sinha stresses need to tackle fiscal crisis
NEW DELHI, DEC. 2. Outlining priorities in economic policies in the run-up to the Budget, the Finance Minister, Mr. Yashwant Sinha, today highlighted the need to tackle the serious fiscal crisis, to deepen reforms in agriculture and to reduce ... More
PM asks opposition to reconsider stand on POTO
HYDERABAD, DEC. 2. The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, has expressed confidence that the Opposition parties would see reason and cooperate with the Government in getting the Prevention of Terrorism Bill passed by ... More
Ram temple likely in BJP's U.P. manifesto
NEW DELHI, DEC. 2. The Ram temple issue is expected to figure in the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, although the Chief Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh, insisted that ``it is not an electoral but a ... More
Indo-U.S. defence talks today
NEW DELHI, DEC. 2. After more than a decade of tentative efforts, India and the United States are now getting ready to unveil this week the road map to a robust defence partnership. Senior officials from the Defence Ministry and the Pentagon ... More
Alliance closing in on Kandahar airport
CHAMAN (Pakistan), DEC. 2. Heavy fighting raged today between Opposition Northern Alliance forces and the Taliban some 3 km. from the airport outside the militia's southern stronghold of Kandahar, sources said. The city came under heavy ... More
Minister's house blown up
BHUBANESWAR, DEC. 2. In yet another naxalite attack in Malkangiri district, members of the People's War Group blew up a police outpost and a house belonging to the Textiles and Cooperation Minister, Mr. Arabinda Dhali, in Poteru area of the ... More
16 killed in Israel blast
HAIFA (ISRAEL), DEC. 2. A bomb exploded in a bus in the northern Israeli city of Haifa on Sunday, killing 15 persons, the rescue service said, hours after two Palestinian suicide bombers blew themselves up in downtown Jerusalem, in an ... More
6 Tehri dam panels closed
DEHRADUN, DEC. 2. Amid tight security, three panels each of two diversion tunnels of the controversial 2400 MW Tehri hydel project were closed today. The panels of T-3 and T-4 tunnels of the dam were closed in the presence of the District ... More
7 killed in Udhampur
Unidentified militants today gunned down seven persons, all Hindus, who were on their way to a wedding in a remote village in Udhampur. Sources said that a group of heavily-armed militants opened fire indiscriminately on the seven persons in ... More
Inflation rate climbs
NEW DELHI, DEC. 2. A sharp rise in vegetables and fruit prices pushed up inflation by another 0.06 per cent to 2.53 per cent for the week ended November 17 compared to 7.48 per cent in the same period of the previous year. - ... More

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