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PWG, MCC banned under POTO
NEW DELHI, DEC. 5. Even as a controversy rages over the need for the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance (POTO), the Central Government today invoked it to slap a ban on two Left wing extremist organisations - the Communist Party of India ... More
Cabinet to discuss amendments
NEW DELHI, DEC. 5. The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today said the Union Cabinet would discuss tomorrow amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance. Replying to questions in this regard at an Iftar hosted by the Jammu and ... More
80,000 Tamils not allowed to vote in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, DEC. 5. Up to 80,000 Tamils living in the LTTE-controlled areas in northeast Sri Lanka were barred from voting by the Sri Lankan Army in today's parliamentary elections, which were marked by a high voter turnout elsewhere, despite ... More
`Al-Qaeda plan to target Parliament'
NEW DELHI, DEC. 5. The Union Home Minister, Mr. L.K. Advani, today disclosed that the Al-Qaeda terrorist outfit had plans to carry out strikes in India, the U.K. and Australia. Describing it as a ``very wide, deep-rooted and massive ... More
Al-Qaeda positions attacked in Tora Bora
AGAM (Afghanistan), DEC. 5. Local Afghan militia backed by tanks and a U.S. B-52 bomber attacked positions held by Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda fighters today at the Tora Bora cave complex in eastern Afghanistan. The attack, witnessed by an AFP ... More
Karzai to head interim Afghan Govt.
KOENIGSWINTER (GERMANY), DEC. 5. Afghan delegations meeting near Bonn for U.N.-brokered talks today signed a historic agreement creating an interim administration for their war-torn country. There was quiet jubilation, embracing and prolonged ... More
Opposition motion on Ayodhya today
NEW DELHI, DEC. 5. Carrying forward their coordinated move against the Vajpayee Government, the Opposition parties today decided to bring forward an adjournment motion on the Ayodhya issue in Parliament tomorrow, the anniversary of the Babri ... More
Judge killed in Poonch
JAMMU, DEC. 5. The District and Sessions Judge of Rajouri, Mr. Vijay Kumar Phull, was killed when militants ambushed a private vehicle in which he was travelling at Dhanar village near Rajouri in Poonch district today. His friend, Mr. B.K. ... More
Andipatti poll in February?
NEW DELHI, DEC. 5. The Election Commissioner, Mr. T.S. Krishnamurthy, today indicated that byelections to the Saidapet and Andipatti Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu would be held in February along with the polls to four State ... More
Jaswant speaks to Arafat
NEW DELHI, DEC. 5. The External Affairs Minister, Mr. Jaswant Singh, today spoke to the Palestinian leader, Mr.Yasser Arafat, over telephone and conveyed India's concern over Israeli missile attacks near his office and across West Bank and Gaza ... More
Mirwaiz allowed to leave
NEW DELHI, DEC. 5. The Centre has allowed the senior Hurriyat leader, Mr. Mirwaiz Omar Farooq, to visit Saudi Arabia to perform umrah (mini-Haj). The Mirwaiz would also visit Denmark to attend a peace conference, sources said here. Barring ... More
Tight security at Ayodhya
The Uttar Pradesh Government has made elaborate security arrangements in the State, particularly in Ayodhya, in view of the ninth anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition tomorrow. Two additional companies of the Rapid Action Force had been ... More

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