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POTO introduction stalled in LS
NEW DELHI, DEC. 11. A united Opposition today stalled the introduction of the controversial Prevention of Terrorism Bill, 2001 in the Lok Sabha. Enraged Opposition members whipped up such a surcharged atmosphere in the House over the `Kargil ... More
PM hopes Pak. won't disrupt J&K polls
TOKYO, DEC. 11. Japan wants India to talk to Pakistan with love. But, India has conveyed to the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Junichiro Koizumi, the various initiatives it has taken to start a comprehensive dialogue covering all outstanding ... More
When Nehru jacket failed Vajpayee
TOKYO, DEC. 11. The sunshine in Tokyo and the rapport established with Japan's Prime Minister, Mr. Junichiro Koizumi, helped Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee get his famous humour in full form. There was indeed a secret understanding between the two ... More
Now, 'Kargil coffin' haunts Govt.
NEW DELHI, DEC. 11. A determined Opposition today hauled the BJP-led coalition Government over the coals, charging it with financial impropriety in the `Kargil coffin scam' and forcing adjournment of both Houses of Parliament. Both the Lok ... More
Al-Qaeda given ultimatum
TORA BORA, DEC. 11. Afghan tribal fighters, backed by devastating U.S. airstrikes and night time raids by American Special Forces, overran Al-Qaeda's Tora Bora cave hide-outs today and set a deadline for the unconditional surrender of the ... More
Law panel chief resigns
NEW DELHI, DEC. 11. The Chairman of the 16th Law Commission of India, Mr. Justice B.P. Jeevan Reddy, who was re-appointed for a three- year tenure from September 2000, has put in his papers citing personal reasons. The Government is understood ... More
SC summons Health Secys.
NEW DELHI, DEC. 11. The Supreme Court today summoned Health Secretaries of 11 major States after finding that its orders for registration of ultrasound clinics and prosecution of those resorting to illegal sex-determination have not been complied ... More
ULFA camp in Bhutan closed
GUWAHATI, DEC. 11. ULFA has closed one of its nine camps in Bhutan and is in the process of dismantling three others, Army sources said here today. The closed camp is Gobarkunda, across the border of Bongaigaon and Barpeta districts of Assam. ... More
China joins WTO
BEIJING, DEC. 11. China today became the 143rd member of the World Trade Organisation, ending a 15-year battle for accession to the world body. China joined the WTO following a 30-day waiting period which began when a WTO meeting in Qatar ... More
Fernandes must quit: Sonia
NEW DELHI, DEC. 11. The Congress president, Ms. Sonia Gandhi today demanded the resignation of the Defence Minister, Mr. George Fernandes in the wake of the CAG report on murky dealings in Army procurement, including caskets for Kargil ... More
U.S. may walkout of treaty
MOSCOW, DEC. 11. The U.S. is planning to shortly announce its decision to unilaterally withdraw from the 1972 anti-ballistic missiles (ABM) treaty, Itar-tass reported. The agency, quoting reliable sources in Washington, said the U.S. could make ... More

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