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Vajpayee-Musharraf meet in Kathmandu ruled out
NEW DELHI, DEC.20. A week after the terrorist attack on the Parliament House, India has virtually ruled out a meeting between the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, and the Pakistan President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, on the sidelines of ... More
Not our problem says Pak.
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 20. Pakistan tonight said that it was ready for the resumption of a dialogue with India at any time, at any level and at any place. But if New Delhi had a problem in a meeting between the Pakistan President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, ... More
Jaish threatens `shocking' strikes
SRINAGAR, DEC. 20. Denying its involvement in the attack on Parliament, the Jaish-e-Mohammad has threatened to carry out attacks in major Indian cities which, according to its spokesman, would be ``shocking''. In a statement issued to the local ... More
Terrorists wanted to take MPs hostage, targeted embassies too
NEW DELHI, DEC. 20. The ``fidayeen'' (suicide) squad involved in the December 13 attack on Parliament had also identified high-profile embassies in the Chanakyapuri diplomatic enclave, the Delhi airport and the Delhi State Assembly as possible ... More
BJP splits in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR, DEC. 20. The Chhattisgarh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party split today with a dozen of its MLAs floating a new party called the Chhattisgarh Vikas Party, headed by the Raipur Mayor, Mr. Tarun Chatterjee. In all probability, the new ... More
Strike forces moved closer to the border
NEW DELHI, DEC. 20. The Indian Army has started moving its strike formations, comprising tanks and heavy artillery, closer to the border, Defence Ministry officials said. The movement involves troops from central India, along with tanks and ... More
Chinese loan for Pak.'s Kashmir Affairs Ministry
BEIJING, DEC. 20. China will provide loans to Pakistan's Ministry of Kashmir Affairs under one of the seven agreements signed today amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan which has evoked ``serious concern'' from Beijing. The ... More
Opposition to boycott meet
NEW DELHI, DEC 20. Opposition parties today decided to boycott a scheduled meeting of the Defence Consultative Committee tomorrow. The committee headed by the Defence Minister, Mr. George Fernandes, comprises members from both the Houses and ... More
Laloo in jail
RANCHI, DEC. 20. The RJD chief, Mr. Laloo Prasad Yadav, found himself behind the bars less than 24 hours after he was freed on bail by the Supreme Court order, following rejection of his bail plea by a special CBI court in yet another conspiracy ... More
Arrested
LUCKNOW, DEC. 20. The sacked Uttar Pradesh Minister, Mr. Amar Mani Tripathi, was arrested on charges of kidnapping a businessman's son and harbouring his abductors and sent to a day's transit remand today to be produced before a court ... More
Second station
NEW DELHI, DEC. 20. India has proposed to set up a second permanent station of its own in Antartica as part of an effort to give a major push to scientific studies on the polar region. This was announced here today by the Union Science and ... More
Polls to be staggered: EC
NEW DELHI, DEC. 20. The coming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Uttaranchal and Punjab will be staggered, the Election Commission said today. The polls will be held on more than one day, the DEC, Mr. Subhas Pani, said today after a ... More

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