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Carrying `some ideas' to New Delhi: Powell
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 16. The Unites States Secretary of State, Colin Powell, today characterised the January 12 speech of the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, and the subsequent actions by his Government as ``historic and de-escalatory'' and said ... More
`Handing over criminals will prove sincerity'
NEW DELHI, JAN. 16. India will judge Pakistan's sincerity in wanting to end cross-border terrorism based on the latter's decision to hand over the 20 men wanted in connection with acts of terrorism here, the Union Home Minister, L.K. Advani, said ... More
'Navy is always ready'
NEW DELHI, JAN 16. The Chief of Naval Staff, Madhvendra Singh, today said the Navy was fully mobilised to meet any challenge from Pakistan in the north Arabian Sea. ``The Navy is fully stood to, its powder is dry and we are ready,'' he observed ... More
Files on Pak. extremists gutted?
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 16. Pakistan has ordered a probe into the fire that devastated 13 of the 16 floors of the Government building here. The fire, which engulfed the Shaheed-e-Millat Secretariat building in the famous blue area, a few hundred yards ... More
Disinvestment in more PSUs planned
NEW DELHI, JAN. 16. The Cabinet Committee on Disinvestment (CCD) today decided to refer a fresh bunch of public sector units (PSUs) to the reconstituted Disinvestment Commission. It was also decided to disinvest in Paradeep Phosphates Limited ... More
'Jayalalithaa, Mamata will not oppose temple construction'
NEW DELHI, JAN. 16. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad senior vice-president, Acharya Giriraj Kishore, today claimed that the AIADMK leader, Jayalalithaa, the Trinamool Congress president, Mamata Banerjee, and the Rashtriya Lok Dal leader, Ajit Singh, had ... More
`Diplomatic offensive' on Kashmir
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 16. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has said that Pakistan will move strongly on the `diplomatic front' on the Kashmir issue and make every effort to focus the attention of international community and the media on the ... More
Equal voting status for Pak. minorities
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 16. In a major electoral reform, Pakistan's military regime scrapped the discriminatory electoral system for the religious minorities today and allowed them to vote and contest elections along with the Muslim majority. ... More
Jayalalithaa to contest from Andipatti
CHENNAI, JAN. 16. The AIADMK general secretary, Jayalalithaa, today announced her candidature for the Andipatti Assembly byelection scheduled for February 21. However, she refrained from announcing the party nominees for Saidapet and Vaniyambadi, ... More
Poll process begins
NEW DELHI, JAN. 16. The process of filing nominations for next month's Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttaranchal and Manipur began today with the issue of notification. The last date for filing of nominations would be January 23. ... More
13 massacred in Assam
GUWAHATI, JAN. 16 Thirteen persons were killed and 18 injured when suspected NDFB militants opened fire on a group of people taking part in the Bihu (harvesting) festival at Dalongjhar village in Bongaigaon district of Assam, close to the Bhutan ... More
SC notice on Laloo's plea
NEW DELHI, JAN. 16. The Supreme Court today issued notice to the CBI on the bail applications of the two Bihar former Chief Ministers, Laloo Prasad Yadav and Jagannath Mishra, who were remanded to judicial custody in a multi-crore fodder scam ... More

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