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Omar Sheikh arrested, says Pearl is alive
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 12. In what appears to be a major breakthrough in the kidnapping of the American journalist, Daniel Pearl, the Pakistan police today arrested the prime suspect, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and claimed on the basis of preliminary ...
Hurriyat forms 'election commission'
JAMMU, FEB. 12. The All-Party Hurriyat Conference today announced the names of six members to its proposed ``election commission,'' constituted to discuss the modalities for holding elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. ...
SC stays HC order on U.P. polls
NEW DELHI, FEB. 12. The Supreme Court today stayed an order of the Allahabad High Court passed on February 11 permitting an elector, whose name is found in the voters' list, to vote in the polls in Uttar Pradesh even without the `photo identify ...
'Lagaan' nominated for Oscar
LOS ANGELES, FEB. 12. Aamir Khan's chartbuster ``Lagaan,'' the French comedy, ``Amelie,'' and Bosnia's ``No man's land'' were nominated today in the category of the best non-English language film for this year's Oscars. Also vying for the ...
India asked to join Central Asian grouping
NEW DELHI, FEB. 12. Kazakhstan has advocated India's presence in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a key regional security grouping in Central Asia that also has Russia and China as members. The ongoing visit of Kazakhstan's ...
Punjab goes to the polls today
NEW DELHI, FEB. 12. Punjab is all set to go to the polls tomorrow amidst tight security, even as the din and bustle of campaigning ended this evening for the first phase of voting in Uttar Pradesh and Manipur and the one-day poll in Uttaranchal ...
Archies' plea dismissed
NEW DELHI, FEB. 12. In a major boost to the Shiv Sena and some of the Sangh Parivar outfits for their stand against Valentine's Day, the Delhi High Court today dismissed an application by the card and gift company, Archies, seeking to restrain ...
Centre takes up Karnataka cause in Cauvery row
The Cauvery water dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu has taken a new turn with the Centre filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court supporting the stand of Karnataka and seeking dismissal of the suit filed by Tamil Nadu. A Bench comprising ...
N-reactor deal signed
MOSCOW, FEB. 12. Russian and Indian energy officials signed a $1.5 billion contract today for the delivery of two Russian reactors for a new Indian nuclear power plant, Itar-Tass reported. The two 1,000-megawatt reactors would be delivered to ...
Additional charge
NEW DELHI, FEB. 12. The Andhra Pradesh Governor, C. Rangarajan, has been given additional charge of Kerala in the absence of Sukhdev Singh Kang. Dr. Rangarajan would discharge the functions of the Governor of Kerala, in addition to his own ...
IA hikes fares
NEW DELHI, FEB. 12. Indian Airlines today announced an across the board increase of six per cent in passenger fares from February 15. In the North- East sector where fares are subsidised, the airline has increased fares between 10 to 15 per ...
117 killed in aircrash
TEHERAN, FEB. 12. All 117 passengers and crew were killed when an Iranian Tupolev-154 crashed today in southwestern Iran, the National Civil Aviation Organisation told AFP. The airliner of Iran Air Tours crashed in mountains as it was preparing ...

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