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Army takes command of first tier of defence
NEW DELHI, MAY 19. Fine tuning its combat preparedness further, the Government has decided to place the paramilitary forces deployed along the border areas with Pakistan under the centralised command of the Army. The Cabinet Committee on ...
Vajpayee briefs Sonia on border situation
NEW DELHI, MAY 19. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today invited the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, and the senior party leader, Manmohan Singh, for consultation on the border situation. The two leaders were briefed on the "border ...
Islamabad planning to approach U.N.
ISLAMABAD, MAY 19. Pakistan is planning to `approach' the U.N. Security Council seeking its intervention to defuse the current tension in the region. The Pakistan daily, Dawn, in its report quoted informed sources, as saying that Islamabad ...
Four jawans killed in suicide attack
JAMMU, MAY 19.Four Army personnel were killed and seven injured in a suicide attack by militants on an Army camp in the Udhampur region of Jammu today. Police sources said three militants threw grenades on the camp, situated in the Chasna area ...
PM to visit J&K tomorrow
NEW DELHI, MAY 19. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, will begin a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, beginning with Jammu and then going on to Srinagar, where he is expected to address a meeting at the Unified Headquarters ...
Attack on U.S. almost certain: Cheney
WASHINGTON, MAY 19. The U.S. Vice-President, Dick Cheney, has said that a new attack on the United States is "almost'' certain. "In my opinion the prospects of a future attack against the United States are almost certain. It is not a matter of ...
East Timor is independent
DILI (EAST TIMOR), MAY 19.East Timor, a land long brutalised by foreign occupiers, was declared independent on Monday in a joyous ceremony in this seaside capital, and took its place among the community of nations. The world's newest country ...
Sena leader beheaded
KHATIMA (UTTARANCHAL), MAY 19.A Shiv Sena leader was today beheaded by unidentified assailants in full view of the public here, setting off tension in Udham Singh Nagar district, police said. Babloo Bisht was killed near Shada theatre, the ...
6 Akali activists shot
AMRITSAR, MAY 19.Six Akali Dal activists, including a contestant in the last Punjab Assembly polls, were shot dead by some unidentified persons at Bhikhiwind area of the district today, police said. The incident took place when the former ...

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