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'Ready for Governor's rule if Hurriyat takes part in poll'
SRINAGAR, AUG. 17. Reiterating its position of not participating in the coming elections to the Jammu and Kashmir State Assembly, the All-Party Hurriyat Conference today called for a mechanism to ascertain the "wishes of the people of Kashmir" ...
Election Commission order unconstitutional: BJP
NEW DELHI, AUG. 17. The BJP today reacted strongly to the Election Commission's order to defer the Gujarat Assembly polls, saying that it was contrary to the constitutional provisions and that the party ``is not convinced with the substance of ...
Cabinet meet today
NEW DELHI, AUG. 17. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, has summoned a meeting of the Union Cabinet tomorrow morning to formulate the Government's response to the Election Commission's ``no early elections'' decision in Gujarat. ...
It's a slander campaign: Advani
NEW DELHI, AUG. 17.Unfazed by the "scams'' against BJP Ministers in the NDA Government brought to light in recent days, the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, and the party president, Venkaiah Naidu, today dismissed the "allegations'' as ...
Madhu Sharma tones down rhetoric
CHANDIGARH, AUG. 17. Madhu Sharma, wife of Ravi Kant Sharma, Haryana IPS officer and prime accused in the murder of the Indian Express journalist, Shivani Bhatnagar, today played down her "emotional outburst'' against the Parliamentary ...
Govt. staff may get back LTC
NEW DELHI, AUG. 17.The Union Finance Minister, Jaswant Singh, today gave a clear indication that the leave travel concession (LTC) for Government employees may be restored. It had been suspended two years ago as part of an austerity drive, and ...
Jaish part of 'terrorist underworld': Rumsfeld
WASHINGTON, AUG. 17. A "terrorist underworld" that would include groups such as the Pakistan-based outfit, Jaish-e-Mohammad, operates in areas where capable or responsible governments are absent, the U.S. Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld, ...
Curfew in Gujarat town
AHMEDABAD, AUG.17.An indefinite curfew was clamped on Dhoraji town in Rajkot district this afternoon following communal clashes in which at least 10 persons sustained injuries. The disturbances started in the Sindhi market area after two ...
Yaseen Malik discharged
NEW DELHI, AUG. 17.The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman, Yaseen Malik, was today discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences following improvement in his health. Most probably he will be shifted to a Jammu jail ...
Russia bars Dalai Lama
MOSCOW, AUG. 17.Russian Buddhists vowed to protest a ban on a visit of the Dalai Lama to this country. The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday refused to issue him a visa citing political considerations. The Buddhist leader of Buryatia, Damba ...
Cricket record
LONDON, AUG. 17.The vice-captain of the Indian women's cricket team visiting England, Mithali Raj, toyed with a lacklustre bowling attack scoring an unbeaten 210, the highest individual Test score, on the penultimate day of the second Test ...

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