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Special Central forces sought to nab Veerappan
NEW DELHI, AUG. 27. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu today urged the Central Government to provide para-military forces trained in jungle operations to supplement the efforts of their Special Task Forces to track down the forest brigand, Veerappan, whose ...
Joint STF operations from today
MYSORE, AUG. 27.Joint combing operations by the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu Special Task Forces against the forest brigand, Veerappan, will start on Wednesday. This was decided at a high-level meeting of top STF officials held at the Gundal STF ...
ICC sets Friday deadline as Indian cricketers make an offer
LEEDS (ENGLAND), AUG. 27. Top Indian cricketers today offered to play in the mini World Cup next month without signing the International Cricket Council contract, in a possible way out of the deadlock. The players said they were ready to "back ...
Sonia attacks poll reform ordinance
NEW DELHI, AUG. 27. After distancing itself from the much-touted consensus on electoral reforms, the Congress today came out in open opposition to the Representation of the People (Amendment) Ordinance on the premise that it bypassed the will of ...
Jayalalithaa walks out of Cauvery meet
NEW DELHI, AUG. 27.The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today walked out of a meeting of the Cauvery River Authority, a body she had always considered ``toothless,'' as the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee's efforts to find a solution ...
Shabir Shah coming for talks
NEW DELHI, AUG. 27.The leader of the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Shah, arrives here tomorrow for a formal dialogue with the Kashmir Committee. The dialogue is likely to last over the next few days. The All-Party Hurriyat ...
`Corporator was murdered'
NEW DELHI, AUG. 27.A 51-year-old Delhi Municipal corporator, Atma Ram Gupta, was murdered allegedly by some criminals hired by a fellow woman corporator, Sharda Jain, today. Mr. Gupta, Congress Councillor from Trinagar and Chairman of ...
Student leader killed
KANPUR, AUG. 27.Tension prevailed in Barra and Govindnagar localities following the killing of a student, Pradeep Yadav, and injuries to six in clashes on the eve of students' union elections at a local college. In the clash between the two ...
Book banned
DHAKA, AUG. 27.Bangladesh has banned the latest book of the controversial writer, Taslima Nasreen, for allegedly carrying anti-Islamic remarks. In a statement announcing the ban, the Home Ministry said the Bengali-language novel, Utal Hawa ...
Sinha for Earth Summit
NEW DELHI, AUG. 27.The External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha, will be the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee's special representative at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg from September 1 to 4 during which India is ...

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