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VHP calls Vajpayee a 'pseudo-Hindu'
NEW DELHI, JAN. 2.Acharya Giriraj Kishore, senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader, today hit out at the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, describing him as a "pseudo-Hindu''. He then added that he saw "no difference'' between Mr. Vajpayee and ...
Hindutva will liberate minorities: BJP
NEW DELHI, JAN. 2. The BJP has predicted that the next electoral battle will be fought between ``cultural nationalism'' (Hindutva) and ``pseudo-secularism'' (the terminology used by the BJP to describe secular parties which oppose ...
We are not wavering: Thackeray
MUMBAI, JAN. 2. The Shiv Sena leader, Bal Thackeray, today put himself and his party as the foremost advocate of Hindutva "not wavering according to the winds of the moment" like the BJP or the VHP. Even the Gujarat victory, he said, was not ...
Cellular phone companies slash STD charges
NEW DELHI, JAN. 2. Cellular phone companies today announced a sharp reduction in the charges for cell-to-cell STD calls. They also promised cuts in other tariff from time to time to "kill competition in instalments''. The decision follows the ...
Presidential nod for Representation of People (amendment) Bill
NEW DELHI, JAN. 2. The President has given his assent to the Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2002 which was passed in the winter session of the Parliament. Notified in the Gazette as Act No. 72 of 2002, it recognises the right of ...
'Musharraf remark has no significance'
PATNA, JAN. 2. The Defence Minister, George Fernandes, today said that the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf's, reported statement about ``using nuclear arms'' against India was ``rubbish'' and would not escalate tension on the border. Mr. ...
Asma Jehangir denied visa
HYDERABAD, JAN. 2. The Pakistan delegation to the Asian Social Forum here led by Asma Jehangir, leading women's and human rights activist, has been denied visa by India. This was announced by Nirmala Deshpande, Gandhian and Sarvodaya leader, at ...
Petrol, diesel prices hiked
New Delhi, Jan. 2. State-owned oil companies today increased petrol and diesel prices by around Re. 1 a litre, effective midnight tonight. Petrol would cost Rs. 29.93 a litre in Delhi as against the prevailing Rs. 28.91 a litre while diesel ...
36 fishermen held captive
COLOMBO, JAN. 2. Thirty-six Indian fishermen have been reportedly taken into ``custody'' by Sri Lankan fishermen off the island's northern seas for ``encroachment'', sources in the northern Jaffna peninsula said. The fishermen, along with their ...
'Skybus' for Goa
PANAJI, JAN. 2.The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, has given his `nod' for the prestigious Rs. 350-crore ``Metro Skybus'' project for Goa, linking the commercial town of Mapusa with the State capital. The Chief Minister, Manohar ...
Veerappan: Centre's offer
New Delhi, Jan. 2. The Centre today offered whatever was needed in a fortnight to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to nab the forest brigand, Veerappan, including despatch of the elite National Security Guards. ``We discussed the joint strategy, plan ...

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