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Three panels to probe Columbia disaster
WASHINGTON, FEB. 2. A stunned, grieving United States has started looking for answers to the horrific accident that burned up the space shuttle, Columbia, over Texas on Saturday, resulting in the loss of seven astronauts, including an ...
Vajpayee calls up Bush
NEW DELHI, FEB. 2. The country's shock and grief at the break-up of the space shuttle, Columbia, leading to the death of all seven crew members, including India-born Kalpana Chawla, were personally conveyed to the United States President, George ...
Last words...
WASHINGTON, FEB. 2. Columbia had just entered the earth's atmosphere. Tragedy struck when the space shuttle was about 65 km above the earth and hurtling down at the speed of about 20,000 km an hour. ``Columbia, (this is) Houston, we see your tire ...
France for strategic ties with India: Raffarin
PARIS, FEB. 2.France has made a strategic choice in favour of India. "This is a choice that personally involves the President of the Republic, Jacques Chirac. It speaks of our conviction that India has a major role to play in the world today and ...
Karnataka judges cleared
NEW DELHI, FEB. 2. A high-level judicial inquiry committee today gave a "clean chit" to three Karnataka High Court judges in the Mysore sex scandal, saying it found ``no evidence'' against them. The committee, in its report submitted to the ...
Not joining U.S.-led coalition: Fernandes
NEW DELHI, FEB. 2. India has ruled out joining any U.S.-led coalition strike against Iraq and said that the U.S. would not need facilities in this country if it opts for war. "Since we have taken the position that war in the Gulf should be ...
INSAT-3A launch after Feb.28
BANGALORE, FEB. 2.The Indian Space Research Organisation-built INSAT-3A is planned to be launched anytime after February 28, giving a boost to the communication and meteorological services, a top ISRO official said today. ``The launch window ...
Abducted man released
PATNA, FEB. 2. A Brick kiln owner, Janaki Singh, whose abduction from Patna district sparked off protests and bandhs, was released early today after two days of captivity as police busted a gang, while the NDA withdrew its call for a Patna bandh ...
20 killed in Lagos blast
LAGOS, FEB. 2.An explosion ripped open the front of a four-storey bank in central Lagos this morning, killing at least 20 persons, witnesses and rescue workers said. Television reports said 50 bodies had been recovered from the scene of the ...
Inflation rises
NEW DELHI, FEB. 2.Inflation, for the first time, touched this fiscal's highest of 4.42 per cent during the week ended January 18 due to hike in the prices of all the major products group, including petrol, diesel, primary and manufactured ...

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