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Dubai deports Dawood's brother, aide
MUMBAI, FEB. 19. The long arm of the law at last reached Iqbal Shaikh Kaskar, brother of the underworld gangster, Dawood Ibrahim, and his accomplice, Ezaz Pathan, principal accused in the Mumbai bomb blast case, when the authorities in Dubai ...
Curfew imposed in Dhar
BHOPAL, FEB. 19. An indefinite curfew was imposed today in Dhar, near Indore in Madhya Pradesh, following incidents of arson and clashes between the police and activists of the Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM). The situation worsened in the afternoon ...
War should be last option
NEW DELHI, FEB. 19. India today said that the weapons inspectors of the United Nations must have the full opportunity to complete their task in Iraq, but equally the U.N. Security Council could not be "expected to wait indefinitely'' to secure ...
N.N. Vohra, new interlocutor for J&K
NEW DELHI, FEB. 19. The former Home Secretary, N.N. Vohra, will be the Centre's interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir. The announcement was made by the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, while replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha on whether ...
Tax refunds could be quicker
NEW DELHI, FEB. 19. Along with some tinkering of income tax rates in the coming Union budget, the Finance Minister, Jaswant Singh, will most likely put in place a time-bound system of issue of tax refunds and a hassle-free system for filing of ...
Plane with 250 crashes
TEHERAN, FEB. 19.An Iranian aircraft crashed near the central city of Kerman this evening with atleast 250 people onboard, the state television reported. The Antonov aircraft was on a flight from the south eastern town of Zahedan, when it went ...
Centre to consider ban on tridents
NEW DELHI, FEB. 19.The Centre will consider banning `trishul' (tridents) under the Arms Act, the Union Minister of State for Home, I.D. Swami, said during question hour in the Rajya Sabha today. He was answering a supplementary query by Kapil ...
POTA against 121 in Gujarat
AHMEDABAD, FEB. 19.The Gujarat Government has invoked the Prevention of Terrorism Act against 121 persons accused in the Godhra train carnage on February 27 last. It will also be applicable to those chargesheeted," the DIG (CID crime), Rakesh ...
Convicted for 9/11 attack
HAMBURG, FEB. 19.A Moroccan student was convicted today of more than 3,000 counts of murder in the Sept. 11 attacks for helping support the Hamburg-based terror cell and sentenced to a maximum of 15 years in prison, concluding the first trial ...
IA, AI staff call off strike
NEW DELHI, FEB. 19.Employees of Air India, Indian Airlines and private and foreign carriers today called off their threat of not allowing a single flight to take off tomorrow, after the Finance Minister, Jaswant Singh, gave in to their demand and ...
ISI mark withdrawn
NEW DELHI, FEB. 19.The Government has withdrawn the ISI quality mark for mineral water produced by some prominent companies in the wake of a storm over reportedly high concentration of pesticides in bottled water. The drive against bottled ...

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