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Army briefs PM on likely impact of Iraq war
NEW DELHI, MARCH 9. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, was today given a full briefing by the top military brass on the likely scenario in the event of an attack on Iraq by the United States and a full-scale war in the region. The ...
U.S., France step up lobbying
UNITED NATIONS, MARCH 9. With a vote on the second, U.S.-backed United Nations Security Council Resolution — authorising the use of force against Iraq — expected to be moved anytime after Tuesday, the United States and France are ...
Blair faces political crisis
LONDON, MARCH 9. In the first sign of an impending political revolt against the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, over his Iraq policy, a member of his Government resigned today even as four others threatened to follow suit if he supported a ...
IT professionals among 270 Indians roughed up in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, MARCH 9. Malaysian police today rounded up around 270 Indians, including many IT professionals, and allegedly defaced their passports, slapped and kicked several of them before releasing all but five of them later. Police carried ...
ASI team in Ayodhya, excavation begins today
AYODHYA, MARCH 9. A 12-member team of the Archaeological Survey of India arrived here today to excavate the disputed Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site following a High Court order, amid tight security arrangements. Two additional companies of ...
RSS to throw its weight behind VHP
NAGPUR, MARCH 9.With elections to four State Assemblies due this year and parliamentary elections scheduled for 2004, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has indicated clearly that it will throw its weight behind the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in ...
U.P. BJP leaders meet Advani
NEW DELHI, MARCH 9. Amid the tape controversy involving the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party, Mayawati, the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders of the State unit met the Deputy Prime Minister, L. K. Advani, today to ...
Digboi fire under control
GUWAHATI, MARCH 9.The fire caused by explosions triggered by the ULFA, in one of the petrol storage tanks of IOC's Assam Oil Division at Digboi in Tinsukia district yesterday, was brought under control this evening. The Tinsukia Deputy ...
Kanishka trial postponed
VANCOUVER, MARCH 9. The British Columbia Supreme Court here yesterday postponed the hearing in the Kanishka bombing case to April 28 from the scheduled March 31 and re-imposed a ban on publication of recorded evidence. — ...
Lufthansa told to compensate
NEW DELHI, MARCH 9.The German airliner, Lufthansa, has been ordered to pay Rs. 5 lakhs to Indian passengers by a West Bengal consumer court for serving meals, which had many glass pieces, while on a flight from Amsterdam to Frankfurt over five ...
Inflation rate unchanged
NEW DELHI, MARCH 9.The annual rate of inflation, calculated on a point-to-point basis, for the week ended February 22 remained unchanged at its previous week's level of 4.91 per cent due to non-revision in petrol and diesel prices and minuscule ...
17 killed in accident
DINDIGUL, MARCH 9. Seventeen persons, including two children, were killed and five others, including a woman and a two-year-old child, were injured when a van proceeding to Ernakulam from Velankanni collided head-on with a TNSTC (Division-IV) bus ...

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