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Iraq War Updates

Iraqis fight back as Baghdad burns
BAGHDAD, APRIL 8. Iraqi forces staged a major counterattack today, sending buses and trucks full of fighters across the Tigris river in an attempt to overrun U.S. troops holding a strategic intersection on Baghdad's western side. At a summit in ...


3 journalists killed
BAGHDAD, APRIL 8. Three journalists — from Reuters, Al-Jazeera and the Spanish network Telecinco — were killed today after coming under fire from U.S. troops in Baghdad. Three others were wounded. Reuters said Taras Protsyuk, 35, ...
Resolution calls for end to war
NEW DELHI, APRIL 8.After prolonged behind-the-scenes negotiations, the Lok Sabha today passed a resolution unanimously, calling for an immediate end to the war against Iraq and demanded a quick withdrawal of the `coalition' troops. A compromise ...
Mayawati damaging social amity: SP
LUCKNOW, APRIL 8. The Samajwadi Party has demanded the immediate dismissal of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, and her arrest under POTA for her alleged involvement in deep corruption and causing damage to the cause of "social amity ...
Air passenger quarantined
HYDERABAD, APRIL 8. A passenger from Singapore on his way to Mumbai was quarantined at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here today afternoon after he was suspected to be suffering from symptoms of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome ...
VAT from June
NEW DELHI, APRIL 8. The controversial Value-Added Tax (VAT) will now be implemented from June 1 after at least 16 States agreed to go ahead with the regime at a crucial meeting of the Empowered Committee of the State Finance Ministers here today, ...
Hindus pray at Bhojshala
DHAR, APRIL 8.A day after the Archaeological Survey of India ordered opening of the disputed Bhojshala shrine to Hindus every Tuesday, around 2,000 people, under the banner of the Hindu Jagran Manch, today offered prayers at the temple. The ...
Rajasthan to ban tridents
BHILWARA, APRIL 8. The Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot, today said here that his Government would ban the use of tridents by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad. ``What the VHP is distributing among its workers and Bajrang Dal activists is not ...
U.S. has warned India to restrain itself, says Pak.
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 8.The Pakistan Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, today asserted that there should be no "misunderstanding" on India's part about Pakistan's capability to defend itself in the context of the External Affairs Minister, ...



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