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PM non-committal on Jamali's invitation
NEW DELHI, APRIL 29. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today said he gave no commitment on travelling to Islamabad when the Pakistani Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, extended him the invitation for bilateral talks over ...
Let's begin with sports: Jamali
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 29.Unfazed by the reported statement of the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, that he has "not accepted" the invitation to visit Pakistan, the Pakistan Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, has said revival of contacts ...
RBI cuts Bank Rate, CRR
MUMBAI, APRIL 29. Indicating a strong bias towards a soft interest rate regime, the Reserve Bank today cut the Bank Rate — the rate at which RBI provides funds to commercial banks — by 25 basis points reducing it to six per cent with ...
13 Iraqi protesters shot dead
FALLUJAH (IRAQ), APRIL 29.United States soldiers opened fire on Iraqis participating in a night time demonstration against the American presence here after people shot at them with automatic rifles, soldiers said today. The director of the local ...
13 militants killed in Doda encounter
JAMMU, APRIL 29. Thirteen militants and six security force personnel were killed in a gunbattle in Doda district of the Jammu region early on Tuesday. Three jawans were injured in the encounter. According to police sources, on receiving ...
Greenfield airports to get `independent status'
NEW DELHI, APRIL 29. Continuing with its policy of privatisation, the Union Cabinet today decided to give ``independent status'' to greenfield airports set up with majority private sector participation, except for air traffic control and ...
Pilots Guild derecognised
MUMBAI, APRIL 29.Air India today de-recognised the Indian Pilots Guild with immediate effect, suspended 18 more pilots for refusing to fly and filed a caveat with the Mumbai and Delhi High Courts on the suspension issue. — ...
Prithvi test-fired
BALASORE (ORISSA), APRIL 29.India today successfully test-fired, for the second time in one month, the medium range surface-to-surface missile Prithvi, which can strike targets up to a distance of 250 km, a Defence Ministry release said. — ...
Beig resigns as PDP chief
SRINAGAR APRIL 29. The Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister, Muzaffar Hussain Beig, today stepped down as president of the ruling PDPand asked the senior vice-president, Mehbooba Mufti, to look after the party affairs. Mr. Beig told The ...
Copter crash
SHIMLA, APRIL 29.Four persons were killed when a private helicopter crashed near Aleo Nallah in Manali, Kullu district, this morning. The helicopter took off from Bhunter airport in Kullu. The victims were two foreign nationals, a Manali hotelier ...
Commission for children
NEW DELHI, APRIL 29.The Centre has decided to set up a seven-member National Commission for Children, a statutory body that will also act as an independent ombudsman. It will have some judicial powers and guide policy on ...



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