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Interim Constitution in place in Iraq; Elections likely in Jan.2005
MANAMA, MARCH 8. After two postponements, the United States-appointed Governing Council in Iraq today signed an interim Constitution that will steer a transitional government to be appointed in June, paving the way for general elections by the ...
Troops battle winter on LoC
GURKHA POST (Dras, Line of Control), March 8. Gale-force winds blasting across the Marpo-La pass have brought the temperature to minus 30 Celsius and the visibility is down to zero. For the next two hours, Army jawan Sudhir Desai will stare ...
Defer J&K Bill: Sonia
JAMMU, MARCH 8. The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Congress today asked the State Government to refer the Permanent Resident Status (Disqualification) Bill 2004 to a select committee of the Legislative Council for a thorough debate. On the other ...
PM for rethink
NEW DELHI, MARCH 8.The Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, today asked the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, to resolve the issue of the Permanent Residents (Disqualification) Bill, 2004. Addressing a gathering of ...
EC recognition for Pawar-led faction
NEW DELHI, MARCH 8. The Election Commission today recognised the faction led by Sharad Pawar as the real Nationalist Congress Party allowing it to retain the `clock' symbol. ``In the present case, the Commission is satisfied beyond any doubt ...
Gujarat riots a blot on NDA rule: Advani
GHAZIABAD, MARCH 8. The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, said today that the riots in Gujarat in 2002 were "unfortunate" and a blot on the six-year rule of the National Democratic Alliance Government at the Centre, which had performed ...
POTA panel can hear cases: Court
NEW DELHI, MARCH 8. The Supreme Court today declined to interfere with a judgment of the Madras High Court, holding that the Central Review Committee under the Prevention of Terrorism Act headed by Justice A.B. Saharya, was empowered to hear the ...
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