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Thursday, November 21, 2002
Shekhawat sees threat to national integration
NEW DELHI, NOV. 20. In his first major public pronouncement as the presiding officer of the Rajya Sabha, the Vice President, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, today sought to rise above his life-long association with the BJP, expressing concern over ``a ...
High alert in Parliament after hoax call
NEW DELHI, NOV. 20. Security around Parliament was put on ``high alert'' today following a phone call that four heavily armed "terrorists'' in a white Maruti car were planning to wreak havoc in the New Delhi area. Though a car matching the ...
U.S. corporates funding hate?
NEW DELHI, NOV. 20. Global software major, Cisco Systems donated $ 70,000 in just one year to a U.S.-based Sangh Parivar fund-raising outfit, the Indian Development and Relief Fund (IDRF), which has channelled millions of dollars to Sangh ...
Vajpayee, Advani to star in many-tiered campaign
NEW DELHI, NOV. 20. The Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign committee has drawn up a tentative plan for a many-tiered election campaign in Gujarat. While the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, is likely to address about four meetings in the ...
Momentum is with Cong.: Sonia
NEW DELHI, NOV. 20. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today sounded upbeat about her party's prospects in the Gujarat Assembly elections. "The momentum is with the Congress, and gradually but definitely we are being acknowledged as the ...
Armed forces mobilisation met objectives: Fernandes
NEW DELHI, NOV. 20. The Government today claimed that the 10-month forward mobilisation of its armed forces had achieved the intended objectives with "great distinction.'' Replying to questions in Parliament on the `benefits' of the deployment ...
Govt. bid to reduce dependency on MiGs
NEW DELHI, NOV. 20. The Government is attempting to frame a long-term solution to frequent crashes of MiG aircraft but has not finalised the selection of an important ingredient, advanced jet trainers (AJTs), the Defence Minister, George ...
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