Islamabad: December 26, 2008 – Pakistan’s civilian leadership on Sunday reiterated its desire for friendly relations with India and said it would not allow the country to be used for terrorist activities. It also kept up assertions that it was prepared to respond to any military strikes by India.
New Delhi, October 03, 2008 – With his characteristic modesty, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh today said the Congress had leaders better qualified than him for the post of Prime Minister in the next Lok Sabha elections, but the party reaffirmed he would be its candidate for the top job.
September 30, 2008 – At least seven people have been killed in two separate bomb explosions in Muslim-dominated neighbourhoods in western India, police say. Five people died in a blast near a mosque in Malegaon, about 260km (160 miles) from Maharashtra’s state capital, Mumbai.
Jodhpur: September 30, 2008 – In one of worst tragedies in Rajasthan, 177 people are feared dead, mostly men, and several injured in a stampede that took place when thousands of devotees gathered at a 15th century temple in Jodhpur on the occasion of Navaratri festival on Tuesday.
September 29, 2008 – Just a few hours after getting a nod of approval from the US Congress on the Indo US civil nuclear agreement, India is heading for striking another deal on similar lines with France, which is arguably the biggest player in the field of nuclear energy.
Orissa: September 27, 2008 – Be it a man-made situation or just circumstantial, but Orissa’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, known to be an accomplished survivor through political odds, is now on the edge. He appears to be badly divided between two bads: on one side is the spectre of communal violence in Kandhamal and the very recent being the spurt of an unprecedented flood throwing millions off balance.
Washington: September 26, 2008 – The nuclear deal didn’t get done in time (delayed), the weather was lousy (bleak and wet) and the menu for the ‘working’ was modest (salad, fish, fruit spread, and lichee sorbet).
New Delhi, September 25, 2008 – A day after Mumbai Police arrested five key members of Indian Mujahideen, reports suggested on Thursday that two more were detained from Mumbai.
New Delhi: September 25, 2008 – The Nanavati Commission report probing into the Godhra train carnage was tabled in the Gujarat Assembly on Thursday amid high drama.
Chandigarh: September 24, 2008 – Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday promised justice for all those who lost their kin and suffered repression unleashed allegedly at the instance of the present Akali-BJP Government in Punjab.