Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Zahira Sheikh, a key witness of a communal massacre in Gujarat in 2002 who along with her family members was charged with perjury, pleaded not guilty of giving false evidence before a court here Tuesday.
By M.R. Narayan Swamy,
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Muslim leaders said Tuesday that the community's disaffection with the Congress party was a key reason for its anticipated setbacks in elections in Kerala and Assam.
Srinagar, May 9 (IANS) The prime accused in the Varanasi blasts that killed 14 people has been gunned down in a village in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.
Muhammad Zubair, a resident of Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh and an alleged top terrorist of the Bangladesh-based Harkat-ul-Jehadul Islami (HUJI), was gunned down late Monday in Haran Takiabal village, around 80 km from here.
Vadodara, May 8 (IANS) Army troops will be withdrawn from this Gujarat city Tuesday morning after six days of patrolling, as the situation continued to be normal, police said Monday.
The decision was taken after reviewing the situation, Police Commissioner Deepak Swarup.
Srinagar, May 8 (IANS) Thousands of people, including women activists, demonstrated across Jammu and Kashmir Monday against a sex scandal that has rocked the state in the past week as police used water cannons and mild force to disperse agitated crowds in Srinagar and two southern districts in the Valley.
By Qaiser Mohammad Ali, Indo-Asian News Service
Abu Dhabi, May 8 (IANS) Cricketer Masud Salahuddin, who passed away at the age of 90 in Lahore, was probably the last link between India's first Test in 1932 and the present generation.
By Sanu George, Indo-Asian News Service
Kollam (Kerala), May 7 (IANS) Naushad, the Indian national who was released after a three-year-long imprisonment in Saudi Arabia for assaulting and damaging the eyes of a Saudi national, has only good words for his jailors there.
Vadodara, May 6 (IANS) Troops were withdrawn from two areas of this Gujarat city Saturday with the situation remaining peaceful after several days of communal strife.
"Since no incident occurred in some areas for the past two days, the army has been withdrawn from the Karelibaug and Raopura police station areas," said Vadodara Police Commissioner Dipak Swarup.
By Saeed Khan, Indo-Asian News Service
Vadodara, May 6 (IANS) Usman Gani Jojanwala is always visible with his water vending cart at the Mandvi Gate in the heart of this city and his presence is particularly felt when Vadodara is under curfew.
Vadodara, May 5 (IANS) Complaining about police abuse and sustained communal attacks from neighbours and others, 40-odd Muslim families in this Gujarat city have moved out of their homes and taken refuge in a community hall.