Haryana declares 2006 as Girl Child Year

State Chief Minister Hooda announces a host of schemes on the eve of International Women's Day CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Government has decided to provide loans to 10,000 women every year through the State Women Development…

UP Haj Minister issued court notice

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 (Meerut): A court in Meerut has sent a notice to Uttar Pradesh Haj and Minority Minister Yaqoob Qureshi. Qureshi had announced a reward for killing the Danish cartoonist behind the Prophet…

20 million face threat of famine in Africa

Duncan CampbellWednesday March 8, 2006THE GUARDIAN More than 20 million people in the Horn of Africa are at risk of famine in conditions which the head of the World Food Programme (WFP) described yesterday as…

The terrorist who wasn't

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Metropolitan police travelled to Israel, Russia and Sri Lanka to learn how to deal with possible suicide attackers. Yet when London was faced with a genuine threat, an innocent man…

Zaheera sentenced to one year in prison

NDTV Correspondent Wednesday, March 8, 2006 (New Delhi): Zaheera Sheikh, the key witness in the Best Bakery case, has been sentenced to a year in prison for perjury. The Supreme Court has also asked her…

Indian police shoot dead bomb blast suspect

LUCKNOW, India - Indian counter-terrorism police shot dead on Wednesday a man suspected of involvement in three blasts in Hinduism’s holiest city of Varanasi which killed 23 people, an official said. “Probably he was involved…