October 31, 2002

Pakistani linked to terror to stay in Britain
Shafiq-ur-Rehman, 30, was told last week that deportation proceedings against him have been dropped even though the home office spent hundreds of thousands of pounds fighting the case.

October 30, 2002

Dr Ida Scudder's vision continues in Christian Medical College
In 1902, Dr Scudder built a 40-bed hospital in Vellore, which is today the 1700-bed Christian Medical College.

Jesrani contesting for clerk of courts post in Delaware
In addition to legal experience, Florence Murray Jesrani has seven years of project management and marketing experience.

October 28, 2002

Implant of wrong embryos: Indian at centre of row
The Indian doctor has been suspended though it is believed that two of her colleagues in a London hospital had committed the grievous error.

MCC suspends novelist Jeffrey Archer's membership
The suspension of cricket-loving Archer, who is serving a four-year prison sentence, means he will be nearly 70-years-old before he is able to enter the hallowed members' enclosure at the MCC.

Diwali to be celebrated in British parliament
A record number of British MPs are expected to participate in the celebrations on October 31.

October 27, 2002

Chechen rebels were shot in the head while in sleep: Report
'I understand that this is cruel, but when the person has two kilograms of plastic explosives strapped on his body, we did not see any alternative,' an officer of the special forces was quoted as saying.

First murder charges filed against suspected snipers
Investigating authorities have tracked down the co-owner of a blue Chevrolet Caprice in which the two suspects were arrested.

Pallone slams Bush for not punishing Pakistan
The founder and former co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans has asked the US president to reimpose sanctions on Pakistan.

October 25, 2002

Osama's 'ambassador' in Europe arrested
Abu Qatada, believed to be a pivotal figure in the Al Qaeda, was arrested following a raid on his hideout in London.

Diwali has a message for all of us: Blair
'Diwali is the festival of lights symbolising joy, brightness and happiness; the victory of light over darkness and of good over evil,' the British prime minister said.

October 24, 2002

Microsoft launches MSN 8
The company plans to spend a whopping $300 million on its advertising campaign, three times more than the budget of its competitor AOL, which recently released AOL 8.

Two men arrested in US sniper case
Members of the sniper task force arrested the men at 1249 IST in Frederick County, Maryland.

October 22, 2002

Pakistani doctor held for treating Osama
Dr Aziz is also suspected of helping the Taliban and Al Qaeda develop the deadly biological weapon, anthrax.

October 19, 2002

Indian, US paratroopers conduct 'live' firing exercise
During the exercise code-named Geronimo Thrust, Indian Special Forces used the American MP4 and MP5 assault rifles, which can fire disintegrating shells.

October 18, 2002

India may strike if Islamists get Pakistani nukes: Report
'The nightmare scenario of the next few years is that American and allied military operations in South or Southwest Asia end up severely destabilising the Pakistani regime,' it says.

US believes Pak helped North Korea build nukes
Intelligence officers said Pakistan supplied critical equipment to North Korea in return for missiles to counter India's nuclear arsenal.

US administration mum on Pak-N Korea nuclear tie-up
US intelligence officers are believed to have revealed details of the tie-up to the New York Times.

Google wants to be part of journalism's future
It was the desire to automate the process of searching for news on the Web that led Google research scientist Krishna Bharat to develop a search programme.

Indian doctor in UK suspended for six months
A committee of the General Medical Council found Jarnail Singh guilty of encouraging a dying man, whom he had never met, to have a kidney transplant from a live donor.

October 16, 2002

Pre-emptive strikes not OK for India: US
Preventive strikes against the Saddam Hussein regime is permissible for the US because of the 'unique history of Iraq', the White House said.

October 14, 2002

Pak-US to conduct joint military exercises from October 15
The US decided to resume the exercises, after a five-year gap, following Pakistan's support to its war on Afghanistan.

October 11, 2002

Congress authorises Bush to unilaterally attack Iraq
Bush said, 'The gathering threat of Iraq must be confronted fully and finally. The days of Iraq acting as an outlaw state are coming to an end.'

Indian English makes further inroads into Queen's language
Some 600 words are included in the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary published last week in the UK.

October 8, 2002

Attack Iraq? Not In Our Name!
Not In Our Name, an anti-war group, is trying to mobilise support to stop President Bush from ordering strikes against Iraq. And yes, there are takers for the appeal.

October 5, 2002

Mohammed Azmath wants ordeal to end
Azmath, once a prime suspect in the 9/11 attacks and now awaiting deportation to India, fears the Indian government has lined up more punishment for him.

Lakireddy may be released two years earlier
The Berkeley landlord is serving time in prison for sexually exploiting minor girls.

October 4, 2002

Police hunt for 'skilled shooter' in Maryland
The shooter killed five persons, including part-time taxi driver Premkumar Walekar, in a wealthy Washington suburb.

More attacks were planned after Sept 11: Report
CNN quoting FBI and Special Forces interrogation reports of John Walker Lindh, the captured American Taliban fighter, said Al Qaeda planned to carry out a series of suicide attacks on US and Israel.

NY streets to be named after Sept 11 heroes
Eighty-one police officers and civilians will be honoured. There are no Indian Americans whose names will be seen on street signs.

India is an important democracy: US
White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said US President George W Bush is 'very pleased that relations with India are strong'.

October 3, 2002

Man Opens Fire Outside UN Building, Detained
Cable News Network reported the gunman was outside the UN's main building but on UN grounds. There were no reports of any injuries.

US to engage India, Pakistan simultaneously: Rice
The national security adviser, while admitting every nation's right to preemptive attacks, said the right should be exercised only when all other options have been exhausted.

Designate India as country of particular concern: US panel
The panel claims that New Delhi has tolerated severe violence against religious minorities.

Ayman al-Zawahari killed in Afghanistan: Report
The Egyptian doctor, who is Osama bin Laden's aide, was killed in a special operation, Russian new agency ITAR-TASS said. However, it did not give any date.

October 2, 2002

Poor Indians worse off after selling kidney: Study
Despite organ donation being illegal in India, the author easily located 305 persons who sold their kidneys, for the purpose of the study.