September 27, 2002

'Waging war without Congress nod illegal'
An invasion solely on the president's orders could be justified only by an excessively expansive notion of presidential authority, one unsupported by the US Constitution, the New York Bar Association said.

Bush promises Pakistan $1 billion in debt relief
'We offer our assistance to Pakistan's efforts to reinitiate dialogue with neighboring India,' Bush said.

September 26, 2002

Ethnic Indian to advice Tony Blair on business policy
Dr Arnab Banerji (46), a leading donor to the ruling Labour Party, was previously working with the Foreign and Colonial Group, which manages investment funds amounting to $100 billion.

British MPs revolt against Blair's Iraq policy
A backbench revolt by 64 MPs, many of them from the ruling Labour Party, has taken the gloss off Prime Minister Tony Blair's threat to take on Saddam Hussein.

September 24, 2002

Only Indian in Miss America Contest Doesn't Make It...
'When you prepare so much, there's a let down,' says Shoha Parekh. 'But there's a bigger plan for me. My life takes a different turn every few months. I will look for the next phase.'

Indian firms helped Iraqi missile programme: Blair
The British prime minister said Iraq has the capability to deploy some of its deadliest weapons in under an hour from the order and is just a year or two away from building a nuclear bomb.

September 23, 2002

Bacteria theft sparks bio-terrorism fears
Two vials of a genetically altered bacterium that causes encephalitis in pigs were stolen from a Michigan State University research laboratory.

CIA inducts special forces for Iraq
This will allow the Pentagon to officially deny the presence of US military forces in the country.

September 21, 2002

Exclusive: Saddam may use chemical weapons
A 23-page official document describes how commanders are free to deploy chemical weapons in the event of the regime facing defeat in war.

US Tablighis fear crackdown
The Tabligh Jamaat movement in the US is on tenterhooks after six suspected Yemeni members of Al Qaeda were arrested in Lackawanna, Buffalo.

September 20, 2002

Did Al Jazeera set up Ramzi bin Alshibh?
The Al Qaeda operative was arrested in Karachi just days after an 'Al Jazeera' correspondent visited to the city, considered by many a cradle of jehadi movement.

September 19, 2002

Indian held in US after 9/11 to be released soon
Azmath was later charged with defrauding people through a bogus scheme.

Call for representation of People of Indian Origin in Rajya Sabha
The Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin also demanded action in granting dual citizenship to enable NRIs and PIOs to play an effective role in the development of India.

Vaz attacks Blunkett's views on immigrants' language
The former minister of Indian origin said the British home secretary was making Asian immigrants a 'cheap target' and would 'regret' his remarks.

September 16, 2002

Immigrants must speak English at home: UK home secretary
'Parents should speak English to their children to prevent schizophrenic rifts between generations,' the British home secretary had said in an essay for a book called Reclaiming Britishness.

September 14, 2002

US detains Sept 11 terror suspect: Report
Ramzi bin al-Shibh handled logistics and money matters and entered Pakistan just before the attacks, ABC News said.

Bush has asked Pak to stop cross-border terror: Mishra
The national security adviser said the message [to stop cross-border infiltration] was conveyed in 'very strong terms'.

Musharraf claims infiltration didn't figure in talks with Bush
US officials on Thursday had said they had 'pushed' Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf 'hard' to stop cross-border infiltration.

September 13, 2002

Pakistan indulging in nuclear blackmail: PM
In a point-by-point rebuttal of Pakistan President Musharraf's speech, Vajpayee debunked the criticism of the assembly election in J&K.

Divided Indian community prepares to host PM
The Federation of Indian Associations and the National Federation of Indian Associations will be left out of the public reception for Vajpayee this week.

Vajpayee meets Japanese, Mauritius leaders
India and Japan have agreed to cooperate further in the economic field.

Indian journalists get a taste of US security
The Indians came in for some rough treatment at the meeting between President Bush and Prime Minister Vajpayee.

Anti-Union Carbide protests to greet Vajpayee
New York-based Indians and supporters of the Campaign for Justice in Bhopal plan a hunger strike from 10 am onwards, outside the UN building.

Flight diverted, 2 Indians arrested in US on suspicion
Gurdeep Singh Wander (48) and Harinder Singh (41), who were flying from Minneapolis to Las Vegas, were on Wednesday arrested after the crew found their behavior suspicious.

September 11, 2002

Bhutto's brother proposed WTC attack in 1991: Carlos
He mooted the idea to avenge the `terrible destruction in Iraq' inflicted by the US during the Gulf War, Carlos the Jackal, once the world's most wanted man, told an Arabic daily.

Sombre mood marks Sept 11 anniversary in US embassy
Deputy Chief of Mission Albert Thibault said, 'We take pride in the resolve and determination of the American people.

'Remember those who are gone'
Suleman Din remembers 9/11, and how he could have been among those who died in the attacks on the World Trade Centre.

Yambem family remembers WTC victim Jupiter
Jupiter was the first Indian confirmed killed in the WTC attacks. In his memory his family has opened a centre to forge relations with Manipuris settled abroad.

September 10, 2002

Vajpayee arrives in New York
He is expected to discuss with US President George Bush a wide range of bilateral issues and convey to him Pakistan's failure to go through its promise to end cross-border terrorism.

Indo-US ties no longer Pak-centric: Sinha
Describing India and the US as the 'twin towers of democracy', the external affairs minister said the two countries are natural allies in the war against terrorism.

September 09, 2002

Osama bin Laden claims 9/11: Al-Jazeera
In a video aired on the channel, Osama bin Laden was heard naming some of the attackers, including Mohammed Atta, who he said `led the group which destroyed the first tower' of the World Trade Centre.

September 06, 2002

Bush declares September 11 'Patriot Day'
The US president called on all Americans to make September a month of service and answer the call to help those in need.

US offers to sell artillery radar to India
The four FireFinder counter-battery radar sets, associated equipment and services will cost up to $100 million.

September 05, 2002

Attempt on Hamid Karzai's life
A guard fired at the Afghan president's car as it was leaving the governor's mansion in Kandahar, witnesses said.

Twin blasts in Kabul; 20 feared dead
The explosions took place in the vicinity of the Ministry of Information and Culture in Kabul.

September 04, 2002

Car carrying US envoy's wife meets with accident
The hired car hit an old woman outside the Takht Harmandir Sahib gurudwara in Patna where Alison Sibley had gone to pay obeisance.

Bush to meet PM, Musharraf in New York
The meetings will be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

September 03, 2002

Musharraf to talk Kashmir, India with Bush
'I am not going to US to talk on the issue of [Pakistan] elections. Nor would there be any outside interference in the elections,' the president said.