Musharraf for 'framework' to resolve Kashmir dispute
For the first time since the Indian
Government invited the military ruler and President, Gen. Pervez
Musharraf, to visit India for peace talks, the military
government has said the General would try to get a ``framework''
for resolving the Kashmir dispute accepted at the Agra summit
with the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee.
This must be a Plan for the poor, says PM
A full meeting of the Planning Commission,
chaired by the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today
accepted the Tenth Five Year Plan's growth target of eight per
cent but emphasised that the attempt should be to go beyond that
growth rate in order to double the country's per capita income in
Progress on LAC clarification
India and China have made considerable
progress in narrowing down their differences in determining the
alignment of a 545-km. border stretch and have constituted an
eminent persons group which will draw up a road map for improving
'Cong. has many PM candidates'
The Congress president, Ms. Sonia Gandhi,
currently visiting the United States, has said her party had
several Prime Ministerial candidates, including some who were
Maran against new trade round at WTO
The Commerce and Industry Minister, Mr.
Murasoli Maran, has firmly opposed proposals for a new round of
trade negotiations at the coming World Trade Organisation
ministerial conference at a time when the European Union and the
U.S. have banded together to seek ``an ambitious new round''.
Bank frauds, NPAs rising: CBI
As the economy continues on the path of
liberalisation and with it the banking sector expands, the law
enforcing agencies appear concerned over the rising graph of bank
frauds in the country involving mind boggling amounts of public
Mass conversion in T.N. village
About 1,000 members belonging to 225
Arundhadhiar families of a village, about 30 km from here, today
embraced Christianity in protest against alleged excesses by
Reforms only option, says Sonia
The Leader of the Opposition and Congress
president, Ms. Sonia Gandhi, has said that while compulsion might
have triggered economic reforms in India, conviction was
sustaining them and there was no alternative but to pursue the
reform route while simultaneously strengthening the capacity of
the state to spur social and economic change.
India, Turkey sign extradition treaty
India and Turkey today signed an extradition
treaty whereby they are to cooperate in fighting crime and
criminality. It was signed by the Union Home Minister, Mr. L. K.
Advani, and Turkey's Justice Minister, Dr. Hikmet Sami Turk.