Cabinet nod for fresh probe into anti-Sikh riots
A fresh judicial probe into the November 1984
anti-Sikh riots by a retired Supreme Court judge is among the
several decisions taken by the Union Cabinet which met here
U.S. asks China to resume talks with Dalai Lama
The U.S. has called upon China to resume
dialogue with Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, to preserve
Tibet's unique cultural heritage following reports that Beijing
had launched a crackdown on the Tsurphu Monastery in Lhasa which
the 17th Karmapa fled.
Irked judge transfers Sharif case to junior
In a dramatic development, the judge hearing
the hijacking case against the ousted Pakistani Prime Minister,
Mr. Nawaz Sharif, announced today in open court in Karachi that
he could not hear the matter and transferred it to be heard by a
Inputs from India critical: WTO chief
India's ``extremely strong views'' opposing
linkage of trade to the social clause will be conveyed to the
developed countries such as the U.S. and the European Union,
according to the Director General of the World Trade Organisation
`No dumping ground for second hand cars'
The Industry and Commerce Minister, Mr.
Murasoli Maran, today allayed the industry's concerns regarding
large scale dumping of imported cars. He said, ``the Government
will consider all aspects of safety, pollution norms and
valuation. Under no circumstances, shall we permit India to
become a second hand dumping ground for junks''.
Army camp attacked
In yet another ``suicidal'' attack on security
forces, the militants this evening barged into the sector
headquarter of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) in south Kashmir town of
Anantnag. One militant was killed and an Indo Tibetan Border
Police (ITBP) jawan injured in the encounter.
New EC appointed
Mr. T.S. Krishna Murthy, Secretary,
Department of Company Affairs, is the new Election Commissioner
in place of Mr. G.V.G.Krishnamurty who retired on September 30
Tibetans waiting for India's move
With the issue of granting political
asylum to the 17th Karmapa threatening to snowball into a major
controversy, the Tibetan government-in-exile is now mounting
pressure on the Indian Government to recognise the presence of
the 17th Karampa and grant him asylum.
Not projecting anyone as CM in polls, says Cong.
The Congress will not project chief
ministerial candidates in any of the four States where Assembly
elections are to be held next month. The party spokesman, Mr.
Ajit Jogi, refuted the statement of the party's Orissa unit
spokesman that Mr. J.B. Patnaik, former Chief Minister and now
the OPCC president, would be projected as the chief ministerial