Firm up look-east policy, Singapore tells India
Singapore today prompted India to reinforce
its ``look-east policy'' even as the two countries sought to
expand their economic linkages and discussed ways to galvanise a
global campaign against international terrorism.
Clinton visit soon, says Summers
The visiting United States Treasury
Secretary, Mr Lawrence H. Summers, today confirmed that the U. S.
President, Mr. Bill Clinton, would be visiting India ``sooner
than later,'' but side- stepped all queries on a possible lifting
of sanctions imposed against India after the Pokhran nuclear
tests in May 1998.
Strike hits work in ports
Operations at 11 major ports across the
country have been affected as the port and dock workers resorted
to an indefinite strike as scheduled at midnight on Monday in
response to the joint call given by five federations. They are
demanding a wage revision.
Pak. expels Moses
Mr. P. Moses, a staffer of the Indian High
Commission here, abducted and arrested on false charges of
carrying a ``remote device'' for a bomb on Sunday afternoon, was
asked today by Pakistan to leave the country within seven days.
Militants will find it hot in J&K
The Vajpayee Government's ``offensive
strategy'' to tackle cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir
has turned the focus on 49 newly-carved sectors in the Counter-
Insurgency (CI) grid and making them self-sufficient.
Musharraf gets China's 'unconditional support'
The Pakistani military ruler, General Pervez
Musharraf, today left for home after winning unconditional
diplomatic and political backing from the Chinese leadership for
No policy innovation in J&K strategy
The Prime Minister-led review of the security
scenario in Jammu and Kashmir has expectedly led to a
reaffirmation of the Vajpayee Government's resolve to defeat the
``proxy war'', unleashed and sustained by Pakistan. The stress on
counter-insurgency measures, to the total exclusion of political
solution and political ideas, is the most conspicuous outcome of
Agreement on seat adjustment eludes NDA
The Bharatiya Janata Party's Central Election
Committee, at its meeting here today, was unable to take up the
task of declaring its candidates for the assembly polls in the
absence of final seat adjustment with any of its allies.
HC rejects TRAI plan on cellphones
The Delhi High Court today struck down the
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI) revenue sharing
regulation of May 1999 on inter-connection charges between
service providers and `Calling Party Pays' (CPP) scheme under
which incoming calls on cellular phones were proposed to be made