Come to terms with reality, Pak. told
India has ruled out a dialogue with Pakistan till
Islamabad created a proper environment by adjuring violence,
giving up encouragement to cross-border terrorism and ending the
daily cry of Jihad against it.
U.S.' strong message to Pak.
A strong, unequivocal message on the need to
curb terrorism from Pakistani soil was delivered by the visiting
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, Mr. Karl
Inderfurth, in a meeting with the Pakistani Foreign Secretary,
Mr. Shamshad Ahmad, today.
Talks today on port strike
Talks between the Government and the
representatives of the striking port and dock workers will be
resumed tomorrow over the latter's demand for a better wage
Talks, tough line to tackle U.P. power strike
The Uttar Pradesh Government today continued
its efforts in two different directions to overcome the crisis
arising out of the power workers' strike by simultaneously
engaging employees' leaders in talks and ordering termination of
EC derecognises Fernandes, others
The Samata Party faced a serious
embarrassment tonight when the Election Commission derecognised
the party president and Defence Minister, Mr. George Fernandes,
and along with him virtually the entire top brass and debarred
them from allotting the party symbol to candidates in the
Assembly elections scheduled next month on the ground that as per
the Commission records they are members of the Janata Dal
Mahajan clarifies stand on TRAI
The Government today clarified that
implementation of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's
recommendations was not mandatory. ``I made a mistake while
announcing the details of the proposed TRAI ordinance and I wish
to issue a clarification,'' Mr. Mahajan said at a public function
Naidu's 'vision' impresses Goh
The Singapore Prime Minister, Mr.Goh Chok
Tong, was today appreciative of the Andhra Pradesh Government for
promoting Information Technology but added that ``there was still
a long road ahead''.
Advani working for Samata-JD(U) patch-up
The Union Home Minister, Mr. L. K. Advani,
today stepped in directly to try and bring about a settlement
between the warring National Democratic Alliance partners over
seat-sharing for the Bihar Assembly elections.
RAW fomenting terrorism: Pak.
Pakistan today said that the ``biggest
player'' in fomenting terrorism was the Indian intelligence
agency, RAW, but added that there were some ``domestic players''