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 Sinha issues caution on globalisation
India today warned that globalisation could lead to economic destablisation and said world leaders should take steps to ensure equitable growth in developing countries.

Deepa Mehta to seek Centre's intervention
The last of her much talked about trilogy, Water, having run into rough weather, with the Sangh Parivar destroying the sets in Varanasi on Sunday morning, film- maker Deepa Mehta is here in the Capital to mobilise support for the film.

 Deepa Mehta blames RSS: Shooting only after Govt. clearance
The Varanasi District Magistrate, Mr. Alok Kumar, today said that the shooting of Ms. Deepa Mehta's controversial film, ``Water'', could not begin until the State Government gave further instructions.

Will Clinton skip Pakistan?
The U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton's visit to the subcontinent is certainly on, according to informed sources here. But the political nature of his sojourn in South Asia, most probably in the third week of March, is still up in the air.

All discharged in Jain hawala case
The curtain was rung down today on the five- year- old multicrore Jain hawala case involving the country's top politicians and bureaucrats.

Cong.(I) to go it alone in Haryana
The Congress(I) today called off talks with Mr Ajit Singh of the Rashtriya Lok Dal and decided to contest all the 90 Assembly seats in Haryana on its own, party sources said. Nor would there be any tie-up with the Bahujan Samaj Party, it added.

Plane crashes into sea
A Kenya Airways passenger plane, carrying some 180 persons, crashed into the sea off Cote D'Ivoire after taking off from Abidjan's airport yesterday.

SC dismisses plea of Judge
The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition from Mr. Jaisingh Wadhu Singh, absconding Mumbai judge (petitioner) seeking ``anticipatory bail'' and quashing a ``FIR'' linking him allegedly with the underworld don, Chota Shakeel, to recover some huge amounts due to him in return for certain favours in his official capacity to the don.

Muivah re-arrested
Top leader of the banned National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), Mr. Thuingaleng Muivah, has been re-arrested at Hatyai in Thailand, while trying to flee to Singapore, jumping bail.

 FICCI chief expects a positive budget
The president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Mr. G. P. Goenka, says the domestic industry is strongly opposed to further tariff reductions as part of the process of trade liberalisation. ``It is time to worry,'' he says while insisting that industry needs to be compensated through steps like reducing interest rates for cuts in import duties.

JB Patnaik to contest elections
With the Congress(I) likely to face a tough challenge from the BJP-BJD combine in the coming elections in Orissa, the president of the State party unit and former Chief Minister, Mr. J.B. Patnaik, has decided to fight the polls.

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