U.S. will not mediate on Kashmir, says Clinton
In a brutally direct message to Pakistan,
the visiting U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton, called upon
Islamabad to create conditions for a dialogue with New Delhi,
stop trying to ``redraw'' borders with blood and said the U.S.
will not negotiate the Kashmir dispute.
U.S. denies 'tilt' towards India
The United States has once again rejected that
there was a ``tilt'' towards India and away from Pakistan.
Talking to White House mediapersons accompanying the U.S.
President, Mr. Bill Clinton, to India, a senior administration
official said the notion of a tilt was really obsolete and out of
The White House staged an elaborate ruse to
protect the U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton, on his visit to
Pakistan today, sending a decoy aircraft ahead of Mr. Clinton's
All Cong. MLAs made Ministers in Bihar
The Bihar Chief Minister, Mrs. Rabri Devi, today
expanded her Cabinet into a two-tier Ministry comprising
altogether 82 Ministers - the largest Ministry ever formed in the
Militants behind Sikh massacre killed
The Army today claimed to have eliminated
five militants responsible for the massacre of 35 Sikhs on Monday
at Chatti Singhpora, Anantnag.
Putin emerges favourite
A whole generation of young Russians seem to
have made their choice for tomorrow's presidential polls - they
are ready to vote for the former KGB strongman, Mr. Vladimir
Putin. Thus, while Mr. Igor, 20, a worker at an aluminium
metallurgy plant in Samara had previously voted for the
communists, he wants to vote for Mr. Putin tomorrow.
Cong. confused over Sonia's remark on n-policy
The Congress(I) has been thrown into
confusion over its nuclear policy after the party president, Ms.
Sonia Gandhi, was officially quoted as having told the U.S.
President, Mr. Bill Clinton, that her party ``was in favour of
India maintaining a minimum credible nuclear deterrent''.
Govt. hails Clinton's message to Pak.
As the U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton,
called on Pakistan to abjure violence and terrorism, the
Government today hailed the American message of restraint and
reiterated its readiness to engage Islamabad if it ceased cross-
Left parties caution Govt.
The Left parties reacted cautiously to the
U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton's address on Pakistan
Television, saying that they were surprised neither by the tone
nor the content of his speech.