NAM endorses democracy norm
The non-aligned movement late on
Sunday night took an apparent leap forward in its evolution,
breaking away from the beaten path and proclaiming a new
political culture that seeks to give the principles of democracy
the primacy of place among its large membership.
Pak. offer a PR exercise: Jaswant
The External Affairs Minister, Mr. Jaswant
Singh, made an intriguing comment this evening while discussing
relations with Pakistan at a press conference he addressed
towards the conclusion of the ministerial meeting here.
South African envoy seeks access to tapes
India today said that the ``law will take
its own course'' regarding the investigation on the cricket
matches which were allegedly ``fixed'' by the South African
captain and a couple of Indian businessmen.
Ties with India will not be hit, says Pahad
The South African Deputy Foreign Minister,
Mr. Aziz Pahad, today said the relations between India and South
Africa run very deep and would not be affected by the recent
controversy over the allegations of match-fixing against leading
members of the South African cricket team.
Pak. build-up no cause for worry: Fernandes
The Defence Minister, Mr. George Fernandes,
has admitted a build-up of Pakistani forces in the Kutch area,
but said the development was not a cause for alarm.
Hurriyat team barred from leaving
Revealing continued confusion in the
Vajpayee Government over an approach to the Hurriyat leaders, a
delegation of the organisation was today prevented from leaving
the country while the Defence Minister, Mr. George Fernandes,
expressed a view that he would like the Hurriyat leaders to be
sitting ``across the table''.
SC hardens stand
The Supreme Court today said it would not
succumb to pressure tactics to relax its April 1 deadline for
scrapping of old commercial vehicles and asked the Delhi
Government to file a compliance report.
Thin attendance lands U.P. Govt. in trouble
Taking advantage of a thin presence in the
treasury benches of the Legislative Assembly, the Opposition
today pressed for a division over the introduction of a Bill for
amendment to the Trade Tax Act and inflicted a defeat by 55-83
''More evidence'' against Cronje
The Crime Branch of the Delhi police today
released more ``damning evidence'' against the South African
cricket captain, Hansie Cronje, saying he and the London-based
bookie, Sanjiv Chawla, had made separate phone calls to a common
contact in South Africa from a hotel at Kochi, Kerala.