BJP stands by Govt. on price hikes, subsidy cuts
The BJP today came out in defence of the
recent decisions of the Vajpayee Government to cut food and
fertilizer subsidies and hike the prices of kerosene and cooking
Inflation report trips Nasdaq
The U.S. stock market suffered a history-
making collapse that shook professional and armchair investors
alike on Friday.
Shake up finance system: G-77
Representing 80 per cent of the world's
population, leaders of developing nations have called for a new
global human order to spread the world's wealth and power.
Kishan Kumar arrested
Film actor Kishan Kumar has been arrested by
officers of the Enforcement Directorate for allegedly violating
provisions of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) by
conducting transactions through ``hawala'' channels.
Betting may be legalised: Dhindsa
With match-fixing casting a shadow on
cricket, the Government might consider making betting on the game
legal to minimise the mischief potential of manipulators, the
Sports Minister, Mr. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, said today.
Cook visit may 'defreeze' defence ties
The British Foreign Secretary, Mr. Robin
Cook, who arrived here today, will prepare the ground for
``defreezing'' of Indo-U.K. defence ties hit after the Pokhran
nuclear tests besides strengthening cooperation to combat cross-
Rushdie here to begin new chapter
Back home after 12 years, the Indian-born
winner of the Booker of Bookers, Salman Rushdie, appears to be in
no hurry to leave the country. Here for the past eight days, he
has plans to stay put for some more time but refuses to divulge
details about the length of this visit or his plans while in the
12 villagers massacred in Tripura
In the biggest attack this year, tribal
guerillas today massacred at least 12 villagers and wounded seven
at Khas Kalyanpur in West district, a fortnight before the
Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council elections.
Big RDX haul in J&K
In the biggest haul of RDX in Jammu and
Kashmir in two years, Army troops recovered, from a downtown
house, 105 kgs of the explosives meant for targeting Government
officials and offices, a senior Army officer said here today.
50 killed in Kinshasa airport blasts
A series of explosions at Kinshasa airport
on Friday, triggered when an ammunition shipment caught fire,
killed at least 50 people and injured 216, morgue and aid
officials said today.