Postal staff defer strike plan
Postal employees tonight decided to defer
their indefinite strike scheduled to begin tomorrow by 70 days
following an assurance from the Union Communications Minister,
Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan, to settle some demands within 90 days.
PM talks to Khurana, crisis blows over
The Madan Lal Khurana crisis in the Bharatiya
Janata Party has blown over. The party, which removed him from
the post of vice- president on Friday evening, has now decided
not to take any further action against him after he publicly
declared today that he would not raise in the Lok Sabha the three
economic issues he has been talking about.
PM indicates considering rollback of prices
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee,
today indicated that his Government might consider the allies'
demand for a rollback of the prices of foodgrains sold through
the Public Distribution System.
India, China discuss differences amicably
The inside accounts of the recent meeting here
of the India-China Joint Working Group confirm the stability of
the bilateral relationship which enabled the two sides to focus
on points of agreement and - more important - to discuss
differences without causing rancour.
MPs immunity issue for Constitutional Bench
A highly-sensitive point of law whether MPs
could be prosecuted for voting along a particular line on bribery
was today referred by the Supreme Court to a Constitutional
Lashkar hand in Sikh massacre
Intelligence agencies have intercepted a
message of the Lashkar-e-TAiba (LET) cadre sent to an outpost
across the border in Pakistan, taking the responsibility for the
first time of the massacre of 36 Sikhs in Chattisinghpura village
in Anantnag district in March.
Indo-Uzbek road map to fight terrorism
With terrorism from Afghanistan knocking on its
door, Uzbekistan's President, Mr. Islam Karimov, arrived here
tonight to finalise with India, a road-map to combat this menace.
May Day celebrated
May Day was celebrated across the country
today with workers resolving to forge greater unity to protect
The Government today announced the appointment
of Mr. Rakesh Sood, Joint Secretary (Disarmament) in the foreign
office as Ambassador and India's Permanent Representative to the
N-powers for strengthening anti-ballistic missile treaty
The five main nuclear powers promised
their ``unequivocal commitment to the ultimate goals of a
complete elimination of nuclear weapons'' and a treaty on
complete disarmament under strict international control. But no
specifics or timetable was given.
Two killed in Pak. shelling
Pakistani troops last evening resorted to heavy
shelling in the Teetwal-Karnah sub sectors in Kupwara district,
killing a woman and her daughter and destroying 20 shops. A
building of the Power Development Department (PDD) was also
damaged and electricity supply in the entire area disrupted,
police sources said.
CBI on a sticky wicket over match-fixing probe
The CBI finds itself in a fix over conducting
an all-encompassing probe into the charges of match-fixing in