Fighting stops, stalemate persists in Jaffna
After the bloodletting in the Jaffna peninsula
over two days in which over 300 combatants were killed and more
than 1,000 wounded, the Government and the Liberation Tigers of
Tamil Eelam today got down to the business of counting the dead
and exchanging bodies through the International Committee of the
Red Cross. The fighting ceased today.
Bid to molest Indian children in Pak.
Pakistan has regretted an ugly attempt by an
intruder to molest the children of the Indian High Commission
staff in Islamabad and promised to carry out a full
We cannot change course now: Krishna
The Karnataka Government has decided that
there will be no change in its strategy to obtain the release of
the veteran Kannada film actor, Mr. Rajkumar, who has spent 36
days in the captivity of the forest brigand, Veerappan, in the
forests of Sathyamangalam.
Maharashtra's norm angers Muslims
The Maharashtra Government has decided to take
harsh steps - including denial of rationed foodgrains for the
third child - to control the growing population but not without
attracting wrath of a section of Muslims, including a Minister of
State, Mr. Mohammad Naseem Khan.
National awards for 284 teachers
The President, Mr. K. R. Narayanan, gave away
national awards to 284 teachers from across the country on the
Teachers' Day today. The awardees include 74 women teachers,
seven from Sanskrit and three teachers from Arabic and Persian
Flexible itinerary for Vajpayee
The final touches are being given to the
visit of the Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, who is arriving
here on Thursday. While the focus of the visit is on official
programmes in Washington, his stay in New York also has
Hurriyat leader released
The senior separatist leader and member of the
Hurriyat Conference executive member, Sheikh Abdul Aziz, was
released today on the direction of the Jammu and Kashmir High
Court, after eight years of detention.
Phalke award for Hrishikesh
Noted film director, Mr. Hrishikesh
Mukherjee, renowned for both his sensitive and light-hearted
movies, was today named as the recipient of the 1999 Dada Saheb
Phalke award for his contribution to the growth and development
of Indian cinema.
BJP has links with 'Hindu extremist groups', says U.S.
In a discordant note on the eve of the Prime
Minister, Mr.Atal Behari Vajpayee's visit to the U.S., the State
Department today said the BJP has links with ``Hindu extremist
groups'', implicated in alleged acts of violence against
Christians and Muslims but held that the Government does not
favour any particular group.
Spin doctors building reformer image for Musharraf
The Chief Executive of Pakistan, Gen. Pervez
Musharraf, left for New York on Tuesday to take part in the
United Nations millennium summit. Scheduled to address the summit
on Wednesday, he hopes to make the most of the five-minute
speech, focussing on the `negative attitude' of India to finding
a `peaceful solution' to the Kashmir conflict.
Putin 'on the mat'
Reuters photo shows the Russian President, Mr.
Vladimir Putin, being flipped over by 10-year-old Japanese
schoolgirl, Natsumi Goomi, during a demonstration of the judo
martial art at the Kodokan Judo Hall in Tokyo on Tuesday.