Basu dares Centre to impose President's rule
Burying talk of retirement, the Chief
Minister, Mr. Jyoti Basu, today said he would personally lead
West Bengal's counter-campaign against Delhi's effort to impose
President's rule on the Marxist-ruled State.
Increase in oil prices imminent
The Government evidently has little option
but to raise the prices of petroleum products since the decision
by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
to increase output was not likely to bring down world prices
T.N. justifies dropping of charges
The Tamil Nadu Government has justified its
decision to revoke the ``NSA and TADA charges'' against the five
accused whose release has been demanded by the forest brigand,
Veerappan for the return of the Kannada thespian, Mr. Rajkumar,
and three others held captive by him since July 30.
PM's remarks stir a hornet's nest
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari
Vajpayee, may have pleased the saffronites with his turn of
phrase and presence at the Vishwa Hindu Parishad-sponsored
meeting on Staten Island in the United States.
Sonia election: SC admits plea
The Supreme Court has admitted an appeal
from Mr. Hari Shankar Jain against a judgment of the Allahabad
High Court dismissing as not maintainable his petition
challenging the election of the Congress (I) president, Ms. Sonia
Gandhi to the Lok Sabha from Amethi constituency (U.P.) in
Chadha's plea rejected
The Supreme Court today dismissed a Special
Leave Petition filed by Mr. Win Chadha, an accused in the `Rs. 64
crores Bofors payoffs case', against the Delhi High Court's order
rejecting his plea to go to Dubai for treatment.
Govindacharya not in list
For the first time, a senior party leader
went on record to say that the former BJP general secretary, Mr.
K.N. Govindacharya, had requested the party to relieve him of all
responsibilities as an office-bearer to allow him to devote two
years to studying the impact on the ground of the new economic
West Wing strikes gold at Emmy
Putting its name in the record books, the
White House drama ``The west wing'' has rubbed out mafia rival
``The Sopranos'', winning Best Drama in an upset victory at the
52nd annual primetime Emmy awards.