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 India, U.S. must redouble efforts to combat terrorism: PM
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, reached out to American law makers today in an address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in which he painted a glowing picture of a robust Indian economy undergoing substantive reforms.

Lift remaining sanctions: U.S. House
On the eve of the Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee's Washington visit, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution calling on the Clinton administration to lift the remaining sanctions against India, but senior administration officials are persistent in linking this gesture to a significant movement on the non-proliferation/security agenda including its signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

 Microsoft to invest $ 50 millions in India
The Microsoft Corporation chairman, Mr. Bill Gates, today said his company would substantially increase its activities in India.

Conscious strategy to influence U.S. policy-makers
With the Prime Minister's address to the joint session of the U.S Congress categorically re-emphasising the argument that the United States should recognise the threat faced by India from Pakistan-sponsored terrorism, it appears that the Prime Minister's repeated stress on the theme of a ``jehad'' being waged by Pakistan on India reflects a strategic purpose.

New chairman
The Chief of the Naval staff, Admiral Sushil Kumar, will take over as the new chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee on October 1, it was officially announced today.

'India, Pak. have to move ahead on Kashmir'
The Clinton administration is aware of India's concerns over the level of violence in Kashmir, an issue which it has raised directly with Pakistan authorities, with the purpose of pointing out that for the dialogue between New Delhi and Islamabad to begin, more positive conditions must be created on the ground.

 Lakhs throng Sydney
A million people turned central Sydney into a giant street party today to celebrate the arrival of the flame that heralds the opening of the biggest Olympic games in history.

 All set for the curtain to go up on Sydney-2000
When the first rays of the sun fall on the translucent waters of Darling Harbour tomorrow, an epoch in the history of sport would have begun. Sydney-2000 symbolises the quest of mankind for peace and tranquility through sport.

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