Jaswant seeks support against terrorism
Even as the international community is
seeking to strengthen democratic principles and practices and
even as the spreading sweep of democracy is casting aside
dictatorships and authoritarian regimes, there have been
instances of regression as well, says the Minister for External
Affairs, Mr. Jaswant Singh.
India declines U.S. proposal to head caucus of democracies
Even as New Delhi has been arguing
forcefully the case for a seat on the U.N. Security Council, in
an unpublicised move that has perplexed officials in Washington,
the Vajpayee Government has turned down a proposal by the Clinton
administration that India assume the leadership of an informal
caucus of democracies, representing some 100 countries, at the
Striking telecom staff warned
The Government today took a ``serious view''
of the disruption of telecom services, specially STD links and
fixed-to-mobile connectivity, and sought action taken reports
from all centres by this evening. Senior officials said there
could be disciplinary action, including dismissal, against those
found guilty of sabotage.
Putin to arrive on Oct. 2
The Foreign Office today formally announced
the three day visit to India by the Russian President, Mr.
Vladimir Putin, from October 2.
Hoogenband is king of the pool
Pieter van den Hoogenband toppled Alexander
Popov as the Olympic 100 metres freestyle champion today, ending
the Russian's eight-year reign.
Intruder gets bail
An American Indian arrested last Saturday
by the U.S. Secret Service at Blair House where the Prime
Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, stayed during his visit to
Washington has been granted bail by a court.
Put more pressure on India: U.S. paper
The new course of American foreign policy
in South Asia of embracing India and distancing itself from
Pakistan's military Government, set in motion by the U.S.
President, Mr. Bill Clinton, must be accompanied by ``more
pressure on India'' to exercise nuclear restraint and defuse
tensions with Pakistan, says The New York Times in its lead
Confrontation brewing in Prague
A confrontation is brewing here with the local
authorities banning all public marches on September 26, first day
of the formal meetings of the 2000 IMF-World Bank conference, but
the Initiative Against Globalisation (INPEG) insisted today that
it will go ahead with its planed march to the Congress Centre on
that day of ``Global Public Action.''
Parvathamma Rajkumar hospitalised
Mrs. Parvathamma Rajkumar, wife of the
abducted actor, Mr. Rajkumar, was admitted to the Mallya Hospital
here at 8 p.m. on Wednesday after complaining of chest pain, but
hospital sources said she was ``in good condition''.