Nedumaran sent only to help Gopal: Karunanidhi
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Mr. M.
Karunanidhi, today justified the Government's decision to send
the Tamil Nationalist Movement (TNM) leader, Mr. P. Nedumaran,
and some human rights activists to the forest, along with the
official emissary, Mr. R.R. Gopal, to negotiate with the brigand
Veerappan the release of the Kannada actor, Mr. Rajkumar, and the
two other hostages.
Minutes not recorded: Karnataka
The Karnataka Government will submit on
October 16 (Monday) the ``primary material'' asked for by a
Supreme Court Bench hearing writ appeals and petitions in the
Veerappan associates release case.
Centre ready to help: Advani
The Centre is ready to help the Tamil Nadu
and Karnataka Governments in securing the release of the Kannada
actor, Mr. Rajkumar, the Home Minister, Mr. L.K. Advani, said
PA govt. in place in Sri Lanka
The People's Alliance of Mrs. Chandrika
Kumaratunga today formed the new Government of Sri Lanka, ending
two days of uncertainty following the emergence of a hung
parliament from elections held earlier this week.
Attack on U.S. warship kills 17
The U.S. administration today warned that it
would not remain a silent spectator after a powerful explosion
ripped a hole in a U.S. Navy Destroyer in the Yemeni port of
Aden, killing at least seventeen sailors on Thursday.
Hard decisions inevitable: PM
On completion of one year in office, the Prime
Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today proclaimed that the
fight against terrorism would continue ``till the terrorist's gun
falls silent''; and indicated that some hard decisions on the
economic front were inevitable.
Nobel peace prize for Kim
The South Korean President, Mr. Kim Dae-Jung, won
the Nobel peace prize today for his work toward peace and
reconciliation with North Korea that led to a ground-breaking
summit with his counterpart.
The Government has revoked the passport of
the underworld don, Chhota Rajan, who is in Bangkok and the Thai
authorities have been informed about it, a foreign office
spokesman said today.
Winter session from Nov. 20
The winter session of Parliament is likely to
be convened from November 20, the Home Minister, Mr. L. K.
Advani, said today.
India storms into final
A resurgent India stormed into the final of the
ICC Knockout cricket tournament here today thrashing South Africa
by 95 runs after a great batting display highlighted by skipper
Saurav Ganguly's unconquered 141.
Vajpayee takes first steps to recovery
With the help of physiotherapists and a walker,
the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, stood and took
several steps today, said his surgeon, Dr. Chittaranjan Ranawat,
and Dr. F.E. Udwadia of the Breach Candy hospital here today.