Vajpayee to review Bihar situation
The Communications Minister, Mr. Ram Vilas
Paswan, today demanded that the Congress withdraw support to the
Rabri Devi Government charging that it had failed to check
violence in Bihar.
Giant banner to bid adieu
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee,
who underwent a knee- joint replacement surgery at the Breach
Candy Hospital here on October 10, will be discharged on Sunday.
CPI(M) reverts to third front theme
The CPI(M) leadership is reverting
to the third alternative theme.
The politburo member and West Bengal Chief Minister, Mr. Jyoti
Basu, indicated as much while addressing delegates of the three-
day special conference which began here today to update the party
Sushma seeks report on 'dues' from Mahajan's kin
The Union Minister for Information and
Broadcasting, Ms. Sushma Swaraj, said here today that she had
asked for a report from her Ministry over media reports that a
company of which the Union Minister for Information Technology,
Mr. Pramod Mahajan's wife, Ms. Rekha Mahajan, and his son, Mr.
Rahul Mahajan, are director and chairperson respectively, owes
Rs. 6.5 crores to Prasar Bharati.
Rajkumar's sons meet Karunanidhi
In an apparent bid to contain the negative
fallout of the row over including the pro-LTTE Tamil leader, Mr.
P. Nedumaran, in the expanded team of negotiators to help free
the Kannada actor, Mr. Rajkumar, held hostage by the brigand
Veerappan, the thespian's three sons came here today on a
`Nedumaran went on his own accord'
Though the Tamils Nationalist Movement leader,
Mr. P. Nedumaran, obtained the consent of the Karnataka and Tamil
Nadu Governments for his mission to the forests, he had refused
to take any official letter authorising him as an emissary,
sources close to Mr. Nedumaran clarified today.
Govt. ready for talks with militants: Advani
The Union Home Minister, Mr. L.K. Advani
today claimed that the security forces have ``neutralised'' as
many as 1,210 militants in Jammu and Kashmir.
SSP work to start on Oct. 31
The Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr. Keshubhai
Patel, today reviewed the implementation of Sardar Sarovar
Project on the Narmada river in the light of the Supreme Court
verdict and decided that work would start on October 31.
Rao deposits Rs. 2 lakhs fine in bribery case
The former Prime Minister, Mr. P.V. Narasimha
Rao, who was sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment along
with his Cabinet colleague, Mr. Buta Singh, in the JMM MPs
bribery case, today deposited Rs. two lakhs fine imposed on him
by the special court.