Fruits of globalisation must reach masses: PM
Taking heed of the controversy over the
impact of economic reforms on the marginalised sections of
society and the growing digital divide, the Prime Minister, Mr.
Atal Behari Vajpayee, today declared that benefits of
globalisation must filter down to the common people.
Issue may drag on despite Florida certification
With the clock ticking away in Florida
towards the 5 p.m. deadline today, after which the Secretary of
State, Ms. Katherine Harris, is expected to make a final
certification of the results as directed by the State Supreme
Court, the two campaigns are digging in for the next phase.
Don't undermine ceasefire, Farooq tells Pak.
The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Dr.
Farooq Abdullah, today said despite the lukewarm response from
militants, the State and the Centre were determined to go ahead
with the unilateral ceasefire.
All eyes on Ramzan moon
As militants intensified attacks on the security
forces in the past 24 hours, killing four Army personnel, all
eyes are on the Ramzan moon, expected to show up on Tuesday, the
first day of the holy month when the unilateral ceasefire
announced by the Centre will come into force.
Sena against linking ceasefire to Ramzan
The Shiv Sena chief, Mr. Bal Thackeray, deplored
his followers' act of burning the effigy of the Prime Minister,
Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, and warned them that such misbehaviour
should not be indulged in, particularly in case of a friendly
LTTE chief's speech eagerly awaited
The leader of one of the most-dreaded guerrilla
groups in the world turned 46 today amid hopes in the country
from which he wants to carve out a Tamil kingdom that age and
other circumstances might have forced him into accepting the
impossibility of his goal.
Pan-Islamic outfits may disregard ceasefire
With the formal ceasefire, beginning Tuesday,
just 48 hours away, the change in the stance of the separatist
conglomerate, All-Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC), is
It is Lahore-II, says Advani
Describing India's Ramzan
ceasefire offer as ``Lahore-II'', the Union Home Minister, Mr. L.
K. Advani, today formally called upon Pakistan to respond
positively by stopping cross-border terrorism and putting an end
to infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir.
Militants kill 12 in Assam
Twelve persons were killed by militants in
Assam - eight in Kokrajhar district and four in Nalbari district.
Suspected ULFA militants killed four Bihari Muslims in two
separate incidents in Nalbari district on Saturday night.
Janata Dal(U) splits
The fractious Janata Dal politics raised its
head again today with the Communications Minister, Mr. Ram Vilas
Paswan, seeking separate allotment of seats in the Lok Sabha.
Israeli spy planes for India
The State-owned Israel Aircraft Industries
will sell remote-controlled surveillance planes to India in a
deal worth $ 250 million to $ 300 million, an Israeli Defence
official said today.