Hardliners in Govt. sabotaging peace process: Hurriyat
Accusing the hardliners within the Indian
leadership of sabotaging the peace process in Jammu and Kashmir,
the All-Party Hurriyat Conference today said it would not insist
on travel documents for all its leaders as issuing them was the
Bush sworn in 43rd U.S. President amid hopes
The former Texas Governor, Mr. George W.
Bush, was sworn in amid the booming of a 21-gun salute as the
43rd President of the United States today, with the former
Defence Secretary, Mr. Richard B. Cheney, as the Vice-President.
No date set for temple at dharam sansad
It was not a bang but a whimper. There was no
announcement at the `dharam sansad' here of a date for the start
of construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya. There was no threat
to occupy by force the land acquired by the Centre in and around
the disputed site.
Muslim law board meet to discuss Ayodhya issue
The executive committee of the All India
Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) is meeting here tomorrow to
review the situation arising out of the various ``belligerent''
postures of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, the RSS and other leaders
on the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya.
Srichand grilled for 3 hours
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
questioned Mr. S. P. Hinduja, one of the accused in the Bofors
payoffs case, for nearly three hours today. The other brothers,
Mr. G. P. Hinduja and Mr. P. P. Hinduja, would be interrogated
tomorrow on their role in securing the Rs. 1,437-crore gun deal
for Swedish arms firm, A. B. Bofors, in 1986 and the commissions
allegedly received by them.
Bush accepts honour with pride
The new U.S. President, Mr. George Walker
Bush, speaking at the Texas State Society Black Tie and Boots
Ball on Friday evening, had said, ``in less than 24 hours I will
have the highest honour and that is become the Commander-in-Chief
of the greatest nation in the world. I accept that honour with
pride. I accept that honour with purpose.''
Protestors boo inauguration
Thousands of demonstrators booed the
inauguration of the Presidency of Mr. George W. Bush today,
holding signs such as ``hail to the thief'' to protest his
swearing-in which took place amid the tightest security measures
Clinton's farewell pardon
In one of his final acts as the U.S.
President, Mr. Bill Clinton, pardoned more than 100 Americans
including his former Whitewater Business partner, Ms. Susan
McDougal, and the one time Housing Secretary, Mr. Henry Cisneros.
Mr. Clinton also has pardoned his brother Mr. Roger Clinton, who
was convicted on a drug charge.
'India's negative attitude hurting peace initiative'
Pakistan today said the opportunity provided
by the recent Kashmir peace initiatives appeared `slipping away,'
thanks to the `visible negative attitude' of the Indian
Relief as Clinton gets off with a rap
The 42nd President of the United States, Mr.
Bill Clinton kept the promise he made on the day the House of
Representatives impeached him that he would be busy till the last
hour of the last day. And one of which had to do with a ``deal''
that spared himself possible indictment.
New Philippine President
The President, Mr. Joseph Estrada, quit today as
tens of thousands of people marched on his residence and the
supreme court declared no one was in charge.
India, Saudi Arabia vow to fight terrorism
India today asked Saudi Arabia to join hands in
fighting terrorism saying the two countries were committed to the
U.N. principles of strengthening global peace, security and