Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Wednesday, March 14, 2001

News Update Front Page
Front Page
• Southern States
• Other States



Young World Summer Special

Yesterday's Issue

* With more entries & search

SE Diary

Group Sites
Business Line
The Sportstar
Events 2000

 'Expose on defence deal' puts NDA Govt. in a spot
The BJP president, Mr. Bangaru Laxman, resigned tonight after he was shown accepting large wads of currency from a fake ``defence manufacturer''. Mr. Laxman was caught with a ``smoking gun'' by the investigative team of an on- line website,, in a story ``of how the suitcase people are compromising Indian defence''.

Issue rocks Parliament
Revelations of corruption in defence deals made by the website rocked Parliament today as angry Opposition members demanded a detailed explanation from the Government.

Opposition demands PM's resignation
The Opposition parties today demanded the Prime Minister's resignation in the wake of ``revelations'' made by an online news website, Tehelka, on corruption in a defence deal, even as the Bharatiya Janata Party president, Mr. Bangaru Laxman, caught on camera, could not but confirm that he had accepted Rs. one lakh ``for the party.''

Sensex crash: Sinha rules out JPC probe
The Government today rejected the Opposition's demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the crash in share prices over the past few days. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) was in the middle of an investigation and specialised investigative agencies would be called in if the law had been violated.

Panic on Dalal Street
In highly volatile trading on the Bombay Stock Exchange today, the benchmark Sensex fell sharply by 227 points triggering panic. The only silver lining was that foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained bullish believing the market was at attractive valuation.

India, Pakistan 'nearing' solution, says Musharraf
Pakistan's military ruler, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, has said that India and Pakistan are nearing a ``solution'' to the Kashmir dispute, and that India would come to the negotiating table very soon.

PM orders probe into 'burning' of Quran
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, has ordered an inquiry into the alleged burning of a copy of the Holy Quran here last week.

Hijacking case
Seven hijackers of an Indian Airlines Airbus to Kandahar from Kathmandu in 1999 were today declared proclaimed offenders by a court here.

 Chokila Iyer takes charge
Ms. Chokila Iyer today assumed charge as India's first-ever woman Foreign Secretary, replacing Mr. Lalit Mansingh, who is moving over to Washington as Ambassador.

Front Page | National | Southern States | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous |

Classifieds | Employment | Index | Home

  Comments to :
Copyrights © 2001, The Hindu

Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu