$200-m credit offered to Iran
In a bold move to add economic substance to
its incipient strategic partnership with Iran, the Prime
Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today offered a credit line
of $200 million to support India's participation in Iran's plans
for economic development.
PM's speech angers Taliban
Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia has
reacted angrily to the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee's
statement that it (Taliban) was a threat to the region, and said
it was India which was a threat to regional security.
Jayalalitha's counsel remarks irk judge
A statement by counsel for the AIADMK general
secretary, Ms. Jayalalitha, that no clarification was needed from
the court on yesterday's order dismissing her plea for suspension
of the conviction in TANSI land deal cases, led to an anticlimax
in the Madras High Court today.
T.N. Govt. files caveat in S.C.
The Tamil Nadu Government today filed a
caveat in the Supreme Court in connection with any Special Leave
Petition, the AIADMK general secretary, Ms. Jayalalitha, may file
in the court on her eligibility to contest the Assembly polls.
EC declines comment
The Election Commission today declined to
make any comment on the Madras High Court judgment on the AIADMK
leader, Ms. Jayalalitha's petition seeking suspension of her
conviction in the TANSI land deal cases.
All-party meet tomorrow
The Prime Minister, Mr A.B. Vajpayee, has
called an all-party meeting here on Saturday in an attempt to end
the stalemate over the Tehelka expose in Parliament which resumes
sitting after a three-week recess on April 16.
Azad, Vora to meet Karunakaran today
The Congress leadership has decided to send
the AICC general secretary in charge of Kerala, Mr. Ghulam Nabi
Azad, and party treasurer, Mr. Motilal Vora, to
IOC pipeline catches fire
A fire that broke out from a leak in the
pipeline of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited, conveying
petroleum products from the Barauni Refinery to Kanpur, disrupted
train movement and inflicted burn injuries on two villagers of
'No decision yet on CDS appointment'
The Government today said it had not taken a
decision on appointment of the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral
Sushil Kumar, as the country's first Chief of Defence Staff
Dewang Mehta found dead
High-profile NASSCOM president, Mr. Dewang
Mehta, was found dead in his hotel room here this morning.