Antony unanimously elected CLP leader
Mr. A.K. Antony will be sworn in
Chief Minister of Kerala on Thursday along with leaders of the
seven United Democratic Front constituents. The decks for the
swearing-in ceremony were cleared when Mr. Antony was unanimously
elected leader of the Congress Legislature Party.
India, Malaysia to intensify trade ties
As many as 15 agreements were signed
between Malaysian and Indian companies today, laying the
foundation for a more focussed trade and business relationship.
Pak. clarifies Musharraf remarks on NMD
In what could be construed as reversal of its
position, Pakistan today said the remarks made by the Chief
Executive, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, three days ago about fears of a
new nuclear and missile race had nothing to do with the National
Missile Defence programme of the United States.
Rao delayed HC verdict, Advani tells Liberhan
The Union Home Minister, Mr. L.K. Advani,
today accused the Congress Government of P.V. Narasimha Rao of
``using judiciary as an instrument to thwart people's will'' and
delaying an early verdict from the Allahabad High Court on the
Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute which ultimately led to the
demolition of the mosque at Ayodhya on December 6, 1992.
India, Israel to hold security dialogue
India and Israel are set to expand their
defence ties beyond the existing buyer-seller relationship by
evolving a new framework for interaction.
U.S. sees role insolving Kashmir row
The Secretary of State, Gen. Colin Powell, has said the progress
in the last several years in the relations between the United
States and India has given a new opportunity to encourage India
and Pakistan ``to find a peaceful and just solution to the
problem of Kashmir''.
BJP to rethink on alliance politics
A two-day meeting of the Bharatiya Janata
Party's State-level general secretaries in-charge of the party
organisation will be held near here at Jhinjholi from tomorrow to
take a comprehensive look at the health of the party
Help maintain balance in S.Asia Pak. tells China
Pakistan today appealed to China to play an
`active role' in South Asia for maintaining a `regional strategic
balance' on the plea that the region was a victim of `hegemony.'
Malaysia happy with India as dialogue partner
The Malaysian Foreign Minister, Syed Hamid
Albar, said today that his country was ``very happy'' with
India's current status as dialogue partner of the Association of
Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Media distorting news: PM
The Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, has
said that sensational journalism seemed to be gaining in
Postmortem on poll debacle soon: PM
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari
Vajpayee, has said a ``postmortem would be done'' to ascertain
what was behind the reverses the National Democratic Alliance
(NDA) suffered in the just-concluded Assembly elections.