Govt. move to 'saffronise' education rejected
The BJP-led NDA Government's attempts to
``saffronise'' the educational system today received a setback as
two of its allies - the National Conference and the Mr. E. K.
Mawlong-led United Democratic Front of Meghalaya - joined hands
with the Congress and the Left parties in rejecting the
Centre gets tough with States on PDS
Against the backdrop of starvation deaths in
some parts of the country, the Centre today made it mandatory for
States to identify all families below the poverty line (BPL)
within three months, issue them ration cards, check
irregularities, regulate distribution and monitor the Public
Distribution System (PDS) to ensure that they received the
foodgrains meant for them.
New sanctions unwarranted: Pak.
Pakistan has reacted sharply to the United
Sates decision to impose new sanctions on China and Pakistan for
the alleged supply of Chinese components to Islamabad's missile
Pak. designs will not succeed, says Sinha
The Union Finance Minister, Mr. Yashwant
Sinha, today asserted that Pakistan would not succeed in its
designs on Kashmir. He hoped it would see reason and negotiate
with India to find solutions to all problems faced by the
Iraq, India keen to boost bilateral ties
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has
received a message from Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee expressing
New Delhi's desire to boosting bilateral cooperation,
particularly in the economic and trade spheres, the official Iraq
News Agency (INA) reported today.
Pak. rakes up Kashmir at Durban
Pakistan today raked up the Kashmir issue at the
United Nations World Conference Against Racism here and accused
India of ``brutal repression'' that had ``led to the killing of
India loses by a mile
India ended their Sri Lankan tour on a
disappointing note, suffering a humiliating innings defeat in the
third and final cricket Test match here today, to lose the series
Nag successfully test-fired
The indigenously developed
sophisticated anti-tank guided missile, Nag, was successfully
test-fired from the interim test range at Chandipur-on-sea, about
15 km from here, today.
Tatas still in the fray
Despite withdrawal of Singapore Airlines
(SIA) from its strategic partnership with the Tatas in their bid
for Air India, the Tata group is still very much in the fray,
even if as a lone bidder.
Militants warn tailors
The Lashkar-e-Jabbar, which has launched a
`burqa' drive in Kashmir, today warned tailors and cloth
merchants against overcharging for tailoring and cloth for the
Barnard passes away
Pioneering South African heart surgeon, Dr.
Christiaan Barnard, on a holiday in Cyprus died today, officials
said. Dr. Barnard (78) died at a hotel in the western resort of