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PM promises Rs. 10,000 cr. investment in Kerala PSUs
KOCHI, JAN. 18.The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, said today that the Centre would invest over Rs.10,000 crores in projects of Public Sector Units in Kerala during the next few years. He was addressing an impressive gathering of ...
PM gives a pat, makes a point
KOCHI, JAN. 18.The poet in the Prime Minister surfaced at the Global Investor Meet here and he quoted a number of tongue-twisting Malayalam couplets. Mr. Vajpayee quoted Mahakavi Vallathol's words which were as dear to him as they were to ...
Shinde sworn in CM
MUMBAI, JAN. 18. Sushil Kumar Shinde (61) of the Congress was today sworn in Maharashtra Chief Minister, heading a multiparty Democratic Front Government. The Governor, Mohammed Fazal, administered the oath of office and secrecy to him and 15 ...
Gorshkov deal by April
MOSCOW, JAN.18. The long-awaited package deal for the acquisition of the Gorshkov aircraft carrier, as well as nuclear-capable long-range bombers and submarines may be sealed by April. "We have agreed that all efforts will be made to complete ...
U.S. not to wait much longer
WASHINGTON, JAN. 18.The U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, said his country would not wait much longer than January 27 to decide whether it should go to war with Iraq, with or without the approval of the U.N. Security Council. The Iraqi ...
Australian cricketer suspended for casting racial slur
ADELAIDE, JAN. 18. Australian batsman Darren Lehmann was today suspended for five one-day international cricket matches for making racial remarks during a one-day match against Sri Lanka. Lehmann was found guilty of breaching the International ...
Blast kills 7 at village fair
DHAKA, JAN. 18. A traditional Bangladesh village fair was rocked by a powerful bomb explosion in which at least seven persons were killed and 15 injured. Sources said the explosion took place at the `failya paglar mela', the biggest winter fair ...
Jawans fire at students
BAHARAMPORE (WEST BENGAL), JAN. 18. BSF jawans fired on school students, injuring three when the former were asked to apologise for having beaten up some of the students today at Nintitai village in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police ...
Akash test-fired
BALASORE, JAN. 18.The medium-range surface-to-air missile `Akash' was today successfully test-fired at 3.25 p.m. from the interim test range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea, about 15 km from here. Scientists of the Defence Research Development ...
4 foreigners arrested
PATNA, JAN. 18. A Tibetan and three Nepalese citizens were taken into custody on Friday night for posing a threat to the 14th Dalai Lama, who is in Bodh Gaya conducting the `kalchakra puja' which would conclude on Monday, the Gaya SP, Ravindran ...
Japanese clone?
TOKYO, JAN. 18.Clonaid, funded by the Raelians — the sect which recently claimed to have succeeded in producing two cloned humans — has said that the first cloned Japanese baby will be born next week, a news report said today. The ...
Harivanshrai dead
MUMBAI, JAN. 18.Noted Hindi poet and filmstar Amitabh Bachchan's father, Harivanshrai Bachchan (96), died here tonight after a prolonged illness, the Bachchans' family friend and Samajwadi Party leader, Amar Singh, said. He is survived by wife ...

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