Leave the Constitution alone, says President
The President, Mr. K. R. Narayanan, today
strongly opposed any tinkering with the Constitution even as the
Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, defended his
Government's decision to review it, bringing into the open the
differing views of the President and the Government on the issue.
NDA partners may contest against each other
With the last date for withdrawing
nominations for the first phase of Bihar Assembly elections (108
seats) coming to an end, it is now certain that the National
Democratic Alliance (NDA) partners will fight against each other.
Cong.(I) hails President's 'wise words'
The contradictory views expressed by the
President and the Prime Minister on the Government's intention to
set up a Commission to study and suggest a review of the
Constitution today found a reflection in the diametrically
opposite stances of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the
Congress(I) on the issue.
Pak. shadow over Clinton visit
As Washington sends mixed signals on its
assessment of Pakistan's role in the hijacking of IC-814 last
month, the dates for the U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton's visit
to India are unlikely to be formalised soon.
Parcel bomb kills 11
A parcel-bomb at a post-office in Sri Lanka's
northern Vavuniya town this morning killed at least 11 persons
and injured atleast 39 others.
Naga leader, aide held
The general secretary of the outlawed
Nagaland insurgent outfit, NSCN(I-M), Mr. T. Muivah and one of
his aides, Mr. I. Shimre, have been arrested by Thailand
authorities on charges of travelling on `fake' passports from
Chadha to get passport
In keeping with its commitment to a Delhi court,
the Indian government has agreed to issue a regular passport to
Win Chadha, an accused in the Bofors payoffs case, to enable him
to appear in court.Sources said the External Affairs Ministry had
given the green signal to the Indian consulate in Dubai to issue
a passport to Chadha.
Pakistan harbouring extremists: Moscow
Russia has blasted Pakistan for engaging in
cross-border terrorism against India and harbouring extremist
groups on its territory.
Alert driver averts major train mishap
A major train accident was today averted when
an alert driver of the Hatia-Patna Super Fast Express used
emergency break after detecting an additional rail line on the
original track at a rail bridge between Nadwa and Pothahi
stations on the Patna-Gaya section of eastern railway.