Sinha issues caution on globalisation
India today warned that globalisation could lead
to economic destablisation and said world leaders should take
steps to ensure equitable growth in developing countries.
Deepa Mehta to seek Centre's intervention
The last of her much talked about trilogy,
Water, having run into rough weather, with the Sangh
Parivar destroying the sets in Varanasi on Sunday morning, film-
maker Deepa Mehta is here in the Capital to mobilise support for
Deepa Mehta blames RSS: Shooting only after Govt. clearance
The Varanasi District Magistrate, Mr. Alok
Kumar, today said that the shooting of Ms. Deepa Mehta's
controversial film, ``Water'', could not begin until the State
Government gave further instructions.
Will Clinton skip Pakistan?
The U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton's visit
to the subcontinent is certainly on, according to informed
sources here. But the political nature of his sojourn in South
Asia, most probably in the third week of March, is still up in
All discharged in Jain hawala case
The curtain was rung down today on the five-
year- old multicrore Jain hawala case involving the country's top
politicians and bureaucrats.
Cong.(I) to go it alone in Haryana
The Congress(I) today called off talks with
Mr Ajit Singh of the Rashtriya Lok Dal and decided to contest all
the 90 Assembly seats in Haryana on its own, party sources said.
Nor would there be any tie-up with the Bahujan Samaj Party, it
Plane crashes into sea
A Kenya Airways passenger plane, carrying some
180 persons, crashed into the sea off Cote D'Ivoire after taking
off from Abidjan's airport yesterday.
SC dismisses plea of Judge
The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition
from Mr. Jaisingh Wadhu Singh, absconding Mumbai judge
(petitioner) seeking ``anticipatory bail'' and quashing a ``FIR''
linking him allegedly with the underworld don, Chota Shakeel, to
recover some huge amounts due to him in return for certain
favours in his official capacity to the don.
Top leader of the banned National Socialist
Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), Mr. Thuingaleng Muivah, has
been re-arrested at Hatyai in Thailand, while trying to flee to
Singapore, jumping bail.
FICCI chief expects a positive budget
The president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce
and Industry (FICCI), Mr. G. P. Goenka, says the domestic
industry is strongly opposed to further tariff reductions as part
of the process of trade liberalisation. ``It is time to worry,''
he says while insisting that industry needs to be compensated
through steps like reducing interest rates for cuts in import
JB Patnaik to contest elections
With the Congress(I) likely to face a tough
challenge from the BJP-BJD combine in the coming elections in
Orissa, the president of the State party unit and former Chief
Minister, Mr. J.B. Patnaik, has decided to fight the polls.