Encourage democracies, Hasina tells Clinton
The Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina,
today urged the visiting United States President, Mr. Bill
Clinton, to continue to lend support to democratic governments
and discourage unconstitutional and illegal change of governments
across the globe.
Vision statement getting ready
Hoping to make a new beginning in Indo-U.S.
relations, the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, and the
visiting U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton, will meet tomorrow
morning at Hyderabad House here for substantive political
'Clinton to ask Pak to reduce LoC tension'
The U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton, during
his visit here on March 25, will urge Pakistan to bring the
temperature down on the Line of Control by discouraging militants
from entering Jammu and Kashmir, the first time Washington will
make a summit-level request to Islamabad on the subject, official
and western diplomatic sources here said.
Gaiety marks Holi celebrations
It was a riot of colours across the country
as jubilant revellers celebrated the millennium's first Holi
today daubing `gulals' (powdered colour), exchanging greetings
and sweets and visiting friends.
Mirwaiz Farooq under house arrest
The acting chairman of the All-Party Hurriyat
Conference (APHC), Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq, was placed under
house arrest this morning, to prevent him from going to New Delhi
in connection with a ``meeting'' with the visiting U.S.
President, Mr. Bill Clinton.
Prosecution demands death for Sharif
The prosecution today demanded the maximum
punishment of death penalty for the deposed Pakistani Prime
Minister, Mr. Nawaz Sharif, his brother, Mr. Shahbaz Sharif, and
five others in the plane hijacking case.
Pak shelling continues
A villager was seriously injured as
Pakistani guns continued indiscriminate shelling on Indian
positions along the Line Of Control in north Kashmir, an official
spokesman said today.
Koirala to be Nepal PM
King Birendra today appointed Mr. Girija
Prasad Koirala as Prime Minister of the Himalayan kingdom for his
record fourth term in nine years, a Palace announcement said.
Brussels Amsterdam, Paris stock exchanges announce merger plans
The Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris stock
exchanges today announced plans to merge, creating Europe's
second largest market after London.
Bangladesh's Islamic heritage, tolerance lauded
The U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton, has lauded
Bangladesh for its Islamic heritage, unique culture, commitment
to tolerance and democracy and active participation in the world
Court notice on Pak. ban
The Pakistan Chief Justice, Mr. Irshad Hasan
Khan, today sent a notice to the Attorney General directing him
to appear before the Supreme Court on March 30, to show cause the
validity of the countrywide ban on political meetings at public
Clinton leaves Bangladesh
The U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton, left
Bangladesh tonight, ending a day's visit to the country.