Gunbattle on with militants holed up in mosque
At least two Army personnel, including a Major,
and two militants were killed and several injured in a continuing
encounter near a mosque at Doodipra village in north Kashmir.
Clinton, Ambanis and the peace pipeline
`What is good for the Ambanis may be good
for India', has been a widely-held proposition. Now, it might
also be true that what makes sense for the Ambanis could be
equally sensible for the whole subcontinent.
An act of desperation: Advani
Stating that India had succeeded against
Pakistan at the diplomatic level, the Union Home Minister, Mr. L.
K. Advani, today said militancy had increased after the Kargil
conflict and that the Chatti Singhpora massacre of 35 Sikhs was
an outcome of the tremendous pressure on militants to do
something to internationalise the Kashmir issue during the U.S.
President, Mr. Bill Clinton's visit to South Asia.
Pak. unmoved by Clinton's blunt talk
As Pakistanis mulled over the significance
of the address of the United States President, Mr. Bill Clinton,
over the state-run television on Saturday, it became clear that
he left Pakistan-India relations pretty much the same as he found
Putin ahead in exit polls
Russia's Acting President, Mr. Vladimir Putin,
was well ahead of the other 10 contenders in Sunday's
presidential poll and could scrape past the 50-per cent voter
support he needs to claim outright victory in the very first
Bihar Cong.'s return from wilderness
It is moonlight and roses once again for the
Congress(I) in Bihar, which returned to power, even if only as a
junior partner of the RJD, after about a decade of wilderness.
With this, the State - for good or bad - enters a new era of
Looking beyond the hype and spin
With the U.S.President, Mr.Bill Clinton, having
wrapped up his India visit, the thinking in the two capitals must
be on two fronts. First, in looking past the hype and ``spin'' to
come to grips with reality. The Clinton visit was indeed
historic, but it is not that Washington has signed on to the New
Delhi agenda on major issues. The question of ``how much'' the
American position shifted is a subject of debate.