Non-bailable warrants against Rabri, Laloo
The CBI today filed chargesheets against the
Bihar Chief Minister, Mrs. Rabri Devi, and the former Chief
Minister, Mr. Laloo Prasad Yadav, in the designated court in the
`disproportionate assets (DA) case' (RC 5a/98) plunging the 24-
day-old coalition Government into crisis.
Sonia go-ahead for talks with Trinamool
The Congress(I)'s West Bengal leaders are
understood to have begun discussing with the Trinamool Congress
tonight the possibility of seat-sharing in the civic elections in
the State, even though the latter made it clear that its alliance
with the BJP would continue.
Frenzied selling in stocks
In the second biggest fall for a single session
witnessed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, the 30-share sensitive
index (Sensex) crashed today by 361 points with infotech stocks
leading the collapse.
Microsoft broke anti-trust law: Court
In what is seen in industry circles as a
tough and far-reaching ruling, a U.S. Federal Judge has said
Microsoft, giant software company, has violated anti-trust laws.
In a victory for the United States Justice Department and 19
States involved in the case, the Judge has ruled that Microsoft
illegally protected its Windows monopoly against competitors as
also attempted to monopolise the market for web browsers.
Asylum for Pak. poet if sought, says Advani
The Union Government tonight said it was
ready to consider an asylum plea, if made, by the Pakistan
writer, Mr. Altaf Hussain, who has taken refuge here after
fleeing his country.
Key conspirator in hijack case held
In a swift operation, the Central Bureau of
Investigation (CBI) has arrested a key conspirator, who had
allegedly procured and supplied weapons to the hijackers of the
Indian Airlines flight in December last.
No move to modify tax treaty: Govt.
With foreign institutional investors (FIIs)
unloading heavily on Indian bourses as a panic reaction to the
Income Tax Department notice to some Mauritius-based investment
companies, the Finance Ministry today clarified that there was no
move to modify the double taxation avoidance treaty with that
FBI Director arrives
The Director of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, Mr. Louis Freeh, arrived here this evening to
deepen Indo-U.S. cooperation in the battle against international
terrorism and organised crime.
Obuchi Cabinet quits, new Govt.likely today
In an acknowledgement of the political demise
of Mr. Keizo Obuchi, his Cabinet resigned en masse on Tuesday to
clear the way for a new government to be formed, most probably on
Wednesday. Mindful of a likely negative public fallout at a time
of sudden grief, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its
legislative allies have acted uncharacteristically swiftly and
Top Afghan official shot
The most powerful figure in Taliban-controlled
northern Afghanistan was killed in a daylight shooting in
Peshawar today, police said.
Prospects for talks with Pakistan dim
The Niaz Naik episode and related
developments have proved - if at all a proof was needed - that
the prospects for the resumption of the India-Pakistan dialogue
are dim at the moment. Likewise, it is not realistic to hope for
an early meeting of the SAARC summit, postponed at India's
instance, in the wake of the coup in Pakistan.
Many more may desert ULFA
It was in Rang-ghar, the three
hundred-year-old sports pavillion of the Ahom Kings in this upper
Assam town which was once their capital, that the United
Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) was born 21 years ago - on April
Pak. responsible for downing of plane: Sorabjee
India today told the International Court of
Justice (ICJ) that Pakistan was ``solely responsible'' for the
incident in which a naval aircraft of the latter was shot down on
August 10 last in the Kutch region and that Islamabad must ``bear
the consequences of its own acts''.