Congress misled nation on n-briefing to Clinton: PM
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari
Vajpayee, today added a new dimension to the controversy within
the Congress(I) on whether or not the party delegation, led by
Ms. Sonia Gandhi, told the U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton,
during his visit here in March that India needed a minimum
nuclear deterrent. Mr. Vajpayee insisted that the Congress(I) was
lying to the nation on the issue.
Protesters kept at bay as IMF begins meet
Local police and other law-enforcement
agencies here are bracing themselves for more ``trouble'' today
and tomorrow as protesters, who have already defied the
authorities and taken to the streets, vowed to further disrupt
the scheduled meetings of the World Bank and the International
BJP, allies shelve prices issue for now
The Constitution review and subsidy cuts
leading to price hikes are likely to dominate the Budget session
of Parliament which resumes tomorrow after a month-long break.
While there is a consensus within the ruling National Democratic
Alliance (NDA) on the Constitution review issue, there are
strongly divergent opinions on the prices issue.
India, U.S. to resume n-talks today
As part of the effort to reduce their
differences on non-proliferation, India and the United States
will begin on Monday a new round of consultations on export
controls in Washington.
'No proposal to legalise betting'
Within 24 hours of the Union Sports
Minister, Mr. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, announcing that the
Government might legalise betting, the Prime Minister, Mr. A.B.
Vajpayee, asserted today that there was no such proposal before
Cricket official attacked
The match-fixing scandal involving the sacked
South African cricket captain, Hansie Cronje, has provoked an
attack on a prominent cricket official of Indian origin here as
white-dominated media continued to rally behind the disgraced
TDP MPs to stage dharna
Members of Parliament belonging to the
Telugu Desam Party have decided to stage a dharna in Parliament
House, demanding that the Central Government act quickly to
resolve issues pertaining to Andhra Pradesh pending settlement
for a long time.
NDA, BJP slam Cong. stance on statute review
On the eve of the second half of the budget
session, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the BJP
slammed the Congress(I) for what they termed ``malicious and
reckless propaganda'' against the Government on the Constitution
President arrives in France
The first Indian President to set foot on French
soil, Mr. K. R. Narayanan, arrived here this afternoon for wide-
ranging talks over the next two days, seeking to confirm the new
warmth in the bilateral relationship.