Putin coming in Oct. to seal strategic link
The Russian President, Mr. Vladimir Putin,
will visit India in ``the first 10 days'' of October to establish
a strategic partnership for promoting regional stability and
shoring up the bilateral economic relationship.
Khurana relieved of party post
Mr. Madan Lal Khurana was this evening
relieved of his position as vice-president of the Bharatiya
Janata Party for daring to question the thrust of the Vajpayee
Government's economic policies. Mr. Khurana was sacked within
twenty-four hours after the leakage of his letter (dated April
21) to the Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajapyee, in which the senior
BJP leader had given vent to his feelings.
Major fire at ammunition depot
A major fire broke out in one
of the largest and oldest ammunition depots in the western
sector, housing ammunition for the Bofors gun and other
sophisticated defence equipment, here this afternoon sending
panic waves among the people as clouds of thick smoke engulfed
after a huge explosion.
Get over Kargil and talk: U.S.
The Clinton administration has asked India
to get over Kargil and start the now-stalled dialogue with
Minorities panel rules out communal angle
The National Commission for Minorities has
described the recent attacks on Christian educational
institutions in Agra, Mathura and Rewari as being cases of
``robbery and law and order problem'' with no communal tinge to
CBI to probe match-fixing
The Government today announced a CBI inquiry
into charges of match-fixing in cricket and promised protection
to those who had evidence and were willing to cooperate.
S.C. stays bail to Kishan Kumar
The Supreme Court today stayed the Delhi
High Court order granting anticipatory bail to actor, Mr. Kishan
Kumar, an accused in the cricket ``match-fixing case''.
President's China visit discussed at JWG
India and China hope the President, Mr. K.
R. Narayanan's visit to Beijing next month would give a big boost
to bilateral relations that have been on the upswing in the
Centre for fresh talks on Periyar dam issue
The Centre today submitted to the Supreme
Court that it would persuade the Kerala and Tamil Nadu
Governments to hold further talks in the presence of the Union
Minister for Water Resources with a view to reaching an amicable
solution on the Mullaiperiyar dam issue.
U.S. links ties with India to NPT
The U.S. Under-Secretary of State for
Political Affairs, Mr. Thomas Pickering, has said that the multi-
dimensional potential in the U.S.-India relationship cannot come
about unless the two countries made further progress on the issue
45 killed in road mishap
Forty-five people were killed
and 15 injured when a bus, carrying a marriage party, fell into a
250-metre deep gorge on the Shashikhal-Ramnagar road, about 140
km from here, yesterday.