BJP to counter RSS tirade
A draft document which will meet head-on the
RSS criticism of the Government's economic policy has been
prepared by the Bharatiya Janata Party and sent to the Union
Finance Minister, Mr. Yashwant Sinha for a fine-tuning.
The Prime Minister and his advisers appear to
have taken in their stride the criticism voiced by the RSS chief,
Mr. K.S. Sudershan of the Vajpayee Government's economic and
domestic policies. It is perhaps a measure of self-assurance felt
at the Prime Minister's Office that no body is going to lose
sleep over Mr. Sudershan's stridency.
Missile interceptor misses target
The Missile Defence Test over the Pacific in
the early hours of Saturday, a key phase in the U.S. National
Missile Defence programme, failed, the Pentagon said. The missile
interceptor not only missed the target but did not even try to
Delhi must convince us: Farooq
Reiterating his party's resolve to strive for
restoration of greater autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir despite the
Centre's rejection, the Chief Minister, Dr. Farooq Abdullah,
today said he would go through regional autonomy.
Defaulters cannot escape: Sinha
The Finance Minister, Mr. Yashwant Sinha,
today said the Government would move ``definitively and
mercilessly'' against wilful defaulters of bank loans. The action
might result in imprisonment and attachment of property.
29 more peacocks perish
Twentynine more peacocks were found dead at
Sitapur village in the district today, taking the number of birds
dead during the last few days to 80.
Pak. Police detain ousted PM's wife
Pakistani police today detained the
wife of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after preventing a
rally she was expected to lead, their daughter said.
India sore over Britain's move to sell arms to Pak.
India today expressed disappointment at
Britain's decision to export defence equipment to Pakistan and
said the step was not in tune with the country's earlier
disposition towards Islamabad.
Pro-rebel protests in Fiji as deadline nears
Fijian villagers today stormed a police station and
seized hostages as protests spread across the pacific island
nation in support of the rebel leader, Mr. George Speight.
Rwanda: U.S., France blamed for genocide
An international panel set up by the
Organisation of African Unity (OAU) has blamed the United States,
France and Belgium for failing to prevent the genocide in the
strife-torn African state of Rwanda.
Explosion damages church in Hubli
Exactly a month after an explosion occurred in a
church at Wadi in Gulbarga district, a similar incident took
place in a church in Hubli early on Saturday.