Vajpayee cheerful after operation
The left knee joint of the Prime Minister, Mr.
Atal Behari Vajpayee, was replaced today in a successful surgery
by Dr. Chittaranjan Ranawat at the Breach Candy Hospital here and
everybody concerned heaved a sigh of relief.
75 p.c. turnout in Sri Lanka
An estimated 75 per cent of Sri Lanka's 12
million voters turned out to elect the 11th Parliament today as
politicians kept up the pre-poll acrimony with allegations of
fraud and vote-rigging.
Sirimavo dies after casting vote
Ms. Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the world's first
elected woman Prime Minister, died today shortly after voting in
Sri Lanka's parliamentary election.
RBI steps to strengthen financial markets
The Reserve Bank of India today announced
guidelines on the issue of commercial papers, categorisation and
valuation of the bank's investments and bank financing of
equities and investment in shares to strengthen the financial
system and markets.
Nedumaran, two others to join Gopal
In a surprise initiative that raises concerns
of national security, the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka governments
today deputed Tamil nationalist and pro-LTTE leader, Mr. P.
Nedumaran, to secure the release of the Kannada film star, Mr.
Rajkumar, and two others from the captivity of the brigand
Prakash Hinduja becomes Swiss citizen
Mr. Prakash Hinduja, chargesheeted with his
brothers, Mr. Srichand and Mr. Gopichand, by the CBI on Monday in
the Bofors pay-offs case, has recently opted for Swiss
3 share Nobel for Physics
A Russian and two U.S.-based researchers won
the Nobel prize in Physics today for work that has helped to lay
the foundation of modern information technology and led to the
creation of familiar, everyday devices such as the pocket
calculator and cellular phones.
Three share Nobel Chemistry for plastics
Three scientists whose work showed that
plastics can conduct electricity won the 2000 Nobel Prize for
Chemistry today. ``This year's Nobel laureates in Chemistry are
being rewarded for their revolutionary discovery that plastic
can, with certain modifications, be made electrically
conductive,'' the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.
Bizarre blasts at Supreme Court
A 50-year-old ``mentally unsound'' man hurled
three crude bombs at the main entrance of the Supreme Court here
today, injuring three persons and triggering panic all round.