PM for a workable code of conduct
New Delhi, Nov. 25. It was a time for introspection and some
plain-speaking for the parliamentarians and the top political
brass. The Prime Minister, the Vice-President and the Leader of
the Opposition joined presiding officers from all over the
country to bemoan the falling standards in Parliament and State
Legislatures and to suggest correctives to redress the downslide.
Benazir for peace between India, Pak.
New Delhi, Nov. 25. Gingerly tip-toeing across the political
minefield of Indo-Pakistan relations, the visiting former Prime
Minister of Pakistan, Ms. Benazir Bhutto, today suggested that a
democratic Pakistan might be better placed to talk peace with
India, and emphasised the importance of an early restoration of
civilian rule in Pakistan.
ICC threatens to expel India
London, Nov. 25. The International Cricket Council (ICC), which
governs world cricket, has threatened to expel India if it
``flouts'' its authority, The Sunday Times reported today as the
stand-off between the ICC and the Indian cricket establishment
threatened to spiral into a full-blown confrontation on the eve
of the first Test between India and England in Mohali on December
Final push for Kunduz anytime now
Taloqan (Afghanistan), Nov. 25. An uprising by imprisoned Taliban
in the headquarters of an opposition warlord on Sunday marred the
Northern Alliance's bid to mop up the last pockets of resistance
in northern Afghanistan.
'ASEAN-India summit will be a milestone'
Singapore, Nov. 25. The Thai Prime Minister, Mr. Thaksin
Shinawatra, has hailed the proposed ASEAN-India summit as a
``major milestone'', which indicated that both sides recognised
each other as ``reliable, meaningful, independent and equal''
Human embryo cloned
Washington, Nov. 25. A U.S. company said today that it had cloned
a human embryo in a breakthrough experiment aimed not at creating
a human being, but at mining the embryo for stem cells used to
Laloo storms into 'alien' territory
Hazaribagh, Nov. 25. The showman was at his best and came up with
a perfect show, in the process turning the tables and the heat on
his political adversaries as he stormed into the `alien'
territory of Jharkhand today.
Mafia-bookies nexus unearthed
New Delhi, Nov. 25. In what could be termed as a nexus between
bookies and the underworld mafia, the Central Bureau of
Investigation (CBI) has chargesheeted the underworld don, Babloo
Srivastava, for using a mobile phone inside the jail premises to
intimidate people for extortion.
Maoists burn bus, 7 killed
Kathmandu, Nov. 25. Maoists today burnt a bus belonging to the
Delhi Public School at a village near Dharan, nearly 500 km from
here, protesting singing of Indian national anthem there.
Three policemen killed in J&K
Srinagar, Nov. 25. Three policemen and a civilian were killed and
five injured in a pre-dawn fidayeen attack by militants on a
security forces camp in Banihal on the Srinagar-Jammu national