Let's take the strategic
high ground, says Wen
What is India News Service,
Monday, 4 April 2005, 1700 hrs IST
Suggesting that India and China handle their
relations from a ‘‘strategic high ground’’, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao
on Monday said
a solution to the boundary issue was possible if the two sides showed mutual
accommodation ‘‘while taking the reality into account.’’
Relations between the two countries have
entered a ‘‘new period of comprehensive cooperation’’ which far outweigh
differences, Wen said in an interview to PTI ahead of his four-day visit to
India starting April 9.
Asked whether he saw a breakthrough in resolving the boundary dispute in the
near future, he said ‘‘China and India have reached important consensus.
That is, both sides should view and handle the relations from a strategic high
ground bearing in mind the larger picture, and refuse to let questions left over
from history disrupt and impede the development of bilateral relations’’.
Wen, who met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for
the first time in Laos, said ‘‘we have every reason to believe that
China-India relations are in the best shape in history’’
PM to persuade Pak to let politicians travel in bus:
Soon after his return from a successful visit to
Mauritius, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said his government would persuade
Pakistan to allow political leaders to board the inaugural journey of the
Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service. The historic bus service would unite divided
families across the border after more than half a century.
Man are new poster boys of peace: A psychological battle has
triggered off in Kashmir over the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad Bus issue. Think tanks
have involved Pakistan President General Parvez Musharraf in the battle, by
putting up a huge hoarding at a busy thoroughfare, depicting his picture along
with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with a bold message of friendship and peace.
gives clean chit to George on military purchases:
The UPA government, whose alliance partners, including the Congress, had
severely attacked the NDA government over the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)
report pointing “delay” in procuring certain equipment during Operation
Vijay in Kargil has virtually defended the action of the Defence Ministry in the
Supreme Court, saying no rules were violated as the military equipment were not
“available off the shelf”.
re-elected CPI general secretary: A.B. Bardhan was today re-elected general
secretary of the Communist Party of India at the election held in Chandigarh.
Mr. Bardhan has been elected to the post for the fourth time at the 19th party
congress that concluded in ...
Passing of the Pope
Over a hundred thousand people gathered
at Saint Peter's Square in the Vatican to attend a special mass on Sunday
in memory of Pope John Paul II who died in his apartments at 9.37 p.m. on
Catholic world loses its Shepherd:
The world mourned the late Pope John Paul II today and thousands of grieving pilgrims converged on Rome to pay homage to the Pole who helped topple Communism in Europe but left a divided Roman Catholic Church. Streams of mourners began arriving in Rome in a spontaneous outpouring of affection for the Pontiff.
Archbishop in line for papacy:
With the death of Pope John Paul II, a chain of events laid down by
centuries of papal tradition swung into action, but who will emerge as the
next pontiff is a guess no one dares to hazard. A pope from Italy,
reverting to habit? An African pontiff? How about Latin America, or India?
Ivan Dias, the 69-year-old Archbishop of Mumbai, carries the best hopes of
the Indian Subcontinent.
Indian cardinals to attend funeral: Three out of the five cardinals
from India will leave for the Vatican to participate in the papal election
for a new Pope. They are also likely to attend the Pope's funeral.
state mourning: The Government has declared a three-day state mourning
from Sunday as a mark of respect to Pope John Paul II. Flags at all
Government buildings throughout the country will fly at half-mast during
mulls elevated road to bypass ITO traffic: The Delhi Government
proposes to build an elevated road between Ring Road (near WHO building) and
Sikandra Road to ease traffic congestion on the Indraprastha Marg and ITO
intersection. The road would run parallel to the elevated Metro corridor which
is already under construction.
agent, 2 brothers shot:
Large-scale violence was reported in various villages in the district during
polling for the panchayat elections today. While three persons, including a
polling agent, and two brothers were shot dead in Mandothi village of the
district, clashes were witnessed in Naya Gaon and Orangpur villages.
Naxals killed in 'encounters': Police
in Andhra Pradesh, recovering from the shock of the Naxalite attack on a police
station, have killed three Maoist rebels in the last 24 hours.
in Zhob for Afghan trade:
Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf said on Sunday that a gateway would be built
in Qamardin Karez in the district of Zhob on the Pakistan-Afghan border to boost
trade with Afghanistan.
men disrupt women's marathon:
Declaring girls' participation in public sports as an un-Islamic act, hundreds
of activists of the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal, led by a member of the National
Assembly, disrupted a mini-marathon here on Sunday.
Wen keen on solving border dispute:
Chinese premier said the border dispute could be settled if both countries
showed mutual accommodation.
Mumbai archbishop is a papal candidate: Ivan Dias carries the best hopes
of the Indian sub-continent.
Pervez said he wanted to boost trade with Afghanistan: He promised to
build a gateway to make trade easier.