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India, China, Russia: Wen
moots tripartite alliance

What is India News Service, Wednesday, 13 April 2005, 1500 hrs IST

Trilateral cooperation between India, China and Russia will help democratise international relations and safeguard world peace, security and stability, the Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao, told a group of journalists on Tuesday.

The three countries shared "identical and similar" views on many issues, Mr. Wen said. "Coordination and cooperation" among them served the interest of peace and stability in the region and the world at large.

China, India and Russia were all "influential" countries and China was "positive towards trilateral cooperation," Mr. Wen said. This "cooperation and coordination" was by no means an alliance and not targeted at any other country.

Mr. Wen, who left for Beijing later in the day, said that his visit to India had produced "rich results" and that reporters could see "all the smiles" on his face. He quoted his Indian counterpart, Manmohan Singh, as telling him on Monday, that "we two are making history."

Future could belong to Asia if India, China work together: Wen: Emphasising that the 21st century could belong to Asia if India and China developed relations and worked together, the Chinese Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao, today said that the two countries were not rivals.

Day after spin: Reality bites: Neither China nor even the UPA's allies at home seem to share the Government's perception that there has been a "forward movement" in China's position on India's candidature for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council.

Earlier headlines
China gets business, India moves on border
China renovating historical road to India
Indo-China group submits report
Tibetan youth condemn Wen\92s visit

PM inaugurates Udhampur-Jammu rail line: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday inaugurated the 55-km Udhampur-Jammu railway line by flagging off the first train connecting the mountainous district with the rest of the country.

Parivar tries to steady leaky boat: Just as the BJP and RSS decided that silence would be the best way to contain the damage caused by Sarsanghchalak (RSS chief) KS Sudarshan's remarks, the fragile truce was disturbed from other quarters.

BJP says it is over, but VHP keeps the pot boiling: The Bharatiya Janata Party said today that the episode related to the controversial remarks by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief, K.S. Sudarshan, was a "closed chapter." 

Manmohan launches National Rural Health Mission: Governments have "grievously erred" in designing the country's health programmes. "We have created a delivery model that fragments resources and dissipates energies," he said, luanching the National Rural Health Mission.

Revitalise North Eastern Council, says Manmohan: The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today regretted that the North Eastern Council had been reduced to "a fund disbursing body," mechanically allocating whatever little resources it had among the States of the region.

Corridors between tiger reserves mooted:
To keep the tiger gene pool alive, the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) today proposed establishing corridors between tiger reserves in the country.

Ganguly slapped with six-match ban for slow over rate: Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly was on Tuesday banned for six one-day internationals for the team's slow over rate in the fourth limited overs tie against Pakistan.

Dravid named new Indian captain; Sehwag becomes his deputy: Rahul Dravid was on Tuesday made the Indian captain for the last two one-dayers against Pakistan in place of Sourav Ganguly who was banned for six ODIs'.


Baisakhi brings freedom for 7 Pakistanis: It is going to be the best possible Baisakhi gift for seven Pakistani nationals lodged in various jails of Punjab for minor offences. Tomorrow, all seven will be taken to the Wagah border and handed over to Pakistan Rangers.

Gandhians face blacklist: Hey Ram! The father of the nation must be turning in his grave, seeing his baby and the first of the Indian NGOs, Harijan Sevak Sangh (HSS), come under a scanner for mismanagement, monetary irregularities and nepotism.

PMO objects to Gujarat's use of photo: The Prime Minister's Office today took exception to the Gujarat Government using a photo of the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, in an official publication without prior permission.


Protest walkouts hit Pakistan National Assembly session: More protest walkouts and members' absence hit the National Assembly on Tuesday as opposition parties appeared closing ranks after a day of open rift that saw them in different camps over a question of women's rights.

More Maoists' bodies recovered: Security forces have recovered several dead bodies of Maoist rebels killed in the fierce battle between security forces and the insurgents in Khara of mid western Rukum district.

View from abroad
Canadian Parliament recommends Air India inquiry: The Canadian Parliament has supported a non-binding call for a public inquiry into the Air India bombing case following acquittal of the two main accused in the worst case of mass murder in the country's history.

US, India to seek promotion of relations: Indian External Affairs Minister K. Natwar Singh's visit to the United States will provide an opportunity to take the Indo-US relationship into a new phase, a State Department official has said. ...


China redrew its map:
 It acknowledged that Sikkim is a part of India.

Wen made breakthrough progress: His visit to India is being described as a pleasant chapter in India-China relations.

Policeman prompted approver: The Sankararaman murder trial is still on, and a policeman whispering into Ravi Subramaniam's ear gave rise to the suspicion that his confession was doctored.