|Tuesday, October 10, 2000,
|S P O T L I
G H T
Three share Nobel for Medicine
STOCKHOLM, Oct 9 (Reuters) — Arvid Carlsson, Paul Greengard and Eric Kandel won the Nobel Prize in physiology or Medicine this year, Sweden’s Karolinska Institute said today. They share the $ 1 million prize for their discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system, crucial for understanding the normal function of the brain and how neurological and psychiatric diseases can arise. Carlsson is a Swede and Greengard and Austrian born Kandel are both US citizens.
Yugoslav PM quits
BELGRADE, Oct 9 (Reuters) — Yugoslav Prime Minister Momir Bulatovic, an ally of former President Slobodan Milosevic, quit today, bringing down the Federal Government, an official statement said. The resignation, which follows consultations with new Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica, signalled a further shift of power to anti-Milosevic political forces after the Serbian Parliament agreed to dissolve and hold early elections.
Rs 1,000 note issued
MUMBAI, Oct 9 (PTI) — The RBI today issued Rs 1,000 notes in the Mahatma Gandhi series bearing the Father of the Nation’s portrait in the watermark. The note, which bears the signature of RBI Governor Bimal Jalan, have a length of 177 mm and width of 73 mm, according to an RBI official.
Leftists plan meetings
HYDERABAD, Oct 9 (UNI) — The nine Left parties in Andhra Pradesh will hold state-wide meetings from October 15 to 30 to make the people aware of the Centre and state government’s anti-people policies. Leaders of the nine Left parties today released to newsmen, at a press conference, the video cassettes of the police firing and lathi charge on party activists during their “chalo assembly” march on August 28 in protest against the power tariff hike, in which three Left party workers and one Congress activist were killed.