Wednesday, September 2, 1998
BALASORE, Sept 1 (PTI) Akash the multi-target surface-to-air missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), was test-fired from the interim test range (ITR) at Chandipur near here tonight, official sources said. The sources said the missile was launched at 2013 hours. This was the first time that it was fired at night.
CHENNAI, Sept 1 (UNI) The Sri Lanka Minister of Justice, Constitutional and Ethnic Affairs, Prof G.L. Peiris, today said the Kumaratunga government was considering holding of a snap presidential election as one of the four options in the wake of the opposition United National Party (UNP) blocking the draft constitutional devolution package presented to Parliament. Addressing a press conference here, he said the other options being considered by the government to break the impasse on the vexed issue were holding of parliamentary elections, combining both the presidential and parliamentary elections, or holding of a non-binding referendum under Article 86 in the north-eastern region.
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