Tuesday, January 11, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Samata Party leader revolts
NEW DELHI, Jan 10 (UNI) — Former MP and trade unionist H.P. Singh of the Samata Party today raised a banner of revolt by demanding that his party should work together with the Janata Dal (United) if the electoral wishes of the people of Bihar were to be fulfilled. Recalling that it was only three months ago the Samata Party and JD(U) had promised to contest together under the “ARROW” symbol in the next assembly poll in the state to end the “jungle raj”, he told a press conference that morality demanded that the same arrangement should continue.

Japanese rocket
TOKYO, Jan 10 (PTI) — Japan today successfully launched a small rocket for observing the night sky’s radiation known as ‘airglow’, officials said. The first domestic rocket aimed at conducting comprehensive observation of airglow was launched from the Institute of Space and Astronomical Science facility in Uchinoura, Kagoshima prefecture early today, the Kyodo news agency said quoting institute officials.

YC workers’ protest
RANCHI, Jan 10 (UNI) — Youth Congress workers today burnt an effigy of Indian Youth Congress Chief Manishankar Tiwary and senior party leaders Ahmad Patel and V. George protesting against the nomination of Mr Manishankar Thakur as president of the Jharkhand Regional Youth Congress.

  Weizman not to quit
JERUSALEM, Jan 10 (Reuters) — Israeli President Ezer Weizman said today he had no immediate plans to resign over revelations that while a public official he had received tens of thousands of dollars from a French millionaire friend. The sharp-tongued, 75-year-old President said he would have more to say about the affair once state attorney Edna Arbel finished poring through records.

Maniam regretful
CHENNAI, Jan 10 (PTI) — The rebellion in the DMK’s Madurai district committee over the denial of party ticket to its secretary Kaveri Maniam was shortlived as he and other members withdrew their resignations today from party posts and expressed regrets for their “hasty action”. In a letter to DMK President M. Karunanidhi, Mr Maniam expressed regrets for “hasty action without knowing the real intention” of the party high command.


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