|Wednesday, May 10, 2000,
|S P O T L I
G H T
give strike call
May 9 (PTI) The National Platform of Mass
Organisations, comprising apex trade unions like the
All-India Trade Union Congress and the Centre for Indian
Trade Unions, today announced a countrywide general
strike on May 11 against the retrograde
economic, industrial and anti-poor policies
of the NDA government.
May 9 (UNI) Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee
said today that the government was all for the
Womens Reservation Bill and it would be introduced
in Parliament at the earliest. He was speaking to a
delegation of women MPs and representatives of various
womens organisations who met him demanding the
early introduction of the Bill.
Sharif case postponed
May 9 (AFP) A Pakistani High Court today postponed
hearing on a prosecution appeal for deposed Prime
Minister Nawaz Sharif to be sentenced to death after his
co-defendants sought an adjournment to hire lawyers.