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Monday, July 23, 2001
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The Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Lt. Gen J.F.R. Jacob, PVSM (Retd.), pressing a laptop computer’s button to launch Glide International Gateway Services — the first service to be launched by a private party in the region, at Chandigarh the last week.


Toshiba Corp's handheld computers, named "Genio", are shown at the headquarters of the Japanese electronics comglomerate in Tokyo. Toshiba said it would begin selling the two handheld computers by the end of September and target combined sales of 10,000 units per month. The Genio series are Toshiba's first foray into the personal digital assistant market.


Sixteen-year-old Sheena Lo (R) plays Karin Aoi in "DNA2" with her 19-year-old sister Cheman plays Ranke in "Cool Cool Toon", both are Japanese comic characters, during a comic figure dress-up contest as part of the promotion for the upcoming Hong Kong Comics Festival to be held from July 27-31. Japanese and local comic idols have become youth culture in the territory and throughout the region with the help of TV, internet and computer games.


This bustier shown on display at Sotheby's auction house in New York will be part of Sothebys.com first online auction entirely dedicated to pop icon Madonna. The bustier was worn by Madonna during the 1987 "Who's That Girl" tour and is estimated to sell for $15,000. 


— Reuters photos