Naidu to prove pen is mightier than speeches, dons editor's role
Andhra Pradesh chief minster and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu will don a new role -- editor of a fortnightly magazine -- from the second week of January, 1998. Telugu Desam, a Telugu fortnightly journal will be the organ of the TDP and will spread Naidu's message to the party cadres and focus on the achievements of the government. Party general secretary C Ramachandraiah will be its printer and publisher.
HK slaughters 1.2 m poultry to combat flu
Vendors slit the throats of their chickens and ducks on Monday and government teams gassed flocks on farms in an effort to eradicate the source of a mysterious flu that has killed four people.Family flocks as well as commercial farms were targeted in the massive, 24-hour drive to slaughter Hong Kong's estimated 1.2 million chickens.
Lankans want Charles out of anniv function
A Sinhalese organisation has protested against the participation of Prince Charles in Sri Lanka's 50th anniversary celebrations next year. The Prince of Wales is the chief guest at the February 4 celebrations . He confirmed his participation in the event last week.
Mayor charged in Mexican massacre
Zapatista rebels and Opposition politicians lashed out on Sunday at the government probe of a massacre of 45 Maya villagers in Chiapas, where a mayor with the ruling party has been charged in connection with the bloodbath.
Noted litterateur Mafat Oza dies in Vadodara
Gujarati litterateur Mafat Oza died of a heart attack on Saturday night in Vadodara. He was 54. His writing included novels, poetry anthologies, short stories, plays and critiques of classical and contemporary Gujarati literature. He was founding editor of a Gujarati literary magazine,Tadarthya.