Tension rises as Thaksin gets ready to address supporters
TENSIONS rose in Thailand on Friday as deposed
Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra prepared to give a televised
address to supporters who have been holding daily protests against
the country’s coup leaders.
Woman named for Indian presidency
THE governor of the Indian state of Rajasthan,
Pratibha Patil, has been named as a presidential candidate by
India’s Congress-led ruling coalition. She could become the first
woman to occupy the mostly ceremonial position.