2005, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am
CBI raids Four top officials
among 70 booked in 54 cities New Delhi,
As part of its
countrywide anti-corruption drive, the CBI today conducted
searches on the premises of a former Punjab Minister and
about 70 government officials in 54 cities across the
country and claimed to have recovered several lakhs of
rupees and evidences of movable and immovable assets worth
In video (28k, 56k)
minister’s house raided by CBI Amritsar,
of the CBI raided the house of Mr Nirmaljit Singh Kahlon,
a former Akali Minister, in the posh Ranjit Avenue here
this morning in connection with the recruitment of
Panchayat Secretaries during the SAD-BJP government.
Former Akali minister Nirmaljit Singh Kahlon talks to media after a CBI raid at his residence in Amritsar on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph
more FCI officials suspended Patiala,
Even as officials of
the Union Ministry of Food and the CBI, who have been
raiding FCI godowns, are yet to give their report, Mr T.C.
Gupta, Senior Regional Manager, FCI, Punjab, has
recommended suspension of 10 district managers for
their alleged involvement in facilitating the acceptance
of bad quality of rice.
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sets agenda for Natwar’s Pak visit New Delhi, September 30
The Cabinet Committee on Security
met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today, two
days ahead of External Affairs Minister K. Natwar Singh’s bilateral
visit to Pakistan (October 2-5), and set the parameters for Mr Natwar
Singh’s talks with the Pakistani leadership.
opposes India-Iran gas pipeline Washington, September 30
The USA today said the
civil-nuclear energy cooperation deal signed with India recently was
part of its effort to wean away the country from its plan to have gas
pipeline from Iran through Pakistan.
soldiers, 15 militants killed in J&K Srinagar, September 30
Twentyone persons, including 15
militants and four Army personnel, were killed in separate
militancy-related incidents as security forces foiled an infiltration
bid in Jammu and Kashmir since last night, official sources said today.
to have earth centre for monitoring avalanches Chandigarh, September 30
Chandigarh is set to have its first
satellite earth receiving station. The Snow and Avalanche Studies
Establishment (SASE), a laboratory of the Defence Research and
Development Organisation (DRDO), is establishing a centre here to
download high-resolution imagery of the earth.
Mayor to take up Sarabjit issue with Blair Jalandhar, September 30
The family of Sarabjit Singh, who
is facing the death sentence in Pakistan, has got a new hope after a
UK-based Mayor assured it that he would take up the matter with British
Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Mr Darshan Singh Grewal, Mayor of Hounslow, London, gives a hearing to the grievances of Sarabjit’s sister and daughter in Jalandhar on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma
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