2008, Chandigarh, India
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Pak poll put off to Feb
Formal announcement expected today
Islamabad, December 31
Pakistan's Election Commission today decided in principle to delay the general election set for January 8 till February in view of poll preparations being adversely affected by the violent protests after the assassination of former Premier Benazir Bhutto.
New video contradicts government version
Islamabad, December 31
A new footage of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination and an inconclusive medical report on the cause of her death have contradicted the Pakistan Government's version of the former Premier's death and lent credence to her party's claim that she was shot dead.
serial killer in police net Bangalore,
Five mysterious killings
of middle-aged women near temples on the outskirts of the city
in the past two months and another murder have been solved
with the arrest of a 45-year-old woman serial killer, who took
to crime after having failed in a chit-fund business.
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still exist Foreign
money aiding militancy Chandigarh,
The interrogation of four
suspects in Ludhiana’s Shingaar cinema blasts has revealed
that militancy in Punjab continues to get financial aid from
their foreign-based supporters, while “safe places” are
still available in Punjab where militants can hide easily.
may go for European aircraft New Delhi,
The Indian Navy, which is
all set to float the long-delayed global tender for maritime
reconnaissance aircraft, seems to have narrowed down its
choice to the offering from the European consortium of EADS.
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WELCOME 2008: Australians line up the foreshore of the Sydney harbour to usher in the New Year with a spectacular ‘The Time of Your Life’ firework display. — AFP
killed as election violence sweeps Kenya Nairobi, December 31
Close to 130 people were killed in
Nairobi and in western Kenya overnight during clashes that erupted
following President Mwai Kibaki’s re-election, the police said today.
Looters with stolen goods run past burning shacks at the Kibera slum
in Nairobi on Monday.
— AFP photo
Uphaar Tragedy Gopal Ansal
moves HC New Delhi, December 31
Gopal Ansal, one of the 12 convicts
in the Uphaar cinema fire tragedy case, today approached the Delhi High
Court challenging his conviction and sentence of two-year prison term by
a trial court.
Editorial Let’s have an
India at peace with itself By H.K. Dua Whatever the banal and
hackneyed utterances of the political leaders about Indian ethos of
tolerance, forgiveness and compassion, India is increasingly becoming a
violent nation. The year just gone by saw more violence than was
witnessed in the previous year and there is nothing to give hope that
there will be fewer killings in the New Year.
Editor-in-Chief, Publisher & Printer: H.K. Dua Published from The Tribune House, Sector
29-C, Chandigarh, India, 160030
for The Tribune Trust. Phone: (91-172)
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Copyright : The Tribune Trust, 2006.