2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
chief praises Kayani New Delhi,
The Indian Army Chief,
Gen Deepak Kapoor, has said that the security situation
vis-a-vis Pakistan “should improve” now that the elections
have been held. In an interview with Karan Thapar for CNN-IBN
programme Devil’s Advocate, he praised the new Pakistan Army
Chief, Gen Ashfaq Kayani, saying that “it is reassuring to
have a person who is a professional soldier at the head of the
Army” The interview will be broadcast tomorrow.
Gen Kapoor finds the presence of Gen Kayani (right) “reassuring”
afoot to clip Musharraf’s powers Islamabad,
Moves were afoot today to
clip President Pervez Musharraf’s sweeping powers despite
the US standing by the beleaguered Pakistani leader rendered
vulnerable after this week’s parliamentary polls in which
opposition parties scored stunning victories.
vindicates our stand: Iran Tehran, February
A report released by the
UN nuclear watchdog has vindicated Iran’s nuclear programme
and left no justification for any UN Security Council
sanctions, top government officials said today.
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Adampur IAF officers booked for murder Jalandhar,
The district police today booked
two Adampur Indian Air Force (IAF) officers on
the charge of the murder of a 26-year-old civilian employee here today.
The case was registered on a complaint filed by the deceased man’s
father Govind Ram, working as Upper Division Clerk (UDC) with the force.
Sachin Bahri’s sister Ritu being consoled by relatives on Saturday.
— Photo by S.S. Chopra
health insurance scheme for unorganised sector
New Delhi, February 23
Keeping its commitment to provide
social security to all segments of working communities, the government
today announced to make health insurance scheme mandatory for
unorganised sector from April 1. Addressing a seminar on Knowledge of
Pension and Retirement Schemes, organised by Assocham, union labour and
employment secretary Sudha Pillai said the scheme would cover 1.6 crore
workers of the unorganised sector.
cricket is gambling, ban it: CPI
Kolkata, February 23
The government should ban Twenty20
cricket and ascertain the source of income for the BCCI-backed
multi-billion dollar Indian Premier League, veteran CPI leader Gurudas
Dasgupta demanded on Saturday.
thrashes murder accused Hajipur, February 23
In yet another instance of
vigilante justice, a youth — who was in police custody for allegedly
murdering his friend over a petty dispute — was beaten up by a mob at
a government hospital here today. Ravi Kumar, a college student who
fatally stabbed his roommate Om Prakash for using a cellphone this
morning, was taken away by a violent crowd from the policemen who were
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