2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
non-Manipuris shot Toll in attacks since Monday night mounts to 14
Guwahati, March 18
Seven migrant labourers were shot dead and four injured by militants in Manipur today as the toll of people killed in stepped-up violence in the state since last night rose to 14.
Militants shot dead three non-Manipuris labourers at Takhel, one each at Keibi and Kangla Siphai in Imphal East district and Sekmaijin and Konuma in Thoubal district, officials said.
Sharma, 3 others guilty New Delhi, March
Dressed in a pink T-shirt
and brown trousers, the suspended Inspector General of Police
R.K Sharma remained impassive as the Additional Sessions Judge
Rajender Kumar Shastri pronounced judgement in a packed court
room today and held Sharma, along with three others, guilty in
the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case.
open to talks: Wen Accuses Dalai Lama of
masterminding protests Beijing,
Buckling under intense
international pressure, China today said it was still open to
talks with the Dalai Lama whom it accused of
“masterminding” the pro-independence protests in Lhasa and
elsewhere as Tibet remained virtually cut off after Friday’s
Keeping in line
with the Union Budget, Haryana finance minister Birender
Singh today presented an election-year budget, giving
many concessions to various sections like women,
employees, teachers, scientists and the Scheduled
Castes. Of course, he did not propose any fresh tax.
1 pc cut in stamp duty on property registration
Power subsidy of Rs 2,366 crore to farmers
Allowances for girl students/jobless women up
Hike in loan ceilings for govt employees
Higher allocation for education
VAT exemption on toys, diapers, napkins
Fed cuts US interest rate Washington: The Federal Reserve slashed a key US interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point today, a substantial cut but smaller than many in financial markets had expected, as part of an effort to hold off a deep recession and financial meltdown.
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slaps defamation case on Maj Gen Chandigarh, March 18
In yet another controversy
embroiling the Judge Advocate General’s Department, the Army’s legal
wing, a Brigadier has sued the Maj-Gen heading the department for
defamation. In a suit filed before a local court today, Brig A.K.
Srivastava has sought damages amounting to Rs 10 lakh “for the acts of
defamation committed by the defendants”.
minister hopeful of leniency Islamabad/New
Delhi, March 18
Pakistan’s caretaker human rights
minister Ansar Burney does not rule out commuting the death sentence of
Indian national Sarabjit Singh, who is to be hanged on April 1, to life
imprisonment. “Since he spent 18 years in jail, the President may
consider converting his death sentence to life imprisonment,” he told
Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh, comes out of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on Tuesday after submitting a clemency plea to Pakistan
President Pervez Musharraf.
— PTI photo
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