2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
SC orders fresh probe New Delhi, March 25
The post-Godhra violence in Gujarat continued to haunt the Narendra Modi government with the Supreme Court today deciding to set up a five-member special investigation team to re-investigate the cases.
Tight timelines threaten N-deal Left testing our patience, says Pranab External affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday admitted that efforts by the Manmohan Singh government’s Left partners to delay a civilian nuclear deal with the United States is “testing our patience.”
External affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee being received by US President George
W. Bush at the Oval Office, White House, Washington, on Tuesday. — PTI
peace process back on track By H.K. Dua The
political uncertainty and strife that kept Pakistan on edge for more
than a year are now luckily over. This may perhaps be the best time to
resume the stalled dialogue between India and Pakistan. An elected
government led by Yousaf Gillani of the PPP has assumed office in
walking diplomatic tightrope on Tibet
New Delhi, March 25
India is engaged in a diplomatic tightrope walk vis a vis China ever
since large-scale protests erupted in Tibet on March 10, the 49th
anniversary of Tibetan uprising that led to fleeing of the Dalai Lama to
‘Encounter specialist’ ACP shot dead Slain by friend with revolver he ‘gifted’ Gurgaon, March 25
Assistant commissioner of police with the Delhi police Rajbir Singh, popularly known as “encounter specialist”, was allegedly shot dead by a property dealer, Vijay Bhardwaj, in his office on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road yesterday following a dispute over money.
Property dealer Vijay Bhardwaj after his arrest by the Gurgaon police on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph
Sensex soars to 16k
Mumbai, March 25
In what is seen as the initial signs of the markets coming out of the blues, the benchmark Sensex zoomed by over 928 points today to settle the day at 16,217.49 over its yesterday’s close giving the much-needed relief to investors by making them richer by over Rs 3 lakh crore in a just a day.
gurdwara politics gets murkier New Delhi, March 25
The Delhi gurdwara politics is getting murkier by the day. At the heart
of the controversy is the proposed amendment in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara
Act, which advocates extending the term of the executive board of the
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee to two years.
RTI Application on Status of Muslims
23 ministries, all states asked
to provide information
New Delhi, March 25
In what could probably be the most exhaustive use of the Right to Information Act, 2005, a single application wanting to know the status of Muslims in the country has virtually “moved” the entire government machinery across the country.
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