2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Speaker names 32 unruly MPs New Delhi, May 1
Days after the Rajya Sabha chairman evicted a member from the House for disorderly behaviour, it was the turn of Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee to crack the whip. In an unusual and unprecedented move, an exasperated Speaker today referred the cases of 32 MPs to the Privileges Committee for their conduct, which was found to be in violation of the rules.
in fields, 3 burnt alive Bathinda, May 1
Three persons were burnt
alive and at least 10 injured due to fires that engulfed
agricultural fields in 50 villages of the Malwa belt of Punjab
today. The worst damage was in Muktsar where three persons
lost their lives and four children received burns.
Gurjant Singh shows the burnt wheat crop in his field at Gairi Butte village near Bathinda on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
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dissatisfied over pay panel report New Delhi, May 1
Army commanders have conveyed to
defence minister A. K Antony that the Army is expecting better wages and
status or it could have serious repercussions on the morale of the
officers and the jawans, who are “dis-satisfied” with what has been
suggested by the 6th pay panel.
executive wins case against UK newspaper London, May 1
A senior Air India executive has
won a libel case against a British eveninger over false accusations that
he sexually harassed a female colleague and was a “serial sex pest”.
Influential Sonia, Dalai
Lama, Tata, Putin in list New York, May 1
Sonia Gandhi, chief of India’s
key ruling alliance member the Congress Party, and Ratan Tata, who heads
one of the country’s top business houses, have been named in a list of
100 most influential in the world by Time magazine.
assures Canada on Blackberry New Delhi, May
In an apparent effort to keep the sensitive “Blackberry”
issue from ballooning into a diplomatic row, India has gone
ahead and assured Canada that, commercial interests of RIM,
the maker of Blackberry, would be kept in mind while taking
any final decision.
‘grace’fully raises its standard of education Chandigarh, May
The Haryana Education Department certainly knows how to keep
up the standard of education in the state. The board has
awarded a whopping 33 grace marks to Class VIII students to
make sure that 2008 being observed as the “Year of
Education” by the Haryana government is a success.
Dehra Dun, May 1
Climate change and reckless
construction have dried up the “Water Bank” of the country
— Uttarakhand. It is home to two major rivers that quench the
thirst of millions in plains. But, this year, a large number of
water sources for rural areas of the state are fast drying up
and most of the rain-fed rivers have become near-dry. A women carrying a can of water on her back in Garhwal Himalayas.
— Photo by S M A Kazmi
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