2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Nuclear deal – the story of a wasted effort
By H.K. Dua, who was recently in Washington
Only ceremonies are left. The Indo-US nuclear deal, which would have transformed the relationship between India and the United States in a big way, is on the ventilator, lying practically dead. And there is hardly any hope for its revival in the immediate future.
Lately, the US has been conveying to India in Washington and through American visitors to New Delhi that a green signal from India before the end of June can still save the deal.
15 Gujjars die in Dausa firing
Daussa/Bayana, May 24
At least 15 persons were killed today and scores wounded when the police opened fire on a mob that set ablaze a police station in Dausa district of Rajasthan as the Gujjars agitation for the Scheduled Tribe status spread to new areas of the state.
MUCH TO THINK ABOUT: Gujjar leader Col K S
Hinsdale during an interaction with mediapersons in Bayana village on Saturday. — PTI
PTU, you’ll have to swear by Sikhism
Amritsar, May 24
Sikh students wanting to get admission to the SGPC-run technical
colleges in Punjab under the 50 per cent reserved category will have to
undergo an identity test. Not only this, their name tag should either be
Singh or Kaur and they should “not believe in any other sect”.
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eyes on Karnataka as counting begins today
New Delhi, May 24
Both the BJP and the Congress are anxiously awaiting the results of the
Karnataka Assembly polls tomorrow as this outcome could well set the
tone for next year’s Lok Sabha results.
bogs down aircraft deal
New Delhi, May 24
The sheer amount of paper work for the India’s biggest military tender
to purchase 126 medium range multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) has
become a task in itself for the ministry of defence (MoD). So much so
that it may take several months just to read the proposals submitted by
global players, who are in the business of making fighter jets.
Sarang ready for Berlin, UK air shows
New Delhi, May 24
The IAF’s helicopter aerobatics display team ‘Sarang’ will be
performing at the Berlin air show and also at four other air shows in
the UK in the coming weeks. The first display starts on May 27 at Berlin
where India is a partner country at the show.
experts fear for their families
Dehra Dun, May 24
The brutal killing of two close relatives of two Delhi policemen, known
to be ‘encounter specialists’ and part of the elite police team in
taking on hardened criminals, has led to panic among police forces.
murder case ‘My
husband is innocent’
Finally, Dr Nupur Talwar, wife of Dr Rajesh Talwar, who has been
arrested for the murder of their daughter Arushi and domestic help
Hemraj, broke her silence today and claimed that the Noida police has
falsely implicated her husband. Speaking to the media, Nupur said her
husband is innocent, “It is impossible that Rajesh killed Arushi.
(Details on Nation
reigns in native village
Badal (Lambi), May 24
Even though it is the native village of Chief Minister Parkash Singh
Badal, this Malwai village has mostly sided with Maheshinder Singh,
Chief Minister’s cousin and rival. However,
it seems now the trend has changed. Badal’s candidate is set to become
the sarpanch of the village even as seven other panchayat members
sponsored by the family have been elected unopposed.
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