2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
on funds to NGOs to be made public New Delhi, June 7
Government funds granted
to NGOs and other outside agencies will now be brought under
the public scanner. This follows a direction from none other
than the Prime Minister’s Office, which has instructed all
social sector ministries to compulsorily place in the public
domain all information on grants provided to NGOs.
Gujjar Stir Deadlock
over venue for talks Jaipur/Bayana,
A sliver of hope for a
quick end to the fortnight-long stalemate between the
agitating Gujjars and the Rajasthan government was dashed
today with the two sides deadlocked over the choice of venue
for the crucial talks.
hits all-time high at $139
New York, June 7
Oil prices have shot up
more than $11 to a new record above $139 after Morgan Stanley
predicted prices would hit $150 by July 4. Oil's meteoric
surge, which pushed prices more than 8 per cent higher in a
single day, added to a huge increase on Thursday to cap oil's
biggest two-day gain in the history of the New York Mercantile
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along LoC violated again Poonch, June 7
The Pakistani troops yet again
allegedly violated the four-year-old ceasefire after they resorted to
unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from across the Line of Control (LoC)
in the Salhotri area in Mendhar sector here late last evening. However,
Pakistan has not yet responded to the allegations of violating truce.
Senator Hillary Rodham
Clinton on Saturday suspended her historic 16-month-long
presidential campaign and endorsed one-time rival senator Barack
Obama on a hot and steamy Washington afternoon. She urged her
supporters, packed into the National Building Museum, to join her
in working "as hard for Barack Obama as you have for me”.
US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to supporters at the National Building Museum in Washington DC on Saturday. She endorsed Democratic presidential candidate US Senator Barack Obama and thanked her supporters for standing behind her in one of the longest Democratic primary seasons in history. — AFP
Global Economic Crisis Russia
blames US Moscow, June 7
President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia
today blamed the United States for the current global economic crisis
and offered Kremlin’s cooperation to resolve the problem with the help
of its huge oil reserves.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev speaks at the
St Petersburg Economic Forum on Saturday. — Reuters
quit if made useless: Mush President
Pervez Musharraf has ruled out resignation “under present
circumstances” adding that he is not thinking of going abroad in
exile. “I will take a decision if at any time I felt that I cannot
contribute anything of value to the country,” Musharraf told a select
group of senior journalists in his first interaction with media since
February 18 elections. He said he was an elected President and could be
removed only through constitutional means by two-third majority of
Parliament. He would accept whatever Parliament decided within the
parametres of the constitution.
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