2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
UPA-Left meeting postponed
Uncertainty over N-deal deepens New Delhi, June 18
The last-minute postponement of today’s crucial meeting of the UPA-Left committee on the Indo-US nuclear agreement has further prolonged the uncertainty over the fate of the deal and the government, as the two sides have stuck to their respective positions.
5% quota for Gujjars Jaipur, June 18
The Gujjar community will be given 5 per cent reservation as a special category under an agreement reached with the Rajasthan government, bringing an end to nearly month-long agitation by the community for Scheduled Tribe status.
committee summons Capt Amritsar, June 18
The Privileges Committee of the
Punjab Vidhan Sabha has summoned former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh
and former local bodies minister Ch Jagjit Singh on June 20 in
connection with exemption of 32.10 acres of prime land, worth Rs 100
crore, located along the Amritsar-Jalandhar highway.
Offensive against Taliban begins Arghandar (Afghanistan), June 18
Helicopter gunships and troops with small and heavy arms blasted a valley in southern Afghanistan today as local and NATO forces launched a huge offensive against hundreds of Taliban insurgents, many of whom broke out of jail last week.
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Hotel Noise BCCI asks Sree
for details Mumbai, June 18
Cricketer S Sreesanth is in the
middle of yet another controversy after he quarreled with the employees
of a Bangalore hotel where he was put up over the last weekend.
battle floods in five states New Delhi, June 18
Millions of people across five
states were today battling to cope with crippling floods that submerged
houses and fields and threw road and rail services out of gear in some
into building that Darbari built Chandigarh, June 18
The Punjab government has ordered a
Vigilance probe against former Congress legislator and deputy speaker
Prof Darbari lal for allegedly constructing a four-storey building on a
busy traffic junction in Amritsar in violation of a sanctioned scheme as
well as a High Court order in this regard.
A view of the building being constructed by Darbari
Lal, a former deputy speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, near the district courts, Amritsar.
— Photo by Vishal Kumar
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