2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Musharraf sits by exit door
President Pervez Musharraf is likely to step down within next 24 hours, foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told reporters in Multan on Saturday amid reports in diplomatic circles that Saudi mediation has played a decisive role in resolving the political crisis in the country.
Bashir behind Ahmd blasts: DGP Ahmedabad, August
Cracking the Ahmedabad
serial bomb blasts that killed 55 persons, the Gujarat police
today arrested its mastermind Mufti Abu Bashir and nine others
and said the network of SIMI was behind the explosions.
Economic blockade an
excuse to raise demands PM reviews
J&K situation New Delhi, August 16
Finding itself at the receiving end
of separatists, the Centre today emphasised there is no truth in the
propaganda that the “economic blockade” in the Kashmir Valley is
continuing and that India is to blame for the delay in opening the trade
route to Muzaffarabad.
majors, jawan killed in chopper crash Jammu, August 16
Two majors and a jawan were killed
when an Army helicopter on a rescue mission crashed in eastern Ladakh
due to bad weather on Friday. The victims are Major Padmanabhan and
Major S. Ganapathy of the Army Aviation Squadron located at Leh and
sepoy E. Narshai.
bolt strikes Beijing Jamaica's
Usain Bolt easily won the
Olympic Games men's 100m gold medal on Saturday in a new world
record time of 9.69sec. Notice how far he has left others behind.
— AFP photo
Power-sharing deal still in limbo
But new alliance agrees to form 24-member cabinet
The newly formed political alliance, comprising mainly CPN-Maoist, CPN-UML and Madhesi People's Rights Forum
(MPRF), failed to settle the power-sharing deal for the formation of the new cabinet to be formed under the newly-elected Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dhal alias
Prachanda to take oath tomorrow
Immediately after the Constituent Assembly
elected the CPN-Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, alias Prachanda, as
the new Prime Minister of Nepal, President Dr Ram Baran Yadav on
Saturday invited Prachanda to take the oath of office and secrecy.
can’t make only token gestures, says Shabana New
Delhi, August 16
Noted film actress Shabana Azmi, a
social activist and a former MP, has described the current situation in
Jammu and Kashmir as “a cauldron” and feared that the situation in
the state could have repercussions on Hindu-Muslim relations in other
parts of India.
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