60 hurt, Hurriyat leaders arrested
Srinagar, August 25
Four persons were killed and 60 others injured as security forces fired at the protesters in the curfew-bound Kashmir valley to thwart people from marching towards the Lal Chowk, a venue where the Hurriyat-led coordination committee was to hold a rally.
Clashes in Jammu, Kathua Jammu, August 25
Violent clashes between protesters and the police broke out in Jammu and Kathua as the former took to the streets today following the “chakka jam” call given by the Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti.
6 months on,
govt in tatters over return of judges Sharif
pulls out of Pak coalition, names candidate against Zardari The Pakistan
Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday pulled out of the
four-party ruling coalition on differences over restoration of
judges and the presidential election. It also named its own
candidate for the president, former chief justice Saeeduzzama
Siddiqui to challenge PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari.
Nawaz Sharif and his party candidate for the upcoming presidential election
Saeed- uz-Zaman Siddiqui (right) before a press conference in Islamabad.
— AFP photo
Soren invited to form govt in Jharkhand Ranchi, August 25
Jharkhand Governor Syed Sibte Raz
tonight invited JMM president Shibu Soren to form the government, Raj
Bhawan sources said. The Governor has asked Soren to take floor test on
or before September1.
killed, 12 churches torched in Orissa Bhubaneswar, August 25
Two persons, including a woman,
were burnt to death, a pastor critically injured and at least 12
churches were torched during a 12-hour bandh called today in Orissa by
the saffron brigade in protest against the killing of VHP leader
US: We’ll push for clean waiver New Delhi, August 25
The Indo-US nuclear deal is facing rough weather amid growing impression in official circles that Washington is not doing enough to fulfil its commitment to get a clean NSG waiver for India.
US assistant secretary of state for South Asia Richard Boucher arrives for a meeting in New Delhi on Monday. — AFP
Tribune Special Health bill
factors in bio-terror New Delhi, August 25
Realising the potential of
terrorist attacks, the government has named bioterrorism as a major
public health challenge under its brand new legislation on the subject.
The very title of the just-drafted public health bill reflects the
urgency to combat new-age infections and threats, including disasters
like Tsunami, epidemics like Mad Cow Disease, Avian Influenza and SARS.
Algae takes lead over jatropha New Delhi, August 25
In the endevour to reduce
dependence on fossil fuels and cut carbon emissions to achieve a clean
environment, humble algae appears to be taking a lead over the
more-talked-about biodiesel source jatropha. Experts say that algae
farming in less than 1 per cent of India’s total land can make the
country self-sufficient in liquid fuel.
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