2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
House expels Amarinder Chandigarh, September 10
Stripping former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of the membership for the remaining term of the 13th Punjab Vidhan Sabha was one of the unprecedented decisions taken by the Punjab Assembly as the third and last sitting of the monsoon session came to a dramatic end here this afternoon.
This is the darkest day in the history of democracy in Punjab,
said Amarinder Singh, gesturing he wants to hear nothing from reporters after being
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
cancels Ansals’ bail New Delhi,
The Supreme Court today
cancelled the bail of Ansal brothers, Sushil and Gopal, who
have been sentenced to two years in jail by the trial court in
the Uphaar Cinema Hall fire tragedy case, and asked them to
surrender by 4 pm tomorrow.
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Atom-smasher test successful Geneva, September 10
The world’s largest particle collider successfully completed its first test by firing a beam of protons all the way around a 17-mile tunnel on Wednesday in what scientists hope is the next great step to understanding the makeup of the universe.
busy working the phones Holds talks with
Congressman Berman, Biden Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice wants to get a complete
“package” of the U.S.-India civilian nuclear agreement to Congress
for an up or down vote “within the next 24 to 48 hours,” a State
Department spokesperson said on Tuesday.
US proposal to sell
24 Harpoon missiles to India Washington, September 10
The US today announced that it
proposed to sell 24 Harpoon- II anti-ship missiles to India in a deal
worth more than $ 170 million. Pentagon has notified Congress of a
possible foreign military sale to India of Harpoon-II missiles, which
would arm squadrons of the maritime-role version of Jaguar warplanes of
the Indian Air Force.
Valley schools under BJP scanner Dehra Dun, September 10
The Bharatiya Janata Party
government in Uttarakhand is not happy with the functioning of private
schools in Doon Valley — known as the “school capital” of India
— especially if they happen to be run by Christian missionaries.
tells Punjab secretary to pay month’s salary as costs Chandigarh, September 10
secretary-level officers included, now stand the risk of losing their
month’s take-home salary for needlessly contesting writ petitions and
not deciding the issues at the pre-litigation stage.
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