2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
heat on Patil, PM calls meeting New Delhi,
Minister Manmohan Singh has convened a special Cabinet meeting
tomorrow evening to review the internal security situation in
the country following growing criticism that the UPA
government has been reduced to a helpless spectator in the
light of the recent spate of terror strikes and the violent
attacks on minorities in BJP-ruled states.
terror jointly: Pratibha New Delhi,
President Pratibha Patil
today said the Centre and the state governments would have to
deal firmly with those who follow the “gun culture”.
Inaugurating a two-day conference of Governors of all states
here, being held to take stock of the internal security
situation in the country, Patil was candid, straight and
minced no words when she called it a matter of “serious
process is a definite casualty By H. K. Dua Besides
killing over a score of persons and injuring over a hundred, last
Saturday’s serial blasts in Delhi have also blown up an early
resumption of the peace process with Pakistan. That the Delhi blasts
have come after explosions in Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Bangalore and the
bomb attack at the Indian Embassy in Kabul have raised doubts about
Pakistan’s seriousness about the peace process.
Delhi Blasts Sketches of 5
suspects released New Delhi, September 16
In one of the biggest manhunt in
the recent times, police of five states have launched a joint operation
to track Abdul Subhan Qureshi, alias Tauqeer, who has emerged as the key
suspect and brain behind the recent blasts in the country, including the
one in the National Capital.
Tumble Tuesday Global stocks
hit their lowest since 2005
London, September 16
Investors dumped equities, oil and
emerging market assets on Tuesday, unleashing a panic rush to secure
short-term cash as the financial turmoil escalated a day after Lehman
Brothers collapsed. A global exodus from risky assets extended into the
second day after Lehman filed for bankruptcy protection and Bank of
America agreed to buy Merrill Lynch on Monday, driving up the
low-yielding yen and safe-haven government bonds.
Nepal to review 1950 treaty New Delhi, September 16
Nepal’s Maoist Prime Minister
Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ says he can now return home happily.
On his maiden visit to India after assuming office, Prachanda has got a
firm assurance from the Indian leadership that New Delhi was ready to
meet the needs of his Himalayan nation on all fronts.
kills constable in Orissa Bhubaneswar, September 16
An armed mob today killed a
constable and set fire to a police station in Orissa's riot-hit
Kandhamal district. The spurt in violence has led to heavy force
deployment in the area. A large number of attackers armed with
countrymade guns and crude weapons gunned down a constable and set
ablaze the police station at Gochapada early this morning, Director-
General of Police Gopal Nanda said.
Cash Scam After wrong
delivery, Bansal made
frenzied calls Chandigarh, September 16
Surprising but true, Sanjeev Bansal
made and received 75 calls on his mobile phone in just over three hours
after his clerk erroneously delivered Rs 15 lakh at the residence of
Justice Nirmaljit Kaur on August 13. Those in touch with the former law
officer during the crucial moments after the mistake included Punjab and
Haryana High Court judges and co-accused in the case Ravinder Singh.
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