2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Terror Strikes Cabinet accepts Patil
proposals Panel to decide on tougher laws likely New Delhi, September 17
The Union Cabinet, which met at Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh’s residence here today, failed to come up with any concrete
proposal to counter growing terrorism in the country.
PM: Big gaps in
intelligence New Delhi, September 17
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today made it
clear that a central agency to assist the states in investigating terror acts
was on the cards while a tougher legislation to further strengthen the
substantive anti-terrorism law was being considered.
Cong takes U-turn on
terror laws New Delhi, September 17
Under pressure after the recent spate of bomb
blasts, the Congress today did a dramatic U-turn on its stand on the need for a
tough law to deal with increasing terrorist incidents.
BJP for federal agency to
tackle terror New Delhi, September 17
The BJP is egging on the UPA government to
implement its pending proposal of constituting a federal investigative agency
to investigate terror-related crimes, a move which will, naturally, irk the
Indian woman among 16
killed in attack on US embassy in Yemen Dubai, September 17
A deadly suicide and rocket attack hit the
high-security US Embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa today killing at least 16
persons, including an Indian woman, a strike termed by the White House a
reminder of the danger from “violent extremists” both at home and abroad.
Smoke is seen billowing
outside the US embassy in Sanaa on Wednesday after a car bomb set off a series
of explosions outside the heavily fortified building. — Reuters
US missiles kill six in
Pak village Peshawar, September 17
A suspected US missile attack by drone
aircraft today hit a village in the Pakistani tribal region of South
Waziristan, killing six persons where a militant camp was located, Pakistani
intelligence officials said. The missiles targeted Baghar, a village in the
mountains 55 km west of Wana, the main town in the region, they said.
India, China boundary
talks from today New Delhi, September 17
The special representatives of India and China
will hold the 12th round of talks on the vexed boundary issue in Beijing
tomorrow, amid strains in ties between the two countries in the wake of a
determined attempt by Beijing to block a consensus on the India-specific waiver
at the NSG meet in Vienna earlier this month.
Tribune Special HC sets aside director’s
appointment Chandigarh, September 17
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today set
aside an appointment ordered by Haryana Chief Minister after holding that no
one could behave like Henry VIII and an “emperor-like approach needs to be
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