Thursday, February 25, 1999
BHUBANESWAR, Feb 24 (PTI) The eight-day-old Giridhar Gamang ministry in Orissa was expanded today with the induction of Mr Ganeswar Behera as a minister of state. Mr Behera, who represents the Pattamundai (SC) constituency in the state Assembly, was sworn in at a simple function at Raj Bhavan by acting Governor C. Rangarajan. With today's induction, the strength of the Congress ministry in Orissa has gone up to 27.
Lords reject reform
5 MCC men held
LONDON, Feb 24 (PTI) The Bow Street Magistrates court will pronounce judgement on the extradition case of Bollywood music director Saifi Nadeem Akhtar tomorrow as it lifted daily police reporting restrictions on the musician, the prime accused in the murder of Gulshan Kumar. Magistrate Christopher Pratt, who had allowed Nadeem to withdraw his £ 100,000 bail security yesterday, reserved his ruling today on the strong plea made by defence lawyer Clive Nicholls that the main evidence submitted by crown prosecution service based on translated statements of main approver Mohd Ali Shaikh and others was not admissible under British law.
AIIMS stir ends
2-day bank strike
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