November 9, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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Privilege notice to minister
Patna, November 8
Leader of the Opposition in Bihar Assembly Sushil Kumar Modi today served a privilege notice on State Urban Development Minister Narayan Yadav for allegedly misleading the House by announcing reservation facilities for the Backward Classes in the coming civic election. The BJP leader said Mr Yadav had informed the House during the debate on the issue in its last session that reservation facilities would be provided to Backward Classes in the civic election.
Arrest warrant for MP Dy Speaker
Jabalpur, November 8
A Judicial Magistrate today issued "arrest warrants" against Madhya Pradesh Assembly Deputy Speaker Ishwardas Rohani, former member of the Central Finance Commission N.C. Jain, BJP MLA Anchal Sonkar and 11 other BJP workers for allegedly staging a violent demonstration outside the Belbag police station here in February, 1985. According to prosecution, about 150 BJP workers, led by the late state BJP minister Onkar Tiwari, held a demonstration before the police station on February 18, 1985.
New Delhi, November 8
Anthrax scare was created again in Rashtrapati Bhavan today when a suspicious envelope containing some powdery substance was received by an official there, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Mukesh Meena said.
London, November 8
Ms Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister for Culture, today won a libel suit against the author and publisher of a biography of her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi after they tendered an apology in the London High Court. Biographer, Katherine Frank and publisher Harper Collins of the book ‘Indira — The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi’, agreed not to further publish the allegations and “pay substantial damages and costs to her for the injury done to her reputation and feelings.”