Friday, November 9, 2001, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi



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. UNI

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. PTI

Anthrax scare
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. PTI

Maneka wins suit
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.” PTI


13 LTTE men die
Colombo, November 8
At least 13 Tamil Tiger guerillas have been killed by the security forces in two separate clashes in the northern Vavuniya district, the Defence Ministry said today. UNI

Court issues NBW against ACP
New Delhi, November 8
A Delhi court on Thursday issued non-bailable warrant (NBW) against ACP Jai Singh, currently at the Crime Against Women Cell, Nanakpura, for his non-appearance before it in connection with a case. Additional Sessions Judge S.N. Dhingra passed the order after receiving a request from the ACP that he is busy in the Nanawati Commission. Mr Dhingra said: “he (the ACP) sent a request that he is busy in the Nanawati Commission. UNI

Quits party post
Seoul, November 8
South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung resigned as head of the ruling party, saying that he was taking responsibility for an election loss last month that had sparked a fierce inter-party struggle. Mr Kim’s decision to relinquish the presidency of his Millennium Democratic Party (MDP) does not affect his tenure as South Korea’s President, which runs until February 2003. Reuters


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