May 26, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Tribune Exclusive Criminal on bail in
Taslimuddin involved in cases of
attempt to murder, extortion, Arms Act... New Delhi, May 25
Even before getting a vote of
confidence from the 14th Lok Sabha, the Manmohan Singh government is
facing unprecedented embarrassment over the induction of Mr Mohammed
Taslimuddin in the Council of Ministers because of his criminal
clears Chatterjee for Speaker’s post Kolkata, May 25
The CPM Politburo ultimately agreed
to Mrs Sonia Gandhi’s offer of the Lok Sabha Speakership to Mr Somnath
Chatterjee after much dilly-dallying and the day-long deliberations.
Veteran CPM leader Somnath Chatterjee poses with flowers sent by a supporter at his residence in Kolkata on Tuesday.
— AFP photo
blows over as DMK has its way New Delhi, May 25
The impasse between the Congress and the DMK on the allocation of portfolios has been resolved with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh removing any misgivings with promptitude and assigning the promised portfolios to the Dravidian party’s ministers. In video (28k,
may head parliamentary party, Advani Oppn leader New Delhi, May 25
Emulating its main political
rival, the BJP is likely to elect former Prime Minister Atal Bihari
Vajpayee as Chairman of its parliamentary party, while making the
former Deputy Prime Minister the Leader of the Opposition.
is next CJI New Delhi, May 25
Mr Justice R.C. Lahoti,
seniormost judge of the Supreme Court, was today appointed the next
Chief Justice of India by the President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
set to acquire young look New Delhi, May 25
The Congress-led government may
be staffed by “the same old faces” but the party organisation is
all set to acquire a young look.
Dutt to focus on youth affairs New Delhi, May 25
Veteran film actor Sunil Dutt
took charge as the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports at
Shastri Bhavan here today and made it clear that youth affairs would
get precedence over sports.
Newly appointed Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Sunil Dutt with his relatives, while assuming charge at his office in New Delhi on Tuesday. — PTI
woman burnt alive at police station Mumbai, May 25
The death of a 65-year-old Dalit woman, allegedly burnt alive by a
police officer at CIDCO MIDC police station in Aurangabad, rocked the
Maharashtra Assembly with the Opposition Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata
Party forcing two adjournments on the issue.
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