New Delhi, May 26
The Common Minimum Programme of the new United Progressive Alliance government, which was being fine-tuned till late tonight, has strived to incorporate the concerns of all its members by finding a middle ground on issues like economic reforms and disinvestment.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Congress President and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi during a meeting of UPA constituents at the Prime Minister’s official residence at 7, Race Course Road, in New Delhi on Wednesday.
— PTI photo by Vijay Kumar Joshi
Should Mohammad Taslimuddin resign because of his alleged criminal antecedents?
Govt open to
giving more powers to CJI New Delhi, May 26
Law Minister Hans Raj Bharadwaj has said that the
UPA government has no objection to enact a law to give more powers to the Chief Justice of India to deal with “errant” judges in the wake of certain recent
Dixit is National Security Adviser New Delhi, May 26
The Congress-led coalition government today formally accepted an important legacy of its predecessor NDA government in security matters when it appointed former Foreign Secretary J N Dixit as National Security Adviser, a post created by the Vajpayee government.
CBI raids houses of Chautala’s aides
JBT teachers’ recruitment scam Chandigarh, May 26
The CBI today raided the houses of two personal aides of Haryana Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala during the course of investigation into the alleged JBT teachers recruitment scam. Haryana
Chautala asked to quit
RJD pockets two more seats in Bihar
Patna, May 26
With two more seats coming the RJD’s
way today, the total number of seats won by the party in the Lok Sabha
elections has gone up to 23.
Indo-Israel defence ties
to continue, says Pranab New Delhi, May 26
The Defence Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, today sought to dispel any misgivings over the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government going back on the steps taken by the previous NDA government in cementing the Indo-Israel ties.
Massive raids in Karnataka on Telgi’s confession
New Delhi, May 26
CBI sleuths today raided various places in Bellarry and Bangalore in Karnataka and seized fake non-judicial stamps worth Rs 1.5 crore based on the confession of stamp scam prime accused Abdul Karim
Chirac invites PM to Paris
New Delhi, May 26
Joining leaders from the US, Britain and other countries, French President Jacques Chirac has congratulated Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his assumption of office and invited him to visit Paris.
Bangalore, May 26
The first prototype of the indigenous civilian aircraft Saras, designed and developed by the National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), will make its maiden flight on Friday from the HAL airport here.
Air Chief S.Krishnaswamy with Air Force officers before Commanders’ conference in Bangalore on Wednesday.
— PTI photo
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