June 15, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
rallies behind Modi, ignores Vajpayee New Delhi, June 14
The Bharatiya Janata Party today
virtually overlooked former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s
critical statements against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and
instead the Sangh Parivar threw a protective ring around the controversial
Army personnel salute as they remember their fallen colleagues during the 53rd anniversary of 15 Corps in Srinagar on Monday. — Reuters
of astrology no promotion of religion: SC New Delhi, June 14
Even as the UPA government has
initiated steps to reverse various decisions of former HRD Minister Murli Manohar Joshi in its efforts to
“desaffronise” the education, the Supreme Court in its important
judgement on the study of “jyotir vigyan” (astrology) has ruled that
it can not be described as saffronisation.
leaders to meet on SYL New Delhi, June 14
A meeting of the representatives of
political parties, kisan unions, sarv khap panchayats and student
organisations has been convened at Rohtak on June 19 to decide on steps
regarding the implementation of the SC verdict on the SYL canal.
legal adviser defended torture, says report New York, June 14
The Office of Legal Counsel, US
Government’s ultimate legal adviser, had drafted a memorandum that
defended most interrogation methods involving intentional inflicting of
pain and permanent damage in response to CIA question about what to do
with top Al-Qaida captive Abu Zubaydah who had turned uncooperative. The
memorandum was drafted by former OLC lawyer John Yoo.
prefers role of watchdog New Delhi, June 14
The CPI said here today that it
preferred the role of a watchdog to that of a power partner of the
Congress-led UPA government at the Centre.
boy with an IQ higher than Einstein’s Dharamsala,
“His IQ level beats that of Albert
Einstein,” confirms the Gifted Development Centre, USA. Meet
11-year-old Akrit Jaswal, a resident of Noorpur, near here, who, after spending
over two months with research fellows at the Tata Cancer Institute, Mumbai, and
doing research at his personal lab in Delhi, now claims to have had
breakthroughs in genetic treatment of cancer and AIDS.
is happy to announce the launch of ‘Jobs
& Careers’, a four-page pullout which will be
distributed free of cost every Tuesday. The pullout
incorporates the ‘Career Guide’ page which used to appear
on Fridays. It will carry regular columns by career experts
Usha Albuquerque and Pervin Malhotra in addition to other
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