July 10, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
get life term for Mumbai blasts Mumbai, July 9
A Mumbai Sessions Court today sentenced 11 accused persons to life
imprisonment for setting off bombs in the city in 1998. Among those
sentenced included Javed Ghulam Hassan, an alleged agent of Pakistan’s
Inter Services Intelligence Service.
In this picture
taken on February 27, 1998, a bomb squad official watches as a
sniffer dog inspects the scene of a bomb blast in which four persons
were killed and 20 injured in three separate blasts that rocked
Mumbai. — AFP photo
Will P. Chidambaram’s Budget give a boost to education?
waiver package for farmers likely: FM New Delhi, July 9
The government may consider a loan waiver package to give relief to
distressed farmers even as it said the new package announced last month
should be given a fair trial.
shifts to election of RS deputy chief New Delhi, July 9
Now that the presentation of the Budget is over and Parliament is
functioning smoothly, the UPA government is now focusing on the next item
on its agenda — the election of the deputy chairperson of the Rajya
Kidwai may join Cabinet New Delhi, July 9
The choice of the Rajya Sabha Deputy chairperson, the proposed Cabinet
expansion and the election of Congress Parliamentary Party office bearers
are all part of larger exercise on restructuring of the AICC being planned
by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
to be Deputy CM New Delhi, July 9
Keen to settle the grievances of its MLAs in Punjab following the
downsizing of the Amarinder ministry, the Congress is working on a formula
to give adequate representation to those loyal to senior party leader
Rajinder Kaur Bhattal in the appointment of parliamentary secretaries and
to state boards and corporations.
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of diarrhoea at Pingla Ashram 20 other mentally challenged
afflicted Sanaur (Patiala), July 9
Three years ago they used to chain the mentally challenged. Now they let
them roam free. But in tattered clothes, in unhygienic conditions and
without any medical facilities. This is what the privately-run All-India
Pingla Ashram offers to 152 mentally challenged inmates.
Inmates of the All-India Pingla Ashram having food on the ashram premises on Friday.
— Photo by Rajesh Sachar
to arrive on July 13 New Delhi, July 9
India is going to call a spade a spade and do some candid talking with
United States Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, who is arriving
here on July 13. Sources said as far
as New Delhi was concerned it would not mince words in telling him that
there seemed to be no tectonic shifts in Pakistan’s stance towards
panel told to decide Editor’s case New Delhi, July 9
The Supreme Court today directed the Central Pota Review Committee,
headed by Justice A. B. Sahrya to decide within four weeks an
application seeking the review of the arrest of Tamil magazine
Nakeeran’s Editor R. R. Gopal under the Prevention of Terrorism Act by
the state government.
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