Islamabad, July 23
Pushing the peace process forward, India and Pakistan today spoke of the need for tackling terrorism with “renewed vigour” and continuing their dialogue in an atmosphere free of violence, in the first high-level political contact between the UPA government and President Pervez Musharraf.
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf (left) greets Foreign Minister Natwar Singh in Islamabad on Friday. — Reuters In video (28k, 56k)
PM asks Soren to resign New Delhi, July 23
The Prime Minister late tonight sought Coal Minister Shibu Soren’s resignation, against whom arrest warrant had been issued in a 30-year-old case.
Mr Soren still remains untraceable. The Prime Minister has sent a letter
seeking the resignation through the staff of the JMM leader and is
awaiting the latter’s reply.
Workers told not to go to Iraq Ultimatum to kill hostages ends today New Delhi July 23
The Government of India today suspended emigration clearance for workers for Iraq and “advised” Indian workers against going to Iraq even as hectic multi-national back-channel efforts were on to secure early and safe release of seven hostages in Iraq, including three Indians.
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Fire: How safe are our schools?
A Tribune survey
many as 90 children were burnt alive when fire engulfed Lord Krishna
Higher Secondary School at Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu on Saturday morning.
Mumbai bandh: Sena, BJP fined Rs 40 lakh Mumbai, July 23
The Bombay High Court has fined the Shiv Sena and the BJP Rs 20 lakh each for causing inconvenience to the people of Mumbai by causing a bandh in the city last year.
In video: Bandh paralyses life in Tripura. (28k,
Punjab’s drive to save power Offices to work from 8 am to 2 pm Chandigarh, July 23
No airconditioners will be allowed in government offices in Punjab which will now function from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. as the State Government announced a series of austerity measures to tide over severe power crisis aggravated by failure of south-west monsoon.
Left urges PM to stall airports’ privatisation New Delhi, July 23
The Left today urged the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to "stall" the privatisation of Delhi and Mumbai airports and consider the "alternative proposal" submitted by airport employees.
Mehmood dead Mumbai, July 23
Bollywood comedian Mehmood died this morning in sleep at
Pennsylvania in the USA, according to reports available here. He was 72.
His body will be brought to Mumbai, his relatives have been quoted as saying.
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