Zarina Akhter, mother of Sajid Naeem, one of the Pakistanis held hostage in Iraq, weeps in Islamabad
on Monday. — Reuters
extend deadline, warn India New Delhi, July 26
As the Iraq hostage crisis entered
the sixth day tonight, there were signs of delicate and result-oriented
negotiations going on with the abductors of seven truckers, three of them
Indians, and the threat to the captives’ lives appeared to have receded.
wants more power to tide over crisis New Delhi, July 26
Faced with a worsening power
situation, Punjab today sought more allocation from the Central sector
projects and an increase in share from the "unallocated" power
reserve of the Centre.
Fire: How safe are our schools?
A Tribune survey As
many as 90 children were burnt alive when fire engulfed Lord Krishna
Higher Secondary School at Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu on Saturday morning.
crisis likely to deepen
New Delhi, July 26
The north-western parts of the country, including Punjab and Haryana, have
experienced 39 per cent less rainfall this monsoon and the prospects of
its revival appear bleak in the next few days.
not to join House panels New Delhi, July 26
In an aggressive posture towards the
ruling combine, the National Democratic Alliance leaders today decided to
boycott all Parliamentary Standing and Consultative Committees to protest
against what they described as the "confrontationist attitude"
of the UPA government towards the opposition.
reserves verdict on Soren
Ranchi, July 26
The Jharkhand High Court today
reserved its order on the writ petition filed by Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
supremo and former Coal and Mines Minister Shibu Soren seeking quashing of
an arrest warrant issued against him by a lower court.
Lama ‘welcome’ to Tibet sans privileges Lhasa, July 26
The government of Tibet says that
if the Dalai Lama accepts the preconditions set by the Chinese
government and returns to Tibet, it will make “good arrangements”
for him but he should not expect any special privileges because he has
done “no good” for his country during the 45 years that he has been
away from it.
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