2005, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am
Govt clears armed forces tribunal Tenure of woman pilots extended New Delhi, September 29
The government today cleared the constitution of an armed forces tribunal that will exclusively deal with the service related problems and grievances of the officials of the Army, Navy and the Air Force.
New Delhi, September 29
Life was affected in most parts of the
country today as airports, banks, insurance companies, docks and
public sector undertakings were hit by a general strike called by
Left-backed trade unions.
Howrah Bridge, called the gateway to Kolkata, generally crowded with vehicles and people, wears a deserted look on Thursday due to the nationwide strike called by trade unions.
— PTI photo
Three found guilty of leaking Naval secrets New Delhi, September 29
The Indian Navy today said that some of its key officials posted at the Naval Operations Directorate here had been found “culpable” of leaking out classified information for commercial interests.
India, Pak to pull out from Siachen, says Pranab
New Delhi, September 29
Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said India and Pakistan have agreed to withdraw troops from their present position in Siachen glacier but the modalities have to be worked out.
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14 FCI employees given compulsory retirement, 86 suspended Patiala, September 29
As the CBI and the Union Ministry of Food have started taking samples of rice procured by the Food Corporation of India from its godowns in Punjab after complaints of substandard quality were received, Mr
T.C. Gupta, Senior Regional Manager, FCI, Punjab, has ordered compulsory retirement of 14 employees and suspension of 86 others for the lapses.
Amritsar, September 29
On the call of the Sanjhey Kisan Manch farmers blocked rail traffic for nearly three hours here today. The Amritsar-Shatabdi Express and Shan-e-Punjab trains were stopped at Manawala rail crossing.
Activists of the Sanjha Kisan Manch block rail tracks in protest against the alleged anti-farmer policies of the government in Amritsar on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Rajiv Sharma
Fast-track courts for graft cases against Badal, others Chandigarh, September 29
The Punjab Government is to set up fast-track courts to deal with cases of corruption registered by the Vigilance Bureau, including those against the former Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and several of his ministers.
44 dead in
Jammu, September 29
Fortyfour pilgrims were killed when a bus carrying them skidded off the road and plunged into a
deep gorge in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir this evening.
Lakhs offered for busts; not a penny for poor patient Hansi, September 29
A Municipal Councillor offered an amount of Rs 5 lakh for getting a bust of her late father-in-law installed in the township at a recent meeting of the council. On this, another woman councillor remarked that she was ready to give Rs 10 lakh to get her own bust installed.
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