New Delhi, May 17
With their demand for setting up an “independent, non-political committee” to study the reservation policy not yet met, students protesting against quotas have decided to continue their indefinite hunger strike. Striking doctors carry an elderly pro-reservation activist, who fainted during a protest at AIIMS in New Delhi on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal
Quota from this
academic session unlikely New Delhi, May 17
The implementation of reservation in higher education from this academic session appears unlikely with the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today constituting a four-member ministerial team to study the issue as nationwide protests on the issue continued for the fifth day.
Is it right to expempt M. Phil,
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the National Eligibility Test?
Brar supporters suspended from Congress Chandigarh, May 17
Heads have started rolling in the Congress in Punjab over the controversy with regard to the offer of land made to Reliance Industries Limited that has led a war of statements between two party groups.
3 dead, 38 hurt as bus rolls into gorge Tragedy strikes Gujarat tourists in Himachal Pradesh Mandi, May 17
In a major accident, three persons were killed and 38 injured, three of them seriously, when the private bus in which they were travelling failed to negotiate a turn near the Jarol Telephone Exchange, near Sundernagar on the Chandigarh-Manali road, and fell into a 100 ft deep gorge last midnight. Most of tourists were schoolchildren and their parents from Surat in Gujarat.
Some of the injured persons at the Civil Hospital in Sundernagar after a bus fell into a nullah at Jarol, 30 km from Mandi, on Wednesday.
— Photo by Mahesh Chander Mohan
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16 injured as
terror strikes Doda migrants Jammu, May 17
Sixteen persons were today injured in yet another grenade attack in Doda by terrorists on the Hindus seeking protection in their villages.
Three of the seriously injured had been airlifted here for treatment in the Medical College and Hospital.
Parliament approves Bill on office of profit New Delhi, May 17
Parliament has approved a bill that provides for exempting 56 posts, including the Chairperson of National Advisory Council, from being considered office of profit with the Rajya Sabha today passing the Bill amid a walkout by the BJP.
The Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Bill, 2006, seeking to amend the 1959 Act, was passed by the Rajya Sabha after a division, with 109 voting in favour and three against.
Rape victim’s statement enough
for conviction: SC New Delhi, May 17
Giving impetus to the testimony of a rape victim in the wake of rising crime against women, the Supreme Court has ruled that the statement of the victim could be considered to be the “sole evidence” to convict an accused provided it was not found trustworthy.
Bose did not die in plane crash: Mukherjee Commission New Delhi, May 17
The Mukherjee Commission on the alleged disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has inferred that he did not die in a plane crash in 1945 and that the ashes in Renkoji Temple in Japan were not that of Netaji.
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