Patna, May 19
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asked the DGP, Mr Ashish Ranjan Sinha to inquire into the circumstances that led to the lathicharge on the agitating pro-quota medical students in Patna today. The protesters had turned violent during a demonstration by attacking the mediapersons as well as the policemen.
A girl is hit with a lathi as the Bihar police lathi-charge doctors and medical students holding a pro-reservation rally in Patna on Friday. — PTI
Panel working out formula, but strikers adamant New Delhi, May 19
With the government still dragging its feet over the contentious issue of reservation, students protesting against quotas are becoming increasingly restive. Continuing their indefinite hunger strike,
students are unequivocal that any threat of action from the government will not alter their plans.
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Sibal flares up on quota query New Delhi, May 19
Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal today lost his cool when he was repeatedly asked by a TV journalist to comment on government's thinking on the reservation issue.
Sensex loses 452 points on 2nd day
Mumbai, May 19
Stock markets continued to bleed for the second successive day today, losing another 452 points on top of yesterday’s mayhem as investors lost at least Rs 300,000 crore due to panic selling since Thursday.
with India on track: US The
Bush administration on Thursday brushed aside suggestions that the
US-India civilian nuclear deal was in “serious trouble” and
expressed confidence that it would be approved by members of the US
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Army trains for war in developed terrain Jagraon, May 19
To validate its newly conceptualised doctrine of “fighting through” a short and intense combat in a network-centric battlefield environment, the Army’s mechanised formations, supported by the Air Force carried out a series of exercises in Punjab and Rajasthan over the past two months.
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The Army’s T-90 tanks move on a field during an Army exercise on the outskirts of Jagraon in Ludhiana on Friday.
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Profit Bill smacks of opportunism: Fernandes New Delhi, May 19
NDA Convener George Fernandes today said the passage of the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Bill on the office-of-profit ‘‘will allow the indiscriminate exaltation of persons through multi-positions affording them more advantages from the public coffers than others.’’
Conquering Everest without legs A middle-aged man from New
Zealand painfully hauled himself up the last few feet to the summit of Mount Everest this week. Nothing so unusual in that — after all, climbing Everest has become so popular that its slopes are often crowded, and more than 100 people have scaled the mountain already this year — but Mark Inglis is different: he has no legs.
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