2006, Chandigarh, India
at 3:00 am (IST)
PM proposes 5-point peace agenda
Says detainees’ cases to be reviewed
Srinagar, May 24
Assuring a review of the cases of all detainees, including those who had crossed over after violating the Indian laws and were now anxious to come back, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh proposed a five-point agenda for discussions aimed at strengthening political institutions and other arrangements between the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (extreme right) presides over the Round-Table Conference on Kashmir in Srinagar on Wednesday. Others in the picture are (from left) Minister of State
Sri Prakash Jaiswal and Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil.
— Tribune photo by Amin War
Should all NRI marriages be registered with the government?
Books, paper found dumped in basement An education scam of crores Chandigarh, May 24
Textbooks worth several lakhs for poor students remained dumped in a basement for years and paper meant to produce notebooks for school children remained unused since 1968. Yes, crores of rupees have been allegedly spent by a wing of the Punjab Education Department without any sort of audit in the past 14 years.
Medicos to intensify agitation New Delhi, May 24
The Union Government's decision to implement the proposed 27 per cent quota for OBCs in higher educational institutions from June 2007 has had a catalysing effect on the ongoing anti-quota protest.
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UT boy tops engineering entrance test Chandigarh, May 24
Raghu Mahajan has done the city proud by topping the All-India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE). The results were declared by the CBSE this afternoon.
Price hike in LPG, kerosene unlikely New Delhi, May 24
After taking a tough stand on the reservation issue, the UPA government is gearing up to announce a hike in petrol and diesel prices in the next few days after consulting coalition partners and the Left parties.
Pak SC sends convert,
husband to safe custody Islamabad, May 24
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sent Neelum
Ludhani, a 21-year-old girl who recently embraced Islam, to ‘safe custody’ along with her Muslim husband but allowed their parents to meet them regularly.
“Fanaa” destroyed in Gujarat politics
Ahmedabad, May 24
While extending support to the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA), Bollywood star Aamir Khan may not have imagined that his new film “Fanaa” — meaning destroyed in love — would have to pay a price for it in Gujarat.
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