Jakarta, May 27
An earthquake that shook the area around the ancient royal city of Yogyakarta today killed more than 3,000 persons, a government official has said.
“The total for now is 3,000 persons killed.
Residents try to remove concrete rubble from the top of their car after a strong earthquake rocked Yogyakarta, southern coast of Indonesia’s Central Java, on Saturday. — AFP
Delhi, May 27
It was grim
reminder of the self-immolation by students during
the Mandal unrest in 1990, when a 23-year-old
attempted to immolate himself at a rally organised
in the Capital today.
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Rishiraj Ranjan, who attempted self-immolation, being carried to hospital by a Delhi Police cop at Ramlila Ground, New Delhi, on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph
Anil Kapoor, Nihalani condemn ‘Fanaa’ ban
New Delhi, May 27
Terming as “harsh” the ban on release of Aamir Khan, Kajol-starrer “Fanaa” in Gujarat, actor Anil Kapoor and filmmaker Govind Nihalani today said it amounted to curbing the freedom of creative expression of an artiste.
“I have known Aamir for several years and, knowing him, I can say whatever he has done is with full conviction and because he strongly believes in the issue.
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Harassed lady officer seeks meeting with Army chief
Chandigarh, May 27
The ongoing investigations into the alleged molestation and sexual harassment of a lady officer posted in Nagrota has taken a new turn, with the officer complaining of continued harassment and seeking a personal interview with the Chief of the Army Staff for redressal of her grievances.
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Mandi, May 27
Family members of Hitender Singh, who was shot dead in Pennsylvania, USA, on Thursday night, are in a state of shock at their residence here.
Wailing family members of Hitender
Singh, who was shot dead in the USA on May 25, at their residence in Mandi on Saturday.
— Photo by Mahesh Chander Sharma
PM releases Jain manuscripts
New Delhi, May 27
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said that the principled stand of Jainism against caste hierarchy continued to inspire the fight for equality for all.
“The noble principles of life and spiritualism expounded in the philosophy and practice of Jainism have influenced generations of people worldwide.
backs India’s UNSC bid Washington,
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has come out strongly in favour of
India’s candidature for a permanent seat in an expanded UN Security
Council, but the US appeared to be lukewarm to the idea “at this
point”.(Details on World
Pak prisoners may get varsity degrees Amritsar, May 27
Pakistani and Bangladeshi prisoners may secure degrees from an Indian university before their repatriation to their respective countries, with the opening of an education centre by Guru Nanak Dev University in the high-security Central Jail here today.
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