2006, Chandigarh, India
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Tribune Exclusive NRIs to get voting rights soon
Draft Bill ready New Delhi, June
Crores of non-resident Indians (NRIs) across the world will soon have the right to vote with the Department of Personnel and Training and the Law Ministry having prepared a Draft Bill to this effect.
Rakhi Sawant calls it molestation Mumbai, June 11
The Oshiwara police in suburban Mumbai has registered a complaint of molestation filed by Bollywood item girl Rakhi Sawant against Mika, brother of singer Daler Mehndi.
In her complaint Sawant alleged that she was dancing with her friends at an Andheri night club on Saturday when she was accosted by Mika.
Punjabi pop singer Mika kissing dancer Rakhi Sawant during his birthday party at a hotel in Mumbai on Saturday night. — PTI
Can India make it to the next soccer World Cup finals?
The Netherlands’ Arjen Robben (right) scores his team’s first goal as Serbia and Montenegro’s goalkeeper Dragoslav Jevric tries to stop the ball during their Group C World Cup 2006 soccer match in Leipzig on Sunday. — Reuters
CITU leader, 2
labourers beaten to death Involvement of Chamera project
contractor alleged Chamba, June 11
Baboo Ram, district president of
CITU, and two labourers were beaten to death and their bodies thrown
into the Ravi at Dakog on the Chamba-Bharmour highway, around 47 km from
here, last night.
considering hike in SC quota, says Meira Kumar New Delhi, June 11
In a move that may further fuel the
quota controversy, the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry is
"favourably" considering raising reservations for Scheduled
Castes from the existing 15 per cent to 16.23 per cent following the
increase in their population. In video (28k, 56k)
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price hike unjustified, panel member to PM New Delhi, June 11
Strongly opposing the increase in
petrol and diesel prices, member of the Parliamentary Committee on
Finance and PAC C. Ram Chandraiah has urged Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh to reduce excise duty on these items.
Immolation bid over
Ahmedabad, June 11
Scaling up the protest against Bollywood actor Aamir Khan whose remarks on Narmada dam oustees kicked off a controversy, a man torched himself in the “Amber” cinema hall in Jamnagar, the only one in the state screening the star’s latest movie “Fanaa”.
Ex-Major may get pension after 59 years Chandigarh,
In a country which dotes on its
brave and misses no opportunity in hailing the sacrifices of the freedom
fighters, the case of Major Gurdit Singh (retd) is unique.
Brothers-in-arm! (From left) Major
Gurdit Singh (retd) and his cousin, Major Narinder Singh Jallo (retd),
in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
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