2006, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Saddam loses appeal
Carry out sentence in 30 days: Court
New Delhi hopes he’ll be spared
New Delhi, December 26
India tonight obliquely warned the United States and the current Iraqi regime that execution of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussain might obstruct the process of reconciliation and delay the restoration of peace in Iraq.
Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Food Processing and Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Babulal today resigned from the Mulayam Singh Yadav Ministry in the wake of reports linking him with the murdered Meerut lecturer Kavita
Sometimes, such things happen, when you are leading a coalition regime.—
SP leader Beni Prasad Verma
India wary of Pak intent on terrorism New Delhi, December 26
As External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s scheduled visit to Pakistan in the second week of next month draws near, New Delhi has undertaken a deep-focus appraisal on Pakistan’s real intent on the issue of terrorism.
The Government of India senses that there has been no change on the ground in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as terror infrastructure and camps continue to exist there, as do the militant groups.
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NHRC issues notice to Chief Secy of J and K New Delhi, December 26
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Defence Secretary and the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir to apprise the commission about ex-gratia relief, if any, awarded to the victims or next of kin of victims affected by human rights violations by armed forces personnel in the state.
Mamata on oxygen
Rajnath warns of consequences Kolkata, December 26
BJP President Rajnath Singh who met Mamata Banerjee on the 23rd day of her fasting at the Esplanade dharna manch for the second time today warned Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and the CPM that they would be fully responsible if something serious happened to her due her prolonged fasting.
Mumbai: The bears took a Christmas break today allowing the bulls to run amok on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Sensex closed 1.8 per cent or 237 points higher at 13,708. In the broader markets, Nifty closed 69 points higher at 3940.
Scientists link weight to gut bacteria
Washington, December 26
Maybe it’s germs that are making you fat. Researchers found a strong connection between obesity and the levels of certain types of bacteria in the gut.
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