2007, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Bodies of four children found from Brar’s mill Muktsar, January 9
The recovery of half-burnt bodies of four children from an abandoned rice mill owned by former Congress MP, Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, created a major sensation here tonight.
The missing bodies are suspected to be of the three girls and a boy who
went missing from Pothi Kalan village on November 14 last year.
Cane turns bitter for Mulayam
3 RLD ministers quit Lucknow, January 9
Triggering political unsteadiness in the state the Samajwadi party’s main coalition partner and fair weather friend the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) withdrew from the government today with three ministers handing over their resignations to party president Ajit Singh.
Mogadishu, January 9
A US air attack on a Somali village occupied by Islamists believed to be sheltering an Al-Qaida suspect has left ''many dead bodies'', a Somali government source said today.
Blast at police station in Dispur
Two cops hurt
Guwahati, January 9
A bomb suspected to have been planted by ULFA exploded in Assam's high-security Dispur capital complex today, critically injuring two policemen, as the death toll in attacks by the banned group on non-Assamese people mounted to 70 with the death of another migrant worker.
Central relief for
New Delhi, January 9
A team of MPs from Assam today discussed the situation in the state with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the kin of migrant workers killed in the attacks by
ride: A migrant labourer looks out of a window as he waits in a train compartment in Guwahati on Tuesday. Huddled
in buses, trucks and trains, thousands of poor migrant labourers fled Assam on Tuesday, triggered by the killing of scores
of workers by militants. — Reuters photo
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Charges framed against Sumedh Saini
New Delhi, January 9
A Delhi court today framed charges against four Punjab Police officers, including Inspector-General Sumedh Saini, in a case of wrongful detention of three persons in 1994.
Lt-Gen faces action in meat scam Chandigarh, January 9
The Army has ordered administrative action against a lieutenant-general, besides several others, for alleged irregularities in the procurement of frozen meat meant for troops posted in Ladakh.
Centre moves SC over quota in medical courses New Delhi, January 9
In an effort to rationalise the reservation for SCs/STs in postgraduate medical courses, the Centre today moved an application in the Supreme Court to provide 22.5 per cent quota to these communities on equal basis, both in Central and state quota seats.
Chaudhry back in Fiji govt
Suva, January 9
Fiji's coup leader, Commodore Frank Bainimarama who assumed power last month, has appointed Mahendra Chaudhry as the new interim finance minister.
The Big Fight will dwarf the rest Chandigarh, January 9
Punjab is in the elections mode. Barring the Congress and the BJP, almost all other political parties have announced their candidates. The Bahujan Samaj
Party (BSP) headed by Ms Mayawati was the first to announce the candidates.
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