2007, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Supreme Court asserts Curbs Parliament’s
powers on 9th Schedule New Delhi, January 11
A day after upholding Parliament’s power to expel its MPs, the Supreme Court in another landmark judgement today ruled that it has no absolute immunity to frame laws violating the basic structure of the Constitution and then invoke the provision of the Ninth Schedule to protect these from judicial scrutiny. Editorial:It’s not the Nth schedule
Dhaka, January 11
Bowing to pressure from the Awami League-led major alliance, President Iajuddin Ahmed today stepped down as head of Bangladesh’s interim government and postponed the controversial general elections scheduled for January 22 soon after declaring a state of emergency.
The decision to impose emergency in Bangladesh could come as a relief for India (Details on
Soldiers patrol a street ahead of upcoming elections in Dhaka on Thursday. Bangladesh has declared a state of emergency and imposed a daily
night-time curfew. — Reuters photo
War of words ends in Mulayam land Lucknow, January 11
Coming down from its earlier position, the state Cabinet tonight decided to go with the Governor’s decision and not reconvene state Assembly.
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Nithari was avoidable: SC New Delhi, January 11
The Supreme Court today rejected the plea of states seeking review of some provisions of its seven-point order on police reforms and longer time to implement the rest in view of the Assembly elections.
Forest Hill Fall-out Two HC Judges to be shifted Chandigarh, January 11
The Supreme Court is learnt to have initiated the process to transfer out two Judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
kids still missing, says police Muktsar, January 11
The recovery of decomposed bodies of four children from an abandoned rice sheller here has led to apprehensions among parents of five other missing children that their wards could have met with the same fate.
They are now camping at various city police stations with trepidation
that their children, too, could have been slained by some psychopath.
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Cautious optimism ahead of Pranab’s Pak visit Islamabad, January 11
As External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee prepares for his first visit to Pakistan this week-end, there is cautious optimism in India that the two countries will be able to move ahead in resolving their differences on two longstanding contentious issues - Sir Creek and Siachen.
Rampur hydro project cleared New Delhi, January 11
The setting up of 412 MW Rampur hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh, at an estimated cost of Rs 2,047 crore, was cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today.
Sanjay has not married again, says Priya Dutt
Mumbai, January 11
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt's family today denied the strong buzz in the film fraternity that the actor had married a starlet named Maanyata, saying if he was married, he would announce it to the world.
Extradition pact with Portugal New Delhi, January 11
India and Portugal today sought to strengthen bilateral ties by signing an extradition treaty and three other pacts pertaining to education, culture and science and technology.
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We made mistakes: Bush President George W. Bush Wednesday night took responsibility for "mistakes" made in Iraq and announced a surge of more than 21,000 US troops into the war-ravaged country, a move Democrats promptly criticised.
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