Panipat, February 19
At least 67 persons were killed and 13 injured when two coaches of the Delhi-Attari Express (4001 Up) were engulfed in a devastating fire caused by an improvised explosive devices (IED) near here, on Sunday night.
Blasted: An NSG officer collects samples from the charred carriages of Samjhauta Express near Panipat. — AFP
PM, Pervez to keep up peace battle
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, while condemning the "heinous" bombing of the Samjhauta Express, vowed not to allow such acts of terror derail the peace process.
Job for one family member of each victim: Lalu Lalu Prasad said the ministry would give jobs to one family member of each Indian killed in the blasts. A relief of Rs 50,000 will be given to those injured.
HC upholds death for Sushil New Delhi, February 19
The death sentence to former Youth Congress general secretary Sushil Sharma for the brutal murder of his wife Naina Sahani 12 years ago and then cutting her body into pieces and burning them in a “tandoor” of his restaurant, was confirmed by the Delhi High Court saying it was an act of “butchery” committed by a “power- drunk” man.
Disqualification of 13 BSP
MLAs notified Lucknow, February 19
disqualifying the 13 former BSP MLAs mentioned in the February 14 apex
court order, Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey today notified the Election
Commission and declared their seats vacant.
Inclusion of ‘tainted’ ministers
SC refers issue to Constitution Bench New Delhi, February 19
The Supreme Court today referred the issue of inclusion of “tainted” ministers in the Manmohan Singh government to a Constitution Bench stating that it involved the defining of an important question of law whether there was prohibition under the oath of office on appointment of a person facing criminal charges as minister.
The agony of the innocent
(Left) A child, whose grandmother was travelling by the Samjhauta Express and is missing, cries outside the mortuary of the Civil Hospital, Panipat, on Monday. — Tribune
photo by Pradeep Tewari (Right) An injured toddler. — PTI photo
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