New Delhi, February 24
As the political heat began to build up again on the Bofors issue, the CBI today dismissed suggestions that there had been a delay in announcing the detention of Bofors-accused Ottavio Quattrocchi in Argentina and decided to send its team to pursue the Italian businessman’s extradition to India.
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BSP MLAs quit in UP Lucknow, February 24
Taking considerable wind out of the
Samajwadi party sails, BSP president Mayawati today announced the
resignation of her 63 sitting MLAs along with 11 more defecting MLAs to
protest the “delay in dismissing the unconstitutional Mulayam Singh
Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh”.
Governor refuses to accept
In an apparent bid to avoid putting a seal on the ruling Samajwadi Party’s interpretation that a Supreme Court judgement had only disqualified 13 MLAs, Uttar Pradesh Governor T V Rajeswar today refused to accept the resignations of seven ministers, official sources said.
Votes ’07 Huge 81
per cent turnout in Valtoha Valtoha, February 24
The border constituency of Valtoha
today recorded an 81 per cent voter turnout, surpassing the state
average of 76 per cent. District Election Officer Jaspal Singh issued
notices to six MLAs and four candidates for violating directions of the
labourers die in Doraha house collapse Doraha( Ludhiana), February
Seven labourers were crushed to
death when the roof of the two-storeyed farmhouse where they were
sleeping collapsed last midnight. Two more who were seriously injured
were rescued this morning. The farmhouse being located outside Jaipura
village, none heard any sound.
burial Panipat, February 24
Twentythree bodies of victims (19
of them unidentified) of the Samjhauta Express blasts were buried by the
administration under the supervision of officials of the Haryana Wakf
Board and local Muslim clergy at Mehrana village near here today.
of unidentified victims of the Samjhauta Express train blasts are
silhouetted against the setting sun after a mass funeral ceremony
at Mehrana village outside Panipat, on Saturday.
— AFP photo
parties reject Cauvery verdict Bangalore, February 24
An all-party meeting held here
today passed a resolution rejecting the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal
Award and decided to take legal remedies to secure "justice"
It’s a moment of triumph
for Dolly Ahluwalia Tiwari, the Chandigarh-based costume designer
who bagged her first Filmfare award for “Omkara” today. In the
award ceremony held in Mumbai late tonight, Dolly was declared the
best costume designer for Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Omkara”.
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