2007, Chandigarh, India
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Mulayam’s assets: CBI to probe
SC order also puts kin under scanner New Delhi, March 1
In a severe jolt to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav just before the Assembly elections in the state, the Supreme Court today ordered a CBI inquiry into his and his family members’ assets by way of preliminary inquiry and gave free hand to the Centre to take action based on the agency’s findings. Prefers judicial review to CBI
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Badal to retain old faces
12 SAD, 5 BJP ministers expected today Chandigarh, March 1
It is expected that all 17 ministerial berths in the Punjab Council of Ministers will be filled tomorrow by Parkash Singh Badal. He will be sworn in as Chief Minister.
Sources said this decision was taken at a joint meeting of senior leaders of the SAD-BJP combine here tonight.
Vajpayee to miss oath ceremony Chandigarh, March 1
Low back pain is holding former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee back as senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP)-led NDA will head for the city tomorrow morning to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the SAD-BJP government, headed by Parkash Singh Badal.
President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is helped by his aides after he fell at the Sangeet Natak Akademi award-presentation ceremony in New Delhi on Thursday. President Kalam is the second President of India after S.D. Sharma to fall in public.— PTI
Din over Q ends in Houses New Delhi, March 1
With Rajya Sabha chairman Bhairon Singh Shekhawat taking the lead to end the impasse in Parliament over the Quattrocchi issue, four days of stalemate in Parliament ended today after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the two Houses that he did not hold any press conference exclusively on the issue and he had no intention to overlook Parliament.
Khanduri to be Uttarakhand CM Dehra Dun: It took six hours for the BJP to reach a consensus on naming former union minister and sitting MP from the Pauri Garhwal constituency, B.C. Khanduri, as the new Chief Minister of
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Bill on communal violence approved New Delhi, March 1
The Cabinet has approved enactment of a leglistaltion which envisages providing relief and rehablitation to victims of communal violence and speedy dispensation of justice.
Saalwan (Karnal), March 1
In an alleged attempt to take revenge of the murder of an upper caste landlord certain persons today ransacked and damaged 16 houses of Dalits and burnt household items of three families in the Harijan basti at Saalwan village, 45 km from here this afternoon.
A Dalit couple at Saalwan village show their household items burnt by miscreants of the village on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Ravi Kumar
Criminal cases against 20 new MLAs Chandigarh, March 1
Twenty newly elected MLAs in Punjab have criminal cases pending against them, while another 20 of them are undermatriculates and 36 undergraduates.
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