Anandpur Sahib, March 3
In what could strain relations with neighbouring states, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has said he will further amend the Act that terminated river waters sharing agreements in 2004.
He also made a number of people-friendly announcements a day after being
sworn in, at the Hola Mohalla celebrations here today.
more: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal with minister Kanwaljit Singh during the SAD political conference on the occasion of Hola Mohalla at Anandpur Sahib on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
PM: Pull-out speculation
New Delhi, March 3
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the Indian Army was not an “army of occupation”, but the reduction of troops in Jammu and Kashmir would take place only if terrorist acts
Dalits, landlords reach compromise Saalwan (Karnal), March 3
A compromise was reached here between Dalits and landlords of the village after it was decided that people from both communities would go to a hospital in Karnal to receive the body of a Dalit youth, who was found dead on the doorstep of his house, and attend his cremation.
Judge can’t be punished: SC New Delhi, March 3
Amid questions being raised over the Jessica Lall murder case judgement delivered by Justice S.L. Bhayana before his elevation to the Delhi High Court from the post of additional sessions judge and the President recently returning the file regarding his confirmation, the Supreme Court in a significant ruling has laid down that no judge can be punished for “erroneous or wrong” judgements.
Nijjar appointed Kolkata CJ Chandigarh, March 3
The senior-most judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice S.S Nijjar, has been appointed Chief Justice of the Kolkata High Court. His appointment as Chief Justice has been notified by President APJ Abdul Kalam.
NSCN-IM, Centre hold talks
New Delhi, March 3
The NSCN-IM today held the first formal parleys with the Centre since top rebel leader Thuingaleng Muivah arrived in the country in December last year, and the two sides agreed to continue discussions to find a solution to the insurgency in Nagaland.
I would always back the captain. When I was leading India, I never got the team I wanted and I didn’t want Rahul to go through the same. He insisted on having Sehwag and that made the difference. — Dilip Vengsarkar,chief selector
Cool it: BCCI
It was not proper for the chief selector to make such statements. Such a remark creates unnecessary controversy before the World Cup. He should restrain from making such statements. — Rajiv Shukla, V-P (Details on Sports page)
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