2007, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
cheer for govt Supreme Court may
refer issue to Constitution Bench New Delhi, May 8
The UPA government
has something to cheer about on the OBC quota issue for
the first time with the Supreme Court today giving a
positive indication on considering its plea for referring
the matter to a Constitution Bench and directed solicitor
general and senior advocates appearing from both the sides
to formulate mutually agreed questions of law needed to be
answered by the court.
term for Shahabuddin Patna, May 8
In what perhaps could
mean an end to the political career of the
criminal-turned-politician, RJD MP Mohd Shahabuddin from
Siwan, a special court today awarded life imprisonment to
him three days after he was convicted in a case pertaining
to the kidnapping of the CPI-ML activist Chote Lal Gupta
on February 7,1999.
Removal of Navin Chawla
from EC SC keen to
examine Cabinet decision New Delhi, May 8
In an another issue with a
potential of creating more problems for the UPA government, the Supreme
Court today expressed its desire to examine the advice given by the
Cabinet to President on NDA’s representation for the removal of
Election Commissioner Navin Chawla on the question of accepting money
from some Congress MPs’ MPLAD scheme for his two family trusts.
New Delhi, May 8
The BJP today decided to field former Himachal Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly Prem Kumar Dhumal for the Lok Sabha bye-election in
Hamirpur. (Details on Himachal
stand on CD, EC asks BJP New Delhi, May 8
Keeping alive the uncertainty over
derecognition of the BJP, the Election Commission today directed the
party to strongly condemn the contents of the controversial CD in
public. The commission kept the issue of derecognition pending till the
investigation by the UP police on the FIR registered against those
involved in the production and distribution of the material.
Massive star explodes in brightest-ever supernova
An artist’s illustration obtained on Tuesday shows a supernova (top), designated as SN 2006gy, which occurred 240 million light years away in a galaxy called NGC 1260SN. A massive explosion ripped apart a star perhaps 150 times more massive than our sun in a relatively nearby galaxy in the most powerful and brightest supernova ever observed, astronomers said on Monday. US stargazers beheld the most spectacular supernova ever seen when the massive star exploded in a cosmic flash 50 billion times brighter than the sun, the space agency NASA
said. The bottom left panel is an infrared image, using adaptive optics at the Lick Observatory, of NGC 1260, the galaxy containing SN 2006gy. The panel to the right shows Chandra’s X-ray image of the same field of view, again showing the nucleus of NGC 1260 and SN 2006gy. — AFP
crashes Daroli Khurd (Jalandhar),
A MiG 29 fighter aircraft, on a
routine sortie, caught fire and crashed at Daroli Khurd village soon
after it took off from the Adampur airbase, 3 km away from here, today.
The pilot, Lieut Vikram Chauhan from the Indian Navy, realising that the
aircraft had caught fire turned it away from the residential area before
ejecting out safely almost 100 metre away from the debris.
Air Force personnel spray foam on the wreckage of MiG 29 that had crashed at Daroli Khurd village, near Adampur Air Force Station, on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma
No increase in wheat price Chandigarh, May 8
Issuing a veiled “warning” to farmers and companies which are holding back their wheat stocks, union minister of state for agriculture and food Akhilesh Prasad Singh made it clear: There would be no increase in the minimum support price of Rs 850 per quintal for wheat.
(Details on Punjab page)
New Delhi, May 8
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here
claims to have overtaken some of the best transplant centres in
the world by doing a simultaneous liver and kidney transplant on a
teenage boy with ‘gift of life’ from two live donors.
Ganesh Nehru with his mother on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
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