2007, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
BJP talks of ‘hard decisions’ Chandigarh, May 21
Conveying its displeasure at the recent sectarian clashes
in Punjab, the BJP today issued the first major warning to
its alliance partner, the SAD, saying it would not
hesitate to take “hard decisions” in the larger
interests of the people of the state.
A BSF jawan keeps vigil at Dera Sacha Sauda, in Salabatpura on Monday. — PTI
Bandh Today CM: If apology helps,
do it Chandigarh, May 21
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said “if an
apology” by the chief of the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha
Sauda could help in bringing peace in the region, then
“why should the dera chief not should show magnanimity
and apologise for his provocative act?” However, Badal
added that as head of the government, he would not ask for
an apology from the dera chief.
faithful leave dera Salabatpura (Bathinda), May 21
Even as the state police authorities have made
‘foolproof’ security arrangements to meet any
eventuality during the Punjab bandh call given by Akal
Takht for tomorrow, more than 2000 followers of Sacha
Sauda sect, who were camping in its local Dera, have left
in the past 24 hours.
Dera unmoved, won’t say sorry Sirsa, May 21
Ignoring Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's advice, the Dera Sacha Sauda again refused to tender an apology here today.
to summon Cong leaders who ‘incited trouble’ Amritsar, May
Jathedar Akal Takht
Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti today said that those Sikh
Congress leaders, who sided with Dera Sacha Sauda and
incited trouble at Bathinda on May 14 were being
identified and could be summoned before the Sikh clergy.
murder case: SC
indicts Punjab police New Delhi,
The Supreme Court has
indicted the Punjab police for diluting the FIR in an
attempted rape and murder of a woman 10 years ago to save
five policemen in the case. However, the court acquitted
two of them of murder charges for lack of evidence.
RI for Sanjay Dutt’s accomplice 4 cops get 6-year
jail Mumbai, May 21
The special court set
up under the Terrorism and Disruptive Activities Act to hear
the 1993 Mumbai blasts case today sentenced Mansoor Ahmed
Sayyed Ahmed to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment.
critical of Centre’s economic policies New Delhi, May
Even as the Congress-UPA
government completes three years in office tomorrow to a
large extent due to the image of Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh being at the helm of affairs, the smaller Left parties
are highly critical of the Centre's economic policies and
some ministers like Mani Shankar Aiyar have sounded the
alarm that urgent course correction is needed to benefit the
drive, phone memory card help put Amarinder in dock Chandigarh,
Did a pen drive and a
phone memory card reportedly help the Punjab vigilance
bureau nail former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, his son
Raninder Singh, mother Mohinder Kaur, sister Herminder
Kumari (Bibaji) and brother-in-law Natwar Singh in the
Ludhiana city centre and Punjab intranet scams?
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