2007, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
A Peaceful shutdown *Skirmishes in Ambala *Sirsa calm Chandigarh, May 22
The day-long Punjab bandh passed off peacefully today. However, a curfew-like situation prevailed in the state as educational institutions and shops and other business establishments were closed, bus services were suspended and roads wore a deserted look.
In video (56k)
TAKE THAT! Police personnel and members of Sikh community clash with each other at Badshahi Bagh Gurdwara in Ambala on Tuesday during the protest demonstration against
Dera Sacha Sauda chief. — PTI photo
leaders meet dera chief; solution
in sight Sirsa, May 22
The ongoing conflict
between Sikhs and dera followers is likely to end tomorrow
as the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has
agreed to solve all issues without any further delay. A
draft of the solutions to end the conflict has been
day after, BJP blows cold Chandigarh,
The Punjab BJP today
changed tack. Yesterday, it had warned Chief Minister
Parkash Singh Badal on maintaining law and order during
the statewide bandh. However, the party changed its tough
The absolute bandh
observed by all sections of society in Punjab on the call
given by Akal Takht seems to have failed to ‘move’ the
followers of Dera Sacha Sauda sect, as they maintained
adamantly: “come what may, we will not vacate deras
located here and in other parts of Punjab.”
LOCKED OUT: A view of the main gate of the Patiala bus stand during Punjab
bandh. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar
PM Manmohan Singh with UPA chairperson and AICC president Sonia Gandhi during the release of a report on the third anniversary of the UPA government in New Delhi on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal
blasts in Gorakhpur Gorakhpur,
Three serial blasts
of low intensity in a span of 15 minutes in a crowded
shopping area of this temple city this evening left four
persons including a woman injured.
Mumbai blasts case: Ex-cop gets life term Mumbai, May 22
The special court set up under the Terrorism and Disruptive Activities Act to hear the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case today sentenced former police sub-inspector Vijay Krishna Patil to two terms of life imprisonment that will run concurrently.
held for possessing cocaine New
Delhi, May 22
cricketer Maninder Singh was today arrested by the
Delhi Police on charges of possessing cocaine. He
was arrested from his residence in East Delhi.
City Centre Scam SC
dismisses Today Homes petitions New Delhi, May
consideration the strong objections raised by the Punjab
government on the Delhi High Court’s jurisdiction in
entertaining the Ludhiana City Centre scam, the Supreme
Court has dismissed a set of petitions filed before it by
the Capital-based companies Today Homes, Today Hotels and
their top executives, main accused in the case.
Ludhiana, May 22
Two months after the state Vigilance Bureau (VB) booked 19 persons, including the former CM, in the
multi-crore Ludhiana City Centre scam, Chaudhary Jagjit Singh, former local bodies minister, became the first of the several high-profile accused to present himself for questioning before the VB officials today.
Editor-in-Chief, Publisher & Printer: H.K. Dua Published from The Tribune House, Sector
29-C, Chandigarh, India, 160030
for The Tribune Trust. Phone: (91-172)
2655066. Fax: (91-172)
Copyright : The Tribune Trust, 2006.