2007, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Dera undecided on apology All-religion delegation for changes in draft Chandigarh, May 24
After a series of deliberations, closed-door meetings, clarifications and assurances, the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda was undecided until late in the evening whether to tender a conditional or unqualified apology to Akal Takht to bring to an end the unsavoury controversy generated over the dera chief’s alleged imitation of Guru Gobind Singh and replication of the baptismal ceremony.
pulls up Makkar Chandigarh, May 24
The Akali leadership and the Punjab Government have not liked the spoilsport’s role by SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar yesterday to disrupt the amicable settlement with dera Sacha Sauda jeopardising the peace in the state.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, MPs, MLAs and district jathedars of the SAD at a meeting in Chandigarh on Thursday to review the political situation in the state.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
in SC on Dera row New Delhi,
Amidst a move to
initiate dialogue on the Dera Sacha Sauda controversy, the
Supreme Court has been approached in a public interest
litigation, seeking a direction to the centre, Punjab,
Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh administration
to take immediate steps to defuse tension in the region
and restore peace and public order.
Centre Scam Vigilance
sends 56 questions to Amarinder Bail for son,
son-in-law Ludhiana, May 24
The vigilance bureau
has begun the process of questioning former Chief Minister
by sending a list of 56 questions by post to him for his
alleged role in the city centre scam, alleged hawala
transactions, foreign property and other allegations that
had cropped up during the two-month long investigation.
sector to benefit Social
security Bill cleared New Delhi, May 24
The government today
cleared the introduction of a legislation to extend
benefits, life and disability cover, health and old age
pension, to workers in the unorganised sector on the first
day of the monsoon session of Parliament.
Lt-Col, Major die in copter crash Shimla, May 24
Both pilots were killed on the spot when a Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army crashed near Sungra in Kinnaur district this morning.
A senior Army official said that the Army Aviation Corps’ Cheetah
helicopter on a reconnaissance mission had taken off from Jalandhar in
Punjab but lost contact with the air traffic control around 10.50 a.m.
serial blasts 6
sentenced for landing arms, ammunition Mumbai, May 24
The special TADA
court today sentenced six persons, including two
associates of prime accused Tiger Memon, to prison, terms
ranging from five to fourteen years’ rigorous
imprisonment for their role in landing arms, ammunition
and explosives prior to 1993 serial blasts.
hopes to finalise N-deal soon Washington, May
Hoping that the
Indo-US nuclear deal would be finalised “very soon”,
secretary of state Condoleezza Rice has, however, noted
that there is a tendency to look at bilateral ties in the
context of the pact but, in fact, they have far more depth
for scrapping of Reliance SEZ Lucknow, May 24
Reversing the previous regime’s
decision, Bahujan Samaj Party government in Uttar Pradesh today decided
to recommend to the Centre, the scrapping the Special Economic Zone for
the Anil Ambani-led Reliance group for breaching rules.
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