Jaipur, May 30
One person was killed today and five were injured in police firing to quell Gurjar protesters who torched several government offices in Rajasthan's Bayana town, taking the toll to 15 as the agitation over the ST quota issue spread to several parts of the state.
Members of the Gurjar community protest at Kama Khoh village in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan on Wednesday. ó PTI
Boy from Kotkapura tops IIT entrance Kotkapura, May 30
Known as one of the biggest cotton markets of the country, this town today hogged limelight for another reason when its resident, Achin Bansal, topped the Indian institute of technology joint entrance examination.
the Indian industry been
discharging its social
March Today Sikh bodies promise peaceful protest Chandigarh, May 30
Appreciating the firm resolve to continue the social boycott of Dera Sacha Sauda as envisaged in the one-page Gurmata issued by Sikh clergy from Akal Takht yesterday, various Sikh organisations have promised a peaceful protest march from historic Fatehgarh Sahib tomorrow.
Bail to Raninder, Raminder Punjab moves Supreme Court New Delhi, May 30
The Punjab government today filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court seeking the cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted to Raninder Singh
Tikku, son of former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, and Raminder Singh alias
Richie, son-in-law of the former CM, by the Punjab and Haryana High Court last week in the Ludhiana City Centre scam.
convicted in fodder scam Ranchi, May 30
A special CBI court today convicted
39 people of fraudulently withdrawing Rs 7.21 crore from Ranchi treasury
in the 1990s but acquitted three others, including a former treasury
officer of the charges.
talks from today New Delhi, May 30
US under secretary for political
affairs Nicholas Burns is coming here tomorrow on a three-day official
visit to explore if his negotiations on the 123 agreement could yield a
deal before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President George W Bush
meet in Germany less than 10 days later.
stares farmerís widow Dhurkot (Barnala), May 30
About four months ago, poverty and
indebtedness compelled a Jat Sikh, Bhola Singh (37), a marginal farmer
from Dhurkot village, about 20 km from Barnala, to accept a job at Rs
1,800 per month in a harvester factory at Handhiaya, near Barnala.
Rs 25 cr for Amritsar New Delhi, May 30
The Centre has agreed in principle to sanction Rs 25 crore for developing Amritsar as a major tourist destination.
Chandigarh, May 30
In the wake of courtís strong disapproval of his repeated non-appearance and with the Vigilance Bureauís shadow looming large over him,
B.I.S. Chahal, media adviser to former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, finally appeared before the Punjab and Haryana High Court today.
B.I.S. Chahal appears in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
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