2007, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
calls for peace BJP rules out
replacing Vasundhara Raje as CM New Delhi, June 2
Concerned about the
caste conflict going out of hand, Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh held a meeting with BJP leaders, including Leader of
the Opposition L K Advani, here today impressing upon them
the need to restore order in Rajasthan. In video (56k)
"I appeal to all the people of Rajasthan and also those in neighbouring states to maintain peace and calm. I appeal to all sections of society to desist from actions which may lead to further violence and distress and which will disrupt the lives of ordinary citizens."
Protesters from the Gujjar community shout slogans in Sikandra, Rajasthan, on Saturday. Demanding special government privileges, they blocked roads and damaged railway tracks, stranding thousands on the fifth day of protests that has killed 23 persons. — Reuters
123 Pact India, US ‘very close’; differences remain New Delhi, June 2
It is official now. India and the United States have come “very close” to signing the 123 agreement but there is no agreement as of today or in the near future.
MLA Bajwa’s brother held Batala, June 2 The police arrested a brother of a former Punjab public works department minister in a case of “attempt to murder” from his house in Qadian township early this morning.
degrees in Hisar Chandigarh, June 2
North-west India reeled under severe hot weather conditions with
the mercury rising further in the region, touching 45.6°C at Hisar. The
maximum temperature hovered above normal by three degrees celsius in
Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
’71 War Missing Indian families comb Pak jail Lahore, June 2
About a dozen Indian men and women today scanned records and visited cells at a Pakistani jail in an effort to trace family members missing since the 1971 war between the South Asian rivals, officials said.
Nirmala Kaur holds a picture of her missing husband, Assa
Singh. — Reuters
per cent cast vote Hamirpur,
Around 59.5 per cent voters cast their votes in the 17 assembly segments
for the Hamirpur byelection today. The polling remained peaceful and no
untoward incident was reported form anywhere. (Details
on Himachal page)
chief’s arrest Sant
Samaj goes soft, SAD(A) sticks to hard line
The Gurmat Sidhant Pracharak Sant Samaj today served an ultimatum on the
Central, Punjab and Haryana governments for arresting Dera Sacha Sauda
head baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by June 18, failing which it will
launch a peaceful protest by courting arrest. (Details
on Punjab page)
go desi, with a vengeance New Delhi, June 2
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