2007, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
It’s Pratibha Patil New Delhi, June 14
In a historic move and after some rapid fire confabulations throughout the day to hammer out a consensus, the Congress-led UPA and the Left parties zeroed in on Rajasthan Governor Pratibha Devisingh Patil as their nominee for the high office of President.
Left, UPA make their Prez choice
Pratibha Patil — Former Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Maharashtra minister, currently
Governor of Rajasthan
Pratibha Patil’s name emerged? New Delhi,
match for selecting the UPA presidential nominee had all
the drama, with political parties experiencing highs and
lows. At the end of the day, the match ended in a tie, but
the day was carried over the pressure group of Left
parties, NCP, DMK, and the RJD.
off, Indian soars again New Delhi,
The 13,000 agitating
employees of ‘Indian’ called off their strike this
afternoon following an agreement with the management over
wages, career progression and arrears. With this, the
services are expected to return to normal by tomorrow.
custody till June 27 Please
ask them to hang me: Chahal Ludhiana,
“Please ask them
(police) to hang me or give me death. I can’t tolerate
more torture.” pleaded B.I.S. Chahal during a hearing in
the attempt to murder and land grab cases in a local
court, which sent him to judicial custody till June 27, in
central jail here today.
F-1 on Delhi’s radar New Delhi:Though motorsports do not come under the purview of the Indian Olympic Association, the apex sports body in the country is now dreaming big to bring Formula One racing to India.
(Details on Sports
Panel formed to review probe
Kingston, June 14
Two days after the police closed the three-month investigation into Bob Woolmer’s death, the Jamaican government has announced the appointment of a committee to “review” the high-profile probe.
Aqeel cleared of drug possession charges Dubai, June 14
Celebrity disc jockey Aqeel was
today discharged in a case of drug possession, about two weeks after he
was allegedly caught with ecstasy tablets in his bag at the
international airport here, his lawyer Ashish Mehta said.
President sacks govt Ramallah, June 14
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
today declared a state of emergency, fired Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh
of Hamas, dismantled the Hamas-Fatah coalition saying he would form a
Computer snag may delay
Atlantis return More worries
for Sunita Williams Houston, June 14
A crippling flaw in the crucial
Russian computers on board the International Space Station has added to
the problems of Atlantic Space Shuttle whose return to earth with
Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams and six others is likely to be
A NASA photo shows astronaut Sunita
L. Williams using a computer in the Unity node of the international space station.
— AP/PTI photo
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