2007, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
backs Shekhawat Vice-President
says he will be happy if consensus can be achieved on
Kalam New Delhi, June
The ongoing battle of
nerves for the country’s top post took an interesting
turn today evening when Vice-President Bhairon Singh
Shekhawat, who has the support of NDA, said here that he
would be happy if consensus could be achieved on the
candidature of President A P J Abdul Kalam.
front wants Kalam Chennai, June
The third front which
was baptized today as the United National Progressive
Alliance (UNPA) wants President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to
continue for the second consecutive term as the ruling
United People's Alliance (UPA) nominee is a “joke on the
nation” and many parties have reservation about
vice-president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat to be the country's
in soup over remarks on veil New Delhi,
Presidential candidate Pratibha Patil today found herself
at the centre of controversy over her remarks on the veil,
with historians and Muslim groups terming them
historically inaccurate. The Rajasthan Governor had at a
function in Udaipur yesterday said the 'purdah' system
began in India after the Mughal invasion to protect women
from the invaders.
Chahal get temporary reprieve New Delhi,
The Supreme Court
today brought to the centrestage its ruling on the
efficacy of the anticipatory bail and directed the Punjab
and Haryana High Court to take it into consideration while
deciding the pending petitions of accused persons in the
Ludhiana City Centre scam accused, including former Chief
Minister Amarinder Singh on July 4.
stays Kohli extradition New Delhi,
deportation of Maninder Pal Singh Kohli to the UK for
trial in British schoolgirl Hannah Foster rape and murder
case was stayed by the Delhi High Court today while
accepting his appeal against the order of the extradition
made: Mukherjee Singapore,
advancements have been made in the talks on civil nuclear
deal with the US, India has said "certain"
aspects have to be sorted out but there is no certainty of
the final agreement coming through this year.
No coconuts for deity Mumbai, June 18
Acting on the advise of an Israeli
security agency, the trustees of the Siddhivinayak temple here have
banned devotees from offering coconuts, garlands and bouquets to the
No hike in petrol prices: Deora Srinagar: The government ruled out any immediate increase in petrol and diesel prices despite a spurt in international crude oil prices. “We have no plans to hike prices of petrol or petroleum products for the time being,” Union Petroleum Minister Murli Deora told reporters here.
Quattrocchi may sue
Indian leaders Buenos Aires, June 18
Fresh from a legal success in the extradition case against him, Italian
businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi now intends to sue unnamed Indian
political leaders for carrying out “political persecution” against
Chandigarh, June 18
As the state is facing a serious financial resources squeeze, there will
hardly be any scope for Punjab finance minister Manpreet Badal to
present a path-breaking budget in the state assembly on June 20. As
Manpreet Badal will be presenting his maiden budget on that day, a
testing time is ahead for him.
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