BJP threatens to break ties
Mumbai, June 26
The Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party are locked in a bitter battle over the former's decision to support Congress candidate Pratibha Patil in the forthcoming presidential
election. Hours after Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray announced the
party's decision last evening, BJP leaders are threatening to break ties
with its oldest ally.
Cong seeks disqualification of Natwar New Delhi, June 26
In a bid to embarrass NDA-backed presidential nominee Bhairon Singh Shekhawat on the issues of constitutional propriety and conflict of interest, the Congress today moved a revised petition for the disqualification of former union minister K. Natwar Singh from the Rajya Sabha.
HIV-afflicted children be
protected against discrimination
SA win by 4 wickets Belfast (Ireland), June 26
Sachin Tendulkar’s valiant 99-run knock went in vain as a rock-solid Jacques Kallis, a known Team India nemesis, led South Africa to a four-wicket win in the first cricket one dayer here today.
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Bhopal, June 26
Several agitating teachers, demanding better salaries and designation, were lathicharged by the police today as they were advancing towards the Chief Minister’s residence.
Policemen take away one of the teachers demonstrating under the banner of Madhya Pradesh Shiksha Guarantee Guruji Sangh for regularisation of their services near the Chief Minister's residence in Bhopal of Tuesday. — PTI
Debate on Budget
Manpreet for common minimum programme Chandigarh, June 26
A conscientious decision on subsidies and freebies and political “collusion not collision” on a common minimum economic programme are the mantras on which Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal wants the unanimous support of the legislature for reviving the fiscal health of the state.
Running almost on time, the southwest monsoon today further advanced into some more parts of east Uttar Pradesh, remaining parts of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and northern parts of West Uttar Pradesh.
The monsoon’s harbinger finally
has its day. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
Indian second most influential in European market
London, June 26
India-born Anshu Jain, who heads global markets division of German banking giant Deutsche Bank, has been named as the second most influential person in Europe for the third year in a row.
Paris Hilton released from jail
Los Angeles, June 26
Hotel heiress Paris Hilton, who commanded as much attention behind the bars as on the Hollywood party scene, regained her freedom today after serving three weeks in jail for violating probation in a drunk-driving case.
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