2007, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
bail for dera chief Chandigarh,
Even as the Punjab
government has upped the ante on the Dera issue by
granting sanction to prosecute and arrest Dera Sacha Sauda
chief Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the Punjab and Haryana
High Court today came to the rescue of the beleaguered
Sant by granting him interim bail and also issued a notice
of motion to Punjab for August 6.
her, says Advani; NDA moves poll panel New Delhi,
Leader of Opposition
Lal Krishna Advani today reiterated his appeal to UPA
leaders to withdraw Pratibha Patil from the presidential
race and replace her with a suitable candidate of their
choice in the light of allegations levelled against her. (Details
must count By H. K.
President for the nation ought to have been a noble
exercise, but the people whose job it is to select
one have mucked it up. Their narrow outlook and
petty considerations have demeaned the highest
office of the land. It now stands shorn of the
dignity and aura it should normally exude. And no
actor in the power play is coming out with
private sector participation help
in universalising education?
spurns Rice advice on NAM New Delhi, June 29
Two days after United States
secretary of state Condoleeza Rice gave unsolicited advice to New Delhi
to dump Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), India today said it was not going to
do anything of the sort.
Milestone: Sachin Tendulkar raises his bat on reaching the 15,000-run mark in ODIs during the second one-dayer against South Africa on Friday. Tendulkar, playing in his 387th
one-dayer, became the first batsman in cricket history to reach the landmark. — AFP
(Details on Sports page)
called opposing Urdu ‘bad manners of Pak’ London, June 29
In a letter written 19 days before
his death, Mahatma Gandhi had admonished those who were opposing Urdu,
asking them not to copy "the bad manners of Pakistan with a
vengeance" while advocating that it should be jointly recognised
with Devanagari as national scripts.
MORE HEN: An Indian Moorhen, commonly known as “Jal Murgi”, has laid eggs under the flowery umbrella of lotuses at the Nature Observatory in Sector 26 of Chandigarh. Only about a half-a-dozen Jal Murgis have been sighted at the observatory. The male Jal Murgi protects the eggs till they are hatched and, within hours, the hatchlings take to the water to learn how to swim, with a little help from seniors.
— Tribune photo by Karam Singh
stigma: Father forced to deliver baby Two doctors suspended Lucknow, June 29
Chief Minister Mayawati tonight
suspended two doctors of Lala Lajpat Rai Medical College in Meerut where
an HIV positive woman was denied institutional delivery by the doctors.
The two doctors who were suspended are head of the gynaecology and
obstetrics department Dr Abhilasha Gupta and junior doctor Dr Urmila.
The prompt decision brought some relief to the harassed family, which
went through a traumatic experience last night when the father had to
act as midwife and deliver a baby boy in the labour room.
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