November 11, 2007,
Chandigarh, India Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Burns Mamata quits
Lok Sabha Two killed in fresh violence Kolkata,
TMC leader Mamata Banerjee resigned
from the Lok Sabha today in protest against the violence in Nandigram. RSP
minister in West Bengal Kshiti Goswami (PWD) also expressed his desire to
resign from the state government “in protest against the CPM's
vandalism” in Nandigram.
Guv’s Statement Left expresses
displeasure New Delhi, November 10
Stung by West Bengal Governor
Gopalkrishna Gandhi’s strong statement on Nandigram, Left leaders today
conveyed their displeasure to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and urged the
Centre to ensure that the Governor does not go public with his criticism of
the state government.
Defiant Bhutto vows
to continue struggle PPP chairperson and former
premier Benazir Bhutto spent a hectic Saturday after the government ended
her detention and vowed to proceed with plans to launch a pro-democracy
“long march” from Lahore on November 13. Bhutto went to meet deposed
Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, visited a protest camp set up by
journalists to express solidarity with their struggle against draconian
curbs and met representatives of the civil society organisations.
talks tough on terrorism
Islamabad, November 10
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf
today said rising extremism and suicide attacks in the country will not be
tolerated and will be put down with a firm hand, a day after a bomber blew
himself up inside a federal minister’s house killing four in Peshawar.
judge spends Diwali in confinement Islamabad, November 10
While Hindus worldwide celebrated
Diwali, the only Hindu and one of the senior-most judges of Pakistan's
Supreme Court spent the day alone, under house arrest and solitary
confinement because he has refused to support what he considers
“unconstitutional action by the military regime”.
docs win legal battle in UK
London, November 10
Indian doctors on Highly Skilled
Migrants Programme (HSMP) visas in the UK should be treated on par with
their European counterparts, a court here ruled. A High Court bench
comprising Lord Justice Sedley, Lord Justice Maurice Kay and Lord Justice
Rimer gave the landmark ruling on a petition by the British Association of
Physicians of Indian Origin, challenging a ‘discriminatory’ advice by
the Department of Health to National Health Service (NHS) employers.
N-Pause Govt makes fresh bid to
persuade Left New Delhi, November 10
With no signs of any meeting ground between
the UPA and Left parties on the Indo-US nuclear agreement, Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh today made yet another attempt to persuade the Left leaders to
allow the government to approach the International Atomic Energy Agency to
negotiate India-specific nuclear safeguards.
Sandhu, 3 jawans killed in gunbattle Chandigarh, November 10
Major Varinder Singh Sandhu of 52
Rashtriya Rifles was killed in an encounter with terrorists near Pattan in
Baramulla district yesterday. Three soldiers and five terrorists were also
killed in the 72-hour-long gunbattle that ended yesterday.
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