2007, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Id prayers turn
bloody, ex-minister Sherpao escapes unhurt 54
die in Pak suicide attack Islamabad, December
At least 54 people were
killed and over 100 injured today when a suicide bomber blew
himself up during Id prayers in a packed mosque in
north-western Pakistan in a bid to target former interior
minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, who escaped unhurt.
Mubarak! Happy hugs after Id al-Adha prayers at Hazratbal in Srinagar on Friday. Id al-Adha, or the feast
of sacrifice, is Islam’s second biggest annual festival and marks the prophet Abraham’s readiness to
sacrifice his son Ismael on the orders of God. — Tribune
photo by Mohd Amin War
Notice to Keshubhai, two MPs
suspended New Delhi, December
Cracking its whip against the rebels in Gujarat, the BJP on Friday issued show cause notices to veteran leaders Keshubhai Patel and Kashiram Rana, and suspended two of its Lok Sabha members for “hurting” party’s interests during the Assembly polls.
Maha trouble: Rane attacks Deshmukh New Delhi/Mumbai, December 21
Dissidence in the Congress in Maharashtra flared up in the open with senior minister Narayan Rane today targeting Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh saying he was “not happy” with the government’s functioning, escalating the political battle over leadership change.
Soma Patel: I will work
for Cong Ahmedabad, December 21
After being suspended from the BJP, Surendranagar MP Somabhai Patel today came down heavily on Chief Minister Narendra Modi and said he would “work for the Congress” in Gujarat.
to have force on lines of NSG Chandigarh,
The union government
has agreed to the Punjab government’s proposal for setting
up a contingent of the Special Security Guards on the
pattern of the National Security Guards. The Centre has
agreed to lend full financial assistance to Punjab for
setting up this special force.
A Tribune Debate
Judges vs Judges An article by Harish Salve, “Make the Consitution a living
reality”, appears on the editorial page today. This is the sixth in the series. More articles by eminent advocates and experts will follow.
Cops missing in Dantewada killed Raipur, December 21
The extremists have killed all 12 policemen, who went missing after an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada forests, police sources said today. The extremists also looted 11 self-loading rifles and an AK-47 rifle from the policemen, they told PTI.
Australia calls back Haneef Melbourne, December 21
In an embarrassment to the Australian government, the Federal Court today restored the work visa of Indian doctor Mohd Haneef, nearly five months after he was exonerated of the terror charges in connection with the failed UK car bombings.
Haneef (27), who was now free to work in Australia, was pleased to have
cleared his name but was yet to decide whether to return from India, his
lawyer Peter Russo said.
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