2007, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
violated: EC Modi
or Cong? Results by 10 am today New Delhi,
Even as Gujarat today
waited with bated breath with counting of votes in the
fiercely contested Assembly elections to be taken up tomorrow,
the Election Commission today took exception to Congress
president Sonia Gandhi and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi for “violating the model code of conduct”.
should have called me: Keshubhai
Ahmedabad, December 22
Slapped with a show-cause
notice by the BJP for indulging in “anti-party”
activities, Keshubhai Patel today criticised the central
leadership, saying that it would have been better if he had
been asked to explain his views in person.
New Delhi, December 22
Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh appears to have got a reprieve for
now but his bete noire Narayan Rane also has something to
cheer about with Congress president Sonia Gandhi assuring him
that his “grievances” would be looked into.
kills wife, packs off body in suitcase Gurgaon, December 22
A 30-year-old commerce
ministry official was found dead near her residence at a posh
colony in this satellite town and the police claimed she was
murdered by her estranged husband.
A file photo of Archana, whose body was found in a briefcase (above left) near her residence in Gurgaon on Friday night.
(Inset) Rohit Pagare who was taken into police custody on Saturday. — PTI
Gas Pipeline Review policy
towards Iran, says CPM New Delhi, December 22
Maintaining that the Bush
administration’s “fabricated” stand against Iran had been exposed,
the CPM today called upon the UPA government to review its
“shortsighted and harmful” policy towards Iran and tell the country
what steps were being taken to ensure that the Iran-Pakistan-India gas
pipeline project becomes a reality.
patients in Dhaka a wrecked lot Dhaka, December
They are among the most
unwanted and vulnerable women in Bangladesh. Living with
fistula, a devastating injury that occurs during childbirth
and causes urinary and faecal incontinence, these women face
unimaginable trauma and social discrimination.
takes on schoolgirls
Firozabad, December 22
The police today hit
schoolgirls with batons and pulled them by their hair as
they staged a demonstration here to protest the murder of
their principal. Nearly 100 students of S.R Gyaneshwari
Higher Secondary School squatted on the national highway
near the Asafabad crossing here this morning to protest the
murder of Santosh Kumar Dhakra yesterday, school authorities
worst in implementation of midday meal scheme Chandigarh, December 22
Eight years after People Union for
Civil Liberties (PUCL) filed the right to food petition in the Supreme
Court of India, starvation deaths remain a reality. In the last interim
application filed before the apex court in this longest continuing
mandamus on right to food anywhere in the world, the petitioners listed
5,957 fresh deaths due to hunger. They added that the state governments
were still not ready to admit to starvation deaths.
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