dissects Gujarat debacle New Delhi,
A day after its dismal
performance in the crucial Gujarat Assembly poll, Congress
leaders involved with the campaign cited the lack of a
charismatic leader who could counter Narendra Modi and the
party’s inability to respond aggressively to the BJP
leader’s communal campaign as key reasons for the party’s
Sharif barred from polls for life
Islamabad, December 24
Former premier Nawaz
Sharif has been permanently disqualified from contesting any
election or holding any public office because of his
conviction in a hijacking case, Pakistan’s attorney general
Malik Qayyum has said.
stays order against Islamabad HC The Supreme Court
on Monday struck down an order of the Lahore High Court
staying the establishment of the Islamabad High Court and
forbade it from hearing the matter anymore. A three-member
Bench of the high court had stayed the formation of the
federal court under a constitutional amendment introduced by
President Pervez Musharraf on the eve of the lifting of the
emergency on December 15.
expects to be PM after next LS polls New Delhi,
Mayawati expects to
become the Prime Minister after the next general elections.
“I expect the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) under my leadership
to take charge of governance in India,” she said in an
interview to Hong Kong-based CFO Asia magazine.
ATM transaction fee: RBI Mumbai, December
ATM users now have a
reason to cheer. From April 1, 2009, they may not have to pay
service charge for using any ATM if a proposal by the Reserve
Bank goes through.
City Centre Scam Amarinder, kin
among 35 asked to appear in court Ludhiana, December 24
Former Punjab Chief Minister
Amrinder Singh, his son Raninder Singh alias Tikku, son-in-law Raminder
Singh alias Richi, and former local bodies minister Jagjit Singh, an
associate of Amarinder family, Chetan Gupta were among the 35 accused,
summoned today by a court to face trial in the City Centre scam case.
Sessions judge G. K. Rai issued the summoning orders today after the
completion of scrutiny of challan containing more than 20,000 pages.
visit rocks Punjab House Chandigarh, December 24
Senior Pakistani journalist Aroosa
Alam’s arrival in the state rocked the Assembly today for a while.
Aroosa, who claims to be a friend of former Chief Minister Amarinder
Singh, arrived here last evening and left for Patiala later in the
evening accompanied by former Chief Minister to stay at Moti Bagh
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